Marriott Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa Hotel

, Hua Hin, Thailand
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Marriott Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa Hotel

107/1 Phetkasem Beach Rd - Hua Hin - 77110 - Thailand Hotel Website | 32-511881
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9/10
Great Hotel and Staff
Submitted by: Veronica in 10/03/08
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: Thailand
  • Traveller type: Retired
After staying at the Hilton Hotel and Spa last year I didn't think I would enjoy any other hotel as much and the reviews I read before going on holiday were a bit up and down,so imagine my surprise when I found an oasis of calm beside a busy 6 lane motorway! We spent eleven nights at the Marriott and cannot fault anything there. Maybe it was because there were a lot of our age group there and not many fellow English countrymen,whatever it was it made our holiday. We would definitely go back and although we had a great garden view room we would book a sea view next time so that we get the lovely sea breeze on the adequate balcony.
Breakfast was all you could ask for, never any hassle to find a table and as for the supposed rush for sun beds, it never happenned while we were there in February. Pool great, nice and deep therefore not too many young children venturing too far into the centre of the pool.
Overall I cannot think of anything I can complain about.
Go there and see for yourselves.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Marriott Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa Hotel

Great for Birthdays

from Kopterkuts
Arrived in Hua Hin after four nights in Bangkok and when they discovered it was our wedding anniversay whilst we were staying with them took a photograph of us, looking a bid worse for wear after the three hour transfer, but which was given to us at the end of the holiday in a frame.

Our room had a sea view and was OK, the shower was a bit weak on water pressure, but the bed was decorated with rose petals and sculptured towels. We decided to have our first evening meal in the hotelsThai restaurant as it was my husbands birthday and we wanted to treat ourselves. On the return to our room after exploring the hotel grounds we had a birthday cake delivered, which was a lovely surprise. Also after the meal the restaurant staff delivered a cake along with candles whilst they sang Happy Birthday, to my much embarrased husband.

The only major problem we had is that one day upon returning to our room they were doing some refurbishment next door, varnishing the furniture and the smell in our room was horrendous. My husband complained and they moved us to another room, with a beach view which was also bigger and had a great shower.

It did rain for six days whilst we were there but the hotel obviously could do nothing about that except to lend us umbrellas. It did mean that we did quite a bit of walking around the new large shopping mall, even planned to see a film but the sun came out again.

The only fault is that the hotel is a bit far out and had to get a tuk tuk each night into the resort. We could have walked but did not really want to arrive in the resort hot and sweating before the evening had started. The tuk tuks all charged us 60 baht per journey no matter where about in Hua Hin we got off or on. I think this is the only english they know "60 baht".

Would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Good quality Thai themed resort

from ManchesterTim
We stayed in the Marriott for 9 nights and it was pleasing to see a low rise resort surrounded by Gardens and thai ornaments, rather than the modern tower block hotels like the Hilton. Food was expensive when compared to restaurants in town, but the dishes were of a higher quality. Drinks are expensive whether they are from the bar or fridge, but there are shops close by to grab whatever you need for a fraction of the cost. Staff are friendly and efficient. Rooms were comfortable but dark (when facing garden). Pool and sunbeds are good, didn't bother with the beach as sea as jelly-fish were regularly being washed up on the beach. If you are drinking in the hotel bar on an evening, watch out for the Mozzies, they are out in force probably due to the close proximity to the garden. Taxi's are readily available into town for 50B.

is it 5 star

from travlingmanuk
a very nice hotel but definately not 5 star,rooms ok,cleaned everyday. a tip dont bother paying extra for deluxe rooms as they are all the same spec except the mini suites. breakfast ok lots of choice,resterants very expensive also the spa .pool good but deep in places ,beach very clean,sea shallow able to walk out 50 metres depth of 2-3 feet but beware of jellyfish.small drinks vendor on beach much cheaper than hotel also fruit seller and of course loads of souviner sellers,everything from watches t shirts ,tablecloths etc.etc,
only 10 mins walk to town for night markets food etc. all in all a nice hotel

Wonderful location

from vienn
Perfect for families or couples. The resort has wonderful food, a more than perfect staff, a great pool, and a nice location. Walk out on to the white-sand beach. Its location allows you to walk south on the beach, lay in the sun next to the hotel, or walk north on the beach to some vendors. The rooms were great, with more than comfortable beds and bathrooms. The staff was more than accomodating to some of our needs. Would definatly stay here again.

7 stars hotel on the beach

from A TripAdvisor Member
A 7-star hotel, probably expensive but 'hidden'in the costs of the total package. White sand beach, the best ever breakfast buffet, clean and large room with sea view and 4 good restaurants that were extrmely expensive considering local food prices but 'normally priced'to european standards.
The town is not spectacular but has a pretty evening market, the hotel is 10-15 minutes walking from 'downtown' or 60baht with a 6 person tuktuk.

For us the perfect way to end a fantastic holidays in an impressive country!

Loved our stay at Marriott

from baggo55
Our stay could have had a bad start when it appeared we had not been allocated a room, however the reception staff were excellent, very friendly and soon had the problem solved. First impressions were excellent, it was a really well laid out hotel and the gardens and pool were fantastic. Our room was on the ground floor and backed onto the gardens where you could sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. The real plus for me was the fact the you were right on the beach, it appeared to be the only large hotel which actually provided sunloungers on the beach. The beach was really nice and the water was crystal clear and warm as bathwater, not very good for cooling off though! The usual vendors on the beach were not too much hassle, in fact we got quite friendly, however if you said no firmly they would go away. The lady seeling fruit was a godsend on the long hot afternoons and it was only a short stroll to the bar for Happy Hour. Food was generally far more expensive than in the town but it was worth paying a bit extra now and again to dine overlooking the beach. All the staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough to make your stay enjoyable.
Tuk Tuk's (I loved them) cost about 50 baht to town centre where there are loads of great places to eat, meals & drinks usually around £15 for two.
We spent nearly every night in the bar at the Hilton Hotel, it was one of the few air-conditioned ones, and boy did you need it! Beer was a bit more expensive but there was a great group on every night.

fantastic hua hin

from solution
We stayed for 9 nights in the penthouse for our honeymoon at a cheaper rate (still pricey) and didnt want to return home. The room was huge with a seating area, dressing area and huge bathroom which opened up onto the bedroom with a huge bath and walk-in shower. the room was at least twice the size of a normal room. Outside we had sun loungers on a prvate balcony and rooftop jacuzzi with views over the beach and sea which was wonderful to wake up to daily. The staff couldnt do enough for you and previous reports of not enough loungers and overcrowded swimming pools were unfounded (we must have picked a good time to go), very few children so no complaints. The restuarants were wonderful very expensive compared to the centre of hua hin but amazing food and well worth the extra for a treat. The breakfast was well worth the price which we got offered cheaper on a deal on arrival. Hua hin was a lovely town, im sure in 5 years it will have expanded and the joy of having a smaller town to explore may be lost. The night market and choice of tailors kept us spending most nights, bring an extra suitcase for all your buys.

Superb Stay

from HongKongFace
We had just THE most wonderful stay at this hotel – on our honeymoon. We stayed for a week, and it was wonderful in every respect. The town of Hua Hin isn’t up to much. But the hotel / spa resort was faultless. The room was spacious, immaculately clean, and tastefully decorated. We had a great sea-view – albeit on the ground floor. The staff were - without exception - genuinely friendly and welcoming. The buffet breakfast was superb with a huge range of high quality options. The ‘Sala Thai’ restaurant was wonderful too – with great food (pricey but high quality!). Being right on the gorgeous beach was a real boost too! The facilities are excellent; my wife had a Thai massage in the hotel spa (in lovely grounds) which she thought was just wonderful. The only gripe we had (and it was a minor one) is that the pool was mobbed with kids. We can’t help feeling that spa resorts like this would be so much better if they were kid-free. Overall though, a superb hotel which we would recommend without hesitation.

Traditional,charming Thai hotel

from gatebeck9
My wife and i stayed here for 4 nights.As long as you arent expecting a big modern day hotel you will find it relaxing and comfortable.Agree with previous reviews that the pool is small but all in all we had pleasant stay,but not much to do in Hua Hin town.

Good place to relax but keep an eye on your children

from A TripAdvisor Member
I spent a week in the Marriot with my family, after a business meeting in Bangkok.

The train trip from Bangkok was a nightmare, due to an accident it took us over 12 hours. But in principle it can be done within 5 hours I believe.

Check in at front desk was a bit unpleasant, had expected more Thai hospitality in stead of cold professionalism.

The public areas are marvellous, open structure, big sofa's, beautiful gardens, spacy. Swimming pool is nice and well decorated with little stone animals (turtles, elephants), more for splashing than for swimming since rather small. In the pool a cocktail bar, unfortunately with not much service. Supply of bath towels is generous, it is however a pity that chairs and beds are difficult to find, one has to reserve a bed before breakfast. I hate to do it, but if everyone runs for it at 7h30 .. you have to compete along. Once upon return from breakfast my towel and book were simply removed by the way.

The beach is not very special, however, I have not seen many hotels in Hua Hin with this type of direct access. Of course one has to get used to the vendors and horse men ... but isn't that part of the fun? Or do we want to lock our selves in sterile hotels without any contact with Thai?

Rooms are quite dark and humid but okay, especially the ones with a little private garden overlooking the swimming pool are really lovely. Mind you, this was before the tsunami, now we would feel a bit awkward that low and close to the beach.

Breakfast is busy and hectic, but plenty of choice. Unfriendly waitress, one of them shouted to my kid (5 years old) which I find highly unappropriate, in particular in Thailand. The reason: the kid took a toast with him to the swimming pool. That was forbidden she acclaimed, the rest of the week she kept special attention to us to see whether we again would smuggle some sandwiches from the table .. we felt like school children. Lunch and dinner options are good, but very expensive.

The spa/massage is well designed, spacy, professionally run, but ... way too expensive. In any massage house in town prices were ten times as low. As a result we had no difficulties to book, we had the impression that the place was always deserted.

The only serious problem we encountered was the kids club. Staff ran out very often and did not return sometimes for hours! The list of activities that was posted on a daily basis had nothing to do with the reality. The activities simply did not take place, and most of the time there was nobody there. We had the feeling they had to be waitress or waiter in the nearby beach bar or had other duties as well. They completely abandoned the children. And that with the public beach and the sea only some footsteps away! So we brought our kid to the club but from a distance we did not loose sight of the exit door. Which is not the idea of a kids club, right? Complaints were accepted, never acted upon.

All in all, still a place to recommend. When money is not important, when you entertain your children your self, and when you love the beach, I believe this is a good choice in Hua Hin.

Top Local Tips for Hua Hin

tuk tuks tuk tuks are the only way to get around, barter (nicely), tip as it is soooo cheap and enjoy the wind in your hair!

Eat for £2.50 go to the back of the menus where the noodles/thai food is

Getting around Hua Hin city The Tuk-tuks are fairly expensive considering it's a relatively short trip to the city from the hotel. Just a guide that any trip within the city shouldn't be 100baht or above.

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  • Address: 107/1 Phetkasem Beach Rd - Hua Hin - 77110 - Thailand
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