Prime budget digs
TR has become new Sukhothai's top choice for budget travellers, and rightfully so.
Set in a solid location down a quiet riverside soi but near the town centre and songthaew pick-up point to the historical park, TR offers some of the best value in Sukhothai's highly competitive guesthouse market. In the main building up front, you can settle into a spacious and clean double or single room with firm but adequate beds, hot water showers and your choice of tall, powerful fan or air-con for slightly more money. With sky-blue tile floors and white walls, the rooms have a minimalist vibe, but a framed photo or painting of some or other quintessential Thailand scene lends a hint of character. Out back, the spotless and stylish dark wood bungalows with comfortable queen size beds, mosquito nets, simple but clean hot water bathrooms, large front porches, smooth hard wood everything and traditional Thai axe pillows for lounging make for an outstanding romantic getaway atmosphere and are a steal at 400 baht. The one we checked out was a little on the hot side, but bungalows are outfitted with the same powerful fans as the main building and they have ample windows. Quality motorbikes are available to rent, WiFi is free in the main building (although the signal doesn't quite reach the bungalows), there's a nifty little terrace out front with good food, great coffee and cheap beer, and the family in charge have developed an outstanding reputation for taking good care of their guests. This place is often full — it seemed like there was a new gang of backpackers seeking rooms every time we looked — so it's best to make a reservation.
Sgl fan private b'room Low 250 ; High 250
Dbl fan private b'room Low: 300 ; High: 300 ; Notes:
Sgl A/C private b'room Low: 400 ; High: 400 ; Notes:
Dbl A/C private b'room Low 450 ; High 450
Sgl bungalow fan private b'room Low: 400 ; High: 400 ; Notes:
Dbl bungalow fan private b'room Low 450 ; High 450
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.