A sleepy flashpacker option
New Park is set in two longhouses (along with some rooms out back) running parallel to one of the backstreets running off restaurant row.
It boasts a comfortable lazing around area under the shadow of a beautiful shade tree. Rooms are clean and functional. They do actually look a bit better from the outside than the inside, and the front row rooms are certainly overpriced, but if you want to stay near restaurant row, until New Heaven finishes its refurbishment, this is just about your only option. New Park actually has a bit of a budget tour group hotel feel to it and they had a peculiar sign on the front door announcing they would not accept room coupons from some foreign agent, so we're not quite sure what is going on there, but dramas aside, this is a hidden away, sleepy flashpacker option.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 5th October, 2013.