Pet-friendly Hotels in Thailand + Mini Reviews

There are not many pet-friendly hotels in Thailand, but luckily some hotels are kind enough to open that option for animal lovers who treat their pets like a member of the family. By pets, I mean dogs and cats.

I own a chihuahua mix (Taiwanese-Japanese) so fortunately there are more options than medium-sized dogs and up. Bare in mind that most places that do allow pets in Thailand are either, frankly, not the nicest places, or they are 4/5 stars hotel chains that are a bit more than we would like to pay for. However, the places we have been to are quite nice (through an extensive search of course!) So here I have made a list, in case anyone find it useful. Let’s go!

Our dog son, Sachi.

Our dog son, Sachi.

Note that we don’t have a car, so our transportation method is usually a van from Victory Monument to all these locations. Sachi stays in his bag and he is a seasoned well-behaved traveler.

K.B. Resort, Koh Chang www.kbresort.com/

Our Beachfront Villa

“Our Beachfront Villa”

I LOVE this place! Not only was it easy to book the room, there was no surcharge for the dog. This was a truly dog-friendly place, the staff were animal lovers and we felt so comfortable there. The hotel ambiance was much  nicer than I expected, for 2,000 baht a night (as of May 2013) we got a beachfront villa! (more like a hut hehe but hey that’s what they called it.)

The staffs were nice. The food was good. The view was amazing. We also got to kayak to nearby island and it was such a memorable experience (we left Sachi in the room.) Supposedly in the morning (before 9 am) you can also walk to the nearest island. The plus point is there’s always a convenient store and plenty of food available in a walk-able distance on Koh Chang.

Comfy bed.

Decent bathroom

Decent bathroom

Baby elephants walking by, it was such a cool sight to see and capture :)

View from our room: baby elephants walking by, such a cool sight to see and capture 🙂

The biggest island is the one we kayaked to.

The biggest (and nearest) island is the one we kayaked to.

Cave Cliff Tarzan River Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi 

Our tree house

Our tree house

I don’t know how I stumbled upon this place but it surely was a unique experience. I have always wanted to stay in a tree house so it was really neat that the only room available for that long weekend happened to be one. I think the room was 1,700 baht with a 300 baht dog surcharge (as of Feb 2013.) Note that the toilet on the tree house was super tiny and it was not the most convenient bathroom. It was an interesting experience nevertheless.

The view was nice, the food was quite nice. If you don’t have a car it would be near impossible to go anywhere but to hire a crappy two rolled seated truck (สองแถว) and the price was quite steep. 300 baht from city bus station to the hotel, the ride was about 10 mins.

The view from the resort.

The view from the resort.

Stop and smell the flowers :)

Stop and smell the flowers 🙂

My husband's mini adventure.

My husband’s mini adventure.

Tiny tiny toilet, spicy food not recommended  :P

Tiny tiny toilet, spicy food not recommended 😛

Centara Chantalay, Trad http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/cct/cct_default.asp

The living room space

The living room space

Centara Chantalay is probably the nicest pet-friendly hotel we have been to. This was a deal I bought and it was about 2,000 baht per night. The room was a one bedroom suite and it was just a refreshing change to all the humble pet-friendly hotels we have been or have seen. The space was just divine with a lovely balcony, the hotel had a nice landscape for us to walk around and relax. The pool was nice, the beach was a long private beach.

We don’t have a car so we stayed at the hotel the entire time.  The bad part was the food. Because it was a 4-5 stars hotel chain, the food was not cheap. I have seen reviews that this hotel has bad food, and bad food was confirmed. I would say just stick with the regular Thai dishes and don’t get fancy, because the price gets fancy but the food doesn’t.

The nicest pet-friendly bedroom <3

The nicest pet-friendly bedroom ❤

the pool, pet-friendly hotel, thailand, centara chantalay

The pool.

bathroom, pet-friendly hotel, thailand,  centara chantalay

The bathroom was half outdoor so it was quite lovely when it rained.

The boys chillaxing by the beach

The boys chillaxing by the beach

Lung Wang Wonderland, Koh Samed 

Sachi in total relaxation on the cool sand

Sachi in total relaxation on the cool sand by the beautiful blue ocean.

The water there was BEAUtiful, crystal clear blue-ish water that I love, surprisingly really nice when it was only 2 hours-ish from Bangkok (perhaps it was in December, peak season.) We have been to another beach on Samed that was more hi-end (Ao Prao) and the water there was just not comparable to Ao Lung Wang. The hike to nearby beaches with Sachi were awesome, and going there in December the weather was PERFECT.

Now, the accommodation was a piece of crap to say the least. Our hut was originally 3,000 baht, we got it down to 2,500 baht (as of Dec 2011,) and that’s not cheap. It was kind of a punishment to spend 2 nights there, back-breaking bad, awful toilet, not that clean, you get the picture. However, the ocean was so beautiful that it evened things out. The food was not bad, stick to the simple dishes.

That's all the pictures we took. The balcony upstairs was nice, but that's about it. All for you, sachi.

The balcony upstairs was nice, but that’s about it. Really basic depressing stay, all for you Sachi.

The famous island dog. Her name was "Money," super kind and super nice dog. She always came by to hang out with us.

The famous island dog, her name was “Money,” super kind & nice. She always came by to hang out with us.

The boys constantly had to wait for slow-moving, adventure-challenged me.

Awesome hike! The boys constantly had to wait for slow-moving, adventure-challenged me.

nearby beach, stunning!

Nearby beach,  a 10 min hike from our hut, stunning!

ibis Bangkok Riverside www.ibis.com/Bangkok-Riverside

The hotel view from the river.  Photo credit: accorhotels.com

The hotel view from the river.
Photo credit: accorhotels.com

This was a weekend getaway in Bangkok, we didn’t have a nice working camera then so I searched for photos on the internet. The hotel chain is what it is, small, simple, comfortable, affordable. The room and hotel was clean and efficient, a standard room was 1,650 baht (July 2011.) The pool was very lovely, and the hotel located by the river provided a relaxing and calming ambiance. There was a small grassy area to walk Sachi around and that was nice.

The food was surprisingly good, I recommend having dinner at the hotel. You can try several Thai dishes on a smaller serving, we thought it was great and even thought about going back just for the food. Mind you, it’s the food PLUS the riverside that made the experience all the better. Note: The river in Bangkok is not that clean 🙂

The simple, clean & comfortable room.  Photo credit: ibis.com

The simple, clean & comfortable room.
Photo credit: ibis.com

The beautiful pool you can seriously relax or swim in.  Photo credit: anytours-com-hk

The beautiful pool you can seriously relax or swim in.
Photo credit: anytours-com-hk

Grass area to walk the dog by thr river.  Photo credit: th-prontohotel-com

Grass area to walk the dog by the river.
Photo credit: th-prontohotel-com

Lovely eating area on the riverside.  Photo credit: agoda.com

Lovely eating area on the riverside.
Photo credit: agoda.com

White@Sea, Rayong www.whiteatsea.com

Our twin house. Photo credit: white@sea

Our twin house.
Photo credit: white@sea

The pet-friendly part of the hotel was the houses spread out in the garden area. They actually had houses for groups and families. Our place was a twin house. The place was nice and cozy for a 1,200 baht per night price tag (Feb 2011.) The hotel is across the street from Mae Rumpeung Beach, the beach is public and not the nicest,but you can have a long walk on the beach and enjoy many street side eateries.

There is a restaurant in front of the hotel and it tastes pretty good, good portion and decent price. The hotel area in front is not pet-allowed and I think the rooms are much nicer 🙂 The area doesn’t have a nice view, the environment is very homey, however for the price I think it’s not a bad deal at all.

The bedroom and ok bathroom. The room looks like it's had some cosmetics improvement. Photo credit: white@sea

The bedroom and ok bathroom. The room looks like it’s had some cosmetics improvement since our stay.       Photo credit: white@sea

Garden area to walk our little dog around.

Garden area to walk our little dog around.

Sachi's first time at the beach. Notice the resistance :)

Sachi’s first time at the beach. Notice the resistance 🙂

Front area and hotel rooms (this area is not pet-allowed) Photo credit: white@sea

Front area and hotel rooms (this area is not pet-allowed) Photo credit: white@sea

 

Additional Pet-friendly hotels (Recommended by https://www.facebook.com/aclairwestie )

Note: You should always call and check with the hotel prior to booking. Policies change all the time, especially with the non-chain hotels.

– X2 Kuiburi, 1 hr further from Huahin, very modern and luxury hotel by the beach.

– Bari Lamai, Rayong, Bali style resort

– Peterpan Resort Koh Kood

– Mercure Pattaya

– 8 Villas Hua Hin, nice little home stay

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About berriesenthusiast

I'm a foodie from Bangkok. I love to travel. I enjoy and appreciate the little things in life.

3 responses to “Pet-friendly Hotels in Thailand + Mini Reviews

  1. Thanks for the blog.. We never been to some of the hotels in your article 🙂

    I would like to add more places that are pet-friendly that we used to stay ourselves
    – X2 Kuiburi, 1 hr further from Huahin, very modern and luxuary hotel by the beach.
    – Bari Lamai, Rayong, bali style resort
    – peterpan resort koh kood
    – mercure pattaya, the room is bigger than ibis pattaya
    – 8 villas hua hin, nice little home stay
    We also uploaded the photos of each place on our fb fan page
    http://Www.facebook.com/aclairwestie

  2. Thank you! I updated the given info 🙂

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