Thai Opulence And Contemporary Comfort At Anantara Siam, Bangkok | MF Travels
In this crazy, always buzzing city of Bangkok lies a hotel that offers a mix of Thai opulence and contemporary comfort. The Anantara Siam (Previously The Four Seasons, Bangkok), is a family friendly hotel that stands tall in the center of the city overlooking the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, a golf course and a racetrack.
As soon as you enter the hotel lobby, a feeling of serenity hits you which is exactly what you need when you step off the streets of Bangkok. The lobby itself is a perfect introduction to the hotel with its Thai murals spread across the ceilings adorned with hand-painted silk mandalas, Buddhist symbols, adapted Sung dynasty floral patterns, traditional Thai mythological and astrological animals and other elements of nature, both earthly and supernatural.
What’s unforgettable and awe-inspiring is the famous Grand Staircase Mural.
Truth be told, one of the major reasons we’d recommend you stay here is the food. With almost eight options of restaurants, cafes and bars to choose from, you won’t miss everything that is unfolding outside the hotel for even a moment.
As promised, here’s a breakdown of what you need to eat before you leave.
At Biscotti, the Michelin Guide recommended Italian restaurant, you must try their Signature Focaccia with Mascarpone and Truffle Oil – makes for perfect comfort food. Do not leave without getting the Grilled Angus Tenderloin with Foie Gras and Spinach. The meat was cooked to order and the dish as a whole was perfectly balanced with the vegetables and the gravy (thinking of making a trip back just for this).
At Spice Market, the hotel’s Thai restaurant, order the Softshell Crab with Peppercorn Sauce, Crab Meat Salad with Grilled Prawns and the Steamed Seabass with Chili and lime. The best thing about the food here is that while most of the dishes were pretty heavily spiced the meat flavours still stood out.
And, if you happen to be there on the weekend, make sure you go for their Sunday Brunch at Aqua, their al fresco space located next to a Koi Pond.
As for the rooms, I was put up in their Premier Room and it was a haven of luxury and comfort. Each Premier Room comes equipped with a large television, a loaded minibar (yay), a small seating area, a super comfy bed and a free to use smartphone with unlimited calling (international and local) and data!
My room offered a good balance between contemporary Thai and modern, what really stood out for me was the old school teak furnishing. I might have spent hours soaking in the marble bath tub but unfortunately, didn’t have enough time. And hey, if you’re looking to splurge we’d totally recommend getting a Garden Terrace Room each if which come with a private terrace and a lush garden view!
To sum it up, Anantara Siam is a great 5-star property in Bangkok with an amazing collection of restaurants that we will definitely be back for!
Where: Anantara Siam Bangkok
155 Rajadamri Road, Bangkok
Phone: +66 77 243 000
Rates: Premier Room – INR 13,000 onwards, Garden Terrace Rooms INR 22,000 onwards.