Must-see hotels in Thailand

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    Four Seasons Tented Camp

    If you can fit it into your schedule (and budget), this safari-inspired resort is among the most unusual accommodation experiences in Thailand. The ‘tents…

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    Siam

    Zoom back to the 1930s in this retro-chic riverside heritage hotel, where art deco influences, marbled floorings, plantain-lined aqua courtyards and…

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    Bunloed's Huts

    Bunloed and Angelina (he's Thai, she's French) welcome guests to this charming cluster of self-built huts they call home on the edge of peaceful Ban Kham…

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    Baan Bong Pha Om

    Bringing artistic flair and fantastic value to the rice fields of rural Buriram, this family-run place is fun, attractive and utterly relaxing. Many of…

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    Point Yamu by Como

    Breeze into the soaring lobby, where white-mosaic pillars frame ponds reflecting encircling palms, and fall in love. This five-star stunner blends Thai…

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    Sri Panwa

    A genuine candidate for the finest hotel on Phuket, Sri Panwa is poised idyllically on the island's jungle-covered southeasternmost tip. Multiroom villas…

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    Elephant Hills

    Whether you're a family, a honeymooning backpacker couple or a solo traveller, this resort makes everyone smile. Above Mae Nam Sok, at the foot of…

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    Dhara Dhevi

    At first sight it's hard to tell if Dhara Dhevi is a resort or an ancient temple complex. In fact the structures were built in the 2000s, yet they're jaw…

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    Four Seasons Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai's lavish Four Seasons resort is a sprawl of vaulted pavilions and self-contained residences scattered through the rainforest near Mae Rim, with…

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    River Kwai Resotel

    Beautifully furnished thatched-roof bungalows are scattered around this riverside resort's lush gardens. Arriving is thrilling: guests park their cars at…

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    Keemala

    Built into a lush hillside 2km inland from Kamala, this soothing, ecoconscious, fantasy-inspired beauty is one of Phuket's most original, sought-after and…

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    Kata Rocks

    This contemporary all-white beauty, poised on cliffs between Kata's two beaches, is known for its superyacht scene. Villas are minimalist-chic apartments…

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    The Treehouse

    Adventurous travellers will love this special countryside retreat 4km north of the island. The three guest rooms, giant deck and the bridge between them…

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    Tamarind Village

    This refined, atmospheric Lanna-style property sprawls across the grounds of an old tamarind orchard in a prime location off Th Ratchadamnoen. Walkways…

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    Mekong Riverside Resort & Camping

    This delightful spot, nestled up against a postcard-worthy view of the Mekong, is popular with travellers. Owner Khun Ben and her husband Mike are founts…

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    Bangkok Tree House

    Located in the lush green zone known as the Phrapradaeng Peninsula, the Bangkok Tree House's 12 multilevel bungalows are stylishly sculpted from…

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    Praya Palazzo

    After lying dormant for over 30 years, this elegant 19th-century mansion in Thonburi was reborn as an attractive riverside boutique hotel in 2011. The 17…

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    Fern Resort

    This veteran resort is one of the more pleasant places to stay in northern Thailand. The 37 wooden bungalows are spaced out for privacy among tiered rice…

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    Sang Tong Huts

    This clutch of ecofriendly, fan-cooled, TV-free, bamboo and wood bungalows is set in an expansive forested garden just outside town and has loads of…

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    Villa Varich

    Only 4km from Chumphon, but deep in the countryside, Villa Varich is unlike any other Chumphon hotel. The large rooms, half sitting along the jungle-clad…