Clean with an antiquarian style
67-69 Chaimongkol Rd, Trat T: (083) 589 0839
Set in a lovingly restored heritage house, Ban Jaidee captures Trat's old town spirit better than any other guesthouse.
With several sofas and tables below high ceilings, off-white wooden walls and shelves displaying antique bottles, portraits of Thai monks and statues of Kuan Yin (the Chinese goddess of mercy), Ban Jaidee's lobby has the feel of a small museum. The homely atmosphere extends into spacious and spotless rooms with minimal furniture but some thoughtful decorative touches. All rooms come with fans and rely on shared hot water bathrooms. The common space includes funky bits like lamps placed on driftwood frames and a computer chair made that was salvaged from an old barbershop. Staff are helpful and the location is great -- on a quiet side lane in the old quarter but within easy walking distance to the markets. Ban Jaidee is often full so you might want to call ahead and make a reservation.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 12th March, 2014.