It gets quite noisy if many people are in the hallway as noise echo’s up the stairs and walls are thin. They had a nice coffee machine, but breakfast is very sparse. Usually toast, some kind of cake and rice in banana leaves, serve yourself. Small room, hard bed, but clean. The blanket didn’t quite fit the bed, just came to the edges, so we were always pulling covers off each other. People at the front desk were very helpful. Wi-fi would not work in the room, so we usually sat out front at some nice benches and tables. Night market on the left just past the clock tower, we liked it better than Cinta Gardens. Right by the train station and a local market.
This is the second time I've stayed at this hotel, this time just 1 night in a “double room with window”. It's in an excellent location, just steps from the railway station and the weekend night market. There is a larger night market just past the clock tower that operates every evening. The room itself was small but clean and functional. The bed was ok, classic hard Thai bed. The AC blew right onto the bed though, which was not ideal. There were only 2 free power points, but I did get my electronics charged by morning. The TV was the old style, not even flat screen, but there was a DVD player attached. I didn't bother trying to see if there were English channels, this part of Thailand doesn't get enough western tourists to warrant full spectrum satellite TV. Bathroom was small but did have a separate shower area, which is a plus. There was a fridge but no kettle. No safe box. All staff I encountered were friendly. The reason I bumped the rating up to 4 stars was because of the cheap price.
We stayed here twice before and after our visit to Trang islands. Hotel is in a great location, right next to station and close to the weekend night market. The real selling point of the place is the staff, particularly the girl on reception who is so friendly, welcoming and helpful. She helped us to arrange transport for our island visit and our onward journey- all with a smile!
We stayed in the fourth floor room. No lift, as others have mentioned, but it’s really worth the hike up the stairs. So lovely to have a little outside seating area to sit and relax. The room has comfy twin beds, fridge, tea making facilities and quiet ac. Good shower in the bathroom too. Great value for money too.
What a hidden gem. Maybe it’s not so hidden, but what a gem. I have to note up front that my girlfriend and I stayed in the top floor “suite” and we felt that it was most definitely the best room in the building, so my review might be skewed. Take-away: get the top floor room.
What it is: a small quaint hotel (4 floors, no lift) with a wine bar / restaurant attached to the lobby. It can be hard to find good wine in Thailand. This place has some. And the live music is not to be missed.
The rooms are simple and what some might call “dated” others might call “vintage”. Koong / Goong, ya know? Don’t expect luxury. It’s $25/night. Give them a break. Again, we stayed in their nicest room. Private covered rooftop porch facing west over the train tracks. Watch a storm disappear into the sunset with your 7-Eleven Chiang from down the block. Small garden with fountain and (if you’re lucky) a little kitten that lives there. Simple clean room that would’ve been worth the price. The private outdoor space made it incredible.
What it isn’t: super clean or super nice, no pool, no young people, nothing sexy about it. It’s more like staying at your grandmas house, if grandmas house was attached to an awesome wine bar.
Location is excellent. 100 yds from the train station, which has a cool night market on Friday nights. The trains are infrequent and not really even noticeable from the hotel. Restaurants of different cuisine, cafes and a 7 eleven all walking distance. A long walk or short tuktuk to Cinta Garden (highly recommended, especially fridays / saturdays).
Front desk women were super kind and super helpful, arranging transportation for us to continue on to Ko Mook. They run the wine bar too. Awesome.
If you’re chill enough to even FIND Trang and get there, then you’re chill enough to appreciate Ban Ao Thong. We fell in love with both and will be back. GET THE TOP FLOOR ROOM. There might be two? The one on the left. Say hi to the kitty for us!
Simple and reasonably priced accomodation in Trang, with excellent location - close to the train station, night market (food/clothing/footwear), tour/transfer/travel shops, massage, food and coffee shops.
The room we stayed in had some sort of cable TV, WiFi, firm but comfortable double bed, good cold aircon, fridge and hot/cold shower.
Despite the train line running behind the hotel and the market almost out the front (which seems to wrap up around 11), we had no noise issues.
Interesting decor in the common areas; worth spending a few minutes looking at.
When booking I would recommend spending the few extra Baht and get a window room.
May not be suitable for limited mobility individuals as stairs were many and quite tight to get up to second floor onwards.
If stairs aren't a problem and you need a good practical location in Trang, I would recommend Ban Ao Thong.