Multiple dining options, a pool, fitness center, and a spa make Sima Thani (2112/2 Mittraphap Rd., west of town; www.simathani.com; tel. 04421-3100;) a bargain for 1,200B a night. As well, rooms have above-standard amenities. A slightly less dated choice is The Imperial Hotel & Convention Centre (1137 Suranarai Rd.; www.imperialkorat.com; tel. 04425-6629) with similar rates and amenities and the option to upgrade to a spacious suite. Kantary Hotel Korat  (899/1, 899/2 Mittraphap Rd., along the main road; tel. 04435-3011; www.kantarycollection.com) has stylish, clean and up-to-date rooms from 2,000B with an on-site a workout facility, pool, and an Italian restaurant.
    When it comes to dining, you can’t do better than to head for the reliable Cabbages & Condoms (86/1 Seub Siri Rd.; tel. 04425-3760), a branch of the Population & Community Development Association-run chain just west of the train station. Profits from the restaurant go to promoting health education and safe sex. With a shady terrace, an extensive menu of such Thai classics as tom kha kai (chicken in coconut soup), and a decent wine list, it’s an ideal spot to while away a lazy evening. Western dishes with a European influence (the chef hails from Switzerland, which explains the fondue on the menu) are found at Chez Andy (5–7 Manat Rd.; tel. 04428-9556) in the southwest corner of the Old City.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.