45/1 Lak Muang Rd, Trat T: (087) 137 9983
Set in a quaint old teakwood house hidden down a tiny alley that feels more like a tunnel, James Guesthouse is more of a homestay with a few spare rooms upstairs that have been opened for guests.
The four rooms are simple and cosy, with ceiling fans, woven bamboo walls, hardwood floors, several windows and shared cold-water bathrooms. A cluttered living area downstairs features a communal computer, TV with a couple of English channels, laundry machine and a kitchen where you can join the friendly owner for an impromptu cooking lesson. Though no booking services are provided and rooms are slightly more expensive than adjacent Sawaddee, James offers a more homely and intimate experience. And with the dirt-cheap prices that haven't gone up in years, who can complain?
By David Luekens
Last updated on 12th March, 2014.