The Top Mansion is a great place to stay and one of the few budget hotels in Udon Thani which regularly gets all 60 rooms fully booked out, particularly at the weekends. This is where I choose to stay in Udon Thani if there is a room free and I am travelling on my own. The Charoen Hotel is better, but it’s not worth spending twice what a room at the Top Mansion costs to stay there unless you are with your partner or your family.
Good points about Top Mansion
The first good point about the Top Mansion is that it’s great value for money. When I stayed in February 2019 an air-conditioned en-suite room with a small balcony cost me 550 THB booked online. That is the probably the cheapest room of this type in the centre of Udon Thani. You can get cheaper but away from the centre of the city or a much less good room.
The second great thing about the Top Mansion is its location. The Top Mansion is on the lively Samphan Thamit Alley which has the highest concentration of restaurants and bars anyway in the city, particularly places that serve Western food. The Top Mansion is also close to the local transport links; it’s a 650 metre walk to Udon Thani Railway Station and a 600 metre walk to Udon Thani Bus Terminal 1.
The third thing I like about the Top Mansion are the rooms, which are comfortable and have pretty much everything you need in them.
Rooms at the Top Mansion
The rooms at the Top Mansion are plainly decorated with tiled floors and are fairly large with a total floor space of 22 sqm. The beds are comfortable and the air-conditioning is adequate to cool the room.
All the rooms at the Top Mansion have a fridge, a balcony and a TV with English language film channels. The balconies are small and primarily intended for smokers (smoking in the room is not allowed) and the TV in the room I stayed in was an old model but it worked just fine.
The furniture in the room, other than the bed, is fairly low quality but I doubt whether most people who stay at this hotel would ever use the desk or the wardrobe anyway. I didn’t bother.
The bathrooms at the Top Mansion are small. However, the shower had hot water and the toilet flushed so I was satisfied. The bathrooms, nonetheless, are the clear weak points of this hotel and whoever designed the rooms made an error in not allocating more of the available floor space to making the bathrooms bigger.
Facilities at the Top Mansion
The Top Mansion doesn’t really have any facilities. There is no restaurant, gym or elevator. The hotel does, however, have a car park which is free of charge for guests and drinks and snacks on sale at a reasonable price in the reception.
The lack of facilities at the Top Mansion is not really an issue because there are so many bars and restaurants nearby. The absence of a lift, however, may cause an issue if guests have problems walking up and down stairs. If you don’t want to walk up and down too many stairs we suggest that when you book you request a room on the 1st floor to reduce the problem.