The Imperial is in Narathiwat which is a city rocked by years of violent insurgency.. but if your going to southern Thailand you know all about that stuff already.
The Imperial is a calm oasis in a stormy sea.
The staff are friendly, polite and helpful... eager to please.
The rooms are large and well equipped. Everything you could possibly want is there - including a washing line in the bathroom and detergent in a little box by the sink.There are Malaysian tv channels in english as well as the usual international and local Thai channels.
There is a lovely pool, a small gym and plenty of security outside.
Its hard to find hotels this good in southern Thailand.. this one and the CS Pattani are the only hotels south of Songkhla that I would recommend.
The prices are VERY reasonable. If I remember rightly I only paid the equivalent of £30 per night, and its worth about 4 stars by European standards.
One problem is the restaurant.. They do their best, but there aren't many Thai people who would happily eat there. But no need to worry. There is an AMAZING fish restaurant 2 minutes walk away. Leave the hotel, follow the only road out of the entertainment 'complex' outside.. cross over the big main road and right in front is a blue-fronted restaurant that is always packed with people (it was when I was there, and I was there in Ramadan!!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Imperial Narathiwat Hotel is one of the top luxury hotels in Narathiwat offering a high standard of accommodations with International amenities and facilities. Either for leisure or business, The Imperial Narathiwat Hotel is the one will suit all your needs. In just a short distance from our hotel, you can enjoy shopping for local products while experiencing the native cultural lifestyle plus a lot more for you to explore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Imperial Narathiwat Hotel Thailand