Large downtown hotel
The Sinkiat Buri’s business-style rooms are some of the comfiest in town, if you don’t mind the uninspiring atmosphere in a seven-floor concrete block that looms over downtown.
Accessed by a lift and keycard locks, rooms are cushy even if they could use some decoration—don’t expect much warmth or character. They come with soft beds raised off lightwood floors, desks, wide LCD TVs, WiFi, minibars and hot-water bathrooms with rain showerheads behind glass doors. The room we checked out appeared clean and the views through upper-floor windows are a bonus. Corner deluxe rooms bag you sofas and wider windows, and family rooms are also available.
With an overgrown car park, dim lobby and restaurant that’s as cheerful as a funeral home, the hotel almost looks unfinished from the outside and we weren’t sure if it was even open. Once inside, the receptionist did her best to speak some English and another staffer was polite while showing us a couple of rooms.
The same group runs the older Sinkiat Thani Hotel around the corner, which offers more dated rooms for around 700 baht.
Address: 20 Aphinuratrumluk Rd (just off Burivanich in the centre of town), Satun
T: (074) 721 055 ; (087) 632 2113; F: (074) 721 059
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º3'50.89" E, 6º36'47.57" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,200 baht||1,200 baht|
|Family room||1,400 baht||1,400 baht|
|Deluxe double room||1,900 baht||1,900 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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