When I went to Hua Hin (Thailand) I stayed at Amari Hua Hin. Even though it has been a while since the trip, I still remember the place fondly. We had already been in Bangkok for a few nights and I somehow managed to tire out myself completely.
So when I saw the facade of the hotel, I was actually longing for some peace and rest in the seaside town of Hua Hin.
For us the check-in was a breeze as we were given a group check-in. We gave our passports, sat in the lobby, sipped on the welcome drink and got our room keys and passport! Now isn’t that cool?
The lobby looked something like this! It had fancy looking showpiece hanging from the roof which looked like coral but I could not capture it in this picture!
This was my lovely room at Amari. I liked the muted colors, you can see it was spacious and comfortable. There was ample tea supply in the room. There was free wifi as well. They had beautiful photographs of the iconic Hua Hin Railway Station within the room.
The bathroom had a shower area only, there was no bath tub. But overall it was clean and comfortable.
I had a dinner and all my breakfasts at Amari. The food was quite good. I particularly remember breakfasts as a jolly time when many of the bloggers would come together and had a laugh along with the breakfast!
The Swimming Pool
This was the view of the swimming pool from my room. I spent one evening splashing around in the pool, it was great fun. Later I was told by colleagues that on that evening there was a double rainbow on the beach!
Amari is not right by the beach but they have a restaurant by the beach. They run regular golf carts to the beach, but it is a nice pleasant walk, I would not need a cart really. The beach at Hua Hin was peaceful.
Overall, I found the staff courteous throughout my stay. I had a nice stay at Amari, Hua Hin in Thailand.
PS. I stayed at Amari Hua Hin in July 2014. My stay was sponsored by TAT New Delhi.
PPS. I have started collecting all my hotel reviews on one page and I know I need to add so many more.
Hua Hin is actually the first beach I have visited in Thailand, even though it was my third visit to the country. We were staying at the Amari, Hua Hin. It is a beautiful, contemporary property but it is not by the beach. So, we took their golf cart to go to the beach. It was high tide when I visited, so reaching the sandy bank involved some walking and hopping around. But if you ask me, it was fun. Hua Hin is a quiet beach. If you are looking for night life, this is not the right place.
The day I went to the beach, it was, once again, overcast. By now it has become the dominant recurring theme in my life, at least for the past one year. Sometimes, clouds make the sunset even more spectacular. But on this day they just overwhelmed the sun. The beach is not a white sand beach. But there are things that go in its favor too.
The beach is absolutely clean, and there are only a few people on it. So if you are looking for a quiet time, reading a book this is the ideal place. There were a few water scooters and a banana boat ride available. There were horses for hire as well. Hua Hin is a resort town which also has the summer palace of the king. So it is more of an upscale place. There are restaurants dotting the shore of the Hua Hin beach. Overall, you are guaranteed a peaceful time by the beach. I did not notice any hawkers on the beach.
Hua Hin is about 2-3 hours from Bangkok by road. It also has many other attractions. I loved the night markets at Hua Hin. There are theme parks and shopping complexes as well in the vicinity. But my best experience was trekking to the Phraya Nakhon Caves, nearby. Then there is the cute little Hua Hin Railway Station as well. Hua Hin is a beautiful and relaxed place for a holiday close to Bangkok.
PS. I was invited to Thailand by Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi and I had a great trip!
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quite my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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