We liked the apartment very much. Lots of possibilities in a nice environment. Our 1st impression was that it is some far from down town and other items but that was no problem with taxi at all. They were opening a tesco mini market and a new 711
> The kitchen is very adequate with all necessary stuff including dishwasher and washing machine and water filter. Unknown but very practical is the water boiler
> Internet was more than sufficient but TV channels were hopeless no single useful channel. Ac was nice integrated and bath rooms ok. In general it was a nice place to stay on 2nd floor is the very best there is with shadow balcony
We booked a two bedroom condo through website airbnb and couldn't be happier about our stay. The grounds and landscaping were beautiful! All onsite staff very friendly - Great security staff too!
Our condo had two bedrooms and was HUGE! Beautiful furniture - nice linens - full sized fridge and even a 7kg front loading washing machine. Just have a look at the attached photos to see how lovely the condo is. The beds were comfortable - the water pressure/temp great - the balcony/patio overlooking the pool was a beautiful place to have a seat and relax.
If you like pools this one is HUGE. It runs a course of over 1km throughout the complex. If you like to swim - or you swim for exercise - you'll be in olympic competition shape after a week of doing laps! The water was very clean - not too much chlorine - staff walked the entire length of the pool (in the water) everyday to clean out all leaves, flowers and anything else that might have blown or dropped into the pool.
The complex is located just behind the beachfront Sheraton. You can walk around the Sheraton complex and dine in any other their restaurants. If you want to use the pools/gym/kids club you'll need to pay a daily usage fee. The beachfront bar was nice as there was a nice breeze blowing the night we popped in for a drink. We ate the breakfast buffet one morning (650 baht per person) and the food was outstanding! We stuffed ourselves and didn't have to eat again until dinner. The grounds of the Sheraton are very lovely - the rooms looked nice from the outside - but let me say this... The people who stay there are getting ROBBED! I think our huge two bedroom condo was nicer and probably less than 50% of the rate they paid.
BL has no dining options. You can eat at the Sheraton, but expect to pay restaurant prices like in Sydney, Australia (expensive!). But as others have mentioned... If you go outside the main entry gate and turn right and walk 50 or so meters you'll run across this little place called "Chef Cha". Great food at great prices. They even have great prices on beer and cocktails - Long Island Iced Tea for only 95 baht (around $3 USD). We ate at Chef Cha pretty much everyday. Just past Chef Cha is a 7-11 where you can pick up snacks, drinks and laundry detergent for the washing machine (if your condo has one).
The sedan taxi ride into Hua Hin takes approximately 15 minutes and will run you around 300 baht each way. Upon arrival we rode into Hua Hin and rented a motorbike (125cc) for our stay. By doing this we saved well over 2,000 baht by using the motorbike instead of the taxis.
We would not hesitate one moment about booking this very same condo again - and we actually will be booking this very same condo on our next trip to Hua Hin.
(Side note: Read the reviews of the Sheraton here on TA. They seem to have these very big Indian wedding parties at the resort several times a year. These events cause quite a bit of distress for their normal holiday guests - and if you would like to use the Sheraton's dining or facilities you should check their events page to see if one of these weddings will coincide with/impact your stay.)
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