A newish addition to Trat's accommodation scene, Artist's Place aims to stretch the imagination.
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Like all art, whether it succeeds is a matter of opinion, but the effort is appreciated nonetheless. A handful of rooms are set in a small single-floor building that faces a grassy courtyard decked out with a striking Khmer-style Buddha statue, lounge pillows, orchids hanging from a “tree” made of recycled plastic water bottles, and a photogenic old rickshaw. The exclusively air-con rooms aren't huge, but they are clean and thoughtfully decorated with vintage bubble-gum pink TVs, love seats, brightly coloured curtains and wood trim painted in purposefully faded pastel hues. Beds are comfortable and the private bathrooms boast modern facilities. The guesthouse is run by the same people who own the similarly artsy Pier 112 cafe nearby -- check in there if you don't find anyone at Artist's Place.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 800 baht, high season 800 baht. Notes:
East end of Thana Charoen Rd, Trat
T: (082) 469 1900
(039) 525 577
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B