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The Picturebook Guesthouse

Great rooms for a good cause

Intarakiree Soi 19, Mae Sot T: (090) 459 6990

The Picturebook Guesthouse

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At the creative and socially responsible Picturebook Guesthouse you can contribute to the Youth Connect migrant education program while settling into some of the best rooms in Mae Sot.

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Rooms are set in a two-floor contemporary building with private terraces out the front -- ask for an upper-floor room and you might get a glimpse of the canal that runs behind the tree-lined property.

Creative rooms.

Creative rooms. Photo: David Luekens

All rooms come with large hot-water bathrooms, fridges, quality linens on soft beds, windows, desks, free WiFi, some books stacked on shelves, polished concrete walls, wood accents and green-and-blue stained glass for decoration. Deluxe editions also have LCD TVs with over 100 English channels. The lower-floor rooms open onto a garden with places to chill near an eye-catching winged bicycle sculpture.

A common room with chess, more books and lots of info on the local refugee situation doubles as a dining room where fresh coffee and fruit are served as part of the complimentary breakfast. Staffers were some of the friendliest people we met in a generally friendly town.

And creative gardens.

And creative gardens. Photo: David Luekens

The only potential disadvantage is The Picturebook’s location at the end of a side street, a 15-minute walk east of downtown, though you will find several cafes and tasty Northern Thai food around the nearby Baan Neua Market. Bicycles are available for cruising into town.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
600 baht
600 baht
Deluxe double room
800 baht
800 baht
Room: Standard double room, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 800 baht, high season 800 baht. Notes:

Where is The Picturebook Guesthouse

The Picturebook Guesthouse
Intarakiree Soi 19, Mae Sot
T: (090) 459 6990
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º34'52.65" E, 16º43'1.93" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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