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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.

Room tip: Choose riverviewroom
Date of stay: October 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Poppa80Norway
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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 bother with asking for a wake up call.

Wifi is only in the lobby.

Date of stay: May 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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3  Thank emfletch
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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 was so hard that i could feel the spring coils.
However there were some good points. The staff were helpful & friendly and location is just a stroll away to the pier which is convenient for those on transit. My husband loves this place as there is ample parking area behind the hotel which is very important for him as a biker. We requested a room facing the river on the top most floor and hence had a lovely view. However it got noisy in the morning as it was facing the main road. If piece & quiet is important to you, don't go for the riverview rooms.
The room rate includes bfast but you might as well skip it altogether. They have only plain white bread with 1 type of jam, butter and porridge. No eggs in sight! And you got to use the plastic tray & cups, which reminded me of my school canteen days. The restaurant is dark with old tables & chairs and smelt musty.
Overall, it is not really that bad for a cheap town hotel but i will give this one a miss next time. My husband likes this place for the parking convenience, nice view and convenient location though.

Date of stay: March 2012
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4  Thank SrhKL
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

The Grand Thara was a complete dump. To be fair, it was cheap, but whatever low budget you're on, it's not worth it.

The place is very worn out. I dare you
to take the stairs and check out the floors. According to the furnishing, it seems like the happy days where sometime at the 70's, with a decorator from Soviet. There was a damp, unhealthy smell in the room. It didn't help to open the windows or turn on the air condition.

The breakfast was a joke. The tea tasted like coffee, and the toast was barely edible. On top of that some weird looking porridge that I didn't dare to taste.

On the good side, this hotel is situated in the middle of the city of Surat Thani. Another good thing about this place was the hot shower. Best so far of any place I have stayed at.
But the good stuff ends there.

Date of stay: January 2012
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Thank doktor_horror
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

Stayed 1 night when arriving late at the train station and leaving for Ko Samui the day after.

Strange hotel that may have been stylish 20 or 30 years ago. Nice room with air-con. Really cheap, so did the trick for us.

Date of stay: August 2011
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Thank ReiseFrosk
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