Top Hotels in Thailand 2021

Global travel website Tripadvisor have published their Travellers Choice Top 25 Hotels in Thailand 2021.

Main picture Chiang Rai, Thailand credit Peter Borter on Unsplash

The list is compiled using user reviews and includes hotels and resorts from around Thailand from small boutique hotels to some of the biggest hotel names in the country.

In this special post we look at the top hotels in this wonderful country.


Topping the entire list is the Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok – Marriott Executive Apartments are centrally located 5 star apartments near to Phrom Phong BTS station and the Emporium Shopping Centre. Book direct with the hotel here or at or Tripadvisor

In second place nationally is The Siam “An Urban Luxury Resort”. Set on 3 acres of verdant frontage along the Chao Phraya River, The Siam is a 39-suite-and-villa urban luxury resort located in Bangkok’s Royal Dusit District. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, the Art Deco inspired, Thai antique infused masterpiece is the kingdom’s premier resort. Guests have an array of superlative amenities at their fingertips; restaurants with cooking school, spa with Sak Yant tattoo studio, gymnasium with Muay Thai ring, riverside infinity pool, screening room and more. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

At number 6 in the list of Top Thailand Hotels is The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Collection Hotel. Built on the former site of Kandhavas Palace and is one of Bangkok’s most fashionable places to stay and play host. Each of the 374 guestrooms and suites provides impressive views of Bangkok skyline and showcases a Thai-colonial design blending historic Thai culture with the most modern convenience. Book direct with the hotel here or at or Tripadvisor

The Siam Kempinski Hotel is at number 10 on the list. A city-resort adjacent to Sa Pathum Palace, and part of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels. Located next to Siam Paragon, this luxurious “resort within a city,” boasts 397 plush rooms and lavish suites. With its aim to create a sanctuary in the heart of the city, all rooms overlook lush beautifully landscaped tropical gardens awash with a cornucopia of flora and fauna, with 22 of them enjoying private access to the pools in the garden. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

The Okura Prestige is at number 19. Combines Japan’s rich service culture and attention to detail with Thailand’s world-famous standards of hospitality. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

At number 22 is the SO/ Bangkok. Located opposite Lumpini Park, SO/ Bangkok offers panoramic views of both the park and the city’s skyline.Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse is at 23. Bookings direct with the hotel or at or Tripadvisor

Krabi Province

In number 3 position nationally is the Layana Resort and Spa in Koh Lanta. Nestled on Koh Lanta Yai Island in Mu Koh Lanta National Park, a marine archipelago, home to verdant tropical rainforests and undersea kingdoms of colourful coral rich in natural marine diversity. The resort enjoys a spectacular beachfront location on a 3-km long white sand beach. Environmentally-conscious design throughout the property results in a simple and elegant Thai atmosphere; alfresco architecture combining with contemporary design to provide an open, cool and natural feel. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

Pimilai Resort and Spa sits at number 5 in the national list and is also on Koh Lanta. The 900 metre sandy beachfront and 100 acres of paradise will rekindle your love for nature amidst lush tropical forests and the endless Andaman waters, with excellent snorkelling and diving spots. Discover Koh Lanta’s best kept secret, nestled within the solitude and serenity of surrounding mountains. There are 121 accommodation units comprising of serene villas, elegant suites and quaint rooms. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

Number 11 in the list is the Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve hotel. Nestled on the shores of the Andaman Sea and near Phi Phi Island, Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve represents the intersection of nature and culture. Discover a 5-star resort in Thailand where you can wake up to yoga on the beach, spend the afternoon hiking Krabi’s majestic Dragon Crest Mountain and relax over a private dinner with ocean views. Other hotel amenities include wellness retreats, well-appointed villas and Thai cultural experiences. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor


Royal Wing Suites & Spa are the top Pattaya hotel and number 4 nationally. Highly personalised service and attention to detail are trademarks of the hotel; a place where the expectations of the most discerning guests are exceeded. The hotel guests have the exclusive use of the picturesque, free-form Royal Wing Pool and are served by the famous Pool Butlers who ensure a relaxing stay. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

The second Pattaya hotel in the list, at number 8, is the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel. A modern architectural wonder, the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel (formal luxury) fulfills every expectation implied by its name, from the sweeping curves of its sea-facing balconies to the impressive atrium lobby. Its beautifully landscaped area, infinity edge swimming pool and sun decks are for the exclusive use of the hotel’s guests. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

At number 20 is the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel. Sister resort to the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel (above) but with a more casual style alongside 11 restaurants, 5 bars, 2 health spas, Thai cooking school, fitness centre, 7 floodlit tennis courts, 2 air-conditioned squash courts, 7 swimming pools, kids’ world, Teen lounge, exclusive beach and private catamaran. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

Mytt Beach Hotel is at number 21. Set in the heart of North Pattaya, just a few steps away from the beach, this luxury 5-star hotel provides exceptional facilities at surprisingly affordable rates, making it truly outstanding value for money. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

Northern Thailand

The Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort near Chiang Rai is at number 7 in the list. New for 2020 you can spend an unforgettable night observing Thailand’s majestic elephants in their natural habitat from the comfort of your very own, fully furnished, transparent Jungle Bubble. Book direct with the hotel here or at or Tripadvisor

The Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

The X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is at number 13 in the list of top hotels. The hotel is situated on the tranquil banks of the Ping River. The surroundings provide a balance of serenity with a dash of the vibrant Chiang Mai city center just minutes away. The luxury hotel offers a unique design that blends modern elements with the traditional Lanna style that is the hallmark of Northern Thailand living. The luxury 5-story resort feature’s 30 elegantly designed suites. Nature takes center stage as the resort’s courtyard is interspersed with leafy 120-year-old Tamarind trees, while the Ozone Gym- infinity pool and rooftop bar overlooks the tranquil flow of the Ping river. Book direct with the hotel here or at or Tripadvisor

Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort in Chiang Mai is at number 17. A charming hideaway nestled in the heart of Chiang Mai just 5 minutes away from the Night Bazaar. Book at or Tripadvisor

At number 18 is The Inside House also in Chiang Mai. Designed to have a safe home like atmosphere where things are simply comfortable, kind and mindful and guests are looked after like they were part of the family. Book at or Tripadvisor

Koh Samui

The top hotel on Samui is the Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort at number 9. Nestled in a secluded cove on the pristine white sands of Chaweng Noi beach, the resort is fringed by verdant surroundings. Designed to offer guests complete privacy, the 79 spacious Pool Suites and Pool Villas with expansive outdoor spaces have been created in a contemporary style with indigenous Thai accents along with every modern luxury and convenience. All Suites and Villas have a private pool and a spacious terrace, either with stunning views out over the beach or of the lush rain forest backdrop. Book direct with the hotel here or at or Tripadvisor

At number 12 in the list and in second place in Samui is the Buri Rasa Village Samui. On Chaweng Beach this is an enchanting traditional southern Thai dwelling in a Garden of Eden. Echoes of halcyon days with once upon a time tales of aristocracy escaping to country or paradise island retreats with a full compliment of servants and services to meet their every need & requirement. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

Rayong & Trat

Paradee Resort on Koh Samet (south of Pattaya) is at number 14 in the list. The Paradee is renowned for its tranquility and “away-from-it-all” location. 40 luxurious appointed villas, all with magnificent view of either lush tropical Gardens, or white sandy beaches washed by the Gulf of Thailand. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

At number 16 is The Chill Resort & Spa, Koh Chang. From immersing in the tranquility of the beautiful white-sand beach to unwinding at the luxurious Chill Spa, from indulging at the five-star Thai fusion cuisine restaurant to relaxing in the beautiful tropical postmodern accommodations, The Chill is not just a destination for your vacation, it’s your private getaway paradise. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

Hua Hin

Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort is number 15 in the list. This all-suite resort is known for its laid back barefoot luxury romance and features cutting edge cool design, superb facilities, great service and truly alfresco relaxed & romantic ambiance. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor


The Six Senses Yao Noi, at number 24, is not technically Phuket but it is just off the Phuket coastline. Phang Nga Bay has to be one of the world’s most spectacular seascapes and it sets the stage for your magical stay on Koh Yao Noi. Just 45 minutes from Phuket, this Six Senses island resort in Thailand is as close to nature’s luxury as you can be. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

Rounding off the top 25 hotels is COMO Point Yamu. Located at the tip of Cape Yamu in Phuket overlooking the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay. Interiors offer an expression of contemporary Thai luxury, alongside a COMO Shambhala wellness retreat and two world-class restaurants. Bookings available at or Tripadvisor

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