Photo: Wandering the grounds of Phimai.



There's a cluster of budget guesthouses within easy walking distance of the historical park. If guesthouses aren't your thing, there's also a couple of small hotels to choose from, and all offer decent accommodation at budget prices. You're out of luck, however, if looking for upscale -- none of Phimai's options feature so much as a lift, let alone a bell hop.

Boonsiri Guest House
Backpacker - Under 600B
228 Moo 2, Jomsudasadej Rd, Phimai
T: (044) 471 159

Boonsiri's motto is: have good room for you. Well, they may not be employing a full time fluent English advertising agency, but they do speak the truth. In a narrow building tucked behind a fragrant noodle shop, Boonsiri is quite possibly the friendliest place in town. Pristine rooms are generous in size and all come with clean, comfy beds and hot showers, while all but the dorms have satellite... Read our full review of Boonsiri Guest House.

Phimai Paradise Apartment
Backpacker - Under 600B
100 Moo 2 Samairuchi Rd. Phimai
T: (044) 287 565

Centrally located down a side street just to the east of the historical park and a block from the night market, Phimai Paradise might not quite be “paradise”, but it may very well make you want to stay an extra night in Phimai. Bright and spacious rooms feature TV (in Thai only, however), air-con, refrigerator, and hot water. Beds are a bit firm but comfortable, and linens are washed daily.... Read our full review of Phimai Paradise Apartment.

Khru Pom Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under 600B
276 M.2 Naimaung Rd, Phimai
T: (044) 471 541

Centrallly located down an ally off the main road right across from the Prasat's main entrance, Khru Pom recently added a small guesthouse to their mainstay restaurant operation. Unfortunately all the rooms were occupied during our visit so we were unable to peak inside, but judging by the building and management, they're likely to be simple but clean and adequate, especially for the low prices.... Read our full review of Khru Pom Guesthouse .

Phimai Hotel
Backpacker - Under 600B
305/1-2 Moo 14 Haruethairome Rd, Phimai
T: (044) 471 306

Not far from the centre of town, it's hard to miss the Phimai Hotel's looming cement facade. The exterior is a little worn though the freshly painted rooms fare a bit better. Small fan rooms are very clean, and those on the top floor offer decent views of the town. . They also have large and strong ceiling fans, but on the down side, beds in the fan rooms are springy and uncomfortable and only... Read our full review of Phimai Hotel.

Phimai Inn
Backpacker - Under 600B
33/1 Bypass Road, Phimai
T: (044) 287 228

Situated two km outside of town, in what is described as New Phimai, Phimai Inn's location leaves something to be desired. Think dusty strip mall beside a major highway. On the plus side, it is a short walk from the main bus station, and there's a surpisingly large swimming pool on-site. Room prices fluctuate according to size, amenities and location but all have a TV, hot shower and western... Read our full review of Phimai Inn.

Where to next?

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