I keep returning to Satun just to ‘get away’ for a change of scenery or passing through as I explore more of Southern Thailand. Satun, I’ve discovered is more than what you might get on first impression. It’s a comfortable sleepy Thai city with an interesting populace and plenty to do in and about the Satun region.
Ang Yee’s has become my place of choice to stay. It’s more like a friend’s home than a guesthouse. Cheah and Mam always greet me warmly when I arrive and it’s easy to fall into a discussion about what the other has been up to since we last saw each other.
The rooms are comfortable and inviting and the two-shared upstairs baths are vast and airy. I’m one that does like an en-suite bath but I have no problem walking across the hall to take a shower in the provided bathrobe and brush my teeth at the hall sink overlooking the garden. What more can I say? It just feels comfortable here.
The afternoon and evening always draws an interesting and mixed crowd of locals and expats alike. From the schoolteachers and business owners to local vendors , common ground is always found for a stimulating conversation over
a cold beer or 2… or 3!
The garden area is always cool and shady and a great place to write, read a book or play some backgammon. In the evening one of the favorite spots is the rattan platform that overlooks the garden and has room for a number of people to stretched out on pillows around the low table and chat or compete at board games.
The interior is adorned with an eclectic assortment of items and artwork that again makes it feels more like someone’s personal home and, well it is. Cheah and Mam live on premises as well. The little details in the rooms such as the clothing hooks made from tree branches and mixed lamps just carries the home feel into your private room.
Need a scooter? Not a problem as Angyee’s has several for hire. Just pick up a key and go! And the food? Delicious and simple Thai and Western that is prepared by either Cheah or Mam and served at wherever you find yourself perched for the moment. Breakfast is served at whatever time you feel like or not if you are off to somewhere and choose to skip it. Made to order and at your request you will find no cold breakfast buffet here.
Ang Yee’s is where I come home to when I’m visiting Satun and at 450 Thai Baht a night it always has me considering … maybe just one more day.
Ang Yee’s Guest House & Art Cafe
21/23 Tirasatit, Amphur Muaeng, Satun 91000
Mobile: +66 (0) 8053 40067 (TH)