OVERNIGHT RATE FROM $135 (DELUXE BALCONY ROOM)
Keep things simple with this lovely boutique hotel in downtown Hua Hin. Convenience is key at the 40-room Mana Thai, sitting at the epicentre of the beach, the architecturally striking train station and Hua Hin’s night markets. Check in to your balcony room with views of the city before plotting your itinerary from a rooftop poolside lounge with cold drink in hand. If you’re not one to laze on the beach, head to nearby East Square Hua Hin Mall to shop up a storm and relax with a Thai massage. The concierge can help you book golf, watersports, spas, snorkelling or the waterfront restaurants on offer in this seaside resort town, so you’ll never be short of things to do. Breakfast is available each morning in the dining room and complimentary Wi-Fi is on tap.