This is my kind of place for a long weekend outside the hustle and noise of Bangkok. The Baan Bayan is beachfront hotel built around a restored early 1900's Thai house. The rest of the buildings are done in locale and period correct architecture and provides a feeling of Old Siam. The staff is cheerful and attentive without being underfoot. My room, on the courtyard, was large and well appointed. The pool bar/restaurant is the center of activity during the day and serves excellent Thai food at a reasonable price. The complimentary breakfast is everything you would want include Thai and Western dishes made to order. The beach in this part of Hua Hin is clean and inviting for those that like to swim in salt water and hang out without a large number of peddlers bothering you. This hotel is great for couples as well as families. Quiet and quaint. I will stay there again. Good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baan Bayan was originally built in the early 1900s. Facing Hua Hin’s white sandy beach, it has the undeniably superb location in one of the most sought after areas there. Baan Bayan forever catches the eyes of passersby with its hundred-year old frangipani tree, its spacious veranda together with its carved eaves and railings embracing the house. Originally a family’s summer retreat, Baan Bayan was one among many summer beach houses owned by Royal Highness Prince Devawongse Varopakarn. Built during the early period of construction of Hua Hin town and railway station, the house had been handed down to Princess Absornsamarn, consort of Royal Highness Chantaburi Naruenart, before being sold to Khun Prabha Chaiyawat on 1 April 1952. The house was then renamed Baan Bayan, as coined by Ya-Khob, the renowned Thai writer. In the past, Baan Bayan was regularly visited by Khun Prabha, her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Its charm and ambience render feelings of warmth and happiness in its simplest form. Not only does Baan Bayan hold its value as a rare architectural building, but it also reminds those very fond of the house of times passed and memories still cherished. Today, it is one of the rarest and finest examples of a golden teak Thai style bungalow house, lovingly restored to its former glory. Baan Bayan was awarded the prestigious Historical Architectural Conservation Award in 2005 by the Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) under the Royal Patronage. Guests staying at Baan Bayan can experience the glory of a bygone era, yet with all of today’s modern comforts and amenities. It is positioned as a small exclusive luxury beach hotel offering the charm of a traditional Thai aristocratic beach house. Baan Bayan will allow guests to sink back into a history rich with associations of the swinging, glorious 1920/30’s. Guests who have a desire to experience history and culture and seek a different vacation venue will appreciate the atmosphere at Baan Bayan. Advantageously, the resort is only a few minutes away from Hua Hin town center, market, and airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baan Bayan Hotel Hua Hin