Decent rooms, pushy staff
The Noble Night is a sprawling guesthouse complex that stretches all the way from a busy stretch of Maenam Kwai down to a swampy section of the river.
Although they come with air-con and TVs, the rafthouses float over the swamp and offer virtually no view across the river. Standard rooms have hardwood floors, ample space, fridges and bureaus, and while these offer solid value they're situated near the street so noise could be a problem. Probably the best choice are the superior rooms in a two-storey building towards the river that faces a pleasant garden. These are cool, clean and airy with comfy beds on black tile floors and private sitting areas out front. Noble Night has a restaurant (breakfast is included in all rates) and a large swimming pool with river views. The staff seemed jaded and annoyed that we wanted to see a room. Once they did show us one, a staff member came in and motioned for us to move on after all of one second of actually checking out the room. They deserted us after we ignored them for a moment and we had to show ourselves around. The place appears to cater largely to Norwegian tour groups, which might explain why they didn't have the patience to show a solo traveller around. If you can put up with that, there is comfort and decent value to be found here.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.