Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
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Those of you familiar with Thai culture will recognize the ubiquitous form of transportation in Bangkok known as the tuk-tuk. Always a favorite with foreigners, this instrument for joy riding and getting from point A to point B can be risky and exhilarating. During our last day in Bangkok we really took advantage of these tuk-tuks for running …
APOA Training [July 2007]
Michi and I arrived at the Hyatt Regency Huahin at 10 pm. We were checked in our Regency Club room by the kindest hotel staff. Special thanks to the Director of Marketing, and my former boss, Mr Eugene Tamesis for the room upgrade! Enjoying our room service After settling down, we explored the Fountain Lounge and ordered room service before …
Today we have an early flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. We ordered the taxi to come pick us up at 5:30AM since our flight was at 7AM. I would say the only draw back is the location from everything else (which is a plus sometimes), but they wanted 500Baht for the pickup (it was only 400Baht from the airport on the way over). Anyway, can't really …
Before heading for Cha-am Beach, we had a temple tours. First stop is the Grand Palace, which houses the small Emerald Buddha. This Buddha was formerly a prince before he chose to live an aesthetic poorly life. At first, it was fun because we have to act as if we are Thai nationals, otherwise, we will have to pay for the entrance. Since, I could be …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
Go with the regency club
We went at the Hyatt in january after the tsunami. We were supposed to go in Phuket. Even if it was a second choice the hotel was astonishing. We got a regency club room. it worth every penny. because alcohol is very expansive in thailand, the club is very nice because you have a 5 to 7 with all drink included and hors d'oeuvre. So Nice!!!. the service is 5 stars and cannot say enough because thai peoples are wonderfull. the pool is superbe and the food excellent. When you're there go to the monkey mountain and get a nice cheap massage on the beach.
Stayed Early Feb 2005 for 8 nights in a Regency Club room, with a balcony.
We loved the hotel, grounds & pool were lovely.
The staff were excellent very friendly and efficient. How people can say this hotel looks tired is beyond me!! We have stayed all over the world in top hotels, but i was very impressed with the hotel.
The extras you get in the evenings with the club room drinks and canapes are well worth the extra money. Plus tea coffee soft drinks and snacks throught out the day. The beach may not be the most picturesque but it was fine, with Hawkers (not too may and not intrusive) little beach bars (great value) not cluttered with watersports, volunteer Police?? on horseback who let tourists ride their horses (probably at a cost ..but who cares) Dont know about the kiddies club, it may be lacking. Food and drink is more expensive but what do you expect in a 5 star hotel. Hua hin itself was typical Thai town which comes alive a night we visited every night and had some great meals, Night market is good fun. Overall a lovely hotel a bit out of town, but well worth a visit, we would definately go back.
We have just returned from a 10 day stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Hua Hin. The hotel is spotlessly clean and we stayed in the standard rooms. The rooms could be a bit more luxurious but at the end of the day you are only there to sleep and shower. The grounds are superb and the main swimming pool is fantastic, set in beautiful tropical grounds with a water slide which blends in with the surroundings. The breakfasts are great but we didn't eat in the hotel at night. The downside is the distance to the town but for 100 baht, a tuc tuc can be hired and there are always plenty waiting. Although we arrived early in the morning, our room was ready and waiting for us and the hotel staff were pleasant and helpful. The other downside is drinks at the hotel are expensive. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who doesn't want to be in the middle of the town but if you want the nightlife within waling distance, then this isn't the hotel for you.
Regency Club is wonderful
We stayed one night in Bangkok before taking the hotel shuttle to Hua Hin. There were only two of us in the shuttle and it became our private limo. We arrive at the hotel with a welcome drink and private check-in at the Club lounge. We strongly recommend stay at the Regency Club wing for all the extras. The exclusive club pool and the club area was a retreat for us especially during weekend when the hotel was full of guests. The free cocktail at the Club lounge every evening was really enjoyable given the quality of the food and the wine. The breakfast next to the Club pool in the morning was also very relaxing. We also enjoyed playing chess or reading books with a cold drink at the Club lounge during the hottest part of the day. The services at the Club lounge was unbeatable.
Not sure if we would return
After 4 nights in Bangkok (at the Peninsula) we spent a week in the Regency Club rooms with our 2 twenty something year old daughters. We were so disapointed when we were shown to our very basic rooms - one of my daughters described the furnishings as Travel Lodge standard. We were advised not to open the patio doors to the balcony after dusk due to the mosquitoes and the rooms are so very small without that extra space. My husband was woken by the sun pouring into the room at 5.30am through the flimsy blinds and threatened to leave the hotel immediately. We moved to a larger room with no balcony on the ground floor which had an additional layer of window covering for privacy and which helped to darken the bedroom slightly.
The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and although the Regency rooms have a private pool area we opted to sit by the large hotel pool overlooking the sea where the strong sea breeze cooled us as the heat around the private pool was overpowering. We all enjoyed the complimentary buffet served each evening in the Regency Lounge, but this meant that we were still in our rooms bathing and changing when the staff came round for turndown service and to change the towels.
And why pay 50 baht per person to take the hourly hotel shuttle to town when for a total of 100 baht 4 people can travel by tuc tuc whenever they want.
So if we ever return to the Hyatt we now know to insist on a ground floor room, to sit by the sea, and to travel by tuc tuc and I hope that we enjoy another stay as much as we finally enjoyed our week in Hua Hin
Initial dissapointment, but good in the end!
We arrived at the Regency after a superb stay in Bangkok, and were disapointed to find that the room we had booked was a twin at the rear of the hotel with no views (and we are a couple).
We asked for a change of room, and after some hestitation, and a large extra charge, we had a seaview room on the ground floor next to the pool which proved to be the best location in this part of the hotel. We were happy with the standard of the room, but it must be said that the entire hotel is looking tired all over.
Initially we decided to only eat in the hotel as the village areas were so dirty looking, but following the advice of a lovely english couple we tried the village and found the food not only much much cheaper than the hotel, but more authentic, more atmospheric and generally better. Our breakfast in the hotel was fine, and you can sit next to the pool which is lovely.
After that we embraced eating in the village, and had lunch in the small kiosk next to the french restaurant, which is not run by the hotel. About $8.00AU for 2 with drinks and icecream.
Compulsory 4:00pm beers were consumed at Nees Place, the first bar on the beach when you turn right out of the hotel. This was followed by massages which were great and we had every day, ask for Ruby, Tuk and Whan, who were fabulous. Massages cost 150 BHT for an hour.
Only on our last night we discovered Hau Hin with its night market. It costs 200 BHT for a taxi ( about 25 km ) and we had a great night of eating seafood and shopping and people watching.
The hotel was not what I had pictured at all, but proved to be a pleasant stay. Some staff were lovely, some did not care at all, but I think you get that in a lot of places ( except the Pathawan Princess Bangkok)
It must be noted that we did not swim in the beach even once. It was not very appealing compared to any Australian Beach.
Overall we relaxed which was the purpose of the holiday!!
A refreshing change of pace from the hectic Bangkok...very low costa and yet its of the class of the Hyatts in Hawaii...great buffet, great people, ride horseback on the beach....and Hua Hin is a pretty interesting place as well..
Stay the first night at the Hyatt in Bangkok and then reserve the shuttle from Hyatt to Hyatt for the 2 hour ride...saves a lot in cab fare for sure...
Mostly Finns and swedes at the resort
Wonderful hotel. Rooms are really nice and spacious. We had a room that opened directly onto the pool river that meandered thru the grounds. Pool is fantastic with really comfortable lounges. Only downfall is that the drinks and food are pricey by Thai standards and more children than at most Thailand hotels. This is a lowrise hotel and much more attractive than the highrise hilton downtown.
What a relief
We stayed at this hotel in Jan 2005 after being re-routed from our favourite hotel in Phuket due to Tsunami damage.
I arrived pretty intent on not liking the hotel, bitter at not being able to stay in Phuket.
How wrong was i, the hotel was fantastic. The facilities and, in particular, the service by every member of staff was exceptional. It was also well worth the very little extra to upgrade to the Regency Club Rooms.
I can highly recommend this hotel.
Very poor childrens club
we were there this christmas 2004, a hotel with lovely grounds but one of the reasons we chose this hotel was because it boasted a fantastic childrens club for ages 3 years and up, well that is a joke. they do not have a clue how to look after young children. The activities they did have for children was in a room called the "cyber zone" which was a computer room, not a play room. They have now changed the age they accept children which was from 3yrs but now 4yrs , but in my opinion any activities they offer are suitable for much older children.
The service in all the hotels restaurants was awful, which is a real shame because the food was good when it finally did arrive. Apart from this the hotel has lovely grounds which you can not fault.