44/10 Prawet Nakhon Rd, Sukhothai T: (055) 611 080, (081) 972 4345
A couple hundred metres past TR Guesthouse and down another sleepy lane, Hang Jeng occupies an old house and is one of Sukhothai's more unique and inviting budget options.
All 15 rooms come with air-con, although the laid-back staff offered to shut it off and take 200 baht off the price if you just want to use the ceiling fans. Each room is a little different, but all of them reminded us a little of a historic home that's been transferred into a history museum. Hardwood floors, woven bamboo walls (in some rooms at least), cute twin beds that are on the springy side but come covered in colonial looking quilts and roofed bed frames, and large shutter-style windows that open to the fresh air all come standard. One especially interesting room with a high ceiling features two entrances: one that opens onto a small loft overlooking the room from above and another down a flight of stairs from the main room that emerges onto a spacious veranda — that's right, it's a three-storey room. In fact, the large shared verandas with tables and chairs are connected to most rooms, and the third and fourth floor ones boast mountain and river views. The only odd thing is that while all rooms come with tiny but clean hot water shower rooms, sinks and toilets are shared, although there are more than enough of them scattered throughout different parts of the building. WiFi is free throughout, and there's a single shared computer for free internet use in the restaurant area, not far from the pro-size table tennis spread.
Last updated on 2nd September, 2012.