28 maart 2018
A charming restful break after the hassle of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. We loved the ancient city.
The electric shower had minimal heat power. It was just about warm, which is maybe OK in this climate.
There was no kettle for making tea or coffee, nor any tea cups.
No clothes storage other than a rack of coat hooks on the wall.
We were there in late March, when it is getting too hot in the day to sit on the balcony, even though it is shady. There is a desk with a heavy chair, but we suggested to the owner that a small table with two light chairs to sit inside in the air-con would be good. There is sufficient space. Small bedside tables would also be welcome.
We had a cute little en-suite wooden bungalow, which had a big double bed with a mosquito net, but we found that the room is sufficiently mossie-proof not to need it, with tight-fitting doors and insect screens on the windows and the bathroom air vent.
The air-con was effective, and we slept very comfortably, other than being occasionally wakened by bullfrogs!
There is a small fridge.
Outside there is a delightful balcony to sit, and this faces a pleasant and well-kept garden with the scent of lots of frangipani trees.
Up by the main building there is a fish pond, elevated at waist level, stocked with big koi carp, which would see us and swim up with their mouths gaping for food. But we were advised NOT to feed them.
It is very close to the river bridge and the centre of modern Sukhothai, with great street eating every night just across the bridge. The Saturday evening 'walking street' just across the river is not to be missed if you are there that day.
The bus stop for ancient Sukhothai (the signs say "Old CIty") is only 100 metres away, and the ride is just 30 Baht.
There is a good 7/11 very close by, with plenty of snacks, yogurt, milk etc.