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Royal Express Huahin

2.5 out of 5.0

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The hotel is located on the Petchkasem main road but not too easy to locate. It is a budget hotel with all basic amneties. Wifi is good and the AC also works fine. The property doesn't have an elevator, so staying on the higher floors might prove to be a bit difficult especially after a day's sightseeing. A few important places like the Hua Hin beach, night market, Hua Hin railway station, massage parlours, restaurants are all a 10 min walk. If comfort is the primary factor, then not the best place to stay, but if you are a budget traveller with less focus on comfort, then one of the best possible places to stay. They also have a restaurant facility that we did not use. Similarly they have a tie up with another hotel for the pool facility (just read about it and did not use). The rooms are pretty large and well lighted. Overall a good place to stay. We had booked for a superior twin bed room with AC.

Royal Express This is my own review checklist. My first test when I move into a new room is to take a tissue and wipe it along an unseen top surface, such as a picture, or a door. This test tells me if cleaning is thorough or haphazard. / • Dust test = Top surface fail - see photo. / • Transfers = none / see notes below / • Location = good - on main road. Just a 5-minute walk south of the clock tower on the same side. That is where some mini-buses drop. (See next note about northbound mini-bus) The property is near mini-marts, massage, entertainment districts, ATMs, street markets, currency exchanges, and the municipal hall tourist office. / • Mini-bus to Bangkok. The mini-buses to Bangkok leave from the west side of the highway with the north-bound traffic. The one I took was a 5-minute walk north of the clock tower on the west branch. The man who sold me my ticket said that I could get dropped at the Mo Chit BTS - that was a lie. I got dropped off somewhere in Mo Chit and took a taxi to the BTS. / • Check in = Very bad - When I arrived at the address, all that I found was a door at street level, a small desk, and stairs leading up. There was a sign saying that a security guard would direct new guests to the check in desk at Hua Hin Loft across the street. Firstly - there was no guard, secondly - I didn't know how to find the Hua Hin Loft, thirdly - the street was a four-lane highway with lots of traffic. I waited for ten minutes and finally I located the maid. She said there was no guard on that particular day. She pointed out the building across the highway where I could check in. I managed to get across the highway and find the HH Loft. A bellboy from that property escorted me back to the Royal Express and showed me into my room. For check out, I simply left my key-card with the guard. / • Wifi = fine / • Staff = onsite there is usually a security guard at front door, and the daily maids. In essence there is no front desk / • Lighting = fine, switches next to door and bed. Some bulbs not functioning. / • Towels = two, changed daily / • Toiletries = None when I first arrived. Upon request, the maid brought me shampoo & bath gel. Two days later, a mini bar of soap and a shower cap appeared. / • Room supplies = 2 small water bottles daily, kettle - but no supplies / • Door security = auto lock, internal dead bolt, latch. Entry is by key-card. Unfortunately, this mechanism is imprecise and requires many attempts to get it to unlock. / • Bed = a bit too firm for me. My "king room" is, in actually, two twin beds pushed together and covered with a sheet! / • Linens = ok / • Shower = hot and strong. Although there is a shower curtain, there is no floor dam, so water does flow into the rest of the bathroom. See photo / • In-room safe = yes / • Electrical Outlets = two at desk and one next to bed. These are activated by the key-card repository by the door. / • Furniture = desk witn chair, full-sized fridge, small table for suitcase, shoe rack, chair and table on balcony / • Storage = good: drawers, hangers, shelves / • Phone = yes, but no instructions for use! / • TV = Old CRT style. Has a couple of English movie stations, lots of sports stations. I couldn't find any news stations. / • AirCon = works fine / • Facilities = I had a "City View" - see photo. Some of their online promises are false: no mini bar, no bathrobes, no restaurant. All rooms are accessible by stairs only / • Housekeeping = mostly good, except I found a used ashtray on the balcony and it was not cleaned during my four-day stay - see photo / • Sink = excellent - it actually has hot water / • Curtains = great - including blackout / • Noise = quiet / • Restaurant = none, although they include a picture of one online. / I do not recommend this property.

It's my first time to visit huahin so I'm a bit excited. I thought, it was a good hotel but it was not. There's no free coffee/tea. The aircon is not working well. Bed is not good and the toilet is kinda annoying with towel with holes on it. rated 3 out of 5. I'm not coming back here again.

We had a good sized room with a comfortable King bed. Fridge aircon, TV and a good bathroom, no working hot water. Clean and well maintained, although some plaster was bubbling on the wall. Location is very convenient for main Town, beach and transport.We faced the main road and setting sun, but curtains kept the sun out and to be honest I never really noticed the traffic noise. Difficulties, this section is to help others avoid confusion.. Arriving by motorcycle it was hard to find. No obvious signage at street level. By walking I found a sign. There is no reception, just a small sliding door. When we arrived there was no concierge and the directions were a bit confusing.There was a small sign directing us to the Citin Loft to check in, the concierge was meant to direct us, but as we could not see one we were left a bit confused. Eventually we tried the check in at "Hua HIn Loft" which is across the road and up a Soi. That was the correct place, but the differences in names was confusing. We were issued with an electronic key. But it did not work. By this time the concierge had appeared and he let us into our room with his master key. Later we went back to reception to get our room key re-programmed. It never worked for us. But fortunately when we came and went the concierge unlocked the doors for us. You will find cheaper with similar facilities.

This place is only a guest house, not a hotel, and it's run down. We had to lug our stuff up thirty stairs. And that was the first floor. The only staff is a security man, who is not always there, and cannot speak English. The stated facilities such as pool, restaurant, terrace and coffee shop are not onsite; you have to walk to the sister hotel, We paid for breakfast, but were told we had to pay again if we wanted it. The nice accessories in the photos are only that - photo accessories. Tea and coffee "facilities" comprised one kettle and one cup. No spoon, tea, coffee, sugar or water. We tried to speak to the manager, but he was not interested. I wanted a refund so we could move elsewhere. They refused. The place is on a busy and noisy road, above the bus stop. Buses woke us every night. Wifi service was poor. Our keycard for the door sometimes took twenty times to work, but we could not get a replacement.

I don't understand why this place got good reviews on Expedia. Wow! The description is inaccurate. There are three flights of bad stairs up to the rooms. There is no reception; we had to book in a block away at another property that the company owns. The reception person there was downright rude. The aircon remote control doesn't work. The hot water in the shower doesn't work. There is mould in the room. They promise "coffee making facilities", but no cups and no spoons to be found, The location sucks, there is noise from a bar across the road till late at night. The pool that was promised is at the other property. Quite funny, really. We've only been here one day, and sadly we booked two weeks through Expedia. Ugh!

Rooms are big that's the best thing .Doors would not open shower cold .If you have a room at the front very noisy. Safe not working and no lift hard if u are on the top. floor. Good for all the bars and the beach .Very hard to cross the road when you check in

Room 201 first floor is a complete and utter hell hole.insecure off the balcony,mould running down wall by bed,no hot water in bathroom,shower waste runs across bathroom into drain under sink, safe does not but you know why. Would never stay here again.

We had a bit of difficulty arriving - you have to go to Citin Loft - across the street and down the alley to check-in and get your key before you can go to Royal Express. When you are checking in, ask directly for a room off the road, I asked through my online booking and forgot to ask upfront and was put in a room facing the road. Very noisy. There is a welcoming security guard at the door to the hotel and the cleaning staff are lovely. Overall the room was on par. Had nice blackout curtains, was nice and clean, and the room had all the amenities you needed. The bed was unusually hard. The bathroom was very industrial, with public-style toilet paper dispenser (with not very nice toilet paper) and a poorly maintained (dirty) water heater - it lacked the little touches of a nice hotel bathroom. We realize that this is a budget hotel. The location was good, apart from being right on the road. Very quick walk to the beach. We would probably return, as knowing what you're getting into can be better than another shot in the dark. But a room off the road is a must.

This hotel is a short walk from the train station and from the beach. As has been said before you check in across the road and are then taken over, the road can be very busy at times but you get used to it. I had a room at the front and did not have any problem sleeping, the room is a bit out dated but is a good size. If I return to hua hin I will stay there again

79/9 Petchkasem Road Hua Hin Prachuap Khiri Khan

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hua Hin Railway Station and Hua Hin Night Market
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Royal Express Huahin places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Hua Hin Railway Station and Hua Hin Night Market. This 12-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Hua Hin and also close to Hua Hin Market Village and Klai Kangwon Palace.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Citin Cafe, the hotel's onsite restaurant. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 12 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including balconies, full-sized refrigerators/freezers, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 36-inch TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are also available.

Property features

Royal Express Huahin offers a children's pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Transportation is made easy with a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a business center, a computer station, and a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 28 reviews