SO Sofitel Hua Hin
What We Love
- Marble baths feature separate rainfall showers
- The Spa Indochine offers in-room and oceanfront sala treatments
- Private beach and two pools give kids and adults separate spaces to splash and play
What To Know
- Room service is available 24/7
- No pets or service animals are permitted
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designer Duangrit Bunnag makes a statement at the 79-room Hotel de la Paix, where traditional Thai stylings take a backseat to chic austerity. The main accommodations are set within two-story, wood-paneled bunkers that frame a central lap pool and unfold toward the sea. Inside, sleek furnishings and plush linens soften the sharp minimalism of the hotel’s exterior. Two restaurants offer a selection of Pan-Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, and the sexy Red Bar serves as the backdrop for everything from casual happy hours to A-list parties. The Spa Indochine is a sinful alternative to an afternoon on the private beach, while two pools give kids and adults separate spaces to splash and play.
In the Area
Just 125 miles south of Bangkok, Cha Am offers easy access to the beach resort spoils of Hua Hin. Take advantage of the hotel’s free shuttle into town for artisan shopping and a taste of local flavor. Your concierge can also arrange a cultural tour of the region, including a stop at Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, a 1920s-era relic commissioned under King Rama VI. Visit Kaeng Krachan, Thailand’s largest national park, to check out local flora and fauna along a scenic self-guided hike. You may even spot a herd of elephants running wild. The real draw in Cha Am is, of course, the stunning shoreline, so save time for sunbathing and snorkeling at the hotel’s private beach.
How to Get There
As regular sofitel customers since many years (we met at a sofitel 10 years ago, got married there a month ago and regularly travel Accor because it is always so easy with the children ) it was only natural that for our honeymoon we would go to a sofitel.
We chose the so sofitel huahin because we are also parents to three little ones.
I have to say that everything is made to make you feel comfortable : from the welcome procedure (drinks, towels, stairway to this incredible serene atmosphere, you already feel the holidays coming your way!
Then the decor inside the rooms is classy, chic, never bling bling and always very local. And family oriented (kids club, bunk beds, children bathrobes, ice creams etc...)
And I must give specific thanks to the different teams : I will certainly forget some of you but all in all, at reception (Na, and all the others), Kevin at the restaurant and The Swedish Chef (sorry I did not ask for your name) the waiters, the gardeners, the ingeneer team, the housekeeping, the kids center, the people from the pool, the so sundae (delicious wafles) and of course Sumontha.
These people have something I have rarely seen in a hotel. They try to deliver a need you haven't yet yourself figured you needed! It is incredible. And not to mention the kindness of everyone towards the children and toward me given my pregnancy.
I encountered two minor issues during the stay. It can happen anywhere but the difference here is that the team individually and collectively (sometimes in parallel :)) is solution oriented. They do not have to wait for the general manager to fix it.
Everyone at his own level tried to solve it.
I fond it remarkable (I insist a little bit here since I have been Customer Service Manager for many years and I never succeeded in bringing this state of mind in
such a level to my teams.) So thumbs up!
And that's the difference between a luxury hotel and a good luxury hotel.
The So Sofitel Hua Hin is an outstanding luxury hotel for families.
You must rush there !
I booked a room with kids house at So Sofitel Hotel Hua Hin “So” for 4 nights. My kids loved the honeycomb (we lived in yellow Comb) kids house very much. The staffs of So are professional and friendly. They served us with welcome drink at check-in counter. Every one there are helpful. We had our breakfast and dinner in one of the restaurants, White Oven. The waiter and waitress are very polite. Food are good. There are three swimming pools, we enjoyed swimming there. The hotel is spacious that it seems like we are the only guest to enjoy the facility. When it was breakfast time, you know it the hotel is full of guest. :)
Every morning, my kids went to the Kids Tent to play after just few bite of breakfast! Hopefully, the staff helped to take care of them, so we can enjoy our breakfast without kids. Thanks Crystal’s help, the staff at Kids Tent. She helped me to take care of my son while I was out to play golf with my daughter. My son enjoyed playing in kids tent very much.
We had also tried the massage at the SoSpa. It was a wonderful experience. All of them are very professional and have very good skills. I have tried Indian head massage and Balinese massage. We can really relax there.
If you don’t go out, you must be able to find something to do in this hotel. It is a very good choice for family stay.
We had a great honeymoon at SO Sofitel Hua Hin. Our SO Cosy arty themed room was very comfortable, stylish and spacious. Loved the very high and powerful rain shower experience but being in the middle of of the huge bathroom and without any walls, the floor can be a little wet and slippery when going to the toilet - be careful. Loved the mini-bar inclusions of selected non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. Very impressed with the Wifi and Google Chromecast facility to stream and watch our Netflix movies and programmes on the large television.
The staff are super friendly and helpful. Special mention to the Martin the Executive Chef, Sumontha the Executive Assistant Manager, Kevin the F&B manager, Crystal the Recreation Assistant Manager, Som at the Beach Society and Cnin at the White Oven who stopped to chat and check on us throughout the stay.
We enjoyed the resort style facilities - three pools (including the tranquility of the adults only pool), tennis court, golf putt putt, bicycle tracks, beach side lounges and cabanas (beautiful breezes), and the early morning walks along the beach during low tide. We enjoyed our massages at the Spa and the post massage relaxation in the unique cocoon. We took the shuttle bus too Hua Hin for a visit to the train station and the beach, plus more feet and Thai massages.
The food at Beach Society and White Oven was very nice and we loved the authentic Thai dishes.
Only one very minor suggestion for housekeeping is that the chrome tap ware for the two bathroom sinks were not cleaned properly - i.e. not shiny or polished look.
Thank you for a very wonderful stay.