Baan Suan Noi Resort In Khao Yai Brings You To Hobbiton & Lets You Cosplay As Fairytale Characters

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Baan Suan Noi Resort

As a Bangkok regular, I know what to expect from my visits. Against the backdrop of Bangkok’s infamous traffic, I will be kept busy with street food, lots of shopping and haggle sessions at various night markets.

However, this time round I’m looking to change things up by heading to Khao Yai – a 3-hour ride away from Bangkok. This is why I’ve taken it upon myself to introduce you to one of my golden finds here: Baan Suan Noi Hobbit Resort.

If you’re into fairytales or are a Lord Of The Rings fan who’s been dying to visit The Shire, I promise you’d want to read on to find out more about this peculiar resort.

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Experience a 2D1N peek into life at the Shire from only ฿1,500

As most hardcore fans of the LOTR or The Hobbit Trilogy would know, you’d have to fly all the way down to New Zealand for a walking tour of the Hobbiton set.

Never mind the cost of the flight or the tour itself, I remember being left wanting at the end of the tour years ago.

Baan Suan Noi Resort - Exterior
Image credit: Agoda

Since we were only allowed to take pictures outside the houses, I was disappointed that we couldn’t step inside to experience the actual set. That’s why I was so excited that Baan Suan Noi Resort could fill the gaps in my imagination.

Baan Suan Noi Resort - OutsideImage credit: @baansuannoiresort

Here, the rooms are fully furnished for a comfortable and cozy stay.

Baan Suan Noi Hobbit Resort - InteriorImage credit: Baan Suan Noi Resort via The Travel Intern

In addition to amenities like a mini fridge, a BBQ pit and a whimsical garden, the furniture within the homes re-creates that sense of fairytale wonder we all desire in a LOTR-inspired fantasyland.

Baan Suan Noi Hobbit Resort Image credit: @baansuannoiresort

For only ฿1,500 (~USD45), you get to stay a night in their lovely 1-bedroom hobbit house, perfect for couples or a small family of 3.

If only I’d known this resort existed years ago, I probably would have just come down here for that fairytale-movie-come-to-life experience instead of schlepping all the way to New Zealand.

They have 13 different types of hobbit houses which cost ฿1,500 – ฿4,000/night. 

With 13 different hobbit houses available, visitors can choose which one they’d like to spend the night in. For some of these houses, Baan Suan Noi Resort have seemingly added their own little modern spin on them.

One such example would be their White Cave, which costs ฿1,500 (~USD45)/night.

Each room has different capacities, with their largest room, the M3, costing ฿4,000 (~USD119)/night, with a capacity for 8 – 10 pax.

Baan Suan Noi Hobbit Resort Image credit: Baan Suan Noi Resort

Through the various rooms, it’s clear how the resort takes pride in their efforts to bring visitors out of Thailand and into different fantasylands.

Hence, I wasn’t surprised to know that there was a Little Santorini here too.

There is also a Little Santorini here

Out of their many room options, the Little Santorini feels like a whole new world.

Baan Suan Noi Resort Little Santorini
Image credit: Baan Suan Noi Resort 

The bright white walls in the room provide a stark contrast against the various shades of blue. Instantly, the rooms take us out of the Shire and straight into a whole other world that is Greece.

Baan Suan Noi Resort Little Santorini
Though, I’m not gonna lie… that casual ice bear on the bed gave me some major ‘Ice Age’ vibes.
Image credit: Baan Suan Noi Resort 

If you don’t fancy an overnight stay, there are also options available for a simple day tour or an afternoon of cosplaying.

Explore the resort and rent a costume to cosplay at the Shire for only ฿50 – ฿100. 

If you’d like to make this a day visit, you can pay a ฿50 (~USD1.50) entrance fee for a tour around the resort.

Alternatively, ฿100 (~USD3) covers the entrance fee and costume rental, promising a whole afternoon of fun at the Shire.

There is also a wide selection of costumes available for rent. So whether you’d like to dress up as a hobbit or fairytale characters like Elsa from Frozen, there’s definitely something for you.

Baan Suan Noi Resort - Lengyein
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If you’re an adult with an endless love for Disney like me, I’m sure that Baan Suan Noi Resort will bring out that inner child within you.

Getting to Baan Suan Noi Hobbit Resort

Baan Suan Noi Resort - nightImage credit: @baansuannoiresort

As I continue to scour the lands of Thailand for hidden gems, this resort was definitely one that blew me away. Now that you’ve got a piece of this insider info, go forth my fellow comrades, and reward yourselves with a stay here.

Baan Suan Noi Hobbit Resort
Address: 292, Lat Bua Khao, Sikhio District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30340, Thailand
Opening Hours:
8AM – 11PM, Daily 
Telephone: +66 8 1291 5160

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Cover images adapted from: TheSmartLocal, @rojacklah88 on Facebook

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