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Sri-Trang Hotel

More of a guesthouse

22-26 Sathanee Rd (corner of Rama VI Rd), Trang T: (075) 218 122 (084) 100 5144 F: (075) 211 456

Sri-Trang Hotel

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Opened in 1952, the popular Sri Trang Hotel took on more of a guesthouse vibe over the past decade, offering a good range of rooms and common spaces directly across from the train station.

You can enter via the associated (and excellent) 1952 Cafe off Sathanee Road, or through the main lobby off Phra Ram VI. In the latter you’ll find a spacious common room with guitars, books, tables, a shared kitchenette and reception desk staffed by a cheerful English-speaking woman when we last stayed. Murals join antiques and photos of mid-20th-century Trang for decoration.

A classic chilled out travellers' common room.

A classic chilled out travellers' common room. Photo: David Luekens

Stairs lead up to air-con rooms available in four sizes, starting with a windowless “standard” that we’d avoid, and leading up to a family room on the upper floor. Each a little different from the next, the 740-baht double rooms all have windows, comfy mattresses, fridges, TVs, glass-topped tables and hot-water wet bathrooms with polished concrete walls and a potted plant or two.

Do ask to look at a few rooms, as some are quieter and brighter than others. A few larger double rooms with wide LCD TVs bag you access to a shared balcony overlooking the street for an extra 100 baht.

Air-con rooms are available in four sizes; ask to see a few as they vary in style.

Air-con rooms are available in four sizes; ask to see a few as they vary in style. Photo: David Luekens

Cleaners do a good job, even if the odd scuffmark or slow-moving drain can be expected in this nearly 70-year-old building. The free WiFi worked much better than on our previous stays. The hotel draws a mix of Thai and Western travellers and is one of the better options for striking up conversations. Staffers offer transport bookings, motorbike rental and even a tattoo parlour squeezed between the lobby and cafe.

Sri Trang is one of several places to stay within sight of the train station. Chom Trang has more modern rooms across the road, while neighbouring Mitree House has quality triple rooms for around 1,000 baht, though we’d avoid its windowless double rooms. The nearby Thumrin Hotel lacks the charm of Sri Trang but has similarly priced rooms to go with a lift and car park.

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Walk-in rates at Sri-Trang Hotel

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
640 baht
640 baht
Superior double room
740 baht
740 baht
Deluxe double room
840 baht
840 baht
Family room
1,100 baht
1,100 baht
Sleeps four.
Room: Standard double room, low season: 640 baht, high season 640 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 740 baht, high season 740 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 840 baht, high season 840 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 1,100 baht, high season 1,100 baht. Notes: Sleeps four.

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Where is Sri-Trang Hotel

Sri-Trang Hotel
22-26 Sathanee Rd (corner of Rama VI Rd), Trang
T: (075) 218 122 (084) 100 5144 F: (075) 211 456
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º36'18.6" E, 7º33'15.78" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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