Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort. Photo credits: Intercontinental Hotels Group – Thailand.
Sasha O’Shea wrote this guest post about 5 top hotels in Thailand.
Each year, travelers flock to Thailand to experience the unforgettable beaches, landscapes, cuisine and culture that make it a truly unique destination. Thailand’s towns and cities are overflowing with activities, restaurants, entertainment and accommodation aimed at providing foreign visitors with a true sense of the Thai experience.
With so many amazing places to stay all over Thailand, choosing your accommodation can be daunting, browsing through hundreds of websites and reviews, trying to find the perfect place. Check out my top five hotel picks in Thailand to get you started:
Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort, Hua Hin
With incredible traditional Thai decor and unsurpassed service, the luxury, beachfront Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort (above) is not to be missed if you’re traveling to Hua Hin.
The resort offers a day spa, pool, fitness centre, and even a grocery shopping service. There are three restaurants to choose from and a cocktail lounge with swim-up bar, as well as 24hr room service. You’ll find it difficult to leave the hotel with so many creature comforts at your doorstep.
Secret Garden, Chiang Mai
The award-winning Secret Garden in Chiang Mai is a charming and luxurious resort-style hotel, a peaceful oasis 12km north of Thailand’s second largest city.
With private bungalows, massage, pool, barbeques and other facilities, the Secret Garden finds the perfect balance between a social stay and a secluded retreat.
The resort encircles a beautiful garden, lush with native vegetation. The Secret Garden combines luxury with a true sense that you’re tucked away in the heart of the Thai rainforest. This family-owned resort has a warmth to it that will make it difficult to leave.
Oriental Residence, Bangkok
For those who enjoy a sprawling cityscape, look no further than the Oriental Residence in the heart of Bangkok. Everything about this hotel is luxurious and elegant. The location is ideal for city stays, right in the centre of the city’s business and embassy district on the tree-lined Wireless Road.
The service is truly five-star, with attentive staff always available to see that guests’ needs are met swiftly. There is a state-of-the-art fitness centre, fine dining, a recreation room and even a limo service. Rooms are exquisite and with two- and three-bedroom suites also available, it’s the perfect accommodation to house the whole family in luxury.
Sandalwood Luxury Villas, Koh Samui
If your travels take you out to Koh Samui, then the hillside Sandalwood Luxury Villas is the ideal place to call home. With traditional Thai decor accenting the unique luxury of each villa, nothing is left to be desired. Pools, spas, fine dining, private balconies, breathtaking views – Sandalwood is the perfect way to spend your Koh Samui downtime. They even offer tours and Thai cooking classes.
Rising Sun Residence, Phuket
Rising Sun sees to a private and pampered stay in private villas, easily accessed from the centre of Phuket but hidden away from the throngs of tourists. Perched on a hill, guests face beautiful views of Chalong Bay to accompany them as they enjoy shared or private pools, Jacuzzi and fully-equipped kitchen facilities.
There are small villas for a romantic getaway and larger villas available for those with family in tow. The staff are passionate and service is warm, friendly and always available.
If relaxing in the sun with incredible views and a secluded space of your own sounds like your kind of holiday then Rising Sun is for you.
Wherever it is that your Thailand travels take you, you’d be mad not to try the crème de la crème of Thai accommodation, and for the best deals ask your travel agent about Thailand holiday packages. After all, holidays should be all about sitting back, relaxing and letting your cares melt away in luxury and comfort.