It has been a while since the family went to Hatyai, Thailand for a short trip and so we decided to go there for the kids’ school vacation.
There are a few ways to get to Hatyai from Kuala Lumpur
1. Get a KTM train from KL Sentral to Hatyai that leaves nightly at 9pm. Train fare is around 50-60RM.
2. Take a bus from Pudu Raya. There are many bus companies to choose from but usually, I purchase my bus tickets online for Konsurtium bus.
3. Drive your car.
We chose the latter. The husband decided it’s more convenient for our family to drive than to take commuter train or bus.
It was an enjoyable ride with the kids. They are so used to traveling that they feel comfortable traveling even in a long distance one.
We booked (well, our friends did) our stay in Hansa JB Hotel in Hatyai. It was cheap. I was glad our friend managed to book our hotel stay for a budget rate because we stayed there for a week.
But we do get what we pay for. And so, there was an inconvenience in regards to internet access. There’s no way I could work while in the hotel room. I had to go down to the lounge area to do my work online.
The receptionist would call in the middle of the night as well and if you don’t answer the phone call, they would come to your room, open it and check out whether you’re sleeping or not.
It almost gave me a heart attack to hear somebody opening the door in the middle of the night.
Would I recommend friends to stay in Hansa JB Hotel? Probably not, especially if they’re on a budget. Probably, the service is different if you get a normal rate room. Whatever.
I am just thankful we didn’t spend so much for our hotel stay. That’s the advantage.
I am also glad to be able to spend time with friends. That was really priceless, especially our photo session. This photo trip, I was quite happy with the results. The kids got to meet more friends and were able to connect to them as well. I am glad.
We came home really tired but the trip was worth it. I had to go to work the next day.
Now, I am preparing for our trip to
Gangnam Seoul, South Korea. Hope it will be a good trip.