A guesthouse with style
Perhaps it’s the influence of the architecture firm that shares this address, but Papa Crab has a lot more style than most budget guesthouses in Thailand.
You’re greeted by a koi pond and buffed concrete floors, and the modern, minimalist design extends to the rooms. The wonderful German/Thai couple who took over Papa Crab in October 2010 has added an art gallery and renovated each of the 10 rooms. Though they are small, they still have all the conveniences you may need — air-con, TV, minibar, free WiFi, hot water and a choice of twin or double beds. Stylish and welcoming, each room has a motivational quote on the wall in case you need some cheering up. Papa Crab is a short walk from the beach, and has a mellow vibe. Prices have edged up a bit but it’s still decent value. Highly recommended.
Address: 93/5 Moo 3, Rim Had Road, Kamala Beach
T: (076) 385 315, (086) 951 0403 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º16'48.01" E, 7º56'58.49" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Extra Bed||800 baht||800 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom|
Peak 2,300 baht
|1,200 baht||1,900 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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