A riverside option
Located beside the river and just south of the historical park, the small Scenic Riverside Resort possesses a lot more character than the bland name suggests.
Most rooms are in the form of white Grecian-style concrete structures and each is a little different from the next. The cheapest Luzern and Amsterdam categories come with loads of space, several windows, high ceilings, polished concrete floors and cushioned benches that run along the walls. The pricier rooms are massive and have one to two bedrooms plus separate living areas.
Interesting touches include king beds on round wooden platforms, faux fireplaces and stained glass windows in enormous bathrooms -- though the cutesy teddy bears and dolls are a bit over the top. All rooms are kitted out with air-con, TVs with karaoke options, fridges, WiFi, bathtubs and rooftop terraces with grills for a do-it-yourself barbecue. Facilities include a swimming pool, bicycle rental and a restaurant where included breakfasts are served.
The resort seems aimed at holidaying Thai families, but staff speaks a little English and all are welcome. The location on the north side of town puts you within a kilometre of the historical park and a few kilometres from the night market. It’s very quiet down this way. Rates jump by 250 baht on weekends, listed below under “High.”
By David Luekens
Last updated on 12th June, 2016.