Set at the far end of Old Sukhothai’s quiet accommodation neighbourhood off Napho-Khirimas Road, Vieng Tawan serves up good-value rooms in a two-floor building with faux-heritage touches.
The newish purpose-built building sports dark-brown walls, gingerbread eaves, chandeliers, basket furniture and black-and-white photos of Sukhothai’s monuments in open-side common areas found on both floors. Designers pulled off a delicate balance: the decor calls to mind wealthy colonial-era houses while clean lines and modern materials remind you that this is a sturdy contemporary building.
All rooms sleep two and go for the same price -- a few have windows facing the inner hallways but most face the surrounding lawns. Dark-wood floors and trim join soft lighting and a mix of traditional and modern Thai art along with soft beds and towels folded like swans. All rooms are equipped with LCD TVs, desks, fridges, WiFi and large hot-water bathrooms. While not huge, they represent excellent flashpacker value in a neighbourhood where most resorts start at around 1,000 baht a night.
Several tables, sofas and a garden are included in the abundant common spaces. The English-speaking receptionist who greeted us was helpful and efficient, and all guests receive loads of info to help them make the most of Sukhothai.
Address: 89/29 Moo 3 (off Napho-Khirimas Rd), Old Sukhothai
T: (088) 677 2999;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º42'59.65" E, 17º0'45.42" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||690 baht||690 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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