With Audley, where you stay is very much part of the experience. Wherever possible we try to track down characterful accommodation. We regularly inspect the accommodation we use, updating our knowledge on existing properties and researching new alternatives. Here we feature some of our most interesting properties, although we recommend and use many others to suit all budgets and tastes.
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137 Pillars House
Built in 1889 to accommodate the manager of the British East Borneo Company, 137 Pillars House has been restored into a 30-suite boutique hotel. The hotel's white-washed buildings are laid out in a traditional 'lanna' style and of which the former house is the centre piece, are set around a beautiful lawn on which High Tea is served every day.
Aava Resort & Spa
This Scandinavian-designed boutique resort is a hidden gem which gives you the opportunity to enjoy one of Thailand's lesser known beaches.
Located in Hanuman Bay on the north east tip of the island, Akaryn's signature concept is one of intuitive design and attention to detail.
The Amanpuri is, arguably, a beach resort without equal in Southeast Asia. Pavillions and Villas are set in verdant palm groves next to the pristine beach.
This small boutique property has only twelve rooms but is bursting with charm and has a traditional Thai feel.
Anantara Bangkok Riverside
One of Bangkok’s finest hotels where the facilities and service are second to none. Perfect for those who want to stay in central Bangkok but still enjoy a little peace and tranquillity.
Anantara Bo Phut Resort
A good value resort with a wide appeal to couples and families alike situated on one of the island's better beaches. The property is within walking distance of a wide range of restaurants and Fisherman's Village.
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa
With the night bazaar only a mere 10-minute walk, this is by far the best centrally located hotel in Chiang Mai.
Anantara Resort, Golden Triangle
A relaxing, comfortable hotel perfectly positioned to capture the unique atmosphere of this mysterious mountain area or a stepping stone to Myanmar and Laos.
Anantara Song Rice Barge
The Anantara Song is a 20-metre rice barge that has been lovingly restored and lavishly converted into a deluxe river cruiser, designed for up to four couples to explore Thailand's famous Mae Nam Chao Praya, 'The River of Kings', in unmatched luxury and comfort.
Angkhang Nature Resort
The Doi Angkhang Nature Resort is positioned in an ideal location for exploring Doi Angkhang and its untouched surroundings on foot or by mountain bike.
This is a delightful family-run hotel tucked away far enough from the main road to provide a peaceful retreat. It is a peaceful haven in the midst of a buzzing metropolis.
Set on the beautiful sands of Khao Lak in Southern Thailand, Bangsak Village offers comfortable, spacious and stylish accommodation.
Situated on the quiet and exclusive Maenam beach this is an ideal way to wind down after your flight, the Napasai's location and facilities speak for themselves.
Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
The Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok has an enviable views over the city and the enormous pool has stunning river views so you can swim a few lengths while watching bustling river life unfold in front of you, a truly unique experience.
Eastern & Oriental Express
Recapturing the elegance and style of the Twenties and Thirties, the Eastern & Oriental Express is Asia's premier luxury train, travelling from Bangkok through the glorious, sweeping countryside of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp
The Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp is situated in the heart of the Khao Sok National Park on the beautiful Cheow Larn Lake and is Thailand's first floating camp.
Elephant Hills Tented Camp
The best place to stay in Khao Sok National Park is undoubtedly the Elephant Hills camp, where 20 well-appointed tents have been erected in a small clearing in the park.
The Fern Resort is nestled in a small valley, seven kilometres out of the town of Mae Hong Son. The 21 wooden bungalows provide 26 rooms, which are built in local Shan style and scattered across former rice paddies.
Four Seasons Resort
Nestled amongst tropical coconut palms, the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is truly an away-from-it-all hillside resort.
Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai
Located in 20 acres of gardens in the beautiful Mae Rim valley just outside Chiang Mai, the Four Seasons is one of the most luxurious hotels in the area.
Four Seasons Tented Camp
Reached by riverboat through exotic bamboo jungles where three countries meet, a one-of-a-kind experience awaits you at the Four Seasons Tented Camp.
Green Gecko is situated approximately 40 minutes from Udon Thani, the gateway to northern Isaan, in a region of Thailand where very few tourists ever venture.
Haad Tien Beach Resort
Located on the island of Koh Tao, renowned for its stunning natural beauty and excellent diving, Haad Tien Beach Resort is a charming, boutique resort.
Hintock Tented Camp
Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass is the latest set of luxury safari tents built along the Kwai River. Each tent has an adjacent open-air bathroom with hot and cold shower, toilet and wash-basin.
Hotel Des Artistes
A wonderful new addition to the small range of boutique hotels in the Khao Yai National Park area, the Hotel Des Artists was formerly a private home until the owner was persuaded by his friends to share it with a wider audience.
Khao Lak Paradise Resort
The Khao Lak Paradise Resort has 30 rooms dotted throughout sprawling grounds. The swimming pool is located at the centre of the resort, next to the beach. There is also a relaxing spa.
Kirimaya Golf Resort and Spa
A luxurious contemporary resort, well situated for exploring Khao Yai national park. A range of wildlife and trekking tours can be arranged from the hotel.
Koh Munnork Private Island
Your castaway experience begins as you reach the shore of Koh Munnork island and are shown to your rustic bungalow, one of only 23 on the island and presented with your survival kit.
Koh Yao Island Resort
This property is the only good quality hotel on the island and boasts 15 beautifully appointed palm-roofed cottages. All the rooms have double beds, en suite facilities, an open-plan seating area with TV, and fantastic sea views.
Lanjia Lodge is an eco-friendly, community-based lodge in northern Thailand looking out over the Mekong and into Laos. A percentage of revenue from guests' stays is used to support community projects.
Layana Resort & Spa
The Layana is one of the best value beach resorts we currently recommend. It is perfect for couples and honeymooners, offers great access to the island of Lanta and the food on offer is sublime.
Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa
Le Vimarn is a charming property with only 31 cottages and villas. All rooms are decorated with a distinctly Thai feel including elegant teak wood and rattan furnishings, as well as woven fabrics.
The Legend Resort is a comfortable resort with a relaxing riverside setting. The resort has 78 rooms including a number of pool villas.
A super place to experience local hospitality in the hills of northern Thailand. Friendly staff and a range of activities make it a great base from which to explore the area.
The Resort is ideal for those who wish to be away from the hustle and bustle of Koh Samui's more livelier locations.
Steeped in history, the Manadrin is a quiet, luxurious haven amidst the bustle and excitement of Bangkok. The river terrace is a perfect place for an evening meal.
Mekhala Rice Barge
The Mekhala is fully self-contained and offers comfortable amenities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Twelve passengers can be accommodated in six separate, air-conditioned cabins.
Being in reasonable proximity to the airport, this is a perfect resort for a few days relaxation at the beginning or end of a busy tour.
Phu Chaisai Resort
Set on a hillside overlooking a remote part of northern Thailand, the Phu Chaisai Resort is a wonderful boutique property for those looking to get right into the heart of Thailand's beautiful countryside.
Phumanee Lahu Home
The Phumanee Lahu Home is a family run property which provides a friendly base for those wishing to explore the local hill tribe communities. The hotel is operated by ancestors of Phu Muen, the man who led the migration of Lahu people from Myanmar into Thailand 120 years ago.
Pimalai Resort & Spa
Set amongst jungle gardens, all 79 of the rooms, villas and suites are spread throughout well manicured gardens and all have sea views.
Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort
The Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort is located on Bang Sak Beach, just six miles north of Khao Lak town. The rooms are both elegant and refined, offering guests the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.
Puripunn Boutique hotel
A fantastic boutique hotel maintaining a heritage charm and sophistication as well as having a central location. Many restaurants, shop houses and sightseeing attractions lie within a few minutes’ stroll of the property.
The Ramada has been designed in a contemporary yet unobtrusive style and offers a quiet and peaceful retreat on a more scenic stretch of the Andaman coastline. It has 116 rooms.
This brand new boutique addition to Bangkok's array of hotels moves away from the traditional area for tourist hotels and sits on the banks of the Chao Praya River away from the busier sections in town.
The Sala Ayuthaya is a small boutique property with only 26 contemporary styled rooms.
The Sala Samui is one Koh Samui's smaller and more stylish resorts. The rooms are attractively furnished in traditional Thai style, with the emphasis on seclusion and tranquillity.
The Sarojin takes its name from a mythical Thai daughter who is regarded as the perfect host. The 56 guest residences are set over ten acres of grounds, leading to a wonderful and secluded white sand beach.
Shangri La Hotel
The Shangri La Hotel is a wonderful hotel in an excellent location with all the facilities you could ever ask for.
A great option with stylish rooms and excellent facilities ideal for couples and families who want to be in the heart of the city close to some of the best shopping in Bangkok and the convenient sky-train system.
Six Senses Yao Noi
Koh Yao is still blissfully underdeveloped and the Six Senses brand provides every luxury with a unique blend of rustic charm and contemporary design.
Overlooking the city and Lumpini Park, the So Sofitel has 237 rooms, including 28 suites, and is a stylish and contemporary addition to Bangkok's luxury accommodation options.
Soneva Kiri is the first resort of its kind on Koh Kood and it is a stunning addition to the collection. Set in 41 hectares of natural grounds the resort is made up of 42 pool villas.
The Sukhothai Treasure is surrounded by rice paddies and is a quiet and serene base for exploring the UNESCO protected temples of Sukhothai that are located nearby.
The Float House
Surrounded by jungle and developed with the eco-conscious traveller in mind, the Float House consists of 20 boutique floating villas, tastefully decorated and with a private balcony and pier to enjoy the panoramic river views.
The Peninsula Hotel
The Peninsula hotels combine Eastern and Western hospitality to provide unmatched service and luxurious comfort.
Formerly known as The Chedi, The Surin is located on one of Phuket’s prettiest white sand beaches, sheltered in the quiet, palm-fringed Pansea Bay.
The Tubkaak Resort
One of the area's best resorts with a lovely layout and good facilities. The resort has a freeform swimming pool with jacuzzi, and a spa.
The Vijitt Resort
The Vijitt resort is now in it's third generation with a new all villa property. All of the villas have a very natural and organic feel whilst also incorporating traditional Thai design and modern luxuries.
Yaang Come Village
This charming little property has an envious location and a good pool to cool off in after a hard day's sight seeing.
Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa
With so much choice of accommodation on Samui, the Zazen is a welcome alternative to some of the island's larger properties. Zazen has a delightful, intimate atmosphere.