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Baan Soontree Resort

Good value for money flashpacker option

47/6 Moo 12 Soi Prasarnmit T: (053) 601 484(082) 033 9952

Baan Soontree Resort

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Located on a narrow lane in an extensive residential area to the east of Highway 1, Baan Soontree is a good option for flashpackers and families seeking a small, resort-type place with a pool and willing to forgo a downtown address.

The location will be a turn off for some—a solid two kilometres east of the night market and bus station—and if you don’t have your own transport be prepared to spend a bit on tuk tuks and taxis. Rental bicycles and motorbikes are available but regardless of whatever means you do employ to get into town make sure you take a business card with you as we found it very difficult to find amid a maze of suburban streets and tuk tuk drivers won’t necessarily know it either. That they get away with charging the rates they do, bearing in mind their out of the way location, is a good sign and the resort certainly does fit perfectly into that urban oasis cliché.

Smart rooms within.

Smart rooms within. Photo: Mark Ord

Baan Soontree appears to have been built in two stages so on the left side of their small parking area are some individual wood-faced and balcony-fronted chalets in a kind of generic, late 90s, Koh Whatever-style while to the right and rear of their centrally located little pool are some smart 2-storey villas of a more recent design. These buildings are concrete but come with classy, wood interiors as well as private balconies. Decor is simple aside from the varnished parquet and wall panelling but rooms are spacious and family versions are actually two-room suites.

Beds are wide and bathrooms equally roomy and come with a separate changing room/utility area with counter, fridge and kettle. Bedrooms contain a desk, WiFi, cable TV, air-con and (an often overlooked detail) plenty of plug sockets.

A cute little oasis.

A cute little oasis. Photo: Mark Ord

There’s also a surprisingly well-equipped fitness centre and dining area where complimentary buffet breakfast is served and there’s seating around the garden area and pool in addition to the individual balconies. Reception has plenty of travel info and maps as well as the aforementioned bicycle and motorbike rental arrangements. (They don’t actually have their own bikes but they will be delivered to the door.)

Nothing fancy, but for simple comfort, peace and quiet and range of facilities Soontree can’t be faulted. Prices do creep into the mid-range during the peak December and January period but for much of the year remain very good value for money.

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Walk-in rates at Baan Soontree Resort

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Superior double room
1,000 baht
1,400 baht
Deluxe double room
1,600 baht
2,000 baht
Family room
2,000 baht
2,300 baht
Room: Superior double room, low season: 1,000 baht, high season 1,400 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 1,600 baht, high season 2,000 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 2,000 baht, high season 2,300 baht. Notes:

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Where is Baan Soontree Resort

Baan Soontree Resort
47/6 Moo 12 Soi Prasarnmit
T: (053) 601 484(082) 033 9952
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º50'37.98" E, 19º54'8.61" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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