Baan Thor Phan Resort
Lush and lovely
25/3 Route 323, Sangklhaburi T: (081) 824 3369, (081) 017 2371
We felt like kids exploring a rich family's summer mansion while checking out the highly stylised rooms of Baan Thor Phan.
The resort is filled with lush gardens that lend a soothing and tranquil atmosphere. The kind woman on duty offered us a seat and a cool glass of water before we'd even inquired about the possibility of staying. She then led us into the maze of footpaths and common verandas with comfy furniture and tables. Each room is different from the next and have names like "Amma" and "Miyauchi". One gets the feeling the owners care more about expressing their creativity through design than they do about making money. All rooms have a cool and clean feel and come with air-con, flatscreen TVs, fridges, luscious hot water bathrooms and cheerful furnishings. We appreciated the generous but thoughtful use of colour -- especially the tasteful nature-inspired paintings in most rooms. Standard rooms have comfortable queen beds and tile floors while the priciest sleep up to five in three different beds, one of which is in a loft reachable by a spiralling staircase. Many rooms also have private verandas overlooking the gardens. Baan Thor Phan seems to cater mainly to weekending Thais -- at time of writing they offer a 50% discount on all but the cheapest rooms on weekdays (though those are negotiable too), so if you're in town outside of the weekend you might score a smashing room at a great price.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 1,100 baht, high season 1,100 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 2,000 baht, high season 2,000 baht. Notes: 50% off on weekdays
Room: Family room, low season: 3,000 baht, high season 3,000 baht. Notes: 50% off on weekdays
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 3,600 baht, high season 3,600 baht. Notes: 50% off on weekdays
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