Apple Resort

Apple Resort

Great river views

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Justifiably Tha Ton’s best known and most popular guesthouse, Apple Resort boasts a hard to beat formula of great location, value for money rooms and efficient, friendly service.

Travelfish says:

Situated on the bank of the Kok River, down the southeast-heading lane on the Chiang Rai side of the bridge, the guesthouse affords excellent views of the river, town and Wat Tha Ton. They cover the budget to flashpacker range with either fine riverside air-con chalets or cheaper fan-cooled options in the garden to the rear. Note, there’s only a handful of either so in the high season both fill up fast.

Interiors are smart and bright. : Mark Ord.
Interiors are smart and bright. Photo: Mark Ord

Riverside chalets are tastefully decorated and spacious with ochre-painted walls, varnished bamboo trimmings and a few restrained hill-tribe flourishes. There are good-sized beds, table-lamps, fridges, cable TV and air-con and particular attention seems to have been paid to the excellent bathrooms. Star of the show though are those balconies. We’ve seen far less attractive and well-appointed rooms in numerous north Thai resorts at twice the price and all things considered, these rooms are a remarkable deal.

Garden view chalets come in medium and small varieties and while more simply decorated than the riverview ones are still cute and a very good deal at 500 and 350 baht respectively. There’s a slight high season supplement for river chalets although garden ones keep the same rates all year. Both these options are en-suite, fan-cooled and with small balconies out front.

Enjoy views to the bridge and Wat Tha Ton beyond. : David Luekens.
Enjoy views to the bridge and Wat Tha Ton beyond. Photo: David Luekens

The in-house coffee shop and bar area are well positioned with an indoor seating area as well as a wooden deck providing views of the river and is certainly a good place to meet people. The restaurant generally serves food during high season only, meaning the complimentary breakfast is only offered during high season. Staff members are efficient and welcoming with plenty of local info on offer and motorbike rental available.

Contact details for Apple Resort

Address: 352 Moo 14, Tha Ton
T: (053) 373 144;  F: (053) 373 145  
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º21'48.34" E, 20º3'39.84" N
See position in Apple or Google Maps: Apple Maps | Google Maps
Room rates: Under 600B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Dbl fan private bathroom 350 baht 350 baht
Bungalow fan private bathroom 500 baht 500 baht
Bungalow air-con private bathroom 1,000 baht 1,200 baht

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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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