Stayed at the Siam@Siam in Feb 2010 and first impressions were WOW! Its like a hip trendy New York hotel.
The minute you arrive at the hotel, you are taken aback by the wonderful decor, house music, friendly staff and fantastic ambience of the whole hotel.
We had a standard room on the 16th floor with lovely city views. Buffet breakfast served daily was of a 5 star hotel standard catering for both Western and Eastern tastes (although I wasnt feeling adventurous enough to try the steamed salmon steaks and tofu and veg noodles for breakfast first thing in the morning).
You must make your way up the the rooftop bar for a cocktail. An amazing experience at sunset. The restaurant up there isnt the best though. We had the 'StoneGrill' where they bring out a heated stone slab and you cook your own meat however, since we were so high up, the winds constantly cooled my stone down and it took a while for dinner to cook!
The hotel has many warning pamphlets in each room about theives, con men and shonky tuk tuk drivers. Be sure to read these carefully and keep your bag tight close to your body when travelling in Tuk Tuks. Also, a good rule of thumb is generally, dont talk to locals if they ask you where your from. its more than likely they are the con men the hotel's referring too and they usually want to take you to jewellery shops to get some sort of commission.
The majority of the local Bangkok Thai people are good people. Very friendly and generally shy so if someone starts asking you questions, like where your from or where your going, good chance that there is an alternative motive.
Back to the hotel though - The hotel provides 3 computer terminals at reception with complimentary internet.
Location wise, very conveniently located within a 10 minute walking distance to the MBK (huge shopping mall with over 2000 shops). Tuk Tuks across Bangkok (to most temples or the Grand Palace) shouldnt cost any more than 100B (about $4 aussiedollars). Just be sure to negotiate the price before you get in the car to avoid problems.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel offers 221 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