The resort itself looks great from a distance (and on the website) in reality it's quite old and not as well kept as a you would expect for a 5-star hotel.
On arrival, no valet parking offered, had to ask twice, even then it was seen as a problem for them. Check-in, seemed a bit unorganized - normally it's more appropriate to check in guests with children in the room. Stayed in one of the upstairs Deluxe Lagoon rooms, the balcony and day bed area is a nice place to relax when it's not raining. The high ceilings of the room make it feel spacious and airy even the the floor space is actually quite small. Both swimming pools were very clean and there are plenty of sun bed and towels. There's a huge choice of in-room breakfast options (included in the room rate) this was a pleasant surprise and far more enjoyable than sharing a buffet with the other guests. The complimentary cocktail hour by the lagoon pool is also a nice start to the evening, and the staff serving are very friendly. The room service for evening meals was also very good, great selection for kids, good sized portions and prompt service (arrived hot).
Now for the not so good - The beach is quite disappointing, lots of shallow pools of stagnant water and debris including broken glass.
The previous day's breakfast plates were left outside the door (for the ants, cats, geckos, etc) for over 24 hours even though the room had been cleaned, turned down and the dinner plate removed.
Noise from the chiller equipment in the car park can easily be heard from lagoon rooms in the early morning .
Soap/Shampoo/Etc in the bathroom are dispensed in large ceramic bottles - not so easy to use in the shower, don't drop on your feet!
During our stay there was a large group of noisy Thai staying there for a conference/meeting you got the feeling they had taken over the resort, and the staff were stretched in dealing with them.
Looked at the price list for the spa, prices are very high.
In all, not a bad hotel, just not good as good as other international 5-stars in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 187-room Anantara Resort Hua Hin is a distinctive Thai village-style property located on the sunrise coast of the Gulf of Thailand, around 220 kms south of Bangkok. Hidden amidst 14 acres of luxuriantly landscaped gardens and lagoon pools, the picturesque resort enjoys a beachfront location at the quiet end of Hua Hin's long sandy beach for only 5 kms. from Hua Hin town centre. A three-meters high terracotta wall cleverly cocoons the resort from the hustle and bustle of town. As you make your way along the landscaped driveway, a sense of calm descends. The sense of arrival is heightened as you admire a decorative wall adorned with a parade of elephants. A cool breeze drifting in from the beach floats through the open-air Lobby with the strains of a melodic Thai tune lingering. Polished timber floors and Thai-style salas (pavilions) heighten the ambience of an intimate tropical hideaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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