Mangrove Bungalow and Restaurant
Mangrove is one of the better "over the river mangrove" type joints along Khlong Chao and while the mosquitos come free (and, according to staff, there are quite a few) this place could appeal to those looking for a riverside retreat.
The setting is just before a bend on the river, the far bank is all mangroves, and bungalows are either directly overlooking the river or a row back. Over the river are a few salas with hammocks. The bungalows are spacious and the fan and air-con are identical (if you pay for air-con you get given the remote). Bathrooms are clean and all bungalows have deck settings. There is also a good-sized restaurant by the river. Our only gripe (aside from the mozzies) is that this place is right by the road to the waterfall so there will be a bit of traffic noise during the day. If this is too expensive, Cozy Corner is right next door and almost half the price, with a more backpacker-ish vibe.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 1,000 baht, high season 1,000 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,500 baht, high season 1,500 baht. Notes:
3rd on the waterfall road, Khlong Chao
T: (08) 9936 2093
(08) 1290 7455
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B