Saturday, 17 March 2012

The Thavorn Hotel in Phuket Town – not just a hotel

Thavorn Hotel was the first hotel in Phuket AND with the first elevator – they have a new elevator now and the hotel is popular with local people during Songkran and the Vegetarian Festival.

I visited the Thavorn Hotel because I had just had a cup of coffee at the Gallery Café along the road from here. Walking into the hotel is like normal but then there are hotel items scattered around the lobby – a safe, a luggage rack and old photographs…

Paying 30 baht to the receptionist and they will open the ‘museum’ for you to peruse through.  The museum is a small room opposite the reception and is full of items which have a story to them:
the tiger feet fossil
the ceramic pillow....

the cinema projector
a lotus bowl 

The list is endless – worth a visit.