Cheap and clean
Well-kept rooms, efficient management and an excellent location make Suriwong Hotel a go-to option if you prefer classic Thai budget hotels rather than guesthouses and hostels.
The five-floor concrete building with a big green sign and wide glass windows fronting the lobby looks more inviting than Chumphon’s other budget hotels, and it’s no fluke. Pleasant English-speaking receptionists in green uniforms explained the different room options before showing us several rooms reached by a small lift.
While dated and lacking decor, the rooms are clean and offer good quality for a low-budget hotel. They feature large windows, hard beds with clean sheets raised off orange-tile floors and basic ensuite bathrooms. Ceiling fans cool the cheapest rooms with cold-water showers, while air-con digs come with fridges and hot water. Rooms towards the back of the building are cool and relatively quiet, but some traffic noise should be expected in the front rooms. WiFi is free.
The location places you in the centre of downtown Chumphon, around the corner from the train station and across the road from Fame Restaurant and Travel Office. If you’re after a cheaper bed, Fame has very basic fan-cooled rooms on an upper floor, starting at 150 baht and relying on shared bathrooms. There’s also the Paradorn Hotel, a larger property that tries to be a little fancier with rooms starting at around 600 baht.
Address: 125/30 Saladaeng Rd, Chumphon
T: (077) 511 203; (077) 511 397; F: (077) 502 699
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º10'37.27" E, 10º29'56.93" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom|
Double. Twin: 420 baht.
|320 baht||320 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||420 baht||420 baht|
|Family room||560 baht||560 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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