If you want to have a real "Thai experience," I would recommend staying at Niki and Tom's. It is in an excellent location and close to many of the local points of interest. I cannot begin to rave about Tom and Niki's hospitality! First of all, Niki is an excellent cook and meals purchased at the restaurant is 10% off, when you are staying in their room. We ate all of our meals here! The food is so darn good. Breakfast of eggs, sausage, toast, and juice come with the room. Coffee and tea are available throughout the day. Tom has a master's in Thai studies and speaks fluent Thai, English, Lao and Russian. He was so helpful with so many things...explaining the culture and beliefs, arranging a tuk-tuk tour, translating for us, I could go on and on. Both Niki and Tom are so genuine and kind. The room was comfortable, clean, quiet and had air conditioning. If you would like to experience life as a Thai and not a traveling, I highly recommend you stay with Tom and Niki.