Hotel Review: Khao Sok Rainforest Resort

Surrounded by green lush gardens and snuggled between mountain and river, Khao Sok Rainforest Resort is a nature lovers dream! Here you can enjoy the nature and wildlife to your hearts content.

I didn’t go to Thailand with the intention of starting a blog, and so during my travels I neglected to take photographs of the accommodation. I’ll try to keep this review short and sweet.

Khao Sok Rainforest Resort is perfectly located at around 400m from the National Park Headquarters and just steps away from restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues.

The resort offers three types of rooms; the riverside bungalow, the mountainside bungalow and the riverside treehouse. Selecting the latter, my backpack and I were heaved onto a wooden cart attached to a motorbike and carried away to our treetop retreat.

Sadly I don’t have any photographs of the room itself, however the images on the resorts website are an accurate representation. Its a simple room with comfy beds, a waterfall shower, and yet the true highlight is the spectacular view from the balcony.

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Treehouse Balcony View.

Unfortunately maybe due to a combination of sun over-exposure and exhaustion I began to feel quite ill and after a short trek around the river, spotting the late afternoon wildlife, I skipped dinner for the company of my bed. It was so peaceful, I fell asleep immediately to the sounds of macaques and cicadas in the distance.

On the downside, if you leave anything edible in your room be prepared to suffer the wrath of an ant army. In my room there wasn’t anything obviously dirty, fresh bedding and clean towels were provided and staying in the middle of the jungle you cant expect not to share your room with creepy-crawlies, right?

Khao Sok Rainforest Resort offered a selection of cooked and cold foods for breakfast. I’ve never had huge appetite in the morning and so settled for some muesli, fresh fruit and tea however after spotting ants swimming between the oats, I stuck to my trusty bottle of water.

Phew, with the cons out of the way, I can end on a positive. The resort offers so many activities, from treks to canoeing –if the conditions of the river allow it and the staff are so helpful and friendly. The surrounding bars moonlight as bamboo tattoo parlours and so just be careful how much you drink or, like a member of the group, you may wake up with bees on your knees…

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…literally

Maybe it was fate afterall that I fell ill, who knows what I would have ended up with?!

After spending a wonderful day on Cheow Larn Lake, I was looking for a cheap and cheerful hotel for an overnight stay, and Khao Sok Rainforest Resort did not disappoint.

Location ✪✪✪✪✪ (4/5)

Staff ✪✪✪✪✪ (3/5)

Room Amenities ✪✪✪✪✪ (3/5)

Room Cleanliness ✪✪✪✪ (3/5)

Food and Beverages ✪✪✪✪✪ (2.5/5)

Entertainment ✪✪✪✪✪ (4/5)

If I’ve missed anything out, or if you would like to know anything more specific about the resort, send me a message and I’ll be happy to help!

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