Today we went on our first ‘family outing’ since we arrived. Considering that was 3 1/2 months ago I think it was long over due. When I mean family outing I mean no jobs, nothing to buy, pick up, drop off etc, just family time.
A few months ago at the Wrong Way Cafe I met a man by the name of Trond who owns the Suan Loong Daeng Farm Stay. It is an hours drive from my place so this morning after breakfast we thought why not? Let’s go. The fence builders are fine on their own and everyone else is out at the farm so we loaded the kids up and headed out.
As I also do reviews on my website this is where the serious stuff starts!
Suan Loong Daeng Farm Stay is located 13kms west of Nam Yeun along highway 2248 – the large signs make it very easy to spot.
We went to the restaurant first which is open 7 days a week and ordered some chips (75 baht) for the kids and some garlic and pepper squid for Seerung and I to share. (120 baht)
We then went and had a swim in the pool. I think it is usually reserved for guests staying the night but as the place was quiet the staff didn’t mind. Marisah got half way in and screamed blue murder because it was too cold and that put any plans that Ariya had of having a swim to rest. While they played around the outside I had a refreshing dip.
We then went and checked out a few of the rooms for this review and also as information for us and any friends who come to visit as finding good places to stay around this area are very few and far between.
The rooms are basic but clean and functional and I would be more then happy to spend a night or two here. Not all the bungalows have a water view. This room is 600 baht a night (but is having air con fitted soon and the price will go up a little).
As it had been almost an hour since we had last eaten we decided it was time for lunch. Western food is such a rarity even Seerung ordered some! A steak for her (comes with chips and salad) for 200 baht and a Pork Schnitzel Cordon Bleu (with chips and salad) for me for 250 baht. A rice and vege soup for the kids was 40 baht. Good sized meals and not to bad on the stomach.
This is the restaurant.
Adjoining it is a bar with pool table.
And of course the toilets!
The place is quiet and relaxing and I would guess quite cool during the hot season. It has some gardens that meander around between the various buildings (Suan Loong Daeng actually translates as Uncle Red’s Garden). It would be a good stopping off point if you were planning on visiting ปราสาทเขาพระวิหาร Prasat Khao Phra Viharn