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Wang Tai Hotel
Ranked #27 of 53 Hotels in Surat Thani
Reviewed 16 November 2011

An average Thai town hotel in the middle of Surat Thani Town. Nothing special but in good shape and helpful staff; some speak English as well, so you can get help and advices where to go and what to see. Breakfast is satisfying; we didn’t try the pool or the sauna. Parking in front is free, internet is not free. Rooms on the higher floors offer good view to the city.

Room Tip: higher floor
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

Very large rooms for the price. The 'better' higher up rooms with a river view are smaller than the lower floor rooms looking over the pool, initially I was going to get one of the upper floor rooms but they were booked out so I took larger lower floor room .... I was ver happy with it adequate bathroom, and a separate step down lounge area with oversize refrigerator.

The breakfast was hearty and the omelette chef delivered a great omelette with a wide grin.
The reception staff were very helpful especially Mr Kasem (not sure of the spelling) who was very helpful with directions and advice when I needed to go to hospital for a blood infection.
By the way the Taksin Hospital is the one to go to if you should need to. Fantastic modern small hospital I was put on a drip three evenings in a row and given a course of oral antibiotics which fixed me up .... for 900baht !!. ... anyway I digress
I was going to stay only two nights but I really liked the hotel as a base camp for exploring the Surat area ... I hired a long boat twice to explore upstream and got some fantastic photos
I hired a car and driver and explored the out of the way coastline south of Surat ... fantastic I will return ....

Room Tip: Good view upper level facing the river or big room lower levels facing the pool.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

The Wang Tai is a large hotel in Surat Thani, about 20minute walk from the town centre. It is clearly aimed at local Thai visitors and business travellers but is perfectly adequate for a short stay as Surat Thani is a major travel-hub for transport to the Gulf coast islands (Samui and Koh Pagnan) as well as trains and buses to Bangkok.

The price is brilliant, for about 30 US dollars, you simply wont get better and the hotel has decent sized, clean spacious rooms. The staff don't speak great english but thats to be expected in a provincial Thai city which is not an attraction for tourists, though saying that walking around the town centre in the evenings gives a a refreshingly pleasant insight into Thai life, with locals playing Takraw and tennis and stopping for a chat out of pure friendliness rather than a sales pitch.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2011

I booked the superior room for only 935 Baht (30 USD). But I felt so surprised when I entered the lobby of the hotel. I would say it should be 3.5 or 4 star hotel with big lobby. I felt that it's very good value comparing to other hotel standard in Bangkok and Samui. Here are the full review :
Room : The room is quite big and spacious. The bed is comfortable enough. The tv cable also provide some good channels, quite surprising considering the location of the hotel, which is in Surat Thani, not a major tourist attractions.
Bathroom: the en-suite bathroom is another plus thing. It has bathtub !!! and also standing shower. The bathroom is very clean and quite spacious.
The Staffs: the staffs are warm and kind even-tough the major disappointment is most of them couldn't speak English at all. I have a mixed experience about the extra bed in this hotel. I already booked extra bed through sawadee.com and they already provided in my room. But suddenly the room boy knocking the room door and he brought another extra bed !!! lol...presumably he would like to deliver the extra bed but he didn't notice that the another extra bed has already inside the room. I said that we don;t need another extra bed because it's already inside the room. So I closed the door then suddenly the phone rang up, the receptionist with her barely English tried to explain that the extra bed is already outside the room. I told her several times that we've already given and it took around 40-50 minutes speaking with the receptionist. Finally I gave up and I ask someone who can speak english to go to my room. Then someone come to my room and understood that the another extra bed is already in the room. Tips : Learn some thai vocabs extremely would help you.
Food : The buffet breakfast is quite good, but I found that the cafe near to the lobby has lot of mosquitos. Avoid it or you could take away to your room. The food in the cafe is good value but has limited selections.
Ambience and other amenities: the corridor is quite dark when night, so some would consider little bit spooky since the occupancies are low. On the other hand, the positive thing that it has a quite big swimming pool.
Conclusion: for the price that I paid, I would consider it very good value even-though there are also some drawbacks. There are also airport transfer although it's little bit pricey. I suggest you should deal with songthaew drivers when you arrived for the first time in this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 November 2010

This is a modern-looking but rather run-down hotel that desperately needs renovation and an upgrade. It is badly located some distance from ferries, city, bus stations. Its internet service is expensive. Paint is peeling off walls, carpets are smelly. One night there was too much.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2010

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 1 night as we were had to catch an early morning flight from Surat Thani to Bangkok.
We booked through AsiaRooms for around £24 and would say that it was well worth the money. We had travelled in from Koh Phangan on the Raja Ferry, and the transfer coach drops you off a couple of miles away, and a taxi will charge you 50 baht to take you there.
The rooms are adequately furnished, albeit slightly dated, and are comfortable enough. The shower is also pretty good.
As we arrived quite late, we decided to eat in the restaurant, and the food was very reasonable. The breakfast was also good.
A lot of the waiting staff did not speak/understand English, but I think the hotel attracts more local clientele, so why should they!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2010

This hotel is a large european style hotel on the edge of the town of Surat Thani. It is though close to the river front which is the best way to walk into town past some nice bars and restaurants. The hotel is on the main road leading into the town from the train station

Reception area is large with a number of staff on duty. Most of who appear to speak English, so there was no problem with the booking. In the reception there is a seating area, travel agent and a small coffee shop. The main restaurant is located off this area as well. To the rear of the hotel is the gym which is fine, a large outdoor swimming room and a sauna. The hotel does have a WIFI signal but this is through TRUE which requires a 100bt voucher for 24hrs continuous service. This may be purchased from reception.

The hotel bedrooms are reached by lift and it appears that each floor has its own maid service.

The bedroom was medium in size but fine. It was a little tired and unfortunately was carpeted so this may be dificult to keep free and clean in a humid climate. There was no balcony and whilst it was a non smoking room, on the ledge outside the rooms window there was a large number of cigarette buts which had not been cleaned away by staff.

The restaurant is large with friendly staff. Breakfast was buffet style with a chef on duty to cook eggs to order.

Outside the hotel there are a number of taxis parked up which charged 40bt to get to the towns bus station.

Overall its more likely that the hotel will be used by a family to use the facilities rather than by backpackers. The room rate for the stay was approx 1000bt.

I would stay at this hotel again if i wanted to use the facilities otherwise i would use a hotel closer to town which i have also stayed in..

If you are to arrive at the hotel from the local train station by bus (20bt) then do tell the conductor that you want to get off at the hotel otherwise its a bit of a walk back from the bus station.

  • Stayed: December 2009
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Address: 1, Talad Mai Road | Talat, Surat Thani 84000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Surat Thani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #27 of 53 Hotels in Surat Thani
Price Range: £20 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wang Tai Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 238
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