Solid value in the town centre
Corner of Sangkhlaburi Rd and Thetsaban 2, Sangkhlaburi T: (034) 595 088, (086) 160 4390 F: (034) 595 088
Located a stone's throw from the market right in the town centre, the See Daeng is a good choice choice if you arrive on a late night bus and want a cheap but comfy room within easy walking distance.
Rooms are set on two floors and the place has a small town hotel feel to it. All rooms are spacious and come with ensuite hot water bathrooms, free WiFi, a few windows and desks. Fan rooms downstairs have tile floors and might get a bit hot, but they're decent value. Air-con rooms upstairs also have fans to go with hardwood floors, large windows overlooking the road and TVs. Though lacking any sort of style, these rooms have tons of space and a fresh smell to them. The restaurant here serves some of the best Thai food and Karen specialties in Sangkhlaburi. Staff are straightforward and perhaps a bit brash. When we visited there was a tour group of some 25 kids staying here who appeared to be fresh out of high school -- they were causing a real racket so the See Daeng could be risky if you like to get to sleep early, as we assume the tour wasn't a one-time thing. Note that the sign is only in Thai but it's hard to miss it -- just look for the large building at the corner with an open-air restaurant filled with heavy wooden tables.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 15th September, 2013.