An exclusive wellness cuisine resort in the centre of the old city
NESTLED in Bangkok’s old city (Rattanakosin) is the Raweekanlaya Boutique Wellness Cuisine Resort. Originally built as the residence of the royal governess, Khun Tat Pheungboon Na Ayutthaya, of His Majesty King Vajiravudh (King Rama VI), this exclusive wellness cuisine resort has been restored to replicate its 19th-century origin. Recently, the entire complex was expanded with the original design in mind.
This urban wellness resort spans over 900 sq m of ground with lush greenery highlighted by the 120-year-old Banyan tree. Featuring 38 unique guest rooms designed to reflect the heritage of Old-Siam with contemporary touches, each room has been built to suit the available space.
All rooms reflect a sophisticated interplay between modern comforts and traditional Thai décor of the Rama VI era with added artistic elements. Drawing inspiration from His Majesty’s work, each room has been uniquely appointed with a poem from Thai literature depicting the Thai culture and society at the time. In order to include the adjacent land facing Krung Kasem Road, various walls across the resort's buildings feature hand-painted artwork or depictions from modern Thai history.
Divided into two wings, the City Wing rooms face the main road with views of the Krung Kasem Canal leading to Chaophraya River, while the Garden Wing rooms are located in the main residence building of the royal governess of His Majesty Rama VI.
The Raweekanlaya Dining Room is a wellness cuisine restaurant where the food is crafted with the emphasis on health and sustainability. Every dish includes healthy and natural ingredients such as organic brown rice, sea salt, and seasonal organic produce from small-scale farmers.
While a number of products are sourced from local and international artisan producers, a small organic fruit and herb garden is also located on the grounds where guests can pick the herbs of their chosen dishes under the slogan, “You Pick, We Cook”.
Other facilities include an outdoor pool, the Imperial Spa, a fitness centre, and a pool bar where healthy fruit juices are made and served fresh for guests.
Raweekanlaya Bangkok. 164-172 Krung Kasem Road, Bangkok. 02 628 5999. raweekanlaya.com