Central budget option
The Somkiat has reasonably well-kept and spacious rooms that place it on the good end of the similar dirt-cheap hotels found in any Thai city.
If you can look past the dinged up low-end furnishings and musty hot-water bathrooms with Western toilets, it should do the trick for backpackers looking for a good location downtown. The fan and air-con editions that we checked out were virtually identical, with utilitarian tile floors, firm beds, old-school steel fans hung from high ceilings, a few windows, tables and even tiny TVs that should be great for catching up on Thai-language news and soap operas. The lobby feels like a throwback to the 1960s. The two women who greeted us were quick to show us a room but spoke no English beyond “yes” and “no.” The Somkiat arguably has the best location of any Sakhon hotel: close to a Vietnamese restaurant and down the street from Phra That Choeng Chum and the lakefront parks.
Address: 1348 Kumjudpai Rd, Sakhon Nakhon
T: (042) 711 044; (042) 711 740; F: (042) 711 843
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º8'53.13" E, 17º9'49.69" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom||250 baht||250 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||350 baht||350 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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