Plain, comfy and clean
If you simply need an affordable air-con room to retire to after partying the night away on Ao Phai, Samed Inn has got you covered.
Located just up the road from Silversand, the small and straightforward inn delivers function over form.
Accessed by steep stairs, the rooms aren’t huge and definitely won’t be highlights of your travel memories, but they will get the job done for a decent night’s sleep. Expect a soft bed, small LCD TV placed in a corner, mini-fridge, free WiFi, basic hot-pink wet bathroom with hot water and several windows. Grab a corner room and you might get a slight sea view over the rooftops of neighbouring resorts. The rooms are a bit better than what’s on offer at many guesthouses up in Samet Village for the same price.
While there is a sofa in a downstairs common room where a young staff member lazed with her smartphone when we arrived, this is not a guesthouse where you might expect to find travellers shooting the breeze over a few cold ones. It’s really just a place to sleep. The owner often steps out and leaves reception unattended. You can always call him, but don’t expect to have your every whim catered to. Discounts can be expected for long stays.
If Samed Inn is full, you could go a little further down the road and try for a similarly priced room at the rather tired The Lost Resort, or try your luck among neighbouring Sea Breeze’s stacks of ugly concrete rooms.
Address: Ao Phai (just up the road from the centre of the beach), Ko Samet
T: (038) 644 278 ; (081) 863 8731;
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º27'26.34" E, 12º33'52.48" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,000 baht||1,000 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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