Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
The sunset side of the island is generally more undeveloped than the sunrise side, with a luxury hotel at the northern tip and then shacks all the way to farms in the south. These places all offer stunning sunset views, though in the run-up to dusk, can be unbearably hot -- don't forget your sunscreen.
Great sunset viewsDon Dhet
T: (020) 5418 1171;
Mr B's hasn't made many improvements over the past half decade and the rooms certainly are beginning to feel well-used. The wooden and bamboo structures on the water command sensational sunset views, ... Read the full review of Mr B's Sunset View Bungalows.Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
Best on Don DhetDon Dhet
T: (030) 534 6020;
Little Eden, located right on the peninsular, is the most luxurious hotel on Don Dhet and has the best sunset views because of its location, which allows unobstructed views to the horizon. Starting ... Read the full review of Little Eden Guesthouse (formerly Mrs Noy's).USD 20 to 50 3 votes Midrange
Concrete bungalows on the waterDon Dhet
These confusingly named bungalows will win no awards for original name. The best way to find them is to not look for the sign, but for the big blue concrete buildings right on the edge of the water. ... Read the full review of Sunset Bungalows.
Decent air-con roomsDon Dhet
T: (030) 994 7576;
The older bungalows at Jhony have been joined by a couple of sparkling concrete rooms which come with air-con and soft beds. Although we found the rooms to be a bit bare because they are so big, they ... Read the full review of Jhony Guesthouse.
Overpriced for share bathroomDon Dhet
Tena is a fair way south on the sunset side and after it, most guesthouses are usually empty because people just don't bother to check out what are essentially property after property of similarly ... Read the full review of Tena Guesthouse.
Slightly overpricedDon Dhet
T: (020) 5469 1168;
Souksan at the very tip of the island has a couple of rooms in a concrete building that we once thought were going to have air-con installed. Now that electricity has come to the island, we return to ... Read the full review of Souksan Guesthouse.Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
This is the most developed part of the island. At the northern end of this strip it is pretty much a bungalow village with bungalow after bungalow after bungalow running down for a kilometre or so. The quality ranges tremendously: from flimsy bamboo huts with shared bathrooms that will blow away in the next storm, to concete air-con jobs with hot water.
Good build qualityDon Dhet
Paradise 2 is located right in Don Dhet village, half way down the island. The bungalows here don't have river views but are good value nonetheless. Each comes with big balcony, a bed with mosquito ... Read the full review of Paradise 2 Bungalows.
Great communal balconyDon Dhet
The rooms at Mr Tho's are bungalow style and sit right on the edge of the river. The large communal balcony is equipped with hammocks for lounging in and is perfectly shaded throughout the day. The ... Read the full review of Mr Tho's.
Sloping rooms, great valueDon Dhet
The rooms at Mama Tanon are a bit dodgy, but for the price they represent great value. The rooms all front onto a large balcony with hammocks which overlooks the river. The rooms oddly slope so that ... Read the full review of Mama Tanon Guesthouse.
Upmarket bungalows(020) 2300 4959;(030) 955 3354
T: Don Dhet;
These are some of the most expensive bungalows on the island mainly due to their quality construction, spacious balconies and large interiors. They're located on the main sunrise strip across the ... Read the full review of Don Det Bungalows.USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
Fair value air-con roomsDon Dhet
T: (030) 955 1099;
If you're looking for an air-con room in Don Dhet, there isn't a lot of choice, but Dalom Guesthouse represents fair value. The large concrete rooms are bare and a few of the fixtures are broken, the ... Read the full review of Dalom Guesthouse.
Concrete building, good valueDon Dhet
Keo Inpeng has four rooms in a concrete building which are beautifully tiled and come with fan, cold water shower and Western toilet. They're inland from the river and don't have any views ... Read the full review of Keo Inpeng Guesthouse.
Top spot for loungingDon Dhet
Phouvang's bungalows are neater than some others in Don Dhet with well-painted wooden walls and solid wooden floors. The balconies here overlook the river and it's a top spot for lounging in a ... Read the full review of Phouvang Guesthouse.
Decent wooden bungalows with hammocksDon Dhet
There are two styles of bungalow at Saengchanh – those with private bathroom and those with shared. All the bathrooms here, whether shared or not, are cold water jobs with Western toilet. The ... Read the full review of Saengchanh Guesthouse.
Don Khon Side
This is the least-developed part of the island -- just a handful of sleepy spots that don't get the sunset or the sunrise. They're a good alternative if you want something cheap but away from the crowds.
As cheap as you'll findDon Dhet
These days you don't find too many guesthouses in this price range and those you do are on their last legs. There's a bit of life left in this guesthouse yet. The riverside bungalows are very basic ... Read the full review of Bountip's Eastside Guesthouse.
Some of the better bungalows on the islandDon Dhet
T: (020) 7770 1860;
River Garden is a lovely haven down near the French bridge. Bungalows here are fronted by a tiny grassed garden area with the river immediately in front of that although the views are somewhat ... Read the full review of River Garden.
Away from the crowdsDon Dhet
T: (020) 5461 4231;
Santiphab has upgraded its bungalows over the years and now is home to a handful of solid wooden bungalows on the river right next to the French bridge. It's a peaceful out of the way place and the ... Read the full review of Santiphab Guesthouse.
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