Accommodation in Thailand
Embrace the bustle of Bangkok
The chaotic capital of Thailand is generally the first port of call for visitors to this ancient nation. Bangkok sprawls out across the Chao Phraya River delta in the heart of the country and the city is home to some of the best Thailand accommodation on offer.
Bangkok hotels range from colourful guest houses to top of the line luxury retreats. Many of the city's high-end hotels are located in glittering Silom, including the world-famous Mandarin Oriental, while the equally opulent Peninsula overlooks the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Thon Buri.
Check in to Chang Mai
Thailand's most preeminent northern city is undoubtedly Chang Mai, and this mountain-top town is home to a diverse array of accommodation. Guesthouses abound, with the ever-popular Spicy House a favourite with itinerant backpackers, while the Julie Guesthouse is another mainstay of the budget accommodation set.
For a truly relaxing getaway, consider a stay at the Secret Garden Chiang Mai on the fringes of Bor Sang village, with its picturesque bungalows and tranquil garden setting. The luxury Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi is one of the region's most upscale hotels and is renowned for its 5-star service.
Kick back and relax in Krabi
Surrounded by lush greenery and bounded by pristine golden beaches, Krabi is one of Thailand's most popular destinations. This burgeoning west coast province welcomes thousands of visitors to its sun-kissed shores each year, and the beaches of Had Yao, Ao Nang and Rai Leh cater to a steady stream of international tourists.
While Krabi Town is somewhat of a humdrum adminstrative centre, nearby Ao Nang lies at the heart of Krabi's tourist trade. This picturesque beachside locale boasts plenty of excellent accommodation, including the luxurious L Resort Krabi. Adventure sports enthusiasts flock to rock climbing hotspot Rai Leh, with the opulent Rayavadee on the region's Phra Nang Beach considered one of the most luxurious resorts in the region.