Midrange Fang & Tha Ton Hotels
Most visitors who do stay overnight prefer to stay in Tha Ton.
Areeya Phuree Resort
Newly opened and right on the river opposite the boat launch (across the other side of the river), Apple Resort is a feel-good place with stylishly decorated riverfront bungalows that are light, bright and breezy and come with fantastic front por.
A tranquil place along the river, about 150m from the bridge, with thatch-roofed bungalows spaced among lychee trees and bougainvillea.
Thaton River View
You are really paying for the location here not the rudimentary comforts – with bungalow rooms peeping out of green thickets along the riverfront, joined by wooden walkways lined with frangipani trees.
Baan Suan Riverside Resort
Although the grounds are beautifully landscaped, this hotel is slightly overpriced. There are small cement air-con bungalows with terraces set back from the river and a couple of large air-con wooden bungalows with terraces right on the river.
A bit more institutional, this four-storey hotel next to the bridge is called a chalet, but the rooms here are far more like a hotel – there's nothing rustic about the place.
Maekok River Village Resort
This sprawling affair offers four-bed family rooms as well as two-bed poolside rooms. It is best known, however, as an outdoor education venue, hosting annual visits from international research teams.
Thaton Garden Riverside
Next to Thaton Chalet by the bridge, this is not the friendliest place around, but has Tha Ton's best budget choice of air-con and fan rooms. It's worth paying the extra baht for an air-con room as you get a river terrace.
Old Tree's House
Up a steep driveway and nestled into a hillside, this place is a great find, offering luxury bungalows in a garden setting.
On the boat-dock side, downstream along the river, this sprawling place was undergoing a change of ownership and major renovations when we passed through.