Bangkok, with its wide array of cultural and religious sites, bargain shopping locations, famous nightlife and many business and technological centre is one of the most contrasting and compelling of Asian cities. It is indeed a very cosmopolitan city with a good mix of Thai, Chinese and other middle Eastern influence, not to forget the millions of tourist from all over the world flowing in every year. With a population of over ten million it is a surprisingly safe and clean city, offering many transport option including a multitude of elevated highways, the Sky train (BTS), the underground (MRT), boats and the famous tuk-tuks. It is also the perfect city to enjoy a relaxing Thai massage or experience a Muay Thai (kickboxing) match.
Hua Hin situated only 200 km south of Bangkok on the Malay Peninsula, is a beautiful coastal town popular with both tourist and locals coming for a weekend break from the capital. It is known to be the first beach resort in Thailand made famous by once being the retreat of the Thai royalty.
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About Hua Hin
The city, which is part of the Hua Hin District, has a population of over 80 thousand people in an area of a bit over 900 square kilometres. It is mostly famous for its clean 5 km long beach where many top hotels and resorts are located. The beach offering a beautiful white grain sand is ideal for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling . It is also a favourite spot for some more extreme water sports such as kitediving. Hua Hin remains the perfect place to enjoy golf as well, with many quality courses in the surrounding areas.
Top places in Hua Hin
The beach is by far the most popular attraction of Hua Hin, however the other key attractions in Hua Hin include:
Hua Hin Beach
Hua Hin Railway Station
Hin Lek Fai Hill
Hua Hin Railway Station
The Hua Hin Railway Station is said to be one of Thailand’s most beautiful station. It was once a royal pavilion in the Sanamchan Palace and rebuilt in 1968.
The Railway Hotel located on the other end of the Soi 76 Street where the railway station is located is perhaps one of the most famous old building of Hua Hin. What was once used as the Hotel Pnom Phen for "The Killing Fields" movie, now serve as the famous Sofitel Hotel.
Hin Lek Fai Hill
The Hin Lek Fai Hill situated a couple kilometres west of Hua Hin offers spectacular views of the city and its surrounding areas. This 162 meters high hill also named Flint Mountain offers a beautiful public park with amazing flowers on the mountaintop.
Finally the Night Market in the heart of Hua Hin is the city’s most popular shopping place offering a vast array of local products including the delicious native-style seafood.
Top hotels in Hua Hin
Here comes the list of some of the favourite hotels in Hua Hin including 5, 4 and 3 stars hotels.
Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa, 5 Stars
The Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa is perfectly located near the beach and is one of the most luxurious establishment of Hua Hin. The hotel offers a wide range of relaxation activities including a large swimming pool, massage services and the seafood restaurant. Other nearby popular activities such as golf, go karting, wind surfing, horseback riding and fishing, are popular with the hotel guests.
City Beach Resort , 3 stars
The City Beach Resort is another great location in Hua Hin offering a variety of amenities including a swimming pool, snooker table, karaoke bar and a popular night club. It is ideal for conferences, banquets, meetings and receptions, with large ballroom and function hall to disposition.
Asara Villa & Suite Hotel, 5 stars
The Asara Villa & Suite Hotel is a quite place close to the city centre and near the airport, perfect for a romantic escape. The hotels offers many workshops for guests to participate in, including yoga, cooking, and massage.
Putahracsa Resort, 5 stars
The Putahracsa Resort is a 5 stars boutique hotel located right on the beach, near of all the key Hua Hin attractions.
Tanawit Hotel & Spa, 3 stars
The Tanawit Hotel & Spa is a good value accommodation in Hua Hin city offering 71 rooms. It is ideal for both business and leisure travellers.
Hua Hin Marriott Resort And Spa, 5 stars
The Hua Hin Marriott and Spa is a 5 star luxury hotel ideal for both business and leisure travellers. This 216-room establishment offers many open-air lounges, tropical gardens, man-made lagoon, a sprawling outdoor pool, upscale restaurants, sporting facilities, and 6 surrounding championship golf courses.
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort, 5 stars
The InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is a 5 stars hotel inspired by a Royal Thai Palace. Located right on the beach it is an excellent weekend getaway.
The Lapa Hotel, 4 stars
The Lapa Hotel is a 4 stars hotel and one of the newest addition in Hua-Hin. It offers a wide variety of activities including jet skiing, banana boat, paintball, snorkelling and go-karting. There are also plenty of facilities to choose from with four dining choices, a swimming pool, a spa and meeting facilities.
YaiYa Resort, 4 stars
The YaiYa Resort is another 4 stars boutique hotel in Hua Hin. It is set in an amazing garden, with 11 pool villas and 23 deluxe rooms and six suites. It offers various facilities and services such as a library and internet room, an eclectic art gallery, an exclusive YaiYa Gourmet Shop and the relaxing YaiYa spa. It is the perfect place for complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Their restaurant also offers succulent home cooked meals.
Baan Manthana Hotel, 3 stars
The Baan Manthana Hotel is a 3 stars Hua Hin resort popular for its pristine beach, lively nightlife and unbeatable seafood. Offering 75 comfortable rooms with spectacular views, it is the ideal place for a comfortable stay.
Baan Laksasubha Resort , 4 stars
The Baan Laksasubha Resort is a 4 stars picturesque accommodation owned by a member of the Thai nobility. Located in a quiet location of the city but close enough to the town centre and with just 16, two storey villas it will be a private a memorable stay. It is a true boutique property that is sure to win your heart with the first look.
Baan Bayan Hotel, 4 stars
The Baan Bayan is a 4 stars Hotel set in a charming and serene colonial style beach house which was originally built in the 1900s as a private family summer retreat. It is conveniently located a short distance from Hua Hin town centre, the resort offers its own spacious beachfront, a swimming pool facing the sea and superb panoramic views of the Gulf.
Chalelarn Hotel, 3 stars
The Chalelarn Hotel is a 3 stars resort , ideally located and ideal for both families and couples. It offers a range of unique and charming rooms with serenity and exclusive privacy, created in a traditional Thai luxury style. It is perfect to relax by the rooftop swimming pool and enjoy a breathtaking view of Hua Hin.
Casa Del Mare Hotel, 3 stars
The Casa Del Mare Hotel is a 3 stars accommodation set in a traditional fishing village. It offers plenty of atmosphere and glimpses of the local rural lifestyle, a swimming pool and some open air restaurants with a big choice of Thai cuisines.
Devasom Huahin Resort , 4 stars
The Devasom Huahin Resort is a 4 stars accommodation blessed with its own private beach. It is the perfect place for those looking for a peaceful beachfront holiday but not too far removed from all the fun and activities of town. Offering 24 guestrooms and some luxuries villa, each room is decorated to satisfy the most discerning guests.
Citin Loft Hua Hin, 3 stars
The Citin Loft Hua Hin is a 3 stars budget hotel in the heart of Hua Hin town. It offers a rooftop pool, which is perfect for a cool dip after a long day of shopping or lounging on the beach.
Narawan Hotel, 3 stars
The Narawan Hotel is a 3 stars new boutique hotel. It provides an exceptional experience at competitive prices. It offers many amenities including an outdoor pool, as well as a Jacuzzi, a beautiful decoration and architecture. This beach town hotel is sure to help you relax over a nice weekend holiday.
The Sea Cret Hua Hin Hotel, 4 stars
The Sea Cret Hua Hin Hotel is a 4 stars accommodation with 42 rooms and superior amenities such as massage services, pool (kids), Jacuzzi, spa, outdoor pool and a garden. Comfort and convenience are the hallmarks of The Sea Cret Hua Hin Hotel.
Glory Place Hua Hin, 3 stars
The Glory Place Hua Hin is the ideal hideaway in Hua Hin offering a peaceful and beautiful atmosphere. It is the perfect combination of modern contemporary, minimalist style, and a sense of homely comfort.
Veranda Lodge Hotel, 3 stars
The Veranda Lodge Hotel is a 3 stars beach resort converted form a summerhouse. This hotel offers outdoor restaurants to sample the fresh seafood and many water sports to choose from. A stay at the luxurious Veranda Lodge offers all this and much more.