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Very Good 2458 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 2458 Reviews
Grand and Excellent Location
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a high-end hotel which is located right behind Siam Paragon Mall. There are many ways of reaching here — 1) shuttle from Siam BTS station 2) car/bus/taxi to main entrance, and 3) walk from Siam paragon via 1st floor or via the link bridge(closes at about 10pm).

Lobby is grand(fantastic picture-material) and staff are nice and welcoming. Welcome juice(refreshing pandan) is available for all.

Beds are ok, towels are new and fluffy. They even make-up the room twice a day(which is a delight because I like my room tidy). There’s a mini room which serves as a walk-in cabinet and dresser. You can store luggages and shopping bags here so your room looks clutter-free.

Bathroom is huge! Toilet, shower and bath tub are separate. Wifi is fast.

Minibar is complimentary(2 bottles each of coke, sprite, Chang beer, soda water, and bottled water) which they replenish daily. There’s also in-room coffee/tea facility. There are 2 more bottled water together with complimentary fruits. And 2 more bottled water in the toilet(a bit weird). I normally buy water outside as I drink a lot but this time, there is no need.
Then there is the pool. I think this hotel has a fair bit of pool space. They attendants are nice and respectful. They give you towels and bottled water(again!) right away.

Breakfast has good selection. Taste is just alright, nothing extra ordinary. Menu is provided so you can specify how you want your eggs(benedict, with corned beef hash, sunny side, omelette and more) and pancake(thai-style, classic, etc) to be done. The rest, is from the buffet tables. If you’re staying more than a day, you might find that most are the same daily.

The hotel’s proximity to the mall is one the things which you’ll appreciate. The ground floor has wide variety of local food in the food hall alongside fast food and posh restaurants. The grocery/ gourmet market has fine selection of Thai delicacies so you dont need to go out and buy one by one from outside. If you’re into branded merchandise, this mall is for you. You can even shop for a Bentley or Maserati here.

Siam BTS station is a 2-minute walk, as is Siam Center.
After venturing out, my family looks forward to coming back to the comfort of our room. We will come back to Bangkok and this hotel will be on top of our list.

Truly an oasis in the middle of busy Bangkok
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our second time in Siam Kempinski, and it was still as awesome as the first time around. From the moment we stepped out of the taxi we got wonderful, friendly, attentive service. Our reserved room type was not available when we arrived, so were served afternoon tea by the lovely ladies at Hanuman Bar in the lobby. Everything was arranged and taken care of for us, and we love the golf cart service for shopping! Rooms are big, beds are comfy, and the pool area (and again with lovely service) is wonderful.

The only slightly not-great thing about this visit was the breakfast. It was very busy in the hotel, and we agreed twice to enjoy our breakfast outside on the terrace. Unfortunately the service outside was not the same level as it is inside in the actual restaurants. We felt like we were forgotten out there at times; for example my sister ordered a cappuccino 3 times on one morning and got it only once. Level of service should not suffer if you agree to take a less desirable seating location. The actual breakfast selection is great and the foods are well-made and delicious.

5 stars at its best with the best location in Bangkok
Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed at the smoking floor, a room with a balcony , executive.

the best location in Bangkok , the room was big with all facitlities , housekeeping was fantastic , the executive lounge was quite and pleasant with good food .

direct access to Siam Paragon which was comfortable and answered most of my shopping craves

a little downside : the TV was via internet and needed to be loaded whenever you turn it on , and at times it was unpleasant to watch due somewhat robotic movements .

the coffee machine was an operation - was hidden in the cupboard , you had to open the door , pull the shelf out , then look for the switch to turn it on which was at the back at the bottom , then pull out another drawer to get the coffee capsules or coffee/tea bags cups etc. but I credit it to be too over sophisticated .

Come again and again to this Fantastic Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booking for Siam Kempinski hotel is my one of my to-do-list when I plan for the trip to Bangkok. The location of the hotel is just next to BTS station which is easy to get traffic or even walk to nearby BTS station.
I enjoy the breakfast buffet provided especially those daily signature fresh made juice.
You will love the swimming pool and the nice staff once you spent time with it.
Only criticism is its toilet flushing system.

Fantastic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice stay and friendly staffs, the service is great and location is wonderful for shopping and public travel. The facilities are a litter bit old and the lights in my room are not bright enough. My twin room has a balcony and we can enjoy the free minibar snacks and fruits in there which is quite nice in the morning time.