Best Hotels in Thailand

Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia with numerous beaches, luxurious royal palaces, ancient ruins and Buddhist temples.

Dhara Dhevi

The atmosphere at Dhara Dhevi hotel is refined and elegant. Antiques, beautiful Thai Tapestries and teak floors adorn the lobby and rooms. The architecture and grounds of the hotel are works of art that can be admired.

Outdoor enthusiasts will probably appreciate the free bikes, as well as the excellent fitness center and tennis courts. Dhara Dhevi is set on 25 hectares of land overlooking rice fields and rainforests. The hotel is just a 10-15 minute drive from Chiang Mai City.

The rooms are rich and diverse, from decadent colonial-style suites to Thai villas with authentic teak interiors. Every room here is great, so the only dilemma will be choosing which one to book. In the colonial wing of the hotel there are luxurious suites with separate living rooms, antique furniture, huge hot tubs and terraces overlooking the gardens and pools. The villas offer more privacy and are the renovated traditional houses of Northern Thailand. Each room has an outdoor terrace and, despite the rustic charm, modern amenities.

Guests can enjoy fine French cuisine at Farang Ses Restaurant and Thai candlelit dinners at Le Grand Lanna by the pond, where musicians play in the evenings. Confectionery Dhara Dhevi is famous for the best desserts in Thailand. The Horn Bar, decorated with Burmese masks, serves specialty drinks. There is a modern fitness center, tennis courts, magnificent swimming pools, spa, library.

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Santiburi Koh Samui

Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa is one of the most expensive resorts in Thailand. It is a cosy hotel with a children’s club, zoo and rabbits in the garden. It features a huge swimming pool and a private beach with Rim Talay Restaurant. It features a stylish lobby lounge and a spa located in one of the gardens. Santiburi Golf Club is considered the best in Southern Thailand, making the resort a golfer’s paradise.

Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa is located on Maenam Beach, on the north coast of Koh Samui. The airport is a 15-20 minute drive away, while the fishing village and restaurant harbour are a 10-minute drive away. Several restaurants, bars and shops are within walking distance of the resort.

The rooms are represented by duplexes, with one and two bedrooms, and villas with teak floors and marble bathrooms.

The duplex one-bedroom suites feature a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom with separate bathtub and shower. All rooms are equipped with new furniture and everything you need. More expensive villas are surrounded by gardens. have swimming pools.

The infrastructure is represented by a huge swimming pool, a beach, a sports complex with a tennis court and a fitness center, three restaurants, bars and a spa.

There is also a children’s club, an orchid house, a spice and fruit garden, as well as plenty of space for walking. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.

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Banyan Tree Samui

Located on a small peninsula east of Lamai, surrounded by palm trees and lush vegetation, the exclusive Banyan Tree Samui has the luxury of a modern hotel. Stylish and modern furnishings with furniture made of different types of wood and a muted palette of pastel colors stand out against the background of chic architecture and Thai flavor.

Each of the 88 rooms is located in a separate building surrounded by trees and flowers, which ensures a high level of privacy. Banyan Tree Samui is a favorite holiday destination for families with children, as it is equipped with a children’s club, swimming pool and entertainment for all ages.

The hotel is located on top of a hill. Within walking distance of the hotel there is a private sandy beach with many water sports available on the beach. The Big Buddha, one of the island’s main attractions, can be reached in about 35 minutes, while the Koh Samui Butterfly Gardens can be reached in 25 minutes. Banyan Tree Samui Hotel offers a free shuttle service to Chaweng and Lamai.

Among the amenities for guests: four restaurants, an infinity pool, a swish spa, a gym and yoga, as well as children’s entertainment.

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JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Phuket is a chain hotel on Mai Kao Beach, about a 10-minute drive from Phuket International Airport, which overlooks the AndamanSea. Exposed wooden beams and huge blue wicker lamps add interest to the interior. The back of the lobby overlooks a massive pool with luxurious swings.

JW Marriott Phuket has 265 different room options, each with marble bathrooms, balconies and panoramic windows.

Mandara Spa has 16 treatment rooms for couples and five Thai massage rooms. The hotel regularly hosts wellness seminars. The indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre are equipped with modern equipment.

The kids’ club hosts activities for toddlers, billiards, video games and air hockey for teenagers. The resort has everything from batik painting to yoga and braiding.

Guests have private access to the sandy Mai Kao Beach, a beach volleyball court and sailboats. Most guests use the beach for walks, and prefer to swim in three pools.

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Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Luxury hotel in downtown Bangkok creates the feeling of a secluded island oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. From the front door, you can walk to Siam Elevated Metro Station in five minutes, from where you can reach the rest of Bangkok without traffic jams. Guests can visit the hundreds of restaurants and shopping centres around.

Siam Kempinski has 300 rooms and suites. Rooms have spacious bathrooms and rooms with views of the garden and pools. Some rooms have direct access to the water, which makes the hotel much more like an island resort than a hotel in the center of Bangkok. Some rooms have a balcony with pool views. Free Wi-Fi is available in every room.

Siam Kempinski is home to the famous Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin restaurant, which is run by a Danish chef specialising in molecular Thai cuisine. In addition to this, there is the Beer Restaurant Europa, which specializes in Sunday buffets with free champagne, and the Niche dining room, which serves hamburgers, sandwiches and cocktails throughout the day and evening.

A giant saltwater pool stretches across the hotel. There is also a modern fitness center with a large number of cardiovascular equipment, which is open around the clock. The Kempinski Spa is famous for its relaxing massages and wellness treatments. Free wi-fi is available throughout the hotel.

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Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

The resort is located near the Mekong River. Guests are welcomed at Chiang Rai Airport, a 90-minute drive away, and a shuttle service is included in the price. You can get here only by boat, and the first contact with the hotel takes place in a bamboo hut under the open sky. Here, guests are obliged to call three times in a large traditional gong: once for good luck, once for health and once for wealth.

After the ceremonial entrance, guests climb the stairs to the Mai Pai Lao Lounge, which serves as both a bar and a lobby. The room stock is made up of 15 huts, and the atmosphere here is quiet and intimate.

Luxurious authentic huts with outdoor shower and private balcony, some with hot tub. All air-conditioned huts feature teak beds with mosquito nets, desks and a spacious seating area.

The infrastructure includes a romantic restaurant, an all-inclusive wine cellar and an open-air spa. The hotel does not have a fitness centre, but free spa treatments are included in the price of each booking. The pool is located among lush greenery. It is perfect for swimming and there is a hot tub nearby.

The Burma Bar is located on the west side of the hotel, overlooking the river. The nearby nong Yao gourmet Thai and European restaurant is also located outdoors in a traditional thatched-roof hut. The menu consists of dishes of Northern Thai cuisine, as well as more familiar Western dishes, meals are included in the price. In addition, there is a wine cellar next door with cheese and international wines, guests can even bring a bottle or two to their rooms. Special activities such as jungle picnics and elephant riding can be arranged.

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The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Phuket

The resort is built on the small island of Naka Yai in the Andaman Sea. You can get here only by boat from Phuket through the sparkling Phang Nga Bay. There is almost nothing to do on the island but to swim, sunbathe, ride bicycles and play in the water. The eastern part of the island consists of wide sandy beaches of Phang Nga Bay. There are several small restaurants and shops. The resort offers free boat trips to/from Phuket.

There are 67 villas on Naka Island, and each of them is beautifully decorated both inside and out. Large windows let enough light into the rooms and offer a view of either the grounds, the beach, or Phang Nga Bay. Outside, the villas have magnificent private terraces, as well as deep pools and daybeds.

Naka Spa combines the beauty of the outside world with the comfort of Thai hospitality and treatments.The modern gym is equipped with new equipment. Guests can rent bicycles to explore the island.

The beach on the island of Naka is clean, quiet and secluded. The sandy strip and clear blue water are ideal for kayaking and surfing – all of which can be rented for free. There are no sun loungers on the sand itself, but they are installed on the lawn above the beach along with hammocks. There are several other public beaches within a short bike ride from the resort.

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The St Regis Bangkok

This modern, luxurious hotel with an elegant atmosphere and a slight touch of Thai style is located in the heart of Bangkok. The hotel’s modern interiors are decorated with wood, fabrics and marble, Thai paintings, sculptures and antiques.

The outdoor black granite pool is surrounded by tropical greenery. There is also a bar on the terrace.

228 hotel rooms and suites St. Regis occupy from 13 to 22 floors of the 47-storey building. Rooms are decorated in brown, beige, gray and cream colors. Exquisite wooden furniture, polished wooden floors, patterned carpets and Thai silks with intricate patterns create an exquisite but restrained atmosphere.

It features a large outdoor pool, a full-service spa, several restaurants, a business centre and an elegant bar.

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Alina Abramova

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