Sunday, November 30, 2014

Baandin Chiewlarn Resort, Chiew Larn

We stayed here last night and the resort located inside the Rajjaprabha Dam park, which also hosts parts of the Khao Sok National Park. There's lots of beautiful nature surrounding Chiew Larn and the Baandin Chiewlarn Resort is in the midst of it.

Upon arrival we loved it immediately, but once in the room the wall between the other room was very thin and we could almost everything from the other room.
The owner and staff are great though and very friendly and helpful and during the evening there was a nice barbecue going on. Bring your own meat and give it a go! There are a couple of family sized rooms at decent rates.

One thing that turned us off though was a karaoke at the other side of the river that kept blaring music until 11pm to midnight and destroyed the so lovely natural feel of the place.

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Baandin Chiewlarn Resort, Chiewlarn

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Baandin Chiewlarn Resort, Chiewlarn

Loghome exterior

Baandin Chiewlarn Resort, Chiewlarn

Exterior

Baandin Chiewlarn Resort, Chiewlarn

The river

Baandin Chiewlarn Resort, Chiewlarn

Evening barbeque's

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Khao Sok Green Valley Resort, Khao Sok

The resort is located just 200 meters from the entrance of the Khao Sok Nation Park and across the road is a bridge where all tubing and kayaking starts in the rainy season which high water in the river.
The rooms are fairly basic but do have a mini fridge, tv with Thai channels and a mini fridge.
The location is good with a beautiful scenery and there's the small Khao Sok village for your immediate needs with a few restaurants and a small local supermarket. No chain supermarket is allowed in the village, up to this date!

A good budget room with a very friendly and helpful owner.

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Khao Sok Green Valley Resort, guest room

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Khao Sok Green Valley Resort, bungalow

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Khao Sok Green Valley Resort, entrance

Entrance

Khao Sok Green Valley Resort, restaurant

Restaurant

Khao Sok Green Valley Resort, river

River

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Khao Sok Tree House Resort, Khao Sok

The Khao Sok Tree House is an adventure! Various sized bungalows, around 15 in total, are located within a large parcel of jungle and most of them are build high in the tree tops.
Not something for the weak hearted, at night walking through the jungle or towards your bed on a walk bridge some 20 meters above the jungle floor, which moves a bit with every step you take.
The bungalows are all unique and lots of fun to visit or sleep in. Some have tents in them for the children, some have bathrooms on a balcony overlooking the jungle but one thing they all have in common, they are unique!
The attached restaurant I also found to be one of the better choices in Khao Sok. All the usual tours to the Khao Sok National Park and tubing trips are offered but they also offer bird watching.
This is one of my fave resorts in the area and I can highly recommend it.

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Khao Sok Tree House resort, Guest room

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Khao Sok Tree House resort, Bungalow

Bungalows in the jungle

Khao Sok Tree House resort, Bungalow

Family bungalow which can house up to 10 people

Khao Sok Tree House resort, Bungalow

Bungalow in the tree tops

Khao Sok Tree House resort, Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Khao Sok Tree House resort, Entrance

Entrance

Monday, September 22, 2014

100 Islands Resort & Spa, Surat Thani

The 100 Islands Resort & Spa has been around since a few years near Surat Thani town and has been a favorite of us over the years.

It has a staggering 174 rooms, lots of parking space and a good Thai restaurant. Their pool is interesting, it looks like a small river in a corner of the hotel, including the green(-ish) water.
It's near the new Central Plaza and a big Tesco Lotus is across the busy 4 (or is it 6?) lane road.

The rooms are spacious and the rates are affordable, breakfast is a fairly standard Thai affair. If you need a stopover going to or coming from the airport this is an excellent choice.

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100 Islands Resort, Surat Thani guest room

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100 Islands Resort, Surat Thani guest room

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100 Islands Resort, Surat Thani guest room

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100 Islands Resort, Surat Thani reception area

Reception area

100 Islands Resort, Surat Thani exterior

Exterior


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chaleena Hotel, Bangkok, Ramkanghaeng

Although the Chaleena hotel is advertised as a 4 star hotel property, those days have long gone by! The rooms are small, clips in the wall aren't fixed, the tapestry is falling off the walls and the rooms have a strong tobacco smell.
Having said that, it's extremely close to the Ramkanghaeng Uni and the sports stadium. If yu need to be in this area, the hotel may suit your needs.
The breakfast isn't great but edible, a typical Asian buffet.

The hotel is cheap in case you need to be in the area.

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Chaleena Hotel, Bangkok, Ramkanghaeng

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Chaleena Hotel, Bangkok, Ramkanghaeng

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Chaleena Hotel, Bangkok, Ramkanghaeng

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Chaleena Hotel, Bangkok, Ramkanghaeng

Swimming pool

Chaleena Hotel, Bangkok, Ramkanghaeng

Exterior

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Best Western Plus at 20 Sukhumvit, Bangkok

This hotel has a lot of things going for itself, for starters it's fairly new and modern, the staff is very friendly and helpful, the central location and a good price. What else can you ask for in Bangkok?
Terminal 21 shopping mall is around the corner as is Asoke sky train station. Plenty of restaurants are within walking distance, Bei Otto might be an idea and nightlife if you're looking for that.
All 78 rooms have all modern amenities, including iPod docking stations and are comfortable.
We really enjoyed our stay here and can highly recommend this Best Western.

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Best Western Suk 20, Guest room

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Best Western Suk 20, Guest room

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Best Western Suk 20, Guest room

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Best Western Suk 20, Pool

Pool

Best Western Suk 20, Exterior

Exterior

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Naraya Riverside resort, Surat Thani

The Naraya Riverside Resort is tucked away in the backstreets of Southern Surat Thani town, near the big traffic crossing to Phun Phin and Chumporn and the Central Festival.
If you don't have wheels to get you there and get out again for dinner or other things to do, you might feel as if you're locked up in the middle of nowhere. 
However, if you have wheels there, it's a nice resort, with 28 rooms just waiting to welcome you in a very quiet and relaxed environment with a pool, gym and a small children's playground. 

It's a really good choice for our weekend stays in Surat city at very affordable prices. You may want to try it as well.

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Superior room


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Pool


Playground


Garden