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“Lovely & Safe”
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The Donkey's Rest
Ranked #177 of 286 Hua Hin B&B and Inns
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“Lovely & Safe”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

I enjoyed my stay at Donkey's Rest very much. The room was perfectly clean and had all i needed in terms of facilities: Bed, hot shower, TV, Wifi in the room and even a small balcony with a moskito net, so you can sit outside at night. Decoration is simple, but they make up for it in kindness! Being a single woman traveller i felt 100% safe and moved around without hesitation. The area has Restaurants nearby and if you rent one of their scooters (200 per day) you fan get to Huahin city center within 10 minutes. But there are much better things to do: go to the beach (500m), chill by the pool (behind the house) ir visit kao tapiak (4 km). thank you donkey's rest for making me feel at home at you place.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

My friend and I just spent three nights at donkeys rest. It was the perfect getaway from Bangkok and the owner of donkeys rest took great care of us. We got to hua hin at 6am but Andy did not hesitate a minute before allowing us to get into our room well before the designated checkin time. The room was spotless and spacious. All rooms have a balcony, tv, private bathrooms, and AC. The beach is an easy five minute walk away and there are plenty of good restaurants in the neighborhood. Andy and his family were incredibly accommodating and helped us with bus tickets, ordering food, and anything else we needed. Thanks for the perfect four days of r & r Andy!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Spent five wonderful days at the Donkeys Rest in July....Andy and Muong were the ultimate hosts, they just simply can not do enough for there guests.
Hope to see you both next year..
P.S Purple-Lee says hello to the Gorgeous Girls Piano and Amy.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank jameshines
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

i came to hua hin and booked myself into donkeys rest for a few days,i am happy with everything so i have been staying here now for 2 months, its available for short and long term. it has a bar,pool table,free wifi,all sports are shown with cheap drink offers.resturant with western and thai food,laundary service,mini mart,beauty salon and swimming pool with gym. the room are very nice equipped with tv with multi language channels,en suite bathroom,fridge freezer and air condition. the staff are very friendly and will help you out as best they can with any problems you might have. its in a quiet area but only 5minutes from the beach,bars and shops. i would say to anyone that they would not be disapointed to stay here

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, England
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

I stayed in the king size room with it's own private balcony with my daughter. Room was very big hand spotlessly clean and had a large fridge. Owners very friendly and helpful. Tuk tuk to almost anywhere in Hua Hin 100 baht and not negotiable. Pool next to hotel also great. Very quiet and well maintained pool with sun beds with cushions on. Food currently not being served at hotel but closet restaurant, Oy, only 2 minute walk away and food as good as any in Thailand.

Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

Okay,
I was in the board of Dutch people around here (Hua Hin/Cha Am). Every month around 100 people, of the Dutch club, gather and discuss things. I have been here for years. I know all the places, I have seen them all and this place made me register here and write a review. So you all know where to go.
Forget about the other reviews about this great place (and others) .
Listen to me, I know what it’s all about around here .
No doubt, top of the bill in its class. Read on.
This place is clean has all modern stuff you need (good tv, good bed, good bar, good bathroom and all are clean to the max) and the location is just great. Large public swimming pool at the back, pool table inside and a dish bringing you many channels. The bar downside is a great place to meet interesting people (might even be me :-) ). Laundry shop and small market included. Whatever you need, you have arrived.

It is not located inside of the prostitute (excuse me, bargirls) area but a taxi (tuuk tuuk) can take you there in less then 5 minutes. Same goes for the beach. It is not all there but all very close.
But that is not all what makes this place great….it’s the owners. Thai Duang and British Andy. What a couple.
In the street next to it a Dutch lady is living and she had a boyfriend. It went wrong , he started stealing (among others). The Dutch lady could not call the police (number to call was unknown) and was scared. The lady of the donkey rest (Duang) called it for here and after the police was gone (at 04:00) she went to check how she was doing and gave here a good and safe feeling again.
And that’s just marvelous. Whatever you need, whatever you want, they do an excellent job, not only their hotel, but the entire neighborhood is better place with them in it. Andy is just marvelous. He looks buff and tattoos make him look like a someone I would run away for to my mother in a fight. But he is on the side of the good guys (although he is a Chelsea fan :-) ) and does not look mean but more like a teddy bear.
Internet is available and works. Imagine you have a connection problem, Andy can call me. I was a solution architect at Logica, so I’m good, no doubt. And that’s is just it. Around this hotel (the owners) the clan of the good guys has been formed. When you rent here, you not only you rent a room, you get included an overwhelming high powered Clan of the good guys (and girls) ensuring you have a great time. Something wrong for you, let them know and all is done to fix it.
It does not have golden water taps and beds made of diamonds. You then should try to live at the great kings place…but this is a close as normal mortals (like me) can get.
So now you really know. thank you.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

After reading the reviews on TA we were looking forward to our stay here. Unfortunately we could not have been more wrong, this was the worst place we stayed at during our 2 month visit to Asia.
The room was large and clean enough but the internet did not work in our room. The owners were having a party downstairs which kept us up until the early hours and even gave the master key to another guest who let themselves into our room at 1am.
One morning we heard a male shouting and swearing at someone to leave which lasted for around 20 minutes.
We felt really uncomfortable here and I would not recommend lone female travellers to stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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andyogier63, Owner at The Donkey's Rest, responded to this review, August 8, 2011
Dear Trip Advisor i am the owner of The Donkeys Rest Hotel
I would like the chance to reply to the review written by Barbmus.
First i would like to Apologize for the uncomfortable stay they had. But unless we are told about things we can not do anything about it.
We have never had a party down stairs, but we are a busy small hotel and sometimes the Other Guests become friends and do like to stay up and enjoy them selves and may be a bit noisy, but we try to keep the noise to a minimum. We were not informed about this problem at the time so could not act.
A guest Has never been given the master Keys, But i was informed about another guest going into this room using a key?it was properly investigated and all i can suggest is that the door was not locked.
As for the Guy shouting at some one to leave,Once Again i apologize but we were not informed so i could not take action.
I am so sorry Barbmus felt this uncomfortable that they had to write this review with out talking to us at all,
These Guests seemed happy and would chat as they were leaving and returning to the hotel, if they had said something at the time i am sure we could have made this stay more pleasant

With a big Apologia to this couple
The Donkeys Rest Hotel


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This is a small family business, we try our hardest to make everybody enjoy their stay
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Property: The Donkey's Rest
Address: soi 94 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Prachuap Khiri Khan Province > Hua Hin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #177 of 286 B&Bs / Inns in Hua Hin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Donkey's Rest 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
14 Room hotel with a mini mart, Hair Salon and Laundry all in this complex. Also a large swimming pool and gym are on the grounds and Available for guest to use. Only 500 meters from the beach and a short walk to The Hua Hin Market Village Shopping centre. A 100 baht tuc tuc ride (5 minutes ) into the main part of town and also a short trip to the new floating market. ... more   less 
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