Cape Nidhra Hotel Hua Hin5.0 out of 5.0
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Just returned home following 12 wonderful nights stay at the Cape Nidhra Hotel and we wanted to highlight the excellence of this small luxury hotel. The hotel opened in 2010 and is a modern contemporary style with very high quality furnishings and finishes. The modest reception area belies this little gem. Prior to arrival, based on information from existing reviews on trip advisor, we sent requests to the Reservations Manager, Jurg, requesting both a king bed quiet room on a high floor. Jurg explained that he could not make any promises so we were delighted with his efforts to allocate us a room that met our complex requirements. We found ourselves on the fifth floor of block 1 in a sky pool suite with superking sized bed and, contrary to other trip advisor reviews, absolutely no traffic noise. The photographs on tripadvisor and other forums do not do justice to the quality of the accommodation at the Cape Nidra. The sky pool suites are classed as the entry level accommodation but do not disappoint in any shape or form. The first thing that strikes you is the space that is available in both the bedroom and bathroom areas together with the quality of the furniture & fittings. The high quality of the design and finish continues throughout all areas of the hotel. Tip: the library is worthy of a visit. The food served at breakfast is excellent including an egg station, cereals, cold meats and cheeses, artisan breads, huge range of juices, pastries, range of hot vegetables, rice and meat dishes etc etc... The hotel provides ample sunbeds in a variety of locations – poolside, garden, beach and oversized gazebo style adjacent to the pool. The location of the hotel is ideal, within easy reach of shops and, should you wish to explore options outside of the hotel, within walking distance there is a huge array of places to eat. Christian the General Manager was possibly the best manager we have ever met. He knew each and every guest by name and took time to chat with guests and ensure that the hospitality met individual needs and expectations. Furthermore, the team of staff at the Cape Nidra were without exception friendly, very efficient, polite and keen to ensure that guest expectations were exceeded. Throughout our stay we heard only positive feedback and high praise for the Cape Nidra, in fact a number of UK guests joked that despite trying to find fault with the hotel they had completely failed. The Cape Nidra has a number of sister hotels in Thailand and we overheard numerous guests commenting that, based on their stay at the Cape Nidra, they were hoping to make reservations at the sister hotels.
We love the Cape and Kantary collection of hotels and Cape Nidhra is no exception. It is beautiful designed and decorated and the staff are immaculate and so friendly and helpful. The rooms are very spacious and each have their own private pool. The pool is magnificent with three floating beds and the part of the beach that backs on to the hotel is a lovely serene part of Hua Hin - also good for people watching and buying sarongs! The breakfast buffet is to die for and the cocktails and lunch menu is fantastic too. The spa is one of the best too, lovely massages. I can’t say a bad word about this beautiful hotel - book it now!
The overall experience was terrible and I would not recommend this hotel to anyone who is well traveled and understands what luxury actually is. Working in the industry and for a competitor hotel - I observed the GM over the length of my stay and the GM has a lot of work to do on his people and management skills to get this hotel up to scratch Welcome/Check-in The welcome experience was a good first impression of what the hotel could have been. We took the 3 hour drive from Bangkok and once we arrived we were greeted with sparkling wine and biscuits. The reception staff really did make us feel welcome and I was excited to be by the beach side after spending a few days in the city Room We opted for a room with a private plunge pool (room 113) however the room was dark the entire time and the pool area didn't receive any sunlight whatsoever. It actually was wasted space as not only could you not use the pool they provided a small table and some uncomfortable chairs you really didn't want to sit outside. The room also had terrible lighting. Some more lights or brighter lighting would be beneficial. Housekeeping came and serviced the room, one evening housekeeping spilt coke all over my laptop. My laptop appeared to recover apart from a sticky keyboard and I thought nothing of it. My laptop now needs to go in for repairs as the coke has now damaged the laptop. In hindsight I should have brought this up when it happened but I didn't have proof that it was housekeeping but pretty positive as it happened when I was out. Am a bit annoyed that housekeeping didn't apologise or leave a note. Breakfast/Dining Breakfast in the morning was great. The freshly cut fruit and coconuts were a refreshing way to start the morning. Coffee/tea orders were always slow and we either had to go up to the staff or wait for ages till someone came over to our table to take our order. I observed the GM only came around once in my 5 day stay. He chatted with two tables before heading off. This is prime time for the GM to get to know his guests and understand if there are any issues or feedback. In my time there the GM appeared to be disengaged. We ate lunch at the restaurant a few times. On this particular occasion my partner ordered the pasta and I ordered a salad and some fresh rice paper rolls. My partners pasta came out first, 5 minutes went by, then 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes my salad still hadn't arrived. During this time all the waitstaff was no where to be seen for me to follow them up and my partner had already finished his meal. When I finally got hold of a waiter and asked to where my salad was, their response was oh it was change over time and given a blank expression, no apology. The salad was sitting on the bench the entire time and none of the staff were switched on enough to realise that it needed to be brought to a table. Pool The pool area looks amazing in the photos, however once you arrive you realise the layout of the pool means only a few sun beds are in the sun. There are few cabanas that get the sun all day but these were reserved by guests who would wake really early in the morning and place their personal items to secure the cabana despite this being against the pool rules. During my 5 day stay the same groups were occupying the cabanas. Pool service was slow. The waitstaff stood to the back of the pool waiting to be signaled rather than walking around checking or being assertive to guests who wanted to order drinks or food. Checkout We had to cut our stay short and check out two days earlier due to a family emergency back at home. We explained this to reception three days prior to us leaving and asked if we could use the money we had paid for accommodation as a credit for the room service/drinks bill we had during our stay. They simply answered no. They could not give us a refund or issue us with a credit.There was no empathy or any attempt to problem solve. It was a simple no. I understand that the hotel needs to manage their revenue but sometimes being a bit human and showing some understanding goes a long way. Overall Ambience Zero. The average age of the other guests was 55+. I felt like I was in a retirement village with lots of overweight guests. A little music by the pool would greatly add to the ambiance and vibe of the overall hotel. Otherwise it feels like a place you go to die. If you are a young couple looking for somewhere with a bit of vibe, modern luxury I would not recommend this.
The service was top-notch and the hotel itself is gorgeous; it’s also only 5 minutes away from blueport which is a shopping centre and is right in downtown Huahin! The food is also delicious. 10/10 would recommend.
what a fantastic hotel. the rooms were fantastic, big, roomy airy, huge bathroom with free standing bath and separate shower, plunge pool on balcony. exceptionally clean. I would highly recommend this hotel. we stayed bed and breakfast. the staff are very friendly
Room: the room we had was beautiful, nice and spacious, impressive bathroom and even a pool on the balcony. The pillows were unreal I want to take one home with me. The main issue with with room was storage, there wasn’t much. This was an issue many people spoke about. The pool didn’t get any sun so as beautiful as it was you couldn’t use it. Pool: pool area was beautiful and very well maintained. You got free bits round the pool during the day which was a nice touch. Views were also lovely. Food: breakfast was varied and beautifully presented. Staff were friendly and very attentive. The food in the restaurant for lunch was lovely but some items very overpriced, others very reasonable. Overall: a beautiful hotel, excellent location as it’s only a short walk or tuk tuk away to the Main Street. I really liked Hua Hin as a place, probably wouldn’t go back as there’s isn’t much to do there if the weather was bad like it was when we were there.
We stay right now in the Cape Nidhra, and it’s awesome!! Everything was excellent and the staff was extremely attentive! We enjoy a lot the individually picked breakfast items like little coconuts 🥥 or all of the homemade things like yoghurt, jam, thai food etc. We will definitely be back next time
We visited during the Christmas break for 7 nights. First impressions were amazing. Friendly receptionists and a quick and easy check in. The room really has the wow factor. Sumptuous bed, stunning bathroom and a huge patio area. The outdoor patio pool was a major factor for us when booking the hotel but we were so disappointed by how freezing cold the water was we were unable to use it. No sun came onto the patio at all during our stay. This was echoed by other guests we spoke to. We had breakfast only as part of our package. The food served was really lovely. A big variety and very fresh. We chose to eat in the restaurant twice in the evening and were not disappointed. It’s more pricey than eating out on the whole but was worth the difference in price. Rooms were cleaned well every day and the staff were so friendly. The pool area is quite small and has limited sun beds. Again, some of them were in the shade all day. This is fine if you like the shade but we wanted some winter sun. The sunny beds were commandeered very early in the morning unfortunately with some people bagging them by placing their towel down. Not too happy about this as they remained unoccupied for hours on end. Overall, a relaxing holiday despite the few ‘sunny’ issues. Would recommend maybe during the hotter months which would enable people to use their private pools. Maybe a jacuzzi hot tub would be better placed for future reference. The manager was really friendly and approachable. Lovely hotel, air of quiet and calm. Great for chilling out with a bit of luxury.
The pool located outside the balcony is not that big but is decent. The bathroom is huge with deep bathtub which i liked. It was 4th of July so had cocktail reception at the lounge with free flow of alcohol. You need to walk quite a lot in order to reach the lobby if you are located near the pool side. Woke up early to catch the sunrise followed by stroll along the beach and breakfast (wide selection of food, mostly western) Walking distance to the night market where you can get fresh and cheap seafood dinner. I’d love to try other hotels by Cape Nidhra
Really love this places because there is very peaceful. It not so far from night market and you can walk to the sea in 5 minute from your room. The beach front of the hotel. For the staff they are really nice and very helpful. The room that I selected is Deluxe Sky Pool Suite it's very awesome. But the breakfast it's not so nice and also it's not so bad. Anyway I love to stay and I will come back for sure. Thank you for your nice staff.
- Walking distance to Hua Hin Market Village and Hua Hin Railway Station
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Cape Nidhra Hotel Hua Hin places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Hua Hin Market Village and Hua Hin Railway Station. 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 Hua Hin Night Market and Klai Kangwon Palace.
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. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served 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.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
91% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 858 reviews