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4.5
Very Good 2745 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The location, in the heart of the modern shopping district and near public transport, is unbeatable
  • A sprawling thee-pool complex lends a resort-like feel
  • The hotel’s restaurant, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, is one of Bangkok’s hottest
  • The rooms are spacious and Deluxe Rooms have balconies overlooking the pools
  • Family-friendly touches include on-site nanny service and a separate kids pool and play area

What To Know

  • A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
  • It’s a haul to get to the key cultural sights in older sections of the city
  • Due to the constant traffic jams around the shopping malls, taxis aren’t always willing to take passengers to the hotel
  • The hotel is popular with weekend shoppers from Hong Kong and the Middle East

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Bangkok, with its addictive street food, great shopping and gilded temples, is one of my favorite capitals — but it’s also hot, crowded, noisy and often utterly exhausting. So it was with grateful relief that I stepped into the Siam Kempinski’s sleek, airy lobby with its 45-foot ceiling soaring over the sparkling white marble floors and gargling tiered fountain. The white high-backed armchairs beckoned, and I plopped down to rest my tired feet. It was, quite simply, bliss.

I watched the hotel staff cheerfully take pictures of guests in front of the lobby’s huge floral centerpieces before the concierge led me to my room, a 431-square-foot oasis of subdued hues: beige silk-paneled padded walls, pale gray wood floors, sage green throw pillows. The soft, unassuming palette was offset by modern touches like glass-topped tables and a large sepia-tone closeup of a lotus flower, just one of the nearly 4,000 pieces of local art that are scattered throughout the hotel. Meanwhile, the luxurious bath included both a rectangular tub and a marble-clad shower stall fitted with Hansgrohe fixtures that delivered the best rain shower I’ve had in recent memory.

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Foodies will find plenty to love here, starting with afternoon tea at the T Lounge where there are 60 different types of tea choose from, along with a scrumptious array of sweets and delicate sandwiches. The hotel’s culinary crown jewel is Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, the brainchild of Michelin star–rated Dane Henrik Yde Anderson. The mod twists on traditional Thai dishes, especially the curries, are unlike anything I have ever experienced in this city before — much like the utter peace and quiet back in my room, which lulled me into a delicious night’s sleep.

How to Get There

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
991/ 9 Rama 1 Road
Bangkok, 10330 Thailand

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2745 Reviews
Best hotel for family with kids
Lovecharji

They got the best service, everyone of them carry their best smile on their face!!! A hotel that you must stay for the convenience of the location, the breakfast, the services and the warmest welcome you ever feel
Will definitely back to this hotel with no second tots at all

Excellent lounge
Kawai J

Big thank you to Khun Fahsai. She so kind and attentive. Lounge was fantastic. Cocktails were perfect and we very very much enjoy. I love your Mojito which is that your signature cocktail. I Love Love this hotel.

My long time favourite Bangkok hotel, but showing its age
YauBaby

Despite trying other five star hotels in the city, we still come back to the Kempinski. It’s the convenience of being next to Siam Paragon. It’s also the lovely breakfast which we still rank as one of the best we’ve had anywhere in the world. It’s also the feeling of a resort in the middle of the city with all the hustle and bustle just steps away. It’s also excellent service that we have grown accustomed to.

But over ten years that we have been regularly returning to this hotel, there are two issues that disappoint. First, the property is showing it’s age. Fabric in the room have noticeable stains. Wooden furniture have cracks and dents. The overall look starts to feel a bit tired. Second, despite booking directly through the hotel website and using my membership account, we never received any recognition as a returning guest. That was a pretty bad let down. I just hope the hotel improves by our next visit, else we may have to search for alternatives for our regular annual Bangkok trip.