Both of us are not luxury travelers and most of the time we travel, we rarely splurge our holiday budget on accomodation, unless there is no other option. Why? Simply because that is not our style and as long as the place is clean and decent to our standard, we don't really care about anything else. However, our last trip to Sukhothai was a bit different. We decided to stay in a boutique hotel recommended by a friend of mine and it turned out to be a very nice staying experience with affordable price, too.
Things I wrote here is purely an opinion from the happy customers. Here's my article, originally written for and published in Travelersdaily sometime ago. Happy reading!
#ReadersPost: Experience Nature at Sukhothai Heritage Resort
Have you ever thought about going for a trip to Thailand without spending it in the vibrant Bangkok city nor in their famous beaches? Almost incomprehensible, right? Who goes to Thailand and not spending any time in its ever–stimulating city and stunning beaches? Well, we did And if you are as much into culture or nature as we are, then spending a serene weekend in the ancient city of Sukhothai is fathomably the best way to spend your holiday in Thailand.
Rooms and the Resort
The open air concept of the resort allows guests to breathe fresh air as well as enjoy the view of the ponds and its lush surroundings. We were welcomed with a nice cup of tea and warm fresh towels, then shown to our room. The room was clean and well laid out with a baby cot provided as per our request. All rooms in both wings are overlooking the pool with a cozy balcony on each room. I think this resort is perfect for couples or honeymooners due to the serene and relaxing ambiance.
|View from the resort's lobby|
|Time to relax|
|The pool view|
Another small detail that I personally liked from the resort was: instead of putting the guest’s note on the table to be completed, when we went back from dinner one night, we found the note along with a personalized good night’s greeting card from the staff and a frangipani flower on our made bed, very nice! The only issue we had was mosquitoes, especially approaching dusk, since the resort is surrounded by ponds and lush vegetation. Therefore, taking mosquito repellent with you is a must.
The next morning after breakfast, we spent almost the whole day admiring the beauty of ancient Sukhothai under heavy rains.
|Wat Mahathat on a rainy day|
|The beautiful Wat Si Sawai|
|The organic farm|
|The resort entrance surrounded by paddy fields|
|The panoramic Wat Mahathat|
If you are interested, go and visit their website www.sukhothaiheritage.com for more info. Booking through their website is highly recommended as they have special offers for prospective guests.