Sabye d Resort

Sabye d Resort

Cushy rooms beside a pond

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Stroll across the bridge from the City Pillar Shrine in downtown Surat and you’ll find a far more relaxing atmosphere on the north side of the Tapi River.

Travelfish says:

Within sight of the river is the Sabye d Resort, offering some of the best-value rooms that we saw in Surat.

Fronted by a large sign and tiny office behind a few noodle stalls, the Sabye d doesn’t look like much from the road. Head further back down a corridor decorated with tasteful photos of Southern Thai life and you begin to notice the peace and quiet that eludes the downtown hotels. Standard air-con rooms are set in a single-floor motel-style building that stretches for some distance back from the office and is accessed by a partially open-air hallway. These are sleek and spacious, with polished concrete floors, loveseats, mini-fridges, LCD TVs, desks, free WiFi and modern wet bathrooms with hot water. While the cheaper rooms are very good, we’d shell out the extra 60 baht for a larger air-con deluxe room fronted by a bamboo-roof entrance further back. The extra cash bags you more space and a private terrace beside a little pond that comes complete with a rowboat.

The yellow-clad staff members speak basic English and can help with ferry bookings and info on the city. Though some travellers will be put off by the slightly out-of-the-way location, staying here does have its advantages -- the atmospheric Ko Lamphu Park is a three-minute walk away and several good riverside seafood restaurants, including the Crossroads, are just around the corner. The mini-resort also has a car park.

Contact details for Sabye d Resort

Address: 37/2 Bang Baimai Rd (just across the bridge from downtown), Surat Thani
T: (077) 285 262 ; (091) 820 6400;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º19'8.64" E, 9º8'30.76" N
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Room rates: Under 600B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room 490 baht 490 baht
Deluxe double room 550 baht 550 baht

Reviewed by

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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