Terrific flashpacker digs
Falling somewhere between large guesthouse and small hotel, Baan Rabiangmai boasts some of the cleanest, most comfortable and best-equipped rooms in Mae Sot -- look no further if you want all of the creature comforts.
Located in a quiet residential area around a half-kilometre west of downtown, the four-floor concrete building has a large ground-floor common area with high ceilings, sofas, a bunch of wood tables and a mix of contemporary and traditional Thai decor.
This tasteful design extends into the rooms, which come in several different sizes and are accessed by a lift. All rooms are equipped with large safes, fridges, kitchenettes with microwaves and dishes, dining and sitting areas, widescreen LCD TVs, soft beds, desks and spacious bathrooms with herbal soaps. Dark-wood trim and gold-painted woodcarvings add a touch of warmth, while natural light flows in through several large windows. Pricier rooms have extra beds and living rooms separated from the bedrooms.
The English-speaking receptionist greeted us with a smile before quickly showing us a room -- she seemed proud of the accommodation and rightfully so. The nearby Irawadee Resort offers pricier rooms with gaudy decor; we’d opt for the larger and better-equipped rooms at Baan Rabiangmai any day. When we stopped by in April ’16 the hotel was offering discounted rates, which we’ve listed here under “Low” season.
Address: 3/3 Don Kaew Rd, Mae Sot
T: (055) 532 144; (055) 532 424; F: (055) 532 462
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º33'27.45" E, 16º42'42.9" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||855 baht||950 baht|
|Deluxe double room||1,170 baht||1,370 baht|
Up to 1,800/2,000 baht for largest room.
|1,530 baht||1,700 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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