A little pokey
111 Phetkasem Rd T: (076) 411 247
Situated smack in the middle of town in a building that's shared with a 7-Eleven, the Rattanapong's primary selling points are its location and dirt cheap prices.
The lobby, which doubles as a car park, has an old, cavernous feel with large white pillars, but it's not quite as bad as it sounds; there are a couple of plain tables providing ambience. With two or three generations of folk hanging around, it has the feel of stumbling into a family’s living room at times. Single fan and air-con rooms are big enough just for a single bed, chair, and small cold water bathroom, but for the price they're not a bad choice for solo budget travellers. More spacious, larger fan and air-con rooms are on the dusty side and similarly appointed with old and very basic furnishings, but again they could be a lot worse at these prices. The old hardwood floors, at least, do lend the rooms a little bit of character. These rooms are also equipped with older model TVs and wooden wardrobes. The staff are straight-forward but reasonably friendly, although little English is spoken.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Sgl fan private bathroom, low season: 200 baht, high season 200 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 250 baht, high season 250 baht. Notes:
Room: Sgl air-con private bathroom, low season: 300 baht, high season 300 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 350 baht, high season 350 baht. Notes: