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Sonya Guesthouse

Fantastic traveller atmosphere

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What we say: 4.5 stars

In keeping with its low-key approach, Sonya doesn't reach out and grab you from its location behind some trees along the main road. The guesthouse's main building occupies an old wooden house that's attractive enough to photograph for its own sake. Chilled out jazz and beats set the mood in the open-air lounge on the ground floor, where travellers play cards or kick back with a book in one of the hammocks. The place has accommodation for everyone from the lowest budget backpacker up to flashpackers seeking a quiet and comfy night's sleep. Relying on shared bathroom facilities and fans, a mixed dorm is set in an atmospheric second-floor room with high ceilings and mosquito nets draped over soft mattresses that are spaced well apart on a raised wooden platform. Lamps and outlets are shared in the dorm, but a cheap and spacious neighbouring private room has a queen-size bed to go with its own fan and outlets. A walk into the backyard brings you to a cluster of clean and modern fan and air-con concrete bungalows with large hot-water bathrooms, wide windows and comfy beds, but no other extras apart from hammocks on the porch. The young nose-ringed receptionist and other Chuck Taylor donning staff members are laid back and helpful. An on-site restaurant does quality breakfasts, brownies, fresh coffee and Thai food, and the inviting Bulan Cafe is right across the street. It's an easy three-minute walk to the beach. Add 50 baht for dorms and up to 600 for air-con rooms in December and January.

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62/1 Moo 2, Haad Khlong Khong, Ko Lanta.  T: (089) 471 5014 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 150 baht 200 baht
Dbl fan share b'room 300 baht 400 baht
Bungalow fan share b'room 600 baht 800 baht
Bungalow air-con private b'room 1,000 baht 1,200 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 4th June, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 6th June, 2014

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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62/1 Moo 2, Haad Khlong Khong, Ko Lanta. 
T: (089) 471 5014

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