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!
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 1,600 baht, high season 1,800 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 1,950 baht, high season 2,200 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 2,400 baht, high season 2,600 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 4,000 baht, high season 4,900 baht. Notes: