We are in Bangkok for the first time for one day and one night (flying in at 9:30 am). We are dying to stay at The Siam, but from reviews I'm reading, many say it's not for 1st time visitors and not for short trips. The reason being the remote location in Dusit.
Our intent is to drop off our bags, sight see for most of the day, and return to the hotel to change for dinner/night out.
Can someone please shed some light on the location? What must-sees are close to that area and which ones would be too difficult to get to? Is it hard to arrange for private transportation to get us back to the hotel in the evening? (apparently the hotel's private water shuttle stops running by 8pm).
So the bottom line, is it worth it or not? Will we kill too much of our time commuting? Please advise.
Also, we are flying into and out of DMK, if that makes a difference.