The Garden House
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Garden House Sukhothai
Loved this quirky little place well out of the downtown, yet walkable to everything. Unique little rooms lovingly decorated, each one is unique. Would have given 5 stars, but the staff were a bit absent (yet typical for Thailand) so we didn't get any travel info and weren't quite sure if they served food or not. But great place to stay even without that!
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TripAdvisor Reviews The Garden House Sukhothai
Travel Blogs from Sukhothai
... stroll through town that evening, followed by a tasty green curry and an early night.
The town of New Sukhothai is nothing special, just another Thai city, which in this case seemed to have an extraordinary amount of toy shops. It has a nightmarket and a couple of bars and restaurants, and a river that runs straight through town.
But the reason for my visit was Old Sukhothai, the collection of temples and ruins designated a ...
... a few times. They let me get out near the temples in Old Sukhothai :( Took the bus back, found a tuktuk driver, but he was a bit confused where the EZ House was where I stayed. Finally found it with some laughs! So yeah, it helps if you speak a little bit of Thai since a lot of people don't speak English in this city. About the city, it's a nice little city, mostly famous due to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the temples and also the Sukhothai Noodle Soup, a local specialty. ...
... him forever to make the first cup, lots of smiling though, showing his slimey, yellowy teeth. Jamie and John had long ago gone and sat down as I reminded him of John's order for an Americao. More yellow smiling as he slowly measured the beans. "Does he like sugar?" - I nodded - and he pushed a lever once, twice then another yellow grin and he pushed again. I delivered the sickly sweet drink and, though I knew I would regret it, I ordered a mocha and was wired.
We made good time ...
... a beautiful setting but the music was all slow covers of songs from sappy American movies (it was pretty unbearable). Overall Sukhothai is quieter and seems much less tourist centric. Fewer people speak fluent English and the overall pace of the city is a bit slower than Chiang Mai. Tuk Tuks here are a little different as well, most of them seem to be ...
... the khom loi. They would inevitably release it too soon and the lantern just floats along sideways until it got hot enough to rise. I quickly learned the trick of when to release the lantern (hold the lantern until the fuel underneath is so hot it starts to drip). Part of the tradition is to make a wish as you release the khom loi. I wished everyone has a joyous Holiday season and a Merry Christmas.