[Hotel Review] Chakrabongse Villas, Bangkok Thailand
After our amazing 5 day stay at The Naka, Phuket, and trying out The Siam, Bangkok, we headed back for a two day stay in Bangkok at The Chakrabongse Villas before heading off to Taipei. For our entire trip we booked all our hotel reservations via Agoda. The rate for the hotel rooms were $411 for the Suite with the Pool View, with regular rooms starting off at just $122. We were later upgraded to the best villa on the property, the Suite with the River View.
The Chakrabongse Villas were kind enough to collaborate with me by offering the delicious Thai set menu. I had originally scheduled it for 7PM, thinking that we had plenty of time as our flight was leaving Phuket at 11am and arriving around 12:30pm. Boy was I wrong!
I had booked the short flight on Bangkok Airways. I'll keep this story short, basically the check-in area was a nightmare, the gate for the flight was hellish and swamped with people with multiple flights leaving from the same gate, and the airline had us board a bus TWICE to drive over to the plane, and twice they told us oops, actually please get off the bus and wait again. We didn't actually get on a plane until 7PM or so, and by the time we got to the hotel it was after 9pm. Never ever take Bangkok Airways!
The Chakrabongse Villas offer a car for airport pickup for 1000 baht ($28) for the 30-45 minute ride from the airport, which I had scheduled around 1:30pm. Needless to say we missed that ride but I was in contact with the front desk at the hotel all day and informed him of our progress. He also offered to push our Thai Set Menu reservation back, even past closing time.
Uber is also available in Bangkok but I couldn't figure out where to schedule pick up from at the airport. We just jumped in a taxi at the airport and it was reasonably priced.
The pictures below will speak for themselves but the hotel is a beautiful, tranquil paradise consisting of just six suites.
The River View Suite encompasses an ample amount of private outdoor areas for you to enjoy, here is the front area of the villa.
The patio with chairs facing the river.
Chakrabongse Villas relaxing private day bed
Chakrabongse Villas Living Room
This hotel is super boutique, room service isn't offered. A Thai Set Menu is offered at the restaurant as well as breakfast at the restaurant in the mornings. Right outside the hotel is Khao San Road to the left or The Flower Market to the right offering tons of street food and restaurant options in super close walking distance.
I had to take a picture of these slippers because they are the most comfortable slippers ever! Usually hotel slippers, even at luxury hotels are these flimsy things, but these slippers are super padded and soft.
One of my favorite things about the hotel was the two royal house kitties that live on the property! This one below is super friendly and joined me for breakfast.
Above it our gorgeous river view from breakfast. Breakfast is included with the room and there is both a Thai and American Option.
This is a photo of the Chakrabongse House, built in 1908, the former residence of the HRH Prince Chula Chakrabongse.
Many photos of the beautiful grounds at The Chakrabongse Villas.
The Chakrabongse Villas offers a Royal Set dining menu for dinner every night, facing the river. (see above) I arrived to dinner super late because of the flight delay so we didn't get the full experience but the dinner pictured below was delicious nevertheless.
Young mango served with sweet palm sauce
Rice cracker served with mince chicken, prawn and peanut dip
Chicken satay served with sweet chilli sauce
Strawberry with crispy fish salad
River prawn in spicy and sour broth
Premium beef mussamun
Deep-fried soft shell crab with yellow curry powder sauce
Stir-fried Chinesse kale with oyster sauce
Mango sorbet topped with confit jullience mango
Overall we thought that the Chakrabongse Villas were super charming and conveniently located to many tourists attractions, such as various temples, night markets, and delicious. Would definitely stay there again!