Photo: Surin is all about elephants.

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Acceptable budget rooms

6-8 Thanasan Rd, Surin T: (044) 511 341, (081) 878 7301

New Hotel

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Sporting a vintage two-person lift in a faded lobby, the bright-orange New Hotel’s name is misleading.

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This old budget hotel has stacks of rooms stretching far back from the elephant statue roundabout in front of the train station. We checked out a few rooms; one smelled extremely strongly of cigarette smoke, another was dark but acceptable and a third was unexpectedly fresh and bright, with a large window and newish air-conditioner. All rooms come with saggy beds, rotary telephones on chipped desks and at least one window. We noticed some grime in the bathrooms with Western flush toilets, though it wasn’t nearly as bad as at the similar Siri Surin Hotel. In the pricier rooms, bathrooms come with hot-water heaters and newer showerheads in addition to the old cold-water spouts. A range of rooms is available, with more cash stepping you up to a TV, hot-water heater and mini-fridge. The road out front gets busy so we’d opt for a room towards the back of the building. Though she came off as brusque at first, the older woman at reception spoke good English and was friendly enough. The best part is the easy-to-find location that puts you right in front of an area where a lot of the elephant activities take place during the festival. Just down the street, the Siri Surin (formerly Sang Thong) Hotel is another old budget choice that hasn’t been kept up as well.

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Walk-in rates at New Hotel

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Sgl fan private bathroom
180 baht
180 baht
Dbl fan private bathroom
300 baht
300 baht
Sgl air-con private bathroom
350 baht
350 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
460 baht
460 baht
50 baht for fridge
Room: Sgl fan private bathroom, low season: 180 baht, high season 180 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 300 baht, high season 300 baht. Notes:
Room: Sgl air-con private bathroom, low season: 350 baht, high season 350 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 460 baht, high season 460 baht. Notes: 50 baht for fridge

Where is New Hotel

New Hotel
6-8 Thanasan Rd, Surin
T: (044) 511 341, (081) 878 7301
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º29'37.95" E, 14º53'26.86" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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