Sweet Dreams @ Siam Kempinski

View from the balcony of my room

View from the balcony of my room

Bangkok has more than its fair share of posh hotels; and being part of Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Siam Kempinski sits restfully amongst the top of its kind.

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Located in the thriving center of Bangkok in a major shopping, entertainment and business area, it is one of the few hotels in this hectic part of the city that actually feels like a resort. The hotel grounds are massive and wonderfully green; a soothing sight in contrast to the surrounding skyscrapers – like an oasis within the concrete jungle. And I recently got a chance to stay a night at this oasis.

Impressive lobby & a Lady in Red (Brand ambassadors that assist guests during stay)

Impressive lobby and a Lady in Red (Brand ambassador that assists guests during stay)

The architecture is exceptional and whenever I walk into this hotel, the lobby always wows me – it is opulent, with a strong marble predominance, jaw-dropping high ceilings and pillars that go on forever. Huge and elaborate floral centerpieces further enhance the lobby. And I just love the sleek and beautiful lamps that can be seen throughout the hotel.

Floral centerpiece Symmetry in the hallway - Walk of same!

Our Deluxe room in the Royal Wing was spacious, modern and comfortable, and the bathroom was quite lavish. From the balcony, the views were fabulous – a look down to a sight of lush landscaped gardens within the hotel and numerous swimming pools; a look up, and a wave of skyscrapers.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Bathroom and Bathtub as seen from room

Bathroom and Bathtub as seen from room

After taking some pictures and admiring the sights from my balcony, I headed to the casual all day dining restaurant, Niche, to meet up with the lovely Ms. Yanisa Ratanakosit (Director of Public Relations). Just a few minutes in and I was glad to discover that she too had a sweet tooth, so over pleasant conversations we enjoyed afternoon sweets.

Refreshing smoothies - Yellow Submarine and Typhoon

Refreshing smoothies – Yellow Submarine and Typhoon

The smoothies were refreshing and delicious. The Yellow Submarine included Mango, Passion fruit, vanilla extract and fresh mint, and the Typhoon (a less destructive one) had avocado, pineapple, fresh lime juice, ginger and fresh mint.

Siam Passion

Siam Passion

We then savored some ‘Siam Passion’, which holds the special title of Kempinski dessert of the year 2014. And what a deserving winner it was. Beautifully capturing the essence of Thai fruits and culture, this delicious dome consisted of passion fruit, mango, coconut and banana.

Apple fritters with vanilla ice-cream

Apple fritters with vanilla ice-cream

Crepe with banana, almonds, chocolate sauce and vanilla ice-cream

Crepe with banana, almonds, chocolate sauce and vanilla ice-cream

Next that followed were apple fritters served with vanilla ice-cream and crepe with banana, chocolate sauce, almonds and vanilla ice-cream.
Chatting and enjoying afternoon sweets with Ms. Yanisa

Chatting and enjoying afternoon sweets with Ms. Yanisa

A sweet afternoon soon turned to evening. I looked out from my balcony and saw the amazing Bangkok skyline light up.

Bangkok skyline during late evening

Bangkok skyline during late evening

Next morning, the breakfast at Brasserie Europa was also indulgent.

Phuket - Poached egg with crabmeat Huahin - Scrambled egg topped with Caviar

We ordered poached egg with crabmeat and hollandaise sauce (named Phuket) and scrambled egg topped with caviar (Huahin). The waffles were tasty too. And the free-flow champagne didn’t hurt – definitely my idea of a champion’s breakfast.

A hearty breakfast at Brasserie Europa

The pools were too inviting not to swim in. And also, I needed something to do in between meals!

Lush gardens and several pools

Lush gardens and several pools

For lunch we tried Kraphao Moo (Minced pork stir fried with basil leaves) in an interesting variation, with the addition of Foie Gras.

Kraphao Moo with Foie Gras

Kraphao Moo with Foie Gras

We also sampled the signature cocktail, ‘Yod Nahm’ which means water drop. Prepared right in front of us, it’s a Cognac, lime juice and Pandan leaf syrup concoction served in an ice glass. Water from the ice glass drips into the bottom glass which has Cognac and grape, so after enjoying the chilled tipple in the ice glass, you get another drink in the lower glass. It was exciting, tasty and perfect!

Yod Nahm - from preparation to end result

Yod Nahm – from preparation to end result

Opened since 2010, with 303 rooms and suites, plus 98 serviced residences, along with excellent dining, fitness center and spa, the Siam Kempinski Hotel is a great choice if you’re looking for resort-like surroundings, and some peace and respite in the City of Angels. One of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2014, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, which serves classic Thai cuisine prepared with innovative techniques, is also situated in this hotel. Shopaholics will rejoice too as it’s adjacent to the famous shopping mall, Siam Paragon and within walking distance to several other department stores.

* Thanks to Siam Kempinski for hosting my stay and the hotel team for their hospitality. *

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Peaceful and resort-like surroundings

Peaceful and resort-like surroundings

Looking out from the balcony at night

Looking out from the balcony at night

Bathroom slippers - Yin and Yang?

Bathroom slippers – Yin and Yang?

Bathrobes and bathroom

Bathrobes and bathroom

Outdoor area of Niche

Outdoor area of Niche

Inside Niche restaurant

Inside Niche restaurant

Hanuman Bar at the lobby

Hanuman Bar at the lobby

The hotel in the evening

The hotel in the evening

Towering neighbour - Centara Grand Hotel

Towering neighbour – Centara Grand Hotel

Ending the post on a sweet note

Ending the post on a sweet note



Comments: 9

  1. Tushar Dec 1 at 12:45 pm Reply

    I just had breakfast but these food photos – mouth-watering and I remember I have vanilla ice-cream in fridge. I am going to have it just now. Thanks for sharing photos. :)

    • Nita Dec 6 at 3:38 am Reply

      Haha.. Thanks Tushar! Hope the ice-cream was yum!

  2. WOW. What an amazing experience you lucky lady! It looks just luxurious and the food and drinks sound amazing! So lovely to be able to combine such a green relaxing place with a view of those skyscrapers! I’m totally obsessed with pandan – spent my whole trip to South East Asia recently trying to scout it out everywhere I went! You’re such a talented photographer Nita and you look just stunning in that photo :-)

    • Nita Dec 6 at 3:43 am Reply

      Thank you very much Shikha! I really appreciate all your kind words and support always :) Learning as I go, so I’m glad you like the photos! It was indeed a lovely, relaxing and fab experience. If you’re a fandan (fan of pandan :D) you should try that drink when you’re in Bangkok next 😉 Thanks again dear!

  3. Kandee Dec 7 at 10:41 pm Reply

    I love Siam Kempinski and never stay somewhere else when I’m in Bangkok. Though I need to say the deluxe rooms are nice but I would book at least one category higher ( Primer or even better Executive or cabana etc.) Hose rooms are much nicer – comparing to some other hotels the normal deluxe rooms of the Kempinski are not really special or “luxery”. I love the service and that they are always willing to go beyond “normal” services to please their costumer like listening to extra wishes and helping out when we they can. It’s also perfect for families as they have a very nice free kids club! The fitness studio is amazing too! I haven’t tried the spa yet, but I sure will at my next stay.

    • Nita Dec 8 at 11:59 am Reply

      Agree with you. The service is excellent and the atmosphere overall is quite relaxing. Siam Kempinski is a wonderful choice for Bangkok! Thank you for your comment and feedback :)

  4. Escape Hunter Jan 20 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Love the design of those smoothie glasses :)

  5. This hotel looks amazing! We are researching places to stay on our next trip to Bangkok and love the look of this place

    • Nita Apr 24 at 4:26 pm Reply

      Hey Natasha! It’s a special hotel for sure and a great choice for Bangkok Enjoy your holiday!

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