We needed somewhere to rest before going to Koh Chang and this little guesthouse gave us everything we needed. A nice, cold room, warm shower, great nights sleep and a decent breakfast. Plus the owner also fixed the ferry ticket and the pick up for us. Overall, I would recommend it for a short stay (the room was a bit small and basic to stay there longer).
The Residence House is a delightful guesthouse located along a quite road just 5 minutes walk from Trat town centre. Rooms are quite spacious and the beds are ginormous. On the ceiling is a giant fan which is quite rare to see in hotels (I think). Special thanks to the lady owner of the guesthouse who was incredibly friendly and helpful and really made the stay fulfilling.
We needed a place for rest before heading to Koh Chang and this guest house is definitely budget friendly. You get what you pay! Friendly and a little bit strict host but understandable. Breakfast was cheap and delicious!
Family room was clean and mattresses indeed comfortable. Pillow instead not. Nice owners. Own balcony was cozy. Neighbourhood ok and we had a little walk in the evening. Trat city museum and riverside restaurants near. Breakfast choices average.
We were promised "friendly owners and good mattresses" in our guide book, and this made a bell ring! We've met quite a lot of friendly people during our travel through Thailand, and we looked forward to meet some more. But good mattresses - nowhere to be found, all were hard as a brick. So we especially enjoyed the fact, that the mattress indeed was very good and comfortable! The room itself was spacious, and with big windows, and a nicely renovated, new bathroom attached. There was lots of place to hang or pack your stuff, which I very much appreciated. Only critic (but me being an interior designer, I have a bit of a too strict eye) was the fact that the furniture in the room seemed to be a bit "randomly put together". The hotel is located in the pretty part of Trat, where there's much quieter, the houses are smaller, the little restaurants nicer, and the river is close by. And the owners, a Thai-German-couple, were welcoming and friendly people. They booked boat tickets to Koh Mak for us, we had a very nice chat with them and they served us a tasty breakfast with some very good, home-made yoghurt (in Thailand! Yummy!). As conclusion I can recommend staying in Residang Hotel.…