Cushy flashpacker digs
In 2012 the Navarat added Heritage to its name while undergoing a dramatic renovation that rendered it the most stylish hotel in Kamphaeng Phet.
The hotel boasts sparkling tile floors, tasteful hardwood walls in what has become quite a classy lobby with some shared computers, a lovely outdoor dining area, a full bar/restaurant, a fitness room and bicycles for rent. While the rooms are plainly decorated and not exactly cosy, they were outfitted with fresh carpet or tile floors to go with new furniture and appliances. Each are very spacious and equipped with air-con, TV, minibar, desk, safe, WiFi and modern bathroom. Some rooms on the higher floors have partial river views. There’s not much to differentiate standards from superiors, but the triple is a good choice for families.
Navarat has a good location -- a stone’s throw from the river and night market -- but like most of the city’s hotels it’s a few kilometres from the historical park. Staff is friendly but limited English is spoken. For a better view and inferior rooms that fetch roughly the same rates, the nearby Chakungrao Riverside Hotel is another large hotel in this same vicinity.
Address: 2 Tesa 1 Soi 21, Kamphaeng Phet
T: (055) 711 211; F: (055) 711 961
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º31'43.56" E, 16º28'7.63" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
1,400 baht for a triple
|1,100 baht||1,100 baht|
|Superior double room||1,400 baht||1,400 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.