Bland but central with a pool
Surrounded by Western restaurants and fast-food chains in the centre of Hua Hin’s tourist area, Sirin’s white, fortress-like concrete building must have been here since the 1980s (if not earlier).
Rates haven’t gone up in years despite the rooms being renovated since our last visit. While the new furniture and carpeting still looks like it was chosen by a conservative grandma, the rooms are spacious, well-kept, comfortable and equipped with decent bathrooms, balconies, mini-fridges, safes, desks and TVs that the hotel’s brochure boasts come with colour screens -- this place sure is cutting edge! Jokes aside, Sirin does offer solid value with a small swimming pool at the centre of the tightly packed property. You’ll also find a few computers and restaurant in the airy lobby, where we found a distracted staff member and bored security guard. Nearby Thipurai City Hotel is a similar choice -- both are favourites of European and Scandinavian families.
Address: 6/3 Damnern Kasem Rd, Hua Hin
T: (032) 511 150; (032) 512 045; F: (032) 513 571
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º57'33.31" E, 12º34'7.91" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||1,300 baht||1,700 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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