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Chakrabongse Villas & Residences vs Shangri-La Bangkok

Both Chakrabongse Villas and Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok are rated very highly by professional travelers. On balance, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok is the choice of most professionals compared to Chakrabongse Villas. Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok has a TripExpert Score of 86 with accolades from 11 publications like Lonely Planet, Jetsetter and Star Service.

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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Frommer's
"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
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Be sure to call ahead to reserve a space.
Concierge
"This little-known waterside oasis hides in plain sight among Bangkok's top tourist attractions such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pho."
Fodor's
"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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Shangri-La Bangkok
8 / 10
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
From $121 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"The big, brassy Shangri-La, on the banks of the Chao Phraya, boasts acres of polished marble and a jungle of tropical plants and flowers surrounding the resort-style pool." Full review
Concierge
"Stretched out along the banks of the Chao Phraya River with easy Skytrain access, the Shangri-La ranks among the world's top luxury hotels."
Fodor's
"Utterly cutting-edge, yet with an extraordinary sense of calm, the Shangri-La has emerged as one of Bangkok's very best hotels, rivaling the more famous Oriental." Full review
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Enjoy a drink at the elegant Long Bar and make sure to pay a visit to the fine chocolate confectionary.
Jetsetter
"This high-rise hotel on Bangkok’s picturesque Chao Phraya River has a relaxed, nearly tropical vibe (an atmospheric plus that’s only increased by the lush spa and butler service in some..." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"The Krungthep Wing... has rooms with a view of the river and a garden balcony overlooking a private pool. Butler service is included."
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