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    raynong?

    a search for hotels in Raynong have turned up only 1 that has even 1 recommendation .. the Tinadee.
    raynong seems to be a tourism black hole.

    google raynong & rayong is suggested by google as proper spelling

    the beaches & clean air of the Andaman coast are very good for me.
    are there Phuket level beaches near raynong?

    probably of all Thailand I have searched Raynong has the fewest tourist facilitates
    are there any long term 'farang apartments / condos' ( = a/c & internet & TV) in Raynong?
    high speed internet available in Raynong?

    I lub Phuket / Bangla Road tu mutt .. but it is very bad for my health .. & pocket book
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    I am also considering out Surin way .. but was just consideing other andaman non Phuket / Krabi locals.
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    Try

    hotels2thailand.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Try

    hotels2thailand.com
    just the Andaman club & the Tinadee are listed..

    north of Phuket to Myanmar is the Area 51 of LOS

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    you could try the correct spelling, its ranong.

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    There's a lot of industry down Rayong way. How does air pollution affect you? Cos it can be pretty bad.

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    Which are u after Ranong or Rayong? Ranong being near Burma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    you could try the correct spelling, its ranong.
    I thought he meant Rayong near Ban Chang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    you could try the correct spelling, its ranong.

    ooops .. I guess that explains google trying rayong.

    but even spelled correctly _- ranong, hotels2thailand.com only shows andaman club & tindee.

    raynong remains areia 62 to moi

    ranong in wikitravel yields:


    View From Market Street In Ranong


    Ranong (ระนอง) is the provincial capital of Ranong Province.
    A small border town with limited tourist influence and hence still quaintly Thai. Border access via boat to Kawthoung in Myanmar

    short time / shared bath hotels 100 - 250 Thb
    Budget
    • Asia Hotel, Market Street (300 baht)
    • Bakhla Bar, on Market Street two doors down from the 7-11, opposite the first main right turn. Mattress-on-floor rooms with shared bathrooms at 100-120 baht.
    • Kiwi Orchid, Yellow building located close to the bus station (behind the tourist information building). 250 baht for a room (double / twin) with fan and shared bathroom.
    • Sintavee Hotel, on Market Street, 100m north of market. Chinese run and sometimes used for short-time action by the local working girls and their clients. Large double room, private bathroom for 200 baht.
    [edit] Mid-range


    View Of Night Market From Royal Princess Hotel

    • Royal Princess, 41/144 Tamuang Road, Tambol Kao Nives, Amphur Muang, Ranong 85000 (well signposted), tel: +66 7783 5240-44, (fax: +66 7783 5238) [2] - best hotel in Ranong, with rooms from around 1500 baht.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreigner
    hotels2thailand.com
    They probably get commission, they aint going to advertise ones that they don't get commissions from.

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    [quote=Thetyim;796216]

    the wasana resort & misty mountains both look to be nice retreats.

    the Islands Hopping Thailand: link has lotsa interesting out of the way resorts on Koh Phayam
    ranong is definitely off the "standard tourism map"
    ... one of the links above suggested the Andaman Club Resort in Myanmar which I have considered for a visa run previously.. reasonable daily rate, free boat ride & passport stamping.

    may I suggest a phuket - raynong 'teakdoor road trip' for a "weekly email photo journalism" thread.

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    Ranong is a border crossing point without any amenities for tourism, or very little of a class above backpacker status. Look further south along the coast. Takuapaw (sp?) is slightly better. There is an island there with a couple of nice small resorts Ko Koh Kaw I believe is the correct spelling.

    Beautiful island that has miles of beaches (did the last time I was there prior to the Tsunami of 04'.

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    As you can see above there are plenty of resorts in Ranong. Unless you are dead set on Ranong, suggest Khoalak just south of Ranong.

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    I just about live in Ranong these days. I like it. You got mountains, Andaman sea, rivers, hot springs, and parks to occupy your time. It feels like Thailand. Not the usual fast paced tourist hussle. Very few "farang" amenities. Though a big Tesco/Lotus just arrived a few weeks ago.
    Lots of hotels to fit any budget. There are some islands nearby which are being rapidly developed I hear.

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    I f'ed up this post some how .. the system refuses to allow any formatting .. re: I practically live in ranong .. nice beach a bike or tuk tuk ride from city center? Day trips to the Andaman Islands? what about access (bus / limo) to the "Gulf of Thailand side's" transportation, the southern line rail & modern highways. is the required 21st century amenity high speed internet available? Seems I've heard of mobile phone internet ? BKK condo type shorter term / monthly leases? Probably i should consider getting a hotel for several days & explore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreigner
    Probably i should consider getting a hotel for several days & explore.
    Very very good idea.

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    Rode thru there a couple of years ago. It's out of the way, but hardly undiscovered territory. Seems to be popular with the "travelers" bong-hit crowd. I saw quite a few dreadlocked dumbasses stumbling around, and was asked if I wanted to buy pot upon check in at one of the guesthouses.

    My own fault for not looking around enoughon arrival. Besides the usual backpacker ghetto guesthouses (just look for the somchais mulling about in Carabao costumes) there's a few Chinese-style cheap hotels on the main drag. Clean fan room, quiet, for 200 baht - a bargain. I would avoid the expensive, so-called "best" hotel in town. It's outside the city center.

    I agree that it's worth visiting there, although you'd better bring a raincoat. I recall reading somewhere that Ranong gets the most rain of any province in Thailand. There's some hotsprings in the area, and I've heard good things about Koh Chang. No, not the Koh Chang in the gulf, but the Andaman Koh Chang.

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    I need a/c so the 200 Thb fan rooms don't cut it .. THE hotel seems to have a/c at 800+ Thb

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreigner View Post
    I need a/c so the 200 Thb fan rooms don't cut it .. THE hotel seems to have a/c at 800+ Thb
    As I recall, the place I stayed at had AC rooms for 600 baht. In any case, there are a range of accomodation options along the main drag in town. I would avoid staying outside of town, not fun.

    I've done a fair share of traveling in Thailand, and in general finding accomodation is not a problem damn near anywhere you go. I should say that I travel with my own transportation. And my Thai language skills are pathetic. It's not rocket science.

    Traveling outside of the tourist areas, if I'm in transit and need to bed down for the night in a strange town, I always start looking near the local hospital. You'll almost always find a decent hotel around the hospital in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bexar County Stud
    You'll almost always find a decent hotel around the hospital in my experience.
    For low end just drive round near any train station or bus terminal, always find something.

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    [quote=Bexar County Stud;797958]
    Quote Originally Posted by foreigner View Post
    I need a/c so the 200 Thb fan rooms don't cut it .. THE hotel seems to have a/c at 800+ Thb
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    Kiwi Orchid used to be OK (real basic but the breakkies were OK) when the Kiwi was there; think he has long departed. Mark's Sophon Hideaway Restaurant always did great food (farang & Thai, on the main road -- Ruangrat Rd?) and there's a nice set of clean bungalows a couple of blocks from there (ask at Sophon's). A few small live music clubs around town, but they always change. Lots of beaut waterfalls and pools and parkland near the city.
    Runs'n'Roses has a guest lodge in Phato village. Beautiful spot! The folks there also host a home for unwanted kids (think they never like to call it an orphanage). info[at]runsnroses.com
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    AirAsia has 3 flights a week into Ranong from BKK. Dirt cheap, 1200 baht. Airport's out in the boonies.
    If you have loads of time I think the train to Chumpon would be fun, then the bus to Ranong.
    Try the Jamsom Hot Springs hotel. Lovely hot water and good food nearby.

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    rayong, or ranong ?????

    I would like som info on hotel's I think in Rayong, near Ban Chang . Which is it ?

    Thanks,

    whittler

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    Quote Originally Posted by whittler
    Which is it ?
    Rayong.

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