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Hat Yai Accommodation Listings

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Mayflower Grande Hotel (★★)

Mayflower Grande Hotel, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Mayflower Grande Hotel, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Thai: โรงแรมเมย์ฟลาวเวอร์แกรนด์หาดใหญ่

Agoda Rating: Very good 7.4 - See here for details

Address: 150 Sangchan Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 3
Telephone: +66 (0)74 236555, +66 (0)74 230120-9
Fax: +66 (0)74 236555
Room Rate: Standard (Dbl/Twin) Bt1,290, Deluxe Bt1,490, Suite Bt2,380

Latitude: N 07° 00' 23.0" (N 07° 00.383')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 24.5" (E 100° 28.408')

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Comments: This hotel stands where the old LK Hotel stood. The LK was completely gutted to a bare shell and refitted. When the new hotel was reopened it appeared with a new name.

The rates quoted above are walk-in (rack) rates. Usually, you can get a much better deal if you book on-line and in most cases Agoda offers the cheapest rates of all the on-line travel agencies.

The rooms are pleasant, clean and tastefully decorated. The top three floors - 12, 14, 15 (there is no floor 13 for superstitious reasons) - have a nice external view from the corridors but on lower floors there are rooms on either side of the corridors so therefore no view.

Suites have a living room in addition to a bedroom but, rates are a lot more expensive compared to standard rooms. No breakfast is included in the room rates. The hotel is very well located for the central Lee Gardens area of Hat Yai.

For several years there was building work being carried out behind the hotel and it looked as if a new wing was being built. When the work was finished in 2017 the new 'wing' actually opened as a separate hotel called the Mayflower 2 Hotel, however, for all intents and purposes both buildings the same hotel.

The new 'hotel' uses the same business cards and contact details as the Mayflower Grande and if you wish to book a room you go to Agoda's 'Mayflower Grande' page and book a room in the new wing. All rooms in the new wing are 'Deluxe' and therefore slightly more expensive than the old wing.

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  2. Booking.com : Booking.com is normally a lot more expensive than Agoda even though the rate they advertise is the rate you pay without additional tax and service charges being added. I know a few people who like Booking.com, but I always use Agoda.
  3. Hotels Combined : This site compares rates between the major on-line travel agents for given dates. However, personal experience has shown that Agoda is usually always the cheapest for booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

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Guest Comments:

  • Wi-Fi in all rooms.
  • We spent our days in Mayflower Grand Hotel. Service was really good for the 895 baht we paid per night.The front desk staff were willingly helpful and tried their best to answer to our inquiries regarding places of Hat Yai. However, most of the tuk-tuk drivers don't know the place, so we had to tell them to take us to Lee Garden plaza each time.

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Merlin Grand Hotel (★★★)

Merlin Hotel, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Bath and sex massage at the Merlin Hotel, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Thai: เมอร์ลินแกรนด์โฮเต็ลหาดใหญ่

Agoda Rating: Above average 6.2 - See here for details

Address: 2 Chaiyakul Uthit 1 Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 4
Telephone: +66 (0)74 230030-33
Fax: +66 (0)74 230033
Mobile: +66 (0)86 299 1600
Room Rate: Bt800

Latitude: N 07° 00' 09.5" (N 07° 00.159')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 29.3" (E 100° 28.489')

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Comments: The Merlin Grand Hotel is located in the same area as the Daiichi Hotel. It's quite large with about 100 rooms.

The front desk reception staff are really friendly and a lot of fun. How refreshing it was to laugh and joke with them after checking out the Indra and Kosit hotels where the reception staff were unhelpful to the point of being surly.

When I first looked at this hotel several years ago it was decidedly tatty and in desperate need of a refurbishment, however, it was cheap and the rooms were only Bt450.

As I write now, several years later, a major refurbishment has been completed and the hotel looks a lot better. As you may have guessed, the rooms rates increased immediately after the refurbishment and a room will now cost you Bt800.

Then again, where else in the world can you find a very comfortable, recently refurbished hotel room for 22 US dollars? Hotel room rates are incredibly cheap in Thailand compared to the rest of the world and accommodation is one the country's biggest bargains.

A couple of changes were made after the refurbishment, the first being the name. Originally known as the Hat Yai Merlin Hotel, it is now called the Merlin Grand Hotel.

Secondly, the old Merlin hotel used to have an in-house massage shop but one of the male members of staff downstairs told me that the massage shop was replaced with an aap op nuat facility after the refurbishment.

For the uninitiated among you, aap op nuat consists of a pretty, naked Thai girl giving you an assisted bath first and then providing sex afterwards. I was told that prices start at Bt1,700 and go up depending on the physical attractiveness of the girl. This new facility is called Naruto.

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  1. Agoda : Agoda rates are nearly always the cheapest by far, but normally you have to pre-pay at the time of booking. Be aware that the advertised prices don't include tax and service charges, which will add an extra 17%.
  2. Booking.com : Booking.com is normally a lot more expensive than Agoda even though the rate they advertise is the rate you pay without additional tax and service charges being added. I know a few people who like Booking.com, but I always use Agoda.
  3. Hotels Combined : This site compares rates between the major on-line travel agents for given dates. However, personal experience has shown that Agoda is usually always the cheapest for booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

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Guest Comments:

  • I stayed here as the hotel has been refurbished. I thought it would be nice to stay in a hotel that felt 'new'. I believe I paid 800 or 900.

    The hotel has been refurbished but its not like they gutted the rooms and started everything anew. Its more like they changed the mattresses and painted the walls. For the price I paid compared to the quality of the room I felt as if this hotel was overpriced. All the staff was nice and the wifi worked fine. (April 2013)

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Metro Hotel

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Thai: โรงแรมเมโทรหาดใหญ่

Address: 86 Niphat Uthit 2 Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 3
Telephone: +66 (0)74 230088-91
Fax: +66 (0)74 237836, +66 (0)74 351715
Room Rate: Fan Bt280, A/C Bt360

Latitude: N 07° 00' 17.5" (N 07° 00.291')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 14.6" (E 100° 28.243')

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Comments: Positive things first, and the most positive thing about this hotel is that it is located very centrally amidst a busy market area of Hat Yai. Oh, and the room rates are cheap.

It isn't the most luxurious hotel in Hat Yai, but it will suit some people.

Guest Comments:

  • i think this is a quite good hotel, staff at there so friendly..the location nearby the lee garden..i like it.. (August 2011)

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Muanfun Apartment 2 (★★)

Meuan Fun Apartment 2, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Thai: เหมือนฝันอพาร์ทเม้นท์ 2 หาดใหญ่

Agoda Rating: Good 6.2 - See here for details

Address: 48/22 Soi 3, Bpuunnagun Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 4
Telephone: +66 (0)74 500152
Mobile: +66 (0)84 631 9108
Room Rate: Bt500 per day or Bt4,000 per month

Latitude: N 07° 00' 05.2" (N 07° 00.087')

Longitude: E 100° 30' 01.3" (E 100° 30.022')

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Comments: There is a busy road that runs alongside the Prince of Songkla University and - as you might expect - there is a lot of student accommodation around this area because there are a lot of students.

I haven't made a point of listing accommodation in this area because this site is aimed at tourists, not students. However, I noticed this apartment building in a list of Hat Yai tourist hotels on a hotel website.

It would be unusual for tourists to stay here, but it is an option if you are interested. I quite like this area because it feels as if you are really in Thailand. That isn't the case around Lee Gardens Plaza. There are lots of small shops and restaurants catering to the university students, and the food is authentic and cheap.

The location is a long way from Lee Gardens Plaza, but it is fairly close to Central Festival and the bus station.

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Booking your hotel through an on-line travel agent such as Agoda is the easiest and most convenient way to get the cheapest deal available.

  1. Agoda : Agoda rates are nearly always the cheapest by far, but normally you have to pre-pay at the time of booking. Be aware that the advertised prices don't include tax and service charges, which will add an extra 17%.
  2. Booking.com : Booking.com is normally a lot more expensive than Agoda even though the rate they advertise is the rate you pay without additional tax and service charges being added. I know a few people who like Booking.com, but I always use Agoda.
  3. Hotels Combined : This site compares rates between the major on-line travel agents for given dates. However, personal experience has shown that Agoda is usually always the cheapest for booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

The following are direct links that will take you straight to the relevant page for this hotel without needing to search.

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Muang Thong Family Suite (★★★)

Muang Thong Mansion, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Thai: เมืองทองแฟมิลีสวีทหาดใหญ่

Agoda Rating: Good 6.6 - See here for details

Address: 72 Moo 3 Taksin Muangthong Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 2
Telephone: +66 (0)74 212777
Room Rate: Bt12,000 per month

Latitude: N 07° 01' 59.8" (N 07° 01.996')

Longitude: E 100° 29' 57.8" (E 100° 29.964')

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Comments: There is an abundance of rental accommodation in Hat Yai but the vast majority of rental apartments have just one room plus a bathroom. There isn't much living space.

If you want more space, you will probably need to find a house to rent because there aren't many apartments that have more than one room and a bathroom. A few places do, but they only have two rooms in addition to a bathroom - a bedroom and a living room.

Muang Thong Mansion is the only place I am aware of in Hat Yai that has two-bedroom apartments for rent. There are two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a combined kitchen/living room/dining room.

The building is in a very quiet location with well kept grounds that include a children's play area. There is a car park, and because the building doesn't seem to have many residents there are ample free car parking spaces.

The location is very pleasant, but it isn't that central. It's quite a way out of town, down a Soi opposite the golf course on busy Karnchanawanich Road.

The rooms aren't huge, and neither are they that luxurious. The furnishings are getting long in the tooth and the rooms are more dark and dingy, than light and airy - but they're OK.

The rooms are a little expensive and the location is a little inconvenient if you don't have your own transport. However, because of the extra living space and the lack of competition locally for two-bedroom apartments this type of place will suit certain people who need the extra space.

It might suit those with children looking for medium-term rented accommodation who don't want to stay in a hotel, and who don't want to start buying things to furnish a rented house.

The rooms are fully furnished so you won't need to buy anything. A cleaning service is provided once a week and there is also an in-house laundry service.

Water and electricity are charged at the standard rates for apartment buildings in Hat Yai, and the deposit is two months' rent.

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The hotel room rates quoted on this site are walk-in rates, also known as rack rates. These are full price rates with no discounts, and in most cases this is the most expensive way to pay for a hotel room.

Booking your hotel through an on-line travel agent such as Agoda is the easiest and most convenient way to get the cheapest deal available.

  1. Agoda : Agoda rates are nearly always the cheapest by far, but normally you have to pre-pay at the time of booking. Be aware that the advertised prices don't include tax and service charges, which will add an extra 17%.
  2. Booking.com : Booking.com is normally a lot more expensive than Agoda even though the rate they advertise is the rate you pay without additional tax and service charges being added. I know a few people who like Booking.com, but I always use Agoda.
  3. Hotels Combined : This site compares rates between the major on-line travel agents for given dates. However, personal experience has shown that Agoda is usually always the cheapest for booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

The following are direct links that will take you straight to the relevant page for this hotel without needing to search.

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My House Hotel (★★.5)

My House Hotel, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Thai: โรงแรมมายเฮาส์หาดใหญ่

Agoda Rating: Acceptable 4.4 - See here for details

Address: 598/3 Phetkasem Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 2
Telephone: +66 (0)74 365966-8
Fax: +66 (0)74 365968
Room Rate: Bt790

Latitude: N 07° 01' 04.2" (N 07° 01.070')

Longitude: E 100° 29' 00.5" (E 100° 29.008')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: My House Hotel is located on Phetkasem Road a short away from Big C Extra (formerly Carrefour). There are few hotels in this area and few attractions for tourists. However, there are lots of transport options along this busy road and it is quite easy to get to other places.

The hotel has a restaurant, but there is no breakfast facility and breakfast isn't included in the room price. There used to be a massage shop at the front of the hotel, but this has now closed.

There is an evening entertainment venue called Valentine attached to the hotel but, to be honest, I don't know what goes on there. According to the signs and the hotel staff, it is just Karaoke. However, Karaoke is often used as a euphemism in Thailand to conceal the real activity, which is usually sexual in nature.

Some years ago, I was told by a tuk-tuk driver that this place has live Patpong-style sex shows involving men and women - use your imagination if you have never seen a Patpong-style sex show. I have no interest in this kind of thing whatsoever, so I never bothered trying to find out.

In 1987, as a first-time tourist to Thailand, I went to see one of these shows in Patpong. Some years later (also as a tourist) I went to see another similar show and found it excruciatingly boring.

There are certain things that tourists should experience when visiting Thailand, such as taking a tuk-tuk ride in Bangkok, but after you've done it once there is no need to repeat the experience.

Back to the hotel, and considering the poor location, lack of breakfast and lack of facilities, the room rate seems a little expensive.

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Booking your hotel through an on-line travel agent such as Agoda is the easiest and most convenient way to get the cheapest deal available.

  1. Agoda : Agoda rates are nearly always the cheapest by far, but normally you have to pre-pay at the time of booking. Be aware that the advertised prices don't include tax and service charges, which will add an extra 17%.
  2. Booking.com : Booking.com is normally a lot more expensive than Agoda even though the rate they advertise is the rate you pay without additional tax and service charges being added. I know a few people who like Booking.com, but I always use Agoda.
  3. Hotels Combined : This site compares rates between the major on-line travel agents for given dates. However, personal experience has shown that Agoda is usually always the cheapest for booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

The following are direct links that will take you straight to the relevant page for this hotel without needing to search.

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Napalai Place

Napalai Place, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 123 Rajyindee Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 1
Telephone: +66 (0)74 356022, +66 (0)74 357463
Fax: +66 (0)74 357504

Latitude: N 07° 00' 00.0" (N 07° 00.000')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 48.7" (E 100° 28.812')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: Napalai Place is one of the most prominent buildings in Hat Yai and the town's monument to 1990's greed. For a long time, this was Hat Yai's only high-rise condo building, but now others have been built. The history and legacy of Nalapai Place is quite interesting.

It was built in the mid-90's with a planned opening at the beginning of 1998. This was a time of enormous economic growth in Thailand. I forget the exact figures but there had been something like 14% year-on-year growth for about 10 years.

The Thais seemed to be under the impression that this would go on forever, and many became exceptionally greedy. Political cronyism and corruption were rife, and this had infiltrated into the banking system. Banks were handing out huge, unsecured loans to their friends to enable them to invest in the booming economy.

As usual, the Thai businessmen/politicians were doing very nicely and they thought it would go on forever. All they had to do was keep on borrowing money, keep on investing in property, and keep on getting richer. The stupidity ended in 1997 with the Asian economic crisis. Coming, as it did, just as Napalai was about to open, Napalai was a major casualty of the crisis.

The dream of living in a high-rise condo, driving a BMW, and sending their children to international schools ended for many Thais as reality arrived with a bump. Quite a few went bankrupt and car-boot sales became a popular method for them to convert their material possessions back into cash.

So, with the advent of a major economic disaster, what did the Napalai developers do about the expensive condo building they had just built? The answer is nothing. Despite a huge Baht devaluation and with the country in financial ruin, the condo prices just remained the same. As a result, they remained empty.

I first took a look at the end of 2003 when I was told the occupancy rate of the building was 40% but this claim was dubious. I went back again in May 2006 and was told the building was over 80% full, but again I found this difficult to believe.

There are around 500 units and 80% represents 400. Assuming each unit has an average of two people, that would mean roughly 800 people living there. With 800 people it would be quite a thriving community but it isn't. The building is very visible due to its height but at night there is never more than about 30 units lit up.

The original plan included a gym, shops and a laundry, etc, for the residents but these were never opened because there weren't enough people. If now, as claimed, 400 units have been sold why have these facilities still not been opened?

The unsold units have never been lived in but despite this they have started to look very shoddy purely because they are getting old. A significant amount of work would be involved getting a unit fit to live in.

The units are basically shells. They have no kitchens, hot water or air conditioning and these items would need to be added after purchase at the owner's expense. Views of Hat Yai and the surrounding area are quite nice from high up but on the lower levels the main view is of some very ugly buildings next door.

Prices are not cheap. Bt1,585,000 buys you a very small condo. To get anything of a decent size requires spending Bt2,925,000. The penthouses are large but they are Bt8,685,000 and, as I said, significant expense is required after purchase to get the units habitable. In the case of the penthouses, I estimate that you would need to spend at least another couple of million Baht.

There is also a monthly service charge which is Bt20 per square meter. That's Bt1,000 for a poky 50 square meter condo but almost Bt5,000 if you have a penthouse. It is hardly surprising that many units still remain empty. The Thai friend I went with also thinks they are inflating occupancy rates to try to encourage people to buy. It's one of the oldest sales techniques in the book. "There's only a few left, you'd better buy quickly if you don't want to miss out."

Not only was the development cursed by the 1997 financial crisis but the developers seem to have misread the local market. Hat Yai isn't Bangkok. Hat Yai locals prefer living in houses, not condos, and there are some really nice, new houses in the area for between two and three million Baht.

Foreign buyers are much sought after because they generally have more money to spend than the locals. It is also easier for foreigners to buy condos rather than houses because foreigners cannot buy land in Thailand.

There was a time when I thought having a condo in Napalai would be a good thing but considering the high initial prices, the extra expense required after purchase, the service charge, and fact it would be almost impossible to sell, I no longer think that way. Also, because there is so little life there, the building has the atmosphere of a ghost building which isn't very welcoming.

On my first visit (2003) I was told that there were no units for rent. Almost three years later (2006) - and still struggling to sell units - there are some available for rent now but they are just shells and would need to be completely fitted out. Again, it's not a very attractive proposition.

Ever since it opened there has been a sales office open which seems a bit crazy after nine years but this is Thailand.

Update Aug 2010: I've just been back to Napalai place again for the first time in several years. It has changed quite a bit since my last visit.

Most apartments seem to be sold, and there are now quite a few furnished units available for rent. This wasn't the case before. Some look very comfortable and would make good alternatives to the many other apartment buildings in Hat Yai.

The rooms tend to be a little better equipped than standard Thai rented apartments, and the views from higher up are good. They aren't that expensive, either.

Guest Comments:

  • I visited the much maligned Noppalai place. I was shown a gorgeous, 2 bedroom, lightly furnished, air-con condo for 6000. They didn't mention any service charges though...and you get your utility bills directly from the companies...no middleman business. I was very pleasantly surprised and I would definitely move there if need arose. (April 2010)
  • 3 bedroom unit with 2 airconds, 1 flat screen 32"tv, 1 fridge, 1 coffee table, 1 sofa, 1 small dining table, 1 king-size bed, 2 super single bed, 1 water heater cost 11500 baht. It has a gym and swimming pool with membership fees of 1000 baht/pax/month. There are laundry & car wash in the building which is very convenient. Washing & vacuuming an SUV only cost 200baht. There are security guards that work around the clock... Some of them are very helpful and guide you to a parking box when you park your car at the ground level (even if your car has a reverse camera) and open your door. The down side; only 1 bath for a 3 bedroom unit. (May 2012)

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Neca Complex Apartment (★★.5)

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Thai: เนกก้าคอมเพล็กซ์อพาร์ทเม้นท์หาดใหญ่

Agoda Rating: Excellent 8.1 - See here for details

Address: 59 Moo 6, Soi 3, Tungree Road, Tambon Kor Hong, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 4
Telephone: +66 (0)74 280151
Mobile: +66 (0)88 792 0728, +66 (0)88 792 0742
E-mail: neca_rc@hotmail.com
Room Rate: Bt850/Bt1,200 per day or Bt8,000/Bt10,000 per month

Latitude: N 06° 59' 56.6" (N 06° 59.944')

Longitude: E 100° 29' 59.8" (E 100° 29.966')

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Comments: Apartment buildings in Hat Yai tend to be of a certain price and a certain quality. Even if you are willing to pay more money for something better, it can be quite difficult finding somewhere suitable. This place is a distinct level up from most other apartment buildings in town.

It is located in the busy student area near the Prince of Songkla University behind Punakan Road. There are very few tourists and tourist facilities, but there is an active student scene with lots of small restaurants.

The apartment building offers two sizes of room - small and large. The small rooms can accommodate two people and the large rooms can accommodate three. Each apartment consists of only one room, but there are separate eating and sleeping areas. Unusually for Hat Yai apartments, there is a small counter and sink. In most apartment buildings there are no kitchen facilities at all.

The rooms are cool white and tastefully decorated. Flat screen TVs and fridges are included. Small rooms are Bt850 per night or Bt8,000 per month. The deposit for monthly rentals is Bt10,000. Large rooms are Bt1,200 per night or Bt10,000 per month. The deposit for monthly rentals is Bt12,000.

With daily rentals breakfast is included - for two people in small rooms or three people in large rooms.

The apartment has a gym. The monthly cost for unlimited usage is Bt450 or you can pay Bt20 each time you use it. There is a restaurant and also a minimart at the front of the building.

Get The Best Deal At Neca Complex Apartment In Hat Yai

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Booking your hotel through an on-line travel agent such as Agoda is the easiest and most convenient way to get the cheapest deal available.

  1. Agoda : Agoda rates are nearly always the cheapest by far, but normally you have to pre-pay at the time of booking. Be aware that the advertised prices don't include tax and service charges, which will add an extra 17%.
  2. Booking.com : Booking.com is normally a lot more expensive than Agoda even though the rate they advertise is the rate you pay without additional tax and service charges being added. I know a few people who like Booking.com, but I always use Agoda.
  3. Hotels Combined : This site compares rates between the major on-line travel agents for given dates. However, personal experience has shown that Agoda is usually always the cheapest for booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

The following are direct links that will take you straight to the relevant page for this hotel without needing to search.

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Neo Hat Yai Hotel (★★.5)

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Thai: นีโอหาดใหญ่โฮเต็ล

Agoda Rating: Good 6.2 - See here for details

Address: 10/1 Lamaisongkraw Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 4
Telephone: +66 (0)74 356686-8
Fax: +66 (0)74 356689
Web Site: neohatyaihotel.co.th
Room Rate: Bt780

Latitude: N 07° 00' 10.2" (N 07° 00.170')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 31.4" (E 100° 28.524')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: A pleasant-looking, small hotel with 68 rooms that is fairly new - it opened in 2005 or 2006, I believe. Unfortunately, it's in not too pleasant an area.

The rooms are a little different to those in the standard mid-class Hat Yai hotels. A hotel like this in Singapore, or even in Bangkok, would be expensive but in Hat Yai you can get a night's accommodation for the same price as three breakfasts in a Bangkok branch of Starbucks.

There are three room styles: Hatyai (24m2), Junior Suite (29m2) and Studio Suite (45m2).

Facilities include the 'N' Cafe & Bar. In the words of the hotel, "It is THE place for relaxing music, good friends and creative inspiration." You can eat at the 'Sky Retreat' open air restaurant or have an 'invigorating workout' at the 'Sky Spa and Fitness Resort' which is complementary for hotel guests.

Get The Best Deal At The Neo Hat Yai Hotel In Hat Yai

The hotel room rates quoted on this site are walk-in rates, also known as rack rates. These are full price rates with no discounts, and in most cases this is the most expensive way to pay for a hotel room.

Booking your hotel through an on-line travel agent such as Agoda is the easiest and most convenient way to get the cheapest deal available.

  1. Agoda : Agoda rates are nearly always the cheapest by far, but normally you have to pre-pay at the time of booking. Be aware that the advertised prices don't include tax and service charges, which will add an extra 17%.
  2. Booking.com : Booking.com is normally a lot more expensive than Agoda even though the rate they advertise is the rate you pay without additional tax and service charges being added. I know a few people who like Booking.com, but I always use Agoda.
  3. Hotels Combined : This site compares rates between the major on-line travel agents for given dates. However, personal experience has shown that Agoda is usually always the cheapest for booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

The following are direct links that will take you straight to the relevant page for this hotel without needing to search.

Agoda

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Guest Comments:

  • Quite disappointed with the room as it looks neglected, the housekeeper was very lazy and it's so unboutique. I did inquire about any WIFI but the unsmiling receptionist said no but hey.. there is an unsecured signal although low if you seek it out. There is no tea making facilites nor a hairdryer and for this price that I have to pay then it is not going to be a repeat booking in the near future.
  • this is by far the worst hotel ever. Wifi as stated on hotel's website. bullocks. ask for the technician to ccheck on wifi n he realised we din have a cable so he went n get one.stil cant connect n he mumbled software and he never came back since.asked for tissue n reception ask u to go get it frm 7-11 ! it costs 100baht! compliments of hotel : insects FOC. dead cockroaches FOC. Rude staff except for bellboy FOC. to sum it up - terrible.

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New Season Hotel (★★★)

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Thai: โรงแรมนิวซีซั่นหาดใหญ่

Agoda Rating: Very good 7.5 - See here for details

Address: 106 Prachathipat Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 4
Telephone: +66 (0)74 352888, +66 (0)74 352391-7
Fax: +66 (0)74 352390
Web Site: New Season Hotel
E-mail: newseason_hotel@yahoo.com
Room Rate: Deluxe Bt1,450

Latitude: N 07° 00' 23.6" (N 07° 00.393')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 24.3" (E 100° 28.404')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: At the time of writing (January 2005) this is one of the newest hotels in Hat Yai. It's so new, in fact, that some rooms have yet to be finished but it is open for business.

The location is fairly good, just a few minutes walk away from Lee Gardens Plaza but the really nice thing about the hotel is its newness. There is still a fresh paint smell, you can feel some pile in the carpets as you walk around, and everything is ultra-clean.

On the flip side, because it is so new it seems a bit dull and sterile at the moment but that will change as it is finished off and gets busier.

Like many other hotels in Hat Yai, this one also has an in-house massage shop.

Get The Best Deal At The New Season Hotel In Hat Yai

The hotel room rates quoted on this site are walk-in rates, also known as rack rates. These are full price rates with no discounts, and in most cases this is the most expensive way to pay for a hotel room.

Booking your hotel through an on-line travel agent such as Agoda is the easiest and most convenient way to get the cheapest deal available.

  1. Agoda : Agoda rates are nearly always the cheapest by far, but normally you have to pre-pay at the time of booking. Be aware that the advertised prices don't include tax and service charges, which will add an extra 17%.
  2. Booking.com : Booking.com is normally a lot more expensive than Agoda even though the rate they advertise is the rate you pay without additional tax and service charges being added. I know a few people who like Booking.com, but I always use Agoda.
  3. Hotels Combined : This site compares rates between the major on-line travel agents for given dates. However, personal experience has shown that Agoda is usually always the cheapest for booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

The following are direct links that will take you straight to the relevant page for this hotel without needing to search.

Agoda

Booking.com

Compare Prices

Guest Comments:

  • Wi-Fi in all rooms.
  • Currently staying @ (not so....) New Season hotel! Saw 3 rooms, all have black mould on ceiling, some smell musty. Bathrooms are dated, shower water is luke warm. Wifi patchy (due to rain!?) it is ok, but nothing to get excited about. (December 2014)

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New Season Square Hotel (★★★★)

New Season Square Hotel, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

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Thai: โรงแรมนิวซีซั่นสแควร์หาดใหญ่

Agoda Rating: Excellent 8.2 - See here for details

Address: 23 Pracharak Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 2
Telephone: +66 (0)74 352888
Fax: +66 (0)74 352325
E-mail: newseason_hotel@yahoo.com
Room Rate: Deluxe Bt1,800

Latitude: N 07° 00' 27.0" (N 07° 00.450')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 24.8" (E 100° 28.413')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: In 2014/2015 there was a lot of building work going on behind the New Season Hotel. The new building was obviously a hotel, and because of its proximity to the New Season Hotel I assumed it was a new wing for this hotel.

However, a sign appeared in January 2016 stating that it would be a separate hotel called the New Season Square Hotel. The similarity in name would suggest that both hotels are owned by the same person or group.

I walked past on 6th May 2016 and the brand new New Season Square Hotel had just opened for business. The walk-in room rate is Bt1,800 for a superior room and Bt3,200 for an executive suite, although you should be able to get a better deal by booking on-line. The rooms look very comfortable, especially the suites, which have lounge and kitchen areas. The bathrooms have bathtubs, which isn't always the case in Thai hotels.

The New Season Square hotel doesn't have a massage shop, but the New Season hotel next door does. There is also an excellent massage shop just opposite the hotel called Wonderful Massage.

Also opposite the hotel, a multi-storey car park is being built. It should be finished by April 2017. It will provide parking for hotel guests and the top two floors will have function rooms for conferences, wedding receptions, etc.

Get The Best Deal At The New Season Square Hotel In Hat Yai

The hotel room rates quoted on this site are walk-in rates, also known as rack rates. These are full price rates with no discounts, and in most cases this is the most expensive way to pay for a hotel room.

Booking your hotel through an on-line travel agent such as Agoda is the easiest and most convenient way to get the cheapest deal available.

  1. Agoda : Agoda rates are nearly always the cheapest by far, but normally you have to pre-pay at the time of booking. Be aware that the advertised prices don't include tax and service charges, which will add an extra 17%.
  2. Booking.com : Booking.com is normally a lot more expensive than Agoda even though the rate they advertise is the rate you pay without additional tax and service charges being added. I know a few people who like Booking.com, but I always use Agoda.
  3. Hotels Combined : This site compares rates between the major on-line travel agents for given dates. However, personal experience has shown that Agoda is usually always the cheapest for booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

The following are direct links that will take you straight to the relevant page for this hotel without needing to search.

Agoda

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New World Hotel (NOW CLOSED)

New World Hotel, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

This is what will replace the New World Hotel, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 152-156 Niphat Uthit Road 2, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 3
Telephone: +66 (0)74 230100-4, +66 (0)74 354787-90
Fax: +66 (0)74 230105
Room Rate: Bt450

Latitude: N 07° 00' 08.0" (N 07° 00.133')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 12.5" (E 100° 28.209')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: The New World Hotel was a typical mid-range Hat Yai hotel built for the Malaysian weekend tourist trade. After many years of service it started to look extremely tatty and I guess that as a result it started to lose business.

Some time around 2010 it was sold to the Tune group of hotels and then closed for business. The building was completely refurbished and the tatty old New World Hotel metamorphosed into a brand spanking new Tune hotel. The Hat Yai Tune Hotel opened for business at the end of 2011.

A few years later, the Tune Hotel became the Red Planet Hotel. This is how things are in Hat Yai. Restaurants and hotels open, close and change hands frequently.

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NJ Hotel

NJ Hotel, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Thai: เอ็นเจโฮเทลหาดใหญ่

Address: Near Hat Yai airport, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Off map
Telephone: +66 (0)74 802477
Mobile: +66 (0)85 893 9729
Room Rate: Small rooms Bt400 per night, large rooms Bt500 per night

Latitude: N 06° 56' 28.6" (N 06° 56.477')

Longitude: E 100° 24' 03.6" (E 100° 24.061')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: In some places the airport is a long way from the city centre and if you have an early flight it is a good idea to stay near the airport the night before.

That doesn't apply to Hat Yai because it only takes 20 minutes, depending on traffic, to get to the airport from downtown.

However, if you did want to stay near Hat Yai airport this is about the closest place. It calls itself a 'hotel', but that description is quite generous.

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Num Huat Guest House

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Thai: น่ำฮวดเกสท์เฮ้าส์หาดใหญ่

Address: 98-100 Niphat Uthit 3, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 3
Telephone: +66 (0)74 231487, 351532
Mobile: +66 (0)87 573 6835
Room Rate: Ordinary rooms Bt400 per night, VIP rooms Bt500 per night

Latitude: N 07° 00' 19.6" (N 07° 00.327')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 14.4" (E 100° 28.239')

Google Maps: Street Map or Satellite View

Comments: I'm not a big fan of backpacker type guesthouses in Thailand and I find the whole backpacker thing boring and cliched. It might have been relevant in Thailand in the 70's, but now I laugh every time I see them walking around with their baggy fisherman pants and Lonely Planet guides trying to look worldly and sophisticated.

However, I quite like this place. Unimaginative backpackers armed with their copies of Lonely Planet will head straight to Cathay Guest House, but staying there would make me feel quite depressed.

Num Huat is perfect for the 'backpacker in Thailand guest house experience' and looks a thousand times better than Cathay.

It is located right in the centre of a busy market area and the only evidence of its presence is the small doorway you can see in the photo. The 12 rooms have A/C, hot water, cable TV and refrigerators.

The rooms are located on five floors and there is no lift. In this price range there are hotels in Hat Yai that are probably more comfortable but it's a personal choice. Staying at a place like this offers a different experience compared to a standard hotel.

The woman on the front desk at Num Huat is a lovely lady and very friendly. This is something that can't be said for some reception staff at certain hotels in Hat Yai.

She told me that the VIP rooms are a bit larger and have some extra furniture, including a sofa.

If you need a cheap place to stay in Hat Yai, the following page may be useful:

Ten Cheap Places To Stay In Hat Yai

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A-Center Mansion to Baan Tidtaa

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The Bed to Center Mansion

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Central View Hostel to Cosy Place

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Crystal Hotel to Get's House

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Golden Crown to Hat Yai Backpackers

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Hat Yai Central to Hop Inn

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The House to Marina Hotel

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Nutchana Hill to President Hotel

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PS Extra Hotel to SC Heritage Hotel

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Seree Grand Resort to Supasarn Condominium

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Taipei Hotel to Uncle Lee's House

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VC Apartment to Z Sleep Hotel

 

Get The Best Deal On Your Hat Yai Hotel Room

Listed opposite are some of my personal recommendations for hotels in Hat Yai based on budget. I have lived permanently in Hat Yai since 2003 and my recommendations are based on a lot of local knowledge.

Each link will take you to the relevant page on the Agoda website where you can see photos, read reviews, and book on-line. I use Agoda to book all of my own hotels in Thailand and the Southeast Asia region. Agoda hotel rates are usually always the lowest and I have received good customer service, therefore I am happy to recommend the company to other people. Here is some analysis I did regarding booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

Booking.com used to be more expensive than Agoda, but when I have checked hotel prices recently I have found their rates to be quite competitive. Unlike Agoda, you don't need to pay at the time of booking with Booking.com - you can simply pay at the hotel when you check in. Also, Booking.com show you total prices whereas Agoda show you a price and then add on 17% for tax and service charge.

If you want to compare prices between different on-line travel agents (OTAs) for a specific hotel, you can use a company such as HotelsCombined.

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