Chakrabongse Villas Bangkok
Set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River on Rattanakosin Island in the heart of old Bangkok, Chakrabongse Villas provides a tranquil haven from the hustle and bustle of the modern city and yet is in easy reach of all the major tourist attractions. Built in 1908 by HRH Prince Chakrabongse, Chakrabongse Villas was the family home in town when attendng royal ceremonies at the nearby Grand Palace, and remains the home of the Chakrabongse family today. Guests at this unique boutique hotel stay in the 7 rooms, villas and suites set in the gardens of the family home. Chakrabongse Villa's restaurant is not to be missed, set in a riverside pavilion diners have one of the best views in Bangkok looking across the River of Kings to the iconic Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) on the opposite bank to Chakrabongse. Menus include Royal Thai cuisine, with family recipes straight from the royal kitchens. Guests can also enjoy private boat trips on the family's own Riva wooden hulled speedboat, picnics, in-room traditional Thai massage from Wat Po the home of traditional Thai massage, swimming and sunbathing at the large freeform swimming pool.