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C-Central De Tham

One of Pham Ngu Lao’s best

216 De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1 T: (28) 3838 5665

C-Central De Tham

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If you want to get a glimpse of the future of Pham Ngu Lao, look no further than C-Central Hotel De Tham, a chic boutique hotel right on the corner of Pham Ngu Lao’s iconic intersection anchored by Crazy Buffalo Bar.

Like Khao San Road in Bangkok, the traditional backpacker hub is gentrifying and opening up to other markets. C-Central is clearly leading the way, taking over and renovating an existing skinny hotel building into a fashionable, comfortable respite and turning small rooms into smart abodes using bright lighting and custom furniture.

A compact Smart Room.

A compact Smart Room. Photo: Cindy Fan

C-Central De Tham has four room categories (32 rooms across 10 floors). Rooms feature a minibar, kettle, safety box, flatscreen TV, air-con, WiFi, desk/vanity and ensuite bathroom that sports both a large tub and separate glass shower stall with regular and rain shower head. Decor-wise, it is conservative though there are a few stylish touches—in one room there is an attractive cutout wood headboard that doubles as an artistic focal point.

“Smart” rooms will appeal to the savvy traveller who wants to splurge on some boutique hotel comforts. The small room has been given the hotel treatment, the amenities packed into the compact space. It is best suited for one person, or two people who are very comfortable with each other. There is no one bathroom, just a separate shower and toilet in the wall concealed by frosted doors.

A more spacious option.

A more spacious option. Photo: Cindy Fan

A sister property C-Central Bui Vien is just around the corner and it was difficult to choose which to review as both have comparable rooms and the same jump-up-to-help-you type of service. Both have steps from the main entrance to reach the lobby/lift. C-Central Hotel De Tham has a restaurant on the lower level and an impressionable black and white lobby with reception, while C-Central Bui Vien only has a small waiting area and service desk. Bui Vien also has just two room categories: large and extra-large.

Whatever you choose, C-Central is where modern travellers with less restrictive budgets should stay in Pham Ngu Lao.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
Smart room
Superior double room
Large room
Deluxe double room
Extra large room
Family room
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$50, high season US$50. Notes: Smart room
Room: Superior double room, low season: US$66, high season US$66. Notes: Large room
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: US$77, high season US$77. Notes: Extra large room
Room: Family room, low season: US$110, high season US$110. Notes:

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Where is C-Central De Tham

C-Central De Tham
216 De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
T: (28) 3838 5665
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º41'38.27" E, 10º46'3" N
Room rates: US$50 to 100

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