Solid budget hotel
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.
Address: 5/5 Ratchadamnoen Rd, Lopburi
T: (036) 411 738; (036) 421 460;
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º36'47.24" E, 14º48'2.39" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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