Good central, midrange option
Not to be confused with Baiyoke Tower, which is much bigger and located in Bangkok, Baiyoke Chalet has a very central location on the main street, just down from the 7-eleven and diagonally opposite the post office.
This is a well-run midrange hotel, with unspectacular but clean and comfortable rooms with fridge, cable TV, hot shower, WiFi and air-con. It's a good deal in low season but better options abound in high given their supplements. Rates don’t include breakfast which is not worth the 100 baht per person extra -- and Crossroads is only a two-minute walk up the road anyway. Staff are friendly and helpful. There's a pleasant upstairs terrace sitting area and the downstairs restaurant turns into a lively pub/bar/disco in the evenings. (So best to ask for a room at the rear or top floor.) Choose between standard and deluxe rooms, the latter being larger with a bit more attention to decor.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 12th February, 2016.