Still Awed by the Asara
Having been a guest at the Asara Resort and Spa previously I knew that I was going to enjoy this visit as much and was greatly looking forward to my stay.
The large and airy registration area is imposingly positioned on an elevated open-sided building where a cooling breeze provides relief from the high-summer heat. Large ceiling fans circulate the air aid the natural zephyr. This reception area overlooks a sweep of perfectly manicured gardens populated with trees and shrubs fringing a large pond that is criss-crossed with boarded walkways. A fountain spouts water meters into the air. The whole scene is instantly calming and welcoming.
The check-in experience is effortless as and quick as I arrived my bags were tagged with my villa number and the next you see of them is in the villa.
Then it was my turn to be whisked along the narrow pathways in an electric buggy that had gardeners diving for cover. I was impressed to discover a bowl of locally produced sweets and a plentiful tray of fresh fruit waiting for me. The spacious villas don’t have a ‘wow-factor’ they opt for a more homely feel.
There are of course the usual amenities, flat screen LCD TV, the choice of channels could have been greater but on a luxury holiday why would I watch TV? A well stocked minibar, i-Pod player with a marvellous sound system, Wi-Fi internet connections the lot.
Both the living room and bedroom share a common patio with a cool plunge pool. Shrubbery and architectural plants provide adequate protection from neighbours when I caught a few rays and then cooled off in the pool.
The first time I stayed at the Asara I was overwhelmed by the bathroom and this visit was not different. The bathroom is massive with a big sunken bath, with indoor and al fresco rain showers.
The ‘Library’ was one of my favourite places to sit and relax sipping a cup of tea while browsing the magazine and book selections or choosing a video to borrow.
Elsewhere the resort’s massive free form swimming pool is a magnet for swimmers and kids alike, with a child-friendly zone and minders always nearby. To relax here is easy as the Asara has thoughtfully provided large day beds with a difference. Large and comfortable they are suspended from doughty canopies; the bed gently swayed to and fro as I relaxed.
Like all Hua Hin resorts the Asara as a spa. It is approached through a large door I had the feeling of entering an almost spiritual space like a Spanish Moorish sanctuary. The expert hands of the masseuses soothed away the cares of the world it was a blissful almost existential experience that left me dozing quietly at the end of the session.
The Asara also has three superb restaurants that will satisfy the most fastidious of palates. The Siam Bistro offers light healthy food along with regional Thai favourites. The Kampu by Choice offers a choice of fare allowing you to tailor the dining experience by choosing the items you want to eat. And the Kampu by Design offers an all day eating experience with a themed buffet dinner at night. The offerings here lean more towards European tastes.
Visit the Asara for a near perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
You will be transported to another place a world away from care suspended in a cocoon of luxury.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Asara Villa & Suite is the first of its kind to feature beach-front only Pool Villas and Suite rooms. Only 7 minutes from Hua Hin downtown, this exclusive private beach is an ideal location that combines convenience and privacy with 52 Pool Villas and 44 Suites, reflecting timelessness of the nature beauty, intimacy and comfort. Awards The Global Winner: Luxury Suite Hotel" by the World Luxury Hotel Awards™ in recognition of unsurpassed facilities and services at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2010. Asara Villa & Suite is proud to have received the highest honor of being listed among the "Gold Class Green Hotels of 2009". "Gold Nugget Award Winning for 2008, honor in Best Architectural Design and Land Use Planning for International Project." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asara Villa And Suite
- Asara Villa Hotel Hua Hin
- Asara Hotel Hua Hin
- Asara Hotel Suite