125/30 Sala Daeng Rd, Chumphon T: (077) 511 203 F: (077) 502 699
The interior of the Suriwong looks like a hospital, with cavernous white-tiled hallways, but like a lot of buildings of similar construction, the air inside is wonderfully cool.
The staff run the place more like a road-side noodle stand than a hotel, and keep the lobby filled with activity and banter unrelated to the hospitality industry. But this turns out to be a good thing, giving a potentially stark place a more homey feel. The coffee bar in the lobby serves good coffee and English breakfasts. The rooms are clean, well-furnished, but a little mouldy-smelling. Still, the prices are quite reasonable, especially for groups of three and four. All around, it's the best of the big, cheap, Chinese-style hotels. All rooms have private bath.
Last updated on 24th May, 2006.