We rented the large house in the back of the resort (top and bottom floor with 3 bedrooms/baths, a kitchenette in each) and its own pool. We stayed with a few other families with kids ranging in ages from 2-10 years old. Check in was very fast and easy. The valets unloaded our cars and brought it to the rooms. It would have been nice to have someone from front desk escort us to the house and make sure we had the right amount of towels, blankets for our needs (of course not a big deal but would've been a nice touch). It's a great place with the pool and slider, playground, kids room and beach to keep the kids busy. There is new playground equipment. The kids felt safe and free in just running around from one spot to the next. The food at the restaurant is really good. The owners own a great cafe in Bangkok that we frequent weekly and so the European/Western food was great. Thai food is as expected. The kids menu was flexible enough that you could find something for the pickiest eater! It was a very relaxing and easy weekend for everyone. The only observations would be that the house bathrooms are worn out (mold from the humid climate), ants around the sink, and I found roaches in the kitchen area and a couple in our bedroom. I came in not expecting a four or five star resort (based on friends' comments) so I had to be ok with it and I still would give the hotel a high rating. This place could go up a notch with just a few touches (better blankets, newer towels, no pests, etc.). The surrounding area is very quiet so there's not a lot of night life. Overall - great place for families, great staff and we had a lovely stay! P.S. Always bring bug spray!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only 38km from Hua Hin, far from crowded beaches, bright neon lights, and noisy tourist hangouts typical of Thailand's other vacation destinations, Dolphin Bay Resort lies on a spectacular, unspoiled 5km beach with panoramic views of the bay, nestled between mountain peaks and dotted with lush tropical islands.Enjoy our comfortable accommodations, friendly, laid-back but efficient service and great recreational facilities at affordable prices in a family-friendly atmosphere of relaxed Thai beach hotel hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Bay Hotel Hua Hin