Review Courtyard by Marriott Hua Hin
The Courtyard by Marriott Hua hin first of all I must say is in fact between Hua Hin and Cha am, so you will also see it mentioned under Cha Am beach. The Courtyward by Marriott Hua Hin is excellent, superb facilities for families, the pool area is superb with a large water slide, great fun. The restauirant by the beach has a very good fun atmosphere. This is a welcome addition in Hua hin as the trend has been going for upmarket top luxury or boutique style, now a great new hotel in Hua hin that is ideal for copuples and families who want a fun holiday or vacation atmosphere but also a very high standard of accommodation, facilities and very nice service. Well done 10/10 Excellent facilities for couples and families, quality yet with a fun style. Very pleasant staff, well trained and amiable.
We stayed at the Marriott Hua Hin over a period of eleven days. The hotel was not our first choice. However, due to the fact that Hua Hin is heavily visited by local tourists and tourists from abroad alike, every other hotel was fully booked.
The setting of the hotel in a tropical garden is very attractive, as well as the architecture of the lobby. The check in to the hotel was problematic, as upon being assigned to our room we had noticed that we were given to separate beds, instead of a king size bed as requested during our reservation. In addition, the view of our beach front room was obstructed by several trees. This took away a large amount of natural daylight.
This prompted us to request a room change, which was managed very unsatisfactory and unprofessionally. Indeed, there was no notion of any apology. In addition, the room we were moved to, was in even worse state that the one we were in before. However, being completely fed up with the entire situation and not having any other rooms free at the time, we accepted to stay in this newly assigned room. This at least gave us a little more natural daylight.
The rooms generally are very dark, shabby, moist and carry a damp smell. One needs to use lighting also during the daytime period. The furniture itself appears to be of low quality. Furniture in Thai style can be very beautiful, but not the furniture the rooms are equipped with at the Marriott.
The walls are paper thin, so it was difficult to get a good rest over the entire eleven days of our stay. One could virtually hear everything that was said or done in the adjoining rooms, i.e. the use of the sanitary facilities, as well as the use of the light switch, etc.; in general very high noise pollution. Our sleep was disturbed single night over the entire period.
One did not feel very comfortable in the rooms, the rooms need urgent modernization and refurbishment. At the current stage, they do not meet the standards of a reputable, international hotel chain.
The service at the front desk was rather impersonal and not very cordial. This was balanced out by the attentive service found at the restaurant facilities at the hotel, which was very friendly and accommodating. Quality of food and also beverages are of very high standard, so one can recommend to eat at the hotel. But one should not be disturbed by the relatively high prices, in comparison to restaurants in central Hua Hin or Thailand respectively.
The pool at the hotel set within the tropical garden is beautiful, it may be too small in particular when the hotel is full. The beach in front of the hotel is very nice, in comparison to the beach in front of the other hotels in the area. It could nevertheless by cleaned by personnel more attentively, in a manner of daily routine.
Overall not a very good experience, we were glad to leave the hotel during departure. Never again.
Stayed for 9 nights at this hotel in the first week of June 06. The weather was great, just a few downpours every few days but they never lasted more than 30 mins.
The food here was great too - especially the steak in the Chicago grill. It was expensive (£40 for two with no wine or starters/puds) but since it was probably the best steak I have ever eaten I was more than happy to pay.
I would also recommend the breakfast, although wait until you get out there to buy it as it is cheaper than pre-ordering in the UK.
Town is much cheaper for food. Get a tuk-tuk to the Hilton Hotel (about £1) to be right in the thick town. The night market is great too all-be-it in a different area of the town.
Drinks are quite expensive in the hotel £4 for a beer or shot and mixer and wine was anything from £30 a bottle upwards. Alcohol was also expensive in the town.
All in all though I had a great stay - the beach and pool had great sun loungers on them and we always found a few free to spread out over. The rooms are really nice, quite dark but I think that just adds to the character.
Don't foget your mozzie spray and have a great time, I know I did!
Not worth the money
We stayed at Teh Marriott for five nights in June. We were attracted mainly by its central position in Hua Hin. While the hotel does occupy one of the best locations in Hua Hin, it is still a good way from the main night market, the restaurants around the fishing piers and the train and bus staions. While you can just about walk to these attractions, the heat and the traffice make it much more attractive and likely that you will use taxis and tuk tuks for getting around. With this in mind it is probably better to stay at one of the the resorts further south along teh Ao Tokiab beach which offer similar standards to the Marriot but at considerably lower prices. While the room rates at the Marriot are not excessive (in the off season at least), the prices of everything else at the hotel is extortionate. A beer which costs 15 baht in a neighbouring cafe and 50 baht in a downtown restaurant costs 120 baht in the Marriot mini bar. As my daughter pointed out , one evening the four of us ate a good meal at the fishing pier for the price of two Snickers and a Pepsi from the Marriot mini bar.
The rooms are relatively large and tastefully furnished and the gardens and grounds are very nicely maintained. The reception area is very impressive.The pool is OK but a bit on the small side when the hotel is fully occupied. This is a bit of a shame because even thoughthe Marriot has probably the best stretch of beach in Hua hin, the beach itself is pretty mediocre for Thailand.If the beach was anywhere in say Europe it would be considered great, but compared to the beaches in Krabi and Phuket the one in Hua Hin is very modest indeed. The water is not very clear, snorkelling is not worth the effort, and the beach sellers are pretty aggressive Add to this the presence of a few dozen horses and a few dozen more stray dogs. The sea is also infested with jelly fish of various sizes and varied harmfulness, so a good pool is essential.
I should also mention that the hotel has one public internet terminal for which they charge 100 baht for thirty minutes, and for the duration of my stay the atattched printer did not work.
Courtyard by Marriott Hua Hin
hua hin marriott resort and spa
i am thinking of going to hua hin in august could someone please let me know what this hotel is like and which is the best one to go to out of this one and the antara resort and spa
RE: hua hin marriott resort and spa
I stayed at the Marriott last January. I stay at Marriotts quite often and thought this was a good one, but nothing special. The rooms were almost identical to the Marriott in Pattaya, not as good as the JW in Phuket. The location of the hotel is good, about 10 minutes walk from the centre of Hua Hin and right on the beach. There is no Executive Lounge (an important for frequent stayers like me who get these things free), but the breakfast buffet was very good. For the price paid I would give it 8 out of 10, the best bit being the area between beach and pool (very large and deep) that gives you the best of both worlds.
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lol... I was gonna say... This is a question for John! and there he was with an answer already!
RE: RE: hua hin marriott resort and spa
To my opinion! Marriott Resort, Hua Hin is quite all right. If you're looking for a luxurious resort. I would recommend Hyatt Regency Resort, Hua Hin. Hyatt Resort is a duluxe beachfront resort, huge swimming pool with high sliding, spa club, great food and helpful staffs. The resort has shuttle bus to/from downtown every hour.
Enjoy your holiday.
RE: RE: hua hin marriott resort and spa
Come on Meredith, keep up ;-))