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).
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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.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Superior double room, low season: 1,300 baht, high season 1,700 baht. Notes:
6/3 Damnern Kasem Rd, Hua Hin
T: (032) 511 150
(032) 512 045
F: (032) 513 571
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B