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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The hotel was once the grand dame of the hotels in Surat Thani. The amenities are good but old & quite rundown. Really in need of renovation. Location is OK, but other hotels are in better location & nearer to central town.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Grand Thara Hotel for one night on the way to Koh Phangan. The hotel is located in Suratthani town 30 minutes from the airport. The staff at the hotel spoke no English which made things difficult. The hotel and room were rundown with dodgy lighting. The hotel did offer breakfast however there was nothing particularly desirable on... More 

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45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed 2 nights here, average hotel, customer service leaves a lot to be desired. But the room was clean, nice view of the river and temple opposite hotel, not very close to anything only shops and a market other wise you need to hire a moped to get anywhere attraction wise. Wouldn't recommend the area tbh,... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We had a great stay here. This is not a luxury hotel, and the price reflects that. We paid less than $40 for two twin rooms and free breakfast for five (2 adults, three kids). I felt we got much more than our money's worth. The air conditioner was too cold for me, though the kids were in haven so... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Stayed one night between a flight from Bangkok and a boat to Koh Phangan. It is one of the funniest hotels I've ever seen. First, that's the LOCAL hotel, oriented at Thai thourists first. Thus, the staff does not speak English. They can not answer any questions about the boat, taxi etc. All the equipment in the bathroom is also... More 

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2 Thank Sanchez73
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

The hotel itself is nice enough for £10 a night you can expect a very dated lift, dated rooms probably from the 1970s ~ but the mattresses were comfy enough & the air con worked well. The shower worked perfectly enough for £10 a night & the room had a working fridge & a TV, with free WI-FI in the... More 

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4 Thank Sophie D
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Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

I needed a single overnight stop before my flight to kl, this plaxe was perfectly located and was as expected so cant really complain. Reception service was poor, hitel seen better days but room and breakfast was fine. All in all ik but dont go expecting luxury!

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4 Thank AndrewRd
Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2012

This hotel has a perfect location! Its old, but have all what you need for a good night sleep. Have stayed here three times now. The rooms costs from 9£ to 19£. But then you may not need a big livingroom with corner view, that costs the most.

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4 Thank Poppa80Norway
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Like me you are probably only in Surat Thani to go to the islands. This place is clean and they have rooms with 2 and 3 beds. The rooms are really old and never renovated (1970's style) but they are clean and spacious. Our room was unbelievably huge but super cheap. The front desk staff are useless and don't even... More 

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3 Thank emfletch
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Hotel is very very dated. Everything is old ie the room, furnitures, the aircond( with no temperature control & got very cold during sleep), the lift etc. No doubt it is cheap but there are many cheap hotels elsewhere as it is just a small town & mostly popular for transit backpackers going to koh samui or phangan. The mattrese... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grand Thara Hotel is one of the most well-known landmarks of Surat Thani located next to the Surat Thani City Shrine. Recently renovated lobby as well as bedding and toiletry facilities with HOT water in every room. Wireless INTERNET access is also available in our lobby area free-of-charge. Grand Thara means 'Big River' as we are located on the 'Tapee' riverbank with picturesque views of both the city and the river. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Thara Hotel

Address: 1/144 Thanon Don Nok | Tumbol Talad, Amphur Mueng, Surat Thani 84000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Surat Thani
Price Range: £12 - £14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Thara Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 172
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