Was there 2 nights on the Easter week-end which is also Buddhist New Year so the town was packed. I had no reservation and found this place through one of the touts at the bus station. Apart from being overcharged (2500 r a night for one person without breakfast) and paying the commission, worst were:
- thevowner Wijitha asked for the whole amount 5 mins after my arrival, and not getting the money from me, he asked it another 3 times during my short 2 night stay
- from the monent I stepped into the room there was NO running water (let's not even talk about hot water as he told me I would have in the evening). Result: every night after coming back at 18 hr I had to wait for 1,30-2 hours to get cold and hot water both brought to me in buckets....
- the owner's attitude was absolutely unprofessional and badly mannered, insisting on having his money in advance when he cannot even provide running water, and insisting on telling all sorts if excuses..... he did not even offer breakfast to make up for the disagreements I had with the water issue. He gives a very bad image of his country!
So there are sooo many places (especially more close to downtown) you really do not need to end up here, and if you come in the very high season try to book in advance.