Hotels in Thailand Introduction to Thailand
Thailand hotels vary in price and facilities throughout the country. The standard varies from luxury 5-star hotels in the big cities to guesthouses offering basic accommodation. Room rates vary depending on the season you are traveling in and the area in which you are staying. Remember that the peak season is between November and February. Below are some hotel choices in different areas of Thailand.
Hotels in Thailand are not officially graded so price becomes the best indicator as to what to expect. Skip to Bangkok - Eastern Seaboard - Upper Western Gulf Coast - Upper Andaman Coast - Lower Andaman Coast - Deep South
Straddling the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok is a thriving new city. Visitors burst into the city to experience the Buddhist temples, magnificent market places, stunning palaces and trendy restaurants and nightclubs. Each area of Bangkok has its own character therefore there is an absence of any single center. For neon lights head to the notorious Patpong Road near the eastern end or hit up Sukhumvit Road for great shopping. Bangkok's skyline is covered with gleaming skyscrapers while its river is covered with floating markets, it is a city that never sleeps. Bangkok is also the home of some of the most spectacular resorts in the world.
Price doesn't particularly indicate this guesthouse, with rooms from 350 Baht, this is a true gem with great views over the river especially from its rooftop restaurant. For airconditioning, balcony and river views, prices go up but are still very good value. Book through their website.
Downtown - Moeleng Boutique Resort (21/1 Soi Ratchatapan, Makasan District)
This hotel has a contemporary Northern Thai Style equipt with wireless internet and television. This area is not as touristy but is famous for its markets. It is also right next to a large public park, perfect for walks. If you book online you will get a discounted rate rather than purchasing otherwise. Book through their website.
Dusit - New World Lodge Hotel (2 Samsen Road., Banglumphu, Pranakorn)
Equipt with a fitness room, restaurant, babysitting facilities, wireless internet and airport transfers, the New World Lodge Hotel is an excellent choice of hotel when staying in Bangkok. Accommodation is inclusive of service and tax and are very reasonable prices. Book through their website.
Old City - New Siam Riverside Hotel (21 Phra Athit Road, Banglampoo)
Located right on the waterfront with a newly installed pool and close to the entertainment area, Bangkok's most famous wats and the National Museum. Book through their website.
The Eastern Seaboard is full of contrasts, from commercial resorts to pristine beaches to un-touched national parks. The Eastern Seaboard borders Cambodia and stretches back to Bangkok. Make your way to its stunning national parks, Nam Tok Phliw or Khao Kitchakut where flora and fauna prosper. Pattaya attracts many people to its restaurants and raucous nightclubs while Ko Chang's reefs and pristine beaches attract the the more intrepid travelers. Luminous streets, traditional fishing villages and gorgeous beaches, the Eastern Seaboard is an excellent place to visit.
Ko Chang - White Sand Beach Resort (Koh Chang)
This Thailand hotel is located on the island's longest and beautiful beach, this resort offers a range of rooms (some with air conditioning), most with sea views. Dotted with towering palms and coconut trees, this beach is the most popular on the island. Book through their website.
Ko Samet - Moo Ban Talay (1/8 Moo 4 Banpae, Muang Rayong)
For some glamerous simplicity, stay at the Moo Ban Talay, one of Ko Samet's best. Located on a private beach, the place radiates exclusivity.
Pattaya - Siam Bayview Hotel (310/2 Moo 10, Beach Road)
Situated right in the center of Ao Pattaya, this conveniently located hotel has many facilities for a comfortable stay. These include tennis courts, swimming pools, restaurants and a massage pavilion. Book online through their website.
Upper Western Gulf Coast
With its alluring coast, this area is a very popular place for tourists. It is close to Bangkok but just far enough away to feel out of the city. The Upper Western Gulf Coast has a forested inland with spectacular beaches on the coast sheltered by mountains. There are many golf courses for those keen for a game, and many bird watching areas for those interested while those with a sweet tooth will love Phetchaburi, well known for its variety of sweets. Glorious buildings line the streets such as the Wat Mahathat Worawilhan and the Wat Kamphaeng Laeng, one of the few surviving Khmer shrines.
Ko Phangan - Cocohut Village (Hat Seekantang)
This beach front pool villa is stylish with a relaxing atmoshere. They have a range of accommodation from basic to luxury, with jacuzzis and great food. Book online here.
Ko Samui - Lamai Wanta (124/264 Moo 3, Hat Lamai)
The Lamai Wanta is close to the Lamai action but far enough away to still be a relaxing place. It sits directly on the beach with an infinity pool and hotel restaurant. Although it doesn't have a large amount of facilities, it has been recently renovated for a clean and comfortable stay. Make your reservation here.
Ko Tao - Mango Bay Grand Resort (Ao Mamuang)
Located on an isolated cove, this place is tasteful and comfortable; an excellent mid-range choice for travelers. There is superb snorkeling just in front of the premesis and there is a wide variety of good food served. Make a reservation through their website.
Upper Andaman Coast
Like the thought of sandy beaches and swaying palms? This region offers a lot to travelers from pristine coral reefs to the luxurious comforts of Phuket.
Phang Nga Bay / Coast - Golden Buddha Beach Resort (Ko Phra Thong)
Try this Thailand getaway which specialises in new-age activities such as yoga, mixed with activities such as island safaris, sea kayaking and snorkeling. It is regarded as one of Asia's finest eco-resorts. To reserve your stay, book through their website.
Phuket - Sugar Palm Resort (20/10 Kata Road, Muang)
For a vibrant stay in Phuket, check in to the Sugar Palm Resort. Its youthful vibe and stylish accommodations attract holiday makers from all over. It is close to shops and restaurants and the beach is only 10 minutes away. Rates are mid-range, book online through their website.
Lower Andaman Coast
The Lower Andaman Coast is a fantastic spot for unspoiled nature. With islands Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta within reach and the idyllic beaches of Krabi and Trang, this holiday destination has a lot to offer. Diving, snorkling and rock climbing are just some of the activities popular in this area.
Ko Lanta - Costa Lanta (212 Moo 1, Saladan)
This is a sleek yet rather unique resort with minimalist architecture that attracts a young crowd. With open-sided rooms, there is little privacy but the large restaurant and bar compensate this with its relaxed ambience. Make a reservation through their website.
Ko Phi Phi - Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort (49 Moo 8, Ao Nang)
Situated on one of Thailand's best beaches, there are coconut palms and lush surrounds to make this a perfect getaway. From hillside pool villas to beachfront bungalows, enjoy the restaurants, bars, swimming pools and dive center. Book through their website.
Krabi - Sunrise Tropical Resort (39 Moo 2 Ao-Nang, Muang Krabi)
With a quick walk to Rai Leh West and Hat Tham Phra Nang, these villas are sumptuous with open-air showers and lush gardens. Rates are very reasonable and increasing for the luxurious rooms in the peak season. Book online.
The Deep South is among the loveliest and least visited regions in Thailand. This region has more in common with its neighbour Malaysia with its distinct culture, food, history and religion. It is a great experience for travelers though political strife keeps many away.
Hat Yai - Novotel Centara (3 Sanehanusorn Road)
This hotel is in the center of Hat Yai which is known as the bustling Gateway to the South. Expect good hospitality and facilities with internet in each room. There are good restaurants and bars with a stunning rooftop pool. Although at more of the luxury end of the scale, if it is comfort you are after, this is the place to go. Book through their website.
Pattani - CS Pattani (299 Moo 4, Nong Jik Road)
Located just outside the vicinity of the town, the CS Pattani sports a modern and comfortable style of accommodation. With two pools and good restaruants, it is the friendly and well trained staff that will make your stay something special. Try out their birds' nest soup! Book online here.
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