I’m headed back tomorrow to the Wiang Walee Hotel, the same one I landed in when I first arrived in Rayong.
It’s cheaper , basically. Rent savings will be 1500 baht / month, and electricity savings about 500 baht / month. I found out recently that the wholesale electricity rate is 3 baht / unit charged by the Government. Apartment owners typically gouge tenants at the rate of 7 baht / unit. Which is a 2000 baht / month difference, in my case.
The Wiang Walee isn’t glamorous, but it is close to the school, comfortable, and liveable. It has shelf space. I’ll have to splash out a little ( a small table maybe, etc ), but should be able to make some decent savings.