Straight-up good value
Located a kilometre east of downtown down a quiet side street, T House serves up squeaky clean, well-equipped rooms that are solid for a few nights and also great for a longer stay.
Fronted by a roofed terrace for relaxing, reading or working, the purpose-built three-storey concrete building sits at the back end of a laid-back cul de sac. Smiley young staff members were quick to show us a room with cool white tile floors, soft beds, fridges, desks, several windows, small LCD TVs and medium-size hot-water bathrooms -- it’s more about function than form here.
We’d go for a room in the main building rather than a slightly cheaper edition in a single-floor longhouse-style building across the parking lot. Cleanliness is well looked after and WiFi worked fast when we tested it. Breakfast is available for an extra charge. Free bicycles help to offset the somewhat out-of-the-way location.
The guesthouse is a little tough to find; head east out of downtown on Intarakiree Road and, shortly after passing the tourist police office, take a right on Soi 25. Hang a left at the end and T House will be on the right. The nearby J2 Hotel is another solid choice if you prefer a hotel.
Address: Intarakiree Soi 25, Mae Sot
T: (097) 918 8117; (055) 031 653 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º34'41.83" E, 16º42'57.8" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl air-con private bathroom|
Plus 50 baht for room in main building.
|500 baht||500 baht|
|Triple air-con private bathroom||800 baht||800 baht|
|Quad air-con private bathroom||950 baht||950 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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