The Sukkasem Guesthouse (formerly known as Lanna Guesthouse) in Hua Hin is in a central location in and built out over the sea on an old wooden structure previously used as a pier for the local fishing boats.
Hotel On A Fishing Pier
The rooms are tiny and the bathrooms have no door. However, this is not a problem as staying at this hotel feels nearly the same as staying on a boat – the rooms are literally out over the sea. The bed fits snugly into an alcove.
There is little in the way of noise insulation although the sound of the sea tends to drown out other noises. The beds are comfortable and I slept well during my stay here.
Bedrooms at the Sukkasem Guest House
There is Wifi but it was very difficult to get a connection. There are 80 TV channels on the flat screen covering a range of languages, but no premium movie channels.
The people running the hotel are friendly and efficient. They seem to be constantly working on the hotel, which ruined our afternoon nap although to be fair we had a good sleep at night as the other guests were quiet. These small problems aside I really liked staying there as I could hear the sea below me in bed at night.
Facilities At the Sukkasem Guesthouse
The Sukkasem Guesthouse has a pleasant roof top bar and restaurant. The sea views from there are great. the bar and restaurant seems to shut quite early and many of the guests, me included, brought their own drinks up there later in the evening.
There are so many bars and restaurants nearby, including the excellent Buffalo Bill’s Tavern, that most people will choose to eat out rather than in their hotel or guesthouse.
In the Town Centre
The Sukkasem Guesthouse is on the Naret Damri Alley on the seafront in the centre of Hua Hin. This popular street is packed with great restaurants including the famous Chao Ley Seafood and Saeng Thai Seafood restaurants.
These seafood restaurants, and other smaller ones on the same street, are the major draw for foreign and Thai tourists who flock to Hua Hin from Bangkok on the weekends to escape the heat of the city and eat seafood on the seafront. At the weekend it can be a struggle to get a seat at one of the seafood restaurant overlooking the ocean.
We Rate This Hotel 51 out of 100
|Indicators||Score (out of 5)|
|Proximity to shops and restaurants||5|
|Proximity to major attractions||5|
|Getting public transport||3|
|Getting a taxi||3|
|Speed of Check-in||5|
|Communication skills at front desk||5|
|Maintenance of room facilities||3|
|English language Television services||3|
|Quality of bed||2|
|Quality of temperature control||4|
|Quality of bed linen||2|
|Quality of towels||2|
|Quality of toiletries||1|
|View from room||0|
|Quality of wifi connection||1|
|Quality of lobby||2|
|Quality of bar/restaurant||1|
|Quality of gym||0|
|Quality of breakfast||1|
|Score out of 100||51|
Other information about the Hotel
- Formerly known as the Lanna Guesthouse
- Built on a wooden wharf on the seafront
- No views from the bedroom, but great sea views from the roof top restaurant.
- The big selling point is the close proximity of the hotel to the fish restaurants on the sea front which are one of the major attractions for visitors to Hua Hin
- 13 minute walk (1.o m) from the Hua Hin train station
Unusual Budget Hotel
A good option for a short stay close to the all the best restaurants and bars. The location is the big selling point of the hotel and the rooms being built out over sea. This hotel is a piece of the town’s history as it is built on a historic wooden pier and it is close to the great seafront fish restaurants.