A Night in Nong Khai

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A Night in Nong Khai

Post by ajsp9 » May 16, 2019, 1:14 pm

Thinking of taking a drive up the highway to Nong Khai and spending the day and overnight stay there, so looking for recommendations of places to stay and eat out

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Re: A Night in Nong Khai

Post by 747man » May 16, 2019, 4:25 pm

Nong Khai Resort Opposite the Railway Station is quite Nice Has A Pool & Can get Some Food there.....

Avoid.....The Pantawee Hotel Although it may suit you If you're looking for Somewhere in Town,But Quite Old & Lots of Farang There...

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Re: A Night in Nong Khai

Post by Wee Jimmy » May 16, 2019, 5:47 pm

If you like Thai food l would recommend Apples bar. Some hotels within s few metres of it also.

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Re: A Night in Nong Khai

Post by semperfiguy » May 16, 2019, 6:56 pm

These are two of my favorites in Nong Khai and both are great values for money spent.

https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/crysta ... &#tab-main

https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/park-a ... #hotelTmpl
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Re: A Night in Nong Khai

Post by Zidane » May 17, 2019, 10:41 am

VANA Wellness Resort near Sala Kaew Ku has the nicest pool,which you can enter from your bedroom if you stay on the ground floor,but its about 6km from the centre of town so youll need transport to get to restaurants etc.
Park and Pool Resort near the railway station is also very good (not to be confused with Nong Khai Resort nearby).It has a good pool,decent accomodation and an OK restaurant that does both western and Thai food.
The Crystal Hotel also has good rooms and is nearer the centre of town,but no pool if that is important to you.
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Re: A Night in Nong Khai

Post by mathusalah80 » May 17, 2019, 6:05 pm

Zidane wrote:
May 17, 2019, 10:41 am

Park and Pool Resort near the railway station is also very good (not to be confused with Nong Khai Resort nearby).It has a good pool,decent accommodation and an OK restaurant that does both western and Thai food.
The pool; accommodations; staff attitude and environment, I consider excellent . Also from 900 Baht for the rooms and from 1100 for the bungalows, both inclusive of breakfast, I have found nothing of comparable value in Nong Khai, during the many years I have been visiting the town regularly, for short holidays

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Re: A Night in Nong Khai

Post by ajsp9 » May 18, 2019, 12:42 pm

That’s brilliant info gives me enough to work through. Thanks boys.

Only ever been for the day so fancied a night just for a change

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Re: A Night in Nong Khai

Post by Giggle » May 18, 2019, 9:48 pm

Just returned from a week in Koh Chang. Stayed at Centara Tropicana. Two beautiful, massive, pools, swim up bars with happy hour, free towel service, daily free breakfast, daily room service, sea about 50 m walk, nice views, elephant parks nearby (if that's your thing) the room for two adults and a child -- 1,600 baht/day. Every singe staff member acknowledged customers, even on the path to the pool, with a smile and a swasdee khrap. Every time, every day. They've been trained and they get it.

How can shitty little dives like Chiang Khan and Nong Khai get away with charging 2000 or even 1500 for absolute garbage rooms, no local incentive, and zero service? How can Udon's Top Mansion get 800 or 1,000 when they offer absolutely nothing? I suppose there's one born every minute. I'm beginning to look at Isaan hotels in a new light. They're terrible value. I remember staying in Charoensri Grand Royal for 500 a night around 2005. It was extraordinary value and the staff cared about the customers. Those days are gone. Now it's 4x that price and the service has gone downhill remarkably.

My impression is that hayseed crap hotels in Thailand don't compare with REAL resorts who train their staff and deliver on services. As far as I can see, there are none of those in Udon.

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Re: A Night in Nong Khai

Post by mathusalah80 » May 21, 2019, 5:50 am

mathusalah80 wrote:
May 17, 2019, 6:05 pm
Zidane wrote:
May 17, 2019, 10:41 am

Park and Pool Resort near the railway station is also very good (not to be confused with Nong Khai Resort nearby).It has a good pool,decent accommodation and an OK restaurant that does both western and Thai food.
The pool; accommodations; staff attitude and environment, I consider excellent . Also from 900 Baht for the rooms and from 1100 for the bungalows, both inclusive of breakfast, I have found nothing of comparable value in Nong Khai, during the many years I have been visiting the town regularly, for short holiday
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