At a Glance
The only private pool villas in Thailand's capital city
Unique blend of Art Deco influences with traditional Thai heritage and design
With only 39 rooms, the Siam boutique in every sense of the word
Located in the historic Dusit district, home to Bangkok's ancient palaces
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November to April are the best months to visit Bangkok with the least rain. Temperatures are comfortable until March when the humidity increases. May, September and October are the wettest months and between June and August, you can still visit Bangkok although you will get some rain.
To start planning your vacation to The Siam
Set amidst 3 acres of verdant frontage beside the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok's historic Dusit district, The Siam is a wonderful boutique offering to Bangkok, crafted by renowned architect Bill Bensley.
With Art Deco inspired interiors, infused with antique Thai influences, The Siam has more the feel of a hip retreat than a traditional urban hotel. Rooms are spacious and stylish, and some even boast the ultimate luxury of a private pool - perfect for a hot tropical day in Bangkok.
The property features 39 of the capital's most spacious suites and pool villas as well as a uniquely historical Thai House, Connie’s Cottage, formerly home to renowned socialite Connie Mangskau. In this house Connie hosted an array of cosmopolitan characters, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Henry Ford, John Rockefeller and Roger Moore.
All rooms are outfitted with plush furnishings and luxury amenities, with super-sized king beds, high ceilings, their very own Art Deco-style living rooms with flat screen IPTVs and mini-bars as well as airy bathrooms with deep tubs and walk-in showers. Each suite is individually designed with a unique theme drawing on Thai life through the ages as well as original turn of the century oriental artwork and antiquities.
The Siam offers a number of dining options. At the signature restaurant, Chon Thai, you’ll savour an innovative yet classic palate that draws on Thailand’s finest produce, delivered farm to table with sublime service in a serene riverfront setting. The Deco Bar & Bistro also serves Thai cuisine, as well as more western-inspired dishes. Indulge in your sweet tooth at Cafe Cha, with a range of delicious pastries and cakes on offer.
The Siam is situated in the heart of the riverside Dusit district, home to ancient palaces. As well as an outdoor yoga platform and bath house with steam and sauna rooms, The Siam also features a Muay Thai boxing training center. There's a boat shuttle to ferry guests up and down the Chao Phraya River from the hotel's own pier, and a private barge for more leisurely explorations of Bangkok, the city of Kings.
Diverse dining options include: Chon, the signature Thai restaurant and cooking school with authentic Thai cuisine; the dapper Deco Bar & Bistro, which serves home-style meals as well as small plates set to live music in a jazzy atmosphere and Café Cha, the all day patisserie replete with shady verandah and garden - indulge in a range of freshly baked pastries while sipping perfectly brewed cups of coffee, tea or exotic local infusions. Adjacent to the infinity pool along the riverfront lawn, the Bathers Bar offers refreshing, light snacks, poolside bites and beverages. Sit back in your spacious daybed and sip on sunset cocktails while taking in the unencumbered, private views over the majestic Chao Phraya river.
Set in opulent surrounds and intimately private, the Opium Spa provides a haven for renewal and inspiration for lifestyle change. Choose from facial, body and massage therapies using chemical-free Sodashi products or indulge in a tailored multi-day spa package to suit your individual needs. Engage one of their personal fitness trainers in the gym and luxury Muay Thai training center or take a yoga or Tai Chi class on the outdoor terrace. Unwind in the Hammam-inspired Bath House with dry and steam saunas, steam showers and Jacuzzis. The Siam also boasts a kids’ and teens' spa treatment menu and a full-service hair and nail salon.
Mrs Nicola Dicketts (Guest)
Absolutely LOVED The Siam. Rooms were incredibly spacious and beautifully designed.
The food was fantastic and we had a beautiful and amazing meal there with an incredible setting - loved it! Simon and I had massages at the hotel which were dreamy. Also love the boat to take you into town. Super convenient and really fun way to see the city and be on the water - calming.
Jules Maury (Staff)
This is not a hotel, is the most glorious and eclectic mix of beautiful art, Art Deco furnishings and artifacts, parts of the original Jim Thompson houses and a mixture of perfect colonial heritage pieces. Their boat will take you anywhere from tea at the Mandarin Oriental to the wonderful Banglampoo area with its fantastic restaurants and bars, drop you at the central shopping area or the Palaces. You don't need to fight through the awful traffic, just take 'your' boat to anywhere you like down the wonderful river and walk. A dream by night and the pool and pool bar is a wonderful place to sit in the sun and relax in the afternoon before cocktails on their renovated junk which floats down the river at sunset. Wonderful room and great food, a real hidden gem.
Clare Barratt (Staff)
Stay here for a special occasion; it is not your typical city hotel as there are only two floors and 30 rooms in total making it more intimate. It is quite a bit further north up the river from the hub of the other hotels but it is much closer to some of the main attractions such as the grand palace.
Sarah Baxter (Staff)
Located on the waters edge slightly away from the center of town, this new hotel can be accessed by boat or by road. It is a hugely stylish property, which can be described as colonial with an art deco design. There are antiques throughout, and even an antique shop should you feel inspired by anything you see here. The Thai restaurant on the river side is a great place to enjoy some traditional delights, with a private dining option available. The very cool Deco Bar provide a fantastic atmosphere to enjoy a drink when the hotel is busy. While The Siam does not afford the views that the high rise hotels do, it is the only place in the city with private pool villas. With your own roof terrace and plunge pool, these villas provide a fantastic retreat from the city. For those who are staying in the main building in one of the suites, do not worry as there is a super main pool near the river. This is a brilliant option for those looking for something more unique for their stay in Bangkok.
This is just what the city needed. Not another high-rolling, full-throttle urban skyrise - there are plenty of those already - but something different, somewhere out of the scrum, where you can pause, stop, stay a few days. Up here in Dusit, where The Siam clings to the banks of the Chao Praya, all is calm and quiet, and crazily beautiful. The colonial vibe, the monochrome palette, the checkerboard paving and grass squares, the ravishing antique furniture, are like something out of a Geoffrey Bawa coffee-table book. The Sukosol family's labour of love is hotel as museum, as gallery, as installation. It features a wall of breathtaking Chinese ceramic work, a stone horse sculpture as old as time, a library over-spilling with ancient books and letters detailing a romantic time gone by, and endless vitrines holding curios and priceless trinkets. Deco-styled bedrooms have huge, crisp-sheeted beds, black-and-white tiled bathrooms and glorious artwork. There's a vast spa, elegant and considered, a cooking school, a screening room, a gym and a Muay Thai boxing ring. Outside by the pool, dove grey towels are loaded up on sunbeds; a restaurant perches in an original Thai teak house and French jazz whispers from speakers.
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Location & directions
The Siam is located in the historic Dusit district of Bangkok, close to the sights of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, the Grand Palace, Pak Khlong Flower Market, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and Jim Thompson's House.
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