Chumphon’s most luxurious digs
The A-Te does a fine job of filling Chumphon’s midrange price bracket with cushy rooms, polite staff and a large swimming pool.
Accessed by a lift, rooms stretch for some distance behind reception in the four-storey concrete building backed by the pool, a bar and fitness centre. Rooms are spacious, bright and sleek, with hardwood touches, long desks, sloping wood chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows and soft linens on soft beds. Spacious and modern bathrooms have showers partitioned behind glass with a couple of different showerheads.
All rooms come with air-con, LCD TV, WiFi, fridge, safe and coffee/tea facilities, while the higher-end rooms have bathtubs and large pool-view balconies or direct pool access through sliding glass doors. Both the uniformed receptionist and bellhop were very polite to us. The value is pretty standard for the quality -- perhaps a smidge pricey for a town like Chumphon.
A-Te is located about a kilometre south of the train station and an easy walk west of the Municipal Market. A coffee shop fronts the large car park, and Prikhorm Restaurant is located next door. In the centre of town, the Morakot Hotel is larger and older with standard Thai business-style rooms starting at 900 baht. If you have a vehicle, Tanisa Resort and Chalicha Resort are a couple of quiet options with comfortable rooms for around 1,000 baht on the outskirts of town.
Address: 36 Thataphao Rd, Chumphon
T: (077) 503 222; (088) 758 0358; F: (077) 503 618
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º10'27.79" E, 10º29'47.17" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,700 baht||1,700 baht|
|Superior double room||2,500 baht||2,500 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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