Solid budget hotel
5/5 Ratchadamnoen Rd, Lopburi T: (036) 411 738, (036) 421 460
The Nett Hotel started out as a typical Thai-style budget hotel but eventually morphed into a foreign backpacker haunt thanks to cheap rooms, a central old town location and English-speaking staff.
Marked by a bright mural of a rooster and dragon spanning a full three storeys of the exterior concrete, the Nett doesn’t look particularly inviting as you enter the open-fronted lobby that doubles as a car park. It’s all about function and affordability here, and we can’t argue with the clean rooms accessed by stairs. Available with fan or air-con, all rooms come with white floors and walls, no decor and hard beds with cheap linens but soft pillows. Caged windows face the street or a wall, while the ensuite wet bathrooms have basic hot-water showers, sinks and Western-style flush toilets. You also get a couple of vinyl chairs along with a desk, fridge, TV and free WiFi. Rooms have all of the charm of a 1950s insane asylum but the staff does a good job of keeping them clean, even if the orange-scented air fresheners can be a bit much. Walls are thin -- pray that your neighbours aren’t the late-night partying type.
The young man at reception spoke solid English, offering us a map of Lopburi when we checked in. The Nett also rents out motorbikes and bicycles, and is within easy walking distance of all the old town attractions.
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 250 baht, high season 250 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 400 baht, high season 400 baht. Notes:
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