Photo: The entrance in Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok
Having flown the 8+ hour flight to Bangkok and a delay with collecting my luggage due to a fault with a conveyor belt at Bangkok Airport, by 11.30pm (my time 3.30am) I was ready to crash anywhere. Lucky for me though, I was booked in at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok, and as soon as I walked into my beautiful Grand Biz Class Room all my frustrations quickly faded away and were replaced with extreme gratitude.
After a quick shower in the indulgent bathroom I finally collapsed into my King bed. Nature put on a splendid thunderstorm for me and this helped me drift away into that wonderful place of bliss called sleep.
The Grand Biz Class Room is magnificent with two TV's, walk-in robe, workstation, bathroom with bath, seperate shower and large vanity area. As well as a comfortable lounge and a small dining table and chairs in its own little nook overlooking the city.
Photos: The various rooms available at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok
In the morning I was very hungry so headed down to breakfast! This was the best breakfast buffet I have ever seen! I chose an omelet prepared by a chef and added some tasty and extremely crispy bacon (just like I like it) and a stuffed tomato.
Photos: Bar and Dining Area Ground Floor (Party House One)
Everything about Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok oozes style and creativity. I was discovering so many beautiful things to photograph I could hardly stop.
Photos: Beautiful artwork and flowers throughout the hotel
After breakfast I took a wander outside the hotel being careful not to stray too far considering this was my first trip to Bangkok. I ended up at a canal with fast ferry boats whizzing by and took in my first real look at the Thai culture. Houses were lined up against the canal, many of them selling food and all of them covered in vegetation. I didn't stay too long as I felt rather like an intruder and I was acutely aware to be respectful of the Thai people who had just lost their beloved King. In fact I only brought black clothes to wear out of respect for the mourning period.
As I walked back I soon became a little 'street smart' too with the number of taxi drivers offering to drive me to shopping areas; I soon learnt to politely say 'no thank you'.
I also wandered over the the National Sports Stadium where people were busy working out at the outside gym area. To me this gym looked more like a playground full of fun and I was tempted to have a go myself because it looked so interesting, but I had jeans on and decided to skip that idea considering the heat.
Photos: More artwork in lobby, outside and view of the Stadium across from the hotel.
Siam@Siam Designer Hotel features a beautiful outside swimming pool called "Infinity pool" where you could almost feel like you are swimming to the end of the world. This timber outdoor area is the perfect place to cool off in the hot weather. Speaking of weather, I'm pretty used to humidity living in Sydney but I certainly found the humidity in Bangkok quite high; luckily I'm one of those rare people who actually likes humid hot weather. The pool area also has deckchairs and a bar for those wishing something to sip on whilst enjoying this amazing outdoor area.
Right next to the pool is the gym and it's modern, clean and big! Speaking of clean I found the cleanliness of Siam@Siam Designer Hotel exceptional and it doesn't have that stuffy hotel smell in the rooms or corridors.
Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bankgok has customer service on top of the list. The staff are friendly and helpful. As well in your room you will find an extensive service directory to guide you through the many facilities the hotel has to offer, surrounding attractions and even a little mini translation guide.
Thank you - kor toht
Do you speak English? - Kun poot paa-saa ang-rit reu bplao?
MORE POSTS ON THIS VISIT TO THAILAND
Jim Thompson House - close to Siam@Siam
Thai Airlines Review - Economy Class
Siam@Siam Design Hotels - Restaurants and Bars
Siam Discovery - Shopping
Siam@Siam Pattaya - Plus Tourist Attractions
Touring Bangkok on a Tuk Tuk - Chinatown, Night Markets, Flower Markets, Wat Traimit, Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, Thip Samai, Methavalai Sorndaeng Restaurant