Drift Off To The Sounds Of The Sea At Karoon Hut Guest House, Hua Hin

Review of Karoon Hut Guesthouse | 80 Naresdamri Road, Tumbol Hua Hin
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Sarah j
Posted Nov 12, 2015

A popular Thai beach resort on the mainland, Hua Hin’s excellent facilities and pretty beach attract numerous visitors throughout the year. It is located in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. A terrific place to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand, plenty of cool activities and trips can also easily be arranged. If you don’t fancy staying in one of the large and impersonal hotels and are looking for a more intimate experience, Karoon Hut Guest House could be just what you’re looking for.

Enjoying a prime location, you really couldn’t get much closer to the sea if you tried!

Here’s why you should consider staying in Karoon Hut Guest House if you visit lively Hua Hin:

Affordable prices that are sure to delight!

With many accommodation options catering to package tour guests and flashpackers, it can be a bit tricky for an independent traveller to find somewhere to stay that isn’t going to break the bank. Luckily, Karoon Hut Guest House offers the perfect solution!

A basic fan room costs around 400 THB (approximately 11USD) per night, whilst a room with air conditioning will set you back just a little bit more at 500 THB (approximately 14 USD) for the night. It is well-worth paying the extra to stay cool! Each room is en suite.

There are also Standard Studios for around 600 THB per night (approximately 17 USD).

Prices are approximations because the property often runs promotions and offers discounts, and the price quoted to walk-in guests may also be different.

See our full list of recommended hotels in Hua Hin and also compare the prices with Homeaway & VRBO vacation rentals in Hua Hin

Fantastically located rooms to lull you to sleep

What’s better than waking up with the sparkling ocean in front of your window? How about waking up with the ocean gently ebbing and flowing right below you?! The guest house is essentially built on a long pier that reaches out into the deep blue sea, with rooms either side of a long central inner corridor.

The rooms may be fairly small with minimal furnishings, and the old wooden beds may be a little rickety, but with the soothing sound of the sea right below the wooden floorboards, you are sure to nod off in next to no time!

Whilst cleanliness standards could be a bit better and the furniture is starting to show signs of wear and tear, the rooms are in a decent enough condition for those who aren’t overly picky. And, essentially, the bedding is freshly laundered and clean. If you are looking for luxury though, this won’t be the place for you.

All rooms have a TV and some rooms have a mini fridge.

See our full list of recommended hotels in Hua Hin and also compare the prices with Homeaway & VRBO vacation rentals in Hua Hin

Other convenient facilities and amenities in the guest house

Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms and public areas and the attractive reception area is staffed around the clock. A small onsite coffee bar is great for grabbing a quick drink or snack.

Laundry services are available and the guest house can assist with booking a number of cool tours to nearby places as well as onward transportation and transfers.

At the end of the pier / corridor, you will find a door that leads onto a large outer over-water wooden terrace. A lovely place to unwind with a cool drink or bury your head in a great book, you can relax on the wooden seats as you enjoy the ocean vistas and inhale the salty sea air. During the day, you will likely see small fishing boats bobbing about in the distance. As night falls, the twinkling lights of larger boats dot the horizon, with the shimmering beams reflecting seductively off the waves.

Great things to do in the locale

The three kilometer long sandy beach is just a short walk away from the guest house and there are heaps of excellent restaurants and bars within easy reach. Seafood is, unsurprisingly, a local speciality, with many places serving freshly caught shrimp, crab, lobster, and other tasty ocean delights. There are also many international restaurants as well as traditional Thai eateries.

Hua Hin is known for its beautiful train station. Even if you don’t plan on travelling anywhere by rail, pay a quick visit to admire the attractive and classy cream and red exteriors.

Climb (or drive) up the mountain of Khao Takiab for sweeping views and a taste of Thai spirituality at the Buddhist temple that sits on top. Glorious national parks and pretty waterfalls are amongst the nearby excursions on offer.

A resort fit for royalty

Did you know that Hua Hin has long been a favourite summer spot for the Thai royal family? You can visit the decadent Spanish-inspired Klai Kangwon Palace as long as the royal family are not in residence.

Experience regal Hua Hin with a stay at the comfortable Karoon Hut Guest House.

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