Kim and I stayed there in Oct 2011 during the floods that devastated Thailand all over. How holiday was totally disrupted by train cancellations etc due to flood waters so we made alternate arrangements and visited parts that weren't so badly affected. We felt sorry for the people in the town as so many had to be evacuated to higher ground. The staff at the mansions were extremely friendly and we enjoyed our stay immensely. When the manager found out Kim was from Vietnam and I was from NZ, he hoisted the Vietnam and New Zealand Flags on the flagpole in the front of the entrance for the whole time we stayed. After 5 days we moved to Surin another city 100 plus klms away then returned to the Ubon and the mansion for two more days before travelling back to BKK by plane. It was also close to the night food markets which surprisingly consisted of mostly Vietnamese food stalls. This part of Thailand has a lot of Vietnamese who fled war torn Vietnam in the 60s and 70s. The cheap baht bus goes right past the residence so we often went for rides just to see where it took us and on one of those trips discovered an all you can eat buffet for 99baht about $3 on one of the baht bus routes from the residence heading away from town. By the way its not a hotel as such but more a long term residence but you can still stay there for a few days only. And lastly its chock full of art. Some are a bit Kitsch but still art all the same. Would I stay there again, definitely.
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