Given the positive reviews on TA, my experience here seems to have been a surprising letdown. The facilities of the hotel itself are average, with most buildings, furniture, the pool, etc. being fairly old but in okay condition. It looks as though the bathroom in our chalet was recently redone, but everything else has been around a few decades.
Chalet itself had a low beam right at the entry, so hit my head a few times and that was not too enjoyable!
Re: location and the beach -- it's not the resort's fault, but the beach while we were here was covered in jelly fish. We are talking double-digit numbers of them. A sign at the resort warns you, so there wasn't a soul in the water or on the beach. Instead there were scores of older European tourists at the pool all day. We did not find much outside of the resort that was walkable, either via the beach or road. On the beach, you're walking past mostly deserted buildings. We took a shuttle into Hua Hin and went to the night market there for some entertainment. This was pretty easy to do if you find yourself stranded here with nothing to do.
On the plus side, the restaurant is fairly good, offering a Thai menu, a Western menu (not sampled) as well as an extensive breakfast buffet. I don't think I would want to eat there every meal, though.
The Wifi is limited to a single three-hour chunk of time per day, which is annoying. For the price, it's not a bad place to stay, but expected a bit better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated amongst the tropical garden facing the sunrise side of the Gulf of Thailand, a restful and eco-friendly Regent Chalet built to harmonize with nature in contemporary Thai setting. Here, you will find a total retreat, relaxation and togetherness in a home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regent Chalet Regent Beach Cha-Am Hotel Cha-Am
- Holiday Inn Cha Am