Ban To Guest House
22/6 Chao Fah Rd, Krabi T: (075) 612 950, (086) 475 0177
Ban To is located down a side street accessed either from Chao Fah Road or Itsara Road, making it a quiet but convenient choice.
Representing good value and situated in a bright-orange concrete building surrounding a small courtyard and restaurant, rooms are modern, bright, clean and spacious. Fan and air-con rooms are identical, all with tile floors, hot-water wet bathrooms, firm mattresses with fresh sheets, free WiFi, TVs, round tables with a couple of chairs and some very decent balconies accessed by sliding glass doors and looking out over a hill covered in shaggy growth. Sky-blue and mint-green walls lend a tad more character than other similar choices. This is a family-run spot with little kids and dogs wandering around. A spirit shrine sits out front beneath a tall mango tree that gives the place some atmosphere. The owners can often be found lounging in front of the TV, but they’re friendly and helpful enough if you need something. Ban To isn’t far from either the city centre or traveller area, though you’ll have to walk down one of a few dark lanes to get here at night.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 450 baht, high season 450 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
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