The City Inn Udonthani is an excellent budget hotel in a very convenient location in Udon Thani City. This is the type of value for money provincial hotel you wish you could find in every town across Thailand. We recommend this hotel as the place to go for a short stop over in Udon Thani.
Good points about City Inn Udonthani
The City Inn Udonthani is strategically located in between Udon Thani Railway Station, a 400 metre walk away, and Udon Thani 1 Bus Station, a 300 metre walk from the hotel. The City Inn Udonthani is also a short walk away from Udon Thani Night Market, the popular area around Nutty Park which has plenty of bars and restaurants, and Central Plaza shopping mall. For foreign visitors to the city there is no more convenient a location to stay in than the City Inn Udonthani.
The second great selling point of the City Inn Udonthani is that it’s great value for money. I paid 600 THB for a night booked in advance online. You can find cheaper rooms in the area but they tend to be very poor quality. More expensive options in Udon Thani, such as the fantastic Charoen Hotel, will cost you double the price and are not really worth the money if you only staying a short time before catching a bus or train for your onward journey.
The third thing I really liked about the City Inn Udonthani was the level of service. The hotel is run by the owner, a Thai lady with very good English language skills. The hotel is kept very clean and everything is in good working order. This is a non-smoking hotel and that policy is strictly enforced.
Rooms at the City Inn Udonthani
The rooms at the City Inn Udonthani are basic, as you would expect for 600 THB a night. They are though clean, comfortable and have the full range of amenities.
All the rooms at the City Inn Udonthani come with A/C, satellite TV and a fridge in the room. The free WiFi was good as well.
Rooms at the City Inn Udonthani all have windows which you open. Some rooms have better views than others and that depends upon which side of the hotel your room is located in.
The bathrooms at the City Inn Udonthani are adequate. The water in the shower was reasonably hot and free soap is provided.
Facilities at the City Inn Udonthani
There are no real facilities at the City Inn Udonthani other than lockers on each of the two floors of rooms. You need to bring your own padlock to use the lockers, which is a good idea as there are no in-room safety boxes at this hotel.
The City Inn Udonthani is very close to a large market and lots and lots of good restaurants and bars, as well as some convenience stores. The lack of facilities in the hotel is therefore not a problem. For great Western food go to the top end of the side road where the hotel is located and cross over the road to the Corner Restaurant. This restaurant does a great full English breakfast for 145 THB and a good Western evening meal for between 180 and 220 THB depending upon what you order.