City lodgings are spartan. River Guest House (3/5–8 Si Chan Rd.; tel. 03932-8211) is not quite downtown but offers homey, air-conditioned rooms (starting at 350B), with quieter (fan only) rooms out back for 190B. Baan Luang Rajamaitri (www.tamajunhotel.com; 248 Sukhaphiban Road; tel. 03931-1977) is the nicest in town with rooms from 1,100B, and the hotel is a good spot for a Thai massage.  If you’re looking for a real country retreat, consider Faasai Resort & Spa (www.faasai.com; tel. 03941-7404), a small, award-winning eco-resort on the coast at Khung Wiman, about 30km (18.6 miles) southwest of Chanthaburi. It's run by a Thai-New Zealand couple, and rates are between 900B and 4,100B a night.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.