I so much want to love this place. My wife visited this resort with her family when it was first opened and was very impressed. We decided last minute to take a long weekend break at Asara. We booked a bit late so we ended up with one night in the Suite and one night in the Pool Villa.
First impression, the receptions and staffs are very nice and accommodating. The garden is very nicely kept, very beautiful surroundings. The downside is there is a big and tall condo right next door which is half complete, so construction is still going on for several buildings.
When we got to our Suite room (which is right next to the lobby and parking lot) was not so impressive. My wife and I agree, it did not aged well. I can see once it was proudly a 5 stars. Room is clean but not spotless as you would expect from this price range. Amenity was not refilled. Pillows are not comfy. Outdoor lounge area is dirty, we did not feel it could be used to lay around. Hot water in our room lasts about 10 minutes of shower time. We tried the bath tub (which looks nice), the seal is bad so we can't fill the tub more than 1/4 full as it was draining quickly. By the time it filled 1/4 the water becomes cold already. After dinner we came back late but again, there was no hot water. The staff came to look couple of times but never get it fixed.
Next day we moved to the pool villa. When we got to the room, there is a make-shift pump/filter going next to the pool to clean the water. Staff say another hour or so before we can use the pool. This room we feel is more comfy, all amenity are there, but again, the issue with hot water. Same deal with the bath tub. We decided to spend our time in this pool villa. Its fully gated, walled so we feel private enough not to dressed up much. This is a wrong assumption because the staff will open the gate and come in unannounced at anytime they wish. After our dip in the pool we headed to shower and came out to see the maid in right in the front door! If they came in 10 minutes before...! No knocking, no door bell, just open the gate and come right (see the photos of the layout and you will see what I mean). So for the rest of the time, we did not feel private as it should be in a 'Private Pool Villa'. We had to stay fully dressed like we are going out all the time.
Both room has outdoor shower area but that can no longer can be used because of the tall condo righext to the property. While we were in the pool of our villa, we saw people standing in the balcony lookint ng down at us.
Breakfast, we give 6 out of 10 at best. Second day we didn't even bother to go eat.
I so much want to love this place, but I can't for many reasons I mentioned here and more that I didn't. All the staffs are very nice and helpful except for all their unannounced entrance into our villa. Its one of the top 10 pricey resort in Hua Hin but its no where near with the quality other places offer.
- 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