Nestled along Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River sits Praya Palazzo, a grand boutique hotel steeped in luxury and history. The beautiful property dates back to the Siam period and was once a grand private residence. Now their 15 elegant rooms have been transformed into a quiet and nostalgic hotel perfect for escaping the busy crowds of Bangkok. Our kids loved the novelty of arriving on a private river boat and entering the colonial property from its small yet inviting dock. As soon as you step through the gates you feel as if you’ve completely left the city. Influenced by classic Italian architecture and Siam furnishings, you find picture perfect moments in every corner. Our days were spent beside the ambient and refreshing pool and we couldn’t resist the Thai Royal cuisine served at Praya Dining. Sunsets were magical from the riverside terrace and the rooms made me feel as if I was back in the Amalfi Coast. Staff consistently went out of their way to ensure each guest had a personalized and unique experience and always had the grounds looking pristine and beautiful. Although you feel miles away from Bangkok’s bustling streets the hotel is in an optimal location to sightsee and explore. We hopped on one of the sightseeing boats right on the river and visited the mainly famous temples, street food areas, and shopping malls from the water. A perfect choice if you’re looking for tranquility and relaxation during your stay in Bangkok.