We stayed at the Mae Sai guest house for a few days, just a stone's throw across the river from Myanmar. To get there you take the last right through the huge marker and follow the road by the side of the river, then you will pass by a horrible concrete GH which i think was the Riverside GH, then you go down a hill and the GH is set un a flat area by the river with the cliff beind. I guess they had around 15 cottages ranging in price fro 300 to 500B. We chose one for 400 which included hot shower and small balcony to relax. The bed was comfortable and was very clean. The family that owned the place were extremely helpful and friendly. There was also a small cottage built over the river where you could arrange to have your meal.
Mae Sai Guest House was the first to set up, right on the Lang River at the noerthernmost tip of Thailand on the river bordering Laos. Many imitators have sprung up along the road, but this is the A-Framed cottages right at the end of the road leading to the west from the Thai immigration check point.
Family-run atmosphere, with cottages and villas on the water and set back as well. Clean comfortable, good sized shower/bathrooms with hot water, and good mostquito netting -- what more could you ask for from 200 baht for a single to 600 for 2 person double rooms.
Restaurant does OK western style breakfast, but you'll have to walk into town (5-10 minutes) for lunch and dinner)
Lovely laid back riverside atmosphere, with Burma just 10 metres on the other side. Friendly family-run feeling, very casual.
- near to the border
- hot & cold shower
(last date visited - Dec. 12, 2004)
Mae Sai Condo
Toilet and Shower
Rate per night - 250 ThB
Time checked-in - 6:15 p.m.
Time checked-out - 9:15 a.m. (Dec. 13,2004)
Back in 2002 we stayed at the Bamboo Inn (but I'm not quite sure if this was or still is the name). This hotel is located on the same street as the other hotels I've listed here on my page. With its location by the river its an ideal place to stay for cheap. It's less than 100 yards to the Myanmar border crossing. The owner is a 30'ish Japanese man who is married to a local woman....so this place is popular with the few Japanese backpackers that pass thru. They do offer some Japanese dishes in their small restaurant. The price is about $10 usd or less for a room w/ bathroom and double bed. There is a balcony with seating that has a view into Myanmar.
Japanese owner (as of 2002), Japanese & Thai food in their restaurant.
Its gritty, somewhat dirty, and the food sucks.....but the owners are down right friendly, the location is ideal, and its where the action is at if your in the "backpacker scene".
A nice view of the Sai River and only steps away from Burma. Great value for under $5 a night...bust be sure to ask for clean sheets....this ain't teh Ritz Carlton !
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