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Overall rating:TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: 4.5Based on 94 traveler reviews
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Definitely recommended for a romantic dinner for two or for a broader meeting. Food is top quality. Venue is excellent just by the river. Very quiet and peaceful.
Reservations required. I recommend to plan the visit in advance as availability of tables is limited.
Will visit again when in Bkk.
Just can't say enough about this beautiful seven room boutique hotel in the heart of Rattanakosin, the Old City. Close walking distance to the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo, the Flower Market and so much more. The views up and down the river are beautiful and you're directly across Wat Arun. Take the ferry (just a block away) across the river to visit Wat Arun. Take a canal ride on the hotel's longtail boat and see life along Bangkok's waterways.The property is incredibly beautiful, with lush gardens, dark woods, a great pool, and many places to relax riverfront with an iced coffee from the hotel's bookstore and cafe. The family-owned home on the property has royal lineage and some great history.
I stayed in the Riverside Villa, an incredibly luxurious suite with large bedroom, beautiful bathroom with a huge round jacuzzi, a separate office and separate sitting room. There's nothing better, but all of the rooms look great, and if you can't splurge for one of the riverfront rooms, you'll still have access to the great views and best-location in Bangkok. The staff, led by Ms. Atom, are wonderful. Can't recommend enough.
If you want to see one of the magical side of Bankok, in front of the famous Canal and famous city hot spots, you will find a secret garden with beautiful Villas: the Chakrabongse Villas.
Still owned by a member of the Royal family, you can definitely meet elegance, peace, magic and luxury charme with a perfect service. Moreover, is not too expensive compared to other famous Hotel chains nearby.. i definitely recommend to choose it and to dine there with such an incredible view!
I will come back for sure.
Antique Siam Villa,as your re-time to Rattanakosin period
So exclusive ,green habitat
Luxury as royal family
Private for rest,retreat your soul
Delicious food (Thai Style food)
Comfortable to search
Good view,close to Chopraya river
Rooms, actually - the River View Suite is one of a number of modern villas built in traditional Thai style in the gardens of the Chakrabongse Palace, not far from Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. It has a terrace overlooking the busy Chao Praya river, with spectacular views across to Wat Arun.
I spent a quiet and very comfortable night there - the suite has a sitting room, large bedroom and bathroom with jacuzzi. The cooking at Chakrabongse Villas is renowned, breakfast is taken in a pavilion by the side of the river. Service discreet and friendly.
If I must criticize: the doors into the bathroom can't be closed from the bedroom, light switches are sometimes difficult to find (without a light).
There's nowhere else in Bangkok where you can feel so much at the centre of things but at the same time so secluded. A luxury river launch and a 'longtail' boat are provided for the use of guests...
Yes it is a beautiful setting, yes it is right on the river, with private access to the banks, private jetty, etc. BUT..... but after 5 pm no one around who speaks English any more, no room service at any time, no mosquito coils on the veranda, our suite was dark, poorly lit, sad brownish furniture/design, no one will help you catch a cab or a tuk-tuk on the street when these are a bit empty (soon after business hours the neighborhood turns very quiet) and breakfast is ok but meager and a little skimpy when compared to breakfast available in any good hotel in BKK. One positive though, the dinner on the riverside was absolutely top, but for its price, it should be no less in a country where any small street-stall serves delicious preparations.
Last but not least, we hired their private boat when we checked out, to be dropped at another pier where it would be more convenient for us to fins transportation with all our luggage. Not only is the trip expensive but the boatman was rude and openly showed how annoying a bunch of persons we were in his view. When we left him without tipping him given his behavior, he bad-mouthed us with those on the pier where we landed and left, not without giving a last angry - mean almost - look at us. I reported this behavior to management via an e-mail, their did not even bother responding.
All this for the price of the most expensive and prestigious hotels in town. At a more reasonable price all the above would be largely compensated by the location and charming garden+pool, but it's just unacceptably expensive for the level of service provided. If you are not into international chain hotels and look for something more traditional in style, run for the Aryiasom Villa. Comparable in style and settings, so much better in service and management, and for less money.
The Oriental Villa was perfect for our family of 4 (kids 10 and 8). Great location to explore the highlights of Bangkok. Dinner on the river was outstanding, and Ms. Atom reserved us a table at Sala Rattanakosin (within walking distance, also on the river) when their chef was off and it was equally memorable.
Luxury rooms and villas set in the grounds of a beautiful residence, an oasis of calm within the historic part of town. We (a couple and 2yr old) stayed 2 nights in the Riverside Villa; which had a huge private terrance furnished with daybeds and sun-loungers and an elevated private dining table enjoying magnificent views across to the Temple of the Dawn. The room itself was traditional teak wooden villa absolutely charming in style, with a high quality, state of the art bathroom. The grounds were colonial in style, beautifully fragranced from the flowers and magically transformed at night with stunning lighting and lanterns.
The staff made us feel very welcome, (Atom especially) was knowledgeable and generous with her time, in helping us plan our stay.
The place is steeped in history, and the owner (a publisher and of Thai Royal descent) has captured it beautifully in books that are available for guests to read during their stay; which in my opinion adds to the magic of the venue. Evening dining is a must for the exquisite food and location. The only (slight) downside of the stay was that the place was not very childproof. We had to watch the 2 year old like a hawk, as the railings in some areas were wide enough for him to fall through into the river- that river is murky and fast flowing so he would have been 'a gonna' even though he can swim.
I would like to thank everyone at Chakrabongsa Villas for a wonderful stay- probably the best accommodation, that I have ever had the pleasure of visiting.
We are a family of 4 adults and we stayed at Chakrabongse Villas for 5 nights and fell in love with the beauty and charm of this wonderful residence. We usually stay at one of the top 5* hotels in Bangkok but are so thrilled to have found this gem. It was fully booked while we were there and, while there are only 6 or so rooms, we never saw another guest the whole time. From waking up in the early morning to walk around the palace walls or giving alms with the lovely Ms Atom to dipping in the pool to cool down after a long day of exploring, we felt so at home and taken care of at the beautiful villas. The breakfasts on the river were a wonderful start to the day and our dinner was an experience in Thai cuisine that we will never forget. I have seldom stayed at any hotel where I have felt that the staff genuinely care for their guests in the way that we experienced at Chakrabongse. Thank you Ms Atom for making our stay and experience to remember, we can't wait to see you again!
I was there for the 4th. tme in several years and it get's even better !
Chakrabongse Villa lies in my favourite part of the old city. Situated on the Rattanakosin Island
@ walking distance from the pulsing food and flower market of BKK - Phak Klong Talad.
Chakrabongse Villa is a very distinguished and stylised Boutique hotel and restaurant almost opposite the famous Wat Arun.
The setting is gorgeous, the food is Thai and of course a little bit farang-style, but over all.
To have dinner here with your friends or family is a real experience.
The staff is very friendly, The wine-list could be bigger and at the end you just have to try it
to to ad another experience to your life.
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