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
This is a great place to chill out, enjoy the quiet beautiful beach and have fantastic food and drink within the hotel. Very trenquile and intimate.
We went with our 2 daughters (16 & 18) for 4 nights and we all loved the time together. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Great breakfast, good options for lunch and dinner was fantastic - the chicken fried rice was amazing!
Thank you for a great holiday - would definitely go back.
The hotel is beautiful to stay in, with a great pool and a great quiet beach. I particularly enjoyed that they were committed to sustainability and took care of the environment. I will stay again when I am in Hua Hin.
I’m not sure how I got this so wrong - website calls itself a luxury resort & spa - it’s none of those things...it’s a group of rooms/huts - is right next to lovely beach (though it’s not private or pristine - there’s dog walkers and litter at times. It’s split into 2 separate places so I can’t see how they can even call it one resort (you have to get their bus in between) - main aleenta has the restaurant (very small and limited menu) pina coladas are made with milk not blended (my thing!) the pool (!?!) here is the size of a jacuzzi with a couple of sunbeds and is by the small restaurant on 2nd floor). I chose aleenta rooms as it says no kids allowed but there were kids at dinner?? If I’d known I’d have chosen frangipani which does allow kids but they tell me no kids there at present - the rooms there look dark and maybe not as good as aleenta but are built round the swimming pool (not huge but at least not jacuzzi size!).
Spa - err is on 3rd floor (above the restaurant) and is a couple of rooms?? Can’t see exercise studio or gym - where is the yoga wellness centre I read about - feel like I’m missing something. I asked about yoga - they said they could arrange someone to come with a days notice - I’m very confused! Where are these “plenty of invigorating activities” the website mentioned?
Rooms - ocean view rooms looked the biggest and nicest but sadly have no jacuzzi and with a pool the size of a 50p piece a jacuzzi seems important - so upgraded to pool residence - room not as nice or big but lovely view and position by beach - absolutely beautiful position and view I must be honest. But the room isn’t that luxury - the fridge smelt a bit, the jacuzzi is in shade so isn’t that warm and it’s the first hotel in Thailand that didn’t have fruit in the room on arrival - disappointing....the bed though is amazing.
Says free bicycles to use - I haven’t seen yet - but it’s a road outside - website talks about the rise of the female solo traveller but trust me this is not the place to be a single female traveller. There are no TVs in room to note - fine as long as you know. When I asked re tv she showed me the jenga game - err that’ll be fun alone! Only hotel on my trip that hasn’t included the 17.5% tax on cost of food/drink - it’s plus it...had mossie spray and after bite in a bag - for sale - with tax about £8 - feels a bit like everything comes with a price tag here...and there’s little provided to do. I booked 3 nights thinking I’d be sat in a warm jacuzzi, doing yoga in the mornings and sat round a nice pool - err nope - it’s 8pm and I’m in my room as there’s nothing and no one here. I have asked to cancel but policy is no refund they say - so please only book 1 night here and see if it suits your needs before booking more nights as they won’t let you cancel. I wish I’d only booked 1 night as I’d be hot footing it back to the beautiful evason with exercise classes, an amazing spa, a big lovely pool and restaurant and it was cheaper - a lot! I’m really not sure what to say about this - the staff here are so lovely, helpful - example I was eating dinner reading my book and she bought me a book light - how lovely. It’s not their fault but the “resort” is confused and you can’t have pool, good room, jacuzzi, beach ( and I know as they kindly took me to view both) - you have to make a sacrifice depending on which part or room you stay in - but please be clear this is for relaxation only there’s nothing to do here. I actually feel very unhappy and would like desperately tomorrow to go back to evason but they won’t let me cancel 1 night - at this price and the level of facilities I really wish they would let a solo female traveller go where there is something to do and people...but I can’t afford to throw away the £100 for the night and rebook at evason - much as I’d like to. Choose this if you’re a couple and want something small, quaint, no pool and a walk along the beach - and then pray for good weather - otherwise for sheer value and vast amount of facilities stay at evason. Hope this helps confusion as this is a difficult place to explain!
The villa itself was very nice. The pool as well. The only problem we had was that we didn’t know the villa was 5 kms away from the resort where we had breakfast and it’s over a 10 Minute ride with the shuttle. Everything else was satisfactory.
We stayed at Aleenta Hua Hin for two nights, at our own beachfront pool villa. The pool is not much of a pool but rather a small plunge “jacuzzi” which was out of service throughout our stay. Upon realizing that our pool was not working, we contacted the front desk, to which we were replied that the jacuzzi was broken and had no power. We were extremely disappointed as we had booked months ahead, and nobody informed us that there was an issue with the villa on the arrival. The following day, we asked for an iron, and were told that the property doesn’t have an iron however we can send our clothes for a laundry service. The hotel offers an unlimited laundry service for 1000 baht/person however once we requested for this service, to our surprise the house keeping refused and said that they couldn’t do it before our checkout which was more than 24 hours later. This was shocking because just moments earlier the front desk told us otherwise. We walked back to the front desk and raised the complaint and only then they agreed to accept our request. Furthermore the duvet cover was not changed, only the bed sheets, as we discovered a stain that was left night before in the same spot. Be aware that the property has many mosquitoes and even though there is mosquito repellent is provided in the room, it is not free and is chargeable (we had travelled to many luxury boutique hotels around the world and this is the first time I see that a bugs srapy is not free). Small thing but very disappointing.
On the positive side, we wanted to go to the other wing of the hotel which is located about 7 min walk from the main wing, and we took the two complimentary mountain bicycles that were parked next to the front desk. The lady at the front desk realized that one of the bikes was too high for my girlfriend and had offered to get a smaller bike which was parked at the other wing. The staff quickly brought the bike, which was a very nice gesture.