The CK Residence is the place to stay if you plan to do an overnight stop over near to Hat Yai Bus Station. The CK Residence is:
- Easy to find.
- Less than 100 metres from one of the entrances to Hat Yai Bus Station.
- Clean and comfortable.
- Very good value for money.
About the CK Residence
The CK Residence is the best by far of a cluster of small hotels near to Hat Yai Bus Station. From the outside the CK Residence looks new and well maintained, but not very nice. The service at the front is also a bit unfriendly. However, ignore both of these issues and judge this hotel on its rooms. They are clean, many have small balconies, hot showers, air-conditioning, free WiFi and English language channels on the TV all for the nightly rate of 500 THB (August 2017 prices).
This is a great place to stay if like me you have reached Hat Yai late in the afternoon and you need to wait until the morning to catch another bus or minivan onto your final destination. There are many places to eat and drink cheaply in the area and by staying close to the bus station you save on the need to take a taxi the 2 km into the busier part of Hat Yai by the train station.
Rooms at the CK Residence
For the price the standard double rooms are large (26 sqm) and some overlook the bus station. The room I stayed in had:
- En-suite bathroom.
- Hot water shower.
- Good WiFi.
- TV with English language film and news channels.
- Free drinking water.
I found the bed comfortable and not as noisy as reviews on some of the hotel booking websites suggest. Once the windows are closed and the air-conditioning is switched on you can’t really hear the noise from the busy street below. The noise from the street died down anyway from about 22:00 onward as the last arrivals of the day had already come to the bus station.
The bed was also comfortable enough. Beds in cheap hotels in Thailand are generally way too hard and the one I slept in was fairly soft.
Finding the CK Residence
If you are arriving by bus or minivan into Hat Yai Bus Station then you have a walk of around 100 to 150 metres from the point where you step out of from the bus or minivan to the front entrance of the hotel.
Hat Yai Bus Station has lots of different entrances/exits. When you arrive at Hat Yai Bus Station to get to the CK Residence leave from any of the entrances nearest to the ticket counters. These exit onto a short street with lots of travel agents, shops and restaurants. The CK Residence is around the corner to the entrance to the small branch of Tesco Lotus, go past the entrance to Tesco Lotus and turn down that side street. The entrance to the CK Residence is less than 20 metres from the entrance to Tesco Lotus.
Location of the CK Residence
- Address: 202, Chotwittayakun5 Road, Tambon Hatyai, Amphoe Hatyai, Songkhla, 90110