Bangkok, 28 May 2014 – Two of Thailand’s best-loved properties were recently voted among “Asia’s Top 25 Hotels, with Exceptional Service” in a poll by influential website, TripAdvisor.
These accolades were given to The Place Luxury Boutique Villas on Ko Tao, Surat Thani, which was voted No. 2 in Asia and the Oriental Kwai Resort in Kanchanaburi which was voted No. 5 in the TripAdvisor 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards. The Place Luxury Boutique Villas also highly rated internationally, with the property being named No.17 in the world.
This is not the first time that The Place Luxury Boutique Villas has been highly rated by the travellers of TripAdvisor. This year the elegant, five-villa boutique property was named the World’s Best Hotel for Romance in the Traveller’s Choice Awards 2014. It 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. (See TAT Newsroom – Thai Resort awarded World’s Best Hotel for Romance by TripAdvisor)
Of the 386 travellers who have reviewed the Place Luxury Boutique Villas on the TripAdvisor website, all of them gave it excellent ratings in terms of sleep quality, location, rooms, service, value and cleanliness. “Not a hotel—far better – like hiring a villa with very helpful owners on hand. With privacy, peace and wonderful views, I imagine there is nowhere else like this in [Ko Tao],” said one satisfied guest.
Meanwhile, the Oriental Kwai Resort Kanchanaburi, a small and peaceful resort located in a little village on the bank of the serene River Kwai, currently has 518 traveller’s reviews on the TripAdvisor page. The resort garners high praise, “A great small resort on the river” and “A Gem of a hotel actually on the famous River Kwai”. The resort has rated highly on the Traveller’s Choice Awards since 2009.
Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, TAT Governor said, “This poll and the high ratings that these properties have been given on such an influential website show that Thailand’s hotels and resorts really shine internationally, especially in terms of the exceptional services they offer. Both of these stand-out resorts have been voted among Asia’s best in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards many times over, which affirms their consistently high standards. Such properties can set the benchmark for other resorts in Thailand to reach.”