A "riverside ramshackle meets Thai trendy" guesthouse just down the road from higher profile Riverside Guest House, R-Lampang has a bunch of rooms in a couple of buildings.
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The cheapest rooms have shared facilities and are somewhat pokey, but the mainstay here are the air-con double rooms, which are lovingly decorated and furnished, and come with hot water bathrooms, TV with 200 channels and WiFi. There are drinks available (stored in a forever locked fridge) and iced glasses (stored in an ever-locked freezer), but the food side of things appears to be purely decorative -- not that that's any great problem as there are plenty of great eats nearby. The friendly staff have limited English and the clientele are predominantly Thai. Try for a small discount since though it's pretty good we do feel it is somewhat overpriced. The ramshackle nature is reflected in the prices, with barely two rooms having the same price. Breakfast is not included in the rates. The high season rates are charged November to January, plus Saturdays and bank holidays.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 11th September, 2016.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 250 baht, high season 350 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 550 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes: Downstairs. Upstairs 690/790. Riverview 1,000/1,200.
Talad Kao Rd, Lampang
T: (054) 225 278, (081) 764 1497, (081) 817 0899
Room rates: Under 600B