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Hatyai, Food And Shopping Paradise

HATYAI...HERE WE COME!!

We talked about going to Hatyai one month ago but never really planned or booked anything until three days before our trip.  When we reached Penang, we went to enquire about the transport to Hatyai via van, it cost RM80 per person for return way.  After booking the van, then only I went online to search for hotels.  It has been many years since I last visited Hatyai and I am not familiar with the hotels names anymore... but one that I commonly heard about is Lee Garden Hotel, the one which has been "bombed" several years ago.  I went into tripadvisor, agoda and booking dot com to search for information.  After comparing their prices and reading through some reviews, I finally made a booking for one night stay at Lee Garden Plaza Hotel....


The van arrived punctually at 8am to pick us up ..
 we were the first passengers he picked up
 and naturally we sat at the very front row of the 12 seater van.... 
And Off we goooooo.....
Reached Changloon in less than 3 hours... 
Or was it two hours?  Not really sure... 
Maybe we were in dreamland halfway... 
 After going through two immigrations, we reached Hatyai at almost 2pm... 
Thailand is one hour earlier so it was 1pm their time... 
Our hotel is just opposite Central and Centara Hotel...
 This is the entrance to the hotel... 
Security is tighter now so it seems...
Every bag or package needs to be opened and screened through... 
At the hotel lobby on the 10th floor....
Friendly attendants are on the ground floor and at the 10th to give assistance... 
And this is where the buffet meals are held... 
We were told that it was a Queen Size bed... but to our amazement, 
It is more than a King size... must be at least 7 feet wide... 
No complaints about the room, though it is not very new already..
But as long as it is still clean and comfortable...
Water from the shower is very strong, thank goodness...
For a RM160 plus, it is considered OKAY la... 
The view from our room on the 23rd floor....
Oh yes, for that rate in Agoda, there is buffet breakfast provided as well...
Since it is only a one night stay, we did not waste much time...
After dumping our bags and freshening up, we went out in search of our LUNCH!
We were super hungry then!!

Comments

  1. Wahh.two ways from Penang to Hatyai is very affordable ooh. Next time I can ask you the contact no.

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  2. RM160 for the room? Ok loh. Clean, comfy and functional.

    Look forward to your next post on Hatyai. Never been there.

    You have a safe and great holiday.

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    1. It is for makan and shopping and massage.. :)

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  3. Look forward to see more post of your Hatyai post...

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    1. Just a one night trip so not much.. but still got a few posts.. heheee.

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  4. Fuiyoh. Jiayoh! Look8ng forward what else next. Ya rm160 ok la. Room clean and comfy

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    1. Lee Gardens last time considered 4 stars.. got gym and swimming pool.. ngam for small J..

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  5. Wahhhhh!!! So far you jalan, only Sibu tak sampai. I went to Hatyai once on a day trip when I was attending a course in Penang, go Alor Setar, past Bukit Kayu Hitam...shop shop shop...and rush back. I remember one place, like a market - the girls so very friendly, I was buying a belt and they touched up and down one. Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Aiyoh.. that part only you remember ah... Sibu I have been already ma... Hatyai nearer ma.. and food paradise too!

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  6. I have never been there. Looking forwards to see what you ate :)

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    1. Actually not much.. just the three meals.. hahahaa.

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  7. The banquet room and the bed look very good! But I hope they gave you some blankets. Nice view, too.

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  8. shioknyer......go shopping and eating....

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    1. I think I am more like a ATM human machine.. hahahaa

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  9. Enjoy yourself n shop, Shop, SHOP!!!

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    1. Actually I don't shop much..someone else did!

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  10. What a nice short trip for bonding! I have not been there but guess it is good for shopping and relaxing!

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  11. the view from the window was worth even the not very big bad:)

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  12. For Thailand, I only been to Bangkok, 清莱 Chiang Rai and Krabi

    Wow, look at the bed, it is so big, shiok

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    1. Yeah, I like the bed... giant size actually... I have not been to Krabi..

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  13. Nice hotel, clean room and bathroom and big bed for only RM160 plus breakfast. Good price!

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