Hotel Name: Sun & Star Apartment.
Address: 16/15 Phet Kasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
I stayed at the Sun & Star Apartment in Hua Hin, Thailand. I booked online via Airbnb, and I booked the room for its price and location in Hua Hin. I paid $7.87 USD per night, so it worked out much cheaper than renting a guesthouse room by the week or month.
I’ve stayed in Hua Hin a few times before but I had never stayed in this area. Sometimes I don’t look at the map too hard when booking on Airbnb, and initially I thought it was a bit far from the main area. It turns out though that this is near a great street in Hua Hin, and I have now listed it as one of the best areas to stay in Hua Hin.
The apartment is near Soi 51, which has a great local beach village feel without all the tourist shops. There are only a few hotels in the area, which helps in keeps the village vibe.
Sun & Star Apartment is on the main road that goes through Hua Hin, and on the other side of the beach. The numbering system can be confusing, but you can’t miss the sign in front of the apartment.
As this was an Airbnb I had to wait for someone to let me in (my main grievance about Airbnbs). I didn’t have internet mobile either, so I had to go to a nearby cafe to let them know I was there.
I was taken yo my room, which was up three steep flights of stairs. My room overlooked the main road with a big window, though it was quiet enough with the window closed.
The bed was very comfortable and I slept soundly it was so soft. The room has air-conditioning, and it was needed the whole time. The building appears to have been designed in such a way that it retained heat throughout the day and night. I would have got by in the evening with a fan, but I am finding more and more that new places don’t offer fans. Ironically they had a sign next to the a/c to turn off the a/c 30 minutes before leaving to save power. I could have saved more power by having a ceiling fan instead.
There is wifi of course, and I didn’t have any problems with the connection. There was also a comfortable desk and chair for working.
A clinically minimalist and clean bathroom. No problems with hot water.
The bonus of being on the third floor was having a view of the sea, which I was not expecting. This photo just shows the urban road, but layingg in bed with the curtains open I could see the sunrise over the water from my bed. A simple pleasure in life.
By now you might be asking where is the kitchen if this is an apartment? This is not a full apartment rental, and I booked it knowing such. There are so many good places to eat in this area, and let’s be real, I am not going to cook in Thailand!
I enjoyed this room, but the bummer of Airbnb arrangements is that if you are there for a longer stay there is no cleaning service. I can do the cleaning myself, but there was no cleaning materials. It appeared that the cleaners of the common area went missing as well, as one of the machine machines overflowed and there was standing water for days.
I booked on Airbnb, or you can search for more hotels in Hua Hin.
Before I stayed here I stayed at Chaba Chalet.
If you’ve never been to Hua Hin, then here is my previous trip report for Hua Hin.