We were recommended Bueng Pai Farm by friends. We emailed ahead and Run & Orn (the owners) replied straight away asking us to phone when we arrived in Pai. Run picked us up at the bus station and helped us rent a scooter (an excellent way to enjoy the Pai countryside).
From the moment we arrived at Bueng Pai Farm, we knew we had made the absolute best decision of our 5 week holiday. We were shocked at the beauty of the place. The farm is set in a gorgeous valley with mountains surrounding two beautiful man made lakes. The bungalows on the lake have private balconies stretching out onto the lake where guests can fish for free. Rooms are basic but very clean with a hot shower. The bedroom has a desk, fan and mosquito net above the comfortable bed. Linen, pillows and towels are good quality and smell fresh.
The gardens around the lake and bungalows are also breathtaking and lush with colour. Orn (he owner) grows all her own fruit and vegetables all organic and taste amazing. Try the muesli with organic yoghurt, it has over 20 ingredients and is delicious! They even have a fully equipped guest kitchen so you can cook your own meals if you like. A first in my travels.
We only planned to stay 2 days but ended up staying 10 days! We mostly spent our days lazing and reading in our hammocks and fishing in the lake catching massive cat fish!
Bueng Pai Farm is serene and peaceful! The owners have created something extraordinary! Pai itself has a wonderful vibe and nearby you can enjoy hot springs, elephant trekking, waterfalls and the company of laid back locals.
Note that Bueng Pai Farm is about 2.5 km's out of Pai but we enjoyed the peacefulness of not being in the centre of town. We especially loved listening to frogs and crickets at night!
Finally the price. In short, you get a resort experience at a backpacker price! Do yourself a favour and stay at Bueng Pai Farm!
Bueng Pai Farm includes free fishing and wireless internet for guests. Facilities include a natural swimming pool (no chemicals), surrounded by mountains with gorgeous views in the Pai Valley. They even have a fully equipped guest kitchen where guests can cook their own meals if they choose! If you eat at their restaurant the food is all organic and most of it is grown onsite.
On Thanon Rangthiyanon (more or less the main road in town) you will find Charlies House. This is a clean and surprisingly calm place. We had a nice room with big bath room and hot shower. Each room of this category ( they have cheaper ones as well) has a nice terrace like area where you can enjoy their nice courtyard garden.
Staff is friendly. There is almost no place to park a car. So this could be an issue.
Location is great. You have everything in walking distance.
Located just out of Pai, this is a very beautiful and relaxing place to stay. You can easily spent the whole day here relaxing. The huts are comfortably furnished and well spaced out. In the centre are several pavilions with hammocks and comfy benches and chairs with a fountain. There is a stream near by. The huts vary in size all with individual balconies. Prices range from 350-500. Food and drinks are available. There is a badminton court if you are feeling energetic. The owner is lovely and really helpful. It is a 10-15 minute walk from town and less than 5 minutes by bike.
Very relaxing and comfortable. The whole place is surrounded with all sorts of plants, trees, flowers and wild life.
Great place- stayed longer than meant too. View of the river in a gorgeous Bamboo Hut. Only problem was the loud frogs at night after a big rainstorm! I was there in low seaons- not sure how busy it would be in high. Did I say cheap? It was about $7 a day!
Nice design with style fake marble in the bathroom and nice pathway between rooms. Nice balcony out front with a mat and cuhsions to relax on. Good curry house accross the street! There is some signs of future construction along the river bank- hope it's not too much.
150baht for one person fan room. Very clean, big quiet rooms with running toilet inside (they have smaller ones for a 100baht, skip those), right in the center of town (2 minute walk from everything), nice quiet people (es. young No). Some prefer Bungalows by the river, I didn?t.
Pavee Guesthouse is very close to Bus station. There are 2 single beds in one room with private shower and hot shower. Not special but clean and safe.
Nice big tree...feel good like home
We stayed here 1 night .
It's a little primitive in sanitary facilities thats why we moved to Baan Nam Pai.
But !!! As the nights get cold and the days very warm in Pai,this place is cool in the daytime and gives an excellent temperature at night to sleep.
If the shower was more "western comfort" this is the best you can get to recover from your trekking adventure !
Unique average temperature you don't get in a hut.
To sleep and to recover from trekking this is the best place.
Newely build romantic nice atmosphere,the works.
Excellent sanitary accomodation.
Ok it a little more expensive than other places but its worth it .You get a beautiful room with decent luxury ,a well deserved place to have a good holiday.
Its 800 baht a night ,there a cheaper more smaller huts and the ones near the river cost 900 baht.
Teak wood build.
Excellent sanitary facilities
Amazing view from my bamboo hut. Very hot during the daytime, but really cold in the night. Don't forget to put on som warm clothing in the night, or ask for an extra blanket.
You have to be a person who is satisfied with minimal facilities. In my hut was only a ven and a bed, that's it. 'This is an ideal place for low budget travelers or bagpackers. I liked to sit on the balconny and enjoy the absolutely breathtaking view. There is a building apart from the hut on the campsite, where you can take a shower and visit the toilet.
Amazing view, nice restaurant, in village center.
Wanna stay in a bamboohut on poles in the middels of the ricfields? Not scared of going out of your hut in the middle of the night and go to the toiletbuilding through the field?
Not scared of cold showers and lizards looking at you in the toilet?
Ok, try this then!
The view on the river and the ricefields is great!
I found Pai Riverlodge an absolutely charming place. My brother first took me down there as I had no ideas what any of the guesthouses in Pai were like. He thought it would be absolutely perfect for me and this was how it turned out to be. There are only 12 bungalows here so the atmosphere is very close knit and you feel very looked after. They have just completed a renovation of the toilet areas and a couple of the bungalows.
The guys who run it are fantastic, they are always up fpr a laugh and love to go out and have fun with everyone. Their first priority is naturally the guests though and they will do anything for you.
Breakfast is served here all day as are fruit shakes and refreshments.
I ended up staying in the guesthouse for the entire 8 months I was in Pai so now I am treated like one of the staff. You may think my views are biased but I wouldn't have stayed there so long if I didn't love it right?
Set directly next to the river in a quiet yet fun place. Has western toilet facilities now as well so no more squatting!!!
Muang Pai Resort is a place of serenity, with rolling mountains and a waterfall, streams and forests. The place for those who love to walk and explore the treasures of north Thailand nature. I think it was about 1000 baht per night (double room).
These accomodations were simply grass and bamboo huts, but what more do you need? They were cheap, like 60baht per day, came with great laundry service, were on the river, but most importantly, the Gazeebos in the center are sweet for hammoks during the day and gatherings at night. When i was there, people staying at other places in town used to migrate down to the gazeebos at night to join in on the activites.
There weren't much for facilities, but it did have outdoor showers, gazeebos, hammoks and a little rundown badmonton net with a couple of beat up old rackets and birdies. It was the atmosphere, charm and feel of the place that set it apart and gave it that extra something special.
This is my favarite .It locate on the hill in everyday that i stayed there when i woke up i could see the mountain, a green paddy field and foggy also like a painting.
I felt fresh air and breeze .
Espacially with Lovely open air bathroom with hot water ..
Guesthouse i stayed in the first time i went there.,i decided to stayed there because i know the owner. There are lovely vernacular house bulit by bamboo and leaf roof
i like their open air bathroom and a pocket garden in bathroom with warm shower .
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