Welcome back to the mid 1990s
The Hilton’s massive tower looms next to the beach at the centre of Hua Hin like a sun anchoring a dense solar system of tourist-driven businesses.
Opened in 1992, it marked the early days of Hua Hin’s radical transformation and was among the first big-name hotels to compete with the neighbouring Centara Grand. These two pivotal resorts offer totally different experiences, both with their own selling points. Every room at the Hilton comes with an oversized balcony for enjoying the sea views, which you won’t find in most of Centara’s rooms. The Hilton’s giant multi-tiered swimming pool stretches all the way from the main building to the beach; the top-floor mezzanine is sometimes considered an attraction in its own right; and an on-site tennis court, full-service spa, fitness centre and brewpub are counted among the facilities. Rooms are what you would expect from the Hilton, with polished wood floors, modern amenities and a luxurious design that lacks creativity. Several suites are available on the highest floors, with the cheapest rooms coming in at a comfortable 42 square metres. Rates fluctuate often throughout the year and deals can be scored online if you book well in advance.
Address: 33 Soi Nares Damri, Hua Hin
T: (032) 538 999; F: (032) 538 990
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º57'36.9" E, 12º34'14.8" N
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Room rates: 4,000B to 8,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||4,600 baht||6,800 baht|
|Deluxe double room||5,400 baht||7,600 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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