Thailand offers a host of accommodation options from beach huts right through to 6-star hotels. Naturally, the requirements of a backpacker will be different to that of a couple on their honeymoon. I will provide links to online booking sites to cover varying budgets and varying needs. In my experience, the best places to stay are the ones not listed in the guide books. That said, Lonely Planet and Rough Guide do offer some good options. From a personal point of view, I tend to book the first night’s accommodation in advance. If I don’t like the hotel at least I have somewhere to leave my bag whilst I search for a better room. But if you’re only in Thailand for a few weeks you don’t want to be messing around changing hotel rooms and it can sometimes be prudent to book online in advance.
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