Cute cottages a short walk from the canal
More of a mini-resort than a homestay, Sasanan is located at the western end of Phracha Uthit Road near Chaipattana Park and Rama II Park and a two minute’s walk to the canal.
All six rooms are in the form of small wood cottages clustered around a driveway/garden, and all of them are a little different. The cheapest ones are tiny but pleasant with dark green carpets, small windows, colourful bedspreads over springy mattresses and tiny TVs. All have cold water bathrooms and toilets are flushed by pouring water inside, so things are a little more basic here than other spots, but at least you get a private bathroom for rates similar to those charged by most of the canal-side homestays with shared ones. A couple of pricier rooms offer enough space for the whole family and fridges. Limited English is spoken and the sign out front is only in Thai -- look for the white-walled cottages set close together around tropical plants and a tiny car park. Rates are negotiable on weekdays, although the manager wouldn’t give us specific numbers.
Address: Phracha Uthit Road, Amphawa
T: (034) 751 050; (086) 803 0573;
Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom|
1,000 baht for a bigger room
|800 baht||800 baht|
|Family room||1,500 baht||1,500 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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