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“A Great Holiday Experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Charoen Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   549 Phosri Road, Udon Thani 41000, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #10 of 45 Hotels in Udon Thani
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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25 hotel reviews
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“A Great Holiday Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The Hotel has been renovated / extended since my last stay, and I am pleased to say, that although the amount of rooms have increased, the high standard of customer care has remained. This visit I enjoyed a swim in the ample sized pool, with adjoining pool for kids. I / we again took advantage of eating every night in the well appointed hotel restaurant, with its live entertainment every night. The "Blind" pianist who accompanies the male/female entertainers is a remarkable musician, and the songs vary from traditional Thai, to International genres.This hotel remains my / our favourite hotel and will endeavour to stay here whenever I visit the " Land of smiles" which is Thailand.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

I've stayed here twice now and while it's a faded grand old girl I can't say I mind too much. The location is very good being close to the railway station i.e. markets and nightlife area.

The rooms are dated but it's OK if you're not the sort of person who needs everything to be just so. The bathrooms have the lowest shower heads I've ever seen anywhere in the world. They must have been installed by either a four foot plumber or someone who never washed his hair.

Breakfast is that Asian version of a western breakfast but they do a mean omelette which keeps you going most of the day. The clientele is mostly Thai so this is to be expected.

The one thing I do love about the hotel is the pool which is huge if slightly over-chlorinated, but a great place to sit and read a book over lunch and a couple of beers. At sundown it's off to the local market for some great authentic Thai food.

I don't make it to UT very often but if I do I stay here. It's OK for value for money and the service at the desk is always fine, but the bellboys and concierge are excellent and more than happy to get you anything you need (and even some things you don't).

Room Tip: Try to get a newer one ;-)
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I've stayed in the Charoen Hotel for several times during my visits to Udon Thani. The hotel is nothing special, but for Isan-standards it's okay. Try to get a room in the new building as they are slightly better then the ones in the old building.
Location is perfect, near the shopping complex, restaurants and nightlife.
Staff is friendly and I will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Try to get a room in the new building.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Great value. Loved the room service, good food and very fast. Friendly staff although not all speak english very well.
Would definately stay again.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Not a luxury hotel, but the pool was great during song kran - the hottest time of the year in Thailand. Rooms are well furnished, even if a little dated, The price was good value as it also included breakfast.The hotel is a few minutes walk to the bus station and they offer a complimentary free shuttle to the airport, which very handy.

Room Tip: Try for a room at the back of the hotel as the road is busy.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Don’t expect a Hilton or Marriott room for only 1050bt ! That’s what we paid for a clean and large room (30m²) including buffet breakfast, a comfortable bed, large and clean bathroom, good working airco and a swimming pool. And, yes, the hotel has been built during the Vietnamese war (In Udon Thani was a large US military base) , rooms are dated and the furnitures are older, nevertheless we have no complaints if we have to pay only 1050bt. Wifi . Good breakfast buffet.
The soreheads who have complaints, has to go to a higher class hotel, but that’s the problem in Udon Thani : there are no high end hotels in town !
Charoen hotel is centrally located , only 200m from busstation, 900m from trainstation and night market, 700m from central mall. The hotel consists of an older and a newer wing, 5 storeys high, and 250 rooms. Lunchbuffet at 250bt and dinerbuffet at 130bt !
Oh, one tip : ask a room at front side of hotel, because of loud disco at back side.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Took a group here this past November. The hotel was probably grand at one point, but now the glory has faded, the carpets are stained and a faint hint of old smoke lingers in the hallways. That being said, the staff was friendly, the food was great and the grounds nice.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Charoen Hotel

Address: 549 Phosri Road, Udon Thani 41000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Udon Thani Province > Udon Thani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 45 Hotels in Udon Thani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Charoen Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 239
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charoen Hotel is Udonthani’s most well-known property in town. It offers comfortable accommodation with a variety of amenities at a valuable price. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, amidst shopping, entertainment, medical services and only 10 minutes away from Udonthani International Airport.The 233 well equipped guest rooms and suites cater to the needs of different travelers. A full buffet breakfast offers a wide range of choices to energize your day. The facilities of this friendly hotel leave absolutely nothing to be desired, including 3 restaurants, bar, karaoke, disco tech, beautiful outdoor swimming pool next to the botanic garden, fitness center, meeting rooms and ballrooms that can accommodate up to 1500 guests.Charoen Hotel has developed an expertise in delivering value added services in order to create an enjoyable experience to every precious guest. Book it now and come to discover the unique Isan’s hospitality. ... more   less 
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