Chiva-Som International Health Resort Hotel
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With a stay at Chiva-Som International Health Resort Hotel in Hua Hin (Khao Takiab), you’ll be close to Cicada Market and Wat Khao Takiab. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of True Arena and Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 58 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and DVD players. Rooms have private balconies. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and ceiling fans.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Breakfast is available for a fee.
How to Get There
Located in Southern Thailand, Chiva Som is a world class health resort in the mold of Canyon Ranch and Miraval, only better. The facilities, the rooms, the service, the food was all outstanding. We stayed on a five day package in a very nice garden suite. It took me a day or two to get into the flow of things, but once I did, I didn't want to leave. Honestly wish I done the seven day package.
The staff and level of service (attention to detail) is uniformly great, the food is just brilliant, healthy yet tasty, and a huge menu variety. The gym, Pilates, yoga facilities all have very experienced instructors, the physio Dept is brilliant at identifying and healing injuries. Go to Chiva Som if you are healthy, you will be amazed at what you learn about nutrition, exercise. Sleep, rejuvenation. Excellent wellness consultants, advise your schedule whilst you are at the property. The banner headline is 100% true this really is a “Haven of Life” ... Go spend some time there , BOTH your body & your mind will thank you....
Been here for my 50th and for my 59th birthdays. Wish I could come every year. Everything is wonderful. The staff are incredible and so is the food. I came back with strategies to live a calmer less stressful life the first visit and still implement them in my daily life. The stretching class is a must.
I stayed a Chiva Som a few months ago now and thought I'd wait a bit to let my thoughts settle before writing a review as I don't like writing something negative.
Unfortunately I've decided this is how I left Chiva som feeling.
Firstly, it was disappointing to arrive and my room was not ready, despite arriving in the afternoon. I had been told lunch wasn't included in emails sent to me in the lead up to my stay, yet they asked me if I'd like to eat lunch while I was waiting. I wasn't all that hungry but thought I'd eat a salad and had to ask her if I had to pay (she said no). Not a great start.
When i got to my room i found it to be modern and fairly spacious. I was staying in an Ocean premium room. I was up the end of the building on the middle floor which was a good private position with lovely views of the beach and ocean. I was closer to the restaurant I'd be disappointed as there wouldn't be much privacy on your balcony. I had a quick walk around the grounds which were tired and old. They are renovating later this year but in its current state the hotel grounds and in particular pool area were more like a hotel costing $100 a night, not Chiva som prices, which I found very disappointing.
I next went to have my initial consultation to work out what program I would do and was told because I'd booked 6 night stay (not 5 or 7) I could only have a 5 night package of treatments or 2 x 3 nights packages. I had asked when booking if 6 nights was ok and I was told yes. I asked if I would get some kind of refund if I did the 5 night and was told no. There were very limited options (maybe only 2) for the 3 night packages which I found disappointing. After asking for another option then pushing to speak to a manager the issue was eventually solved the next day by offering me one extra treatment.
The food here is overrated, while healthy, it's a bit outdated in style and too low in salt, I had a terrible headache one day which I'm sure was from this.
The treatments were good and treatment area with steam room infrared sauna and cold plunge pool was very nice.
I did a variety of yoga, stretching, meditation and exercise classes which were all good and there were a great variety of activities scheduled all day.
Aside from this the range choices for exercise via personal training was extensive, a long list with excellent trainers even including altitude training.
The medi-spa area seemingly can do everything but surgery, with several well qualified doctors, there is the usual Botox etc along with more intensive treatments such as ultrasound which cost over $3000. I had a very basic laser treatment which was included in my package. I didn't see much in the way of results from it unfortunately.
All up I found the friendliness of many staff lovely but not from all, the resort tired and rundown and the guests fairly old and well off. I would say ~70% of guests were over 60 and many seemed regular visitors.
I have been to Kamalaya and Como Shambala Estate in Ubud and would definitely recommend either of those over Chiva Som and both are a fair bit cheaper.
Chiva som has by far and away the biggest range of activities, treatments, etc on offer but most importantly I didn't enjoy the vibe here at all, overall it didn't feel friendly, especially amongst the guests. Save yourself a huge amount of money and go elsewhere.
This wellness was recommended by good friends, we went for a facial cleaning and skin repair. It was very nice, very professional. The people are very friendly, speak very good English, so it was easy to understand the different treatments they have. It is a luxury Healt resort, so also is the price, but it is worth. We were very happy with the treatment, done with a lot of care.