Asia Hotel: An old but fairly well maintained hotel with decent fan and private
baths. Rooms on the upper floors tend to be brighter and more comfortable. 39
Ruangrat Rd., tel. (077) 811813, $10-20 fan, $30-40 a/c.
Rattanasin Hotel: Spacious rooms, clean baths, and friendly management make this
the best budget choice in Ranong. Ask for a room away from the street to avoid
the noise. 226 Ruangrat Rd., tel. (077) 811242, $10-20.
Spa Inn: A popular alternative to the expensive Jansom Thara, and one of the
best values in town, is the recently refurbished hotel just across from the
Jansom Thara. All rooms are a/c and well furnished. Phetkasem Rd., tel. (077)
Jansom Thara Hotel: Ranong's leading hotel offers thermal pools to both
residents and visitors, swimming pool, health club, two restaurants, and
boat excursions to the Surin Islands Jan.-April. 2/10 Phetkasem Hwy., tel. (077)
811511, fax 821821, Bangkok reservations tel. (02) 448-6098, $50-70.