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  • kalasw5

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    5th August, 2009
    Posts: 3

    Hey everyone

    My SEA journey kicks off in a couple weeks. I've spent hours upon hours on this fantastic site--its been an invaluable resource.

    So here's my question. What are the BEST places to stay in SE Asia? I'm not asking for a couple decent places here and there, no, which little Thai guesthouse blew you away, so much that you remember the name of caretaker 10 years later?

    There are plenty of five star accommodations all over the place, but you can't buy character.

    What's your single favorite place to drop your bags and kick up your feet?

    #1 Posted: 4/9/2009 - 23:43

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  • BruceMoon

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    Joined Travelfish
    27th December, 2008
    Location Australia
    Posts: 1941
    Total reviews: 6

    kalasw5

    I saw your request when it was initially posted and thought...

    I felt that others might be better at making suggestions.

    As for which place...

    None. I really don't perceive GH's as an alternate home away from home. To me, a GH is merely a place to sleep & shower, and a base to go do it (whatever it may be).

    So, as long as it's clean, (hopefully) welcoming, and comfortable, there ends my expectation.

    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 10/9/2009 - 06:24

  • somtam2000

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    21st January, 2004
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 7056
    Total reviews: 24
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    Here are ten to get you started -- I've gone for a spread across some of the destinations we cover.

    In no particular order:

    Niyana's, That Phanom
    Salaphae, Don Dhet
    Beach Club, Phu Quoc Island
    Hoa's Place, China Beach
    Three J Guesthouse, Kamphaeng Phet
    Cave Lodge, Soppong
    Mutmee, Nong Khai
    Hin Wong Bunaglows, Ko Tao
    Ao Toh Koh, Ko Phi Phi
    Cloud 9, Ochheuteal Beach

    #3 Posted: 10/9/2009 - 07:16

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