Ageing but still the best
The Bangkok-based Dusit Thani hotel chain does not have anything to do with the Dusit Hotel, but nevertheless, this is the most upscale option in Sakhon.
Spread over a featureless five-storey white building, rooms come in a few different sizes and are outfitted with firm beds on hardwood floors, desks, minibars, large windows, a couple of small cushioned chairs, old air-con units, TVs from the 1990s and decent bathrooms with hot-water showers behind curtains. It’s all quite dated, but the value is reasonable considering that a quality buffet breakfast is included in the rates. Though all rooms are similarly equipped, the standard “economy” editions are on the cramped side, so spring for a superior with the addition of a bathtub if you get claustrophobic. The hotel offers a lift, free WiFi that worked well for us, and a large restaurant with one of the few English menus in town. The staff we encountered were friendly enough, and the young woman who checked us in made it a point to show off her English skills. The location is good: a five-minute walk to the fresh market and Rat Phattana Road, and 15 to 20 minutes to Phra That Choeng Chum and the lakefront parks. We recommend this over the similarly priced Majestic Hotel.
Address: 1784 Yuwapattana Rd, Sakhon Nakhon
T: (042) 711 198-9; (042) 712 200; F: (042) 712 201
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º8'41.36" E, 17º9'44.9" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||550 baht||550 baht|
|Superior double room||780 baht||780 baht|
|Deluxe Suite||2,400 baht||2,400 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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