Question by Bronwen: Would you recommend prebooking(30days in advance) your accomdation in Thailand or just walk in on the day?
HI, I am trying to determine if I will save more byprebooking accomdation now for my Thailand holiday, or if it will be best to just do it day by day
Answer by gbdelta1954
Prebooking is usually best. The hotels or the consolidators or discounters renew each November 1st so the new rates have been posted. If the hotel is very popular you will have to reserve it a month in advance. Because of the unrest, tourism is slow. I just booked my hotel in Bangkok for 11/21-28 without a problem.
If you visiting Phuket you should book in advance during the months of December to March because of the snow birds visiting.
Pattaya, look for discounts at all times. ‘Stay 3 get one day free etc.
Bangkok, some hotels are discounting.
I would use a search engine as guidance like www.kayak.com
in general I have been happy with the rates that www.sawadee.com has, slightly cheaper than www.agoda.com and easier to use.
Others have had success in walk ins but, I don’t like the uncertainty and I don’t want to drag a bag around town.
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