Good value rooms but nothing extra
5/9 Moo 7 Phet Kasem Rd, Nang Thong beach T: (089) 867 0807 F: (076) 485 370
Located along the main road on the way out of Nang Thong to the north, Srichada doesn't look like much from the outside.
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Inside however, the rooms are a very pleasant surprise, and they offer perhaps the most bang for your buck if considering only the rooms themselves. All rooms are set in a three storey building with big back porches facing the mountainous jungle nearby — a good spot for a late evening beer. Inside you'll find tons of space, air-con, modern hot water bathrooms, fridges, flatscreen TVs, clean and comfortable beds, and a desk and bureau. On the down side, it's a solid ten minute walk to the beach, there's no WiFi, and the staff are erratic. While checking out the motel we watched as the owner rather aggressively told a couple guests that they needed to pay, which they had apparently already done earlier in the day, and then told them they had to abruptly move to a first floor room because they had somehow booked the room they were already staying in. When the new room was still a mess from previous guests, the owner began screaming at her staff — seemed like a fairly dysfunctional group, but to be fair, everyone has an off day. Chances are if you choose Srichada you'll hardly see the staff and will enjoy a cheap and very comfy room. Srichada is also a good long-term option.
Last updated on 23rd July, 2012.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: closed or n/a, high season 500 baht. Notes: Low season negotiable