Located just outside of the Northern city wall
Posted Feb 23, 2017
Pictures in the brochure do not reflect the current status of the hotel, which has clearly seen better days. However, although the rooms were basic, they were clean throughout my 5 day stay. This hotel would appear to be better than the average Back-Packer Hostels in town but definitely not a 3 star hotel. "Basic" best sums-up the Royal Panarai, but the reception and other staff were very obliging and helpful. There is WiFi on every floor but as in many places in Thailand the internet is not exactly fast ... but it works. There is hot and cold water in the bathroom but ... hot water comes and goes, I assume depending on who is showering elsewhere at the same time ... so best to shower out of peak times. Clean towels every day, which is a plus! Hot water boiler and cups in the room to make tea or coffee. There is 7/11 next to the Hotel where you can buy your coffee/tea, or pot noodles if you are hungry ... no food available at this hotel although there is a service whereby food can be ordered from a local café (did not experience this though). This Hotel is is set-back from the road and is not easy to see during daylight hours. Coming out of the city at the N/E corner, look for a 7/11 on the left. Hotel entrance immediately after. Proper taxis not readily available like they are in Bangkok, but the Uber taxi service works well if you don't want a tuk-tuk or Baht Bus.