Anantara Hua Hin Resort
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Swimming in one of two freeform infinity pools overlooking the sea
- Wealth of activities, from kayaking to yoga classes
- Child-friendly, with a kids pool and playground
What To Know
- A 10 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Located on the beach, about three miles north of downtown Hua Hin
- Transfers by Mercedes-Benz cost $198 per car, each way (taxis cost about $85 per car, each way)
- Free WiFi available only in the lobby
- On December 31 2015, there is a compulsory New Year's Eve Gala Dinner. Please see the details section for more information.
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Spread across 14 acres, the burnt umber of the teak pavilions at Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa contrasts with the green-blue lily ponds, the fuchsia bushes and the blue Gulf of Thailand beyond the white sand beach. The alfresco lobby features a colorful tapestry, ornately carved teak lanterns, polished wood floors and oversize furniture. After dark, tiki torches light up the walkways connecting the lagoon area and pavilions to the seven on-site lounges and six restaurants, which range from classic Italian to contemporary Thai.
Bed and Bath
The sleek template of the public spaces extends to the 187 rooms, which feature sweet teak and reed furnishings, high ceilings and a wall of floor-to-ceiling sliding windows opening onto a private patio. Traditional Thai silk adds pops of color to an otherwise soothing nude palette. Premium Sea View Rooms have the bonus of jetted outdoor tubs, and the enormous Anantara Suites have arched teak ceilings, dining areas and double-size verandas overlooking the lush gardens or the Gulf of Thailand. Bathrooms are done in dark wood and chunky stone, and some feature giant stand-alone tubs.
The resort is surrounded by five distinctive gardens created by renowned landscape architect Bill Bensley, and they provide the right mix of exotic flair and natural privacy. The beach is just steps from the resort, but it’s worth noting that Thailand’s mainland beaches lack the postcard-perfect wow factor of tropical islands such as Koh Samui and Phuket. Anantara resorts, however, are about more than just beach time, and the Hua Hin offers a long menu of activities, from instruction in Muay Thai to group elephant polo lessons. The spa offers traditional Thai treatments in an open-air pavilion.
How to Get There
Just returned from a fantastic 14 nights at the Anantara Hua Hin. This hotel is 5 star luxury. Nothing is too much for the staff to ensure your comfort and wellbeing. The hotel is set in beautifully tended gardens. The rooms are spacious and the hotel provides the lovely extras such as fresh fruit on arrival in your room, high quality toiletries, iron and even umbrellas. Towels and bedding are changed regularly and the domestic staff take pride in ensuring cleanliness on a daily basis. The pool is spotless , fresh drinking water is in plentiful supply and pool and beach towels provided. The breakfast selection is Huge and of excellent quality. The resteraunt and bar prices are higher than town but that is expected . The quality and presentation is however very good. The beach appears small , but by low tide in the afternoon is alot better. The hotel runs a very reasonably priced shuttle into town. Take time to say hello to Alex the parrot and have a look at the lovely ceramic elephants for sale in the reception area. An ideal hotel for a relaxing holiday
Overvall we enjoyed our stay at this resort, recommend for those who wants to stay for 2-3 nights, but not longer. The resort is connected to the beach, which is nice for those who wants to relax and chill. The resort isn't located at the most convenient area, will need to use taxi/grab to get around places.
Service - We were warmly welcomed by Vito at the reception, his service was above and beyond, he took the time to recommend places to visit. Through the three days we were there, we were greeted by him everyday!
However we did not have great breakfast experiences, the buffet style is pretty good, however we were disappointed at the service. We requested no sugar ice latte for both mornings, however they failed to meet this simple request on both days. On the second morning, we informed the manager about what has happened on both days, even though the manger apologised however it took more than 15 mins to deliver our coffee when we were almost done with our breakfast. As I also work in hotel industry, I didn't think this was acceptable, this was a very simple request, they did not only not meet the request but was also very slow on service recovery, something for the management to review.
Anantara is a beautiful resort with high quality personel
beautiful pool and beach
transport to centre could be better arranged and have more options on time
nice touch is the leaf on your pillow with text sleep wel and whether forecast
booked 7 night Junior suite overlooking Lagoon. was a room not a suite- no living space beyond bed. poor to describe otherwise.assistant manager after haggling offered one meal on the house as compensation.!
the prices of beverages and food are very high- 125ml glass of wine is 459bht inclusive of tax and service- that$14+ !!!.small Gym walk away from main building.
requested a late checkout for 1.30pm complimentary to Lagoon rooms and this granted, but on the day of checkout was locked out at 12 pm; discourteous and no apology or explanation, Assistant manager ignored us when we were leaving the resort after check out- poor.resort is approx 3 miles from centre and have to rely on taxis or resort transport offered after 2 pm (hourly to 10 pm)
I am really a Anantara lover, I am always confident when you go to one of them hotels, nice properties, well located and good service.
I was disappointed about the beach because there is no beach at all, but is not Anantara’s fault is just how it is. Anyway I am a pool lover and we had a great weekend.