Talay Hotel & Villa (previously JJ Hotel) is first off the rank as you reach the beach road and turn south.
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It has two main options, standard rooms in a clapped out old hotel building and far better superior rooms in a longhouse setting running opposite. It's a bit of a quirky set-up and we can't help but think they're biding their time before knocking down the old joint and remodelling it in the new fashion, but the receptionist couldn't shed any light on that theory. The standards are poor value and you're far better off heading to Cha-am My House, where you can get a pool for less money, but if you want to be close to everything, the superiors are worth considering as they're super clean and polished with big flat screen TVs (compared to clunky boxes in the old standards). This wouldn't be our first choice, but for Cha-am it isn't bad value. Prices were what were quoted to us as a weekday walk-in.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 700 baht, high season 700 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 1,300 baht, high season 1,300 baht. Notes: