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Pai Fah Boutique House

Spic and span

What we say: 3.5 stars

Pai Fah has been around for a while but recently underwent a make-over, inside and out, that has given the small guesthouse a more enticing and attractive air. The location has always been excellent — just down Tesaban Road, close to the bamboo bridge and ‘walking street’ — but now rooms are spic and span, the decor’s fun and rates are very reasonable. They’ve also added ’boutique’ to their name.

Pai Fah Boutique House

Pai Fah Boutique House.

It’s great to see that the original two-storey, traditional-style wooden house has been preserved with just a redecoration of the room’s interiors and a small new ‘block’ has been added in front of the main building to provide three more room options. The reception space is uncluttered and there’s a pleasant wooden decking area out to sit around on at the front. They make good use of limited space.

Simple but tasteful.

Simple but tasteful.

Guests can choose between air-con or fan-cooled rooms, with an additional large family-room option. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with hot showers. Decor in both room types has been kept clean, simple and tasteful, and room sizes compare well with other central Pai options. Staff have clearly been taking lessons in towel origami (there’s got to be a word for it?).

Spanking new

Like the elephant towels.

The guesthouse doesn’t have a restaurant so no breakfast is offered with the rooms, but there are plenty of excellent eateries within a few minutes’ walk of Pai Fah. Tea and coffee is available throughout the day for guests though and they do sell cold drinks for those too lazy to make it to the 7-eleven. We found the service helpful and friendly.

Other than the garden deck there’s also a sitting area with free WiFi for rainy days as well as an excellent rooftop space for consuming an end of day cold one. It’s only on the first floor but downtown Pai isn’t exactly high-rise so you’ll still have a good sunset view over the neighbouring rooftops.

No more breakfast available after having stuck all the plates on the wall.

No more breakfast available after having stuck all the plates on the wall.

We checked out Pai Fah in the low season, when we were quoted 400 baht for a fan room, 600 for air-con and 1,200 for the large family room. They weren’t very clear on high season rates so we guess it’ll depend upon how business is going. If they don’t add too much of a supplement it’ll still be a good deal for somewhere with spotless, comfortable rooms in a very central location.


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Contact details:

77 Wiangtai Rd, Pai.  T: (088) 409 1151 F: (053) 064 446  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan private b'room 400 baht n/a0
Dbl air-con private b'room 600 baht n/a0
Family room 1,200 baht n/a0

Added to Travelfish on: 5th October, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 5th October, 2013

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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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Pai Fah Boutique House
77 Wiangtai Rd, Pai. 
T: (088) 409 1151 F: (053) 064 446  
http://www.paifahhotel.com/

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