7th to 13th September 2018
Spent time in Hua Hin solely with the intention of relaxing; no rushing about on this trip.
The railway station is a tourist attraction in itself – there is even a royal waiting room though it doesn’t seem to have been used for a long time.
The hotel was supposedly 3.5 stars but personally I doubt that, there was nothing wrong with it and it’s main point was its convenient location but it wasn’t a patch on the Royal Pavilion where we stayed last time. You get what you pay for – this was much cheaper.
A lot of time was spent eating; good food especially seafood was everywhere. There was one notable restaurant which was always crowded. When we first came across it there was a queue waiting for a vacant table.
In the event we ate there several times and by coming early never had to queue. Most of their food was delicious.
They were popular (famous?) for their claypot, personally it, like the similar steamboat, left me cold – I just don’t like boiled meat; boiled fish is OK but boiled meat? Not for me! The rest of their food was fine.
Hua Hin has plenty of other restaurants.
There was food on the jetty, at the night market and just about every street in town.
A short walk from the hotel was all the usual sights and sounds of urban Thailand.
It is definitely the off season with only a few Europeans about; there are a few pommie accents but the majority seem to be German or Scandinavian. The mainstay of the tourism industry at this time of the year seems to be coach loads of China Chinese visiting for a few hours (that is my observation only it might not be the case).