Thai Resort awarded World’s Best Hotel for Romance by TripAdvisor

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Bangkok, 3 February, 2014: The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, an elegant five-villa boutique property on the southern Thai island of Ko Tao, has been named the World’s Best Hotel for Romance by TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2014. The same resort also led the list of Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Asia and Top 25 Small Hotels in Asia and was ranked at Number Two in both these categories worldwide.

The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Surat Thani Province

Two other Thai properties that topped the charts for Asia were Baan Malinee Bed and Breakfast, Phuket (Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Asia) and Oriental Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi (Top 25 Bargain Hotels in Asia). Both came in at Number Five in the same categories worldwide.

Altogether, 16 Thai hotels were featured in the various categories of the Travellers’ Choice award winners which are based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travellers around the globe.

Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said, “I would like to congratulate all the Thai award winners for their superb products and service quality that has helped them gain such huge recognition worldwide. The fact that the awards cover everything from boutique resorts to budget hotels to bed and breakfast properties is a great indicator of the excellent diversity and range of visitor accommodation in Thailand.

“These awards give small, independent hotels nationwide the opportunity to gain more recognition among consumers, and boost their business in an era of intense competition.”

The following is a list of Thailand’s award-winners:

Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the World

Name Rank

The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Surat Thani Province 1

Top 25 Small Hotels in the World

Name Rank

The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Surat Thani Province 2

Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World

Name Rank

The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Surat Thani Province 2

Top 25 Bargain Hotels in the World

Name Rank

Oriental Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi Province 5

Jaidee Resort, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province 23

Top 25 B&B and Inns in the World

Name

Rank

Baan Malinee Bed and Breakfast, Thalang District, Phuket Province 5

Top 25 Hotels in Asia

Name Rank

Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province 20

Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Asia

Name Rank

The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Surat Thani Province 1

Layana Resort and Spa, Ko Lanta, Krabi Province 15

Beyond Resort Khaolak, Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province 24

Top 25 Small Hotels in Asia

Name Rank

The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Surat Thani Province 1

Top 25 Bargain Hotels in Asia

Name Rank

Oriental Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi Province 1

Jaidee Resort, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province 5

Xanadu 2008, Kanchanaburi Province 8

Mai Siam Resort, Chiang Mai Province 14

Khanom Hill Resort, Khanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province 23

Pen Villa Hotel, Choeng Thale, Phuket Province 24

Top 25 B & Bs and Inns in Asia

Name Rank

Baan Malinee Bed and Breakfast, Thalang district, Phuket Province 1

Pak Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province 12

W Home Bangkok, Bangkok 22

Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Asia

Name Rank

The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Surat Thani Province 1

Top 25 Hotels for Families in Asia

Name Rank

Angsana Laguna Phuket, Thalang District, Phuket Province 9

Centara Karon Resort Phuket, Karon District, Phuket Province 14

Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club, Mai Khao, Phuket Province 20

To view all the winners of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels, please click here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice

According to its website, TripAdvisor claims to be the world’s largest travel site, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor branded sites claim to have more than 260 million unique monthly visitors, and over 125 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.1 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions.

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