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    Bangkok / Hua Hin Hotels recos. needed please.

    Got some family visiting, and they are looking for hotels in Bangkok and Hua Hin. Any help will be much appreciated. No concerns about budget really.

    They want...

    We'd like a central hotel in Bangkok with an area for chilling out - swimming pool
    and then in Hua Hin somewhere with a spa/pool in a central location.
    Cheers.

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    Easy mate.

    Hua Hin tell them go to Sofitel or Hilton. Right in the centre, right near the beach, nice rooms and gardens, cost about $150-$250 a night i think.

    Bangkok. central to what? skytrain? sukhumvit? MBK? River?

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    I would go further south, rather than stay at Hua Hin. Prachahip Kiri Kan (or however you spell it) is much, much nicer with some excellent resorts.

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    I'd agree with Marmers, though maybe not as far South as Prachuap. It's nice, but not a lot to do for non-Thai speakers. Try Pranburi, some lovely boutique resorts there &, as a resort, the Evason is really fantastic. Plus still close enough to HH, if they want to visit.

    Sofitel's nice, as is Hilton, but central HH is losing it's charm, IMO.

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    In Hua Hin, I like Spa Business , not in the centre, but nice spa.

    In BKK, this one's got good reviews. http://www.siamatsiam.com/

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    I'd suggest the Landmark in Bangkok.


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    Really nice hotel, great staff, nice English Pub underneath {Huntsman} Nana Station three or four hundred yards down the road, the sky train takes you anywhere, shopping, entertainment, restaurants.

    You can get a good deal on a suite, and there are offers through various agents on the internet, book three and pay for two, etc and you can up the deal.

    Walk across the road {use the bridge} Gulliver's,{Quite decent food good feeling to the place, plenty of ex-pats, Giant screens for sport) plenty of bars, decent shopping area. Same side as Landmark five minutes walk, Nana visit level three ask for Nellie's Private place and tell 'em Mathos sent you.

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    ^Landmark - overpriced and dated.
    ^Gullivers - gone steeply downhill since launch. Food just microwaved fare.

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    Marriott hotel in HH has a great spa, located within walking distance (10 min) from the town centre, and has great dining by the sea. The Sofitel is even closer to town, great gardens, but a bit too big for my liking.

    For Bangkok, pick one of the 5 star hotels by the river, such as Oriental or Sheraton. Both hotels provide free transport to the skytrain (Thaksin bridge) and places like Grand Palace and Wat Arum are also easily accessible by boat.
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    If money is no concern stay at the Peninsula over in Thonburi. Fantastic views over the river, and luxury that is nicer than the Oriental.

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    When I say no concerns about budget I also mean 'keep it real'. They don't really need the luxury of the Oriental and such.

    But good recos so far, any a little more mid range priced?

    I was also going to reco they don't stay in Hua Hin, is there much else to do in Pranburi outside the resort, or is it predominantly a Thai style style tourist place?

    Maybe I am better suggesting they go Samui or something...?

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    Walk across the road {use the bridge} Gulliver's,{Quite decent food good feeling to the place, plenty of ex-pats, Giant screens for sport) plenty of bars, decent shopping area. Same side as Landmark five minutes walk, Nana visit level three ask for Nellie's Private place and tell 'em Mathos sent you.
    They're an older couple Mathos, not really heading for the bars on arrival.

    I don't know them to well really so thought a bit rude to ask their budget, I would guess they are looking at paying between 3-6 K a night for a room.

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    Hua Hin got to be either the Hilton or Sofitiel for central location.
    Bangkok Try the Holiday Inn Bangkok. (careful there is 2 avoid the one in Silom)

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    I use hotelthailand.com all the time. I have stayed here at this place in Hua Hin, and its very nice. Would fit into the lifestyle of an older couple as well.

    Dhevan Dara Resort & Spa - Hua Hin Thailand online Reservation Service

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkkmadness
    I was also going to reco they don't stay in Hua Hin, is there much else to do in Pranburi outside the resort, or is it predominantly a Thai style style tourist place?
    If the Evason, it's Pak Nam Pran, not strictly Pranburi. It's not really busy, but there are restaurants & bars down there & HH is reachable by taxi. For day trips, it's closer to Sam Roi Yod, Dolphin Bay and the mangrove swamps than HH is. Also, a friend of mine runs Mermaid Cruises, who do boat trips in the area & can do chartered fishing trips etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkkmadness View Post
    When I say no concerns about budget I also mean 'keep it real'. They don't really need the luxury of the Oriental and such.
    Why not? - if there is no concern about budget (your words), then go for the best. If you can afford luxury, I see no need to deny yourself the pleasure.

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    Well it's more a case of they don't need to spend so much money to find something they will be perfectly happy with so a few more options are nice. And at the end of the day they'll be out and about most of the time rather than back at the hotel.

    Saying that, I will pass on all suggestions to them with the different ranges and let them pick from the selection.

    Thanks for all your help so far everyone.

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    For Bangkok: Pathumwan Princess has a convenient location.

    Else they should indeed look for some hotel at the river. Sheraton sounds good.

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    Been so busy this week forgot to check in on this. Thanks for all your suggestions, if there are any last minute thoughts let me know, because I will be mailing them these recos tomorrow.

    Ta very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkkmadness View Post
    Got some family visiting, and they are looking for hotels in Bangkok and Hua Hin. Any help will be much appreciated. No concerns about budget really.

    They want...

    We'd like a central hotel in Bangkok with an area for chilling out - swimming pool
    and then in Hua Hin somewhere with a spa/pool in a central location.
    Cheers.
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