Ubon’s upscale digs
In our opinion, Tohsang is the best of the few hotels offering more of an upscale experience in Ubon -- if you don’t mind an out of the way location.
The shiny lobby greets you with high ceilings, modern furnishings and professional English-speaking receptionists. A large attached restaurant serves an extensive buffet breakfast, and beyond that an interesting roofed bridge with elegant louvred shutters carries you over the parking lot to the room blocks. The 76 rooms come in three different styles: deluxe versions are the same size as superiors but with extras like DVD player and coffee/tea facilities, while the suite bags you considerably more space and a living set in the corner. All rooms have a minimalist design relying on hardwood touches, clean lines and dark-grey carpets. Beds are of a high quality, modern bathrooms are squeaky clean, and TV, minibar and safe come standard.
Tohsang is located on the west side of town, a few kilometres from Thung Si Muang Park, making it somewhat of a challenge if you don’t have your own wheels, though songthaews pass by regularly and taxis are available. Rates that we were quoted in person and saw on booking sites were far below the bloated rack rates listed on the hotel’s website.
Other upscale options in Ubon include the Sunee Grand, which sits atop the same-named mall far to the north of town, and the Lai Thong Hotel, offering older rooms for a bit more cash near some of Ubon’s best restaurants on Phichitrangsan Road. The Tohsang group also runs a lovely riverside resort out in Khong Chiam.
Address: 251 Phalochai Rd, Ubon Ratchathani
T: (045) 245 531-9; F: (045) 244 814
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º50'43.44" E, 15º13'57.61" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||1,000 baht||1,000 baht|
|Deluxe double room||1,500 baht||1,500 baht|
|Suite||2,200 baht||2,200 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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