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THAILAND – Expenses & Accommodation

For those who plan to visit Thailand one day, this could be useful, similar blogs have helped us work out our budget and accommodation during the planning stages & trip.

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We spent 52 days in Thailand staying in guesthouses in private rooms, all had private bathrooms. The most expensive accommodation was found on the islands, from Bangkok up north, accommodation was really cheap. We spent one night at a hotel near Bangkok airport when we had an early morning flight, this was very expensive and so was the food.

We ate out the whole time; one can find good, cheap food at the night markets.

The “Transport” part below includes flights to Bali, flights from Malaysia to Krabi, mini van transfers, a few local buses, motorbike rentals and ferries to and from the islands. We also hired a car for one day in the Pai area.

The “Extras” part includes our Open Water course on Phi Phi, which is an expensive place to do it but the diving is great. We also did a lot of clothes shopping at markets, Thai massages and so on. We also did a Thai Cooking Class.

All amounts are in US dollars

Accommodation:....................................$ 1034
Food:.....................................................$ 1118
Transport:..............................................$ 1160
Extras:...................................................$ 2764
TOTAL:...................................................$ 6076

Per day for 2 pax:...................................$ 116

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THAILAND - ACCOMODATION: 22 April to 07 May AND 18 July to 24 Aug 2010

PHUKET – PATONG BEACH
Banthai Hotel
Address: 94 Thaveewong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket
Tel: + 66 76 340 850 4
Email: info@banthaiphuket.com
Web: http://www.banthaiphuket.com/
Cost: ? per room – Ensuite Bathroom – A/C - Breakfast inc – Wifi
Notes: This is a proper hotel, not a backpackers spot! We were treated by my generous parents-in-law whilst we stayed there, so don’t know what the price was.

KOH PHI PHI
Viking Nature Resort
Address: 10 Mou7 Kho Phi Phi
Tel: +66 (0) 8 3649 9492
Email: vikingroom@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.vikingnaturesresort.com/
Cost: Bh1000 to Bh1500 per room – Ensuite Bathroom – A/C - Breakfast not inc when when staying in BH1000 rooms – Wifi
Notes: We started out at Bh 1500 but as we extended to a longer stay, they discounted it for us. This was a truly lovely place to stay at. Very friendly and helpful staff, your own little private cove and beach, delicious food including a tasting of Thai food every night (free). It is the last cove before you get to Long Beach. About 15min walk to the centre of town for shops, restaurants etc. Recommended

KOH SAMUI
Marina Villa
Address: Lamai Beach, Koh Samui
Tel: + 66 77 424426
Web: http://www.marinavillasamui.com/
Cost: Bh1000 per room – Ensuite Bathroom – A/C - Breakfast inc – Wifi
Notes: This again is more like a little hotel, with 2 pools, a lovely beach. The staff weren’t all that great in the restaurant but there are so many other ones nearby that this shouldn’t be a bother.

KOH PHA NGAN
Sea Flower Bungalows
Address: 81/2 Moo 8, Seethanu, Koh Phangan
Tel: + 66 77349 090
Email: seaflowerbungalows@gmail.com
Web: http://www.seaflowerbungalows.com
Cost: Bht 750 per room – Ensuite Bathroom – A/C - Breakfast inc – Wifi
Notes: Nice place, in a quiet area with hardly anything but a few hotels; owned by a Canadian lady and her Thai husband. Lovely restaurant and food. The beach is nice and quiet too. They organise transport for you to get to the Full moon party.

KOH TAO
Sairee Cottages
Address: 10/1 Sairee Cottage, Sairee beach, Koh Tao
Tel: + 66 (0) 77456374
Web: http://www.saireecottagediving.com/
Cost: Bht 800 per room – Ensuite Bathroom – Fan - Breakfast not inc – No Wifi
Notes: Well located, 5 min from restaurants behind the street. Has a dive shop on site and offer discount packages if you do a course/ lots of dives with them I think. Direct access to the beach, and all the beach bars.

BANGKOK – FIRST HOTEL
Sawasdee House
Address: 147 Soi Rambutree Chakrapong Rd., Phanakorn, Bangkok
Tel: 66 2 2818138
Email: info@sawasdee-house.com
Web: http://www.sawasdee-house.com/contact.html
Cost: Bht680 per room – Ensuite Bathroom – A/C – Breakfast not inc – Wifi
Notes: The double room was really minute to be honest which is what prompted us to move as we knew there was better for cheaper out there.(See next one down) The twin rooms are larger however although do not trust the pics on their website – what a misrepresentation! The restaurant area is a funky place and nice area to hang out.

BANGKOK – SECOND HOTEL
Tuptim Inn
Address: 82 Rambuttri Road, next to Khao San Road, Banglumpu, Bangkok
Tel: + 66 2 629 1535
Email: info@tuptimb-b.com
Web: http://www.tuptimb-b.com
Cost:Bht 500 per room – Shared Bathroom – A/C - Breakfast inc – Wifi
Notes: Very nice place, good location, good price. Simple rooms but perfectly acceptable. Shared bathroom spotless. Wifi only works in certain rooms and in restaurant, so if this is important for you, check before-hand. We were given 2 waters daily.

KANCHANABURI
VN Guesthouse
Address: 44 Rongheeb Oil Rd. 2, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi
Tel: + 66 (0) 34 - 51 40 82
Email: info@vnguesthouse.net
Web: http://www.vnguesthouse.net/
Cost: Bht 400 per room – Ensuite Bathroom – A/C – No Breakfast – Wifi incl.
Notes: This guest house is right on the river, some rooms are on the water and you feel the floating building sway every time boats go past. Good fun but there are also some rooms on land if you prefer. They have a nice restaurant on a terraced deck above the river. Chilled out, pleasant place.

AYUTTHAYA
Baan Suan Guest House
Address: 23/1 Jakrapard Road, Tumbol Pratuchai, Ayutthaya
Tel: + 66 0 35 242 394
Email: bemyguest@baansuanguesthouse.com
Web: http://www.baansuanguesthouse.com/
Cost: Bht 350 per room – Shared Bathroom – A/C – No Breakfast – No Wifi
Notes: Very basic, no problems with it. There is probably better around..

CHIANG MAI
CM Blue House
Address: 30/1 Moonmuang Road. Soi 6.Chiangmai 50200
Tel: +66 0 53 418 512
Email: reservations@cmbluehouse.com
Web: http://www.cmbluehouse.com/
Cost: Bht 350 per room – Ensuite Bathroom – Fan – No Breakfast – Wifi incl.
Notes: Friendly and helpful owners and staff. Large rooms, well located. Honesty bar.

PAI
Breeze of Pai
Address: 131 Moo 3, Viengtai, Pai
Tel: + 66 081 4597
Email: helendavis2@yahoo.co.uk
Web: http://breezeofpai.com/
Cost: Bht 350 per room – Ensuite Bathroom – Fan – No Breakfast – Wifi incl.
Notes: Good spot. Little bungalows for rooms. Wifi only in reception.

CHIANG RAI
Chat House Guest House
Address: 3 /2 Sangkaew, Trirat Rd., Muang District, Chiang Rai
Tel: + 66 (0)53 711 48
Email: chathouse.32@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.chatguesthouse.com/
Cost: Bht 250 per room – Ensuite Bathroom – Fan – No Breakfast – Wifi Bh30 (per day)
Notes: Nothing extraordinary here, but friendly staff. Little in-house restaurant. Smallish room.

To see our blog on trip details on Thailand please go to our Table of Contents: here.

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