Thairungruang Hotel in Surat Thani
We stayed at the Thairungruang Hotel in Surat Thani for one night before we departed for Bangkok. It was not our preferred choice of hotel. When we arrived at the bus terminal in Surat Thani an over friendly taxi driver literally bundled us into his taxi and took us to the hotel.
facilities of the Thairungruang Hotel
My description might sound a little dramatic but that is how it was. The hotel is very centrally located and close to markets and the Coliseum shopping center.We were booked into a 5 bed room on the ground floor. The room is very basic with a TV and small bathroom. It was a little run-down but clean.
There were two ladies at the reception and one of them was not friendly. I returned later to enquire about the Wi-Fi, which turned out not be free, and she basically shrugged her shoulders when myself and another customer asked about the charges. It cost 100 Baht to activate the Wi-Fi for 1 day. I have read a review where people said that Wi-Fi was for free and they must have changed it. The other customer complained about this and was not happy as generally Wi-Fi in Thailand is for free.
Personally I think that the people who we have dealt with in Surat Thani were the most un-friendly people that I have encountered during my trip to Thailand. It is really sad because Thailand is known for their customer service and friendly people.
Breakfast is not included in the price. It is very basic accommodation for a reasonable price. It is perfect for 1 or 2 nights but in my opinion it doesn`t qualify as an International Hotel as they claim.
Address: 191-199 Metkasem Rd., Amphur Muang, Surat Thani 84000, Thailand
When: 13 March 2013