Thai hotels win gold


BANGKOK, 19 May 2017: Thailand ranked the 10th country globally to feature the highest number of gold award-winning properties according to the Loved by Guests Awards 2017.

Released last week, the awards are based on’s analysis of more than 25 million guest reviews, with 2,500 hotels across 87 countries. Those taking home the top prize of a Loved by Guests Gold Award  have all achieved an average guest review rating of 4.7 or higher* (out of 5).

This year, Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai topped the list of cities with the most gold award-winning hotels in Thailand from a total of 42 properties across the country, up from 41 properties, last year, eligible for consideration.

Regionally, Hanoi, Siem Reap and Tokyo are the top-three destinations for prize-winning properties, while Bangkok and Chiang Mai ranked sixth and ninth place respectively.

All hotels from Thailand were named by guests as best** in seven categories – luxury, business, boutique, beach, family, spa, and new. director regional marketing greater China, SEA and India for the brand, Jessica Chuang, said: “Thailand’s continuous outstanding performance in the Loved by Guests gold awards reflects the country’s success in offering hotel and hospitality selections of the highest quality worthy of great reviews from guests worldwide.”

The recipients of the gold awards in Thailand include giant chain hotels such as Mandarin Oriental, Siam Kempinski and The Peninsula. However, it was Pimalai Resort and Spa on Lanta Island that earned the highest score with a guest review rating at 4.9. Other boutique hotels that brought home gold included Ariyasomvilla, Sala Ayutthaya, and Rachamankha.

Loved by Guests Gold Award Winners by Country – Top 10 Countries Globally

  1. The United States – 969
  2. The United Kingdom – 171
  3. Italy – 153
  4. Canada – 86
  5. Spain – 70
  6. Germany – 54
  7. Mexico – 50
  8. Portugal – 49
  9. Japan – 48
  10. Thailand – 42

Loved by Guests Gold Award Winners by City – Top 10 APAC Cities

  1. Hanoi – 23
  2. Siem Reap – 17
  3. Tokyo – 14
  4. Ubud – 13
  5. Taipei – 11
  6. Bangkok – 10
  7. Kyoto – 9
  8. Beijing – 6
  9. Chiang Mai – 6
  10. Hoi An – 6

Love by Guests Gold Award Winners in Thailand

Hotel name

Country City Score
Pimalai Resort And Spa Thailand Ko Lanta 4.9
The Peninsula Bangkok Thailand Bangkok 4.8
Bo Phut Resort & Spa Thailand Koh Samui 4.8
Rayavadee Thailand Krabi 4.8
The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort Thailand Krabi 4.8
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas Thailand Mai Khao 4.8
The Shore at Katathani Thailand Karon 4.8
Rachamankha Thailand Chiang Mai 4.8
Ariyasomvilla Thailand Bangkok 4.8
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Thailand Bangkok 4.7
The Tongsai Bay Thailand Koh Samui 4.7
Rocky’s Boutique Resort Thailand Koh Samui 4.7
Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa Thailand Koh Phangan 4.7
Panviman Resort, Koh Phangan Thailand Koh Phangan 4.7
SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Thailand Koh Samui 4.7
Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort Thailand Hua Hin 4.7
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Thailand Bangkok 4.7
Oriental Residence Bangkok Thailand Bangkok 4.7
The Okura Prestige Bangkok Thailand Bangkok 4.7
Lanna Thailand Koh Samui 4.7
The Surin Phuket Thailand Choeng Thale 4.7
Twinpalms Phuket Thailand Choeng Thale 4.7
Ramada Khao Lak Resort Thailand Takua Pa 4.7
Ban Sainai Resort Thailand Krabi 4.7
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort Thailand Choeng Thale 4.7
Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa Thailand Choeng Thale 4.7
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort Thailand Chiang Mai 4.7
Lets Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort Thailand Hua Hin 4.7
BYD Lofts Boutique Hotel & Serviced Apartments Thailand Patong 4.7
Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok – Marriott Executive Apartments Thailand Bangkok 4.7
Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa Thailand Chiang Mai 4.7
The Chill Resort & Spa Koh Chang Thailand Ko Chang 4.7
Buri Rasa Koh Phangan Thailand Koh Phangan 4.7
Riva Surya Bangkok Thailand Bangkok 4.7
COMO Point Yamu, Phuket Thailand Pa Klok 4.7
Arte House Thailand Chiang Mai 4.7
Baan Hanibah Thailand Chiang Mai 4.7
Sala Ayutthaya Thailand Ayutthaya 4.7
Oneday Hostel Sukhumvit 26 Thailand Bangkok 4.7
BED Phrasingh Hotel Thailand Chiang Mai 4.7
The Nai Harn Thailand Rawai 4.7
The House of Phraya Jasaen Thailand Bangkok 4.7


*To receive a gold award, properties must have received an average customer review score of 4.7 or higher, based on a minimum of 50 reviews as of 31 December, 2016.

**To receive a ‘best for’ award, the 1,000 hotels with the highest average customer review score in each category were chosen, based on a minimum of 20 reviews as of 31 December, 2016.