A large resort by Tonsai’s standards, Mountain View’s bungalows are set amid a tree-lined hill at the foot of a towering cliff and a five-minute stroll from the beach.
The cheapest wooden bungalows have a countryside cottage feel with mint green interior walls, plaid drapes over several windows, ceiling mounted fans, firm beds on log frames, white tile floors, hot water in clean bathrooms and attached porches. Further back behind reception, the concrete cottages are similar but with larger bathrooms and porches -- we’d opt for the more characterful wood editions. Some of the concrete rooms had air-con on a previous visit, but this time we were told that all rooms are fan cooled. We’ve had good experiences with the staff, though English is limited and rates seem to depend on their mood. In March ’15 they quoted us 650 baht for a wooden bungalow, which was 350 baht below Agoda rates on the same day and 550 below what’s listed on the resort’s website. The place has quite a few rooms that don’t seem to fill up very often, making them highly negotiable.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 11th February, 2016.