Paradorn is another older hotel that doesn’t look much from the outside but has clean and acceptable rooms inside.
Fan-cooled rooms in the older block are a bit on the dingy side though the air-con rooms in the newer block at the rear are fine, and quieter, with WiFi, fridge, TV and hot ensuite showers -- the price includes an Asian-style breakfast, with Western breakfasts available for a supplement.
Paradorn is on Yantarakit Kosol, close to Maeyom Palace, so it’s convenient to bars and the bus station but that’s about all. So while a useful Plan B in case alternatives are full, Nakorn Phrae Hotel actually gets our vote in this category due to its better location. Incidentally, an interesting museum is located in the hotel’s rear carpark containing displays about the Seri Thai, a resistance group that worked with the Allied forces during the Japanese occupation in World War II. Well -- at least we were told it’s interesting, since despite three attempts we never found it open, though hotel staff claim it should be open daily from 08:00-16:00.
Address: 177 Yantarakitkosol Rd
T: (054) 511 177; (054) 511 059; (054) 620 807; F: (054) 522 340
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º8'56.54" E, 18º8'52.89" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom||360 baht||360 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom|
New block: 530 baht
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Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.
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