Cabochon Hotel – Bangkok
The last time I visited Bangkok, I was a backpack-heaving, fisherman trouser-wearing traveller, at the sprightly age of nineteen. Choices for accommodation had to fit a certain criteria: ‘does it have free wifi?’, ‘is it on the Khao San Road?’, ‘is the room price around 300 baht (around $8USD) a night?’.
I think the most culture we experienced was eating chocolate pancakes off the street, having $2 Thai massages and visiting the MBK centre (i.e. not cultural at all).
Ten years on, and I was super excited to visit the buzzing city of Bangkok again. I’d heard a couple of recommendations for the Cabochon Hotel, which is still fairly reasonable for what I would consider a luxury boutique hotel, at around $138 USD a night including breakfast.
The hotel feels more like the grand home of a fabulously electric traveller. Rooms are decorated with tortoise shells and taxidermy, old framed newspapers adorn the walls, and there are big comfy leather sofas from which to sip on tea while browsing through the Bangkok Post.
There’s also a lovely pool on the roof, giving you a good view over the city while you swim. We only had a quick bite to eat in the restaurant when we arrived late on Friday (traditional Thai food), but it was great. Oh and there are only eight rooms which means that the hotel feels very intimate and special.
Need to know:
- Address: 14/29 Sukhumvit 45 Road, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
- Nearest MRT: Phrom Phong BTS Station is a 5 min walk away
- Phone: +66 2259 2871-3
- Website: cabochonhotel.com
- Instagram: @cabochonhotel
- Price: from $138 USD
- Getting here: Fly to BKK Airport and take a taxi to the hotel.
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