Explore Thailand’s Trang From Ban Ao Thong

Explore Thailand’s Trang From Ban Ao Thong
Sarah J
Sarah J 
Contributing Writer
| 3 min read

Ban Ao Thong is one of the fanciest places to stay in Trang city, Thailand. Just a stone’s throw from Trang railway station, it is right in the centre of the city. With plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop close to hand, it offers a little bit of luxury in the heart of the city.

The group also has another property, My Friend Guest House, just a few doors away. They often work collaboratively, and members of staff at either reception area are usually happy to help with any queries.

Stay at the lovely Ban Ao Thong for high standards of comfort and service when visiting Thailand’s southern jewel of Trang.

Beautiful rooms with quality furnishings

explore thailand’s trang from ban ao thong | beautiful rooms with quality furnishings

The guest rooms at Ban Ao Thong are very clean and furnished to a good standard. Attractive carved wooden furniture provides plenty of storage space as well as being pleasing to the eye. Bright pictures hang on the walls and framed pieces of needlework add to the charm and visual appeal.

All rooms have a private bathroom with hot water showers and a cute selection of fragrant mini toiletries. Adjust the air-conditioning to get the temperature of your room just right.

There are several room types to choose from. Whilst the cheaper rooms do not have windows, the vibrant décor and good lighting prevents the rooms from feeling stuffy.

A Standard Room is 790 THB (approximately 22.20 USD) per night, or you can shave a little bit off the price by opting for the windowless room at 750 THB (approximately 21.10 USD) for a night. Standard Rooms can accommodate two guests in a double bed.

Room facilities include satellite TV, a refrigerator, a desk with a chair, a large wardrobe, complimentary drinking water, and tea and coffee making facilities. The Standard Rooms are fairly compact but without feeling cramped.

Larger Superior Rooms are available for 890 THB (approximately 25 USD) per night, and family rooms are also available.

Comfortable beds that make snoozing a pleasure!

explore thailand’s trang from ban ao thong | comfortable beds that make snoozing a pleasure!

Whilst the firm mattresses may be harder than you are used to, they are not rock-hard like the traditional mattresses found in many Thai establishments. Plus, the firmer mattresses are meant to be great for the back!

Rest your head on the fluffy pillows and cocoon yourself in the fluffy duvet and drift off to sleep in comfort. The white sheets are good quality and so clean they almost shine!

Pretty bed canopies, complete with decorative lace, can make you feel a little bit spoilt, especially if you’ve been used to staying in places aimed more at backpackers rather than flashpackers!

Pleasant hotel with colourful décor and good facilities

explore thailand’s trang from ban ao thong | pleasant hotel with colourful décor and good facilities

Carved wooden ornaments, eye-catching pictures, and brightly coloured statues can be found throughout the hotel. The lobby area is a welcoming sight, with seats where you can sit and relax in the attractive surroundings. A small outdoor terrace to the rear is another nice place to chill out.

The reception area is staffed around the clock, and a small gift shop sells an assortment of local souvenirs and handicrafts. Why not treat yourself to some pretty handmade accessories? You can also buy an assortment of cool drinks onsite.

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the hotel, with a strong and reliable signal.

Car-parking is available free of charge, and the hotel has luggage storage facilities.

Start your day with a piece of Trang cake!

explore thailand’s trang from ban ao thong | start your day with a piece of trang cake!

Although the hotel does not have a restaurant, and breakfast, as such, is not available, you can start your day with a drink and a piece of cake! Available between 6 am and 11 am, feel perky and raring to go with a cup of tea or coffee and some of the local Trang cake. A type of light sponge cake, Trang cake is flavourful without being too sweet. It certainly goes down a treat with a cup of hot coffee! There’s no charge for the drink and cake, and it’s a really nice added touch.

Activities in the local area

Most provincial Thai capitals have a centrally located clock tower, and Trang is no exception. Ban Ao Thong is just a short walk away from the Trang Clock. Several temples and other places of worship are within walking distance of the hotel; Wat Tantayaphirom is particularly recommended, with its white and gold swirly pagoda and a replica of the Buddha’s footprint. The weekend night market, on the road outside the train station, is just a few paces from Ban Ao Thong’s front door. As well as being able to stock up on heaps of tasty food you can buy clothes and shoes for really low prices, souvenirs, artwork, handicrafts, and more. There are several tour agencies in the locale that can assist with booking trips to the beautiful Trang Islands.

Stay at the lovely Ban Ao Thong in Trang for convenient access to the city centre, cake for breakfast, high standards of comfort, and pretty rooms.

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Originally from the UK, Sarah has been mostly based in her second home of Thailand for the past five years. As well as exploring new places, learning about different cultures, and sampling lots of...Read more

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