My wife and I stayed at the Tune Hotel, Hat Yai for one night in August to break our journey between Krabi to Penang.
The location of the hotel is absolutely superb for the train station, literally a 3-4 minute walk away.
The Tune brand is startling similar to Travelodge in the UK, and the budget principle is the same. The room was clean and simple, all quite fresh, with AC and fan, widescreen TV, a comfortable bed, and a good shower. We were given towels and a 24 hour wifi voucher upon arrival in little drawstring bags. (Hint: You will also find the television remote at the bottom of the bag.)
The room was quiet, with only a small amount of noise permeating from outside; some sounds could be heard from the corridors, but not enough to prevent us from getting a good sleep, importantly.
There was a slight confusion during check-in which I attribute to making the booking through Agoda at short notice. If you are booking this hotel, I would book directly through the Tune website.
It is worth noting that if you are arriving from Bangkok or the islands, for example, and you want to buy train tickets for the following day, the train ticket advance booking office is only open between 7am-5pm. However, you can book tickets on the day of travel at the 24 hour counter. We arrived half an hour before the early train departure to Butterworth, and that was plenty of time.
Also, if you do venture from the hotel towards the station, there is a market square and car park and, just off there down a short flight of steps, you will find an absolutely amazing supermarket – like a sort of Thai Waitrose, if I can say that without sounding hideously middle class - with all sorts of wonderful goodies. It was perfect for stocking up on breakfast and snacks for onward travel.
- 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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