Phana Garden Resort is the only place of its kind in Amphur Phana. It opened in September 2009 in spacious grounds which have been well-maintained as the 'garden' in the name of the resort.
The frontage is welcoming by day ...
... and by night.
The building nearest to the road is this open-air restaurant:
As with many things in Phana, the town's iconic monkeys are represented. Here they figure behind the bar.
As well as the open-air restaurant, there is another room, air-conditioned, which can be used for entertaining large groups to lunch or evening meal, or as a meeting room seating up to 80 people. The resort has only a small number of rooms available for accommodation, and most of their business seems to be providing spaces for meetings and celebrations. There are two snooker rooms which seem to be well patronised and so do the two karaoke rooms, of course.
The sleeping accommodation consists of five small one-bed units like these, three of them with air-conditioning and two of them with a fan only. All have a toilet and hot and cold showers. With air-con the price is 470 Baht per day, and with a fan it is 310 Baht per day.
Two larger units with veranda and carpeted floor are 630 Baht a day, and there is one two-bedroom unit with veranda at 960 Baht a day. Breakfast is not included in the price, but it can be provided if ordered the previous night.
This karaoke room can seat 15 people:
The resort is about 1 km from the amphur office, 2 kms from the new market and bus station. The area where the resort is situated is still green and pleasant as this view looking out to the road from the open-air restaurant shows.
At present, the resort is used mainly by people returning to Phana usually for some sort of family ceremony that means more people attending than the local family members can accommodate. If some of the ideas being proposed as part of the Community Based Tourism initiative in Amnat Charoen Province came to fruition, then Phana Garden Resort will play an important role. People staying there can be sure of friendly and helpful service and a comfortable night's sleep.