Vieng Tawan Guesthouse

Vieng Tawan Guesthouse

Affordable elegance

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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.

Travelfish says:

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.

Room interior at Vieng Tawan Guesthouse. : David Luekens.
Room interior at Vieng Tawan Guesthouse. Photo: David Luekens

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.

Contact details for Vieng Tawan Guesthouse

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

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room 690 baht 690 baht

Reviewed by

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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