A Phitsanulok landmark
Looming 17 storeys high next to Mittraphap Road and Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, Topland is one of the largest and ugliest buildings in P’lok.
The city’s flagship midrange hotel also boasts a large shopping and convention centre, rooftop swimming pool, spa, karaoke bar, multiple restaurants and cavernous lobby with professional, English-speaking receptionists. The rooms and hallways are beginning to show their age -- think standard business traveller fare. Worn carpets are offset somewhat by newish LCD TVs, air-con, comfortable beds, desks, minibars, sitting areas and marble features in the bathrooms. Large windows afford views of the temples and river from some rooms, and breakfast is included in the rates. The place certainly is easy to find, with an army of samlors, tuk tuks and motorbike taxis always waiting outside. Once again, the hotel’s website offered rooms for 320 baht cheaper than we were quoted as walk-ins. Nearby Pailyn Hotel is set in a similarly featureless building and has more rundown rooms for around 1,000 baht a night.
Address: 68/33 Aka Thotsarot Rd, Phitsanulok
T: (055) 247 800-9; F: (055) 24 7815
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º15'54.68" E, 16º49'18.93" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||1,600 baht||1,600 baht|
|Deluxe double room||1,700 baht||1,700 baht|
|Deluxe 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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