Greenleaf came up through internet searches as a place that one could stay just outside of Khao Yai National Park. It helped because I was on a tight time schedule, and being in a city that was fairly sprawling, I didn't want to have to hop from place to place once I arrived in Pak Chong (the border city closest to the park). Their site was easy to use and I was able to make and confirm a reservation online, avoiding costly phone calls across the ocean.
The place is small but clean, with a number of guest rooms of various sizes. The rooms are simple, like most guest houses in Thailand, mine had a double-sized bed, fan, and bathroom. There was only cold water in my room, but since I was in the heat of the tropics I didn't mind at all. Rooms ran 200-300 bhat a night, very reasonable.
The whole place is friendly, with a casual atmosphere. While i was there, I was joined by a French family on vacation, as well as several small groups of young Europeans (British, German, Dutch, and Polish). We all got along well on the hikes and around the grounds, which made it a very relaxing place to stay and explore the park.
The guesthouse also has a restaurant attached, which serves breakfast before heading into the park, as well as dinner (never went there for lunch, was always out and about). It is pretty typical Thai fare, but it is delicious and fresh each night.
The bread and butter of the guesthouse is doing tours of the National Park, and they offer several different options. I elected to do a half-day tour, which included caving and watching bats emerge at night, as well as a full-day tour of the park. In that, the house provided lunch, guides, transportation, and paid the entrance fee. We did a couple hikes, looking for wildlife, and also took a drive through the main road of the park. We saw a lot of different wildlife, including an elephant (which is what everyone was hoping to see). The two together ran about 1,500 bhat.
The rooms are nicely furnished with ensuite bathrooms. They did seem to me to be in need of a good cleaning. The bedding especially did not look clean. I would recommend staying here for a few days and doing the tours but not for any other reason.
The gardens are beautiful with many different kinds of orchids, plants, and trees.
They have a pretty pool that we did not have time to enjoy.
The tour guides are very pleasant and knowledgable.
The food was very good.
We stayed two nights in this fantastic guesthouse. It's very basic, there are some rooms in blocs tucked away in the garden. The rooms have a double bed and a bathroom. The bathrooms are very basic and a little musty, but they are OK for the price that you are paying.
There are some chairs and tables outside, under the roof. The windows and the doors have musquito screens, shich are neccesary.
The rooms are in a small garden, full of orchids and other plants. There is also a small playing garden for the children, with a swing and some things to climb on.
The food is very good and very inexpensive. If you want to do some internet, there is a small shoppingcenter on walking distance with an internetcafe and a small 7-11 shop.
The owners are superfriendly and they get along very good with children. They do little jokes with them and spoil them a little bit.
The last day the've got a free icecream as an extra!
We payed 200 bath per room
Our 3 children stayed in one room together, with an extra bed at no extra costs.
Quiet, good rooms with comfortable beds, own bathroom.
Inexpensive food, very friendly owners
I stayed here with my work group. This place is far from Khaoyai National Park around 10 min drive. The area is relaxing, mountain view surrounding. Room is nice and clean. Food is great, all thai dishes.
The resort is within a large vineyard and beautiful surroundings. However check the rooms when you check-in. I found some rooms are not well maintained. Otherwise this resort offers a pleasant stay with its beautiful countryside setting.
Nice lovely cottages on a hill top.
The resort sits atop a hill more than 1km in from the resort entrance; so it provide a private and secluded feeling. The surrounding view are astounding of mountains, valleys and vineyards.
This little gem was a highlight of our 3rd Thailand trip. About 45 minutes from Khao Yai in sleepy Prachin Buri, Palmgalo (all their friends call it that) is a collection of 4 cabins/cottages and an open air dining room/bar (with its own iguana) set in a garden surround. Our cabin was 2 bedroom (sleeping up to 6) with private facilities and a small sitting room. Quite basic but spotlessly clean and comfortable. The owner (Howie) and staff are great and will organise all your transport needs to the National Park and all of your activities in the park. They also offer a pick-up service from Bangkok at a very reasonable price. Meals in the dining room are delicious and cheap (80 - 100B). Definitely recommend it.
You'll leave Palmgalo feeling as though you are leaving friends behind - sounds kind of soppy but hey.......
I stayed there few days. It was in a dry season so everywhere look dry like desert, sepecially the big mountain in the background as you can see on my photo. The room was good and also the service. Only few oversea tourists I could see as I guess the distance's a bit too far from the national park. (well...while I was visiting, the big building front of the mountain was not availiable, I guess it's the old original one, the availiable zone is in the area close to that building, and the villa style along the entrance way. I stayed in the area of villa, that was nice but had to walk to restaurant and pool, most close to the lobby.
Pool, bowling, spa, good view, bike ride ...etc
When I woke up in the morining, view of Khao Yai just about in front of my balcony. The area inside the resort was nice.. Great Resort !! New Choice for you..
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Great View of mountain, nice swimming pool, nice garden and walk way inside.. nice room also.. balcony provide great view.. (by the time I stayed, there was no reception for the cell phone ) ... doesnt matter ;-)
In Front of The National Park, along Thanarat Road, the road to the entrance gate of Khao Yai National Park, both sides are lined with a number of beautiful resorts, restaurants, and golf courses.
There are 3 types of accommodation for tourists who want to stay overnight at Khao Yai; Lodging house, Tourist house (Youth Camp) and the popular for all visitors, in tent. Visitors can bring own tent or rent them there. There are 2 main campsites at Pha Kluai Mai and Lam Ta Kong, plenty of public toilets and bathrooms. The campsites can be quite crowded on weekend and in winter (Nov-Jan).
I didn't stay here but saw lot's of people that did. Looked to be students from Bangkok. Could be a fun place to stay and meet the locals in the evenings.
The Park has tents for rent and other equipment which you might need. I'm not sure if they have ground cloths. I would assume that they do.
Tent for 2 people . . . . . . 80 Baht/night
Tent for 4 people . . . . . 150 Baht/night
Tent for 8 people . . . . . 300 Baht/night
Sleeping bag . . . . . . . . . . 50 Baht/night
Blanket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Baht/night
If you bring your own tent,
The fee is 5 Baht/person/night I'm not sure if this applies to everyone or just Thai's as it's 40 baht for a Thai and 200 for a foreigner to get into the park.
Near the park Headquarters there are several small houses that are available to rent. But you will have to book in advance!! Just ask for the small houses that are for rent. They are perfect if you have small group or a family as they come with 2 bedrooms and 4 beds 2 bathrooms and a small living room with a large wooden table. There is a porch along the front that is nice to sit and relax on too. The cost is 1200 baht per night. There are blankets and pillows and sheets that are provided. It is clean too. During the night we could hear the monkeys thrashing through the trees and there may have been an elephant that passed by too because the monkeys were going extra crazy one time. Of course all of that is included in the price!!
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