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Ban Thai Guest House

Elegant rooms at great prices

740/1 Intarakiree Rd, Mae Sot T: (055) 531 590(084) 820 0887 F: (055) 535 204

Ban Thai Guest House

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Ban Thai Guest House has a mix of budget fan rooms and plush flashpacker-range digs in several detached wood and polished concrete buildings spread around a large and leafy property.

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The first air-con room that we checked out came in a newish polished concrete villa-style building and went well beyond our expectations for the price. Looking more like a suite in a luxury boutique hotel than a room in a guesthouse for less than 1,000 baht, it’s equipped with silk furniture on polished hardwood floors, tasteful landscape paintings and widescreen TV on the wall of a living room fronted by a wood terrace. Double doors open onto a bedroom with a cushy single bed -- surprising it’s not a double or queen given the abundant overall space. The large bathroom boasts sea-green walls, partitioned shower and modern toilet.

Very comfortable rooms at Ban Thai.

Very comfortable rooms at Ban Thai. Photo: David Luekens

Across the lawn, a few of the older dark-wood houses come with small fan-cooled budget rooms on the ground floor with basic hot-water wet bathrooms and plenty of screened windows. Upstairs we checked out a double room with similar furnishings as the concrete villa rooms but less space, a more basic bathroom and double bed -- not quite as inspiring as the villa but also comfortable and with more of an old-style Thai design. These open onto large shared terraces with tables within reach of low-hanging branches.

The manager is a welcoming English-speaking Thai man who offers free WiFi and a book exchange in an open-sided common room. The property stretches at the end of a side lane and stays very quiet, within easy walking distance to Mai Thai, Mia Casa, Famous Ray’s and several other good restaurants. Across the lane is Ban Pruk Sa, a smaller guesthouse that also has decent budget rooms.

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Walk-in rates at Ban Thai Guest House

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
280 baht
280 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
850 baht
850 baht
Same price for single villa-style room and double in wood house.
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 280 baht, high season 280 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 850 baht, high season 850 baht. Notes: Same price for single villa-style room and double in wood house.

Where is Ban Thai Guest House

Ban Thai Guest House
740/1 Intarakiree Rd, Mae Sot
T: (055) 531 590(084) 820 0887 F: (055) 535 204
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º33'35.33" E, 16º42'47.74" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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