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james.d    90

Hello All,

 

Wife and I were planning to escape from BKK for a couple of midweek nights to Chanthaburi but now leaning to Chao Lao beach in particular after finding this thread.

I have checked the accommodations on tripadvisor etc but could anyone with personal experience please advise on where to stay in Chao Lao or narrow down the options in that area.

Ideally on the beach, we prefer quiet and calm. Homely accommodation would be perfect.

I shall be driving our car if this has any bearing on locations.

 

Looking forward to sampling the seafood and fruits the area seems famous for.

Many thanks,

James.d

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james.d    90
26 minutes ago, oldhippy said:

In Chao Lao we always stay at this place.

Walking distance to 7 11.

Next door to Tosang Beach Resort, that has an excellent not too expensive kitchen.

For 1500 you have a unit right on the sand, with sea view from your bed - air con & fridge.

Same unit, no sea view 1000.

500 extra on saturday night.

free wifi

pic2: the units

pic3: view from bed

pic4: Tosang Beach Resort, next door

 

If you spend a night in the city of Chanthaburi, KP Grand is a beautifull old style hotel near Robinsons. Book by phone for 1250 incl breakfast. Big rooms, bath, wifi, friendly staff.

 

 

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looks perfect as to what we are looking for..thank you so much for your time to give feedback.

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oldhippy    1,329
10 minutes ago, james.d said:

looks perfect as to what we are looking for..thank you so much for your time to give feedback.

Outside under the big tree there are tables and electric power points, usefull if you wish to make coffee or a small meal - I never found a decent place for breakfast.

The only "non resort" aircon restaurant is opposite the 7 11 - cheap & good.

Also there is a small market (afternoons) and some shops. And don't forget to buy your REAL sea salt on the road leading in!

Tosang Beach Hotel is on the booking sites, has swimming pool, and has some nice units at the beach too - but much more expensive.

 

 

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1 hour ago, oldhippy said:

In Chao Lao we always stay at this place.

Walking distance to 7 11.

Next door to Tosang Beach Resort, that has an excellent not too expensive kitchen.

For 1500 you have a unit right on the sand, with sea view from your bed - air con & fridge.

Same unit, no sea view 1000.

500 extra on saturday night.

free wifi

pic2: the units

pic3: view from bed

pic4: Tosang Beach Resort, next door

 

If you spend a night in the city of Chanthaburi, KP Grand is a beautifull old style hotel near Robinsons. Book by phone for 1250 incl breakfast. Big rooms, bath, wifi, friendly staff.

 

 

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Not bad but expensive for the area.

Just like KP grand hotel, overpriced shitthollee, maybe brand new hotel a lot better and cheaper for 1000 thb.

Many brand new bungalows on 500 thb at this beach, maybe hundred places, not right on the beach though.

 

 

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oldhippy    1,329
6 minutes ago, bbpbbp said:

 

Not bad but expensive for the area.

Just like KP grand hotel, overpriced shitthollee, maybe brand new hotel a lot better and cheaper for 1000 thb.

Many brand new bungalows on 500 thb at this beach, maybe hundred places, not right on the beach though.

 

 

There are brand new bungalows for 600 yes, but as you say not right on the beach.

To be able to look at the sea from your bed / porch is IMHO worth the extra money.

 

Why do you say KP is an overpriced shytehole?

Very big rooms with view, bath, clean, quiet, wifi, good breakfast with real coffee, pleasant staff.

Pleasant & big lobby.

Old but renovated, and beautifull old style dining room.

Beer is overpriced yes, 150 for big bottle, and cocktails are not good - but the night view from the 17 floor comes free with your drink.

 

Before we always stayed at nearby Rachan Residence, but since a year or so they only rent long term.

Which hotels would you recommend?

 

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