Siam@Siam Design Hotel – A Unique Blend of Art, Luxury, and Thai Hospitality

As I made my way to Siam@Siam Design Hotel from the airport, I was not sure what to expect. The traffic was crazy and I wondered if staying in the heart of the city was a mistake. However, one of Bangkok’s busiest thoroughfares soon became a quiet soi and felt like I was escaping the rush. And as soon as I set eyes I the property, I had a feeling it was going to be pretty special. 

Today I wanted to share my genuine insight based on my visit to Siam@Siam in Bangkok equipping you with all you need to decide if it fits your Thailand adventure. I’ll delve into the hotel’s location, what you can find in the neighbourhood, take a look at the rooms, explore the dining options, and of course, conclude with our final verdict: would I go back? 

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Location, Location, Location

The 221 room Siam@Siam Design Hotel is in the heart of Bangkok only minutes from Siam Square. This is an ideal location for shoppers. You’ve got the MBK Center a five-minute walk away and all the other big Siam shopping centres like Siam Discovery, Siam Square and Siam Paragon easily reached via the SkyBridge. 

Unlike MBK’s Pathumwan Princess where you are literally on top of the shops, here you feel miles away from the action once you are inside, but in reality it’s just a short walk. 

While the hotel is just a few hundred metres from the action, it’s far enough down a side street to avoid the noise of traffic and crowds. 

It’s also easy to get to public transport with National Stadium BTS Skytrain Station at the top of the street. 

National Stadium Bangkok
The national Stadium BTS in two minutes away.

And let’s not forget the city’s canal boats — a quick, fun trip that you sure try at least once. Minutes away from the Siam@Siam, these boats offer a unique perspective of Bangkok, and provide a quick way to get to Chinatown.

How to get to Siam@Siam hotel

The hotel sits about 25 miles from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok’s main international hub. Unless you are on a tight budget, the best way to get there is to book an official taxi at the airport taxi stand. The ride will take between 35-45-minute drive, depending on traffic. Expect to pay 350 to 450 baht and ask the driver to use the meter. They may offer you a fixed price of 500 baht, which is what we have seen the last few weeks, but I always ask them to use the meter. You will also need to pay the highway fees, which are minimal, and they are permitted to charge for extra bags if you have more than two.

Read our article on Bangkok scams to learn more about using taxis here.

If you’re feeling adventurous, the city’s Airport Rail Link offers a quick (less than 30-minute) ride to Phaya Thai Station, from where the hotel is just a quick taxi ride away.

First Impressions

First Impressions, before this is a great hotel for design lovers, the interesting art work and interiors are evident from the minute you walk in.

Even the elevator doors are decorated

The hotel has a great vibe, or energy, perhaps this comes from the buzzy dining area that greets you as you arrive or maybe it’s the enthusiastic staff. Either way we were on board!

A Closer Look at the Rooms: Comfort Meets Design

The rooms at Siam@Siam are among the most spacious and beautifully designed rooms I have experienced in Bangkok at this price point. 

There are three types of room available- Deluxe rooms, Club rooms and the stunning Heritage rooms. 

Delixe rooms

As I opened the door to our Deluxe room, I was greeted by a refined room with all the expected modern amenities, including a flat-screen TV, minibar, and free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Hollywood twin room at Siam@siam hotel Bangkok
The sofa added to some colour to the room

The room is furnished with a comfortable king size bed (we had a Hollywood twin as we booked last minute) with crisp white linens. An orange sofa provides a cosy seating area, this burst of colour complementing the room’s warm palette.

The decor features a blend of modern and artistic elements; the highlight is a striking textured wall with a unique gold and bronze pattern that creates a luxurious and warm ambiance.

deluxe room at Siam Siam Hotel Bangkok
The layout worked well although I would have preferred the workspace away from the TV

I appreciated the wooden flooring; it always seems cleaner to me than carpet. The bathroom is separated by a sliding door with a patterned design leads to a well appointed space with a full size bathtub and shower. 

The 28sqm room feels especially spacious thanks to high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. 

Deluxe Family rooms are considerably larger at 42sqm but identical in design. These sleep 3 in twin beds and are perfect for families or small groups. 

Club Rooms

I didn’t see the club rooms, but they are a similar size to the deluxe rooms but have a more contemporary lighter look.

I love the brightness of this room

The club deal includes things like two cocktails a day at the rooftop bar, two speciality coffees or juices and a sweet treat each day and 10% off other dining. You also get some complimentary laundry service and a late (2pm) checkout. 

Heritage Rooms

The final room type is the Heritage rooms, which I did manage a peek at. These sit on their own floor, which is uniquely styled. I highly recommend the Heritage Floor if it fits your budget.

Heritage Floor Siam at Siam hotel bangkok

The rooms are designed in the style of Thailand’s Rama VI period, the early 20th century, and they are gorgeous. 

I liked the small table and chairs which can be used for eating in or just as a workspace. Combined with the sofa and armchair, I felt this gave you the feeling of a small apartment rather than a hotel room.

a heritage suite

Ammenities

The hotel has a rooftop borderless pool is absolutely stunning with panoramic views of the city, and a bar for sunset cocktails. It’s a nice place to relax in the late afternoon.

The gym is well set up and if staying fit is on your agenda I think you will be very happy with this space. Sorry no photos as people were using it when I was there.

Culinary Delights: in house dining

There is no better way to experience the wonderful hospitality of this property than enjoying a meal or drinks at one of their venues. While there is a huge range of food options on the hotel’s doorstep you don’t need to leave to find plenty of delicious eats. 

Rooftop Bar Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost is the tropical themed rooftop bar with fantastic views of the city and nearby National Stadium.

Do not miss sunset drinks here!

With cocktails at 400 Baht and no alcohol options at 200 Baht, make sure you pop a couple of drinks into your budget. They also serve cheese and charcuterie boards, oysters and some main meals if you find you settle in and don’t want to move on for dinner. 

Paradise Lost rooftop bar Bangkok
One of the vibrant spaces at Paradise Lost rooftop bar

Chim Chim – Located in the lobby, this is where you will have breakfast. An Art-inspired social diner that offers meals from 8am to 9.30pm in a bright colourful space.

It feels like the indoors and outdoors merge at Chim Chim

There is something for everyone here, from healthy breakfast bowls to pancake stacks in the morning. The lunch and dinner menu has an Italian theme with pasta, pizza and steak offerings. 

avocado and eggs at Chim Chim
East Side avo toast – now replaced with a equally delicous feta avocado toast version.

We only managed breakfast and ordered from the Chim Chim menu. I am waiting for my next birthday to book Taan! 

Fine dining at Taan

Taan, on level 25 is headed by well know local Chef Monthep “Thep” Kamolsilp. Taan, which means “to have a meal” in Thai, offers a seasonal tasting menu (usually a five and a ten course) accompanied by organic and biodynamic wines. It’s a perfect spot for a special occasion Thai dining experience. 

Decor at Taan Restaurant Siam at Siam hotel
Taan offers degustation dining menus that change regularly

Exploring the Neighbourhood: Things to do near Siam @ Siam Hotel

There is quite a lot to do near the hotel and if you are only on a short trip you will find more than enough to keep you busy. 

Here are just a few options:

One of Bangkok’s best loved design sites, the Jim Thompson House is a few doors down the street and well worth a visit. It offers an insight into the American business person Jim Thompson who is credited with founding Thailand’s silk industry. Guided tours are offered of the inside of the house or you can just want the small garden area. There is also a giftshop and restaurant on site.

One of the buildings at the Jim Thompson House Bangkok
One of the smaller buildings on the Jim Thompson site

A few minutes’ walk away, you have the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, one of our favourite free galleries in the city. It features an eclectic mix of contemporary art exhibits and event programs. 

Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center
BACC Bangkok is two blocks away

Along with all the glamourous shopping malls is MBK Bangkoks iconic mall, which when it opened in 1985 was the biggest in Asia. Across its eight floors, you will find budget and moderate shopping, restaurants, a popular food court, games venues and a cinema. There is also a Don Don Donki store, This mall is definitely worth a look!

MBK Hotel Bangkok
Bargain hunters paradise with lots of food too!

Higher end shopping is also all around with Siam Paragon, Siam Square and CentralWorld. 

Watch a Muay Thai fight at MBK’s Fight Night – with free admission these fights are held on the first and last Wednesday of the month on one of the upper levels of the MBK centre

Street Food – If you are looking for a street food experience, wihout having to head down to Chinatown make your way 450m on foot to nearby Banthat Thong Rd for a very local experience.

Who is the Ideal Guest for Siam@Siam

I think the hotel is an excellent choice for couples, a romantic rooftop sunset drink, a special dinner at TAAN and a gorgeous heritage club room is sure to impress. 

Siam@Siam Bangkok would be great for girls on a shopping holiday. With the rooftop bar and onsite dining, it’s easy to party with minimal effort after a huge day of shopping. 

Design lovers will appreciate all the original artwork in the property and the detailed styling in the rooms.

It’s not a property I would choose if travelling with young children as I think there are better options for families, but it would work with teens. 

The Verdict: Would we go back?

Absolutely, this hotel offers a lovely calm oasis minutes from the hustle of Siam’s central shopping area. The hotel offers a unique blend of art, luxury, convenience and Thai hospitality well connected to the rest of the city with BTS and the Saen Saep canal boat service both within a few minutes’ walk. 

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Where: 865 Rama 1 Road, Opposite National Stadium, Wangmai, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Nearest BTS: National Stadium (Dark Green Line)


About the author: Paula Morgan first visited Thailand in 1999 and has been returning regularly ever since. She is currently staying in Bangkok. She loves exploring its less visited spots, not just the iconic landmarks and historic temples, but the hidden alleys, family run cafes and food stalls and the small communities in the islands of the south and the lush forests and mountains of Thailand’s north.