My Pride, My Thai part 19 The two forgotten hotels


During my last year’s summer tavels to Thailand, I created a total of 50+ stories for my bLOG. At the moment now, I’m not entirely convinced that I’ll be sharing all of these stories in the days ahead, but you will get to read a lot of them. We therefore still have a way to go before reaching the end.

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 1: The Preparation (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 2: The flight (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 3: The arrival (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 4: The first morning (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 5: Big C (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 6: Bangkok (opens in a new tab).  

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 7: 200 THB to heaven (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 8: Bangkok - Ubon Ratchathani (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 9: Being a celebrity in Thailand (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 10: From Sisakhet to Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 11: Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new  tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 11-B: Coffee Love at Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 12: The long drive to see the King (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 13: Hua Hin Inbox (opens in a new window).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 14: Returning to Kanchanaburi (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 15: The luxurious resort (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 16: LiT Bangkok Hotel (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 17: Nearing the end (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 18: Departure for Norway (opens in a new tab). 

When going over my notes, I realized that I had forgotten about two of the hotels I spent time in during the summer so far: the Excella Hotel in Ubon Ratchathani and M.T. Place (almost sounds like “empty place”, right?) in Sakon Nakhon. Here is the short and honest impression of both of them, in case you ever plan to visit these cities. 


The Excella Hotel at Ubon Ratchathani


I remember many, many years back when having to spend the night in Ubon, it was hard finding clean accommodations.  Back then, I stayed in a very simple and realtively old motel, perfectly sufficient for me that time, but perhaps not up to any international standard. This time, there are a lot more options than before, and while you off course still can spend a boatload of money on a stunning, modern resort, there are also smaller and perfectly great places offering friendly service, clean rooms with air condition and a kitchenette, and a comfortable bed. The rooms may not be considered big at the Excella Hotel, but are perfectly allright for what they are designed for. 


This hotel wins a special place in my heart as well because of the very friendly and efficient staff attending to the property. It’s appears to be a local hotel and at breakfast, I could see a lot of people of many kinds, mostly locals, possibly also on business trips in the area. 

The hotel building is a fascinating piece of structure, very modern design and with three floors. There is also a shaded parking lot at the back of the hotel. 


The Excella Hotel might be a bit hard to find at first, especially if arriving after sunset during a heavy rain- and thunderstorm like I did. It’s a little bit out of the way, located deep inside a side street from the main road (a socalled “soi”), but if you arrive at Ubon with your own car, it really doesn’t present any problem at all. 

The hotel can easily be booked through hotel reservation sites such as for example hotels.com Room rates are very reasonable for what you get. 





A generous, local style breakfast buffet is served in the lobby. 



MT Place at Sakon Nakhon


If you ever find yourself ending up in another north eastern town, like Sakon Nakhon, and are looking for a great, clean hotel, then you should try out M.T. PLACE. This is very much also a local Thai-style hotel, meaning the beds are comfortably hard. The air conditioned rooms are very clean, modern and equipped with exactly no fuss, but what you need for a night of rest. 


Like the hotel in Ubon Ratchathani, this hotel also wins a special place in my heart because of the friendly staff. One of the hassels of traveling is where to have your laundry done for a reasonable price. In Thailand, with a bit of street wit, you can find laundries in any town. But, with my limited time, I asked the hotel staff if they had laundry facilities on site. They did have a self-service laundry, but instead of having to waste my time doing laundry during my short time, the hotel’s maid offered to have it done for me. That is exactly what makes this a great place for me, they are very professional, hospitable and service-minded. They made my stay here truly comfortable and for sure, I will return again one more time this summer. 


M.T. Place can be easily booked through hotel reservation sites such as Agoda.com and room rates are very reasonable for what you actually get. 






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