A necessary evil
69/36 Thatapao Rd, Chumphon T: (077) 501 003, (086) 943 5105
Farang Bar is more of a necessary evil than a guest house.
It's near the station for the minivans to Ranong, so it's a cheap, convenient place to stay if you miss the last departure and have to stay overnight. They run a row of flop-house rooms, adequate to the purpose, mostly as a loss leader to get people into the bar/restaurant, which overcharges for everything. You can also get a discount on a room if you just need to crash for a few hours before catching the night boat. Showers are available for 20 THB, even if you're not staying here--towels are provided, just ask. They double as a travel agency, arranging tours and booking boat tickets. The enterprising owner, Mini, speaks English quite well.
Last updated on 1st February, 2007.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 100 baht, high season 150 baht. Notes: