Chakrabongse Villas & Residences vs Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Both Chakrabongse Villas and Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok are praised by professional reviewers. On balance, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok ranks significantly higher than Chakrabongse Villas. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is ranked #1 in Bangkok with endorsements from 20 reviews like Travel + Leisure, The Telegraph and Condé Nast Traveler.

Chakrabongse Villas & Residences
8 / 10
396 Maharaj Road, Tatien, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
From $196 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
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"Rather optimistically touted as "Thailand's best-kept secret," this clutch of traditional wooden Thai houses is now on every website and in every guide, so be sure to call ahead to reserve a space." Full review
Be sure to call ahead to reserve a space.
"This little-known waterside oasis hides in plain sight among Bangkok's top tourist attractions such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho."
"They may be the best rooms in the city—the problem is there are only four, and the place is very popular, so you must book well in advance." Full review
Lonely Planet
"The grounds of Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath’s 19th-century mansion have been adapted to become one of the city’s classiest, most discreet boutique properties." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"Built in 1908 as the residence of Prince Chulachakrabongse, these incredibly luxurious villas lie on the Chao Phraya River between Chinatown and the Royal Palace."
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Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
9 / 10
48 Oriental Ave, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
From $344 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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"One of the oldest deluxe hotels in Bangkok, serving the rich and famous... for more than 130 years."
Insight Guides
"Bangkok's riverside "Grand Dame" has been hosting guests since 1876 in its original Authors' Wing, which still has period suites and delightful tea rooms."
DK Eyewitness
"Built in 1867, and a favorite of authors Somerset Maugham and Joseph Conrad, the Mandarin Oriental combines a rich past with luxury."
Rough Guide
"One of the world’s best, this effortlessly stylish riverside hotel boasts immaculate standards of service."
Condé Nast Traveler
Readers' Choice Award
""Every hotel could learn something from this one. Staying here is an experience not to be missed"." Full review
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