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    Where to stay in Chonburi and Korat

    I need a hotel suitable for myself my wife and 9 month old in Chonburi on August 14 for 1 night and August 15 in Korat for 1 night.

    Any suggestions, more of a working visit then a holiday so location isn't all that important.

    Around the 1,000 baht range would be good but am happy to pay more if need be.

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    As for Korat: If it were me I'd stay at either the Royal Princess or the Sima Thani (formerly a Sheraton). They are probably the best two hotels. A little less upscale are the Sri Patani and KS Pavillion. Ms. B works at the Ratchapruk. But, based on her tales from the front desk it sounds like sort of a madhouse. It goes for about 1200. The lobby seems nice enough, but I've never seen the rooms.

    The Sima Thani has kind of an elegant lobby and the location is pretty good.

    I've stayed at the KS Pavillion -- a typical no-frills business type hotel.

    The Sri Patani has the advantage of being close to one of the more popular expat hangouts: The Pasinee Restaurant

    PM me if you want to chat by phone about this.

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    I stayed at the Royal Princess which was fine, not sure about the prices, but I think it would be in the 1-2,000 range.

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    I have stayed at the Sima Thani and it was very good, don't remember the price though. But as it's a working visit for you it is probably deductable anyway so you don't need to be a cheapscate

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    As for Korat: If it were me I'd stay at either the Royal Princess or the Sima Thani (formerly a Sheraton). They are probably the best two hotels. A little less upscale are the Sri Patani and KS Pavillion. Ms. B works at the Ratchapruk. But, based on her tales from the front desk it sounds like sort of a madhouse. It goes for about 1200. The lobby seems nice enough, but I've never seen the rooms.
    We have stayed at the Ratchapruk twice, last time just a few weeks ago, and I found it to be good value for money. Sima Thani is OK, but not worth the money IMHO..... If it just for a night, I'd say go for the Ratchapruk.

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    As I said, Ms. B works at the Ratchapruk and seems to think (aside from the Fawlty Towers aspects) that its a good value.

    If you can't get through, PM me and I can get a reservation for you.

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    What part of Chonburi?

    Chonburi town Pattaya Siri Char?

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    ratchapuk is ok and center

    just had 2 Aussi guests staying in ratchapruk and they told the stay was just fine...

    One of the good think is the location, quite central, tuk tuk available...

    Some new chap in town just open a place over here in korat and it is less then 500 thb, more family atmosphere,big rooms, good food, continental and Thai...

    can be found at Amporn Hôtel-restaurant & appartements à Korat au coeur de l'Isaan en Thaïlande i think it is the only place run by some farang in the area, little bit out of the center, but korat is not that big !

    Another good place to stay, a bit special in korat is the Chayada Garden House & Resort it is a complex of some houses, the small house for 650 thb a nigth and the big one for some more, you have a villa and they deliver you ABF in the morning, they clean everyday room and make beds, internet connetction,satellite TV...

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    August 14 is a public holiday in Thailand - so I'd expect to pay a little more. Could be wrong though

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    This is all fantastic info especially for korat, many thanks everyone.

    Buadhai, thanks for your kind offer and PM, if I have any problems I will certainly let you know.

    In regards to chonburi Mrs Squirrel, we need to visit a farm which I am told is quite close to the town of chonburi, I will have my own wheels so am not really fussed over the location all that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    I will have my own wheels so am not really fussed over the location all that much.
    Might aswell stay in Pattaya then and enjoy yourself, Soi Yodsak has a couple of nice places

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    Can you babysit for me DD while I check out this yodsak place?

    She has just started crawling so you will have something in common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    She has just started crawling so you will have something in common.
    Your wife or your baby? Got to admit I aint into the babysitting lark. Plus your Christian values will be repulsed by young ladies trying to play with your knob, probably not the best place for you

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    GoW and I stayed in a place in Sri Ratcha.

    I wouldn't go there - it was shit.

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    In Sri Racha, there's many good restuarants. For hotels there, I agree with Marmite.

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    I don't know of any in downtown Chonburi but you could drive South for 10 more minutes, hang a right and spend the night in Bang Saen. There are quite a few places along the stretch near the beach.

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