The V Hotel Vajira is a small new hotel located at the southern end of the popular beach side town of Songkhla. The V Hotel Vajira offers great value high quality rooms with a good level of service.
Good points about the V Hotel Vajira
The V Hotel Vajira is located close to Songkhla Bus Terminal (1.2 km walking distance) and Songkhla Old Town (900 metres walking distance). Nearby to the hotel on the same road there are restaurants, food stalls and convenience stores.
The V Hotel Vajira is also great value for money. The most expensive room, the deluxe double room with balcony, costs around 750 THB booked online. Similar quality hotels nearer to Samila Beach or in the Old Town. cost a lot more money. Songkhla is not a large town and local transport is fairly cheap so staying at a good hotel slightly away from the main tourist areas is a good money saving option without compromising on the quality of the hotel you are staying at.
The V Hotel Vajira is a brand new hotel opened in 2018 so everything is in a good state of repair and cleanliness. The service at the hotel is also good. The reception staff speak English and Thai and they are helpful, polite and friendly.
Rooms at the V Hotel Vajira
The rooms at the V Hotel Vajira have a floor size of between 18 and 21 sqm, which is perfectly adequate for a double room for two people. The room decor is very modern and good quality. The beds are queen sized, soft, with duvets and very comfortable.
One thing I really appreciated at the V Hotel Vajira is the electric sockets and light switches on either side of the bed. A lot of older hotels in Thailand have too few electric sockets which are located a long way from the bed, which is inconvenient if you want to charge a phone or computer whilst using it in bed. No such problem at the V Hotel Vajira. The electric sockets are right by the bed.
The V Hotel Vajira has also managed to avoid another design flaw you commonly find in older hotels in Thailand where the shower floods the bathroom floor when you use it. The shower at the V Hotel Vajira is in a separate cubicle to the toilet and sink. The hotel provided plenty of towels. My only criticism of the bathroom was that the flow of hot water from the shower was not particularly strong. You can have a shower in moderately hot water, but it could have been a lot better.
Facilities at the V Hotel Vajira
Downstairs in the V Hotel Vajira there is large lobby area by the reception, a couple of outdoor tables, and a small restaurant. These common spaces are currently poorly utilised. I didn’t see anyone else other than the staff in the restaurant so I didn’t go in. The restaurant may serve great food at good prices but none of the guests would ever know because the hotel has not put up any marketing or menus or perhaps signs about special offers in the rooms, on the window of the restaurants, or in the lobby.
All 16 rooms at the V Hotel Vajira have the in room facilities you would expect from a 3 star hotel: TV, kettle and fridge with free water. There are a few foreign language language channels on the TV. I found 2 English language news channels and an American channel showing crime series. No film channels, which was slightly poor but understandable considering the part of Thailand the hotel is located in. The majority of visitors to Songkhla are either Thai or Malaysian, with a growing number of Chinese visitors, so the hotels in Songkhla tend not to be focused on catering to non-Asian visitors.
If you smoke then definitely consider booking one of the rooms with a balcony at V Hotel Vajira. The V Hotel Vajira is all non-smoking and if you don’t have a balcony then you need to walk down the stairs, along the corridor and out through the reception before you can have a cigarette.