We are thinking about getting the train from Surat Thani to Hua Hin. Is the train station close to Hua Hin itself. We would like to stay in a boutique style hotel around 40 rooms maximum and preferably Thai owned rather than large chain ie Sheraton. We have never been to this area although been to Phuket, Krabi and Khao lak. The location would be close to bars and restaurants and situated on a sandy beach (rather than rocky) with nice views, can anyone recommend please cost around £120.00 per night for two adults bed and breakfast travelling beginning of January.