Anantara Hua Hin Resort5.0 out of 5.0
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Stayed at the Anantara for 4 nights to attend a family wedding. We loved our stay! Some of the rooms had the cool windows between the bedroom & bathroom that go from frosted to clear with the flick of a switch. My daughter and nephews painted their own ceramic elephants, and had fun in the pool and walking along the beach (Note: don't expect to swim at the beach), or lounging in one of the hammocks. Small warning: watch where you step! Snails & lizards are all over walkways. The wedding was supposed to be on the beach (and the set up was beautiful), but Mother Nature had other ideas -- rain sent the ceremony indoors. The hotel staff quickly got us set up indoors and the ceremony was lovely and the food delicious! I wouldn't hestitate to stay at the Anantara in Hua Hin again.
The Anantara is a nice resort although you need to go by taxi or Tuk Tuk to the town center and for outside restaurants. The weak links are service and the restaurants. You could die of thirst waiting for a waiter by the pool area and the service is consistently slow or non-existent at all the restaurants. The menu's are also limited. You can only really walk the beachfront at low tide since the water is right up to the seawall the rest of the time.
2 star room 5 star grounds may have been a five star in its day but now needs some work. Staff was 5 Star
Hua Hin is indeed a gem. Located about 120 miles south of Bangkok, it is relatively unspoiled. Anantara has its own private beach area, the water was warm in March (2008) with fair amount of surf. I was upgraded from a garden view room to an ocean view room. The room was not large, but comfortable with 2 full sized beds. The beach is less than 12 steps away once you step out the sliding door. The swimming pool was wonderful (no chlorine smell!). But the best part was the spa, I was so relaxed after the massage that I was content just to lay on the bed and sleep away.