Relaxed family run spot by a river
While the rooms at nearby Boon Piya Resort are newer and probably a little more comfortable overall, Kuraburi Resort makes up for it with a far more relaxed atmosphere and location.
Air-con bungalows are painted light yellow and feature large, rustic front porches with chairs. All are situated in a shady area and several directly face a small river. Inside the rooms definitely feel lived in with slightly worn furniture and hot water bathrooms, but they possess a simple cottage charm with screened windows to let the air in. They also come with fridges, TVs, and somewhat springy beds with thin blankets and pillows. Located on the other side of the property away from the river, a few bamboo huts with fans feature little more than a thin mattresses on the floor, mosquito nets, fans, single lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling, and cold water open air bathrooms without sinks. While not really suitable for anything other than sleeping, these are acceptable for the dirt cheap price. This is a family run spot and little English is spoken, but the staff do make visitors feel welcome. Oh yes, don't forget to leave an offering for the unique (or just plain strange) statue of a pony in the middle of the resort. To get here, walk out to the main road from the bus station and take a right — the resort is no more than 100 m on the right.
Last updated on 27th July, 2012.