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Ruanthai Sopaphan Resort

Classic old teak hotel with plenty of character

Photo of Ruanthai Sopaphan Resort, 83 Moo 8, Sai Klang Rd, Chiang Khong. , Chiang Khong

What we say: 4 stars

This sprawling, grand, riverside teak building is a Chiang Khong icon. It's not really a resort, but rather a guesthouse, hotel, lodge or inn. Whatever you call it, it’s clearly the town’s oldest establishment, having been run by Ruan-Thai matriarch Sophaphum for what she reckons is now 50 years! During this time the teak restaurant and reception area has evolved, inevitably, into part museum, with 50 years of faded, and more recent, photos lining the walls including illustrious former guests and of course, Sophaphum herself. (Ex-prime minster Thaksin Shinawatra is apparently a close friend.) She has plenty of stories to tell and, particularly in low season when things get quiet, she’ll be more than happy to regale you with them.

There are fan rooms looking onto the carpark and street while others have Mekong views, plus there are some splendid upgraded air-con rooms with balconies out front. All are made out of aged and varnished dark teak, and while therefore not so bright, are oozing with character. Upper floor ones get more light. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms and with a nod to the 21st century, Sophaphum’s installed WiFi throughout. Breakfast is included in the room rate. This is an interesting spot with an intriguing host and some very good rates with no high season supplements.

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Contact details:

83 Moo 8, Sai Klang Rd, Chiang Khong.  T: (053) 791 023, (080) 497 0929, (081) 035 0061 F: (053) 791 446  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan private b'room 350 baht 350 baht Riverview 500 baht.
Dbl air-con private b'room 600 baht 600 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 31st March, 2005
Last visited or updated on: 13th October, 2015

Last reviewed by:
Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.

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Ruanthai Sopaphan Resort
83 Moo 8, Sai Klang Rd, Chiang Khong. 
T: (053) 791 023, (080) 497 0929, (081) 035 0061 F: (053) 791 446

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