Phu Doi Campsite and Resort

Phu Doi Campsite and Resort

Rustic log cabins

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With a large sign posted off the main drag running into town from the north, Phu Doi Campsite and Resort is the most obvious place to stay after arriving from Mae Sot, and it’s a decent option if you don’t feel like looking around too much.

Travelfish says:

The fairly large and efficient resort (they even have a reception booth!) offers a bunch of rooms spread over several log cabins off a side lane to the east of town. All rooms come with fan and air-con; ask for the air to be switched off to save a couple of hundred baht. The rooms that we checked out had soft foam beds over hardwood floors, a couple of windows, TVs and small hot-water wet bathrooms with some mold on the walls. While these weren’t terrible, you’ll find better-quality digs on the other side of town, at Tu Ka Su and Garden Huts. Phu Doi’s larger rooms in a newer wooden building were full but we reckon they’re a solid step up from the older rooms. These include family rooms that can accommodate up to six people. All guests can grab free instant coffee and toast in the mornings. You can also rent a tent here and use a shared bathroom.

The English-speaking owner and his son were both friendly and helpful, if a little more business-like than staffers that we met elsewhere. A full range of trekking and rafting tours are available and Phu Doi does a commendable job of providing the details in English. The family also runs a neighbouring billiards hall called Beer Umphang. The centre of town is an easy five-minute walk from here.

Contact details for Phu Doi Campsite and Resort

Address: Prawatpriwan Soi 5, Umphang
T: (055) 561 049; (081) 886 8783;  
Email: Umphang_phudoi@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.phudoi.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º51'53.25" E, 16º1'12.31" N
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Room rates: Under 600B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Tent 150 baht 150 baht
Dbl fan private bathroom 400 baht 400 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom 500 baht 500 baht
Quad fan private bathroom 600 baht 600 baht
Quad air-con private bathroom 700 baht 700 baht
Deluxe Suite 1,200 baht 1,200 baht

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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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