They say it is all about "Location, location, location". Well, this place has got it. Right at one end of the Mon Bridge and yet only a short walk from the centre of town (such as the centre of Sankhlaburi town is!).
Probably the best place in town as well as definitely the best location. Other places we saw that *looked* like they might be good appeared to be empty (deserted car parks, not a soul around) or were nowhere near as well sited. Samprasob always had vehicles in the carpark and always had plenty of people around at breakfast and dinner times. A short 10-15 minute walk to town up a gently sloping hill, and a less than 5 minute walk to one end of the famous Mon Bridge (but note, a short walk down a horror of a hill that is even more of a horror going back up!). But there are also bikes and other small conveyances for those less fit.
The resort has a variety of rooms from basic hotel type to cabins going down the hill to the bridge. Some very nice looking VIP cabins. We stayed in the hotel section and the rooms were clean and sufficiently appointed - average but more than adequate.
A passable breakfast (you need to be strategic to get a warm egg and the bread could easily take wings - but one also needs to remember where one is!), and the kitchen is inexplicably closed during lunch time. But food at dinner time was excellent - although some things were not on the menu. Again, one needs to remember where one is - Sangkhlaburi has limited resources and stocks so once something runs out they have to wait for the next delivery - or catch in case of some fresh fish types from the lake. What we had was very good and well-priced.
Staff were helpful and friendly, and English for most seemed to be pretty good. Again, considering the geographical situation of the area and the level of training the staff probably get, quite impressive.
Town itself is pretty, but quiet. 2-3 nights is more than enough to explore the area.
A little stall at the foot of the hill at the end of the bridge has good local coffee and does boat hire (300 Baht for an hour and they will drop you off at a floating restaurant for lunch that is walking distance back to the hotel - Pae Mitsumpun I think it was called) - you just have to negotiate that blasted hill back up to the resort!
Would definitely stay there again and was definitely worth the price I got via one of the booking sites.
Get a room or cabin closer to reception and the top of the hill. Otherwise you will do a fair bit of...
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