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A large generic-style hotel that saw better days quite a number of years ago, Nakorn Phrae Tower flatters to deceive from the outside with an elaborate entrance.
When it was first opened it must clearly have been the smartest address in town but these days illusions are shattered as soon as you step into the tired looking lobby. While in need of a make-over, rooms aren’t bad – they are better kept than the lobby -- and come with air-con, WiFi, ensuite hot showers, cable TV and fridge. If you can get a room on one of the upper floors views are exceptional. In fact the standard rooms seemed to have better views than the superiors – being on upper floors - and we couldn’t otherwise see any difference between the two categories. The Tower is a kind of a rundown Maeyom yet maintains midrange prices so there’s neither the service nor room quality here -- and it doesn’t offer the budget deal of its sister establishment Nakorn Phrae Hotel around the corner. Furthermore, it’s not located in a particularly attractive part of town nor is it close to the old city. The Tower’s main advantage lies in it having some eight floors of rooms so, if all else is full, you’ll at least be able to find one here. Rates include breakfast.
Address: 3 Meuang Hit Rd, Phrae
T: (054) 521 321; F: (054) 523 503
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º8'38.25" E, 18º8'10.99" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||650 baht||650 baht|
|Deluxe double room||750 baht||750 baht|
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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