Though lacking a helpful guesthouse oriented towards foreign travellers, Nakhon Phanom has some solid riverfront hotels and cheaper options in the centre of town.
The P is a newish cafe and hotel with half a dozen rooms reached by a narrow stairway and key-card entrance. Young Thai staff keeps things artsy with a vintage piano and funky photos in the ground-floor coffee shop, and at least one of them can speak a little English. While the hipster vibe doesn’t extend upstairs, rooms are spacious and very bright thanks to large glass doors with wood trim... Read our full review of The P Hometel.
Located along the riverfront on the quiet north side of town, Baan Rim Khong is a small contemporary Thai-style hotel offering great value for comfy rooms. All of them sleep two and go for the same price, so make sure to opt for an upstairs room with river-view balcony rather than one of the darker ground-floor editions. While lacking any hint of art, rooms are clean and equipped with soft beds... Read our full review of Baan Rim Khong.
The Viewkong occupies a cavernous six-storey building that was the first major riverfront hotel to be built in Nakhon Phanom. From the dark-grey tiled hallways that reminded us of our long-since torn-down elementary school to the massive yet dreary lobby with music that made us feel like we were on a carnival ride, it was all very dated at research time. And yet, the rooms just might be worth the... Read our full review of Viewkong Hotel.
The centrally located Windsor was by far the best out of the three old-style budget hotels that we checked out in Nakhon Phanom. A trio of staffers enthusiastically welcomed us in the lobby: one of them even struck up a conversation in English that went beyond the usual exchange about room rates. After a ride upstairs in a grumbling old lift that’s not for the claustrophobic (you might want to... Read our full review of Windsor Hotel.
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