Pai Chan is such a good spot and a good deal, but with only a dozen chalets it means that even in low season it can be full.
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Set just on top of a rise overlooking paddy fields behind and across the valley to Pai in front, it's a short walk from the bridge and access to the delights of Pai town. A very tastefully decorated restaurant and chalets set in a great garden with a small swimming pool will make you immediately reach for your camera: it's very pretty without being twee or over the top. Chalets are scattered randomly instead of being in rows for a change, and are well constructed using a mixture of modern and traditional materials, including teak floors and striking thatched roofs, all superbly decorated and with hot water ensuite bathrooms and small balconies. Make sure you call plenty of time in advance, even in low season.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 450 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes: Peak: 1,000 baht
Room: Family room, low season: 900 baht, high season 1,400 baht. Notes: Peak: 2,000 baht