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.
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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.
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:
5/5 Ratchadamnoen Rd, Lopburi
T: (036) 411 738
(036) 421 460
Room rates: Under 600B