A charming, village feel
Eight white painted wooden bungalows nestled under the shade of trees in a graden setting give this place a hideway feel.
Well maintained, bright and smart, rooms come with comfy beds, TVs, fridges, ensuite hot water bathrooms, free WiFi and air-con. Each bungalow has polished wooden floors and glass doors leading onto a small balcony. Just around the corner from Wat Na Phra Men, a tad north of the island and a good 20-minute walk from the bus and minibus stop, Old Palace offers a peaceful place to relax -- staying here feels like settling into a countryside village and it's a far more quiet and charming atmosphere than you'll find at most other guesthouses. Be sure to rent a bicycle and ride out further west past the paddy to Chedi Phu Khao Thong and Queen Suriyothai Monument. Old Palace has a friendly staff, an on-site restaurant, and Thai massage is available for 300 baht per hour. Our only gripe is that bungalows are perhaps a little overpriced and could use some minor renovations, but you won't find a setting quite like this elsewhere.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.