Not at Hat Yai. It found at Singapore Aiport.
We have tried 3 hotels in this 4 days 3 nights trip. All of different categories. According to agoda * rating:
Map Point 1. Red Planet Hotel - 3*
Map Point 2. Gets House - 1 & 1/2* (top right on map)
Map Point 3. Centara Hotel Hat Yai - 3 & 1/2*
At airport arrival hall, you may be told to book your transport/taxi at the counter. There were many driver waiting outside airport as well. Regardless which you choose, be remind the rate is 300 bahts.
About 20 mins, we reached Red planet Hotel (previous name as Tune Hotel). I was in red to give support and perhaps able enjoy discount or free Thai massage - "tan gu gu" (wait long long).
Pros: Staffs friendly, room clean and spacious. Thai Odyssey massage (need to book in advance for massage) beside lobby.
Cons: No complimentary drinking water, no glasses, no fridge, no toothbrush/toothpaste.
This hotel (SGD31) is not the nearest to shopping malls (Odean/Lee Garden) but just about 10 mins walk away. The map above will help you be clearer where is the location and what you can find in the vicinity. Some of the attractions recommended which are nearby will be Santisuk market (area circle in red) and Kim yong Market (Dark Green). These market you can find foods/DVD/clothes/Mobile phone accessories,sunglasses,etc. For those like shopping mall (Lee Garden Plaza/Odean). But you MUST visit Central Festive and Asean Night Bazaar.
(Below) Santisuk Market shops (Vertically). There are still many shops horizontally.
Kim Yong Market. The food along the main road in this shop (above) is great. Simple and cheap, yet delicious! This was my heaviest breakfast, noodle soup + chicken rice. (190 bahts - two noodle soups+chicken rice+kopi+tea)
You can try more street foods here in the evening (below).
Early morning here will be used for wet market.
I love this ginger soup with beancurd - thick aroma.
Can you spot a young kid sleeping in this photo? (below)
Day 1 - Hat Yai Red Planet Hotel and Famous Markets
Day 1 - Lee Gardens Plaza, Massage, Kan Eng Restaurant
Day 2 - Gets Guest House, Sugar Rock, Phra Maha.
Day 3 - Hai Yai Municipal Park, Cable Car, Central Festival Mall, Asean Night Bazaar, Greenway Market
Day 4 - Centara Hotel, Massage Spa, Cinema show, Shuttle service