9 Luang Pho Chuan Rd, Soi 1, Karon Beach T: (076) 396 317
This whimsically colourful place does double-duty as an art gallery.
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The minimalistic but cosy rooms all have a mini-fridge, cable TV, hot water showers and a private balcony. They haven't gone overboard with the decorative touches in the room — no fake flowers or silk pillows here — just one gorgeous painting from their collection. The bathrooms are also beautiful with earthy, colourful tiling but are not overly ornate. They have a decent library of books and magazines, free self-service coffee and tea, plus internet access, laundry, and taxi services. Casa Brazil has a seductive way of making guests stick around a lot longer than they intended — there's only 14 rooms so booking ahead isn't a terrible idea. There's a really fun common area downstairs and the staff make you feel more like a friend than a customer. The beach is a five-minute walk away and convenient to a gaggle of bars. Unfortunately, a lot of junk is starting to take over Karon but we hope Casa Brazil stays forever. Rates include taxes and American breakfast for two served whenever you'd like it. Recommended.
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 650 baht, high season 1,000 baht. Notes: Peak 1,200B
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 800 baht, high season 1,200 baht. Notes: Peak 1,400B
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