My husband and I stayed at the Siam@Siam for three nights in February and would rate it as one of the top hotels we have ever stayed in.
To be honest, I hate pretentiousness. That’s why after reading some of the reviews prior to our trip, I was a bit wary of the whole “Design” thing (not to mention of a restaurant called “Partyhouse One”…) I needn’t have worried. The “design” is absolutely stunning – yes, it is all concrete and wood and glass and bronze but all the colours and materials beautifully and consistently complement each other and actually give the place a very warm feel. True, it might not be to everybody’s taste – if you prefer Victorian country houses with plush carpets, velour curtains and frilly lampshades, the Siam@Siam might not be for you. But if you like clean modern lines, earthy tones and the odd expressionist touch, this is a truly lovely - and unusual - place to stay.
Our room preferences made by email beforehand were completely honoured and our room was on the 21st floor overlooking the National Stadium. Having read the reviews, we were also surprised how bright the room and bathroom were (you can open some glass panels separating the bathroom from the bedroom and let in extra natural light that way).
Staff were absolutely lovely – always polite and helpful without anybody being overbearing or trying to force anything on us that we hadn’t asked for. I am not quite sure how some reviewers can complain about staff members being “impolite” or “insincerely polite” (which one is it now?!?) In our experience, everybody whose eye we met would smile and say hello, anything we asked for was provided within minutes, room maintenance was immaculate and service in both restaurants (Partyhouse One and the Rooftop restaurant) excellent. The breakfast buffet was substantial and of good quality.
As for restaurant prices, yes, of course they are substantially above the Thai average but then you know that when you opt to eat in your hotel rather than venture out and find a more reasonable local place. We ate at Partyhouse One once and found that there were a range of dishes (pasta, noodles, rice dishes) available at under 600 Baht. There wasn’t much of an atmosphere but that night, we had simply opted for convenience. Upstairs you do pay for the view (the veal pasta I had was delicious but the size was that of a starter and for the price you would have been forgiven for thinking it should have been fillet steak) so it might make sense to eat downstairs and then just go for a drink in the rooftop restaurant afterwards.
The infinity pool certainly is innovative and the view breathtaking although the sundeck has a bit of a confined feel to it. Of course, the beauty of overlooking the National Stadium means that you get to watch football games for free! We were there for the university final and got to watch rehearsals for the opening ceremony and half-time entertainment the night before (yes, quite noisy but there was nothing the hotel could have done about it). We were, however, amazed by how peaceful and friendly match day was – supporters of the two teams (in pink and yellow – can’t remember who won) just mingled and celebrated together all day – no shouting, jeering, abuse or anything else we are so accustomed to in the Premier League every weekend!
Much has been said about the great location (next door to the Skytrain and all the main shopping malls). While shopping isn’t so important to us, we found that the Siam@Siam’s central location meant that we were picked up last and dropped off first on any tours we had booked (Loy Nava cruise, Ayutthaya Grand Pearl excursion) – rather than having to spend time in a minivan driving round Bangkok picking up other guests!
In all, we would thoroughly recommend a stay at this hotel and would make it our first choice if we were to stay in Bangkok again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel offers 203 artistically appointed rooms featuring high ceilings, large clear bay windows and all modern amenities. The rooms' striking, dramatic interior designs reflect the artistic creativity that brings a new dimension to stylish easy-living - a truly refreshing approach to the way you see, feel and experience your environment. The hotel offers the very best in the way of creative artistry, combined with luxury and the highest standards of comfortable living. Accommodation units breathe sophisticated style and class. Facilities on offer to guests at this fully air-conditioned establishment include a hotel lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service, lift access, currency exchange facilities, a newspaper stand and a hotel safe. Internet access is available, and additional facilities include a bar, pub, café and a restaurant. Room and laundry services are provided (fees apply to laundry services), and guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the nearby car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Siam@Siam Design Hotel And Spa
- Siam Design Hotel
- Siam Design Bangkok