Friendly and intimate
Somewhat hard to find down a residential street that’s a five-minute walk from the beach, we were sad to leave this sophisticated guesthouse.
The family who owns the place is genuinely welcoming (as is their little dog Katcha); the atmosphere makes you want to lie around and relax; and eco-friendly practices like solar power, grey water and use of organic veggies are admirable. Rather than squeeze in as many bedrooms as possible, the owners left several common areas in the renovated house, including a living room, upstairs lounge, large outdoor terrace, garden and dining area where complimentary breakfast is served. Sofas and bookshelves abound. Rooms are decked out with several screened windows, parquet floors, luxurious beds, TVs, minibars and ceiling fans in addition to air-con. Each individually designed room includes rattan touches and bright modern art on olive green, flush white or deep crimson walls, and the largest comes with its own private deck with views to Khao Krai Lad. Large bathrooms with high-quality appliances and stone floors are another high point. We were offered around 200 baht off the listed rates on two different types of rooms. Recommended.
Address: 8/10 Takiab Soi 6, Hua Hin
T: (085) 109 2680;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º58'17.34" E, 12º31'30.69" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,600 baht||1,600 baht|
|Superior double room||1,900 baht||1,900 baht|
|Deluxe double room||2,300 baht||2,300 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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