Family friendly digs
Set a few minutes’ walk to the south of the railway station road, Suan Bankrut signifies the move into slightly fancier accommodation, which becomes more pronounced the further south you move.
Within a large lawn estate, many of the rooms here would be ideal for families and there is plenty of open lawn space for kids to run around (though watch toddlers as there are a few ponds about). Rooms are clean and well kitted except for ageing TVs, and have a novel feature where the double doors can both be opened, giving the room a bright and airy feel. There are some larger family sized options with two rooms facing onto a common area, which would be ideal for those with kids. They also have some cute bungalows over by the road, which while having a limited ocean view would also pick up a bit of traffic noise -- a bit of a tradeoff. The roadside restaurant has ocean views and solid Thai food. Overall a reasonable choice -- there is supposed to be a swimming pool on-site but we couldn’t find it!
Address: Ban Krut Beach
T: (032) 695 217; F: (032) 695 403
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º33'48.84" E, 11º20'38.94" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,600 baht||1,800 baht|
|Superior double room||1,950 baht||2,200 baht|
|Deluxe double room||2,400 baht||2,600 baht|
|Family room||4,000 baht||4,900 baht|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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