Friendly budget spot
Budget travellers to Ko Kho Khao, this is your place.
This small concrete guesthouse just 50 metres from the pier has the same owner as Ha Pla resort, we were told, but the style couldn’t be more different. Roo Poo is set in a two-storey concrete building in cheerful yellow with a small garden out front, and a lobby area with some sofa seating and a library. There is no restaurant at Roo Poo but dining is easy to find in the area, and they have self-serve coffee and tea available for free at the reception desk. Each room has a firm double bed, tiled floor, small private bathroom with a hot shower, and a decent WiFi connection for no extra charge, with a choice of air-con or fan. There are no views at all and no beachy atmosphere, but the sand is less than 1km away and it’s easy enough to arrange for transport up to more beaches further north. It’s not ideal if you’re seeking some island ambiance, but Roo Poo is cheapest place you’ll find on the island – great if you just need a base for exploration and a room to throw your bags. A relaxed and friendly place, and it’s exceptionally clean, too.
Address: 68 Moo 3, Kho Khao
T: (083) 007 3272; (061) 485 3299;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º16'19.92" E, 8º52'26.75" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl fan private bathroom||450 baht||550 baht|
|Dbl fan private bathroom||500 baht||650 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||700 baht||850 baht|
Lana Willocks is a freelance writer from Canada based in Phuket. Her love affair with Thailand began on a university exchange programme in Bangkok, then she returned to Phuket on the auspicious date of 9-9-1999 and never left.
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