Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
There are over 100 hotels in Hat Yai, ranging from dingy brothels to multistory state of the art palaces though for a budget backpacker the choice is surprisingly limited. Most travellers head directly for the longstanding Cathay Guest House, though there are a couple of other options nearby.
Quite good value, but a walk from the markets8 Sripoovanart Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 234 555; F: (074) 234 553
While the Florida is a fifteen minute walk from the centre of Hat Yai, it remains quite good value. Rooms are clean and have tv and air-con and some have good views, and while there is some traffic ... Read the full review of The Florida Hotel.
Hat Yai's flashest digs3 Sanehanusorn Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 352 222; F: (074) 352 223
This is easily Hat Yai's flashest central digs boasting excellent and very professional staff. The rooms are tastefully decorated and immaculate, although the superior room we saw was a little pokey ... Read the full review of Novotel Central Sukhontha.1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
Magnificent views and great value29 Prachathipat Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 261 111; F: (074) 353 555
This huge, 33 floor landmark has quite handy, good value rooms for the mid-range traveller. The hotel sits atop a shopping and office tower with the foyer on level 10 and the views from the higher ... Read the full review of Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel.
grand views spotless rooms186 Niphat Uthit 3 Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 355 700; F: (074) 355 720
This aptly named hotel does indeed have grand views, particularly from the street-side rooms. The hotel is popular both with foriegn and local tourists, the Sakura has professional and particularly ... Read the full review of Sakura Grand View.
A familiar and comfortable place46 Thamnoonvitti Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 352 301-5; F: (074) 237 574
Almost opposite the Cathay Guesthouse, the Laem Thong is a popular choice amongst backpackers and flashpackers alike. Rooms are clean though basic and while the bathrooms can sometimes be a little ... Read the full review of Laem Thong Hotel.
A very good budget option21-23 Thamnoonvitti Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 220 966;
The Louise Guesthouse attracts a steady trade of backpackers who just cannot bear the rundown Cathay up the road. Rooms, while spartan are very clean and well looked after, and the location, justa ... Read the full review of Louise Guesthouse.Under 600B 4 votes Backpacker
Bright and airy9/5 Sripoovanart Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 355 200; F: (074) 234 560
The Hat Yai Rama doesn't look like much from outside, but the rooms are surprisingly bright and airy, making this a reasonable choice as long as you don't mind the fifteen minute walk to the shopping ... Read the full review of Hat Yai Rama Hotel.
Very central with pool24/1 Sanehanusorn Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 234 340-8; F: (074) 230 050
While it doesn't look too large from the street, the Grand Plaza Hotel is a pretty sizeable place with clean moderately sized rooms with all the standard fittings. The pool on the third floor is a ... Read the full review of Grand Plaza Hotel.
claustrophobicThamnoonvitti Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 220 233;
While the rooms here are passable in size, you have to go to the fourth floor if you want a window -- this only adds to the generally claustrophobic feel of the whole place. Rooms are dank and dark ... Read the full review of Ladda Guesthouse.
Not a great location1-3-5-7 Niphat Uthit 1 Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 223 660-3; F: (074) 352 210
Located to the north of the shopping district, the 100 room VL Hat Yai sits atop a very busy intersection, and though the rooms are surprisingly quiet, the location is anything but scenic. ... Read the full review of VL Hatyai Hotel.
has a pool62 Niphat Uthit 3 Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 230 130; F: Fax (074) 239 824
The Diamond Plaza has a very glitzy foyer with professional staff, which is let down by pretty ordinary rooms. The rooms are clean and comfortable, but the bathroom in the room we saw was very poor. ... Read the full review of Diamond Plaza Hotel.
great location, poor rooms99 Niphat Uthit 3 Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 234 350-7; F: (074) 237 436
The Yong Dee is set smack in the heart of Hat Yai's shopping district, making this a hit amongst shopaholics. While the hotel has a bright and icy-cold foyer with friendly desk staff, the rooms are ... Read the full review of Yong Dee Hotel.
Musty152-156 Nipat Uthit 2 Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 230 100; F: (074) 230 105
The New World Hotel is quite close to the train station and while it looks passable from outside, the corridors and rooms are very musty and the street-side rooms get significant traffic noise. Rooms ... Read the full review of New World Hotel.Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
Great views but average rooms28 Prachathipat Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 353 333; F: (074) 234 102
The Regency looks flash from outside, but inside, the hotel is looking pretty much due for a refurbishment. The 33 floors pretty much guarantee great views and while the rooms are clean, we found ... Read the full review of The Regency Hotel.
A good deal for the money47-48 Sanehanusorn Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 355 500-3; F: (074) 235 161
Not too far from Hat Yai's shopping district, the Sakol recently refurbished, though it appears more money was spent on the foyer and carpet than the individual rooms. Chatty and friendly staff keep ... Read the full review of Sakol Hotel.
Bubbly staff74 Sanehanusorn Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 223 555; F: (074) 239 767
Incredibly bubbly and helpful frontdesk staff here are a major asset, though the rooms do not match the glitzy foyer area. The pool is another big plus. The rooms are fair-sized with tv and air-con ... Read the full review of BP Grand Tower Hotel.
Aged but a bargain180-181 Niphat Uthit 3 Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 230 000; F: (074) 230 990
This large 250 rooms hotel has certainly passed its prime, and the rock-bottom rates reflect that, making the Hat Yai Central, overall a quite good value option. While the medium-sized rooms are very ... Read the full review of Hat Yai Central Hotel.
lacklustre and poor value186 Niphat Uthit Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 235 111-3; F: (074) 235 936
The ugly sister to the Grand View across the road, the Sakura Hotel has faded and torn carpet, scuffed walls and a general lacklustre and stale atmosphere. Romms are small and while they are clean, ... Read the full review of Sakura Hotel.
the traveller's centre in Hat Yai93/1 Niphat Uthit 2 Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 243 815; F: (074) 354 104
Promoting itself as the traveller's centre in Hat Yai, the long-running Cathay Guesthouse could really do with a hosing out and a coat of paint, yet it remains the most popular backpacker's spot in ... Read the full review of Cathay Guesthouse.Under 600B 4 votes Backpacker
poor value120-124 Niphat Uthit 1 Rd, Hat Yai
T: (074) 234 386-9; F: (074) 230 043
According to the friendly desk clerk, one American guest has been staying at the Montien for over three years straight now -- the question begs, why? Frayed and torn carpet line the corridors and the ... Read the full review of Montien Hotel.
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