Many beautiful and rewarding bicycle tours along Thailand’s southern coasts are made possible by the vast number of accommodation choices. Being a touring cyclist myself I know how much time and deliberation is spent deciding on a night’s stay. A majority of touring cyclists prefer to make their decision based solely on price, saving their coins in order to splurge on a well-deserved dinner feast.
While price is a factor in my decision, I do tend to favor accommodations that meet some of my more nit-picking requirements. For example, I like to stay in a place that allows for my bicycle to be securely stored out of the weather. Whether this be inside the room, or on a covered balcony, I always ask BEFORE checking in to any hotel just where they will allow me to store my bicycle. After all, my bicycle IS my mode of transportation and without it I would be stranded and heartbroken. So, bike security is high on my list of requirements when choosing where I will stay. I also like to have the ability to walk (or cycle) a very short distance to reach local restaurants, a mini-mart and if possible, an ATM. I have been recommended to go to many beautiful guesthouses that met my price range yet ended up greatly disappointing me when it came time to start searching out my evening meal.
Siripong Guesthouse on Ban Krut beach, in the Prachuap Khiri Khan province of Thailand is worth a visit if your cycling trip takes you through this quiet beachfront town. Low price, beachfront location, secure bicycle parking, and walking distance to great local restaurants, mini-marts (local style and 7-11 chain store with ATM), and the Ban Krut travel agency make this small family-run guesthouse worth knowing about.
**Price range of rooms: 200-800 Thai Baht per night**
Types of rooms available: single, double, fan or air con, with private or shared bath.
**In the three-storied main building**
Single bed fan room with shared bathroom (single occupant only). 200 Baht.
Double bed fan room with private bathroom (single or double occupant). 300 Baht.
Double bed air conditioned room with private bathroom (single or double occupant). 400 Baht.
**Free standing bungalows at the back of the property**
Single bed fan room with private bathroom (single occupant only). 300 Baht.
**Joined house building at the back of the property**
Double bed air conditioned room with private bathroom (single or double occupant). 800 Baht.
Walk out of Siripong Guesthouse and across the small beachfront road to be treated to the white sand beaches of Ban Krut.
If you have difficulty locating staff at the check-in window at Siripong Guesthouse, simply walk across the small beachfront road to the roadside shop and inquire within. The same family that runs this small roadside shop also owns the guesthouse.
Bicycle parking: safe, secure, and out of the weather.
The Siripong Guesthouse owners and staff are not opposed to you safely storing your bicycle inside your room, but in the main building climbing up and down the stairs is a bit of a chore. If you’d rather not haul your bicycle up the stairs they do provide a nice out of the weather and out of the way location underneath the stairs where you can securely lock your bicycle. They even provide a bicycle chain lock if you do not happen to be carrying one of your own.
Siripong Guesthouse is located on Ban Krut beach in the Bang Saphan district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Ban Krut is an easy day’s ride from either the provincial capital city of Prachuap Khiri Khan province (if your bicycle ride has you heading south along the Thai coast) or from the provincial capital city of Chumphon (if your bicycle tour has you riding north along the Thai coast).
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T. Thang Chai, A. Bang Saphan (Ban Krut Beach)
Prachuap Khiri Khan 77190
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ตำบลธงชัย อำเภอบางสะพาน (ชายหาดบ้านกรูด)
ประจวบคีรีขันธ์ 77190 Tel. 032-695-070, 032-695-464
View more photos of Siripong Guesthouse here.
GPS – N 11 20.685, E 99 33.837
Siripong Guesthouse is within walking distance to – Kasama Pizza & Pasta, 7-11, ATM, Thai massage, Ban Krut travel agency, and Ban Krut beaches.
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J Gregory Vrhovnik says
I second enthusiastically all that was written about
Siripong Guesthouse on Ban Krut beach. Nice area good beach, plus there are even cheaper places if you want and look.. ??????