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Lotus Village

At a Glance

    Pros

  • helpful owners
  • lovely grounds
  • nearby market and ethnic restaurants
  • massage

    Cons

  • shabby neighborhood
  • long walk through dark streets to town
  • river views blocked by ugly (though eminently prudent) flood-protection walls

Lotus Village Review

French owner Michel Hermann has expanded his modest guesthouse into one of Sukhothai's finest resort hotels, adding a spa with massage rooms and a sauna. It's favored by visiting archaeologists, historians, and other academics, who feel at home in its cloistered but cozily comfortable ambience (the teak-built rooms, for instance, have no TV, because peace and quiet are valued here above entertainment). Michel's Thai wife Tan is a talented jeweler, whose creations are displayed and sold in a corner of the property where Sukhothai antiques and pottery are all exhibited. There's no restaurant, but snacks and salads can be rustled up on demand—salade Niçoise is a clear favorite. The breakfasts are also French-influenced, with excellent coffee.

    Hotel Details

  • 10 rooms.
Updated: 05-31-2013

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