Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Just off Route 12 to the north of town is Mahaxay Mai Guesthouse. It's the perfect location for those who started the loop in Tha Khaek after about 09:30, chose to visit every single activity on ... Read the full review of Mahaxay Mai Guesthouse.
Accommodation standards have risen sharply in recent years in Nakai and it now represents the single best place to stay on Route 1E unless of course you have an overwhelming desire to stay at the heavily touristed Sabaidee Guesthouse in Thalang.
Best in town1km east of main intersection, Nakai
T: (051) 214 114,;
This is probably the best guesthouse in town, just besting Somsanouk and costing slightly more. As with all Nakai guesthouses, it's inconveniently located outside of the centre of town to the east. ... Read the full review of Papao Guesthouse.
Comfortable and modern guesthouse2km east of intersection, Nakai
T: (020) 5678 9555;
This is the best combination of cost and quality in Nakai. Rows of rooms are set out across the property, located on the northern outskirts of town about two kilometres from the main intersection. ... Read the full review of Somsanouk Guesthouse.
Showing its age1km east of main intersection, Nakai
T: (051) 214 113;
Tolex has been around for a few years now and while the older rooms are showing their age, they are consequently cheap. These rooms are simple rattan bungalows with squat toilet and icy cold buckets ... Read the full review of Tolex Guest House.
T: (020) 545 5481;
The only thing that this place has going for it is that it's cheap. Rooms are dark and bare with old beds and sheets, stained walls with rising damp and hot water bathrooms with squat toilets. Come ... Read the full review of Phu Phieng Guesthouse.
There are only two places to stay in Thalang with both representing good value for money, but Phosy being the modern.
T: (020) 5880 4711;
A further 20km on from Nakai, it might be dark by the time you arrive at this guesthouse. Set alongside a small lake created by the Nam Theun dam project, rooms at Phosy Thalang are simple wooden ... Read the full review of Phosy Thalang Restaurant and Guesthouse.
T: (020) 5542 9950;
The ever popular Sabaidee Guesthouse is located just before the bridge over the lake in Thalang and just after Phosy Thalang Guesthouse. It's a ramshackle sort of place that has quite a bit of charm ... Read the full review of Sabaidee Guesthouse and Restaurant.
Over the past half decade or so Na Hin has really improved its standard of accommodation to the point where almost everyone will find something to suit them.
Good facilities for the priceNear bus station, Na Hin
T: (020) 224 1685;
This is a top little guesthouse just across and up the road from the bus station. The value on offer is stellar and while it's not as plush as Phamaan View across the road, it does have good ... Read the full review of Loso Guesthouse.
Fantastic riverside bungalows4km south of town
T: (020) 2233 1683;
This resort located four kilometres from the main road on the Nam Hai river is a great choice for those happy to spend a bit more money for quality. Each room is an air-con wood and rattan bungalow ... Read the full review of Sainamhai Resort.USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
Pleasant guesthouse, friendly familyNear bus station, Na Hin
T: (020) 233 7828;
This place has a lot in common with Xaychaleun Guesthouse on the main road, including price and facilities. The cheapest rooms are on the bottom floor and simply contain a cheap bed and a table. They ... Read the full review of Koung Kham Guesthouse.
Reasonable budget optionMain road, Na Hin
T: (020) 216 1990 (020) 255 4825;
Xaychaleun is a bog standard budget guesthouse located on the main road between the two roads leading into town. Rooms come in two configurations – with or without air-con. These rooms contain ... Read the full review of Xaychaleun Guesthouse.
Modern motel-like guesthouseNear bus station, Na Hin
T: (020) 240 3950;
What a pleasant surprise Phamaan View Guesthouse is when you sail into town after a long day riding a motorbike or bus. It's a modern guesthouse set out like a traditional motel with two storeys of ... Read the full review of Phamaan View Guesthouse.
If you wish to stay close to the cave Konglor village is on the money, but Ban Phou Ngeng, some 6km away) is the less touristy option.
Modern with great viewsKonglor village
T: (020) 2233 6629;
Rooms at Xokxay Guesthouse 2 are basic but modern and clean. Most rooms in the long wooden building don't come with any furniture and the beds are like concrete slabs. All come with clean hot water ... Read the full review of Xokxay Guesthouse 2.
Great 2nd floor viewsKonglor village
T: (020) 2210 0002;
Sadly, Chantha is not a popular spot and accordingly represents all that is wrong with modern tourism. The good hotels don't necessarily rise to the top. Just a few hundred metres back up the road ... Read the full review of Chantha Guesthouse.
Cheap and basicKonglor village
T: (020) 7776 2433;
We're not sure what makes this an eco-lodge, but it certainly is a popular choice. It's not popular because it's the best in town, but probably because it's where the bus drops off when arriving from ... Read the full review of Khonglor Eco-Lodge.
Comfortable wooden long house with lovely verandahKonglor village
T: (030) 906 2757;
Rooms at Saylomyen are located in a wooden long house which backs onto farms which stretch all the way to the towering limestone cliffs in the distance. Each room is a bare old thing with no ... Read the full review of Saylomyen Guesthouse.
Ban Phou Ngeng
There are only two places to stay in Ban Phou Ngeng, but luckily one is for travellers on a budget, and the other is a fine midrange option.
Overpriced, but relaxingBan Phou Ngeng
T: (041) 212 445; F: (041) 252 096
The old style wooden bungalows at Auberge Sala Bin Houn are dreamy by anyone's measure. Set on the banks of a lovely stretch of river, the best rooms have fantastic balconies to relax on. Inside the ... Read the full review of Auberge Sala Hin Boun.
Very basic bungalowsBan Phou Ngeng
T: (020) 775 5181;
Located 6km from Konglor, you'd want something pretty special to get you staying there and unfortunately Saynamyang isn't it. The wood and bamboo bungalows here are complimented by newer wooden ones, ... Read the full review of Saynamyang Guest House.
If you get stuck in Vieng Kham, there are a couple of places to stay on Route 8 about 200 metres east of the junction with a good one being Khamphone Keokhamphan Guesthouse.
Good for a night200m east of the junction, Vieng Kham
T: (020) 2233 6739;
Freshly painted in bright green when we visited, this guesthouse looks fresh and clean even though seemingly very few people stay here. The two-storey building houses both air-con and fan rooms with ... Read the full review of Khamphone Keokhamphan Guesthouse.
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