Modern rooms and a pool
Opened in 2014, Foresto Guesthome is one of the best of the many flashpacker-range properties to have hit Sukhothai in recent years.
Stretching back for quite a distance on either side of a walkway lined with flowers and fountains, the modern-style rooms feature polished concrete floors, wall-to-ceiling windows and huge redbrick awnings. All rooms are spacious, well kept and equipped with air-con, free WiFi, LCD TVs, fridges, desks, swirling Thai art and dark-wood trim -- not as interesting as Lotus Village’s traditional Thai style rooms, in our opinion, but very comfortable.
You’ll probably want to keep the heavy curtains drawn over those giant windows to keep from being on display, as most of the windows face the central footpath. The best rooms open onto a small but inviting swimming pool with tables and loungers at the back of the property and come with vaulted ceilings, daybeds and faux laterite walls in the bathrooms. A two-bedroom family apartment with wraparound sofa is also great for the price.
A large common/dining area has chunky wood tables at the front of the property. The owner is friendly but this is a small place, so don’t be surprised if there’s not always someone at reception. The location puts you within steps of several traveller-oriented cafes and bars. The nearby Pai Resort is a fine alternative if you want a swimming pool but have less cash to spend, while Baan Georges offers more of a residential feel and a pool.
Address: 16/1 Pravet Nakhon Rd, New Sukhothai
T: (083) 213 4112;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º48'59.93" E, 17º0'29.57" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
Plus 200 baht for twin or a pool view
|1,200 baht||1,200 baht|
|Superior double room||1,600 baht||1,600 baht|
|Family room||1,800 baht||1,800 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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