The Cabochon is located at the end of a quiet soi off of Sukhumvit Road, hidden away like a forgotten treasure. This small boutique gem has only four villas and four suites, with each one decked out with vintage writing desks, armchairs, and antique table lamps. Double French doors, wood framed vanity mirrors, and Belgian linens are just part of the luxury here, with the entire hotel paying homage to the Shanghai chic glory days of the 1920's.Cabochon Hotel — Photo courtesy of courtesy of Cabochon Hotel
It's not only the rooms that will leave visitors impressed here. The Thai Lao Yeh Restaurant is made from 100 year old timber salvaged from Thai villages and the care and craft put into the design is rivaled only by the superlative menu items, which features plenty of authentic Isaan dishes such as spicy larb meat salads or such novelties as gaeng pak wan kai-mod-daeng (spicy soup with ants eggs).
Cabochon Hotel — Photo courtesy of courtesy of Cabochon HotelIf you want something a bit more continental, the adjacent Joy Luck Club is a Parisian style bar which offers breakfasts, finger foods, and plenty of wonderful alcoholic creations to help you drift away into the mood enticing surroundings.