Located between Mee Chai and Prajak roads near the hospital, this local landmark describes itself as "The Most Beautiful Hotel".
Whether they mean in Nong Khai, Thailand or the world, this is quite a reach, but Pantawee does have a lot more to offer than first meets the eye. All rooms come with air-con, TV, WiFi, fridge, windows and private bathroom, and some have desks with computers. Though comfortable enough, the cheapest have a utilitarian feel and are perhaps a tad overpriced. A bit more cash gets you a bigger room, though some have ugly beige tile walls to go with light blue tile floors, which sort of makes it feel like sleeping in a big bathroom. High rollers can settle into a 190 square-metre penthouse with 32" plasma TV, wall-size windows, personal mobile phone with free Skype and a minibar stocked with champagne. With so many different room sizes to choose from, this is a fine choice for families or groups on various budgets. Staff are helpful, and the hotel offers a small but inviting swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, restaurant and wide range of tour and booking services. Pricier rooms include breakfast.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 23rd March, 2014.