The Siam

BANGKOK, THAILAND

“I visited the Siam just after it opened in June 2012 and although there were a few launch hiccups, it has to be one of the best hotels in Bangkok for combining contemporary style and authentic Thai accents. The 39 rooms mix wooden paneled walls, monochrome color schemes and antiques. It is situated on the banks of the Chao Praya river which provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Pool Villa Riverview are some of the best, which combine the riverside views of a Riverview Suite with a private pool (the only private pool villas in Bangkok).

Obviously, you want great Thai food in Bangkok, and Chon Thai Restaurant serves some of the best I tasted during my visit. I was so impressed that I also booked into one of their cookery lessons so I could recreate their regional dishes once I returned home! That’s not the only opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture, either - the hotel also has Tai Chi, Yoga and a fully equipped Muay Thai boxing ring with tuition available at all levels.”
- Trusted friend Katherine Pickle, London
(Date Experienced: July 2012)

Great for
A city break that feels personal and authentic to Thai culture, while remaining a top-notch hotel service- and design-wise.

With whom
Best for adults and older kids.

Memorable moment
My first Muay Thai lesson in the Siam’s lovely gym. I’m hooked!

Best time to go
The cooler season, mid-November to mid-February.

Be aware
Traffic gets bad in the city and it can be hard to make your way to and from the hotel when you head out sightseeing. Plan ahead and think about using the hotel’s shuttle boat instead. Also, keep a card with the hotel’s address written in Thai.

Price
$400 and up per night.

Contact
www.thesiamhotel.com

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