Perhaps I should rephrase = To those of you who use guide books, Lonely Planet or other, is your experience too that the quoted room rates are dreams seldom come true ? On my trip so far from Phuket to Kanchanburi I was asked to pay more than doubble. eg. staying now at the Little Creek outside Kanchanaburi, Lonely Planet 300b , true cost 800b. Rangong , not used but quoted per night = 1400, asked 1800 outside , far, Hua Hin, L.P. quote This hotel is a steal at 800bm paid 1600b If others have had like experiences, what does that mean? 100 or whatever % inflation on accomodation cost?