So-so facilities in town, and proximity to the capital, means that most people visit Ayutthaya on a day trip and depart by 4pm so they can make it back to Bangkok for dinner. That’s great news for those who plan to stay the night and explore a few well-lit ruins around sunset—you can make reservations at the last minute no problem. In town, Naresuan Road, which is like a smaller version of Khao San Road in Bangkok, has a slew of backpacker-style accommodations. A few waterfront boutiques are charming, like Sala Ayutthaya and Luang Chumni Village. However, most of what Ayutthaya offers is pretty bland, lacking in both style and service. Here are the options we can heartily recommend.

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