Chakrabongse Villas & Residences vs Riva Surya Bangkok

Both Chakrabongse Villas and Riva Surya Bangkok are highly recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Chakrabongse Villas scores slightly higher than Riva Surya Bangkok. Chakrabongse Villas has a TripExpert Score of 80 with positive reviews from 8 sources such as Time Out, DK Eyewitness and Rough Guide.

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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Riva Surya Bangkok
7 / 10
23 Phra Arthit Road, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
From $51 /night
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Laundy Room
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"Colonial-style crash pad near Bangkok's Grand Palace, with poolside sofas overlooking the Chao Phraya River." Full review
Star Service
"While W and the Renaissance have all the modern trappings, this boutique hotel combines it with Thai culture and heritage from the architecture to the staff uniforms." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"This modern boutique hotel is set right along the river and near some of the city’s top attractions." Full review
Families needing extra space should book Premium Riva rooms for their adjoining doors.
"Situated in the Pra Athit/Khao San district of Bangkok, the upscale Riva Surya Bangkok stands out from nearby properties with its sophisticated style." Full review
Lonely Planet
"A former condo has been transformed into one of the more design-conscious hotels in this part of town." Full review

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