I spent 8 days of my holiday in Korat, just before returning to BKK and I have to say that I had a great time there . It was the second time I went there, but I didn't remember too much from my previous stay. The first time was only a 2 or 3 days stay and a lot of brews have run down my throat since then . What I remebered was that I had stayed at the Chopaya Inn hotel. That's a nice place on Jomsurangyart Rd. with massage and karaoke etc., the problem was that their matraces are as hard as if they were made of concrete . I hadn't noticed it when I had checked in back then and was unpleasantly surprised when I went to sleep. So I knew that I wouldn't stay there and had a little odyssee until I finally found a place which was ok. I stayed the first night at the Chaiyaphruk Grand Hotel, don't let the name mislead you, it's a budget place. I had a room at the uppest level and it was ok until I returned in the evening, when an awful odor from the bathroom had creeped all over my room . The following night I stayed at a place called Honeymoon house or so, not far from the Chaiyaphruk Grand Hotel, just off Jomsurangyart Rd. Didn't like it either so moved again and then stayed at the Iyara Hotel Korat for the following 6 nights or so. It's a bit aged but rooms are large, sheets are spotless, no joiner fee, all usual amenities and all that for 500 B/n. Will post some infos on massage shops tomorrow.