stayed at the Khon Kaen hotel for one night, ready to check out as I write this. You can tell by walking in the lobby that this isn't a newly built hotel, the lobby (although clean) has got 80's written all over it. I had this booked by a friend living in Khon Kaen, because the hotel I wanted to check into was full for my first night. (Ruean Kanyarat Hotel), so I was fearing the worst for the rooms but I was positively surprised, these rooms have obviously been renovated and although they are now starting to show some wear and tear (a chipped tile and furniture here and there), they were more than sufficient for my needs. Fresh white linen, good aircon and a decent view from the 7th floor, (tip: ask for an uneven roomnumber if you want to view towards the city center). The free in-room wifi was lightning fast. Small but nice bathroom with a great shower head, steaming hot water and hot water in the sink which is kind of rare in midrate hotels in Thailand, handy for shaving. Just a showercurtain and no seperate shower cabine, so expect to wake up in the middle of the night for a toiletbreak and go back to bed with wet feet. There's a disco in the front of the hotel and a nightclub in the basement, but from my room on the 7th floor I had no noise whatsoever. Location? not too bad, very close to the busstation (50bath 5minute tuk tuk ride), and a 10 minute walk to the Kosa hotel (the center for shopping and drinking, 10 minutes more to the Central shopping center) If you don't like to walk in this heat, tuk tuks are widely available. One big downside: breakfast was terrible, completely geared towards the Asian guests with noodles, friend rice and rice soup on offer. The few Western dishes were simply terrible, spongy toast, cold fried eggs and some sausages and ham. The coffee was good though. Conclusion: at 850 a night including (a terrible) breakfast and free wifi the hotel is to be recommended for a short stay. Clean modern rooms and superfast wifi. Tip: skip breakfast in the hotel, walk out on the side of Sync nightclub, turn left and then right at the big Honda (could be Toyota) motorbike shop, 20 meters in the street on your right side there is a german-thai restaurant called Duan which does excellent western breakfasts and thai food.
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