Cape Nidhra Hotel Hua Hin5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Great welcome - cool towels, fresh drink and some cookies while reception sorted out the admin. Staff in general were friendly and ready to help throughout our stay. The rooms are fabulous, I have never slept in such a comfortable bed before, it was incredible. The bathroom is huge with a big rain shower head. The bath looked very inviting but unfortunately we didn't get around to trying it out. The balcony is also massive with a table and chair, sunbeds and pool. The pool is pretty chilly, perfect for a refreshing dip during the heat of the day but not really for lounging in past 15 minutes :) The common pool area is lovely with sunbeds around (and in!) the pool as well as more situated in the grass space between the pool and the beach. Temperature in this pool is definitely more palatable! We loved the breakfasts - such an incredible array of options from western to asian, continental or cooked, dim sum, egg stations, waffles and doughnuts - basically everything you could possibly think of. The champagne and fresh juices were also a welcome touch :) We ate at the restaurant twice more and were pretty pleased with the quality - the green curry was a standout. Location was convenient- halfway between the shopping centres to the south and the cluster of restaurants/bars near the pier/marina to the north.
The Cape Nidhra could be a great hotel but it was let down by its management. On arrival we were greeted with the usual cold towel and welcome drink but after that things want downhill fast. These are the low-lights: 1. Our booking was for a Garden Suite Pool Villa with king bed but we were originally shown to twin room, when we questioned were told this was all that was available. When we asked to speak with a manager a king bed room was suddenly found however it appears the hotel was built the wrong way round as the pools only receive at best 3 hours sun per day, when we asked about this the receptionist didn't know how to respond. We were shown to a 3rd room that guests had recently departed and were told this could be available after cleaning, it was the best offer we were going to get. 2. The villas are on the ground floor but are totally overlooked from the floors above and have zero privacy unless you manage to get the awning to extend out over the pool, however this also shields the sun from the decking area which left the day sala which had no privacy at all. 3. After returning to the room when it was ready we were unpacking only to hear water splashing onto the bathroom floor and was getting faster. Housekeeping arrived and confirmed there was a problem and called maintenance who arrived and explained it was the air conditioning unit from the room above that need draining. 4. We noted that the pool didn't appear to have been maintained very well as there was green slime at the water line level all the way round, we eventually managed to speak with the GM at the end of his weekly cocktail party but he was adamant this couldn't be the case because the auto-filters would have taken care of it. The next day the pool was cleaned. 5. While bathing at the main pool we decided to have lunch, as it had been good while we waited for our room to be cleaned on arrival. However after placing our order with the staff we heard nothing for more than 45 minutes until the same person came back and asked if we had received our order. He scurried off and came back with our food but said it had been left to one side in the kitchen because nobody had collected it. When we tried we found the food to be cold and asked for it to be changed, which it was after 5 minutes but it was the same food that had been microwaved which as it was a deep fried dish had turned it soggy. We said we would be only paying for the drinks. 6. Our stay was totally ruined when packing to depart I was collecting items off the day sala and walking back to the room a decking plank snapped and my foot went through, luckily no serious damage was done but when we tried to report it we found the hotel didn't have an accident report procedure and because the GM was off no other person was able to assist properly without spending time phoning him and asking what they should do. Eventually I was offered a 1 night refund provided I would sign a disclaimer. The hotel needs some serious repairs to the poolside of the rooms as the white painted walls have faded badly and on closer inspection water could be seen to be leaking from the pool above the room next door and it is only a matter of time before a serious accident could happen. We received an email from Cape and Kantary, the management company on our return to U.K. who closed the matter because I hadn't taken up the offer to go to hospital, only because we had a car waiting to take us to the airport and had not claimed the refund they had offered. Expedia were no help either because when we emailed our complaint we received a reply that said they were taking up the matter with the hotel but in the meantime £200 was credited to our account. Almost 3 months on we have had no further news.
We came here on the second part of our honeymoon and it didn't disappoint. We were greeted with sweets and cookies with a cooling lemongrass drink and cold towels on our arrival. Our room wasn't quite ready yet but we were taken to the restaurant, where we had lunch. The food is very tasty! We opted for the Deluxe Sky Pool suite and were so pleased to have a larger than expected swimming pool on the balcony. Very spacious rooms, clean, massive bed and amazing bathroom with a separate shower room or a stand alone bath. It's also very cool to be to walk from the shower straight into the pool since it has a little walkway. The pool was idyllic and we didn't have an issue with the pool temperature. Our balcony was a sun spot but there is a canopy to cover if needed for more privacy. Everything in the hotel was well maintained and clean. The hotel was next to a busy main road but we couldn't hear anything where our rooms were, which was the first elevator you come to from the reception area. The buffet breakfast in the restaurant of the hotel was so tasty, they make it slightly different every day, which is welcomed when staying for 10 nights. A wonderful selection of breads, pastries, juices, freshly cut fruits, etc. We went to their BBQ night and the selections are also very good, this is a must at least once! Across from the hotel is a small local market, which I think closes on a Tuesday, with a variety of stalls. The Hua Hin Village Market is around 15-20 mins walk but Bluport Resort Mall is a bit further. Cicada Market, only open at weekends, is around 20 mins away by tuk tuk and the night market took us around 15 minutes to walk from the hotel. We were told that a tuk tuk up and down the stretch of Hua Hin city centre should only around be 150THB.
Location - the hotel is located on a thin plot of land with one end facing the main road and the other facing the beach. The plot is adjacent to an empty plot of land hence all units have views of the garden/ empty plot next door. It's about 10 to 15 minutes walk from Hua Hin Night market and Hua Hin Market Village Mall. 7/11 is just across the road. Check in - check in was great. You will be served with a cool towel, welcome drink and some local snacks. Staffs are friendly and will personally bring you to your room to introduce the features in the room and the hotel. Service - all the staffs are friendly and greets me with a smile. Makes me feel reslly welcome. Crowd - mainly couples on honeymoon with few kid. Whole resort is quiet and peaceful, perfect if you enjoy peace and quiet. Rooms - huge and luxurious with distinct resort feel. My room had a private pool/ jacuzzi which is connected straight to the bathroom through a small water passage. I can sun tan without stepping out of the room. How cool is that! Everything in the apartment is luxurious and designed to WOW.... The bathroom is almost 3 times the size of a standard bathroom and comes with a bathtub in the centre that can easily fit 2 adults. The rooms have full height glass balcony doors which are fully openable if you not the type that likes aircon. Some suggestions for improvements: 1) even though the balcony doors are fully openable, you can't really open them as the mosquitoes will fly in. 2) not enough sockets to charge my appliances... And they are not international sockets. 3) too many light switches in the apartment, I had a hard time figuring out which is for which. 4) there a weird ledge at the room entrance foyer that I keep bumping my head against... A design fault in my opinion. Housekeeping - Rooms were clean with daily turndown services. Wifi - fast and available throughout the hotel. Limited to 3 devices. Swimming pool - the hotel has an infinity pool which overlooks the beach with lush landscaping and ample sun tanning beds.... Gym - small, basic but adequate Breakfast - served at the restaurant overlooking the infinity pool and the beach. The spread is really good with plenty of hot food, bread and cold cuts, eggs and waffle station, freshly cut fruits and desser . However pancakes and waffles etc should be made to order instead of premaking them which turns soggy after a while. They also can't get the eggs right, the scrambled eggs that I ordered on one day was dry and looks more fried and the over-easy eggs was more over-cooked. Overall - I had a very pleasant stay and would recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Hua Hin.
Having spent 30 years travelling the world for both business and pleasure before I retired, I can safely say that I have never stayed in a nicer room than the one we had at Cape Nidhra. The bathroom was bigger than many hotel rooms I've had. The bed must have been 8 feet wide!! And every room has a private balcony with it's own plunge pool and large 2 person sunbed. We were on the top floor (5) and also had a view down to the sea!! This plus all the usual amenities and free wi-fi. The hotel complex is built on a fairly long narrow strip of land between the main road and the beach with the rooms situated in 3, 5 storey buildings. At the end is the restaurant & bar, infinity pool and sunbed terrace which leads directly onto the beautiful sandy beach. Happy hour (2 for 1) on the rooftop bar looking out to sea over the pool was a great way to end the day before heading out to dinner. The hotel is a short taxi/Tuk-Tuk/bus ride to the old town where there is a great selection of restaurants covering most world cuisines. There is also a small market across the street which also has a number of food stalls and where I had probably the best Red Thai Chicken Curry on the whole trip. Breakfast in the restaurant was one of the best we had on our trip, with an extensive selection of western, Asian and local Thai dishes. My wife loved the fact the there was someone cutting the fresh fruit 'to order' so you knew it was fresh and hadn't been sitting out before you got there. One morning there was even champagne! We were there for the Manger's Cocktail party on the Tuesday night, where we were treated to free wine & beer, special cocktails and canapes. I was speaking with the General manager who told me that they did everything right at the hotel, from baking the wonderful breakfast pastries to hand making the delicious chocolates, a small box of which we were given on checkout. All in all it was one of the most delightful stays of our month long tour. Staff was all friendly and helpful, the facilities were excellent and food delicious. I'd highly recommend this hotel.
We travelled here last year (2016) but I have been a bit slow doing the review. Welll what can I say, we had travelled here for the remainder of our holiday from Bangkok. When we arrived the entrance to the hotel was tucked away just off the road. When we entered the reception area it was pleasant and inviting, the staff were very welcoming. Then to our room, we just had a standard suite with plungepool. Wow the room was large bright and beautifully clean. The bathroom had separate shower double sinks and stand alone bath. On the balcony was a double day bed and a larger than expected plunge pool. The public areas of the hotel were well maintained, always very clean and tidy, with direct access to the the beach. The restaurant was quite small but always plenty of room and the food was delicious. The only downside was that you walked out of the hotel and it was directly on a busy main road.....but there was a bridge a little way along the road to cross in safety. A large shopping mall was nearby and also the night market was a 3 minute taxi ride if you didn't want to walk. To sum up a brilliant relaxing place to stay with a feeling of utter luxury.
We picked this hotel for our honeymoon and enjoyed every minute of it, apart from the wait before check in, not really the hotels fault but still. We were asked to sit in the reading room whilst our room was being made up and were promptly shown to our room by a member of staff who showed us around the room. Rooms are huge, we stayed in sky room which is the least luxurious of the rooms on offer, but honestly you don't need more than this; the room is more than big enough, huge king size bed, huge bathroom with a great shower. On the Terrace there is a good size pool, perfect for a couple. We moved rooms after 3 days due to the first room having a roof over the pool which blocked the sun and made the pool like ice, however the second room was perfect, pool was warmed by the sun and fantastic. Mini bar prices aren't a rip off, 50 baht for a can of coke. Although avoid paying mini bar prices by going to the 7-11 across the road and spent 67 baht on a 6 pack of Pepsi. We spent a lot of time at the On The Rocks Bar during happy hour but make sure you keep track on spending as even though it's buy one get one free it mounts up quickly! Staff are all extremely polite and will bend over backwards to help you, for example we asked for our bed sheets to be changed at 10pm at night and they were changed within 10 minutes. Breakfast is good and gives a large selection of different things, from pastry to freshly cooked waffles and pancakes to dim sum and rice. The only thing that annoyed me about the entire stay at the hotel was when we rang down for a porter to collect our bags, he came up within minutes with a housekeeper who walked in to check the mini bar and make sure the umbrella and robes were still there. There's a security guard on duty every day 24/7 and one in particular will refuse point blank to walk ahead of you, he will stop, salute and wait for you to pass, always smiling and happy, will help you get across the very busy main road. If we are to ever return to Hua Hin in the future we will likely stay here, nice and central. Swasadee!
We were here in October 2014 and again in May 2017. It is still as perfect as we remembered! The rooms are very nice with the private pool and the service at this hotel is remarkable. Nice and quiet hotel with high standard of food, accommodations and service.
We booked based on the reviews on TA and the photos, and were not disappointed. The hotel is right on the main street, but very cleverly manages to exude a sense of calm and tranquillity as soon as you enter. It's set on a plot that runs down to the beach, so is long and thin, spread over 4 blocks. There are no grounds alongside the hotel, but the walkway is nicely shaded by greenery. Reception is at the street end, and at the far end of the site is the restaurant, bar and pool. Steps run down to the beach. The selling points for us were the proximity to Bangkok - it's a 3 hour drive - and the sky pools - every room has it's own pool on the balcony. The rooms are spacious, and the door to the balcony slides right back so it completely opens. The pool is quite large, a couple of meters wide and four long, and we had a rill that ran from the huge shower to the pool - accessed via a door in the shower. Some of the reviews say there is no sun on the pools - this must be the ground floor as certainly we had it all day and we were on the fourth floor, and could see that the other floors were also in the sun. We never used the main pool, the plunge pool was fantastic - the only thing we could have improved would have been better seating for our pool - we had a double day bed which was too short to lie full length. a couple of sun loungers would have been better. Breakfast at the restaurant was excellent - a wide range of western and Asian food, hot and cold, pastries, breads and cold cuts and the usual egg station. And there is a great fruit section outside where the chef will prepare for you your choice from a wide selection of tropical fruits. A couple of days whilst we were there, prosecco was on offer besides the selection of fruit juices. Room service was good too, and quite reasonable. We both had a sauna and body scrub in the spa, and the treatment was very good. Overall, a great break with excellent service.
If you need to relax I think here's one of choices. Is not far from Bangkok, you can take a car around 3 hour from Bangkok. Here have a good view and very peaceful. Have a good food and nice staff. If I go to Huahin again i has to think of here at the first choice sure ☺️
- Walking distance to Hua Hin Railway Station
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Hua Hin Railway Station is a short stroll from Cape Nidhra Hotel Hua Hin, and other popular attractions like Hua Hin Night Market are within a mile (2 km). This 59-room, 5-star hotel has private in-room pools along with a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. It's in central Hua Hin and also close to Klai Kangwon Palace and Khao Hin Lek Fai View Point.
This hotel serves as home to a restaurant, which has ocean views and specializes in international cuisine, along with a rooftop bar. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.
All of Cape Nidhra Hotel Hua Hin's 59 air-conditioned rooms provide private pools, balconies, and iPod docks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 29-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers.
Guests of Cape Nidhra Hotel Hua Hin enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for THB 3900 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.
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91% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 782 reviews