Extra splash of style
The Sukkasem aims to be cushier, cleaner and more stylish than the other perched-over-the-sea options on Nares Damri.
It succeeds in terms of cleanliness and style, with a shared open-air loft offering floor cushions, tables and benches to go with sea views. Adorned with woven bamboo walls and original dark-wood floors, rooms come with LCD TVs, small electronic safes, desks, mirrors and good-quality beds with crisp, clean linens. Unfortunately, space and natural light are minimal in the standard rooms with windows facing a hallway. The larger rooms have glass doors opening onto a deck. The value is questionable across the board, but that hasn’t seemed to affect the place’s popularity; they were practically full when we stopped by in low season. That’s no doubt partly due to Sukkasem’s strong online presence, but also to its helpful staff and relaxing atmosphere. We were offered 100 baht off the listed rate on the one room that was left during our visit. Reservations are a good idea if you’re set on staying here.
Address: 21/1 Nares Damri Rd, Hua Hin
T: (032) 530 300;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º57'37.09" E, 12º34'20.89" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||990 baht||1,290 baht|
|Family room||1,390 baht||1,590 baht|
|Deluxe double room||1,690 baht||1,990 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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