Fit for a King? Well, for a prince certainly. Built in Bangkok in 1908 by Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath and converted into a boutique hotel in 2003 by his granddaughter, Narisa, the Chakrabongse Villas may well be one of the Thai capital's best-kept secrets.
Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, smack in the heart of old Bangkok, the complex consists of three villasŚthe Riverside Villa, the Thai House and the Garden SuiteŚconstructed in an architecturally sympathetic style around the original residence. The villas offer exquisite views of the Temple of Dawn and are serviced by 12 staff....
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