While we recently visited Sukhothai in central Thailand, we decided to just visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site (also known as ‘Historical Park’) but not the ‘New City’. Having said that, we were pleasantly surprised that Sukhothai is not (yet) part of the influx of mass tourism; although a small number of tour buses were around it felt more like we were just with a handful of people in a big open park.
Lots of hotels and guest houses can be found within a radius of 2km around the main entrance, near the Royal Zone where the incredible Wat Mahathat is located. As we compared the prices of several hotels we couldn’t resist the offer The Legendha had on AGODA:
1100 THB, Deluxe Room, incl. breakfast! Oh and it’s just about a kilometre from the main entrance.
We checked a few reviews on AGODA and TripAdvsior and immediately booked the room.
Here’s our hotel review – The Legendha Sukhothai:
Welcome Experience: The reception area seems at first a bit hidden, as you have to pass the restaurant and cross a bridge first (the hotel is surrounded by a small moat). It’s located within a small hut, just big enough for three couples or one family at a time. We were served refreshing welcome drinks upon arrival, our registration card was already prepared. It was around 14:15, everything went flawless, the guest service assistant escorted us after the registration to our room. They have luggage trolleys in case you should have lots or heavy luggage.
The room: We were surprised that we got our own bungalow instead of a usual room (no, we didn’t get an upgrade, it’s really a Deluxe Room). It’s quite spacious (32 sqm), clean and we had a lot of room for our few belongings. The room comes along with a comfy double bed, AC, LCD TV, large ceilings, dressing table (yep, with hair dryer), minibar with comp water, free Wifi, umbrella (nice idea) and a bathroom with tub. The bungalow was right next to the pool (and not far from the reception), which was even more convenient for us. The room’s design is a mix of typical Thai style, speaking a lot of wood is used (wooden floor, a bit noisy sometimes) with a twist of modern elegance.
The service: Overall, the staff is well trained and guest focused. We haven’t had any issues during our stay, our questions were always promptly answered with a smile. The restaurant staff could have been a bit more spot-on, but that’s a minor issue and not really relevant here.
Restaurant: The restaurant is semi-open with views over the hotel’s moat towards its spa. It’s especially comfortable to sit in the morning around 07:30 as a cool summer breeze blows. We just had breakfast here (06:00-10:00) and were satisfied with the selection, although not the biggest one (probably due to the season, the hotel didn’t seem that full). A mix of cold and hot items are available, coffee & tea, water & juice and a live cooking station where any egg meals are freshly prepared. There is a classic Thai dance performance at night during dinner. There is an option of a buffet at 300 THB per person or alternatively a la carte. Dinner is from 18:00-22:00.
Facilities: The Legendha Sukhothai features a spa (open 10:00-22:00, treatments from 400 THB/hrs.), a pool (open 07:00-21:00), a bar next to the pool, safe box at the reception, bicycles for rent (90 THB per day, free for Deluxe Rooms and Two-Bedroom Villas) and alms can be offered to monks from 06:15-06:30 in front of the hotel. Right behind the hotel is a beautiful temple from the Sukhothai area and some other ruins in its surrounding. There is also a small trail which invites for cycling around. Tours are available upon request through the reception. Reception opens only between 06:00 to 23:00. A tuk-tuk from the hotel to the park can be organized through the reception at 50 THB per ride.
Conclusion: The Legendha Sukhothai is the ideal place for a short or extended stay in Sukhothai, especially if you plan to stay close to the park. The rooms are comfortable, the service is good and its location is superb – we’ll be definitely back!
Tipp: Visit Sukhothai for Yi Peng/Loi Krathong in November. The dates vary every year (depending on the lunar calendar). Just make sure to book a room at least 6-8 weeks in advance as hotels are quickly booked out > Book your stay in Sukhothai