Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel review — Experience one of the most luxury 5-star hotels in the heart of Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is an all-too-familiar destination for travelers from all over the world. Thailand is arguably the most popular destination for most individuals who enjoy traveling, particularly Asian visitors, because it is convenient and inexpensive. But have you ever thought about going to Bangkok and staying in a 5-star hotel at one of the most opulent hotels? Anantara Siam is one of the few such establishments. So, what’s going on at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel (Anantara Siam BKK Hotel) these days? To find out, read our Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel review (Anantara Siam Bangkok review, Anantara Siam review) and discover and experience one of the most luxurious hotels in the center of Bangkok!
Anantara Siam, formerly known as Four Seasons Bangkok, is one of the most luxurious hotel-resort brands in the world. After Anantara took over and re-branded name as the Anantara Siam, Minor (the owner of the Anantara brand) kept almost the original of Four Seasons, only slightly modified at the entrance. Anantara Siam brings bold Thai traditions, elegant, nobility and the most luxurious.
Anantara Siam Bangkok review: The location of the hotel
- Address: 155 Ratchadamri Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Anantara Siam is located in the center of Bangkok and can be reached by taxi in less than 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport. This neighborhood is home to numerous high-end hotels, like the InterContinental and Hayatt, as well as large retail complexes, including Central World, Big C, and Siam Paragon.
This guarantees that you enjoy a peaceful, safe, and convenient shopping environment. If you desire some green space, the Lumphini Park is just a few feet away. The Ratchadamri BTS Station is also close by.
The magnificence of the lobby is the first impression when entering Anatara Siam, and the notion that this is a resort in the middle of the city, not just an elite hotel. There is a garden, several tiny fish ponds, and a large campus. In addition to the downtown hotel, there is a building with numerous rooms, as well as suites and rooms with garden views. Those are things you’d expect to see in mountain resorts or by the sea, not in a metropolis like Bangkok.
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel review: Review of Anantara Siam rooms
When I arrived at the hotel, the staff greeted me and sent me to the reception area for check-in formalities. Another member of staff will accompany visitors to the room and provide basic information, as well as a gift of a necklace composed of lovely white flowers.
The place I stayed in was a Deluxe room with a view of the city. Room size is 42m2, which is not too huge but is greater than other hotel rooms in the city. This room is fairly comfortable for two people and one child.
Entering the door is the bathroom area at left, paved with high quality stone. Bath tub and washbasin are both large, and include small, independent shower room.
Furniture and materials used in the room are all high-end, the decoration is quite sophisticated and slightly bearing Thai style. The floor are thick carpeted, which is very warm in winter. Large windows with city view flooded with light coming in. As soon as I entered I received a formal welcome display like this:
The room is quite spacious with all the necessary items:
The king-size bed with luxurious embroidery painting:
Mini-bar area with drinks, jams and snacks, all are free:
Welcome amenities for guests:
In addition to the Deluxe Room I stayed in, the hotel also has other rooms in the same city hotel such as Premier Room, Two-Bedroom Family Suite, Siam Suite and Garden Terrace Room, Garden Terrace Suite, One-Bedroom Suite, High-class Kasara Club Room, Ultra-large Presidential Room.
Anantara Siam is unique in that the silk used in some of the high-end room classes is Jim Thompson silk, a well-known Thai brand. This type of silk, as far as I know, is exclusively used in the Presidential room class.
Anantara Siam review: Hotel facilities of Anantara Siam
Anantara Siam, a huge 5-star hotel, takes up a significant amount of space in this Ratchadamri district. I was immediately taken aback by the massive hotel lobby, which featured high-rise ceilings and intricate designs. This is where visitors may unwind or connect with companions in a beautiful and sensitive setting.
Right in the middle is the large staircase, the most recognizable signature about Anantara Siam. This staircase brings guests to the second floor with conference rooms, spa areas:
The outdoor swimming pool at Anantara Siam is rather huge, and it is equipped with a bar and a gym with all the required equipment. The hotel also includes a hair salon where guests may have their hair done.
The above-mentioned unique characteristic of Anantara Siam is that the hotel campus is built like a big garden with numerous trees. I occasionally notice a tiny fish pond with a broad variety of colorful fish thriving here. Guests may sit at this peaceful on-site bar and enjoy tea, newspapers, and a completely green environment.
The hotel building is designed in a square shape with big skylight to have maximum natural light:
Long hallway to access the rooms:
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel review: Experience dining at the restaurants of Anantara Siam
Actually, when I traveled to a place like Bangkok, I did not anticipate much from the hotel cuisine since I wanted to sample the food outdoors. But Anantara Siam appears to have altered my opinion. The hotel has up to nine restaurants with Michelin-starred chefs that serve a diverse spectrum of clients from Asia, Europe, Thailand, and Japan.
Foie gras cooked with beans with strange taste but quite easy to eat:
Steamed Shrimp is quite sophisticated:
Unique dessert cream dish:
The dishes are not overly ornately adorned, yet they are full of subtlety. I typically order Asian food, with a few European dishes thrown in for good measure. The dessert was the most stunning item, a big cup of ice cream that seemed as if it had been boiled in a glass cup, with smoke billowing. Of course, if you stay in a Thai hotel, you won’t have to worry about whether the cuisine is appropriate or not, but even non-Thai or Asian food leaves an impact, being simple but also easy to consume.
When you reserve a stay here, the accommodation fee usually includes a breakfast buffet. This breakfast is provided at the hotel’s Aqua restaurant, which is located in the center of the property. In general, the breakfast buffet is adequate, with a variety of foods to make you feel at ease and enable an active day. As for me, I still like a breakfast of salad and fruit, such as this:
The Overall Rating of Service Quality
Of course, in order to be considered a top 5-star hotel, Anantara Siam’s service quality must reach that standard. You will be ensured that you will not have to bring your bags by yourself, and that no worker will accompany you to your room. The staff will assist you in learning about the accommodation and providing relevant hotel information. In the room, you will also be given a smartphone that will allow you to contact 25 developed nations across the world for free (sadly, Vietnam is not one of them).
The room cleaning service will be done twice a day for a special event or if you are a distinguished visitor. The staff will deliver extra fresh fruits, thank you notes, and delectable fruit-shaped pastries while cleaning the room at night. I recall the flavor of these lovely tiny cakes. Add a box of Tom Yum as a traditional Thai present to the client, and if you have an early morning flight, the hotel also gives a wake-up call service the next morning to guarantee customers get up on time, therefore avoiding missed flights.
To be honest, if you’re planning a vacation to Bangkok and want to stay somewhere genuinely exquisite and luxury, Anantara Siam is the place to stay. The hotel as a whole, as an environment for guests, need high-end accommodations suited for both couples and families. Anantara Siam will not tire you, whether you stay for 1-2 nights or for a week or a month.