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Udon Thani..Best hotel and airport car rental?

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2 hours ago, MINIMIGLIA said:

The Centara buffet breakfast is fantastic, never stayed in their rooms, as they are stupid expensive .

Actually the pool is pretty good too but the room I don't think is very flash unless you go with a suite and yeah then pretty expensive.  IMO no real stand out hotels in Udon just purely a matter of choice. I was living in hotels in Udon for 2 years before I committed to moving there. I think I've stayed in nearly all the ones in town. Much of a muchness.

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1 hour ago, Nice Boyd said:


I heard Kabinburi is Good Hotel, room is small, though, food good I heard


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Yes rooms are very small and some of the bathrooms are minute with smelly drains, breakfast not too bad, but again well overpriced.

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Siam Grand, it has a large pool and good sized rooms, break fast nothing special, but price is sensible.

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Wife and I have stayed at the Pannarai, and liked it. It was loud as some other posters have noted. Our favorite by far is the Pajaktra Design Hotel. Not in the center of things. Quiet. Excellent restaurant on the roof. 4 star anywhere in the world for less than B2000. The deluxe is worth it

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www.kavinburi.com/   Great hotel. English speaking staff. Roof top pool, bar & restaurant. Undercover parking. It's my pick in UT.

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19 hours ago, Flustered said:

Doesn't help the question but despite what Hertz/Sixt print, I have never used a credit card, I do not have one. They (Phuket and Ciang Mai) have always deducted a 10,000 baht (or near) deposit from my Visa debit and then paid it back on return.

 

However, I bow to current knowledge and local experience.

Thanks for all the replies... Regarding this deposit from you VISA Debit Card...how is it paid back on return? Credit memo on your card? Any delays? Thanks and God Bless. OO.

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Simply presented the same card and just as in any other shop refund, the money is transferred back.

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1 hour ago, Flustered said:

Simply presented the same card and just as in any other shop refund, the money is transferred back.

It didn't use to be that simple. Credit memos using credit cards took 90 days, sometimes longer. However, I've not tried that using a Debit VISA Card so your indication is welcome news. God Bless You and OO.

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Hire companies demand credit cards and not debit cards, because they can then charge you for damage on a credit card (amounts well over the 'deposit') without you having to agree. Many stories about people being charged heaps by car hire companies when their poorly maintained vehicle breaks while they drive (or if they have an accident). You can get credit cards with a limit and that is what I always did.  Likewise, someone mentioned LEK Car Rentals - they deal in cash and are good.

 

Someone also mentioned insurance, but let me assure you many car hire companies in Thailand dont maintain proper insurance policies - and their Ts&Cs allow them to charge your credit card either way.  Consumer Laws are very much non-existent in Thailand, so dont think you are ever covered by the car company's insurance policy.  

 

Open a limited credit card at another bank for car hire in places like BKK/Pattaya, and use companies like LEK in places like Udon Thani.

 

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I have used udon car rentals many times in udon and have used my debit Visa card to pay the rental and cash for the deposit, http://www.udoncarrent.com . The kelvin Buri hotel is ok for the price.


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