More of a business-style hotel
The Grand Park Hotel is hard to miss in a central location near Rajdamnern Rd and the train station.
While its design won’t knock any socks off, the 164-room business-style hotel is a fine option for flashpackers who like their creature comforts.
After walking through a spacious car park, the airy lobby greets you with a doorman, high ceilings, a team of English-speaking receptionists and an enormous air-con restaurant where the included breakfasts are served. The cheapest rooms are frumpy but comfy, with plenty of space, faded light-green carpets, TVs, desks, soft beds with cushioned headboards and wide windows. Free WiFi is available throughout the building. An additional 100 baht steps you up to a superior with fake hardwood floors, a hot-water kettle and marble-floor bathroom with tub.
The Grand Park won’t be memorable, but it should do the trick in the price range falling between the cheap Thai Hotel and the pricier Ligor City Hotel. If you have your own wheels or otherwise don’t mind staying a few km from the train station area, and you’re down with a more intimate setup, we’d suggest skipping the Grand Park in favour of the Tree Home Plus.
Address: 1204/79 Phak Nakorn Rd, Nakhon Si Thammarat
T: (075) 317 666-75;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º57'52" E, 8º26'23.65" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||700 baht||700 baht|
|Superior double room||800 baht||800 baht|
|Suite||1,200 baht||1,200 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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