Large full-service hotel
Tinidee has two separate buildings: the seven-floor hotel is a midrange place while the inn next door is a simpler option for those on a budget and considering those staying in the cheaper building can freely use the pool, gym and multi-sectioned Jacuzzi for free, the low-end rooms are solid value.
The main building greets you with a security booth, a large car park, an imposing portico and large lobby with a restaurant and ballroom that overflowed with a wedding when we stopped by. Polite uniformed receptionists speak English, handing guests off to bellhops who take them upstairs via a lift.
Rooms in the hotel are typical midrange Thai hotel fare, with firm beds over tile floors, TVs, WiFi, fridges, desks, cushioned chairs and wide windows. The hotel claims to pipe local mineral water into bathrooms that all come with tubs. Deluxe rooms sleep three and connecting rooms are available. Over in the smaller inn fronted by a reception desk in a bare-bones lobby, the tiled rooms lack any trace of decor but aren’t bad value since they also come with air-con, TVs and fridges along with hot-water showers in wet bathrooms, without the mineral-water tubs.
If staying at the inn it’s a two-minute stroll across the car park to the medium-size pool rimmed by tall bushes and with a great Jacuzzi attached. Tinidee also runs a small spa out at Raksawarin Hot Springs, offering free transport from the hotel for guests. The location is slightly removed from downtown; expect a kilometre walk to the nightlife area up on Rueangrat. Note that on booking sites, Tinidee Hotel and Tinidee Inn are each listed separately.
Address: 41/144 Tha Muang Rd, Ranong
T: (077) 826 003-6; (077) 825 322-4; F: (077) 835 238-9
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º37'42.53" E, 9º57'45.51" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
At Tinidee Inn
|570 baht||570 baht|
|Superior double room||1,300 baht||1,300 baht|
|Deluxe double room||1,700 baht||1,700 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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