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Mercure Bangkok Siam seen from MBK Shopping Mall in downtown Bangkok
Mercure Bangkok Siam seen from MBK Center in downtown Bangkok


Mercure Bangkok Siam is a fantastic four star hotel that we keep coming back to time and time again when we stay in Bangkok. The hotel is located right next to a BTS (Sky Train) station and on foot you are in near of numerous shopping malls and hotspots. Mercure Bangkok Siam is a wonderful great value for money hotel with fine facilities and kind professional. If you are a vacationer or a business traveler looking for a perfect hotel located in the center of Bangkok read on.

Bangkok skyline as seen from Mercure Bangkok Siam

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In terms of location, there are few accommodations in Bangkok that are as well located as Mercure Bangkok Siam. The hotel is easily accessible by public transport. In addition, this accommodation is just steps away from some of Bangkok’s large and well-known shopping malls. You are also on the doorstep of several museums and other (cultural) hotspots like bars and restaurants.

Public Transport

One of our conditions when booking a good hotel in Bangkok, is that the accommodation must be easily accessible by public transport. For Mercure Bangkok Siam this isn’t a problem at all. It’s located next to the BTS National Stadium station and in less than a fifteen minutes walk you can be at BTS Siam station.

BTS Siam is Bangkok’s most important Sky Train station, as it serves as the hub for the two largest BTS lines. This makes it easy to reach a significant part of Bangkok. By the way, there is plenty to do in the immediate vicinity. Read our article about the Siam Bangkok area where this great hotel is located.

The junction of BTS Station Siam in Bangkok

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The junction of BTS Station Siam in Bangkok

If you are tired of walking, and believe us in the heat of Bangkok that chance exists …, you can use the handy MuvMi app in the region. With this app you can order an electric tuk tuk at almost any street corner. Cheap, easy and clean, we are huge fans!

A MuvMi Tuk Tuk in Bangkok

Shopping Malls in the direct vicinity

The many times we slept in this amazing hotel, we looked out over the Siam area on several occasions. This area of Bangkok is known for its many shopping malls. On the bottom right, in the first picture, you can see the MBK Center with the new Japanese department of Don Don Donki. And on the top left are Siam Discovery, see also third photo, with attached Siam Center and Siam Paragon.

Further down the line are the shopping malls CentralWorld, with the Red Sky Restaurant & Sky Bar on top. If you catch the Sky Train in front of the hotel, you will stop via several stops for popular shopping malls such as Central Chidlom, Central Embassy, Terminal 21, EmQuartier and Emporium.

Sunrise from an Executive room at the Mercure Bangkok Siam

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Several shopping centers easily accessible by BTS Sky Train that stops next to Mercure Bangkok Siam
Siam Discovery on the right and the BTS on the left with Mercure Bangkok Siam in the distance

(Cultural) hotspots and the R-Walk

For lovers of museums and Thai culture, there is more than enough to experience on foot! You can visit the Jim Thompson House & Museum, or the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) for free, which is less than five minutes walk from the hotel.

A little further afield is the famous Erawan Shrine, a total of half an hour’s walk, with much of it done over the R-Walk (Ratchaprasong). The R-Walk is a walkway above the busy street level past numerous photogenic locations. On the map below you can see BTS Siam station at the very bottom and BTS Chidlom station at the top, in the middle is the Erawan Shrine. You can also choose to take a Sky Train on the way there or back and walk once.

There are many more great places to visit near Mercure Bangkok Siam. From super good restaurants, to cool coffee shops and from hip sky bars to trendy stores. See our list and map of some hotspots near the hotel at the bottom of this review.

A map of the R-Walk (Ratchaprasong Walk) in Bangkok

The Mercure Bangkok Siam hotel itself

The building that houses Mercure Bangkok Siam exists actually of two different accommodations and a small supermarket open day and night. The hotel itself, which opened in December 2012, has 189 comfortable non-smoking rooms and suites where you really don’t lack anything. Surprisingly, the very pleasant swimming pool and gym on the roof of the hotel.

Delicious food and beverages can be enjoyed in the restaurant on the eighth floor or next to the lobby on the ninth floor. There is also an exclusive Privilege Club Lounge with stunning views for the lucky few where free snacks and drinks are served.

The building of Mercure Bangkok Siam and Ibis Bangkok Siam


Even before you walk inside the Mercure Bangkok Siam, you’ll notice the huge mural. It was created by Thailand’s most famous street artist, Alex Face. Alex (Patcharapol Tangruen) creates his baby Mardi all over the world and has contributed quite a bit to the global fame of the Thai street art scene.

On the first floor, upon entering, there is an additional entrance for guests of the Ibis Bangkok Siam, the smaller sister of Mercure Bangkok Siam, which belongs to the same hospitality group. Then there is the “very convenient” 7-Eleven, a small supermarket that is open day and night and makes the lives of many Thailand visitors so much easier! Here you can get some snacks, buy that forgotten toothbrush and cool off while strolling through the sweltering heat of Bangkok.

Check in after pressing the button for the ninth floor in the elevator. You exit the elevator, pass Mercure Sky Lobby Bar and receive a friendly welcome at the front desk. Welcome to the Mercure Bangkok Siam, located in the center of everything!

Mardi mural created by Alex Face, downstairs at the entrance to the Mercure Bangkok Siam

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The 7-Eleven located downstairs at the entrance of the Mercure Bangkok Siam
The lobby of Mercure Bangkok Siam

The rooms at the Mercure Bangkok Siam

The rooms at the Mercure Bangkok Siam have always met our needs so well that we can firmly state that the rooms have provided us with everything we could want for a great stay in Bangkok. All rooms, like the 25 m2 Superior Room, have a minibar including two bottles of water, a safe, large TV, nice couch and of course high speed internet via Wi-Fi. By the way, the couch can also serve as a sofa bed for a small child and is positioned in front of the large window. In the closet where the safe is located, clothes can be hung up and there is an iron set. Handy for when you want to visit one of Bangkok’s many Sky Bars or upscale restaurants such as the nearby Red Sky Restaurant & Sky Bar.

The twin Superior room of Mercure Bangkok Siam

The spacious queen-size double bed, also bookable as two singles, is wonderfully soft, and all the times we’ve slept at the Mercure Bangkok Siam, the rooms have been clean and tidy. Because Mercure also thinks about the environment, you have to indicate during any daily room cleaning if you need new towels. We appreciate this contribution to a better world!

If you have some work to do in your room or would like to write a nice letter to your loved one back home, you can do this at the small desk. Or gaze out over the skyline of Bangkok from the large window, because WOW what a great view, and that all dat and night!

View from a Superior room of Mercure Bangkok Siam

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During the booking process, via the booking form, ask for a room overlooking MBK Center / BTS Siam. This way you get a beautiful sunrise and phenomenal view for free!

View from a Superior room of Mercure Bangkok Siam

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The bathrooms at the Mercure Bangkok Siam

Let’s start right away with the biggest bathroom surprise of this hotel, the shower with fog mode. This is a matter of taste, but after a flight of, say, twelve hours, this is a very invigorating feature that quickly provides us with some extra energy. Of course, the shower head can also be set to “normal”. The shower stall is spacious, clean and the water pressure is perfect! The rest of the bathroom looks neat and is large enough.

Mercure Bangkok Siam has also taken into account disabled guests with some rooms being specially equipped for them.

The bathroom of the Superior room of Mercure Bangkok Siam

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Executive Rooms at the Mercure Bangkok Siam

Then there are the most luxurious rooms of the hotel, namely the Executive rooms of 38 m2. These rooms have a Nespresso machine from which delicious coffee flows and you will be woken up by a luxury alarm clock radio, which also serves as an iPod dock. The luxury rooms also offer various amenities such as toothbrushes, sewing kit and luxury bathrobes. As a Executive Room guest you get exclusive use of the Privilege Club Lounge. This offers free refreshments and snacks throughout the day including a private outdoor terrace overlooking Bangkok.

The Privilege Club Lounge of the hotel Mercure Bangkok Siam
The outdoor terrace of the Privilege Club Lounge of the hotel Mercure Bangkok Siam

The staff at the Mercure Bangkok Siam

From chambermaid to front desk, everyone at the Mercure Bangkok Siam was always very friendly and polite during our many stays. Not surprising since the Mercure hotel brand belongs to the Accor hotel group, one of the world’s best hospitality companies. During our last visit, we were constantly well served and nothing was too much to ask. A friendly lady at the reception was kind enough to give us the good news over the phone when we tested negative during our Test & Go night in December 2021! What a party we had after hearing this great news…

Our thanks and compliments to everyone we had contact with, or who helped us behind the scenes! We enjoyed our stay and will obviously be back!

The Mercure Sky Lobby Bar of the Mercure Bangkok Siam

Fantastic facilities

Besides good rooms, this hotel, right in the middle of Bangkok’s shopping district, has even more in store for its guests. For example, in our opinion, there are two fantastic facilities that make this hotel extra good, the spacious swimming pool including the fitness room located on the roof of the building and the restaurants where excellent food and beverages are served at Mercure Bangkok Siam

De rooftop pool van het Mercure Bangkok Siam

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Rooftop Pool

As just described, one of the literal highlights of the hotel is the swimming pool located on the roof of the accommodation. Unfortunately, the pool doesn’t offer a great view over Bangkok like the rooms or gym do, a missed chance, but it does give you privacy. Add to that the fine sunbeds, a sun-drenched spot in central Bangkok and a cooling 20m x 4.5m pool. Of course there is also a Pool Bar where you can order a drink and snack while you (together) enjoy your stay on the roof while the sun sets. 

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De rooftop pool van het Mercure Bangkok Siam

Fitness area with spectacular views

For those who want to keep fit and/or maintain their weight during their vacation, the hotel offers a small gym with a view that is nothing short of spectacular. The choice is not huge, but with a number of machines and dumbbells you can at least keep in shape. Just for the view we would like to work on our six-pack for an hour!

We can safely say that the view from the gym is the best in the whole hotel! Therefore our advice, eat and drink to your heart’s out there in Bangkok, so that afterwards, you can then enjoy the excellent view during your workout! 

The fitness room of the hotel Mercure Bangkok Siam

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Spectacular views of Bangkok from the gym at the Mercure Bangkok Siam hotel

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The accommodation also thinks about its business guests/travelers. Whether you’re enjoying an informal drink in the Mercure Sky Lobby Bar with a business associate or organizing a business meeting in the conference center, at Mercure Bangkok Siam everything is taken care of down to the last detail! More information on corporate use for travelers can be requested via email.  

The Mercure Sky Lobby Bar of the Mercure Bangkok Siam

Food & Beverages

Due to our busy schedule, we were only able to enjoy the fine breakfasts and some snacks + cocktails on the terrace of the Mercure Sky Lobby Bar. What we had was of good quality and tasted delicious. In the hotel there are two places to dine, The Eight, named after the floor where this restaurant/breakfast room is located, and the Mercure Sky Lobby Bar next to the reception desk on the ninth floor. Of course, you can may use the hotel’s room service as well.

The Eight

The Eight is the restaurant which also serves as the breakfast room for Ibis Siam Bangkok and Mercure itself on the eighth floor of the building. Besides an extensive breakfast selection of western and eastern (Thai) dishes, you can also choose from a selection of different ways to prepare your egg. The well-known sunny side up (fried egg), an omelet or scrambled egg is easily prepared!

The Eight also offers an extensive a la carte menu of local and international dishes to enjoy inside or on the outdoor terrace, all day long! Consider a tasty Club Sandwich, a pizza, pasta or Thai dishes such as the favorite dish of most Thai, the pad krapow.

The Eight, the restaurant of Mercure Bangkok Siam
The Eight, the restaurant of Mercure Bangkok Siam

Mercure Sky Lobby Bar

Next to the reception, on the ninth floor of the Mercure Bangkok Siam, you’ll find the Mercure Sky Lobby Bar. A trendy lounge area including a small but nice terrace with a number of lounge chairs. In addition to a selection of wines, beers, cocktails, freshly brewed tea and super good coffee (espresso machine), this cozy place also offers a menu with delicious snacks and light meals. We enjoyed some cocktails and appetizers here! 

If you like fish, be sure to order the bruschetta with smoked salmon and tomato salsa, this dish was super tasty.

The terrace of the Mercure Bangkok Siam's Sky Lobby Bar during sunrise

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Cocktails in the Mercure Sky Lobby Bar of Mercure Bangkok Siam

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Bruschetta with salmon and mini spring rolls on the terrace of Mercure Bangkok Siam

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Current prices, address details and other information

Check-in is from 14:00 hours and check-out till 12:00 hours. For the current prices of this great city hotel it is best to check Booking and/or Agoda. You also support Thailand Magazine by booking through our partner links. We will receive a small commission on your booking. This does not cost you anything extra and because of this we can continue working hard on our great passion, sharing our love for Thailand and promoting the land of smiles. 

Address: 927 Rama I Rd, Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Address in Thai: 927 ถนน พระรามที่ ๑ แขวง วังใหม่ เขตปทุมวัน กรุงเทพมหานคร 10330
Phone number: +6626592888
E-mail address: mercure.erawan@accor.com

Sunrise seen from room of the Mercure Bangkok Siam

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Ibis Siam Bangkok

If you want to spend less and do want to take advantage of this ultimate location, we recommend looking at the room rates of the Ibis Siam Bangkok which is right below the Mercure Bangkok Siam. Check Agoda and/or Booking for current prices and more information. Perhaps these prices fit your budget better. For an additional charge of 200 baht per person per day you can also use the pool and fitness room of the Mercure Bangkok Siam.

A room of the Ibis Bangkok Siam, the hotel below Mercure Bangkok Siam in the same building

Distance to Bangkok airports

Bangkok International Airport (Suvarnabhumi International Airport / BKK) is located 30 km east of Mercure Bangkok Siam and can be reached by cab or Sky Train (Railway Link) to the airport. To get to the airport we paid around 400 baht for the cab (just over 10 euros/dollar), during normal traffic you are there in half an hour.

The DMK (Don Mueang) airport, where domestic and low-cost airlines fly, is 25 km north of the hotel and easily accessible by cab. For example, when we returned from Ranong or Krabi we landed at DMK. Again this ride costs max 400 baht and again assume a half hour drive during normal traffic.

Hotspots in the vicinity of Mercure Bangkok Siam

We have found several types of hotspots for you below. Good restaurants, bars, coffee shops, but also shopping malls, museums and other handy places like a good money exchange office. Have fun in the Mercure Bangkok Siam area!

Good restaurants, great bars, nice coffeeshops and so on

  • Red Sky Restaurant & Sky Bar
    The nearest sky bar is directly one you should definitely visit if you’re staying at Mercure Bangkok Siam. Besides several good cocktails, you can also have an excellent dinner here! You can read more about it in our article about Red Sky. You will find Red Sky on the roof of CentralWorld.
  • HOBS The Play House
    Located in CentralWorld, this fun bar offers numerous (inter)national beers and delicious bites in a casual atmosphere. The perfect place for a fun night out!
    A friend of ours, took me to this fun place less than a ten minute walk from the hotel. At Featlab you can have a nice snack and order numerous beers. A small but oh so nice place!
  • After You Dessert Café
    Since 2007 After You has been building a sweet empire in Bangkok, and meanwhile in other destinations in Thailand. Are you a real sweet tooth, then After You is definitely for you! TIP > Try the Kakigori or heavenly shaved ice….
  • The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar
    A classy Rooftop Bar located on the 24th and 25th floors of Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan – MGallery. A perfect place for a good dinner or tasty snacks and some classy cocktails.
  • Up & Above Restaurant and Bar
    We have been here several times and we will definitely be back. Delicious food, good quality, friendly staff and delectable cocktails and then all outside or inside in the Sky Bar of The Okura Prestige Bangkok.
  • BonChon Chicken
    BonChon Chicken… In Bangkok you can find them everywhere, so too in the Siam area. BonChon stands for quick, easy but delicious chicken wings or chicken feet. They come in various flavors and guarantee a good snack.

Also check out our article on super good places to eat in the upscale Siam Paragon shopping center and near Mercure Bangkok Siam.

The shopping malls in the Mercure Bangkok Siam area

Check onze rubriek met shopping malls in Bangkok

Sky Train (BTS)
BTS National Stadium is part of the so-called Sukhumvit line. Read more about the BTS in Bangkok and using the Sky Train in our article.


Of course, you can also choose to take a taxi. Check out our article on using the taxi in Bangkok.

Tuk Tuk
Taking a Tuk Tuk through Bangkok is fun, but be careful. You can read more in our article about Tuk Tuks in Bangkok.

If you want to travel from Bangkok to any of the other destinations in Thailand, get information through our partner 12GoAsia. This can also be a useful tool for traveling back to Bangkok.

Fun things to visit and/or do near Mercure Bangkok Siam!

Map with hotspots in the vicinity of Mercure Bangkok Siam

Especially for you, we have created a map of fun and interesting hotspots near the hotel. On it you will find the various good restaurants, coffee shops, fun sights and other activities. Have fun in the center of everything!


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From Thailand with LOVE! June 2020
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