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The Siam

  • Where:
  • Why:To avoid a boozy London New Year.
  • When:January 2019
  • Who:Me and speed-reading extraordinaire - Louis Simonon, (I still don’t believe he got through as many books as he said he did on holiday).
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The Siam Tired travelers bags strewn across the comfiest bed I have ever slept in. Walking through the Lobby.

Tired travelers bags strewn across the comfiest bed I have ever slept in. Walking through the Lobby.

The Siam Louis walking barefoot to the pool after I told him to stop dragging his spa slippers. TV room in the suite.

Louis walking barefoot to the pool after I told him to stop dragging his spa slippers. TV room in the suite.

The Siam Happier than I look, the arrival breakfast.

Happier than I look, the arrival breakfast.

The Siam One of the villa’s at The Siam. Entrance to the shallow pool.

One of the villa’s at The Siam. Entrance to the shallow pool.

The Siam And so the Lychee Martini’s begin, sitting looking out onto the river.
Exploring the local cocktail bars. ‘Brown Sugar’ was a short boat trip away with great live jazz.

And so the Lychee Martini’s begin, sitting looking out onto the river.
Exploring the local cocktail bars. ‘Brown Sugar’ was a short boat trip away with great live jazz.

The Siam The pool. Despite the hotel being close to capacity it felt as though we had the place to ourselves, which meant there was no one around to comment on my terrible swimming skills. My favourite meal including the Phad Phong Karee Talay curry I became obsessed with.

The pool. Despite the hotel being close to capacity it felt as though we had the place to ourselves, which meant there was no one around to comment on my terrible swimming skills. My favourite meal including the Phad Phong Karee Talay curry I became obsessed with.

Highs & Lows

  • The Phad Phong Karee Talay curry at the hotel’s Chon Thai restaurant. So good I had it twice.

  • Everyone who worked there was lovely - it was hard to leave.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Art deco luxury.

  • Vibe

    Gatsby goes East.

  • Location

    Situated on the river in the historical Dusit district, the area is often referred to as Bangkok’s ‘new’ royal city. The hotel’s private river boat keeps you connected to all the best restaurants, museums and gardens with a service running close to midnight.

  • Rooms

    39, a mixture of suites and villas.

  • Music

    Will take a stab in the dark here and say it’s 60’s Thai music. It was great.

  • Year Opened

    2012

  • Designed By

    Thai pop star Krissada Sukosol Clapp and iconic designer Bill Bensley.

  • Health & Wellness

    An outdoor gym, amazing spa and gym inclusive of its own Muay Thai boxing ring.

  • Restaurant

    One location, two menus. And a cafe at the front of the hotel for tea and cakes.

  • Bar

    Casual day bar by the pool.

  • Minibar

    Well - stocked, good for late night snacks. Though I didn’t manage to avoid the Matcha Kit-Kat…

  • Children

    Leave them behind…

  • Price

    London prices in Thailand.

  • Website

    http://www.thesiamhotel.com/

Weekend flea market, ’Made By Legacy’

Weekend flea market, ’Made By Legacy’

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Smalls cocktail bar

Smalls cocktail bar

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The Siam

The Siam

The Siam Hotel, Khao Road, Wachira Phayaban, Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand

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