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Accommodation in Khon Kaen?

  • emilygayle

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    Hello!

    We're making a pitstop in Khon Kaen in order to break up an otherwise extremely long bus journey. No "economic" options are listed in any of the major resources - any recommendations of a good, cheap place to lay the head for the night?

    Cheers,
    Em

    #1 Posted: 7/3/2010 - 21:12

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  • Thaiman

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    Khon Kaen is a bit off the tourist route and as it's only one night you're probably better off just finding a hotel.There would probably be one close to the bus station.

    #2 Posted: 8/3/2010 - 02:21

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    There are a few places right on Klang Muang Road, not far from the bus station, like the Kaen Inn and the Rosesakhon. They'd be in the two star range probably, and likely cost 800 baht or so for a double. There are plenty of other hotels too, so I imagine you could take a look around once you arrive, but like Thaiman says, there aren't many independent travellers staying overnight in Khon Kaen, so a Thai-style hotel will probably be your best choice.

    By the way, from where to where is that extra long bus journey? I ask because I can think of great, inexpensive places to stay in Khorat and Phitsanulok, for example. Plus, sometimes the overnight train works out to be a better value for money, if the train goes where you are going and you can book a sleeper berth in advance. Good luck!

    #3 Posted: 8/3/2010 - 05:55

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    I think Khon Kaen is a really nice town.

    I've very recently discoverd a website that punches above its weight on KK accom (and Chiang Mai):

    http://www.thailand-travel-help.com/thailand-accommodation.html

    #4 Posted: 8/3/2010 - 07:16

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    In KK I usually stay at the Roma Hotel... the budget room is around 400B and is perfectly comfortable, but the upgraded rooms around 600B are really nice. It's walking distance to the bus station and lots of good eating options around it.

    #5 Posted: 8/3/2010 - 18:52

  • emilygayle

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    Very helpful - that website seems really thorough, we'll put it to the test. Thanks, ya'll.

    #6 Posted: 10/3/2010 - 17:11

  • mullup

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    Thanks for that web site fondo, looks like Nancy Chandler on 'roids... very interesting indeed.

    #7 Posted: 10/3/2010 - 19:39

  • MADMAC

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    Sofitel ain't cheap, but has a good German restaraunt.

    #8 Posted: 11/3/2010 - 09:41

  • mullup

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    Sofitel ain't Sofitel either, changed to Pullman some time ago.

    Didn't try the German restaurant, but found the evening buffet very good (and not over-priced) on more than half a dozen different occasions.

    Spoil yourself :-)

    #9 Posted: 11/3/2010 - 19:52

  • emilygayle

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    Update:
    Khon Kaen is lovely, especially the night market, wow and yum.
    We looked at a room at the Roma, they didn't have any doubles or twins, apparently we had to forgo. Went with the Saemsamran Hotel because at first glance it looked decent and had big windows and was really cheap (200B)...then we found a big ball of other people's hair in the sink and the shower drain, and the window screen was ripped so the room filled with skeeters later on in the night. Oh well - our standards are pretty low, but the blatantly uncleaned bathroom was a bit much. We found a good bar full of really friendly people though - the No. 1 Khon Kaen bar. Made up for the squalor we had to go home to.

    #10 Posted: 13/3/2010 - 12:38

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  • MADMAC

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    Man, can't believe the name changed. Pullman?

    #11 Posted: 14/3/2010 - 20:03

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