Cheap and charming
When we pulled up to this tiny, hidden-away resort on a drizzly Sunday morning, we found the elderly owners sitting peacefully and wearing Isaan farmer’s hats and smiles.
If you don’t mind being a bit removed from the river, they offer some of the best budget accommodation in town. The immaculate standard room that we stayed in exceeded expectations thanks to an extra-large hot water bathroom with shower curtain, comfortable bed, large window, mini-fridge, small TV, tea kettle, several outlets and little round table in addition to a desk. Charming green accents provide a hint of character. While these are set in a small attached building up front, the driveway leads up the hill to a couple of larger detached bungalows with front porches. The place has more of a homestay feel; don’t be surprised if the owners offer you a plate of rice when they sit down to a meal. The location puts you a 10-minute walk from the riverfront, though we felt the peace and quiet make up for that.
Address: 94 Soi 4 (south of Sri Chiang Khan Rd and west of Route 211), Chiang Khan
T: (081) 749 8355; (042) 821 885;
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º39'1.29" E, 17º53'20.63" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||600 baht||600 baht|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom||800 baht||800 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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