Short-term stay? Bangkok, Chiang Mai or elsewhere
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Aug 23, 2012 7:36 PM Last Post By: Rim2Rim
Aug 19, 2012 9:27 PM
Aug 19, 2012 11:57 PM
1I would choose Koh Pha ngan (KPN) over Bangkok or Chiang mai anyday. On KPN we stay on thong nai pan yai ( not noi.) A long white sand swimming beach. We stay at "candlehuts" in their wooden bungalows that are on the beach facing the sea. They have aircon (which you don't really need on the beach) a fridge, furniture, bacony complete with hammock, hot water and a pool if you don't want to swim in the beautiful sea. They are 1300 bt. a night and come with breakfast. Or you could stay next door at " Dreamland" for 600bt. fan bungalow. Nice clean bungalows with verandah, basic furniture in a garden setting.I think the bathroom is cold water only . Again there is no great need for hot water as it is hot enough anyway. If you decide to stay in a city, I would choose Chiang mai over Bangkok. We stay at "Chiang mai Thai House." Set in a quiet Soi (laneway) with the restaurant overlooking it. It has a pool,furniture,hot water, wifi, also computers for guest use. The air con rooms are 700bt. and the fan rooms are between 300-400 bt. You may be able to negotiate a cheaper deal with all of these if you are staying 3 or 4 weeks. Don't try and book Chiang mai Thai House via their website, absolutely hopeless. Email them direct and they will get back to you quickly. You can also bargain via email.
Aug 20, 2012 2:26 AM
Aug 20, 2012 2:41 AM
If you don't want to do activities much like shopping , many crowds , don't like traffic jam, but you like beach activities , snorkeling , scuba diving , fishing , small party. island would suit you but I don't know if you will stay 3-4 weeks on Koh Phangan ,this is not too long for you? because it's small island. =)
If you want to change your mind Chiang Mai will be good for stay.
come to visit Bangkok 2 - 3 days for shopping ? :P
Aug 20, 2012 2:44 AM
Aug 20, 2012 2:50 PM
5They have aircon (which you don't really need on the beach) a fridge,
I never understood this idea that you didn't need aircon at the beach. I've always found the beach hut style accommodation to get insanely hot to the point that aircon was an absolute must.
you must have missed the bit where the OP requests "inexpensive"!
Depends on your budget really doesn't it? To some people 1300 baht per night is extremely cheap, to a cheapo backpacker it's more than they want to spend in a week.
Aug 22, 2012 5:01 AM
6^^ Depends on your budget really doesn't it?
When someone asks for inexpensive furnished apartment or cheap & clean guesthouse I'd bet that they aren't thinking above the 500 baht level.
However, we can leave it to the OP to define what they mean by inexpensive, if they bother to contribute to their own thread.
I never understood this idea that you didn't need aircon at the beach
Hopefully, there are lots like you, so the beaches I like will never get overpopulated and ruined!
Aug 22, 2012 8:46 AM
Aug 23, 2012 7:36 PM
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