First the good things.
The bed is comfortable. The location is convenient (not great but okay). The staff is friendly.
It's overpriced (for what you get). I understand the a la carte pricing. But at $25 US (what I paid), I could have gotten a better room in another hotel that included 24 hours of electric and AC. It's overpriced for Hat Yai, which has a very competitive hotel market.
The internet is unreliable at best, when it works, is very slow. (Read other reviews about this.) So if you're dependent on internet access stay away. Very far away. The staff is friendly, but they're absolutely no help with 'net issues. They offered me lobby computers, but I needed to work on my laptop with my files. They couldn't help me with that.
There is no restaurant in the hotel. So if you're hoping to relax at breakfast and run back up to the room for a couple of minutes and then go out, rethink those plans.
The windows don't open. So if you're hoping to cheat the AC meter and get fresh air, you won't be able to. Also turning off the electricity seems to turn off the "Do Not Disturb Sign."
I didn't have a shower door in my bathroom, so the mirror steamed up horribly and everything in the bathroom was soaking wet.
A previous reviewer complained of his room being like a prison cell. That is very apt. Paint scheme is white and gray and the walls lack schlocky hotel paintings. Instead they have ads for internet sites that have more ads (all family friendly so no worries there). To me it was sort of the final insult. I don't enjoy hotel art but I really dislike staring at ads.
The place is fairly noisy. Hard wood floors, bare concrete walls and lots of echo. Again, rather prison like.
I stayed here because I wanted to try the Tune concept. I won't make that mistake again. If the rooms were half the price (i.e. $12 US plus a la carte) it might have been worth it. As it is, the hotel is priced like an upper mid range Hat Yai hotel with the amenities of a down market hotel. And the internet service in the hotel is absolutely atrocious.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Highly visible and right in down town Hat Yai, the Tune Hotel Hat Yai is in the perfect location in this busy southern Thailand city whether you are exploring its leisure activities or travelling for business and expecting a safe, clean stay that is also great value for money. Set in a safe and clean environment, Tune Hotel Hat Yai is home to 148 bedrooms with extremely comfortable queen-size or twin single beds with Tune Hotel’s famous duck down quilts and pillows, providing a homely night’s sleep at a value price point. Every room also contains a power shower, ceiling fan or air conditioning, large flat screen television, WiFi internet access, safe and a hair dryer.Inter-connecting and wheelchair access rooms are also available.The hotel is also home to the award-winning and newly opened Thai Odyssey Spa. The spa offers a full range of services from body scrubs, facials and local beauty programmes to an extensive range of traditional Thai and international massage techniques.There are also two fully-equipped meeting rooms in the Tune Hotel Hat Yai which can cater to meetings in various configurations, including 70 delegates theatre-style, 40 in a class-room format and 24 in a boardroom layout. ... more less
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