Trying to be higher end
The Ligor City sprawls alongside a side street within walking distance of the train station and a Big C shopping centre.
The large resort-style property falls short of being a true upscale hotel, but you could do worse if you’ve got the cash and want a comfortable room.
With multiple wings in a handsome three-storey building that stretches for quite some distance behind a large car park and security booth, the Ligor City is a small step up from the nearby Grand Park Hotel. The air-conditioned lobby features a grandiose Chinese zodiac diagram on the high ceiling, thick sofas and a large restaurant where complimentary buffet breakfast is served. Thai massage is available, though unfortunately you won’t find a pool or fitness centre.
Accessed by a lift, spacious rooms come with dark hardwood floors, comfortable beds, TVs, desks, free WiFi, air-con, good-size bathrooms with partitioned showers, wall-size windows and marginally interesting geometric art on bright red or green walls. Suites are done up to make you feel like some sort of Chinese noble person, with thick engraved pillars at the centre and detailed woodcarvings above the four-poster beds.
The Ligor City’s rates seemed a bit high when you consider that the rooms are only slightly better than the Grand Park’s and few extras are offered. If you don’t mind staying in the far southern end of town along Route 4012, the imposing Twin Lotus Hotel has similar rates with the addition of a swimming pool. We found that Ligor City’s walk-in rates were a few hundred baht lower than the rates that were available on Agoda, which in turn were 800 baht lower than the outrageous rates listed on the hotel’s website.
Address: 1488 Sri Prach Rd, Nakhon Si Thammarat
T: (075) 312 555;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º57'53.52" E, 8º26'32.75" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe double room||1,200 baht||1,200 baht|
|Suite||2,800 baht||2,800 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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