We stayed at The Rock Hua Hin for 5 days in February 2014, and despite a couple of issues, I can only wholeheartedly recommend the hotel – it is excellent.
THE GOOD PARTS
The hotel is small, with just around 20-30 rooms. We’re a small family of three, and the staff were kind enough to upgrade us upon arrival to a larger room, with two queen-sized beds. The room was huge, with a nice balcony (and a view of the ocean). The bathroom was also very large, and they used glass-panels throughout. This may not be in everybody’s taste as it does present some privacy-issues, even with the curtains rolled down.
Beds were the usual Thai “almost-too-firm”, but comfortable enough.
The Rock has direct access to the beach, which is at the (very) quiet end of Hua Hin. Nothing much going on here, just people walking/jogging passing by. Very few nearby restaurants and no massage on the beach. The sand is nice, and water very shallow. As everywhere else in Hua Hin, you have to venture out more than 50 meters before the water reaches your waist. Great for children.
The pool is amazing. Large and clean, infinity-style overlooking the beach. Lounge chairs were comfortable, pillows and towels were clean and readily available.
Breakfast was included in our stay, and we enjoyed it every morning. Nothing spectacular, just exactly what you need.
THE BAD PARTS
When we arrived, mid-afternoon, we ordered sandwiches and a traditional Thai dish from the restaurant. A full 45 minutes later the food finally arrived, and the sandwiches were terrible. Cold and made with stale/dry bread, and ridiculously small portion size, given the 200THB++ price tag. The Thai food was ok. We’ve seen this many times before in Asia: Stick with the local food, making good Western simple dishes can be harder than you’d think.
The room has a very nice two-person bathtub. However, the low water pressure means it takes upwards of an hour to fill AND the water never gets warm enough!
THE EXCEPTIONALLY AWESOME PARTS
The staff at The Rock Hua Hin deserves special mention. Friendly and helpful, very attentive and professional. They helped us rent a car (when none were available), entertained our daughter with magic tricks during breakfast, drove us to town in the hotel bus, and generally just made us feel very much at home. We’ve stayed at 20+ hotels in Thailand by now, and the service we got at The Rock Hua Hin was by far the best. Thank you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rock HuaHin Beach front Spa Resort is a luxury boutique beachfront spa resort in Hua Hin located right on Hua-Hin Beach near Khao Takiab area. The Rock Hua Hin Resort & Spa has just been newly renovated to elevate the ultimate satisfaction of our guests. The elegant atmosphere and brandnew facilities along with top of the line rattan weaved furniture on authentic teakwood floor. Our spacious rooms, suites and Jacuzzi Pool Villas ideally present the sense of relaxing retreat and romantic signature designed by an international award winner interior design. Moreover, the infinite-edge pool remarkably tenders a panorama sea-view of the Gulf of Thailand rejuvenating your tranquil moment. Grasp the memorable experience of the paradise hideaway at The Rock Hua Hin Resort & Spa. The meaning of The Rock derives from the Thai meaning of Hua Hin itself. The word 'Hua' means head and 'Hin' means a rock or stone. That becomes the name of The Rock. It does not mean that we have a rocky beach as some may think. In fact, our beach has no rock at all. HuaHin Resort: The Rock Hua-Hin beach Resort & Spa near Khao Takiab. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Rock Hua Hin Hotel Hua Hin
- Rock Hotel Hua Hin
- Rock Hua Hin