Hidden Bangkok: The Siam Hotel
If you think that Bangkok is just an urban city without any resort or a really nice place to relax, you are wrong! Thanks to the Sukosol Group, all of us can choose to relax in Bangkok, with their latest offering, The Siam Hotel. Set on 3 acres of verdant frontage along the city side of the Chao Phraya River, The Siam is a private 38-room luxury retreat located in Bangkok’s royal Dusit district.
Let me bring you on an adventure which I myself experienced and I’m just in awe by what I saw. Getting to The Siam Hotel, you can either take the taxi or take the limousine shuttle boat provided by the hotel. Of course, I chose the latter. I arrived at Saphan Taksin BTS and walked to Sathorn Bridge Pier.
Walk straight ahead and you can just wait at the pier for your shuttle boat.
Don’t just board any boat that docks here. Look out for the one which indicates “The Siam”.
Here comes the limousine shuttle boat!
Wow, you can either choose to enjoy the air conditioner or the natural breeze!
Indeed, it’s sort of a limousine on river. Definitely different as compared to the other boats you see travelling along Chao Phraya River.
Don’t just sleep or use your phone to Facebook and Instagram during the journey. Enjoy the beautiful buildings and temples along Chao Phraya River. Spotted here is the Riverside Hotel Dinner Cruise.
The journey was actually quite long of about 30 minutes, but well, at least I get to enjoy the sights during the ride.
Being greeted by this sight, I started thinking, am I still in Bangkok?
Who says there are no greeneries in Bangkok? You just have to know where to find one.
This is the main building where the suite rooms are housed. You have a do abit of walking to get to the building, but its fine because the place is just so beautiful. You will definitely feel so tranquil here.
If you arrive at The Siam Hotel by taxi, this is the first sight you will be greeted.
Natural lightings being used for this main building!
Proceed for check-in and head on up to your rooms. At The Siam Hotel, they have 3 Suite choices (Siam Suite, Mae Nam Suite and Riverview Suite) and 2 Villa choices (Pool Villa Courtyard and Pool Villa Riverview).
Suite features oversized King beds, double wardrobes, luggage racks and sinks, deep bathtubs and separate walk-in showers.
The technology at The Siam is indeed very advanced.
Pool Villa Courtyard
For absoloute privacy, retreat to an intimate Pool Villa and bask in Thai Colonial, Chinese or Art Deco surrounds. Every villa is awash with lush internal gardens and features a private swimming pool and open-air roof terrace, perfect for secluded sunbathing, evening cocktails or tête-à-tête dining.
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.
Pamper yourself at the nail and hair salon.
Want some quiet time alone to do some reading at the library?
How about having a game of pool?
Or catch a movie at the screening room?
At The Siam, you can even engage personal fitness trainers in the gym and luxury Muay Thai training centre or take a yoga or Tai Chi class on the outdoor terrace or pier.
Simply chill out at the infinity pool overlooking the Chao Phraya River.
At The Siam, guests are treated to a cultural experience like no other, with sublime service in a serene riverfront setting. Diverse dining options include: Chon, a signature Thai restaurant and cooking school where guests may savour and create 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.
Here’s something interesting…Do you dare to try it?
Expect to see lots of antiques in this hotel as the owner is a fond collector of antiques.
Rates start from 13,000 baht onwards and are inclusive of breakfast in the restaurant, complimentary WiFi property wide, butler service and private boat shuttle between hotel & Saphan Taksin central pier.
You can just literally stay in the resort and have all your activities done. An array of superlative amenities awaits you: restaurants, cooking school, bar, café, spa, gym, yoga terrace, Muay Thai boxing ring, beauty salon, library/cinema, infinity pool, gift/antiques gallery, conservatory and traditional Thai houses.
It is not near to BTS or the city. But since you are here for a retreat, it doesn’t really matter.
If you just want to relax in a resort and not intending to travel to the city very often, this is a good choice. But if you planning for a shopping spree, perhaps a hotel in the city would be more appropriate.