Siam@Siam Design Hotel & Spa
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We flew Air Asia into Bangkok's DMK airport, nice plant but she was a tad bumpy the whole way here. Another stamp on the passport at least no VISA required here. After collecting our luggage we changed the last of our USD into Baht for our taxi trip to the hotel.
Had no idea where to go but did a bit of research on how much it should cost …
... ok then another bump and I wasn’t feeling great again eventually I perched on the floor of the boat and then as we pulled up at Koh Tao the sea was gentle again so moving out of the way so people could sit down I sat next to the guy who I rudely wedged in between on my way down the stairs and spoke to him whilst they got passengers on and off the boat. Kayleigh and Liam who came down from upstairs saw me and said they were going to sit inside with the air ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSiam@Siam Design Hotel & Spa Bangkok
We booked Siam@Siam design hotel & spa from the recommendation of our travel agent. We were not disappointed. It is located virtually under the National Stadium BTS station & 200Mts from MBK. There is also a Tesco Lotus just up the road. The Hotel has a lovely unique feel to it due to its design.
We were given a free upgrade to executive suite on check in which allows you to utilize the executive lounge on the 24th floor which has free drinks & canapés btwn 6-8PM. I would recommend an upgrade anyways as you will certainly make up the difference in the lounge. We also dined at the rooftop restaraunt which has excellent 360deg views of the skyline of Bangkok & great food if a little exe. The breakfast was fantastic with an array of choices. The service was 1st class & the hotel has a beautiful infinity pool & pool area.
Highly recommend this Hotel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Siam@Siam Design Hotel & Spa Bangkok
Stayed for 7 nights whilst exploring Bangkok. Booked with Asia rooms .Com and got a really good deal.
The hotel itself is only a 3 minute walk away from the Sky train station which is a great way to get around in Bangkok and is air conditioned, spotlessly clean with a security guard on every station. Not that they need it.
Jim Thompson House is literally the next street away and is an oasis of calm to visit and a must see if its your first time.
I stayed in a standard room on the 15th floor overlooking the National Stadium and the infinity swimming pool, which is very cool.
The hotel as the name suggests has a reasonable priced Spa and also a fully kitted out gym.
If you like to stay somewhere different/contemporary/funky then give it a go you wont be dissapointed. The rooms are spotless that get serviced twice a day and the staff are fantastic.
Pretty good hotel if your tastes are modern
We booked this through a Hong Kong travel agent as part of an add-on trip after we left Phuket. Our flight back to HK routed us through Bangkok, and we chose to stay 2 nights here just to get a taste of non-paradise Thailand.
I can't say I would want the decor in my own home. The walls and floors of the room are concrete. It just seems a little cold, but it didn't matter to us as we don't look at hotel decor much anyway.
The hotel is just 300 metres away from the National Stadium SkyTrain station, and one stop away from Siam (Central Station). It did make it convenient to get around. You are also close to the shopping with the MBK Center and Siam Square within walking distance.
The concierge helped with many things, and made our too short trip enjoyable.
My only beef was with the layout of the room. They don't provide an alarm clock, so make sure you have a way to tell time or remember to use the wakeup call. The hair dryer is located in the room itself, not in the washroom. And whoever installed the shower fixture in our room must have either thought that everyone was less than 5 feet tall. The top of the shower is at the 6 feet mark.
Hotel with a different touch of design
5 nights spent at Siam@Siam Design & Spa was one of the best in my many trips to Bangkok. This hotel does not have the usual hotel decor, in come artistic designs to the main lobby, very bare cement pillars and steels. This may sound a bit distasteful, but all the designs and the unusual decor has blended well together.
The decor within the lobby and recept continues into the room. Bare cements, interesting lamps, metals coffee tables, etc. Oh yes, and the bathroom has a sliding door that opens up into the room. So 2 doors to close when using it.
Some may not like the idea of the design and the hotel overall seems a bit dark. But for me, I truly enjoy my stay there, a break from the norm hotels like Baiyoke Sky, Pathuwan Princess, etc....
Breakfast was ok, but i got sick of it on the 2nd day. They never change their breakfast menu.
Highlight of the hotel would be the infinity the is perched high up on the 10th floor that gives a great view of the National Stadium and the city skyline. It gets a bit chilly though. Apart from that, I love the pool!
The hotal is located just a 5mins walk from the National Stadium train station. There seem to be a few reviews on the walk leading to the hotel from the station being dark and quite. Trust me it is not, i feel perfectly safe. The walk up to the hypermarket Tesco, another 5 mins walk up the streets seems a bit dark initially. I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.
One thing to note though, not many taxi drivers seem to know the location of the hotel because it is still relatively new. They just had a soft launch in Oct 06.So do get the hotel address in thai language. This will certainly help. Or you can tell the taxi driver it's just one lane after Jim Thomson's House, most drivers would have known Jim Thomson House.
I will defintely be staying in this hotel again on my next trip to bangkok.
I'd stay again in a heartbeat!
The hotel is impressive from the get go. in terms of design, the detailing is impreccable and the theme is consistent through out the hotel.
we had a biz. class double room which was HUGE. we had 2 queen beds, bath and shower. the room was very clean and they had added very nice touches like wrapping the hand towels in pandan leaves to make them smell great.
the service was great. staff were all very helpful adn freindly and no one tried to cajole us into going to any gem factories or anything. they were very helpful when i lost my contact lens down the sink and seemed genuinely aorry for my "loss".
we had 2 friends stay the night on our last ngiht and didn't get any complaints.
the toilets are not fully enclosed (i dont know if it's just the room we were in) and yiou can look into both the toilet and bath from the sink.. u might also get a few unsavoury sounds from your roommates :) make up's a hassle to put on too cos lighting isn't right anywhere.
room service menu isnt great. compared to the tons of cheap food only a stone's throw away, it was limited adn expensice (200+ bht for fried rice after taxes) but the food tasted good.
breakfast is good though. the passionfruit jam is amazing. have breakfast at the ground floor instead of the executive lounge cos that one's rubbish.
location's good. literally next to the national stadium station and an easy walk to MBK/siam area. the way back at night is really dark and kinda scary though.
the pool looks wonderful and there's a bar next to it. i don't know if it's just the day i went to the pool but i have a feeling that since it's high up off the ground level, the pool area is never nice and blazing adn always windy. depends on what you like i guess.
all in all, it was totally worth every cent. i even gave up chatuchak to stay in the hotel longer!
I've stayed at most of the top hotels in Bangkok in the last 2 years, and I can honestly say after a five night at Siam@SIam it became one of my favorites. It is not a five star hotel, and it will not compare in facilities or service to the likes of the Shangri La or the Oriental. But for $90 a night it doesn't have to. If you choose to stay here, you must have an open mind. There is lots of cement, steel and wood, but it is tastefully done with a lot of attention paid to detail. The hotel is literally a 4 minute walk to the BTS(sky train) and a 15 minute walk to Siam Square, one of Bangkok's great shopping destinations. The rooms are small but comfortable. The breakfast buffet is limited but good quality, and the staff really do try to accommodate.
Great location for shopping!!!
We stayed at the Siam@Siam Design Hotel for 5 nights from April 25 to 30. It was overall a very good experience and served our purpose of shopping very well. You are only a 3-4 minute walk from National Stadium Skytrain stop, a 5-8 minute walk on the above ground walkways from Siam Discovery and can walk from one mall to the next without stepping foot on the footpath until you reach Siam Paragon. MBK is also connected in this maze of walkways.
The staff were fantastic, always polite and willing to help with any question. Check in, quick and easy. We stayed in a Grand Biz room with executive privelages. It is very spacious with two queen beds,on a platform, a lounger, desk, good closet space, a very large bathtub with seprate shower. This was a corner room. The rooms, as the rest of the hotel iare very funky and and done out in bronze, gold color tones. Not the old style Thai, if that is what you are after, don't look here.
The only complaints with the rooms are: the beds are very hard and the room could be a bit dark at night.
Two lifts operating with not much waiting time. The pool area nicly done with and infinetly pool overlooking the city on the fourth floor with afternoon sun and cold beers. A nice area with internet and business services.
The decor througout the hotel is fun, modern and up to the minute. Staff dressed in orange and black, the girlsseating you in the bar area looking very elegant in their uniforms.
The bar downstairs was fun with good service and very good cocktails. We tried a different one every night.
Breakfast was okay, not bad, not the best. I would like to point out it is a new hotel and the price point is very good. It depends on what you are in BK to do. If you are going to be out all day ,what to come back to relax in a cool laid back atmosphere this is a really great place to stay. If I were looking for very first class stoggy service with all the bells and whistles I would look elsewhere. This place is for the young and young at heart. We have also stayed at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit and the Marriot Resort & Spa while in BK. All different experiences. All good.
I would stay at this hotel again.
New Stylish Boutique Hote
Just opened in November 2006 so everything is spanking new. Overall has a designer boutique hotel feel to the place with a lot of exposed concrete and splashes of orange which appears to be their signature colour. The common areas like the lobby and restaurant have a very modern feel to the place with quirky furniture. The infinity pool looks futuristic - but its quite small and not for those who are expecting a resort like pool. However I never saw a single person swim in it during my 3 day stay.
The room was a little too dark for my taste with a lot of exposed concrete again. The bathroom was spacious enough but getting into the bathtub was difficult as the tub was exceptional deep. The old or very young would have a very hard time getting in and out of the bath tub. The TV provided which hangs from the ceiling was a wee too small! I was kinda of expecting a plasma -like TV considering the hotel's futuristic feel.
Breakfast provided was so-so, not much choice. Things can get a little rushed in the morning if the hotel is full.
Staff were very accomodating and try their best to make recomendations. Hotel is just a 5 minute walk to the BTS station and 7 minutes from MBK centre. However the walk back from the station in the evening can be a little gloomy.
However for the price I paid - USD85net, I really can't complain about my experience. However if you like to have a little more life where you stay, then perhaps this is not the place for you.
I stayed at Siam @Siam Design for one night. The service was good. The Spa was relaxing. The food at the restaurant was good but expensive. The interior design of the hotel is very modern industrial. All the walls in the rooms and public areas are polished concrete. The accent colour is bright orange. I thought the effect of this design choice was particularly dark. The view from my room was fantastic.
Ich verbrachte einen Tag im Siam@Siam Design. Der Service war gut. Das Spa war entspannend. Das Essen im Restaurant war gut, aber teuer. Die Innenausstattung des Hotels ist ein sehr moderner Industriestil. Alle Wände in den Zimmern und den Gemeinschaftsbereichen sind aus poliertem Beton. Die Hauptfarbe ist ein leuchtendes Orange. Meiner Meinung nach wirkt das Hotel dadurch ziemlich düster. Die Aussicht von meinem Zimmer aus war fantastisch.
Ahh the openair infinity pool!
We stayed at the Siam @ Siam for 4 nights while we explored Bangkok. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay there. It is a new hotel, so very 'shiny' still. The room we stayed in was very nice, not huge but was very comfy and clean. The bathroom was interesting, with frosted glass panels into the bedroom area, but this seems to be quite common in newer hotels in Thailand. It was clean enough, but the shower was over the bath and the bath is quite deep and so a bit of a step if you're short! The really appealing aspect about the hotel was the open air infinity pool, which is really cool and has amazing views. Although it shuts at 6pm which in my opinion is too early after a hard day sightseeing. There is a bar / restaurant on the ground floor which was really lively and the food was great. The breakfast buffet had an impressive selection too. We tried out the spa one afternoon, which was really good, and we didnt have to prebook a treatment we just walked right in. Location wise it is literally a 5 min walk from National Stadium skyrail and the MBK centre, so very convenient for getting around Bangkok. There is also a Tesco Metro 5 mins the other way. If you can get a good webdeal I would definitely recommend staying here. I think we paid about 45 GBP per night, which was amazing value.