For years, the handful of rooms in this villa, nestled along the Chao Phraya River, were among the most sought-after in Bangkok. That is because this is the former vacation home of Prince Chakrabongse, who wiled away his idle hours here in the early 1900s.
Hosted in a fragrant garden of bougainvillea, jasmine, and wild orchids by his granddaughter, Nasira, you will find here the sweet life of the royal courts. Giant teak-floored rooms are decorated with voluptuous silks, ancient woods, and private balconies.
The outdoor pool is a haven of calm, the view of the Wat Arun provides endless opportunity for contemplation, and a candlelit dinner in the restaurant, with the parade of boats in the background and menus inspired by the traditional recipes of the royal court, is the perfect romantic rendezvous.
396, Maharaj Road
+66 (0)2 222 12 90
Rooms: from 6,000 THB