Very central, with a great freeform swimming pool that comes with plenty of shade and backs onto the seaview restaurant, Bann Pantai offers solid resort value -- especially on weekdays.
Check rates at Bann Pantai on Agoda.com
Rooms are of a very good size, with a wooden and white linen finish common in many Thai hotels, and come with all the mod-cons you'd expect at a resort of this level. The pool is really noteworthy here -- kids will love it, but in high season you'll be wanting to grab that deckchair early. The other point worth noting is while some of the rooms are in two-storey buildings, they're actually behind each other, so a lot of the rooms you may expect to have a view don't in fact have one. Recommended for those travelling with kids on the pool alone. Quite centrally located, not far from the road back to the train station and plenty of places to eat. Definitely book online for a competitive rate as the prices listed below are what they quoted us as a weekday walk-in.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Superior double room, low season: 2,000 baht, high season 2,000 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 3,200 baht, high season 3,200 baht. Notes:
247/58 Ruamchit Rd, Cha-am
T: (032) 433 111
F: (032) 434 113
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B