Marriott Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Hua Hin
After the pace of BK it was a door to door private air -con bus service to Hua Hin. The reclining seats made for a welcome snooze on the 3 hour journey to Hua Hin.
The Thais are very proud of HH as it is the summer residence of the King. Once again, but even more so the Kings photograph is now imprinted on our brains !
As we left …
... wasn't far and mopping his brow I was pretty humbled, was a crash back to reality realising I still had half the climb to do. We started the retreat back to the hostel walking through China Town where we were staying. Nikita proved a hit with the gentlemen, they were heckling her with 'Hey, Miss. India!' and shouting out how beautiful she was, doing the pilgrimage in her heels with no sleep, she wasn't feeling her best and she put the 'tell' in Patel by telling them where to go. ...
... in and I enjoy the interaction on the road with the many thumbs up from the strangest of characters, and roadside BBQ of whole pig! I end up basically heading towards Burma, getting lost on route which was fun, at the end of the day I tried to stay at one of the temples but it all got a bit complicated… because I’m in the middle of no-where the monks were pretty shy although one could speak some English and brought his friend and ...
... in the main cave. The sun shines through holes onto the shrine/temple while birds fly above head. Amazing beautiful, wonderful, epic! Its quite a sight. Back at camp two new guys arrive, Simon hard as nails Glaswegian Thai boxer 18 years old. Can you believe he lived in Basildon for a few years! And Paul from oz who now lives in Bali. Good lads! Bring on Monday. Hope my ankle/leg/foot holds out. I just want to train hard now. Miss you all. Until next ...
... did it didn't fall over when they were holding
the amulet, but they did fall over every other time. One of the guys
in our group just drank water that had the amulet wrapped around it,
and he didn't fall over anymore. It was pretty weird. Three people
from our group bought the amulets, so they must be doing something
That night almost all of us went out to
have a little bit of fun. I was walking with some of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Hua Hin Resort & Spa
The whole hotel is decorated in a traditional Thai style which is quite warm and comfortable. The lobby is nice, with the floating sofa (or to be more accurate, bed). Along the road to get inside also has some sofa, which makes the space good for group gathering. The pool is, as many reviews stated, disappointingly small. I can hardly swim across the pool without being stopped by others. Moreover, the pool is really deep (except the small area for kids)!! It is not suitable for those who are not good at swimming. The hotel is not very large. Sometimes you will just find many people crowded around. But if you would like to know some new friends on your trip, you get a good chance. The room is OK but the bathroom and the shampoo/shower gel can be improved: The shower is fixed and water runs too slowly.
I visited Hua Hin staying at the Marriott in June/July 2004, after staying a couple of days in Bangkok. I found the staff and reception on arrival very good and was checked in very efficently. On first impressions the hotel lobby and entrance was impresive with the large bed and wooden doors. Our room was small but adaquate, as we did not intend on spending too much time in our room. The airconditioning was great as this was controlled by the guests and not the hotel staff. The room was also cleaned daily. The pool was quite small for the amount of guests, and I did find the childrens pool a little anoying as this linked the main pool, and as usual there where children, being children!! without a word from the parents, which wouldnt have gone a miss. There did seem a shortage of beds both around the pool & on the beach., and we did need to make sure we were down at the pool by no later than 8.30am.I much prefer the beach as I find it less noisy allthough we were told that due to the time of year, there were sand flys that bite your feet,so with this in mind I stayed around the pool. We were also warned about the jelly fish, but we never came across any in the sea or washed up onto the beach. The breakfast was ok if you enjoyed fruit and Thai. however we did eat in all the restaurants on an evening and the food was v.good. If you get the chance make a reservation for the restaurant that over looks the beach, and ask for a table that looks onto the beach, the food & service was excellant, nothing was to much trouble. need I say more.I tried out the spa when my other half went for a day of Golf. The spa room was quite unique but I have had better and at a lower price when we went to Bali. The golf I was informed was only okay, but felt this may have been more to do with the player than the course, although he was v.impressed with his caddy, who advised him on shots etc, it was around £15.00 which included transport and caddy, but you are expected to tipp the caddy a minimum of £5.00. If you want to get out and about, dont use the taxis, the tuk tuk's are v.cheap and will take you anywhere you want to go. the town centre was a lot bigger than I expected, and the restaurants were cheap and the food was good. We had a meal at the Sofitel, this was excellant, but the drinks were v.expensive(£15.00 for a shot of Brandy). The night market was great, I only wish I had taken a third suitcase to bring home more t-shirts, wooden vases etc. If you get chance I recommend a trip to the River Kwai, it was an early start and long day, but we both v.much enjoyed it, and it was quite moving at times. we also went elephant tekking on the river, but I didnt like the way the elephants were treated, so all you animal lovers,give this a miss, I did get a little upset about it, along with another young lady.Overall would recommend the hotel & the resort, lots to do if wanted, but most importantly, the people are fantastic!!
We have just come back from the Marriot after 14 nights there-28/2 to 14/3.
Visited Hua Hin in February 2005 and after a 3 hour drive from Bangkok the Marriot was very welcoming. Very helpful and friendly service at reception which, unlike the previous reviewer, was very much our experience throughout the hotel , restaurants, pool and beach areas. The rooms and bathrooms are quite small and dark but generally adequate with effiecent a/c, fridge, hairdryer etc and daily cleaning. The pool and surrounding areas are quite small and do get crowded early. The beach area, with the hotels own loungers and umbrellas, is well looked after, cleaned daily and has a large roped off area for safe swimming, unlike the Hilton and Sofitel which appear to have no beach facilities at all. It is a relatively easy 15 minute walk to the town centre either along the beach or the road. Overall a comfortable hotel with good facilities in a good location
My friend and I stayed at the Marriott Hua Hin Resort and Spa in January 2005. It was the last leg of a 10 day trip to Thailand and it was our 'treat', as it was the most expensive place we stayed at during the whole trip.
Loved the food
I had stayed there many years ago when it was the Royal Garden Resort. It has improved vastly. The quality of the food was excellent.
We did eat out but found that it did not compare with the quality of the Thai food served in the restaurant. Staff were very helpful and overall
we were very impressed with everything. Typical of the standard one
would expect from the Marriott chain of hotels.
We stayed at the Marriott for 10 nights in early September 2004.When we first arrived we were impressed with the reception and lobby areas.but on being shown to our room we were initially disappointed as it was not very large, but that was probably because we had just spent 4 nights in a huge river view room at Bangkok Marriott. However the room was clean and well equipped and bright and airy overlooking well kept gardens. We stayed in deluxe garden terrace.
My wife & I stayed at the Hua Hin Marriott July 2004, to give you a good idea of the overall feeling we got for the place, is it has a reasonably QUIET & relaxed feel to it, even though it was still quite busy, with a good percentage of Families/children as guests. The room (similar in layout to most Marriott & Holiday Inn types of hotel) was excellent in terms of décor/service, with daily cleaning and your bed turned down on an evening, and flowers placed decoratively on them, all of which was very romantic and appreciated by the wife.
This hotel needs some Renovation Work!
The grounds were very nice and hotel was directly on the beach. Furthest hotel from town. The room looked like it was original or better yet, a 1 star Honolulu hotel. A very old property indeed. Cheap furnishings and very, very dark and dreary. The floor was so scratced and dirty it was rather pathetic. A LOT of kids at the pool and of course without adult supervision. After 2 days we had to check out and move to the Sofitel, so glad we did.