We had to pay our van from Krabi 1,000 baht extra to get here because it’s so far from Khao Sok town (over an hour away). It’s close to the lake itself, but there’s only one restaurant and nothing to do nearby and nowhere to book tours. The entire area is locals only. The owners are very very sweet and try to help with everything, but have very limited English. The WiFi didn’t reach our bungalow, but the place itself was cute and clean in good condition.
We ended up booking a new hotel back in Khao Sok (wished we would’ve just got off the van there when everyone else did instead of paying extra to get to Ban Suan). There’s no way to call your own taxi here, even Grab won’t come out this far to pick you up, so we had to awkwardly ask the owners to book us a car back to Khao Sok for our new hotel. They’re sweet and try their best, but the location was extremely inconvenient and this wasn’t very clear from the posting. They offer two lake tours, but the only options are a two hour or four hour. These cost 1,500-2,500 baht. You can pay 1,500 for a full day tour booked on Khao Sok town so this was a terrible deal. If you don’t mind being in the middle of nowhere then I guess you might enjoy this hotel, but don’t make the same mistake we did if you’re looking to do tours or activities from Khao Sok and have options for dinner or meet people.