We have 7 places to stay in and around Nan.
Although few foreign visitors make it to Nan these days, plenty of local tourists come so a decent selection of accommodation choices are found in town. Most of these visitors coming from Bangkok and other major towns are limited to weekends or public holidays, so during the week most places are quiet and discounts are probably available. Weekends – especially during winter months – can get very busy and the best addresses do get booked up in advance.
We’ve restricted most of our choices to the centre of town for convenience sake but several larger, generic type hotels are also found in the suburbs, while a bunch of simple homestay-style spots are located around Amazing Guesthouse. The quiet streets close to the riverbank have an abundance of large houses in gardens and would seem an ideal area for a few new guesthouses. Though at present they’re in short supply we’d except/hope to see a few new spots open up in this area in the future.
Overall, Dhevaraj is a solid midrange hotel with a fine location; Nan Guesthouse is best of the rather limited guesthouse bunch and Sukkasem would be perfect if only they’d change their notoriously rock-hard mattresses. Nan Lanna gets our highest score but it’s small so you have to book early, while if you want to splash some cash Phuka Nanfah is the one to go for.