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tony Jul 26th, 2002 08:39 AM

Hyatt Regency, Hua Hin
Has anyone been there? Is it in Hua Hin or within a short walk? Can't decide between there or the Marriot. Any help would be welcome!

Margo Jul 26th, 2002 12:29 PM

You can easily walk into town from the Marriott, from the Hyatt you need to take a tuk-tuk, but it costs just over $1 and takes about 5 minutes. The Marriott is usually cheaper. I wouldn't say the Marriott is nearly as good room/facilty wise as the Hyatt but the convenience of being so close to town has an advantage for the Marriott. Both were nice. When we go next(October) I think we will opt for the Marriott but get a higher grade room which would be the same as a standard room at the Hyatt, hope this helps.

tony Jul 26th, 2002 04:50 PM

you have verified whatI thought!Thanks for the info- even though it makes it more difficult to decide!!!!

Sarah Rey Jul 27th, 2002 12:58 PM

Tony, I agree with what has been said, all I would add is that the Marriott is rather more 'laid back' and extras tend to be cheaper than at the Hyatt.

ruth Jul 30th, 2002 02:49 AM

Am also interested in the Hyatt. Also looking at the Sofitel.Anyone experienced both and can give their preferences and reasons?

Rebecca Jul 30th, 2002 11:06 AM

The Sofitel in Hua Hin is similar to Raffles in Singapore, but not as expensive. It is directly on the beach in the middle of Hua Hin. The Hua Hin Hyatt Regency resort is about 5 minutes from town. I would suggest the Sofitel for classic style.

ruth Jul 30th, 2002 01:27 PM

Rebecca<BR>thanks. I have been leaning towards the Sofitel after a little more research today.

Jill Jul 31st, 2002 01:12 PM

I would recommend the Sofitel Grand, it is the 'grand dame' of Hua Hin hotels, the gardens are glorious. Walk along the beach to your right and it becomes much quieter. There is a great deal more to Hua Hin than you might expect from the information provided at hotels. They were not very much help when we wanted to see Muay Thai boxing and the cabaret show, they kind of looked 'down their noses' at us, there is an active but quite 'decent' nightlife in Hua Hin but both the Sofitel and the Dusit where we stayed before seemed to want us to spend our evenings at the hotel itself, do venture out, it is quite a large town and there are plenty of things to do in the evenings.

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