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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.

Rates from 5,600THB/night for 2 persons

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.”


The serene privileged lifestyle of a bygone era

In 1908, Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath built a private villa on the eastern bank of Chao Phraya River as a retreat away from palace life. The villa has since been handed down to his descendants and today rests in the hands of Narisa. Under her guidance and influenced by her passion, the villa is the apogee of a heritage boutique hotel, while still very much a family home. A stay at Chakrabongse Villas, or their Mekong side home, Mekong Villas, allows guests to experience a privileged lifestyle of a bygone era that has largely disappeared from modern Thailand. Chakrabongse Villas beckons all to come stay a little while and enjoy its tranquil and cultural aspects and explore the wonderful historical heart of old Bangkok where the property is perfectly located, riverside on Rattanakosin Island, the beating heart of Thailand.

As with most visionaries, Narisa has many strings to her bow and is constantly creating and developing ideas. The visionary, and owner, behind the hospitality experiences of both Chakrabongse and Mekong Villas, she is also the founder and CEO of River Books publishing house, and the founding president of Green World Foundation (GWF), an environmental campaign organization that promotes education and awareness about issues relating to the environment in schools. A well-known media personality in Thailand, she is also on the board of The Anglo-Thai Society, promoting good relations and cultural interchange between Thailand and the UK.

Rooms

 

Chinese Suite

  • Chinese Suite
Chinese Suite
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Chinese Suite: Comprising two double en-suite rooms, a living room and two private terraces, this suite is situated in a separate building overlooking the swimming pool. Furnished with fine antique Chinese furniture and doors, modern prints and fabrics, the private seclusion of this suite is ideal for a family.

Room Facilities : Work desk with International plugs and free WIFI, Complimentary fax / printing on request, Individual thermostatic controller for air-conditioning and humidity, Remote control TV with in-house movies, DVD player, Personal mini bar refrigerator, Fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, Large in-room safe, Spacious bathroom with shower, Hair dryer, Bathrobe and slippers.

Riverside Villa

  • Riverside Villa
Riverside Villa
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The Riverside Villa: A Thai style teak apartment with modern facilities set on the riverfront with views of the Temple  of the Dawn. The luxury suite has a large double bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom, study, sitting room and private verandah.

Room Facilities : work desk with International plugs and free WIFI, Complimentary fax / printing on request, Individual thermostatic controller for air-conditioning and humidity, Remote control TV with in-house movies, DVD player, Personal mini bar refrigerator, Fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, Large in-room safe, Spacious bathroom with shower, Hair dryer, Bathrobe and slippers.

Thai House

  • Thai House
Thai House
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A traditional Ayutthaya: A wooden house on stilts situated in the main garden and rebuilt with modern facilities. The large double room has a private verandah that overlooks the Danny Lane sculpture pool.

Room Facilities : work desk with International plugs and free WIFI, Complimentary fax / printing on request, Individual thermostatic controller for air-conditioning and humidity, Remote control TV with in-house movies, Personal mini bar refrigerator, Fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, Large in-room safe, Spacious bathroom with shower, Hair dryer, Bathrobe and slippers.

Garden Suite

  • Garden Suite
Garden Suite
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The Garden Suite: Situated in the same building as the Riverside Villa, this suite has a large double bedroom that opens onto the main garden, as well as a kitchenette, bathroom and study area.

Room Facilities : work desk with International plugs and free WIFI, Complimentary fax / printing on request, Individual thermostatic controller for air-conditioning and humidity, Remote control TV with in-house movies, DVD player, Personal mini bar refrigerator, Fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, Large in-room safe, Spacious bathroom with shower, Hair dryer, Bathrobe and slippers.

B&B Rooms

  • B&B Rooms
  • B&B Rooms
B&B Rooms
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The three B&B rooms are designed with a Moroccan style, and are en-suite with air conditioning. Each room also has cable television, a mini bar and safe. All guests have use of the swimming pool, riverside relaxation areas, garden and library.

Room Facilities : 12 x 4m infinity-edge private pool - living room and kitchenette- bathroom with free-standing bath and rain shower- air-conditioned- Hair dryer, coffee and tea making facilities, maxi-bar-full size refrigerator and personal safe - International direct dial telephone - Satellite television - high quality sound system with iPod and docking station - CD/DVD player - unlimited Wi-Fi access.

Facilities & Highlights


 
  • Chakrabongse Villas highlight
  • Chakrabongse Villas highlight

  • Oval infinity pool 15x5m.
  • Private dining I one of the Sala with one of the most beautiful views in all of Bangkok, across to Wat Arun. The cuisine uses the freshest ingredients from the market based on traditional royal Thai cuisine.
 

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
Electricity plug type:  
CONCIERGE
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
ACCESS
The best way is to arrive by boat from Saphan Taksin Pier to the pier of Chakranbongse Villas.
Nearest Airport: Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) - 34 km
Nearest Airport: Don Muang Airport (DMK) - 28 km
Nearest Railway Station: National, Hua Lamphong 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
Bangkok
CONTACT HERE



“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.”

Kim, the discoverer.

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