The Thai Hotel is easy to find, it rises up from the wholesale/market area between Nakhon Si Thammarat station and the main road, Ratchadamnoen, with highly visible signage.
I arrived in need of a good night's sleep and asked reception if they had a quiet room. Although I was politely told no, this is a city hotel with city noise, I decided to take a chance and was glad I did. A giant bed awaited my small son and I (although it is two beds pushed together it was really comfortable) and the room looked out over the top of the market (just a bunch of roofs, nothing to see there) and part of a temple - really quiet at night and only distant traffic sounds.
Oh - there are a few hospitals nearby so you do get ambulances sirens often. Since we were there to visit a family member in hospital I found it strangely reassuring. And you'll probably hear the call to prayer from the mosque - I went to sleep and woke up by it.
Staff are welcoming, though the restaurant is a bit Fawlty Towers. The western-style breakfasts aren't much and the juices were heavily salted and undrinkable, but the Thai food is good. Room service is a bonus too.
The decor is dated but I liked it - 80s art deco? Enough space to roll out a yoga mat, a desk and chair to work at, plenty of cupboard space and a comfy sofa. TV yes, fridge/kettle no.
Oh yes, and there's something interesting on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the hotel but as per post below maybe I shouldn't give it away.
I'm writing this from another hotel around the corner, thought I'd try it out, but I'll be moving back to Thai Hotel tomorrow.
Oh, one other great thing about Thai Hotel is its proximity to Hao cafe and Nang-Len cafe across the street in Bovorn Bazaar. The Fuji store is a cheap place to get photos printed and there's Thai massage just behind it. Thai Hotel is also a 20 baht motorbike ride to Ocean department store.
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