Bangkok is a bustling energy filled raucous city and a visit requires a hotel property that is a tranquil oasis – which you will discover at our favorite boutique property known as The Siam. Step into your private urban sanctuary; a stunning, luxury hotel, replete with exquisite art and antiques and set amidst three acres of lush gardens on the Chao Phraya River, adjoining Bangkok’s must-see historical and cultural attractions.
Sightseeing can begin on the banks of the river by stepping off the pier onto The Siam private boat – avoid the crowded streets and begin your sightseeing from the comfort of the private boat.
Silent marble corridors flank a central glass covered atrium courtyard, lush with towering tropical plants and reflection pool. Suites and Villas are spacious and each uniquely decorated Art Deco inspired rooms with Thai heritage antiques. Only 39 rooms, set amid three acres of tropical waterfront beside the Chao Phraya River, The Siam was designed by noted architect and hotel guru Bill Bensley. The standard rooms are actually large suites with high wooden ceilings and massive bathrooms. The luxury hotel is decorated with the owner’s personal collection of stunning antiques, the quiet here will make you wonder if you are really in bustling Bangkok! So many choices: in the main residence, the light-drenched Riverview Suites offer dreamy Chao Phraya vistas and a stylish salon for lazy breakfasts. For your own plunge pool, retreat to the separate river view Pool Villas, which boast private lush courtyard gardens and an open-air roof terrace. Crave extra space? The Jim Thompson relocated antique teak house Connie’s Cottage, has a bedroom upstairs and lavish living area below, it was shipped downriver from Ayutthaya by curio collector and good friend of silk legend Jim Thompson, Connie Mangskau. Local history and quaint Thai cottage combination, cue the music and order the frosty cocktails!
Picture perfect pool Villas are private and spacious, each individually decorated.
Grand and elegant Opium Spa – full service Thai massage, hair and nail salon, gym and if inclined, a tattoo parlor, Sak Yant tattoos are a sacred Thai tradition.
Sak Yant – Increasingly well-known throughout the world, Sak Yant tattoos are a sacred Thai tradition, available in an authentic small salon decorated with stunning ancient art pens.
Muay Thai kick boxing. Train for a day under the expert coach as a “Muay Thai” fighter with a tailored program to fit your skill and fitness level and gain a deeper understanding of Thailand’s national sport. The gym is frequented by Thailand’s Royal family, the Palace is right down the road! Look for the little Yorkie dog’s and Royalty is nearby! Yoga classes and meditation also offered.
Dining – The Chon Restaurant serves classic Thai cuisine in a garden setting on the Chao Praya River, I loved the Pomelo prawn salad, Chef is happy to share the recipe! The pier located directly in front of the restaurant is the perfect setting for a pre-dinner cocktail or after dinner cognac. A small chef table area can also be reserved for private cooking class.
Riverside Infinity pool overlooking the Chao Phraya River, a small private movie theatre and a quiet book filled library round out the amenities. Just like home, come relax and enjoy the spirit of The Siam.
Personal service abounds – the inside hotel team can arrange impossible to reserve dinners at Gaggan and all the top Bangkok restaurants. Private taxi hires insure safety and comfort- they know everyone and provide seamless personal service.
Highly recommend and our clients agree!