I love traveling to new and old destinations but I miss Bangkok the most!
Hello! Hello! It's been 5 months since my last post because I've been too busy dealing with everyday life with a newborn. Yes! Our bundle of joy arrived last August and I can't wait to share the world with her. I've been thinking on where to bring her first (after the pandemic, of course) - Japan or Thailand? We love both countries so it's hard to choose as it will be a milestone for our growing family and we want her first to be as memorable as it can be.
Looking back on 2019, I was lucky to have travelled several times abroad just before the outbreak of COVID-19 happened. In fact, I have been to Bangkok twice last November - one for work and the other with my husband where we stayed in the city for 4 nights and ate our hearts out with Thailand's delicious cuisine which is our second favorite! While we usually stay in Novotel Platinum in Pratunam, we welcomed the idea of checking-in at Anantara Siam when we were offered a great deal of 3+1 (you get 1 free night when you book for 3).
Known for its hand-painted silk murals and high-chandeliered ceilings, Anantara Siam is one of the many hotels of the Anantara group scattered all over the world. We chose this particular location as we wanted to be close to Central World and Platinum Fashion Mall - my favorite shopping and dining spots in the city. Checking-in was a breeze and we were lucky that our room was already available even before the standard 2PM check-in time.
There are a total of 354 suites and guest rooms in the hotel and this deluxe room was the cheapest and smallest in Anantara Siam. Looks extravagant still, right?
The room is about 42sqm wide and can accommodate up to 3 adults comfortably. Its classic Thai style is depicted in its royal tones interior and furniture with a few modern furnishings for the guests' convenience. In detail, each deluxe room is equipped with either a king-sized or 2 double beds, oversized windows with a cityscape view, a sitting area, a writing desk, an LED television with English channels, complimentary WiFi, marble bathroom with separate tub and rain shower, free coffee and tea, and luxurious bathroom amenities.
Breakfast is served at The Terrace from 0700H to 1030H everyday. As with most 5-star hotel buffets, it was a treat of international cuisine but with highlights of their local dishes. Eating Pad Thai for breakfast each day was not a bad idea pala after all.
Pros: Central location with easy access to BTS skytrain, luxurious and well-kept accommodations, excellent customer service with the world-famous Thai hospitality, delicious breakfast, and fabulous lobby to welcome incoming guests (great for picture taking).
Cons: Pricey room rates if there's no on-going promo.
Anantara Siam Hotel
155 Rajadamri Road
Tel.: (662) 126-8866