Name: Mai Hom Resort
Address In English: 112/373 Daowadueng Road, Amphoe Muang, Nakhon Sawan
Telephone Number: 056- 220-648-9, 056-372-244-5
For The Taxi Driver: ไม้หอมรีสอร์ท 112/373 ถนนดาวดึงส์อใมอง จในครสวรรค
Having stayed in various types of accommodation all over Thailand down the years, I rate this hotel as right at the top of the list for value. I know this doesn’t help the normal visitor to Thailand as Nakhon Sawan is unlikely to be on your itinerary of places to visit. However, if you do have to visit Nakhon Sawan for any reason at all then you should definitely consider the ” Mai Hom Resort .” On five visits over the past 5 years I have never been disappointed. There are now two hotels with a new one being recently built, but this review is about the older hotel of the two.
Address in English: 112/373 Daowadueng Road, Amphoe Muang, Nakhon Sawan
Address in Thai for the taxi driver: ไม้หอมรีสอร์ท 112/373 ถนนดาวดึงส์อใมอง จในครสวรรค
The hotel sits on a rather spacious plot of land with reception being at the end of the rather pleasant tree covered way entrance. The rooms are situated where the main reception is based and all the way down the entrance drive that leads to the reception.
The rooms are terrific, spacious and pristine clean with beautiful ceramic tiled floors. The decorating is of neutral colours that match the furnishings superbly well and the furnishings somehow always manage to retain the look of having just been purchased. The beds are a nice size, very comfortable and the room has a terrific writing-table and chair – very important. Furthermore there is a television with English channels as well as Thai and a good-sized fridge for essential drinks and food. The bathroom is very well equipped with a good shower and all other essential facilities.
Remembering that you are not really in a tourist area should stand you in good stead for breakfast. By that I mean that the choice of food is mostly Thai. They do an American type breakfast, but to be quite honest the Thai food is far better. There is also plenty of coffee on offer. Breakfast is not included with the room price, but with dishes running at approximately 3 U.S dollars, it barely notices. You may need to ask for a translation of the menu as according to my memory it’s written in Thai. Furthermore, being in a non tourist area will give the non Thais a good opportunity to try out their Thai language skills and this is surely what true travel is about.
If you don’t fancy breakfast then there is a 7-11 store virtually right outside the hotel. It’s a win-win situation.
The Lobby Area
The lobby area is spacious and the staff on reception very friendly and helpful. There are comfortable seats to relax in whilst having a snack at the lobby area shop. There is also a lovely smiling lady with a fresh coffee stall who makes a very nice cappuccino or something more cooler to suit the heat, if you want.
The incredible price of the room was about 10 British pounds or just over 15 U.S dollars, it’s terrific value.
What’s Around The Hotel
From the Mai Hom Resort hotel ; just turn right on your way out of the hotel entrance and keep walking along that road. You are then literally no more than 10 minutes on foot from the shopping centre and morning / night local markets. You are less than 5 minutes from them if you jump on one of the roam around 10 baht taxis. To be honest though shops and vendor stalls start appearing all around you as soon as you leave the hotel entrance.
If you get up early and go out and by that I mean around 5-30 – 6-30 am, you will see the monks on the alms round.
To go to the Uthayan Sawan park, come out of the hotel entrance by turning right, walk about 2 minutes and not too far after is a 7-11 convenience store, then turn right again just after the 7-11 store and the park is at the bottom of that road. In my opinion it’s one of the best parks in Thailand.
Whilst in Nakhon Sawan make provisions for a stop off in the neighbouring town of Uthai Thani – อุทัยธานี to visit the very beautiful temple of Wat Tha Sung – วัดท่าซุง. It’s an old temple from the Ayutthaya period complete with masses of fish to feed. The temple is stunningly beautiful and there are absolutely masses of very large fish all clambering over one another to get at the bread you’ve thrown.