THG offers a curated selection of 4-5⭑ hotels that we know well, and are confident in their level of excellence in service, cleanliness, and hospitality. We are also able to offer you bookings in any other hotel in Thailand.
Why is it a good idea to book a hotel in advance?
As the date of accommodation approaches, the price goes up.
The best value hotels, are always booked months in advance.
Precious time, will be spent upon arrival searching for hotels.
Advance booking allows clients to make changes close to the arrival date.
There are over 20,000 hotels and other types of accommodations in Thailand. At Thailand Holiday Group, we can offer bookings at any of the ones available. To make it easier for you, we have selected a variety of 4 and 5-star hotels. These are hotels listed that we know well (both physically and personally with the hotel management) and we are confident of their excellent level of service, cleanliness, and hospitality.
Why is it a good idea to book hotel rooms in advance?
A. Price – As the date of accommodation approaches – the price goes up.
B. Value: No doubt you can find hotels to stay in, even at the peak of the season even if you arrive without a reservation. Eventually, you will find where to sleep. The main question is what will be the location, the price and what value will you get? It is known that the best hotels, the ones that give you the highest value for your money – are perceived months in advance.
C. Time. Every day in your holiday costs. If you arrive at the destination without prior reservation you will be required to start hopping around (with luggage and bags) between possible hotels – a process that will rob you of precious time, time better spent by the ocean, In the pool, massage or any other activity.
D. Possibility of cancellation/change at no cost until close to the date of arrival.
Hua Hin is a former fishing village that has become a popular weekend spot for Bangkok-based Thai locals to get away to for its relaxed seaside atmosphere on the Gulf of Thailand. It was the former holiday getaway for the royal family in the 1920s and setting for the summer palace. Although the Hua Hin beaches do not compare to the white sandy beaches of the islands in the south, there are long strips of sand lined by waterfront resorts, good for water sports and generally clean. Hua Hin has a quaint coastal village feel to it and with a myriad of accommodation to suit all budgets, you are sure to find the perfect spot to rest your head after a day of enjoying the town’s attractions.
There is a range of Hua Hin hotels on the beachfront in Hua Hin town with restaurants, nightlife and shopping close by. Located to the north of Hua Hin town, you will find the quiet idyllic beach area of Cha Am. It’s a popular choice for families and couples wanting more privacy and relaxation. It has a good array of beach resorts and budget hotels, but being a little more removed from the action, there’s not much happening after dark and very few attractions nearby if you are wanting to do some sightseeing.
Ten kilometres south of Hua Hin town is the seaside village of Khao Takiab. People come to Khao Takiab for rest and not much else on the white-sand beach but you can climb Chopstick Hill to visit the white pagoda and golden Buddha as makes for a scenic excursion. There is no shortage of affordable quality resorts in the area.
The idyllic beach resort area of Pranburi is situated 30 kilometres south of Hua Hin town. With private sandy bays good for swimming and water sports, the beaches are rarely crowded and the beachside resorts are spread far enough away from one another so as not to disturb the privacy and tranquillity of guests.
The best beachfront luxury Resorts:
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort, Hua Hin Marriot Resort and Spa, and Alennta Resort and Spa is an eco-friendly resort with a community garden and two separate wings- one for families and another wing for couples. For larger groups choose V villas Hua Hin M Gallery. For a high-end beachfront spa- consider Chiva Som 5-star wellness resort.
The Best Boutique Resorts:
For luxe contemporary design Cape Nidhra and Putahracsa Hau Hin are top choices, Lets Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort is stylish and eco-friendly while the Moroccan-styled Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort Spa gives you a little piece of North Africa in a tropical beachfront setting.
Many travellers agree that the best hotels in Hua Hin are around on the beach. Some popular options are:
In Khao Takiab: The BARAI by Hyatt Regency and The Yana Villas are just two of the best resorts in Khao Takiab. An extensive hotel search would show you other popular resorts in Khao Takiab, like the Wora Bura Hua Hin Resort and Spa, Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort, Nern Chalet Beachfront Hotel, and the Loligo Resort Hua Hin.
On Hua Hin Beach: V Villas MGallery, ITZ TIME Pool Villa, Cape Nidhra Hotel, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa, Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort, Rest Detail Hotel, and Wora Detail Hotel
In Cha Am: Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Coral Tree Villa, Deva Som Hua Hin Resort, The Palayana Hua Hin and Ace of Hua Hin Resort
Some of the best hotels near Hua Hin Railway Station in Hua Hin are:
3-star: Baan Nilrath and Baan BM hotels, Hua Hin Grand Hotel & Plaza
4-star: Rajana Garden Hotel (300 m away)
5-star: Maven Stylish Hotel & Pool (420 m away), Vann House (420 m), Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas (770 m), Hilton Hotel (730 m), Cape Nidhra Hotel (770 m)
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to a spa escape but some of the most noteworthy are Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas, Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Six Senses Spa at the Evason Hua Hin, the InterContinental Hua Hin and Chiva Som wellness resort.
All these Hua Hin beach hotels are child-friendly with outdoor swimming pools and the most popular choices for families: Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas, Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort, Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa, G Hua Hin Resort, Rest Detail Hotel, and the InterContinental Hua Hin.
All these popular stays offer free wifi, AC and an outdoor swimming pool.
Escape Hua Hin has an impressive 30 m outdoor pool, The Trust Condo Hua Hin City Beach Apartment offers a full kitchen in their apartments, Leela House is a great homestay-style option with a shared lounge area and courtyard. Located in Khao Takiab beach, The Seacraze with fitness centre and shared lounge and Baan Kiang Fah Condos by New with its 26 floors and balcony sea views, are popular among budget travellers.
All these accommodation options offer romantic settings to enjoy intimate moments and watch beautiful sunsets from your balcony.
Consider the InterContinental Hua Hain Resort, Marriot Resort and Spa, and Alennta Resort and Spa which has a separate wing for couples. Other good choices include Cape Nidhra and Putahracsa Hau Hin, Lets Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort, Hyatt Regency, The Yana Villas, Amari Hua Hin, and the Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa.
These Hua Hin hotels all offer Gulf of Thailand sea views.
Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa, Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Rest Detail Hotel Hua Hin, Chalelarn Hotel, Green Gallery Beach Boutique Hotel, De Chao Chom Hotel and Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa.
Dreaming of waking up in a tropical paradise and walking out of your hotel straight onto a green? These are some places where that dream can be a reality.
Located next to a golf course: Banyan The Resort, Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort and Anantasila Villa by the Sea
Located in Cha Am: Lake View Resort & Golf Club and Springfield Villiage Golf and Spa in the mountains
Located within 3 km of a golf course: Mango Spa & Resort Country club, The Summit Hua Hin, SHAAN luxury 3 bedroom Pool Villa, Stalla Maris Pool Villa
Hua Hin is approximately 200 kilometres and takes 3-4 hours to drive to Bangkok depending on the traffic situation.
It is approximately up to 3-4 hours drive from Bangkok to Hua Hin, depending on traffic conditions. The cheapest and easiest way to get to Hua Hin from Bangkok is by a minivan that can accommodate up to 12 people, has air conditioning and cost around the equivalent of AUD 12-15.
There are also buses from Sai Tai Mai terminal in Bangkok that depart every 20 mins and take longer than a minivan with the journey being more than 5 hours due to traffic and stops.
Another alternative is to go to Hua Hin via train. From Bangkok, the train departs from Hua Lamphong railway station on a regular basis. You can take in the sights and won’t have to contend with any traffic for the 4-hour trip.
The quickest but priciest option is travelling by private taxi which takes about 3 hours. Taxi stands in the airport usually have a fixed price set for Hua Hin usually around 3,000 Baht (AUD 135). From downtown Bangkok, you could get a better price, more towards 2,000 Baht (AUD 90).
Hua Hin weather is warm all around with November to February being the best weather, with warm sunny days, sea breezes and pleasant cooler evenings. However, this is also the high season, where many tourists flock to Thailand during this time and with it driving the prices higher. March to May is the hot season with high humidity and fewer tourists, so if you want to laze by the pool all day, then this season may work best for you.
The Hua Hin night market on Petchkasem Road is a great place to hang out, shop, eat and enjoy the slower pace of this beachside town. Open from 6:30 pm onwards, there is a wide selection of cheap food and many of the restaurants double as bars where you can enjoy a beer or cocktail while people-watching.
Cicada open-air market is a fun shopping experience for all things handcrafted. Open from 4 pm until 11 pm on weekends, the market showcases the local talents of artisans with the aim of putting Hua Hin on the map as an art destination. Its amphitheatre is a platform for local artists to express their talents from dance groups to pantomime acts. Visitors can get lost for choice in the open-air food court and bars serving both Thai and Western dishes and alcohol.
There is quite a lot of what to do in Hua Hin, the best of which are ideal for family fun by the sea. As the Royal family (and logically the wealthy elite, too) summer get-away a hundred or so years ago, Hua Hin denotes a romantic and elegant destination. This has resulted in picturesque seaside houses and villas and a couple or so of vintage summer palaces presently found in Hua Hin.
Hua Hin’s attraction, for the most part, is its appealing old-world ambience, as can be gleaned from seeing the Hua Hin Railway Station and the Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, as well as other summer palaces and houses with an old-world charm.
Maruekhathaiyawan Palace. Fronting Cha Am Beach is a Thai-Victorian inspired summer seaside palace built in the early 1920s in the reign of King Rama VI, designed by an Italian architect. Constructed with golden teak wood, with many verandas and latticework with high ceilings to retain cool air in the summer. This candy-coloured mansion is made up of three one-storey pavilions supported by more than 1,000 pillars to avert damage from flooding. The three buildings are connected by covered boardwalks created to take in the cool gusts from all sides, going towards the beachfront. From a distance, the palace is silhouetted against the pale white sands and turquoise waters evoking a scene from a distant past.
Hua Hin Railway Station. Put up near the town centre during the reign of King Rama VI, the historic Hua Hin Train Station and the royal waiting room next door, is, without doubt, captivating. The Thai-themed buildings of brightly coloured paint have been able to create a Victorian “feel” to them.
This railway station is inevitably part of the story of Hua Hin’s evolution to be a royal seaside getaway town. A hundred years ago, there was no way to get to this charmingly peaceful beach town. Going by train was a novel and entertaining substitute for a boat trip.
Cicada Market. Also located in Cha Am, Cicada Market has all the art in a gallery, handicrafts, beer garden and live music to have a fun holiday. This open-air venue is a gathering place for Hua Hin’s artists and “free spirits.”
Hua Hin Night Market. Right in the town centre of Hua Hin, the Night Market takes up one street, coming to life in the late afternoon till evening. Merchants set up stalls on the street showing off various goods to sell, the typical merchandise expected in a Thai market. It is, however, the line-up of seafood restaurants lining the road that attracts visitors and guests.
Plearn Wan Shopping Village.
Plearn Wan Shopping Village is a themed shopping complex of a distinctive wooden building housing many shops, a cafe and some guest rooms decorated in 1960s Thai style near the Klai Kang Won Palace. It is open until 10 PM and has been famed for its “Nang klang plaeng,” meaning open-air movies, live music and a temple fair festival on weekend evenings from Friday to Sunday.
The Venezia Hua Hin, Cha Am.
The Venezia is the latest attraction in Hua Hin, a theme shopping-and-attraction village patterned after similar weekend destinations in the country.
Frolic at Black Mountain Water Park. The Black Mountain Water Park with 9 different water slides, a wave pool, lazy river, beach pool, kids’ swimming pool, etc. is on a great landscape surrounded by mountains across a man-made lake north of Hua Hin. It is also opposite the Black Mountain Golf Course. A trip to this park and golf course promises a day full of fun and action for families and groups.
Hike to Khao Takiab Mountain. The top of Khao Takiab Mountain presents a dazzling panorama of the area and a rare chance of mingling with monkeys. The whole area is actually of amazing sceneries of rural Thailand which one can have even on the walk up to the top. The outing would have the wonderful end of a stroll to Khao Takiab Bay for lunch and get to appreciate the shimmering sea and the water sport aficionados basking in their fun activities.
Phraya Nakhon Cave, Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. This grand cave is among Thailand’s mystical landmarks, albeit seen by only a few travellers to date. The cave is difficult to access and not many get the chance to feel amazed at the gold and green pavilion hidden inside. According to the brave souls who dare embark on the trek to the cave describe the image they face as like in an Indiana Jones film.
Santorini Park, Cha Am. Santorini Park is a wonderful opportunity to glimpse the “picture-perfect Greek Island of Santorini” without the expense of actually travelling there. The creation of the park gave attention to all the details one would expect to see on the real island – the classic whitewashed buildings with colourful windows, paths stone-paved, domed towers. There are also shops, restaurants and an amusement park that can assure a great time for its guests.
Hua Hin is a district (called amphoe) of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. It is in the northern part of Thailand. The capital is also named Hua Hin, and a beach resort town.
Hua Hin District is smack in the middle of the Thai government’s tourism promotion of the coastline from Phetchaburi in the north to Chumphon in the south as “the Thai Riviera.”
Traveller reviews say that Hua Hin is generally cheaper than Phuket or other seaside resort towns. But, like in any other place, the more “touristy” its establishments are (hotels, restaurants, bars), the more expensive it will be.
Those who favour Hua Hin as less pricey than the other popular beach resort spots in Thailand say that Hua Hin offers much better value without har sell and transport rip-offs complained about in the other islands.
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