Comfort and location
If you can forgive the statues of bucking horses and children holding selfie sticks out front, the newish Soho Boutique Hotel offers a range of comforts in a good downtown location.
Staffed by receptionists who can speak simple English, the large six-floor hotel has the slickest rooms in Tak. Accessed by a lift and key-card locks, all of the clean rooms are equipped with good-quality linens and six pillows on soft beds raised over black tile floors along with fridges, long desks, free WiFi, LCD TVs and good-size hot-water bathrooms. The room that we saw had a second sink next to the fridge but oddly the faucet had been removed.
A few stencils of musical notes and ceramic horses don’t really qualify the place as “boutique,” but we did appreciate extras like slippers, decent soaps and an extensive buffet breakfast that’s included in the rates. The hotel also offers free bicycles, a fitness centre, Thai massage, coffee shop and car park. The location puts you within a five-minute walk of the central riverfront area. Soho is one of the tallest buildings in Tak, making it easy to find your way back.
Address: 31 Mahathai Bamrung Rd, Tak
T: (055) 513 123; (095) 939 2871;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º7'27.5" E, 16º52'41.87" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||870 baht||870 baht|
|Deluxe double room||1,250 baht||1,250 baht|
Up to 2,500 for larger rooms.
|1,350 baht||1,350 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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