Another long-running old town budget option, the Sri Indra Hotel is a bit larger than the Nett and has a location within steps of all the monkey madness.
Accessed by stairs, rooms in the three-floor orange building come in a few sizes with choice of ceiling fan or air-con, including a dirt-cheap triple option. They’re a bit larger and slightly more homely than the rooms at Nett Hotel, with hot-pink walls, plaid drapes, free WiFi, TVs on chunky wood desks and springy beds with actual comforters rather than the fuzzy cheapo blankets found at Nett. Ensuite bathrooms are dark and equipped only with cold-water showers. Fairly large windows, including some with views to San Phra Kan shrine and Wat Nakhon Kosa, are covered in chain-link fencing that’s guaranteed to keep the monkeys out. That’s a good thing, as this area is simian central.
We checked out two rooms and one smelled fresh while the other had a strong scent of cigarettes, so you might ask to see a few before settling in. Staff speaks limited English -- expect them to point at a sign with the rates posted in English. This and a lack of other services, like motorbike rental and free maps, makes Sri Indra rank slightly below the Nett in our book.
If both the Nett and Sri Indra are full, you could also try the Lopburi City Hotel located closer to the train station on Na Phrakan.
Address: 3-4 Na Phrakan Rd, Lopburi
T: (036) 411 261, (096) 732 7922;
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º36'51.34" E, 14º48'6.63" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl fan private bathroom||200 baht||200 baht|
|Dbl fan private bathroom||250 baht||250 baht|
|Sgl air-con private bathroom||300 baht||300 baht|
|Triple fan private bathroom||300 baht||300 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||350 baht||350 baht|
|Triple air-con private bathroom||500 baht||500 baht|
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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