Sainamhai Resort

Sainamhai Resort

Tranquil spot on the river

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Though Sainamhai Resort is beginning to show its age, it still delivers an experience that trumps staying in town and it’s ideal for those happy to spend a bit more for the peace and quiet of a rural riverside location.

Travelfish says:

The family-owned resort is located four kilometres from Route 8/Na Hin town centre, though if you’re heading to Konglor, it doesn’t take you off track as the road it’s on eventually connects to the road to Konglor. The raised Lao-style bungalows ooze cottage charm, with wide wooden floorboards underfoot, rattan furniture and bamboo thatch covering the walls.

Clean linens top the comfy beds, while the fan, air-con and plenty of lights ensure things aren’t too rustic. The only underwhelming aspect are the bathrooms, which are function over fashion. Our hot water shower also suffered from meagre water pressure.

The highlight of the property is the on-sight restaurant, a big wooden deck overlooking the river. Not only does the restaurant have a lovely, linger-worthy view, the food is tasty and cooked fresh, there’s WiFi, free coffee and tea at any time. The family, who are very accommodating souls, also sell locally made high quality indigo textiles. Even if you aren’t staying the night, this is an excellent spot to take a break from the road with a meal or to shop for handwoven souvenirs.

Contact details for Sainamhai Resort

Address: 4km south of town
T: (020) 2233 1683;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º32'44.67" E, 18º10'49.27" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Bungalow air-con private bathroom 160,000 kip 160,000 kip

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Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.

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