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The Outside Inn

Outstanding design and hospitality

11 Suriyat Rd, Ubon Ratchathani T: (088) 581 2069, (088) 731 3964  info@theoutsideinnubon.com
http://www.theoutsideinnubon.com

The Outside Inn

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Opened in 2013, The Outside Inn is the guesthouse that Ubon Ratchathani has needed for a long time. Cushy rooms at very reasonable rates, fantastic food, a laid-back atmosphere and management that pays careful attention to detail all combine to make this a top pick in the Lotus City.




Finally, a guesthouse that captures Ubon’s charm.

Finally, a guesthouse that captures Ubon’s charm.

American/Thai owners Brent and Tun have created something special out of a pair of restored buildings around a garden dining area punctuated by soothing fountains, potted trees and earthen bricks fired in a nearby village. Supporting local people is a theme that extends throughout the guesthouse by way of beautiful handmade cotton bedspreads, furniture crafted locally from recycled wood and many other touches of Ubon arts and crafts.

Rooms come in two forms: a standard “jasmine” and superior “royal lotus” edition. Both are similarly spacious and very well kept, with tile floors, windows, ceiling fans in addition to air-con, mini-fridges, desks, LCD satellite TVs, large hot-water bathrooms with sinks, showers and toilets partitioned, and some seriously cushy beds. Touches of dark wood, silk, cotton and basketry lend a sense of old-Isaan warmth.

Not too shabby.

Not too shabby.

Both room types are very comfortable and represent excellent value. The pricier edition bags you some extras, like over 100 English TV channels and access to an extensive DVD collection. Some rooms have connecting doors that can be opened for families, and a hearty home-cooked breakfast is included in all rates.

Serving a thoughtful selection of Thai, Mexican and Western fare, the restaurant draws expats and Thais who might offer guests their own local advice and wisdom. The pork carnitas burrito that we tried was comparable to some of our favourites back in the States. You’ll also find some classy cocktails made with house-infused vodkas and homemade liqueurs that would impress even Bangkok’s top-notch mixologists. Plus: Chang beer on draft!

Your margarita with fresh-squeezed lime is waiting.

Your margarita with fresh-squeezed lime is waiting.

As with most of our favourite Thailand guesthouses, it’s the people that make The Outside Inn such a standout. The owners and staff are extremely knowledgable on travel in Ubon and beyond, with a good sense of humour and positive attitudes that made us feel like sticking around. Friendly house-dog Mojo also does a fine job of welcoming — and relaxing.

Positively terrifying guard dog.

Positively terrifying guard dog.

The one thing that some travellers might shy away from is The Outside Inn’s location in a quiet neighbourhood to the east of town. While it’s a solid two- to three-kilometre walk from Thung Si Muang Park and the riverfront, other attractions like Huai Wang Nong reservoir and Wat Si Pradu are close by. You’ll also find some of Ubon’s best eating and drinking options on nearby Phichitrangsan Road. To help you get around, the guesthouse rents out a half-dozen motorbikes and offers bicycles to guests for free.

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Walk-in rates at The Outside Inn

Type of room
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
600 baht
600 baht
Superior double room
799 baht
799 baht
Room: Standard double room, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 799 baht, high season 799 baht. Notes:

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Where is The Outside Inn

The Outside Inn
11 Suriyat Rd, Ubon Ratchathani
T: (088) 581 2069, (088) 731 3964 
info@theoutsideinnubon.com
http://www.theoutsideinnubon.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º52'28.4" E, 15º14'14.12" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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