“We easily found the Cabochon (using transit on our first morning in Bangkok). We were greeted by the staff who took care of our luggage, got us inside for an instant check-in and took us to the little library for a refreshing coconut water drink. We were able to enter our room early with no charge because it was clean and ready.

When we travel we prefer to stay in unusual accomodations. We chose well selecting the Cabochon Hotel for our first trip to Bangkok. The Cabochon is like an old mansion from before the war. You enter a quiet world of reduced light, and cool marble floors and steps. Vintage wood furniture and objets everywhere. Lovely people working hard to make you feel comfortable during your stay with them. This hotel is a labor of love.

We enjoyed having our breakfast outside on the front veranda under the trees. There is a breakfast area as well as a little restaurant. You can stop by the bar for a drink or a latte. Our room was a nice size – not huge because we’re in another era here but not cramped like Japan – with dark wood floors, old style windows, vintage style white tiled bathroom and crisp well made beds. You could see the care the housekeeper had put into making the room nice. We were only steps off busy Sukhumvit Road but couldn’t hear it or smell the exhaust. The rooms aren’t smoked in so you’re spared that too. While we enjoyed being out and about we also needed a refuge to replenish ourselves.

I hope this review helps someone find their way to the Cabochon. If you prefer a big sterile room and a hotel with a noisy bar/karaoke/disco scene don’t come here. If you want the experience of being a traveler from another time yet with modern comfort you’ll love it. This is the place to be.

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Stayed January 2017, traveled with family”

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