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Refreshing rooms, budget value

55 Uttarakit Rd, Krabi T: (075) 620 952


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A cool mix of blues and whites welcome you to Chan Cha Lay, which remains one of Krabi’s friendliest, most comfortable and best-value guesthouses.

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As if plucked from a seaside cottage, the best rooms occupy a separate building out back and are spacious, spotless and equipped with wide shutter-style windows, soft white cotton drapes, verandas overlooking a small courtyard, desks, beds on raised wooden platforms, tasteful paintings of flowers on light blue walls and partially open-air bathrooms with white sea-stone floors and rain showers. In the main building above reception and closer to the street, the smaller and more basic rooms are also awash in icy blue and get the job done with firm beds on tile floors, small desks, windows and choice of fan or air-con. These rely on clean hot-water shared bathrooms and also represent terrific value. You can save 200 baht by taking one of the better rooms and opting out of the air-con. Chan Cha Lay’s staff has been consistently cheerful and welcoming when we’ve visited, which is a big plus for such affordable accommodation. It’s an easy walk from here to downtown and the riverfront. Neighbouring Mr Clean Guesthouse is a solid alternative to Chan Cha Lay’s cheaper rooms, which are often full, while nearby Cha Guesthouse is worth a peek if you’re after something cheaper.

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Walk-in rates at Chan-Cha-Lay

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan share bathroom
350 baht
350 baht
Dbl air-con share bathroom
450 baht
450 baht
Dbl fan private bathroom
600 baht
600 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
800 baht
800 baht
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 350 baht, high season 350 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con share bathroom, low season: 450 baht, high season 450 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 800 baht, high season 800 baht. Notes:

Where is Chan-Cha-Lay

55 Uttarakit Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 620 952
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º55'5.61" E, 8º3'41.78" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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