Cheap and central
The long-running Satun Tanee Hotel received major upgrades in recent years, including a shocking orange-and-green paintjob but also fully refurbished air-con rooms that are solid for the price and location.
Including some on the ground floor, air-con rooms feature decent beds with thick comforters to go with wide windows, LCD TVs, mini-fridges, desks, WiFi and typical tiled wet bathrooms with hot water. The drab brown walls and white tile floors aren’t winning any style points, but it’s a fair level of comfort for one of Satun’s most centrally located and best-known hotels.
Located up a few flights of stairs and down halls, the fan rooms were left in their faded1960s style when air-con digs were upgraded. They have old wooden doors, peeling red-tile floors, high ceilings, small TVs and ceiling fans above firm beds with scratchy sheets. In the grimy bathrooms it’s bucket-flush toilets and cold-water showers, though you might get a half-decent view out the windows.
We’ve had mixed experiences with staff here over the years, though the woman who showed us rooms on our last visit was polite despite us interrupting her lunch. The night market, National Museum and minibus pick-up spot are all within a few hundred metres of the hotel.
For a similarly priced fan room that doesn’t require climbing four flights of stairs, you might check out the Udomsok Hotel located a bit north of downtown on Hatakamsuksa Road.
Address: 90 Satuntanee Rd (just north of Mambang Mosque), Satun
T: (074) 711 010 ; (074) 712 309;
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º3'59.32" E, 6º36'55.59" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom||300 baht||300 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||570 baht||570 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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