Good low season deal, forget high!
A spectacular construction, Laoting has rows of bright, brick-red painted rooms and chalets on the steep hillside immediately behind Ban Khum.
Entrance and reception is at street level, in a souvenir shop, on the little lane running around the back of Ban Khum. There’s a row of rooms in a two-storey block at ground level, then a path leads up the slope to the various levels of chalets. If, for whatever reason, you need to stay on Ang Khang’s summit and can’t stretch to Nature Resort, then this is a good deal for low season. High season they triple or quadruple the rates (they weren’t actually sure exactly when we enquired). Forget it during the high then -- we’re assuming November through to February though there may be some flexibility here, but bear in mind during low season service is likely to be minimal.
The rooms are good. They are pleasantly decorated, with woven bamboo lining the concrete walls, WiFi, hot showers and TV -- they are certainly worth the reasonable low season prices. The views are splendid from the higher chalets, though the cheaper carpark-level rooms, which still have small balconies, only have views of... well, the carpark. Staff were helpful though little English is spoken -- they do speak Mandarin though. Next door is the similar looking Angkhang Villa Resort though it was closed at the time of our visit.
Address: Ban Khum Village
T: (053) 450 005, (085) 868 0411; F: (053) 450 075
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º2'21.88" E, 19º54'2.1" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom|
Sleeps two. Large chalet sleeping four: 800/3,000 baht.
|600 baht||2,500 baht|
Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.
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