Aleenta Hua Hin – Pranburi Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Private pools in most of the guest residences
- Separate wings for families and adults
- Daily tai chi classes and private yoga sessions by request
What To Know
- There are no elevators
- An airport shuttle is available for an extra fee of $161.25 (per vehicle) each way
- There are no televisions in the rooms, though they can be provided with an advance request
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The flagship of the Thai brand Aleenta, the Hua Hin resort has 22 individually designed residences just steps from the beach and commanding stunning sunset views over the Gulf of Thailand. It successfully plays up the romance quotient while catering to kids by having separate wings for families and couples. The Ayurah Spa offers an epicurean spa concept and a philosophy of “eat well, live well, be well, look good.” There’s a yoga practice area with instruction available, and there’s an emphasis on healthy choices among the Thai and international fare at the restaurants, one of which sources all ingredients from its own organic farm and other locavore suppliers.
In the Area
About three hours by car from Bangkok, Hua Hin has long between the holiday retreat for Thailand’s royal family, as well as the city’s elites and international tourists. The resort town’s attractions include the PlearnWan vintage market and Hua Hin Night Market, plus the Klai Kangwon Palace, a 1929 Spanish-style palace that’s still the King’s summer residence. (It’s invitation-only, but you can still admire the exterior.) Hua Hin is also a premier golf destination for Thai’s and visitors to the country. The resort is especially close to the Banyan Golf Club, as well as the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, whose name, quite aptly, means “Mountains with 300 Peaks” and whose limestone hills seem to rise straight from the Gulf of Thailand.
How to Get There
We visited Aleenta Hua Hin with friends and stayed at the ‘white house’ a 3-bed cottage by the beach. The location of the cottage was great and right on the beach but the interiors of the cottage was tired and needs a big upgrade to match the price.
In addition the breakfast served didn’t have 30% of the options offered for vegetarians.
If we visit again, we’ll probably opt to stay in the individual rooms instead of the cottage.
We stayed, 3 of us including our student son for a midweek break. We stayed in a Frangipani suite which was the perfect space for us - 2 good sized bedrooms and bathrooms. Everything you needed and the decoration for me beautiful in its almost rustic simplicity. Everything is considered and sustainable in its intent in the rooms. Despite being away from the main wing not a problem because bikes or Tuk Tuk always there. And so many other places to eat along the beach road which was well lit at night.
I’d recommend the local Monsoon Valley wine, beach walks, hiring excellent roadbikes and the made to order breakfast was as good as anywhere, and so fast.
The service is also excellent - always there via messaging but not on top of you.
And to top it all I left my glasses in the room and they were back with me in Bangkok that evening. Which is definitely above and beyond ......
The hotel was recommended to me and I will recommend to others and will definitely be back.
Contacted the hotel directly for the romantic getaway package, and requested for room 105 (Beachfront Pool Residence) as it was highly recommended for being the most private.
Love that the beach is just less than 20 steps from the room. Staff were all very friendly and filled with smiles. Want to personally thank Sorrawee, for liasing with me regarding wedding proposal arrangements and Simon, for overseeing the set-up as well as being an ad-hoc videographer.
As for the service staff, many thanks to Poh who waited on us throughout our beach dinner, Toon & Boss who greeted us daily at the breakfast spread!
Highly recommended for couples who wish to get away from urban lifestyle.