Stop, it’s been cut! 10 hotels in Thailand where famous movie characters lived

Стоп, снято! 10 отелей в Таиланде, где жили герои известных фильмов

Thailand has already established itself as a popular destination for Hollywood and international filmmakers. More than 100 films have already been shot in the country this year alone. Tourists can live in Thailand, as in a movie, not only by visiting natural filming locations, but also by staying in hotels where movie characters stayed. We have selected 10 star hotels in popular locations.

Once, during lunch in a trendy cafe in Phuket, we met a famous Russian actor. There were a couple of people in the group who immediately ran to the star with a request for joint photos, but also to find out at the same time which areas Russian media personalities prefer to live in Phuket.

We got the photo, we found out the location – the secluded Cape Panwa hotel. I immediately remembered – but it was in this hotel that Leonardo DiCaprio and the film crew lived during the filming of the movie The Beach. By the way, we approve of the choice – we tested the hotel personally (and the photo on the cover of the article is from there). The real spirit of the tropics that reigns in it is really hypnotizing.

Cape Panwa’s atmosphere somehow reminded us of The Slate Hotel. By the way, when he was still Pearl Phuket, Daniel, one of the producers of the film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, stayed there.

As we have already said, there are many films being shot in Thailand. The country, as part of programs to promote its “cinematic” attractiveness, offers foreign filmmakers good incentives, including financial ones. The result is obvious – in the first 5 months of this year, the country earned almost 3 billion baht on 186 foreign films shot on its territory. Most of the productions were in Bangkok, 123 films were shot in the capital.

Let’s tell you more about the hotels where the filming of new and not so new, but interesting films took place. In each of the hotels that we will indicate, tourists can freely live and catch star inspiration.


At the Anantara Layan Phuket Resort on Layan Beach and Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas on Mai Khao Beach, director Mark Waters filmed the romantic comedy “Mother of the Bride” for Netflix. The film was released in May 2024 and has already become a hit.

While the “Mother of the Bride” continues to conquer the world, these hotels are waiting for guests who, like the characters in the film, want to make their dreams come true.

Examples of prices for accommodation (without flights):

  • Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas 5*/BB (Lagoon Pool Villa) – from 375 thousand rubles for two for 10 nights. Check-in on June 7. Anex
  • Anantara Layan Phuket Resort 5*/BB – from 621 thousand rubles for two for 10 nights. Check-in on June 4th. PAX.


Anantara Mai Khao Phuket, decorated in the style of a southern Thai village with traditional wooden villas with pools, “lit up” in the third season of the mega-popular HBO series “White Lotus”. Also, the role of the fictional White Lotus Thailand hotel in the third season will be “played” by the Four Seasons on Koh Samui and its secluded villas with pools on the hillside.

The first season of “White Lotus”, which launched the acclaimed series, was filmed at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Hawaii in 2020. In the second season, the characters spent their holidays at the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace Hotel in Sicily.

The premiere of the third season is scheduled for 2025. But you can relax in elegant hotels where the guests of the White Lotus had a good time right now.

Let’s take examples of prices for accommodation (without flights):

  • Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas 5*/BB (Pool Pavilion) – from 300 thousand rubles for two for 10 nights. Check-in on June 7. Ambotis Holidays
  • Four Seasons Koh Samui 5*/BB (Villa) – from 1.2 million rubles for two for 10 nights. Check-in on June 24. PAC Group.


The InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping Hotel is located in the historical center of Chiang Mai, among the ancient splendor of the northern capital of Thailand. There, in 2015, the plot of the film “There is no Way Out” unfolded, the roles in which were played by such famous actors as Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan.

But now the hotel is slightly different from what it was in the movie. The atmosphere of the medieval kingdom of Lanna (XIII-XVIII centuries) was recreated there. In the interior of the hotel, old-time motifs and traditional Lanna art, reflected, among other things, in the works of local artisans, are artfully intertwined with modernity.

You can book a double room in this hotel in June for 5 thousand rubles. baht per day (12.5 thousand rubles). These prices are presented on the official website of the hotel. The price is indicated with a 10% discount, valid now.


On On Hotel is located on Phang Nga Street in Phuket Town. It is there that the main character of the film “The Beach” Leonardo DiCaprio is handed a mysterious map, which later leads him to the islands of Phi Phi.

In the form in which the oldest hotel in Phuket began its activities in 1929, it will no longer be possible to contemplate it. In 2012, the On On Hotel was renovated. But, to the delight of fans of the aesthetics of antiquity, part of the original decor was moved to the first floor. In general, they created a mini-museum there. You can look there while walking around Phuket Town.

It is necessary to visit Phuket Town (aka the Old Town). There are charming Portuguese-Chinese-style streets, colorful street art, mansions once occupied by the tin barons of Phuket, stylish restaurants, shops, creative workshops.

You can book a hotel now at a bargain price. The official website of the hotel offers rooms for June with a 53% discount1800 baht per night (4,500 rubles) for a double room.

Continuing the conversation about hotels and famous films, of course, it is worth mentioning the movie “Bachelor Party 2: From Vegas to Bangkok”. In the picture, viewers see an inspiring urban panorama from the roof of the hotel lebuaat State Tower (6700 baht/16.5 thousand rubles/night in a double room).

And the wedding scenes were filmed in Krabi. The film features two hotels – Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve on Tubkaek beach (from 507 thousand rubles for two for 10 nights in June, PAKS) and Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort on Klong Muang Beach.

The list of hotels in Thailand described here that have played roles in Hollywood, Russian, Japanese, Indian, and European films, of course, does not end. It’s just beginning. Many hotels remain behind the scenes. But there is always a great chance to meet a movie star in Thailand, learn about his hotel preferences and replenish his knowledge about the star hotels in Thailand.

Alexandra Polyanskaya

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