Quality rooms near the bus station
Easily overlooked despite its location within a three-minute stroll down a leafy path from the bus station, Phuaroon Resort is a small Thai-style place with rooms that punch above their price tags.
The cheapest rooms come in a Thai-style dark-wood building with several screened windows, TVs, fridges, tables, wall-mounted fans in addition to air-con and firm beds with soft linens. The hot-water bathrooms are small, with sinks and mirrors placed out near the beds.
These are great options if you want air-con and like the hardwood looks of Lotus Village but can only spend around 500 baht. An extra 100 baht brings you up to a modern concrete-and-tile room in either a freestanding yellow bungalow or an attached building with furnished terraces. These come with more space, woven basket furniture, wide glass windows and spacious bathrooms with no shortage of colourful decor. All rooms looked well kept and WiFi is free.
Located along a tree-lined lane that connects the bus station to the charming lane that skirts the river’s western bank, Phuaroon is a 10-minute walk south to the bridge. It’s a bit out of the way unless coming from the bus station and bicycle/motorbike rental is not available, but you could rent one elsewhere to make your stay here more convenient. There’s also a car park. The owner is an older woman who makes up for her minimal English skills with a welcoming attitude. Phuaroon is best suited to self-sufficient travellers who don’t require an on-site restaurant, spa and tour desk.
Address: 181/5 Khuhasuwan Rd, New Sukhothai
T: (055) 620 911; (081) 755 7031;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º48'58.03" E, 17º0'52.1" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||500 baht||500 baht|
|Superior double room||600 baht||600 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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