Opened near the train station in 2016, the Chom Trang rents out slick, modern-style rooms that are just as comfortable as the slightly pricier rooms at nearby Sri Trang and Ban Ao Thong.
Fronted by a coffee shop next to the cramped lobby, the orange-and-grey four-storey building emerged after a major sprucing up to offer 12 rooms with sliding glass doors accessing private balconies with benches. They’re all equipped for two and reached by a narrow staircase.
With tile floors and muted grey walls, the rooms are equipped with wall-mounted LCD TVs, WiFi, mini-fridges, dark-wood desks, soft linens on twin or queen beds, and modern bathrooms with partitions separating hot-water showers from toilets. At time of writing there was major construction going on directly behind the hotel; it’s expected to continue into 2019 so you might request a room facing the street with its sputtering tuk tuks rather than jarring drills.
The disadvantage of Chom Trang is a lack of common areas; Sri Trang is worth the extra cash if that’s important to you. Young staffers were friendly but their English was limited.
Address: 27 Sathanee Rd, Trang
T: (075) 290 424 ; (081) 981 9939;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º36'19.13" E, 7º33'15.78" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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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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