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Towels in guesthouses?

Posted by AndreaGS on 7/2/2007 at 07:02

Do most of the guesthouses and hotels in Thailand provide towels? My boyfriend and I are in the process of packing, and both of us are wondering whether or not we should pack a towel.


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Posted by exacto on 7/2/2007 at 07:27

Hey Andrea,

As Towlie says, "It's always good to bring a towel." More and more guest houses in Thailand are providing towels, but you should still take a light-weight towel with you for those times you don't get a towel, need an extra towel, or don't want to use the towel you are given. ;-) Plus, towels can double as light blankets or wraps on an a/c bus or train, etc. You'll definitely need a towel if you are planning a trip to the beach. If you don't want to pack a towel, you can buy a light-weight one in BKK once you arrive. Cheers.

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Posted by Tilapia on 7/2/2007 at 09:32

Don't bother packing one. There's no point in bringing one along. Like Exacto says, more and more guest houses are providing towels (this is quite new, I should add ... before this was an extreme rarity and one that was restricted to high end digs). If you check into a place and find that there are no towels, and that none can be provided, then just go out and buy one (as mentioned above). They are everywhere in the markets and are quite cheap. Then, when it's time to come home, chuck it. One less thing to carry back with you.

I use a sarong. They roll up small and dry very quickly.

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Posted by AndreaGS on 8/2/2007 at 00:05

Thanks for the advice! I'll skip the towels then. Towlie really does give the best advice, doesn't he?

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