An extra splash of style
In an area stacked with bland hotels, newish My Place stands out thanks to its sharp crimson-and-grey colour scheme and goldfish pond out front.
Step into the sleek lobby and the tasteful Chinese-inspired art, glossy floors and bubbling fountain all make it clear that this place is classier than the rest. You pay a bit more for the added style, but it might be worth it. Available in a few different sizes, the immaculate rooms are done up with dark wood features, sumptuous beds, spacious balconies, watercolour paintings and extras like LCD TV, fridge and electronic safe. The deluxe is only a tad larger than the standard, but the suite bags you a separate kitchen and dining area. A small but nicely formed swimming pool beckons on the rooftop, which also boasts a wide wooden deck that’s great for some late afternoon down time. We found that room rates were a solid couple of hundred baht cheaper on Agoda than on the hotel’s website. Around the corner is Avenue Hotel, a similarly comfortable but more straightforward option for a few hundred baht cheaper; and Tanawit, a larger hotel that offers dated rooms with better views for around the same price as My Place.
Address: 17 Amnuaysin Rd (Soi Hua Hin 74), Hua Hin
T: (032) 514 111-2; F: (032) 514 113
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,550 baht||1,850 baht|
|Deluxe double room||1,950 baht||2,200 baht|
|Deluxe Suite||3,500 baht||4,500 baht|
|Family room||5,500 baht||6,500 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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