We stayed at Baan Poolom again for four nights (not long enough!) in September and enjoyed it just as much as last year. We already like it but Khun Francesca has made a few decorative additions - lovely. So nice stepping into a place we've been to and enjoyed before (see our previous reviews). We just know we're going to have a great time - no uncertainty. It's also nice to have space with the 3 delightful bedrooms and bathrooms and know everything is here. Big TV, balconies, DVD/s, books, holiday tips, fully equipped kitchen. The pools, especially the one next to the beach, and not too busy at this time of year. A quick call to the jetski man from the front desk and my 13yo son and I were zipping across the bay again in the morning sun to check out Khao Takiab and a view of the beach beyond from the water. The business is part of a local co-operative that protects both tourists and supports the operators businesses and their families with microenterprise loans etc. We always hire them and add a good tip to the price. Then to the seafood market later in the day for the now customary first slap-up seafood dinner back at BP. Next day went down to the town beach and walked to Centara Grand hotel. Sat in the beachside 'sala' for a couple of hours exploiting happy hour lazily watching the beachgoers. (Maybe you can get better than that but I'm not sure where and I don't care!). Thanks for another great holiday Francesca. Glad we found your apartment.
Excellent location. This condo is great. This is our second stay here and it is better than the first. There is plenty to do and lots of places to go. The condo itself is well maintained and has 24 hr security. The beach is a short walk through the complex.
There is a large shopping mall 10 minute taxi drive away. There are plenty of local shops out on the main street and on weekends the night market has plenty of things to see and eat.Francesca is a gracious hostess. The staff is friendly. The grounds are well maintained. I recommend this condo.
We have just completed a 3 night stay at Francesca's apartment.
There were 4 adults and 2 children but there was still another 2 beds in the kids room spare.
The living/dining area is a large space and when you open up the sliding glass windows onto the balcony it makes the room feel even larger.
Lovely view down to one of the 2 pools as well.
Its decorated beautifully and has all the amenities you require for a holiday stay.
Francesca was a great host - we were in constant contact before the trip as I was continually asking her questions and she was extremely helpful.
We hope to return soon - bit of warning about weather - it rained a lot in early Oct.
The area is a little quieter for night life than the centre of HH, but there's an Indian restaurant nearby which is superb (walk out of the complex, through the back gate of the Amarin hotel and its across the road - doubles up as a sports bar as well, but the food is brilliant).
A must do is the Cicada markets - open Friday/Sat/Sun. We were there last night - great selection of food, place is extremely clean, lovely atmosphere, free thai shows, music, stalls - great place.
Also spent a day at the BlackMountain water park - extremely good for families - we have a 3 and 5 year old who were both free as they are under 110cms tall. Wife and I were B600 each for entry. We were there from 10am to 3pm and the kids could have stayed longer. Small area for little kids but ours still ventured on a couple of the other bigger slides
Our family enjoyed staying at Baan Poo Lom as it was the highlight of our time in Thailand. The host, Francesca, was prompt in answering all our questions before the stay and also arranged a driver from Bangkok to Hua Hin. When we arrived in Bangkok there were delays, but a quick message to Francesca and she was able to accommodate our lateness.
The condo is very nicely decorated and clean. It's location is close to the Cicada weekend market and Tamarind market on the quieter side of town. The kids enjoyed the pools and the accessibility to the beach. Transport by tuk tuk was fairly cheap and many local restaurants was walking distance. The only regret is that our stay wasn't longer. Until next time... thank you Francesca for sharing your place with us.
Situated a short walk from Cicada Market, has a wonderful pool just outside the building, a short walk between the buildings and you are on the beach. Staff was pleasant and friendly, the condo is spacious and beautiful inside. Fully furnished, clean, had a full kitchen stocked with coffee and tea, and overall very comfortable. Has a terrace where you can eat outside. You can feel relaxed and at home here.
Thank you for an excellent stay!
This is well appointed 3 Bedroom condo with lots of space. Very clean and fully equipped. I asked about a coffee maker and our host purchased a drip maker and french press brand new for us and supplied about 4 days of good coffee.
Francesca is the perfect host. She is very informative and attentive to needs of guests.
The condo is in a great location just steps from the Cicada and Tamarind Markets. Very easy to get around.
I will not hesitate to recommend the condo.
We love returning to this lovely spacious apartment. The apartment is very well equipped and beautifully decorated and the 2 pools and easy beach access are wonderful. Highly recommend!