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1. Posted by samcled (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hi everyone,
I'm off travelling in 6weeks time with a friend for 12mths and will be in Thailand over the Xmas period. Does anyone know if accomodation gets booked up over this period? I know the Thai's don't really celebrate Xmas like we do in England but being that alot of Brits travel to Thailand at this time of year was wondering how easy it will be just turning up somewhere and being able to get accomodation there and then.
We will of been in Thailand for 2mths by then so we just want a 4 day/night chill out in a 'nice' hotel over the xmas period thats not going to cost us too much and somewhere thats fairly accesable to Bangkok for our flight out to Australia on the 27th.( we plan to leave the hotel on the 26th) We were thinking somehwere in Ko Samui but everything seems fairly expensive. Anyone got any ideas or places they can recommend??????

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 10y

Quoting samcled

Hi everyone,
I'm off travelling in 6weeks time with a friend for 12mths and will be in Thailand over the Xmas period. Does anyone know if accomodation gets booked up over this period? I know the Thai's don't really celebrate Xmas like we do in England but being that alot of Brits travel to Thailand at this time of year was wondering how easy it will be just turning up somewhere and being able to get accomodation there and then.
We will of been in Thailand for 2mths by then so we just want a 4 day/night chill out in a 'nice' hotel over the xmas period thats not going to cost us too much and somewhere thats fairly accesable to Bangkok for our flight out to Australia on the 27th.( we plan to leave the hotel on the 26th) We were thinking somehwere in Ko Samui but everything seems fairly expensive. Anyone got any ideas or places they can recommend??????

How much per night do you want to spend? Many of the hotels do book up completely during the Christmas holidays. Since you will be in Bangkok earlier just find a hotel you like and book the rooms ahead of time.

3. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member 187 posts) 10y

No, the Buddhists in Thailand don't celebrate Christmas for any religious reasons, but the season does provide another excuse to go shopping decorate the local shopping malls. Also, expect to hear "Jingle Bells" everywhere you go. So...it's sorta hard to totally escape the holiday. And as karazyal said, it's high season and many places will be booked. Transporatation within the country will also be heavily booked. And yes, prices will be higher at this time of year.

4. Posted by samcled (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Thanks for the help guys, I think we'll try and get something booked up as soon as we arrive in October then so we don't have the stress of trying to find something last minute.