Built in 1908 by the Thai Royal family and surrounded by a large garden, this 7 room historic home faces the Chao Phraya River and is within walking distance to the Grand Palace.
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Hotel Description

Built in 1908 by HRH Prince Chakrabongse, along the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Old Bangkok, Chakrabongse Villas provides a tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle of modern Bangkok. Each of the 7 suites is nestled in a lush tropical garden that also features a spacious swimming pool.

“NOTE: During the whole month of September 2015, the swimming pool will be closed for renovation”

Room Description

Your Host & The Team

“Having grown up in the main house at Chakrabongse Villas and watched the sun set over Wat Arun, I really wanted to share my love for my home with special guests. My grandfather, Prince Chakrabongse, built this house as somewhere to get changed when he went to ceremonies in the Grand Palace 100 years ago. This shows how close the property is to the heart of old Bangkok. Guests can walk to the most famous temples in Bangkok in just 15 minutes to half an hour. I always like staying in the older parts of any major city and being able to walk around. This is one of the key features here. Each time I come home I like to see what's changed in the garden, see the wagtails flitting about, try a new dish with the chef, relax and stare at the river. I hope the guests feel the same way. I enjoy meeting them and sharing their experiences. Sharing is one of the common values of all Secret Retreats.”

Narisa Chakrabongse

Story

Nestled along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, in the heart of Old Bangkok, I arrive to Chakrabongse Villas on a fast boat. My hostess warmly greets me under a shady pavilion. The daughter of a prince, she has fully refurbished this early 20th century jewel. Supported by wooden columns, the roof is akin to a Buddhist temple. A spacious swimming pool sits amid a lush tropical garden. “Up until the end of the 19th century, the sovereigns of Thailand took their lustral baths in this river,” she explains.
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Welcome to Bangkok

Founded in 1782 by King Rama I, the “City of Angels” is an energetic metropolis that pulsates with life—a perfect entry point for exploring all that Thailand has to offer. Often referred to as Krung Thep by Thais, the capital city is home to one of Asia’s richest historical, cultural and architectural heritages. Delicious aromatic street food permeates the air, varied outdoor markets, cooking classes, indulgent massages and nonstop nightlife all contribute to its magnetic charm.

Southeast Asia’s largest museum the National Museum, the expansive golden royal complex Grand Palace (home of the radiant Emerald Buddha), and the sprawling reclining Buddha can all be found in the Rattanakosin District. A boat ride up and down the Chao Phraya River and klongs (canals), lined with temples and historic edifices, is essential. The downtown old western quarter, filled with neoclassical buildings and antiques shops, and Chinatown offer additional sides to this flavourful city. Weekend travellers will delight in the Chatuchak Weekend Market containing more than 15,000 stalls selling goods from every part of Thailand, or the unique floating market known as Taling Chan. Bangkok’s charms are addictively splendorous.

Useful Information

GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 7
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Currency accepted: THB
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners
Electricity voltage: 220V
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ACCESS

Nearest Airport: Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) - 47 km
Nearest Airport: Don Muang Airport (BKK) - 28 km
Nearest Railway Station: National, Hua Lam Pong Station - 4 km
Nearest Ferry Station: Ta Rajini - 0.1 km
Nearest Ferry Station: Ta Tien - 0.3 km
Nearest MRT Station: Sapan Taksin Station - 9 km

CONTACT
396 Maharaj Road, 10200 Tatien, Thailand
www.thaivillas.com
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