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Baan Maka Nature Lodge

84 Moo 8, Ban Song Pe Nong Off Highway 3432, Kaeng Krachan 76170 Thailand
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#1 of 8 lodges in Kaeng Krachan
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Free parking
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Free internet
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Canoeing
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Public wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Thai

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84 Moo 8, Ban Song Pe Nong Off Highway 3432, Kaeng Krachan 76170 Thailand
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Baan Maka Nature Lodge
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joancollins69 wrote a review Apr 4
Melbourne, Australia448 contributions207 helpful votes
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Very lovely and helpful staff through out my 3 night stay As suggested its not fancy but surely you'd know this before booking It is however very clean and functional Beds firm , shower basic and slow flow but you'll get clean AC and portable fan cooled the room within minutes even at 40c outside No bar fridge Wifi great Food delicious and affordable given a captured market with many beers to choose from Consider bringing some snacks too But remember no bar fridge Vegetarian available Simple breakfast that gets competitive at 530am Grounds lovely though pond gone atm with draughts and landscaping About 15 min drive to national park Thanks for hosting me
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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r0bert870 wrote a review Feb 2024
Wigan, United Kingdom774 contributions353 helpful votes
Lodge is in a rural setting with chalets around the extensive grounds. Meals are taken at a central restaurant area. Room had twin beds set on a plinth, A/C plus a ceiling fan, bathroom had on demand hot water for the shower which had poor flow but ok. Sufficient light in the room. Food excellent, basic breakfast of yoghurt, fruit, toast but could orgder eggs, bacon. Make your own coffee.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Anthony S wrote a review Feb 2024
Yorkshire, United Kingdom51 contributions15 helpful votes
Great. excellent position, great staff who are prepared to go out of there way. Accommodation is as described and very comfortable. The grounds are good for birdwatching and nature and have been well set out. It is possible to arrange trips to local hides
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Date of stay: November 2023
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FlightDelayed wrote a review Jan 2024
DC84 contributions82 helpful votes
Excellent place. Beautiful, friendly, very clean and comfortable. Fantastic food. This lodge is the closest to the entrance to the park. When you book you can make arrangements for a guide for the park for birds and or reptiles. Also for a truck and driver to take you to the top of the mountain.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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MirandaNederland wrote a review Jan 2024
The Netherlands152 contributions92 helpful votes
If you visit Kaeng Krachan you must stay in Baan Maka Lodge. We were here 4 nights and were happy we booked 4 and not 3. There are so many birds to see (you do need a guide). Not only at the lodge or the park but also in birdhides. Room is simple but clean and no insects in the room. Outside there are so many different insects, reptiles, birds etc to see. Really cool. The food was very good and staff friendly. In future we come back again.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Peters P wrote a review Jul 2023
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Great lodge - used it as a base for exploring the nearby Kaeng Krachan NP. We even one evening managed to spot a leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) when spotlighting after dinner walking the cosy little nature trail on the lodge premises. Rooms are fine and the food was absolutely great. Staff was friendly and the owner knew a lot about the area and its wildlife. The banana feeding station next to the restaurant attracted nice birds and squirrels, which was very entertaining. The beautiful bird Blue-winged pitta (Pitta moluccensis) was seen at the lodge in the morning when using playback. This was a family trip (with three kids aged 8, 9 and 11 years) and they loved the place too. We would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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bkkflick wrote a review Jul 2023
24 contributions1 helpful vote
What a find! So pleased we stayed here. The grounds are full of birds and other wildlife. Like others, we used as a base for the nearby national park but there was plenty of wildlife at the lodge too to keep everyone in the family snapping away - even our typically tech obsessed teenage son. A late afternoon kayaking (free) on the beautiful lake at the lodge was special. Accommodation is basic but our chalet was clean with private bathroom and good aircon, and still little touches like shower gel and water/glasses in rooms. Onsite openair restaurant served delicious food and surprisingly large menu. Everyone was very helpful and accommodating, couldn't fault them (better than the 5* hotel we'd stayed at the week before). Will definitely go back if in the area and next time would stay an extra day to fully enjoy the tranquility and wildlife that the lodge provides.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jimbob wrote a review May 2023
9 contributions2 helpful votes
We used this amazing lodge as a base while birding and herping in and around nearby Kaeng Krachan National park. The accommodation though a little tired is absolutely fine with first class air conditioning, food is plentiful and absolutely delicious. The owners, Ian and Games are great hosts with an unparalleled knowledge of local natural history. The lodge grounds hold an abundance of bird species, mammals, reptiles and spiders etc. Check out the images on their website, all taken around the lodge.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Zsolt B wrote a review Apr 2023
Budapest, Hungary161 contributions82 helpful votes
I loved this place. I spent 5 nights here. The rooms are nice - mine was ok as a single room: nothing fancy but perfectly fine. The other rooms had nice verandas, which I envied, but I am not sure if they look better inside. Food was good, not great - there is a reason they do not sell noodles (I asked for 2 Thai noodles and they were not the best) but the rest is tasty. The fruit drinks are ok - note they do not add sugar, so it is a bit less tasty, and the watermelon shake was full off seeds. Where this place shines are the tours and hides, and those are spectacular. I did 1 full day and 2 morning tours in Kaeng Krachan NP plus 2 mornings and 2 afternoons at the nearby hides. The wildlife is extraordinarily rich. I saw 5 primates species, 3 hornbill species and I think 5 broadbill species, not to mention the other countless animals (mostly birds) that I encountered. Even at the lodge I saw some interesting birds, though I did not spend much time there during daylight hours. I will surely return, and bring my wife next time!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Alf wrote a review Mar 2023
Huddersfield, United Kingdom430 contributions328 helpful votes
Baan Maka is first and foremost a great place to stay for birders and anyone interested in wildlife. The situation is perfect for access to Kaeng Krachen, Thailand's premium birding area, whilst also have lots of good habitat in its own grounds. We visited here as part of a group of six and all had a great time at the start of our birding trip to Central and Southern Thailand. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with good beds, great bathrooms with plenty of hot water and a veranda on which to sit, lazing the day away watching the local wildlife. The WiFi around the main area is also very good - a major bonus. Excellent food is provided in the outdoor restaurant, catering for all needs and tastes. For those so inclined ample and well-priced cold beers are available along with a host of cold and hot drinks. The hosts, Games and Ian, are generous and welcoming, making the whole experience perfect. If/when we visit Thailand once again Baan Maka will be at the top of our list of places that we wish to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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$38 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ThailandPhetchaburi ProvinceKaeng Krachan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baan Maka Nature Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Baan Maka Nature Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kaeng Krachan National Park (4.9 miles) and Kaeng Krachan Dam (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Baan Maka Nature Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Baan Maka Nature Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Baan Maka Nature Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Baan Maka Nature Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Baan Maka Nature Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Baan Maka Nature Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.