I stayed one night at Our Jungle House with my daughter. We were keen to visit Khao Sok but had limited time so booked a taxi pick up from Phuket through OJH. We were off to a bad start as the taxi failed to arrive. On phoning they arranged another taxi but this cost us 11/2 hours delay. On arrival the manager was apologetic and as compensation upgraded our accommodation to Thai House and said he would reduce the price of the taxi for us. Thai house was a larger house than we needed but we were happy to accept the upgrade. As we were late arriving we had little time to explore the surrounding area before going on the canoe trip which we thoroughly enjoyed. In the evening we ate in the restaurant and then went on the night safari. The guide said it was not a good night but nevertheless we saw a mouse deer and a slow loris, a fire fly, scorpions and a grasshopper. The experience of walking in the jungle at night was memorable. The following day we did the day trip to the lake. It was beautiful and well worth doing. The afternoon walk to the cave could better be described as caving and suitable for the fairly fit and adventurous. I did the walk but not the cave but my daughter went to the cave. Instead I canoed and swam in the lake and nothing could be more relaxing and enjoyable listening only to the natural sounds of the jungle. In the evening we returned to the Jungle House for a meal, to pay our bill and to get our taxi back to Phuket. The meal and taxi were fine but the bill charged us for the upgrade to our room, had not taken off our deposit and had charged the full taxi price. When I pointed out the error and the manager was happy to correct it immediately and was apologetic but it seemed a rather unfortunate mistake. Overall I think Our Jungle House is one of the less basic places to stay in Khao Sok. I would have liked to have had the time to stay another night and to have seen the area around in the daylight. I liked the position as far away as possible from the village so a real taste of jungle. If you want a 4star hotel with no insects, lizards etc this is not the place to come but for a Jungle House it is exactly what I would expect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For best deals book direct with Our Jungle House! A pioneer of ecotourism in Khao Sok for over 20 years, Our Jungle House is a place apart. Situated in 25 acres of privately owned rainforest, three species of monkey and other fascinating wildlife are frequent visitors. The jungle here is a nature lovers paradise where you can go trekking, ride an elephant, adventure down the river, go on a night safari, and escape to the fairy-tale scenery of Cheow Larn lake. Our tree houses and bungalows blend into the surroundings, so you can enjoy the luxury of these charming houses while living at one with nature. We offer open aired, fan cooled room in keeping with our eco ethos as well as comfortable beds, western toilets and hot water showers. From your open deck, your room will look out over a clear stream to majestic limestone cliffs or jungle setting. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Our Jungle House Hotel Phanom
- Our Jungle Hotel
- Our Jungle Surat Thani