40 Vitchitchanya Road T: (039) 511 091, (039) 511 732
Set in a tall and featureless cement structure, this long-running Chinese-style hotel resembles an early '70s Communist reeducation centre, or possibly a prison, but the rooms aren't half bad.
Reasonably clean fan rooms feature small TVs broadcasting in Thai, soft beds and squat toilets with cold showers. Air-con rooms are a little more modern with more luxurious facilities, like a towel and toilet paper to go with hot shower and Western toilet. Prices for fan and air-con rooms both vary widely based on their escalating sizes and facilities, so take the prices listed below with a pinch of salt. The hotel's selling point is location -- directly in front of the night market just off the main drag. Self-driving customers will be pleased to know that the ground floor has a covered car park, which is very useful as most of Trat has very strict yet totally incomprehensible parking rules.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 12th March, 2014.