By The Nation
Surrounded by shady trees and colourful flowers, Somewhere, which has been in business since the middle of last year, offers 5-star luxury for a 3-star price. Located in a two-storey building, that is equipped with a modern key card system, it has 20 air-conditioned rooms in three categories: Deluxe Room, Studio Suite and One Bedroom Suite. All rooms occupy 38 square metres but have different layouts and are painted in a nautical theme of white and blue. They come with a walk-in shower and free Wi-Fi.
I stayed overnight in a comfortable Deluxe room, which has a sitting area with a two-seat sofa in turquoise and an LED television connected to satellite channels and a DVD player. The spacious balcony overlooks the sea and is a great place to prepare for the day with a piping hot cup of coffee.
Breakfast is served buffet style at the adjacent Verandah restaurant, which offers an all-day dining menu of both Thai and Western dishes.
Prices start from Bt2,400, including complimentary round-trip Skylan transfer from the pier.
Somewhere Hotel is at 194, 194/1 Tha Thewawong, Koh Sichang, Chon Buri. Book a room at (038) 109 400 or visit www.SomewhereHotel.com.