Cape Nidhra Hotel Hua Hin5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
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.
Firstly, our mistake was that we booked directly with the hotel and not through TA. We thought we would get a better deal going direct, but as it was we ended up (with currency exchange rate and charge by our card provider) spending about £300.00 more than we could have it we booked with Expedia. So we will remember that for the future! The transfer from BKK airport was 4 hours door to door, much longer than we anticipated and generally advised. Going back to the airport we managed the trip in 3 hours. Please note the hotel has limited transfer cars, that are used on an exclusive basis. So if you need to get to and from BKK then, make sure you book this well in advance especially at busy times. They range in price and we opted for a luxury 4 x 4 with very comfortable seats, worth it on such a long transfer. Check in was seamless and very quick, again nibbles and cold towels, much needed. We had a really nice meal at the hotel on night one, but the restaurant was very quiet. The food was delicious, and to be fair they were one of the few places offering a good size glass of Sauvignon Blanc at a reasonable price 150 Baht. The hotel is beautifully designed and immaculately clean, all the staff friendly and helpful. We kept getting caught out with the very subtle changes in floor heights, steps down from the room, into the restaurant etc. We are only in our 40’s, but for some reason kept doing it. So I would say that if you have poor sight or limited mobility just be cautious. There are ramps to get from the rooms to the main restaurant area / pool. The hotel was full but it seemed empty generally (apart from the pool and sunbeds), and from our perspective just did not have a vibe or atmosphere. We made a point of eating at some of the other hotels we looked at and they just had a bit more atmosphere, more people, music, a buzz, a feel, very hard to explain. For us this was a small hotel and this may well be what the objective is for them, sophisticated, our guess would be the majority of the guests were retired, over 50 % German / European. Quite, exclusive, small. Given that this is a small hotel, one area of issue for us was the sun beds. The hotel states it has a policy of no reservation of sun beds, yet they do not enforce this. A tricky balance I know, but if you want to be in the sun all day then there are probably only a handful of beds that meet this need. We saw on multiple occasions, couples down to the sun beds before 8 am, (we are early risers and were in the sun by 8 am to 8.30am) putting towels on and then vanishing for breakfast, off to the beach etc. Not for 10 – 15 minutes, but some were gone for hours, one couple were “gone” for 4 hours, so not using the bed they had “reserved” at all. I know this is culturally hard for the Thai’s to deal with an no one wants a bad review, but something needs to happen to address this. Either towels need to be cleared quicker or removed. Maybe it is something that can be addressed at check in with the room information, and translated into multiple languages. The sun beds are quite close together and in some ways look like an afterthought, as the hotel are using a lower grass area. It appears when it was designed the idea was to have a few designated areas (raised platforms), and the rest of the beds appear to have just been laid out due to demand. The pool staff also watered the grass, which was a bit annoying, suggest this should be done in the evening. The other area where the hotel could improve is by a more regular walk round from the pool staff asking if people would like drinks / food. A really nice touch was the cold towels in the afternoon, and complimentary nibbles, fresh fruit, small drink, sticky rice. We travel extensively and the breakfast is probably, if not, the best we have ever had in the world. The restaurant is beautifully designed, lovely wooden furniture, colours and décor. Not too busy at all. Breakfast is served from 7 am and whatever you want is available, all the breads are really fresh, egg station, traditional Chinese foods and really good coffee. A nice touch is the fresh fruit station where you can pick the fruit you would like and they cut and prepare it for you. On one occasion the pineapple was clearly not up to scratch, but rather than serve it to us, they discarded it and got another one. The room was very big and had a huge bed, that was very comfortable. We had a Garden Pool Room and in choosing to book, we took into account a number of factors, having our own pool we discounted. The reason for this is that on the ground floor the pool does not get any sun and so the water was cold. If we could have we would have gone for a Sky Pool Suite on the top floor but they were all sold out! I would say to anyone who really loves the sun, then spend the extra and book one if you can!. The room had a separate bath (a criteria for booking) along with a very good rain shower. Housekeeping were excellent. Nice touch was the mosquito plug in spray, much needed as we did get bit a few times. The hotel backs onto the beach at Hua Hin and a nice spot, the beach was much better than we expected. On a daily walk I was not pestered by people selling items or trying to get me to have a horse ride. I felt very safe and it was clean, watch out for jelly fish in the sea (they are very big). If you walk left when on the beach you head towards the pier and Centara Grand (there are many beds and stall located there) and the sea is rougher and some large rocks. Turning right towards The Marriott the beach is wider and again with vendors and a few beach huts. This is not a blue water type beach, there is a constant breeze, which is very nice and many Kite Surfers. The hotel is really well placed, a quick stroll and we were in the main area of Hua Hin, or a tuk tuk away for 100 baht, so £2.20, all very safe. Across the road is a 7-11 and we found it easy to get across and it stocked all the basic items. The good reviews for Cape Nidhra are well deserved, brilliant breakfast, good location, lovely rooms. This really is a very nice hotel, it is just not exceeding expectations in a couple of places.
Our family booked the Deluxe Sky Pool room with daily breakfast for 3 nights. We arrived after almost 4 hours’ car ride from Bangkok and were greeted with a warm reception as well as bite-sized snacks and cooling drinks. Checking-in was seamless and we were ushered to our room via a buggy even though it was located within a short walk from the hotel lobby. The room is on the 3rd floor which was also the highest at our block. We were pleasantly surprised with the size of the room and its huge bathroom. The sitting area was converted to the extra bed for our son. The staff gave us a brief overview of the room’s facilities. A welcome fruit platter was given for us to enjoy. There was an electric mosquito repellent, a beach bag, beach slippers and additional towels. Daily breakfast is a buffet spread with a good variety to choose from. The staff were friendly and service efficient. As breakfast was at the cafe near the hotel pool and beach, we could take a short walk to enjoy the cool breeze, people-watching or take part in some of the beach activities offered by vendors. Whilst this is new to us but may be the norm for guests who have arranged their own day tours with other vendors, the hotel gave us the breakfast boxes which we requested for a day tour. There were quite a lot of food and drinks all nicely packed in each box. The location is within walking distance from food restaurants that are facing the Hua Hin Beach. Whilst quite sparse, there are some shops offering relatively cheap massage services nearby. There is a handful of malls which can be reached by foot or a short drive and the Hua Hin Night Market is almost opposite the hotel. The hotel does not appear to be frequented by guests from Asia and we were almost the only ones on most days, other than some locals. It may have been the end of the rainy season when we were in Hua Hin. We were thus quite surprised at the flash floods in certain areas including the streets outside our hotel on the morning of our day tour. The hotel is built on ground higher than street level which protects it against the floods. However, flooded streets will mean you will have to await the waters to subside before being able venture out. It is our first trip to Hua Hin and we are happy to have stayed at this hotel. There are only two areas which the hotel might wish to review: brighter lighting for the shower area in the bathroom (too dim, especially at night) and some shelter (if possible) from the hotel entrance to the lobby for rainy days.
A lovely hotel of a good standard. The big selling point is of course the private pool in each room, but as many others have said it is cold! But you soon get used to it and it can be nice when the weather is warm! The rooms are all very big and the doors fold back to make the pool and balcony part of the room, which feels rather luxurious. Breakfast is good with a selection of everything. I would highly recommend eating dinner here - that was AMAZING. The food was delicious and presented like fine dining and you sit overlooking the lit up pool. Slightly more than you will pay downtown, but well worth it and can't recommend enough. The staff are all really friendly and helpful. The hotel is fairly small, so never feels crowded or busy. The location is good. You are on the beach and can walk both ways. The main resort area is about 10-15 minutes walk in one direction via the beach or road, so at night may be worth getting a tuk tuk or taxi, but quite safe to walk. There are a couple of shops and restaurants locally and the market village is 10 minutes walk in the other direction. There are two small reasons that this is not a five rating from me. One is that the all balconies face north, so don't get the sun at any point of the day. However, this can be a welcome retreat to sit in the shade and cool off in the private pool. The other reason is the sunbeds round the pool (which as the balconies don't get the sun, if you do want a little sun you need to use these). The bulk of them are lined up with literally two inches between them. I would recommend the "water beds" which "float" in the pool (you have to walk through shallow water to get to these), which offer space and more privacy. Overall, this is a wonderful hotel and I would recommend.
A nice hotel that is located right in the middle of Hua Hin, so most things in and around the centre are walkable. The hotel stretches from the side of the main road to the beach backing on to the hotel, and depending on which part you stay in, you'll either be closer to the beach or close to the entrance, but both are fine. The rooms are clean and modern, as well as big and spacious and there's more than enough room to spread out. The pool on the balcony didn't get much use whilst I was there as it was quite cool, but it's a metre deep so some swimming could be done. Strangely for a room this big, it seemed to lack enough mains electricity sockets and the light switches were confusing. The room also seemed a bit too dark. Also, no toothbrushes were provided, but the 7 eleven opposite was a godsend, with everything you need, and I mean everything. Breakfast was excellent, but don't be tempted to stuff yourself as there's lots of cheap eats around to savour and taste. All the usual food items were available from fruit, juices, cereals, cooked food and pastries. For gym junkies, the on-site gym is small but adequate. Machinery was dated, but with free weights, smith machine, cable crossover, cable pull down as well bike and treadmills, it's good for an hour's workout. Service was friendly and the usual high standard.
Quite simply the best hotel we have ever stayed at. The extra touches made the holiday for us - petit fours on arrival, chocolates each night, easter eggs and a water pistol to celebrate sonkrat festival which was great fun!!. The breakfast was great with a large choice of beautiful quality food. The pool area was fabulous and unlike other reviewers I loved cooling off in the plunge pool on our balcony mid afternoon to escape the blazing Thai sun. Definitely on our list to return soon.
The room is spacious, a bit costly but worth the money. Every unit comes with private pool with connected from the bathroom, huge bathroom, oversized bathtub. The breakfast is variety and good good quality. The location is nice with walking distance to night market (a bit far 15 mins walk but it was ok). Staffs were very friendly and professional. This hotel is definitely my top hotel in Hua Hin for my next visit. Good job!!!
Stayed at Cape Nidhra for five nights in Oct. Checked-in was smooth, and the room was spacious and quiet. There was a private pool inside the room but as a lot of previous reviews mentioned, it was too cold to dip inside the in room pool. Most of the staff at the restaurants were generally quite friendly, however, you would always get one or two exceptionally "cool" staff whom served without a smile. Sometimes it also depends on how visitors are treating the staff. I witnessed some customers whom talked to the serving staff abruptly/ impatiently, almost lack of respect , hence making the waiting staff's jobs very unpleasant. Room service staff were polite and did a good job.
What can I say that others haven't already mentioned. Fabulous hotel, the rooms are amazing - the bed and the linen are the most comfortable I've ever slept in, the bathroom must be the largest I've ever seen in a hotel, and the plunge pool is fantastic - yes it's cold when you first get in but you soon get used to it. My husband and I went in every night when we came home from the town and then had a nightcap on the huge daybed on the balcony. Breakfast was superb - they even offered prosecco on a few of the days. Housekeeping was excellent and all the staff were so friendly. It's an easy walk to the town - 10/15 minutes; and if you fancy a walk in the afternoon - go onto the beach and turn right - the first wee bar/restaurant is great - we even had an evening meal there on the beach.
- 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.
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91% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 846 reviews