The Best Hotels to Stay in Hua Hin

Nestled on the edge of the Gulf of Thailand, Hua Hin caters for every budget and taste.
Nestled on the edge of the Gulf of Thailand, Hua Hin caters for every budget and taste. | © Thaiways / Alamy Stock Photo
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28 December 2020

Thailand isn’t all backpacker dorms and beachside bungalows. In every major city there are luxurious, fancy hotels that wouldn’t be out of place in even the most upscale location – and Hua Hin is no different. As a seaside town, Hua Hin is already picturesque enough, but when a luxury hotel is thrown into the mix you won’t want to ever check out. Here’s our list of the best hotels in Hua Hin.

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

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If the Hyatt Regency was any more on the beach, you’d have to pitch a tent on the sand. Fortunately for you, you’ll have to make do with one of their stunning rooms instead. With their own beach cabanas and beach bars, there’s no comfier way to enjoy your time in paradise. The pool is huge and resembles a tropical lagoon, whilst the hotel buildings themselves are a seamless blend of both traditional Thai and modern architecture.

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Cape Nidhra Hotel

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Cape Nidhra personifies sophistication; its rooms are simple yet elegant, its beachside location is perfect and its pool – with floating sofas and a movie screen – takes some beating. Its on-site amenities are top of the range, with a fitness suite, sauna and spa all available for use by their guests. Its restaurant and spa are both stunning too, and are the perfect places to enjoy your evening as the sun goes down.

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Evason

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A luxury hotel with a strong focus on sustainability, Evason has all you need to enjoy your holiday with the added bonus of knowing you’re enjoying a more eco-friendly hotel. Evason is right on the beach, and features a number of activities for its guests to enjoy, such as boxing, archery, tennis and golf. Not in the mood for running around? Not to worry, their spa is incredibly calm; set among tranquil, lotus-filled ponds, there are few more peaceful places in a country like Thailand to enjoy all your troubles melting away.

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InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

Resort, Golf Hotel
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With stunning rooms, several bars and restaurants and even golf courses located nearby, the InterContinental is definitely one of the finest in Hua Hin. Located in a prime location by the beach, guests can expect a touch of luxury here as they sip cocktails by the sand, or enjoy the comfortable beds around the stunning pool.

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Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel
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Putahracsa is an elegant poolside villa with a minimalist aesthetic that’s effortlessly chic. With a mixture of hotel rooms and private villas, this hotel is perfect for young families and discerning travellers. There’s a pool and beach bar to ensure you’re not going too long without, and a restaurant and patisserie serve delicious food. There are cushions and sofas to ensure maximum comfort is provided, and all the rooms are just a short walk to the beautiful beach.

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Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas

Resort, Spa Hotel
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With a mix of both high-class hotel rooms and private pool villas, Centara has something for everyone. There’s a distinct English-colonial theme throughout the hotel, which is carried on in their impressive Railway restaurant – one of several on-site eateries. With tennis courts, outdoor pools, a children’s club and a full-service spa, there’s plenty to do here – not to mention the gorgeous beach which you can see from the pool.

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Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa

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With large, comfy, minimalist hotel rooms set amongst a gorgeous hotel complex, the Marriott is the perfect place to base yourself for your travels through Hua Hin. Situated on the beach, this hotel features five swimming pools, on-site bars and restaurants and a complimentary children’s club, making it perfect for couples and families alike. There’s also plenty of things to do here, as well as a fitness centre and spa to unwind in.

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V Villas Hua Hin MGallery by Sofitel

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Featuring a wonderful infinity pool with views of the sea, V Villas hass everything and more that you could want from a beachside hotel. With the beach a short walk away, a restaurant and bar on site and a full spa service, the only problem you’ll have is finding a reason to leave. The rooms are extremely comfortable and modern, as are the communal and poolside areas.

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Anantara Hua Hin Resort

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With a 5* hotel you expect a certain level of luxury – and Anantara surpasses that. Situated on a private beach, this distinctly Thai hotel features comfortable balconies overhanging the beach, several gorgeous pools with poolside bars, and comfortable seating areas on the beach from which you can enjoy a romantic sunset. The rooms are comfortable, with a rustic, traditional Thai charm.

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Mad Panda Hostel

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Mad Panda Hostel is a bang-for-your-buck option in the centre of Hua Hin. A hit with savvy spenders, the hostel has a lively café and lounge on the ground floor and clean, modern dorms upstairs. You’re a few minutes walk from Hua Hin’s buzzy night market and bars, but still far enough from the epicentre to ensure you can get a decent night’s sleep. If you do end up burning the midnight oil, you’ll be pleased to hear that every bed has a blackout curtain.

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  • Rest Detail Hotel

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    The clue’s in the name at Rest Detail Hotel, where R&R falls front and centre. Bordering a white-sand beach, this hotel encourages guests to slip into a leisurely pace of life, moving between lounger, sea-facing pool and the Restfully Yours spa, where therapists draw on traditional Thai techniques. Every room has a supersoft silk duvet and a cloud-like mattress, ensuring the nights are as blissful as the days.
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    Asira Boutique Hotel

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    Occupying a geometric building with balconies of blackened steel, Asira Boutique Hotel is a contemporary option in the heart of Hua Hin. The rooms are dressed with pale woods and flooded with light thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows, some of which open directly onto the outdoor pool. Here you’ll find the hotel’s social heart, flanked by sun loungers, shaded daybeds and exotic greenery. The sun deck runs right up to the open-air restaurant, where you can post up with ice-cold beers and spicy noodles.

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    Ayrest Hotel

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    A few minutes’ drive from the centre of town, Ayrest Hotel occupies one of the more placid pockets of Hua Hin. The rooms have a pleasingly organic look to them, clad in polished timber and finished with fabrics in neutral tones. Most have private terraces overlooking the hotel’s courtyard, where there’s a series of connecting pools with an island garden in the middle. Guests can make liberal use of the hotel’s free shuttle service, running to landmarks like Hua Hin’s clock tower, night market and beach.

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    Maven Stylish Hotel

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    Maven Stylish Hotel lays claim to one of the most striking buildings in town, a vision of glass and bronzed metal, lit up with dramatic effect at night. The spacious rooms have a beach-inspired aesthetic, decorated in sandy neutrals and finished with oceanic artwork. Start your evenings at poolside bar Manta Ray before dining on Thai-style seafood dishes at Mave Café, a gem-inspired restaurant, swirled with sapphire blues and turquoise greens.

    Chiva-Som

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    Wellness resort Chiva-Som is laid out like a miniature Thai village, complete with pavilions, a lotus-flecked pond and a palm-flanked stretch of sand. Even the entry-level rooms have vast windows, handsome wooden parquet and a terrace overlooking the resort’s lush gardens. It’s the award-winning spa, however, that steals the show. The state-of-the-art facilities ensure every base is covered, whether you’re after a high-tech or holistic health screening.

    Hamish Roy contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on December 28, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.