Great location, clean rooms
The Riverfront opened in 2012 in a six-storey building directly across the street from the Indochine Market and Mekong River -- probably the best location of any hotel in Muk.
Though not as homely as the Riverview just up the road, it has spotless and modern rooms with a professional and secure atmosphere. Rooms come in a few styles, but you’ll need to spring for a superior if you want river views to compete with those offered at nearby Riverview Hotel for less cash. Accessed by a lift, the rather characterless rooms have shiny white tile floors, white walls and fluorescent lighting, but the beds are soft and all rooms are equipped with desks, TVs, air-con, hot water, fridges, free WiFi and hot-water kettles in case you want to take advantage of the complimentary in-room coffee and tea. Standards come with tiny balconies that have secondary sinks but no real views, while superiors boast the full-on river-facing terraces. A couple of free computers are available for guests in the lobby and a good complimentary breakfast buffet is taken in a sixth floor restaurant with sweeping views of the Mekong just after sunrise. The staff speaks some English and the hotel has a covered car park. Several rooms with extra beds and suites with living rooms make this a good choice for families. If you have your own wheels, the Bird Day Boutique Hotel has similarly equipped rooms with more style out on Highway 212.
Address: 22 Samranchaikhongtai Rd, Mukdahan
T: (042) 633 348-49; (081) 703 1705;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º43'56.89" E, 16º32'21.05" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
1,150 baht for a triple room
|850 baht||850 baht|
|Superior double room|
|1,250 baht||1,250 baht|
|Deluxe Suite||2,000 baht||2,000 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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