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Best walking beach / hotel?

Post by n2ojones » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:22 am

Several years ago my wife and I stayed at a Hua Hin Marriott with a decent beach. I understand that property is no longer operating under that name (?). We are looking for a long walkable beach hotel in which to exercise and preferably not far from activities like massage, dining etc. We would sincerely appreciate any tips / suggestions you can provide. We are cold and growing lazy here in beautiful but cold / dreary DaNang...have to bust a move out of here asap. Thanks for your consideration! Aloha.

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Post by Big Boy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:12 am

The Marriott did close down, but has now re-opened about a year ago after a major re-build.
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Post by n2ojones » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:15 am

Thanks for the reply and info. IIRC, the Marriot was on a decent beach (swimming unimportant to us, atm) but a bit outside of walking distance to town. Can anyone suggest a hotel on a beach closer to town?

We are looking at the 26th thru ? Will there be plans of fireworks somewhere on the 31st?

Sorry for all the questions but is the weather condusive to swim suit attire atm? We spent a month in Phuket prior to Danang. Being from Hawaii...we don't have many warm clothes with us. LOL. It's raining in Phuket so we don't want to make a lateral move in leaving here and returning there. That and we love Hua Hin. Spent our honeymoon there years ago.

We are grateful for your consideration and we thank you in advance!

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Post by Big Boy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:28 am

LOL - how long since your last visit? The Marriott is fairly central these days, probably within 10 minutes walk of even the furthest entertainment centre. If you want the same quality, but closer to the 'old' centre,you're probably talking Hilton or Centara Grand. However, this is moving away from what are becoming very popular entertainment zones in Sois 80, 88 and 94. You will also be moving away from the main shopping malls of Market Village and Bluport.

Personally, I think the Marriott is very well placed these days.

[edit] The best fireworks are normally on the beach in front of the Intercontinental Hotel (further away).
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Post by n2ojones » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:35 am

Super! Again I am grateful. Thinking about it, I guess it's been 11 years (since we are here celebrating our 11th anniversary, LOL).

So would you describe the current weather in Hua Hin as favorable to beach bums such as ourselves? We came to Danang from Phuket and the weather there was fabulous at the time. Had to leave for visa reasons . Had no idea we were entering a climate requiring heavy winter coats! We are freezing here but enjoying the sights of this very cool city.

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Post by Big Boy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:43 am

The weather is at it's best at this time of the year. We've just finished a very cold spell where daytime temperatures were between 20 and 24C. It's still quite cool, but daytime temperatures are a pleasant 29/30C. Evenings are dropping to low 20s. A cloud in the sky is a memorable event.

Probably still a bit chilly for beach activities for a resident, but I'd guess perfect for somebody visiting from colder climes.

As an aside, I still remember walking the beach on Christmas Day 2 years ago. Because of the sea breeze, I was wrapped up like an eskimo, but the tourists were really enjoying the 'hot' weather.
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Post by n2ojones » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:56 am

Thanks again Big Boy. Even if chilly for us (being from Hawaii) HH still sounds like our best option at this time. We are pricing the Marriott as I type and it's pricing similar to the Marriotts in Hawaii. I can never get my head around how hotels in Thailand (or Vietnam) can cost as much as Hawaii where your typical maid makes $30 per hr. But during the holidays it's certainly a seller's market and we will be forced to bite the bullet at $300 nightly for a non view room at the Marriott. : / We hope you have a warmer Xmas this year than the Xmas you described above. Happy holidays to you and yours. Aloha.

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Post by Big Boy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:21 am

Marriott is a higher end hotel. I've never been inside, but friends have said very nice.
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Post by oakdale160 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:27 am

At the other end you can get a quite nice room for $350 for a month

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Post by n2ojones » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:00 pm

Thanks Oakdale...With rooms limited, we were forced to go with the Marriott for fear of being roomless. After a week of rain, if there's sun in HH, it will be worth the money. Not being cheap, it's just that we typically spend very little time in our room. After being couped up here in Danang , I doubt we'll spend more than our sleeping hrs at the Marriott but per your suggestion, we'll do some scouting of the area for next year's visit. Thanks again and happy holidays to all.

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Post by aragon » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:16 pm

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and we will be forced to bite the bullet at $300 nightly for a non view room at the Marriott.
Unfortunately it's a combination of it being high season and also the fact that you are booking only 2 days in advance, which means you are going to take a double whammy and get severely clipped. If you plan well ahead for your holiday next year, I'm sure you will get a much better rate.

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Post by n2ojones » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:12 pm

Duly noted Arogan....I appreciate yr input. We left Hawaii in early November. The Mrs is Thai so we typically visit her family annually. This year...well, it was hectic. I'm a list guy. I have to have structure and plans etched in stone. This year....I dared to be wild and my plan was to have absolutely no plan. That's worked like shit thus far. LOL. But in all, we have had a magnificent time. Even here in cold, damp Danang. If I had a mulligan, I'd certainly use it but.....next year, as you suggested. ; )

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