There’s a long string of bungalow resorts stretched along the east bank of the river and Pai Riverside is our favourite in the backpacker to flashpacker ranges.
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It's a large resort, so it may get a bit too much in high season, but it does have a great location right by the river and it's at the end of the row of resorts, so it's a bit quieter than ones in the middle.
They offer quite a range of accommodation options, from old bamboo A-frames facing the fields to well constructed bamboo and teak chalets with balconies facing the river, plus some splendid large concrete family villas and a simple air-con block looking onto the car park (which to be honest we didn’t fancy too much). The on-site restaurant has some excellent riverside terrace areas for watching the sunset and sipping a cold one and service is friendly and efficient.
This is a good deal in low season and when we stopped by in June rates were going for a lot less than published. When you see what you can get in a similar price range elsewhere, they are somewhat overpriced during high season, though rates then do include breakfast.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 12th February, 2016.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 300 baht, high season 300 baht. Notes: Garden view. River view: 400/1,500 baht
Room: Standard double room, low season: 800 baht, high season 2,300 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 1,600 baht, high season 4,500 baht. Notes:
190 Moo 1, Mae Hee, Pai
T: (088) 404 9211, (088) 672 8406
F: (053) 69 9057
Room rates: Under 600B