Amphawa Na Non Hotel
Ritziest spot in town
96 Prachaset Road, Amphawa T: (082) 444 2111, (034) 752 111 F: (034) 752 011
A short walk east of the canal and the centre of town, but right across from the minibus drop off point, the Na-Non is a brand new, four-storey midrange hotel.
The modern grey exterior and trendy design don't fit in among Amphawa's old wood houses, but thankfully the Na-Non is far enough away from the canal that it doesn't detract from the town's charm. The standard (although they call it "deluxe") room boasts comfortable beds, tasteful black and white paintings of Amphawa scenes, dark violet and cream-coloured walls, shiny tile floors, sitting areas, modern bathrooms and large sliding glass doors that open onto spacious verandas complete with fake grass. The suites on a higher floor have separate living rooms and larger bathrooms, but all rooms come with air-con, TVs and WiFi. The fake grass theme continues on a pleasant rooftop restaurant and lounge area with some great views of the area. Other amenities and common spaces include a small spa, a cafe connected to the first floor lobby and a strange sitting area on one floor with a rather shocking purple unicorn bench to go with more fake grass. Overall the Na Non is a well-put-together hotel that offers decent value, making it a good choice for those wanting to visit the market without being totally immersed in the old town scene.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 2,500 baht, high season 2,500 baht. Notes: 2,200 baht on weekdays