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Bringing a more upscale outlook to Buriram, the large and maze-like Klim looks like a pair of polished concrete airplane hangars from outside, with a small swimming pool and some trees situated between the two buildings.
Step into the lobby/restaurant and you’re met by cool jazz playing over the sound system, cooler air-con pumping over the classy dining setup and sharply dressed receptionists who can speak some English. The cheapest rooms are spotless and equipped with good-quality beds, desks, LCD TVs, mini-fridges and large bathrooms with removable showerheads in addition to rain showers. Touches of light wood and minimalist paintings of samlors or inspirational quotes in black paint on grey walls add some boutique-y style that’s rare in Buriram. Note that some standard rooms do not have windows while others do. If you want more space, book into a reasonably priced two-room deluxe with day beds, a safe and a lot more space. WiFi and breakfast are included in all rates. The location is also very good: just northwest of the train station on a fairly quiet road within walking distance of downtown. In this price range, Bua Boutique Hotel is also worth considering if you prefer to be closer to the bus station, or you could go for the massive Thep Nakorn Hotel in the far eastern corner of the old town.
Address: 1/114-115 Nahsathani Rd, Buriram
T: (044) 601 989;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º6'24.33" E, 15º0'13.62" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||850 baht||850 baht|
|Deluxe double room||1,700 baht||1,700 baht|
|Suite||2,200 baht||2,200 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.