Good value on a quiet lane
Tucked at the end of a quiet and atmospheric alley that shoots south from the centre of Damnern Kasem, Soontree is a comfy little hideaway within easy walking distance of the beach and nightlife.
The light blue building lacks any trace of character, but rooms are bright, spacious, spotless and outfitted with TVs, mini-fridges, soft beds on white tile floors, small desks, bureaus, large hot-water bathrooms and balconies with tables. While the owner seemed friendly enough, this is more of a place to sleep and watch TV rather than meet other travellers; you won’t find a restaurant or any real common space. If you like privacy and want to be just slightly removed from the action of Damnern Kasem, Poonsuk and Nares Damri, this is excellent value. Soontree is also suited to those seeking long-term accommodation, with weekly and monthly rates available. Neighbouring Hotel Alley has similarly sized rooms with more style and a decent common room for around 1,300 baht a night.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
Upto 1,200 baht.
|700 baht||800 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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