Hat Yai is the largest city in the province of Songkhla, and is one of the most visited in the area, serving as the hub for travelers traveling from Thailand to Malaysia and vice-versa. It is best known for its shopping district, with people coming from as far as Singapore just to buy some items. Spending a day visiting the various shops of Hat Yai can be exhausting, so having a good place to rest is a must if you are visiting the city. This article runs through ten of the best hotels in town to help you in choosing where to stay.
“The location is perfect! You get the Walking Street just outside the hotel so nighttime was great with all the festivities going on. Hotel facilities were great too with a gym and swimming pool etc, although it would be good if the water can be warmer - I was shivering when I first got into the pool, and didn't wana get up coz of the strong breeze. I also like the fact that Centara has its own spa, so massage is always within walking distance. Although more expensive, I feel it is worth the money just for the security - you don't get shady masseurs asking you about weird stuff as with other massage places. Staff was friendly and always greet me with a smile and greeting. Oh, and the food variety was great!” Imanerak, Singapore
Your entire vacation can be spent solely within the confines of Centara Hotel Hat Yai, as it practically offers everything that you will need for rest and relaxation: a spa, a gym, a large pool, a good restaurant that serves Asian cuisine, a wine bar, and a music lounge. The hotel can also make day trip arrangements for you in case you want to explore the city. Accessibility is also on the side of Centara Hotel Hat Yai, as it is also quite near the Hat Yai Railway Station and the Hat Yai Airport. With comfort and convenience all rolled into one package, it is easy to see why Centara Hotel Hat Yai is the top hotel within the city.
Centara Hotel Hat Yai
Address: 3 Sanehanusorn Road, Hat Yai Downtown, 90110 Hat Yai, Thailand
Price: From 1,977.36 THB (44 USD) per night for two persons
Access: Centara Hotel Hat Yai is 20 minutes’ drive away from the Hat Yai airport.
Very comfortable room with all amenities expected of a 5* hotel room. Extra bed came very quickly. Staff were extra courteous and efficient, always helpful and smiling.Small garden well-kept. We actually choose Buri SriPhu each time we visit Hadyai because this hotel location appears to be the safest. Tharathorn, Thailand
If your goal for going to Hat Yai is shopping, then Buri Sriphu Boutique Hotel may be the best accommodation for you. It is about a 10 minute drive away from Central Hat Yai Department Store and a 5 minute drive away from Diana Complex Shopping Center. Once you are done shopping, you can relax by taking a dip in the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool. The establishment also has its own restaurant, which serves authentic Thai cuisine.
Buri Sriphu Boutique Hotel
Address: 310 Sripuwanart Road Songkhla, 90110 Hat Yai, Thailand
Price: From 1,738 THB (46 USD) per night for two persons
Access: It is a three-minute walk away from Hat Yai Bus Terminal, and a twenty-minute ride away from the Hat Yai Airport
Very friendly helpful staff. Nice lobby area. Close to major shopping centres and restaurants. Not far from bus and train stations. Mark, Australia
If you want to be in the thick of activities of Hat Yai, then New Season Hotel is the place for you. Located at the heart of the city, it is a walk away from the shopping district. Once you’ve shopped ‘til you drop, you can find out for yourself what makes Thai massage famous by getting one in the hotel itself. The establishment also has its own restaurant, which serves Thai and international dishes.
New Season Hotel
Address: 106 Prachathipat Rd, Songkhla, Hat Yai Downtown, 90110 Hat Yai, Thailand
Price: From 1,456 THB (42 USD) per night for two persons
Access: New Season Hotel is a three-minute walk away from Central Department Store
The location of the hotel in the city centre, easy to walk on foot to various shopping malls, restaurants, markets. The room is spacious and comfortable. The breakfast is nice. The staff are friendly and helpful. Ongks51, Malaysia
Asian Hotel gives visitors a view overlooking Hat Yai City. Its prime location allows you to walk to almost any part of the city without any difficulties. Meals can be taken at Lucky Restaurant, which serves Thai, Chinese, and European cuisine.
Address: 55 Niphat Uthit 3 Rd., Songkhla, Hat Yai Downtown, 90110 Hat Yai, Thailand
Price: From 1,288 THB (36 USD) per night for two persons
Access: Asian Hotel is 25 minutes away from Hat Yai International Airport
Excellent location, just next to the train station yet very quiet at night. Compared with what I paid, it was of good value of money. The room is very clean and spacious. The staff is friendly. Mahani, Malaysia
Cathay Guesthouse is a good option for backpackers. Rooms are simply furnished, so don’t expect five-star accommodations here. Nonetheless, it is a good place to stay in if you are looking for a cheap place to stay while going around Hat Yai. The guesthouse can assist you in making travel arrangements, as well as airport transfers if needed. The restaurant offers a wide selection of Thai dishes.
Address: 93/1 Niphat Uthit 2 Road, Hatyai, Songkhla, Hat Yai Downtown, 90110 Hat Yai, Thailand
Price: From 360 THB (10 USD) per night for two persons
Location good, very convenient. Live music was an extra bonus. The hotel was everything I expected and enjoyed my stay. Definitely worth a return. Robin, Malaysia
Those who want to hit the beach while they are in Hat Yai can check in at Kiss Garden Home Chic Hotel, because it is only 15 minutes away from Samila Beach. Once you are done spending the day at the beach or shopping in Hat Yai, relax the night away with live entertainment at the bar, or sing your heart out at the karaoke facilities. Alternatively, you can also get a soothing massage at Ragazza Spa. The hotel also has a restaurant that serves Thai and Western dishes.
Kiss Garden Home Chic Hotel
Address: 51/2 Hoimook Road, Songkhla, Hat Yai Downtown, 90110 Hat Yai, Thailand
Price: From 950 THB (28 USD) per night for two persons
Clean hotel. Good air-conditioning. Nice shower. Staff are really helpful. Ready to help if you ask. Mark London, Thailand
Hop Inn Hotel is the newest kid on the block, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t keep up with the older, more established facilities! Putting a step in the lobby of the hotel is enough for you to get a feel of your stay in the hotel: its hip, chill, and has very nice staff on board.
Hop Inn Hat Yai
Address: 1318 Kanchanavanich Road, Songkhla, 90110 Hat Yai, Thailand
Price: From 650 THB (18 USD) per night for two persons
Access: The hotel is 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from the Hat Yai train station
Nice size room, comfortable bed, also had hairdryer, free wifi and tea coffee facilities everything you need from a hotel. Will stay there next time (we're a Brit couple). Also walking distance from Railway station. Ronald, United Kingdom
Aloha Hatyai has just recently renovated its rooms to better accommodate guests, and it also comes with its own restaurant and spa. Muslims would be pleased to know that there is a restaurant that serves halal food near the hotel.
Aloha Hatyai Hotel
Address: 120-122-124, Niphut Utit 1 Road, Songkhla, Hat Yai Downtown, 90110 Hat Yai, Thailand
Price: From 1,150 THB (33 USD) per night for two persons
Access: Aloha Hatyai Hotel is a two-minute walk away from Hat Yai Bus Terminal
Just loved staying here, very friendly, clean, lovely rooms, great service. Great location, quiet, local and yet within easy reach of local transport around the city. Jane, United Kingdom
Chill House is exactly as the name suggests: a place for you to rest and relax. It is located in a quiet neighborhood. Being brand-new, the facilities are in top condition. It offers affordable rates to visitors. Travelers who will be staying in Hat Yai for quite some time may consider choosing to stay at Chill House, which offers laundry services at an affordable rate.
Address: 129 Phetkasem Soi3, 90110 Hat Yai, Thailand
Price: From 500 THB (15 USD) per night for two persons
The cafe downstairs has good food, comfy bed, spacious, safe parking space, everything is complete, the staffs is friendly, nearest bar is great with fun live band. Mimi, Malaysia
“Spacious” does not even begin to describe the size of the rooms of Klongrien Boutique Hotel. The rooms are quite big, and the beds are soft and comfortable, perfect for sleeping in after a long day of activity. The hotel is quite near Lee Gardens and Central Festival, perfect for those who want to walk around and go sightseeing.
Klongrien Boutique Hotel
Address: 55-59 Klongrien 2 Road, Songkhla, 90110 Hat Yai, Thailand
Price: From 1,200 THB (35 USD) per night for two persons
Something for everyone
Hat Yai is a hub for travelers, which is why it comes as no surprise that just about every type of accommodation for just about any budget is available there. From backpackers’ inns to luxury hotels, you will be able to find a place to stay that’s comfortable and won’t hurt your wallet.
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