Lemon Hill has seen a bit of a make-over since we were last here and perhaps with the domestic market in mind has added some air-con units, fixed up some of their better chalets, slapped a coat of (yes, lemon coloured) paint on and upped the price a bit.
They do have a fantastic decking area overlooking the river but Lemon Hill’s best point is its convenient location directly opposite the bus stop. The air-con chalets are certainly nice though not cheap (and for most of the year you don’t need air-con in Soppong anyway), but the fan rooms are more functional than anything else and every time we’ve visited service has been, to put it politely, a bit slack. The restaurant is best considered self-service; otherwise you’re going to wait a long time for a drink.
Lemon Hill also has a coffee shop and WiFi. It’s not a bad back-up if all else is full or you’re feeling too lazy to walk further.
Address: 12 Moo 1, Centre of the village opposite the bus stop
T: (053) 617 213, (084) 948 0777, (089) 757 9555; F: (053) 617 039
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º15'15.13" E, 19º30'57.64" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||400 baht||500 baht|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom||1,000 baht||1,500 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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