Good value choice
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Located down a small soi running away from the beach off Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd, just to the north of Hat Patong Road, the Ruen Buathong is a bright, welcoming guesthouse and represents good value.
Built in October 2010, the friendly owners have 16 rooms -- each one is bright with touches that make you feel like you are at a home with really good art. Rooms are white, sunny and have soft beds, coffee- and tea-making facilities, free WiFi, minibar, flat screen TVs and modern high-quality bathrooms. You can get a standard room with single, twin or a double bed, and the deluxe rooms are significantly bigger, with a seating area situated around the mini-bar. Though most rooms have small balconies, aim for a room on the top floor for unobstructed views. Continental breakfast included. If the place had a pool, it would be fair to call it perfect. Oddly, on our most recent visit in 2015, there was a “Fully Booked” sign at the entrance, but there were several rooms available, so don’t hesitate to ask at reception if you’re hoping to book on the spot.
By Lana Willocks
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.