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“Staff make this place!” 4 of 5 stars
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Baan Khao Sok
231 Moo 6 | T. Klongsok, Phanom 84250, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Phanom B&B and Inns
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“Staff make this place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I stayed at Baan Khao Sok in a tree bungalow for two nights.

The bungalows are very basic, with beds slightly off the floor and as my sister was staying with us, a mattress was put on the floor for her. The bathroom is also very basic with a very weak shower.

The room was clean however and it was a treat to stay in a treehouse!

The restaurant has a good menu offering a wide variety of Thai and some western dishes. All the food we had was very tasty. There is also good WIFI in the restaurant only.

We booked a day trip to the lake and went on a trek in the jungle and into the caves which was a really good day and would recommend.

The family that run the resort really make this place wonderful! They are very warm and incredibly friendly. Nothing is too much trouble and we were able to book our onward transport to Phang Nga bay via them.

As we were staying in a treehouse, we did have to share our accommodation with the local creepy crawlies! Including a very large spider and an incredibly noisy mouse! So if you are not a fan of wildlife then maybe stay else where, as it is unavoidable when staying in a treehouse!

Overall we had an enjoyable stay and liked the novelty of staying in a treehouse but the rooms are basic and a little too expensive for what you get. But I can't fault the great staff that run this place.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ubud, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The area is stunning and the staff here are helpful and friendly. They were considerate towards our budget by did not inflate prices ridiculously as some of the resorts in the area do. Our room was fantastic and clean and we loved our little balcony. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Baan Khao Sok was great. The family who run the resort are just lovely and will make you feel so welcome. The accommodation is clean, the food is good and the trips that you can organise through the hotel were fantastic. The huts are situated in a beautiful garden next to the river which is much nicer than some of the other resorts nearer the village. We did the Jungle trek and elephant trek and both were great. Really good value for money and would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had a wonderful time in Baan Khao Sok. The owners are superfriendly and keen to facilitate their guests. The reception area / restuarant is very welcoming. It's a great place to hang out, after a day in the jungle, exchanging stories with fellow guests. Our children had a great time with the owners' small children and it gave us a good insight into Thai familiy life. We took the owners advice and booked a full day trip to the lake. It was the best trip ever, and our guide Nopporn was one of the best guides we've had during our whole stay in Thailand. I'm afraid not everyone will agree with us - he told us one guest from Israel wanted his money back because it rained during the trip (!) - this was in the RAINforest, during the RAINseason, mind you! The elephant ride and the tubing trip the next day were also great.

The tree houses are wonderful and they're literally tree houses - high up in the trees. The inside is basic but okay. You can see monkey's playing on the other side of the river, while drinking coffee in the restaurant.

Baan Khao Sok was much, much better than we had hoped for!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

we are four people altogether and stayed two nights at Baan Khao Sok Resort, Bungalow with garden view. The garden in the resort area is very nice, there are beautiful flowers, trees and bamboos. The reception is close to the canal and it is used as a restaurant as well. The staffs are very helpful and kind. The owner's family is also there and live their lives the Thai way ( kids and family in front of the tv ) which is a relaxing atmosphere. We had all the meals there and there were great. The cook is a chubby woman and very kind. We didn't really plan anything about the activities we will do in Khao Sok but the owner was very kind, he answered all the questions we had and even recommended a one day trip to Chiew Lan Dam which was memorable.

This place is valuable, lovely and we are sure to speak forward to support his family business.

And hope to come back again soon!! we really had a great time!! thank you to everyone at the Baan Khao Sok Resort

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Baan the night before doing a 2-day-1-night trip to Khao Sok. The huts are basic, but good value. The tour offered by the guesthouse was very good. They also serve excellent food for around 80-120B. The people are quite friendly as well. Overall a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

I had recently caught food poisoning and wanted a secluded, relaxed resort where I could recover. Boy am I glad I chose Baan Resort. The owners are such genuine and kind people, and they did what they could to care for me. They went out to town to get me medicine, fed me well, and made sure I was getting a great night's sleep. Owners aside, the resort is very well kept, and is right on the khao Sok river where you can go for a free tubing ride with the resort and a local guide. You can book tours with the resort (recommended), visit the nearby town and temples, or just stay at the resort and hand pick your favourite thai fruits. Don't hesitate to book with baan resort, it's #1 for a reason! I know for sure that I'll be returning.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 231 Moo 6 | T. Klongsok, Phanom 84250, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Phanom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Phanom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a cozy Nature retreat located near the entrance of Khao Sok National Park. Khao Sok is the oldest tropical rain forest on the planet. Khao Sok is covered with amazing limestone mountains, exotic creatures, breath taking valleys, huge caves, beautiful lakes and so much more. Here you could enjoy a relaxing day lounging by the river or lounging in a canoe while winding through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. While you are here at Baan Khao Sok you will be greeted with warm and friendly smiles and you will be treated as if you were family. ... more   less 
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Baan Khao Sok Hotel Surat Thani
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