A homely touch
Occupying a modern four-storey building with a lift on a quiet street, The Room Phatthalung offers seven spacious rooms that receive a lot of natural light through large windows.
This is our favourite place to stay in Phattalung for those who can swing the flashpacker rates.
The Room’s rooms are spotless, inviting and done up with smooth tile floors, good-quality beds with bright linens and even sofas, loveseats, easy chairs or round wooden tables, depending on which room you get. It pulls off the “boutique” theme thanks to different patterns and colours for each room -- on the walls you might fine cool mint green; orange, green and purple checkers; blazing pink; or subdued grey and maroon. We appreciated extra touches like fans in addition to air-con and bright paintings of flowers and vegetables. All rooms are equipped with desks, LCD TVs, mini-fridges, free WiFi and good-size hot-water bathrooms. Top-floor rooms open onto a shared terrace with great views of Phattalung’s limestone cliffs; it’s worth asking to see the rooms just to glimpse the view.
Owner Awm and her English-speaking son pay close attention to detail while going the extra mile to ensure that guests have a comfy stay. Guests can use bicycles for free and there’s at least one motorbike available for rent. While the decor is more interesting than anywhere else in Phattalung, we’d classify The Room as more of a modern, homely guesthouse as opposed to a trendy boutique hotel. Though somewhat hard to find at first, the location only puts you a five-minute walk further from the train station than the Thai Hotel or Centris Hotel.
Address: Soi Pracha Bamrung 1, Phattalung
T: (074) 612 995; (087) 969 4499;
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º5'5.57" E, 7º36'58.66" 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|
|Triple air-con private bathroom||1,100 baht||1,100 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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