We stayed as a couple at Banyan Hua Hin for three nights. We were a bit nervous due to the distance between the hotel and the beach/markets, however, the staff made travel to and from simple with the free shuttle running regularly and we did not use a taxi while there. The resort itself is fantastic, with nice gardens and views. The size and height of the rooms as well as the swimming facilities were a real highlight. We had breakfast and dinner there and both were great. The only downside was that the resort was a bit quiet during the week which took away from the atmosphere in the restaurant/bar, and the water pressure in the shower was very low.
If you're a tourist and into gardening, I strongly recommend taking a look at the small plant stalls all along the opposite side of the road, there were lots of exotic plants and flowers galore.
"A large open hotel with lovely grounds but empty."
We have stayed here twice. It's very quiet in August and not all the facilities are available then. The two huge pools are great. The grounds are great. We would have liked more facilities and greater choice of restaurants. The Regency wing is where we stayed.
We booked two junior suites but got two Regency rooms which were pool facing and smaller.
There were lots of large groups for corporate meetings during August and little for families to do.
We asked at reception and they did organise two craft sessions eventually for about an hour.
"poor cleaning poor communication with front desk"
would look for a different hotel if we went back. room was large, but extra beds for the kids rock hard. staff had difficulty communicating in english and it was hard to findout when the free shuttle went into town. Breakfast got old fast, only three choices on the menu.
Located on the main road, fast check-in at Citin Loft hotel located 50m down an alley opposite this hotel. We had a reasonably-sized room with balcony facing the main road. Comfortably furnished with King-sized bed, fridge, coffee maker, 2 bottles complimentary water daily, Old TV, bathrobes, free strong WiFi (10 Mbps) in room, daily housekeeping, safe & clean. Near railway station, beach, shopping malls, 3 night markets, good & cheap seafood, local food, bus & vans to bangkok & local bus station along Sra Song road, in front of Siripetkasem hotel. Good value no frills hotel. I would stay here again if in Hua Hin.