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“Baan Bayan a Wonderful Get-Away” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baan Bayan
Ranked #27 of 134 Hotels in Hua Hin
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Baan Bayan a Wonderful Get-Away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2008

We have just returned from 5 nights at Baan Bayan Exclusive Beach Hotel and found the whole experience just beautiful. Staying at Baan Bayan was like staying in the beach front home of really rich friends! OUr Garden View room was spacious and beautifully decorated. The grounds of the whole place were lovely. The staff were courteous and most gracious. Pool and sundeck areas comfortable and well kept, and all right on the beach, a quick 10 minute stroll up to the hustle and bustle of Hua Hin town, shops and many restaurants. We had a really lovely time at Baan Bayan. I hope they keep it just the way it is. thankyou to management and staff for a great time.
We will most certainly visit again.
Julie and Joe V
Sydney Australia

  • Liked — the low rise
  • Disliked — very hot.
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank JoolsSydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2008

My husband and I spent a weekend in Hua Hin. Out of my expectation, we stayed in hotel which is tranquil, beachfront. It saved us time to travel to beach. We could leisurely enjoy sun-bathing and beach right after finishing the breakfast. Perhaps, there are not many rooms in this hotel. It gives us feeling of tranquility and relaxing. Sunbeds and umberllas placed in beach are enough for hotel quests. Upon arriving the hotel, the staff gave us a warm welcome. As we arrived before check-in time, the staff kindly helped keep our luggage in the office and let us enjoy the beach first. The Hua Hin market village (a mall for shopping and eating) is just 15 minutes' walking away. I wish I had two more days stay there so as to justifiy 3-4 hour ride in car from Bangkok.

  • Liked — nearby to the beach
  • Disliked — nil
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2007

Although their website may look nice and stylish, we do have some points which we think does not render this hotel to be a "boutique hotel". First of all: don't choose the Inandra Suite, which is in the yellow building 1st floor. We stayed in this room, and were woken every morning at 05.00 am. It turned out that the kitchen for the breakfast is situated directly under our room. So the thumps were of shutters being opened, cutlery being arranged etc etc. We had hoped to spend 4 nights of good sleep here, but the hotel had their own "wake up" call for us....
On arrival day at 3 pm we decided to soak up some sun and go to the beach. Unfortunately all the Baan Bayan sunbeds were taken. So we sat in the sand. At around 5pm to our astonishment, several people who had been laying on the sunbeds got up and returned to an adjacent hotel. So the beds hadn't even been taken by Baan Bayan guests. The hotel staff sad nothing about this! Even more astonishing: the next morning a family of 8 came trudging by and decided to take up several sun beds next to the stretch of beach beside the hotel: oh and decided to use 4 beds of the Baan Bayan hotel as well, as this was easy! The Baan Bayan beachboy ran to assist not even telling them that the sun beds were for hotel guests only. Later that morning I was sitting at the Baan Bayan pool, and saw several times people from the beach going to our hotel. As I had to go to use the ladies room, I finally found out why these people continued to enter the Baan Bayan hotel grounds: they were using the hotel toilets! And again no hotel staff, said a single word, but looked on (too afraid to say something I guess!).
The staff cannot converse in English, other than understand to take an order from their menu.
One afternoon, around lunch, I found the male receptionist showing the suite, adjacent to ours to people who were asking to look around and see the hotel rooms! I told him that I did not appreciate him showing our suite, as long as we were checked in guests! (I'm not sure he did, but just did not appreciate this!)
The bathroom of our Suite was very basic. Because the shower curtain was shorter than the shower bassin, half the time the bathroom was half flooded.
If you're used to travelling often arount the world, like us, and have seen many hotels from 3 star to 5 star, then the term "boutique hotel" is misleading for Baan Bayan. Sure, the main yellow builiding is nice, but that's about the only boutique thing...If we would visit Hua Hin again, we would not choose Baan Bayan again.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Baan Bayan
Address: 119 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Prachuap Khiri Khan Province > Hua Hin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Hua Hin
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Hua Hin
#19 Romantic Hotel in Hua Hin
#22 Luxury Hotel in Hua Hin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Baan Bayan 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baan Bayan was originally built in the early 1900s. Facing Hua Hin’s white sandy beach, it has the undeniably superb location in one of the most sought after areas there. Baan Bayan forever catches the eyes of passersby with its hundred-year old frangipani tree, its spacious veranda together with its carved eaves and railings embracing the house. Originally a family’s summer retreat, Baan Bayan was one among many summer beach houses owned by Royal Highness Prince Devawongse Varopakarn. Built during the early period of construction of Hua Hin town and railway station, the house had been handed down to Princess Absornsamarn, consort of Royal Highness Chantaburi Naruenart, before being sold to Khun Prabha Chaiyawat on 1 April 1952. The house was then renamed Baan Bayan, as coined by Ya-Khob, the renowned Thai writer. In the past, Baan Bayan was regularly visited by Khun Prabha, her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Its charm and ambience render feelings of warmth and happiness in its simplest form. Not only does Baan Bayan hold its value as a rare architectural building, but it also reminds those very fond of the house of times passed and memories still cherished. Today, it is one of the rarest and finest examples of a golden teak Thai style bungalow house, lovingly restored to its former glory. Baan Bayan was awarded the prestigious Historical Architectural Conservation Award in 2005 by the Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) under the Royal Patronage. Guests staying at Baan Bayan can experience the glory of a bygone era, yet with all of today’s modern comforts and amenities. It is positioned as a small exclusive luxury beach hotel offering the charm of a traditional Thai aristocratic beach house. Baan Bayan will allow guests to sink back into a history rich with associations of the swinging, glorious 1920/30’s. Guests who have a desire to experience history and culture and seek a different vacation venue will appreciate the atmosphere at Baan Bayan. Advantageously, the resort is only a few minutes away from Hua Hin town center, market, and airport. ... more   less 
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