Goes above and beyond
94 Visetkul Rd, Trang T: (075) 216 617 F: (089) 218 9813
Often forgotten due to its somewhat out-of-the-way location, Yamawa is a cosy eight-room guesthouse run by one very friendly woman.
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She arranges motorbike rental and boat bookings while also providing a wealth of info on the area. Rooms are set upstairs and, while not huge, come with particularly soft and cushy beds to go with small TVs, windows, free WiFi and woven bamboo adorning parts of the walls. Bathrooms are rather dark and cramped, and at least one has a fairly low-hanging beam directly above the showerhead -- not so good if you're tall. The pricier rooms have hot water showers and some are brighter than others. To get here from the clock tower at the corner of Visetkul and Rama VI roads, walk for one block north on Visetkul, cross Rachadamnern Road at the traffic light, continue straight for a few more steps and you'll see the guesthouse on the left. It's about a km walk from the train station but around the corner from the night market.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 300 baht, high season 300 baht. Notes: 350 baht for a bigger room
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 450 baht, high season 450 baht. Notes:
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