Friendly and welcoming
The friendly receptionists at the Eastern Paradise struggle with English but are friendly and welcoming.
The hotel is located a three-minute walk from the main road and is a five-minute walk to the central market. Rooms are plain but have everything you’ll need including hot and cold water, soft mattresses, extra pillows and comforters, desk and WiFi. The rooms are very well maintained but would look much nicer with hardwood floors instead of the current cheap green carpet. Second-floor rooms are identical but cost $5 more because they offer views of the surrounding green hills. We were impressed by the giant shared balcony on the second floor; it would serve as a great place to read or have a few drinks and enjoy the view. The on-site restaurant offers free breakfast.
Address: Thiri Mingalar St
T: (081) 503 15; (081) 500 87;
Room rates: Under US$20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom|
No view, $20 with a view
|Triple fan private bathroom||US$30||US$30|
On regular trips to SE Asia Matt spends most of his time motorcycling through the countryside and sampling exotic foods. He's been a fan of Travelfish since 2007 (coincidentally the same year he quit his corporate job in the USA and bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok!) ;-)
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