The Silayok Grand Hotel is probably the best hotel in Tak, which has a comparatively poorly developed range of hotels because the town itself gets very few visitors. If you are planning to stay somewhere for a night or two in Tak then the Silayok Grand Hotel is the best place to stay.
Good points about the Silayok Grand Hotel
The Silayok Grand Hotel is a large professionally run hotel. The hotel is focused towards catering for a largely Thai clientele of people stopping off overnight on the long drive from Bangkok to the North of Thailand or the border with Myanmar at Mae Sot. The check in service is efficient, the rooms are clean, and there is lots of parking available in front of the hotel.
The Silayok Grand Hotel is great value for money. Despite being the ‘best’ hotel in town the standard rooms cost only 500 to 600 THB a night booked online. The hotel runs regular promotions, particularly at the weekends, and makes its money from attracting large numbers of guests rather than by charging a lot to stay there.
The Silayok Grand Hotel also has a good location near the river and the centre of Tak town. The popular Ban Chin Alley is 850 metres walking distance from the hotel and the riverfront Taksin Central Market is 1.4 km away. The road off which the hotel is located is a busy shopping street.
Rooms at the Silayok Grand Hotel
The rooms at Silayok Grand Hotel are large. The standard room size is 25 sqm which is about the same size as an average 4 star hotel in Bangkok. The room at the Silayok Grand Hotel are also individually styled. The back wall of each room has a different colour scheme and design painted on top. We stayed in a cactus themed room.
The beds at the Silayok Grand Hotel are large and comfortable. Two features we particularly liked where the double plug sockets on each side of the bed and the light switches for the bed lamps which were also located by the side of the beds.
The bathrooms at the Silayok Grand Hotel were superb. We liked the well thought out use of a compact space. The showers were separated from the rest of the bathroom by a tiled dividing wall which means the whole bathroom floor doesn’t get wet when you take a shower. The sink was set within a large tiled counter top with a mirror above. For this price range the bathrooms at the Silayok Grand Hotel are amongst the best of any of the hundreds of hotels we have been to in South East Asia.
Facilities at the Silayok Grand Hotel
The room facilities at the Silayok Grand Hotel include a wardrobe, medium sized fridge, large desk and flay screen TV. Sadly there were no English language channels on the TV and the WiFi signal was weak. The hotel has installed too few WiFi routers and unless your room is near to the few routers that there are then like us you will need to use your phone to access the internet.
The Silayok Grand Hotel provides all guests with a free basic breakfast in the reception area. The breakfast consists of tea, coffee, juices, toast and biscuits. It’s free and sufficient for the majority of their customers who will be travelling on some where else after they check out and probably don’t want a heavy breakfast anyway. For a more substantial meal then there is an independently run coffee shop and restaurant off the hotel car park. The restaurant is a biker themed bar style establishment which is very popular at lunch time with staff from the nearby hospital. This bar is also probably the most ‘foreigner’ friendly establishment in Tak with some great international dishes and some very good Thai food, as well as a wide range of soft and alcoholic drinks.