Cheerful rooms in the old town
Set on a quiet street within steps of old Yomjinda Road and modern Sukhumvit Road, Caza V1 makes a great base for exploring Rayong town.
The helpful English-speaking staff offers quality rooms along with strong facilities and services.
Done up in pastel yellow with large windows allowing natural light to flow inside, the hotel’s smaller hexagon-shaped building houses reception on the ground floor and the priciest rooms upstairs. A walkway leads to the main seven-floor building with a couple of lifts and more windows. The spacious, bright and clean rooms that we checked out featured firm beds on tile floors, LCD TVs, free WiFi, desks, fridges, medium-size hot-water bathrooms with shower curtains and unfurnished balconies with views over the car park and surrounding houses. Hung on one of the mint-green walls, we dug the portraits of scarf-donning people that looked similar to some of the art exhibited in a nearby old town gallery. The pricier rooms are larger and come with fake flowers placed in some of the colourful vases found throughout the property.
The English-speaking receptionist who greeted us was helpful and patient, offering bicycle and motorbike rental. An on-site restaurant and cafe serves a range of breakfast options along with cake, fresh coffee and well-done Thai dishes. Within a 10-minute walk of the bus station and around the corner from the old town, the location couldn’t be much better.
Address: 8 Klongkud Rd, Rayong
T: (038) 624 888 ; (087) 551 5888;
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º16'24.35" E, 12º40'51.09" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||750 baht||750 baht|
|Superior double room|
|950 baht||950 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.