Upscale riverside setting
Tohsang Resort offers a more luxurious option in a splendid riverside location.
Two three-storey blocks house superior and deluxe rooms that bag you plenty of space and a minimalist design incorporating dark-wood furnishings and shiny white-tile floors. Though affording great river views, the lack of furniture on the balconies was a letdown. Interiors are cushy, with good-quality spring beds, air-con, desks, safes, fridges, LCD TVs with English channels, free WiFi that worked very well for us, and somewhat cramped modern bathrooms with partitioned showers. In a more private part of the grounds, freestanding villas come with four-poster king-size beds and dark-wood floors -- perfect for couples on a romantic getaway. Extras include a spa, large swimming pool and games room with table tennis and billiards. At the excellent (and pricey) Cafe de Khong, tables are set up over a wide patio that puts you high above the river. All rates include breakfast with a good range of Western, Thai and Vietnamese options. Staff is professional and can speak some English.
Our only gripe was how bicycles go for an exorbitant 100 baht per hour. If you want something more exclusive, the same group runs the nearby Sedhapura by Tohsang, with villas starting at 12,500 baht per night. Note that the rack rates listed on Tohsang’s website are far above what’s typically offered from the resort itself and on booking sites -- shop around and you may find a room for as low as 1,500 baht. Also note that the resort is a few kilometres south of Khong Chiam, on the other side of the Moon River, so it’s not really viable unless you have your own wheels.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 12th February, 2016.