Located alongside the main highway of Thailand – Highway 4 as you drive from Phattalung into Trang, you will come across a huge cruise ship shaped building that houses the leading hotel in Trang called Rua Rasada Hotel. Known as the largest hotel in town and also the leading MICE hotel in the region, Rua Rasada Hotel offers 217 luxurious rooms, ideals for both the business and leisure travelers.
Recently on our way from Penang to Koh Lanta, we did a stop-over at this lovely hotel that many rave about and indeed it was a hotel with great hospitality in Trang. We left Penang late that afternoon and got into Trang late at around 9pm and check in was fast and easy. We were also hungry and decided why not check out the lovely Pier 88 Restaurant and Bar that attached to the hotel which serves great fusion Thai food, accompanied by live band performance.
We ordered their authentic southern bento set which comes with rice and 6 of their most popular dishes, namely the gengsom pla krapong (southern yellow sour fish curry), stir-fry shrimp with stinky beans, phak miang (stir-fry vegetable), omelette, chili shrimp paste with fresh vegetables, tempura shrimp and vegetables, and it was indeed superb.
After dinner, we retired to our 26 sqm Superior Room which carries a nice modern contemporary design. The night sleep was good, bed and pillow was comfortable.
The next morning we had buffet breakfast at Pakarang Restaurant. The food was delicious and you do find some southern dishes that you don’t normally find in other breakfast buffet line. However, it was an extremely low occupancy that day and the breakfast buffet items were a little limited but you still find the a good mix of Thai and Western items.
Rua Rasada Hotel Trang has 8 different room categories, so we decided to have a little tour of the various types of room so that we are able to share with you more.
The first room we went was the 43 sqm Corner Deluxe Room which also comes with a nice balcony overlooking the greens of Trang. The room is spacious and comes in a calm soft pastel-grey tone and the bathroom comes with a nice soaking tub.
The second room type that we visit is the 50 sqm mountain-view Executive Suite which comes with a living and working hall and the bedroom and it also comes with a lovely soaking tub alongside with a standing shower.
The final room type we visited was the 125 sqm Royal Suite. Rua Rasada Hotel Trang has two top of the line suites – the Royal Suite and the President Suite both are in similar size and layout except the Royal Suite is finished in dark wood while the President Suite is in light wood finish.
The suite are huge ~ comes with a formal dining hall that seats 8, a comfortable living hall with a large LED TV, a vanity room and a spacious bedroom.
The over-sized bathroom comes with dual sink, a standing shower stall and a Jacuzzi tub.
There is a fitness center as well as a lovely free-form swimming pool.
Rua Rasada Hotel Trang is definitely the hotel to be at if you are visiting Trang. The hotel caters to all as it has complete MICE facilities as well as it is near to to the attractions and shopping destinations in Trang.