We walked past this place a couple of times thinking it was just a trendy cafe, but when we stopped in for a super-sized iced latte and discovered they had rooms we had to have a look -- and found one of our Cha-am favourites.
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Oversized rooms (for a shopfront set up) are reached by broad wooden staircases with exposed steel supports (they must have totally gutted the existing building to craft this) and offer a stylish set up with comfy beds, immaculate bathrooms and little sort of mini-daybed things, which, while arguably wasted in the rear facing rooms, are great in the seaview rooms. The seaview rooms are absolutely worth the extra money and they'll happily do you a deal for a longer stay. No swimming pool, but otherwise great value. Rates we were quoted on a Monday were slightly below what is displayed on their website. Recommended.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 700 baht, high season 700 baht. Notes: Rear-facing
Room: Superior double room, low season: 1,100 baht, high season 1,100 baht. Notes: Seaview
274/34 Ruamchit Rd, Cha-am
T: (032) 471 879
F: (032) 472 499
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B