Many of Thailand’s Europe-themed accommodations are even more beautiful and evocative than regular accommodations across the seas in Europe. More than a place to comfortably rest your head, you can enjoy the feeling of travelling further when you stay in one of Thailand’s beautiful European-like hotels.
Kensington English Garden Resort
Experience all the olde worlde charms of the English countryside at the lovely Kensington English Garden Resort in Nakhon Ratchasima. Close to Khao Yai National Park, the resort tries hard to emanate an English style with its architecture.
A gleaming white castle-like structure stands next to the main building. You can stroll through elegant formal gardens set out in a traditional English style, complete with ponds and fountains. You’ll even find a church on site, complete with colourful stained glass windows, large chandeliers, and religious artwork. Mass is held here every Sunday morning.
Rooms have plenty of floral patterns and artwork of the British countryside, and drapes and lamps add to the English appeal. Take afternoon tea, with scones and home-baked sweets, in the Kensington Bakery & Coffee Corner, soak up the English vibe in the King George library bar, and feast on international and Thai cuisine at Four Season. The resort also has a swimming pool and a fitness centre, or you can practice your skills on the oh-so-English croquet lawn.
Scenery Vintage Farm
Set in the lush mountains of Ratchaburi’s Suan Phung (an area commonly referred to as Little Switzerland), Scenery Vintage Farm does its best to make guests feel as though they’ve been transported to the soaring Swiss Alps—only, without the snow!
Check into a caravan, spend the night in a wooden chalet, or treat yourself to a little more luxury in an elegant room with rustic chic. Spend your days having fun on the sheep farm, riding in a horse and cart, and getting to know the loveable sheepdogs. There are various shows and activities to enjoy. The large restaurant serves an assortment of Thai and Western meals and you can buy a range of sheep-related goods in the shop.
Located in Phetchabun, Northern Thailand, KaokorSwiss Resort is another accommodation that does its best to blend in with the scenic surroundings and offer visitors a little taste of Switzerland without leaving the Land of Smiles. The temperatures are lower here than in many other parts of the country, particularly in the cool season, so be sure to take some warm clothes on your trip.
You can soak up the beautiful views of the nearby lake and farmlands. The surrounding greenery-covered mountains are often cloaked in thick fluffy clouds and dense mist, adding to the visual enchantment. Rooms are spread through cabins and chalet-type buildings and, although fairly basic inside, are comfortable and clean. The onsite restaurant serves typical Thai fare.
Santorini Park Stay
If you want to feel as though you’ve landed on a stunning Greek island, Santorini Park Stay in Cha-am could be just what you’re looking for. The boutique Mediterranean-themed guesthouse is intimate, with fewer than 40 rooms, and all guests can start their day with a filling buffet breakfast in the Greek-style breakfast room. Blue and white buildings line cobbled walkways, and the larger resort area has several quaint shops and cafes, all housed in Santorini-style buildings.
There’s a common room that seeks to replicate the communal kitchens common in many European hostels. You’ll find a microwave, fridge, and kettle, along with free tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, comfy seating, and vending machines. Younger guests are sure to love the indoor playroom, there’s a games room for adults, and fitness fanatics can have a workout in the cycling room. Guests can also have heaps of fun at the water park and amusement park.
My Ozone Khao Yai
The stunning My Ozone Khao Yai in Nakhon Ratchasima Province looks like it’s been lifted straight from medieval Europe. The castle-like building has turrets, towers, arches, and small windows—it’s sure to inspire any lover of fairytales! There are also gorgeous villas that would be right at home in Spain, Portugal, the Tuscan landscapes, or somewhere else in Southern Europe.
The resort boasts a blissful spa and wellness centre, swimming pools, a golf course, an organic farm, flower-filled gardens, and a stunning terrace restaurant with glorious views. Set in peaceful natural surroundings, it’s a gorgeous retreat where every guest will feel refreshed. The plush rooms have lots of chintz and chic touches, including opulent mirrors and lamps, floral bedspreads, free-standing bathtubs, and patterned rugs and curtains. Unsurprisingly, it’s a popular destination for weddings and romantic getaways.
San Pareni Hotel
The lovely San Pareni Hotel in Chiang Mai is within easy reach of the Old Town, airport, and countryside, though having your own transportation would be highly advantageous. It has three zones that resemble Tuscany, the Swiss countryside, and a colourful European town in somewhere like the Netherlands, Belgium, or Denmark. The church is an especially delightful feature and the grounds are pretty with plenty of quirky ornaments. Rooms are bright, airy, and welcoming, each with a balcony and private bathroom.
The hotel has a restaurant that serves a wide choice of Thai favourites and international options. Furthermore, you can tuck into home-baked goods and an assortment of imported wines.