Trat hotels and guesthouses are a mixture of 3 star provincial hotels alongside some quirky resorts, boutique lodgings, motels and backpacker guesthouses.
If travelling to the Koh Chang Islands or indeed onto Cambodia, you may end up staying a night in one of the Trat hotels, so we have rounded up some of the best accommodation options for you.
Chanchiva Hotel – Trat Hotels and Guesthouses
Chanchiva (formely Chivapuri) is located centrally just 5 minutes from the bus station and within 10 minutes walking distance of the night market. It offers ensuite a/c rooms with TV and refrigerator as standard, with superior style from 900bt and family rooms from 1,300bt.
With a restaurant onsite and wifi in the rooms and common areas, it’s a solid, dependable 3 star provincial hotel.
Baanrimnaam Resort Hotel
Just after the main guesthouse area in the old town, Baanrimnaam Resort Hotel offers a selection of ensuite a/c doubles, twins and larger family rooms overlooking the river. Room facilities include wifi, TV and refrigerator. Breakfast is available.
Noted for its efficient and friendly management, Baanrimnaam Resort Hotel’s pretty location by the water (pictured at top) makes it a popular draw. Rates from 800bt for a twin to 1,200bt for a deluxe double.
Rimklong Boutique Hotel
In the old quarter of the town – home to many of the guesthouses – Rimklong Boutique Hotel is Trat’s only boutique offering. It is split into two parts at either end of a quiet back street, with just 9 a/c ensuite doubles complete with TV, refrigerator and wifi.
No restaurant on site, but there is a coffee shop where you can get a simple breakfast and evening cocktails. Mr Tuu is the friendly host. Rates from around 1,000bt a night.
Trat Center Hotel
Set back from the main road 5 minutes from the markets, the newly built Trat Center Hotel is one of the more practical Trat Hotels. It offers good, clean comfortable a/c ensuite doubles, with TV, refrigerator and wifi. Breakfast and car parking are both available.
Trat Center Hotel makes a sound choice for an overnight stay on the way to or from the islands. Rates from around 900bt a night but good deals possible.
SA Hotel – Trat Hotels and Guesthouses
Centrally located just off the main street, SA Hotel offer large a/c ensuite rooms with twins, doubles and triples. Breakfast is available downstairs in the restaurant or plenty of choices at the markets literally just round the corner. Wifi in the common areas, car parking on site.
SA Hotel is one of the longest running Trat hotels, a no frills establishment which is more than adequate for a transit hotel. Prices from 500bt per night upwards.
JP Grande – Trat Hotels
New to Trat, JP Grande sits on the main Sukhumvit Road opposite the turning to the superstores (Makro, Lotus), the main highway to Cambodia.
The accommodation is in either standard or superior, doubles or twin rooms, laid out over four floors, Out the back, there is a swimming pool in the garden area. The hotel does have an in-house restaurant but you can walk to the market area in under 10 minutes.
Rooms start at 1,000bt.
About 2km out of town, the quirky Hotel Toscana, designed in a mock Italian style, offers twin, double and triple a/c ensuite rooms set around a swimming pool. In-room facilities include TV, refrigerator, balcony and wifi.
Breakfast is served but you will need to travel into town for other meals, a bit of a hike if on foot. As an alternative to the choices in of Trat hotels in downtown, Hotel Toscana is well worth a look, the chance for a dip in the pool an added bonus.
Room rates go from 800bt to 1,800bt.
Guesthouses – Trat Guesthouses
Near to the indoor market in the old quarter, you’ll find a few cheaper guesthouses along Soi Thana Charoen.
The best of the bunch for us is 101 Hotel with its clean and modern, ensuite rooms at 650bt per night. It doesn’t have a restaurant but you can help yourself to tea and coffee, use the small kitchen.
Mukda Guesthouse offers practical, motel style accommodation with options of twins, doubles and family rooms in a practical concreted area just back from the little street. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with hot showers, can be a/c or fan and provide a TV (local cable) and wifi.
The former owners of what is now Mukda, Pop Guesthouse, have themselves downsized and moved next door. Pop Guesthouse still offers a handful of the same motel style rooms as well as a dorm. They have a sister resort out of town by the river. Opposite, Tattoo GH has three cheap rooms next to the Muay Thai gym.
Rates in Pop start at 250bt for the basic fan, Mukda from 450bt upwards.
The esoteric Artist Place at the far end is a deservedly popular haunt, lots of cool design features to set it apart from the others. Basar too offers a couple of nicely styled rooms in its cleverly converted house.
The German owned Residang Guesthouse has been a feature here for many years, more practical and less quirky than the others but still representing good value. On the parallel street, Orchid Guesthouse too is another one to look out for, set in its own pretty garden. Prices at these guesthouses start as low as 200bt, with shared bathroom.
Rimklong Boutique Hotel, as recommended above, is also located in the same area.
Check and Chill – Laem Sok Pier
Laem Sok, some 30km outside of Trat, is the departure pier for Koh Kood. Unfortunately, the last daily boat in the high season is the speedboat at 15.00. In the low season, that last time is at 13.30.
If arriving into Bangkok on a later flight or coming from Cambodia, this may mean that you cannot make the connection for same day travel, so will need to overnight on the mainland.
If you choose not to stay in one of the Trat hotels, you do have an option by the pier itself, Check and Chill.
Check and Chill offers a/c twin and double rooms, ensuite with wifi, in a pretty garden setting with a large swimming pool, ideal to keep the kids occupied. Breakfast and dinner is available, the resort will book your boat tickets for you if needed. Rates from 1,200bt a night.
Baan Saluda – Laem Ngop Pier
Laem Ngop, some 20km outside of Trat, is the area of the departure piers for Koh Chang (Ao Thammachat and Centerpoint) and Koh Mak or Koh Wai (Laem Ngop Pier Krom Luang).
The last daily speedboat to Koh Mak is at 16.00, the last ferry to Koh Chang at 19.30, so you may need a room in this area if arriving late.
Owned by an American and Thai couple, Baan Saluda is just 5 minutes from Laem Ngop Pier offering a/c ensuite twin and double rooms in a large house by the water, with great views out towards Koh Chang.
Breakfast is available and there are a few other restaurants in walking distance nearby. The owner will book your boat tickets for you if needed and organise the transport to the pier in the morning. Rates from 1,200bt a night.
Lomtalay Resort – Laem Ngop. Trat Hotels
Located near to Ao Thammachat Pier for Koh Chang, Lomtalay Resort is a Thai style bungalow operation in a terrific spot overlooking the sea.
Fronting a well kept garden area, accommodation is in large bungalows joined by a wooden terrace, double or twin beds with ensuite bathrooms, all a/c. Breakfast is included, western or Thai, but you do need to specify which you prefer. Dinner also can be arranged for late arrivals.
The owner is happy to drop you at the piers the next morning either for Koh Chang or 10 minutes down the coast to Laem Ngop Pier for Koh Mak. Rates from 1,300bt a night.
Sleep Soundly by The Sea – Laem Ngop Area
In the Laem Ngop area, Sleep Soundly by the Sea is another popular choice for those arrive on late flights but do not want to stay in Bangkok. It’s also a good fallback if you miss the last ferry to Koh Chang or the final 16.00 boat to Koh Mak.
They offer 4 styles of room, accommodating 10 persons in the largest, 4 to 6 in the family rooms and couples in the standard. You can use the kitchen and BBQ facilities in the evening, but they do serve breakfast. Swimming pool, kayaks and bikes are all available too. Rates from 1,600bt a night.
Back to Features/Trat