Stayed there for 3 nights, welcomed by the owner/manager Khun Rattana with nice smile and a drink. It was important to me to see a welcoming smile after travelling all the way from Hatyai to Surat thani to Khao Sok with no pre booking.(it was recommended by the minibus driver).
Khun Rattana and her two daughters and other workers in this place are all nice people and were helpful to me during my stay. I have been to Southern Thailand for 8 times and I have to say I seldom met with rude people and most people are nice but Khun Rattana is super nice. Even some of her friends who had breakfast there told me they felt Khun Rattana is such a nice person, which I couldn't agree more.
Also must try the Thai massage done by one of her daughters. The facilities of the massage/spa is very nice, can hear the sound of the jungle when you enjoy your massage.
As for the food, i saw local people(probably people from Bangkok) were brought by tourist guide to have breakfast in this place so i believe it is kind of a famous restaurant with good cooking in local standard. I tried Tom Yam Kong and I think it is more spicy and sour than the normal Tom Yam Kong out there, which I didn't have problem at all and in fact I like it.
It is true about the monkey, on my last day there, i put my breakfast outside of my room and the monkey came to grab it.
Room is kind of basic and natural but the price is reasonable. Can hear the sound of the jungle at night.
They got a cat by the name of Shum Si, which is a nice and cute cat with 3 colors.
Rent a bike through Rattana and went to Khao Lak, and found a very beautiful beach. This was a pleasant surprise for me that it was actually able to reach a very beautiful beach from Khao Sok National Park which is in the middle of the tropical rainforest within a few hours by motobike. If I got the chance to go to Khao Sok again, i will rent a bicycle this time and go to the beach again.
Saw many elephants along my way to Khao Lak(from Khao Sok). It is a very beautiful road.
Overall very happy with the stay. Khun Rattana is indeed a very nice lady. I miss Shum Si already.
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