Accomodation: Neca Reiche
Location: 736/2 Poonnakan Rd, ตำบลคอหงส์ Amphoe Hat Yai, Chang Wat Songkhla Thailand 90110
The Room (Standard II, L705):
At first glance this hotel room is the most modern we have ever seen. The concept is just state of the art. The way they made use of the space is so ingenious. The wall that separates the entrance and the bathroom hides the ref together with the closet and a tiny safety box. The closet can be accessed both from the outside and from the bathroom. A sliding door with a full body mirror camouflages this part. Next to it is the sliding door for the bathroom which is a translucent glass. You got to be very careful though as one can easily get their hands pinched by the alternating sliding doors.
The room smells like heaven. They have these perfumed, dried flowers that make the room smell so fresh. It’s the first thing that greets you the moment you open your room.
The room size will not blow you away but it is big enough to be comfortable. A queen size bed is nestled in the middle and a sofa bed tucked in the end of the room. There’s enough walking space in-between furniture but that’s it. You’d be risking stubbing your toe if you are not careful though.
The place is definitely clean, although we are not fond of black tiles for the floor (bathroom) as they never look/feel clean, they are very particular with cleanliness. The nooks and crannies even under the bed was vacuumed.
The room is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It’s a well thought of design and arrangement. Even the small details like paintings/photo on the wall, the hanging lampshade on each sides of the bed, even the TV rack is pleasing.
The only flaw we saw, which basically ruined it all for us was the bathroom. I guess being aesthetic does not always equate to functionality. We were not able to fully enjoy the bathtub or even just our bath for fear of flooding. If one is not careful, water could easily and we mean easily flood the room. The bathtub is located next to the bathroom door and the bathroom-floor and the room-floor are level. Well, we have seen modern bathrooms like these but I guess the basics of slightly angling the floor towards the drain should still be observed. Instead the water flows outside of the bathroom. It really freaked us out when we saw water going out of the bathroom while using the bath. We literally had to towel the floor down and squeeze the towel in the sink.
Ant problems also put us off. I woke up with ant bites and they were all over the floor the next morning. As a plush hotel in downtown Hatyai this should not have not been an issue but it is.
Now this is just based on the room we stayed in.
This video was taken at Neca Reiche Hotel.
At this modern age of gadgetry we have made electric sockets our best friend. And having plenty of them in a hotel room is a necessity. We always bring a ton of gadgets with us and re-charge all of them in the evening and we were not disappointed. Sockets were aplenty
Another downside of this hotel is their WIFI connectivity or the lack of it. We were not able to connect at all during our stay. We called the front desk for assistance thinking we may have made a mistake in connecting and someone did come to our AID to help us connect but still no connection at all. For us it was fine since we do have internet in our mobile devices because we live here in Thailand but if you are a tourist on a tourist SIM card you might really really want a hotel wifi connection and this will be outrageous and disappointmenting.
They have got the usual complimentary bottled water, towels, toiletries, shower caps, flat-screen TV, fridge, electric kettle, and hairdryer.
They have a pool located on the 6th floor of the building. The pool is tiny. You’d have to literally wait for your turn to get into it. They do not have a kiddie pool so kids shorter than 4 feet will need a flotation device. The tiles are dark blue almost black so we could not be sure if the water was clean. We did not take a dip.
The food was the saving grace of this hotel. They were generous of the food. They served ham and eggs, fried rice, fruits and vegetables, complementary drinks, salad dressings, soup, porridge, bread, and a lot of condiments. They replenished the food the moment they see it’s running low. We have seen stingy hotel restaurants who would not refill the serving plates right away to discourage clients from having seconds.
The hotel staffs were friendly and courteous. They could speak decent English so communication is not a problem at all.
Neca Reiche hotel is a good place to stay if you plan to go around Hatyai City. It is famous among Malaysians, Singaporeans, Expats, and local tourists.
At 49.90 USD/per night for a family of four in a Standard II room, I think it is a good deal. Overall, in terms of aesthetic, cleanliness, and location, this hotel is great. And the whole experience which could have been even greater if not because of the bathroom and WIFI connection. If Neca Reiche addresses these, then I would say it is the total package but until then, I would not return.
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36 thoughts on “Neca Reiche: Hotel Review”
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Thailand is on our bucket list! Thank you for all these recommendations!
Wow loving this place actually Thailand is my bucket list in 2019 awesome photos
This makes me want to go back to Thailand!! What a beautiful country and this hotel looks like a great place to stay!
It is, especially that it’s in downtown area.
Looks like an amazing place to stay! One day if make it over to Thailand, I will have to check it out
Looks like a very neat and clean Hotel. I will surely look into this hotel while visiting Thailand next time.
Sounds like an amazing place to stay when visiting Thailand. I hope I get the change to visit someday.
Thailand is one of my favorite places I’ve lived! I love reading your travel reviews and you do a wonderful job addressing all the different components of a hotel stay!!
Thanks for the nice words Katie. Thailand is a nice country indeed.
This place looks amazing and super affordable. Thanks for the recommendation and I hope they can fix the wifi situation quickly
The have IT team on standby, I think they have fixed it already. And the people down there are so down to earth.
This looks like such a beautiful hotel! I love all of the amenities and the price seems like it is amazing! The Wifi probably wouldn’t be a total turn off for me, but I can see it being a bit frustrating.
The cons really are not deal breaker. The place is great overall.
Wow, this hotel looks pretty good and to be at a price of less than $50/night sounds like a good deal indeed. Too bad that the wifi didn’t work, as it would be a turn off for many people I suppose.
Wonderful review. The photos are all stunning. Thailand is a beautiful country visited by many travelers worldwide. Hotels such as this one complete the experience of tourists and guests.
50 dollars a room is a steal!!
That’s right! plus food was great^_^
The deal breaker for me would have been the ants, I understand they are small but some spray would help. That sucks you woke up to bites! Thank goodness for the food being memorable!
There are certainly pros and cons.
I will definitely keep this in mind! This sounds like it would have everything I would need for my visit.
Thanks for sharing your experience and your living area while you were in Thailand.
Sure. Our pleasure
Wow I’d love to stay here! Hopefully I get the chance someday!
Let me know
The bathroom issue would definitely make me uneasy, as one of my favorite things to do when I travel is to soak in a bath (since I can’t do that in my own home). Also, I need need NEED wifi connectivity! Though, despite that, this hotel looks incredible & if I ever find myself in the area, I’d love to check it out!
That’s be great. Let me know if you happen to be in the area.
Sounds like a great place to stay when traveling to Thailand. Thanks for sharing.
It sounds like it was a good hotel. If I’m in the area, I may need to look. I always prefer cleanliness above everything.
The same here, clean hotel room is always a must.
Falling in love with Thailand also thanks to your story is this beautiful hotel that seems the ideal choice for a family like the