Legendha Resort is one of the best of several Thai-style midrange resorts to have arrived in Old Sukhothai since the mid 2000s.
Done up in a traditional Thai theme with graceful dark-wood villas and larger buildings designed to mimic 19th-century Thai palaces, the grounds boast lush flower gardens, pavilions, fountains and ponds forded by sloping wooden footbridges. The cheapest rooms come with glossy hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, paintings of old-time Thai scenes, daybeds placed next to windows and no shortage of olive and crimson silk cushions.
While these “superior” rooms are very comfortable, we’d splash out an extra couple of hundred baht for a deluxe with a lot more space and floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s also a large two-bedroom villa that looks to be a great option for families. Facilities include a large saltwater swimming pool with lots of cushioned loungers, Jacuzzi, Thai massage, tour desk and Thai/international restaurant. Breakfast is free and all rooms have air-con, TV, fridge, WiFi and other expected comforts.
Legendha is located around a kilometre east of the historical park’s main gates and within easy walking distance of several restaurants and the Old Town’s bus stops. The ancient elephant statues of Wat Chang Lom stand directly behind the resort on the other side of a quiet lane. We favoured Legendha’s atmospheric grounds and reasonable rates, but you also may want to consider Tharaburi Resort and Sukhothai Treasure Resort, among others. Rates at Legendha may fluctuate slightly at different times of year; major discounts are often available if you book at least a week in advance or stay three nights or more.
Address: 214 Jarod Vithithong Rd, Old Sukhothai
T: (055) 697 214 ; (082) 450 0177 ; F: (055) 697 583
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º43'10.51" E, 17º1'8.75" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||2,300 baht||2,300 baht|
|Deluxe double room||2,500 baht||2,500 baht|
|5,200 baht||5,200 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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