We stayed at this house for 4 weeks in February 2015.We have syated at Avenue 88 several times before and like the site as being well managed and quiet,the pool and the Jacuzzi are great.The shuttle bus is a great asset to get into town etc.The town houses are spacious and are good for 4 people.Unfortunately this house is the worst house we have stayed in.The owner chooses not to use the services of the on-site manager to solve day to day issues but uses a local Thai man a cost saving decision..On arrival,we were checked in by Johnnie who gave us the keys and left his contact number in case of any problems.It soon became apparent that the house was not well managed - when using the main shower there was a horrible smell from the drain,the second bathroom had a leak with standing water on the floor and was unusable,half of the ceiling lights did not work,there were only 5 small towels and very little spare bed linen to allow for a change of bedding.There was enough crockery for 2 people but not enough for 4 people,the majority of the cups were chipped and unhygienic.I contacted Johnnie who arrived the next day.
He agreed with the problems, took a spare light bulb away and promised to return the next day to fix the lights,and bring additional towels and bedding - we never saw him again.
We partially fixed the smell in the bathroom with copious amounts of detol and joss sticks,we bought of own towels and spare bedding,threw away and replaced the old cups and purchased more glasses.For the duration of our stay the 2nd bathroom was unusable.
At checkout time Johnnie did not turn up so we locked up the house and left the keys with the security guards.
If you are booked into this house be prepared to supply your own towels and bedding.
There is no WIFI connection which is also a problem unless one of the other guests will give you access to theirs.
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We stayed for one month here from mid January.
We were very impressed with the property.
This is a large townhouse, not an apartment
Modern, spacious and nicely finished with a beautiful large pool right on your doorstep.
Nicely equipped kitchen to cook our own meals.
The property is located on a complex about 2 miles from the town centre and there`s a good community feel as most other properties there are owned by Europeans - we were invited to a barbeque by the pool and also a regular Thurday evening bowls session which was good fun.
Its far enough from the town centre to be very quiet and secluded and less than 10 minutes on a scooter to be in the thick of the action.
Also pleasant staff onsite and a security gate.
There were only a couple of downsides. Firstly, there is NO internet although advertised.
We were left having to beg a wifi code from neighbours which is a bit embarrassing.
One couple refused to give us a password.
Secondly the tv satellite/cable is unplugged and you have to pay if you wish to watch it.
However there is a DVD player if you want to take your own films.
Secondly on our departure we are expected to arrange and pay for the cleaning of the property and also that of the bedding and linens plus electricity and water.
That's fair enough .but after doing all we had to including paying the site manager for the cleaning, due to some mix up this wasn`t done and we were being threatened with part of our deposit being withheld as new tenants had come in and complained of a dirty place.
This was finally sorted out amicably and our deposit was returned, but was hassle we could have done without
On further discussion with the owner it is now his idea to up the price to include all cleaning and free electric and water. This will be a much better idea as it makes it easier for the client not having to worry about arranging things and what further charges may be incurred.
This was exactly our thoughts and we were going to recommend this to him.
So, if that is done, internet is installed and tv included this place is absolutely ideal for a stay.
For the money it represents excellent value and apart from the service of a five star hotel this is on a par with that at a cost that youd struggle to get 2 basic rooms for in Hua Hin.
We`ve already recommended to friends who are staying there soon and our advice is its a great place for a relaxed stay.