Thailand, North and East
Info : Tohsang Khonjiam
For customers looking to get really off the beaten track in Thailand, the Tohsang Khonjiam resort offers comfortable accommodation in a stunning and isolated part of Thailands eastern Isaan province. Isaan is an exotic area of Thailand, well known for its delicious spicy food and its inhabitants who speak a very different dialect from central Thai. The Tohsang Khonjiam hotel is set in a fantastic location, one hour from the city of Ubon Ratchathani and right next to the mighty murky Mekong river looking directly into Laos on the opposite bank. The scenery is breathtaking and Tohsang Khonjiam is a fantastic place to take in the surroundings.
The hotels lead-in room category is Superior, but we personally recommend the Deluxe rooms for the plusher bathrooms. Both Superior and Deluxe rooms come with the spectacular river view. The hotel also offers a number of villa options spread out across its tropical gardens: wed always choose the Mekong Villas or one River Villa over the Garden Villas to really get the best views of the Mekong. The River Villa is particularly lovely and wed recommend it to anyone looking for something a little bit special.
The hotel has one restaurant where is serves Isaan and European food at a reasonable price and you can sit and admire the view while you enjoy a dinner with some of Isaans trademark sticky rice. The hotel also features a free-form swimming pool and a small spa.
Being only 25 minutes drive from the land border crossing with Laos, Tohsang Khongjiam is good for those looking to travel from Thailand into Champasak province in southern Laos by land. However, the Khonjiam resort is also good for people looking to unwind in beautiful surroundings in a truly off-the-beaten-track location. For couples looking for something extra special, Khonjiam has a sister hotel right next door, the Tohsang Sedhapura, consisting of romantic and luxurious pool villas overlooking the river.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
Really enjoyed the food tour. It took us to a part of Bangkok that we would never have visited. We visited 5 restaurants, some of which you would probably dismiss out of hand and carry on walking past from their appearance. They were also very clued up on local knowledge so it was a much a cultural tour as food tour.