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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 2669 Reviews
My 60th Birthday Dinner at Siam Kempinski Bangkok - GREATLY Exceeded Our HIGH Expectations
Reviewed 10 hours ago

With Bangkok being one of our three most favourite cities in the world (London and Venice being the other two), my wife & I decided to have my 60th birthday dinner in Bangkok.

Because we had previously enjoyed wonderful and memorable dining experiences (Sunday Long Lunch) at Siam Kempinski on a couple occasions, we chose Niche Restaurant at Siam Kempinski for this "special occasion" dinner.

Including Margaret & me, there were sixteen family members and friends from Australia and the USA at my 60th birthday dinner on the evening of March 8.

For several weeks prior to our arrival in Bangkok, my wife had been liaising with assistant food and beverage manager Khun Natty to make arrangements for my 60th birthday dinner.

Margaret & I met with Khun Natty on the day of our arrival in Bangkok on Sunday, March 3 to review the menu, and walk through Niche Restaurant to understand the arrangements (the area for pre-dinner drinks and canapes'; table/seating plan; etc.) for my birthday dinner. We immediately knew we were in "good hands", as Khun Natty is obviously a true hospitality professional, with meticulous attention to detail (and I mean METICULOUS)...quite obviously VERY GOOD at what she does!

To say my 60th birthday dinner at Siam Kempinski Bangkok “GREATLY exceeded” Margaret’s & my already-high expectations would be a HUGE understatement; it was a truly wonderful and memorable experience...absolutely and undoubtedly one of the best nights of my life.

The evening got off to a most pleasant and surprisingly unexpected start when hotel manager Andreas Magnus was waiting to greet Margaret, our guests, and me…how very nice!

Khun Natty was present to make sure everything went to plan, and the service provided to us by Khun Siriwat and his team was truly exemplary. During my speech I thanked the entire team for their service, and I later thanked Khun Siriwat personally, as well as a few of the many nice and friendly people on his team who had provided such outstanding service to Margaret, our guests, and me throughout the evening.

I have attached quite a number of photos to this review, which provide a "visual feast" of what Margaret, our guests, and I experienced during my 60th birthday dinner at Niche Restaurant in the Siam Kempinski Hotel in Bangkok on Friday, March 8.

Based on our experience for my 60th birthday dinner at Niche Restaurant, my wife & I have no hesitation whatsoever in highly recommending Siam Kempinski for a "special occasion".

To hotel general manager Alex Pichel, hotel manager Andreas Magnus, Khun Natty, Khun Siriwat, and the entire team, "thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU" for all you did to make my 60th birthday dinner so special and memorable...!!

Beautiful hotel!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Elegantly designed hotel. Their room is very spacious and almost all rooms have a great and relaxing view of the swimming pool and garden. Food is great and we were lucky at time of visit there was a free show with opera singers at the lobby. It is located stone’s throw away from the mall and short walking distance to central convention center.

Very Good Location. Resort like hotel in the middle of a busy downtown!
Reviewed 2 days ago

I like this hotel very much evertime i have time to visit bangkok. this hotel sits next to some major shopping malls like siam paragon, siam square, and many more. it also has a resort like swimming pool that gives a boost to the atmosphere of the hotel. the major downside is the traffic surrounded the hotel is very busy during holidays and weekends.

Awesome stay
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful hotel!! Spectacular lobby, live music when we arrived on Friday night. Our room is amazing, king size bed, fruit on arrival, bathroom is awesome. Super convenient , it is connect with the mall.location is great, maybe a bit pricy, but when you are on vacation, 2 nights not make that much differencr

Executive Lounge not meeting expectations
Reviewed 6 days ago

Returned to the property after a couple of years and was not impressed. GHA Black and got the smallest room in my (upgraded) category. Hotel changed my room to a much larger one, when I asked. Choice of Welcome Amenity: chocolates. They delivered a chocolate bar they placed next to the TV. Very underwhelming.

Biggest disappointment was the Executive Lounge: staff never visible, never offered drinks or refills. The lounge is empty outside of afternoon drinks or cocktail hours and there is nothing on offer like soft drinks. You need to ask and staff gave me the impression that every ask was too much. Check-out experience similarly bad: they just cut you off the internet and show you the door.

Kempinski is on the expensive side of hotels and perceived value of money was poor.