Hat Yai is a slightly weird offbeat place. A cheap playground for Malaysians and Singaporeans who want to let their hair down. But still fun for a short stay. The Centara (ex Novotel) is as good a place to stay as any in the town centre. Rooms are basically furnished but clean,and I always get a good nights sleep there for some reason (ask for a room on the pool side of the hotel- quieter) Breakfast is excellent, and there are lots of places around to eat dinner....and various entertainment... from some pub type bars 5 minutes walk away (I like the grungy White Swan) to the infamous Pink Lady Hotel across the street.
Just be aware though that this is an area with a record occasional of terrorist attacks. They dont target tourists as this is an internal fight but best to be aware of this issue. Hotels and bars have been bombed before including the hotel across the road earlier this year.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking