Where to stay

Thailand is a very touristic destination with nice hotels, complexes or guesthouses with very good services.

Below is a list of places to stay in Thailand:

Rayavadee Krabi

Rayavadee is located in the heart of the beautiful Phranang peninsula in Krabi. Phranang peninsula is on the border of the Krabi National Marine Park, a region renowned for its natural beauty and its rich flora, fauna and marine life.

When the hotel was built over two decades ago, it was with the idea of creating one of the best luxury hotels in Thailand that offer a balanced life in a unique environment.

The Rayavadee hotel is hidden amidst tropical gardens and coconut groves against the backdrop of cliffs, lush jungle foliage and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea. In addition to the beautiful five-star accommodation, Rayavadee also offers fine dining, one of the most unique relaxation spas in Thailand, and warm, attentive service. Surrounded by natural beauty, the resort is also the perfect destination for a honeymoon in Thailand and also a setting for intimate and personalized wedding celebrations.

Dhara Dhevi

With over 120 rooms, the Dhara Dhevi hotel is one of the best luxury property in Chiang Mai. It was built to resemble the ancient kingdom of Lanna or a complex of Burmese temples. The villas have private pools built from reconstructed rice barns.

The designs of the hotel are spectacular. It has one of Thailand’s best spas and it is housed in what looks like a giant temple. It has a gourmet dining options which range from French haute cuisine to Thai royal dishes.

Customers also have access to a library of over 5,000 books and DVDs. It is truly one of the most romantic and luxurious hotel in Thailand, but also one of the most expensive.

Siam Kempinski Hotel

One of Bangkok’s most lavish hotels, the 300-room Siam Kempinski hotel is located in the city center, behind the luxury shopping center Siam Paragon.

The elegant rooms – set around a garden oasis with saltwater swimming pools running through it – are decorated in contemporary Thai décor. The hotel feature drapes and silk paintings, as well as amenities such as minibars with flat-screen TVs.

Some rooms give direct access to the large winding swimming pool which is the centerpiece of the property. The bright and well-equipped fitness center has shiny parquet floors. With its gardens, swimming pool and private atmosphere, it looks more like a seaside resort than a hotel. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.

The parameters that affect the price of a room or bungalow:

1. The seasons:

There are two main tourist seasons in Thailand. The high season, during which the number of tourists is very high, from the end of November to mid-April.

The low season which is known as rainy season starts from the beginning of May to mid-November. Beware of islands like Koh Phangan in which its high season begins in January and ends in July. The massive arrival of Europeans has an effect on the prices of hotels in Thailand.

Also, the Thailand government has developed domestic tourism. As a result, during Thai holidays or long weekends the number of rooms available is very low (especially on the islands).

2. Local or national holidays

Local or national holidays have an impact on the availability and cost of rooms. Watch out for national holidays in Thailand.

3. Tourist area

National parks, seaside towns are tourist zones that attract lots of tourists. Prices of hotels in the zones change a lot. Sometimes it can be very expensive (high season) and sometimes it is very cheap (low season).

How to book a hotel?

The most convenient method is via websites, but be careful when websites advertise that there is no room. The reservation system is based on a simple principle: a hotel that has ten rooms, for example, offers three at the booking website.

You must, therefore, go to several sites and also call or write directly to the hotel. The same applies when you wish to reserve several rooms or guest houses. It is advisable to book a hotel reservation week ahead of your trip to the Kingdom of Thailand.