Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Hua Hin
Finally made it out of Bangkok a day later than planned but feeling a whole lot better than the day before. I was slightly concerned about out up-coming journey, never having had to navigate a foreign bus station before. We needn't have worried though, the second taxi we stopped took us to the bus station for the equivilent of 1 uk pound each. And …
After much deliberating and lots more arguing we decide to give it another go. We were going to fly to Koh Samui but we can't get a flight, well we can in 6 hours time at double the price so we wonder round from agent to agent and notice that there is a flight to Hau Hin in less than one hour so we book our selves on and are off the ground before …
... In a mountain. I speak for Nikita there with the heels obviously as you barely get me in those in England never mind Asia. So 400 steps later we expected something pretty spectacular, when I say the place was a tip don't mistake me meaning it was messy, it was an actual dumping ground. Skips over flowing, used nappies lining the way, rotting food and chickens and monkeys running a muck. Muck being the operative word. It was the most beautiful temple I'd seen but it was ...
On leaving Kanchanaburi I visited the War Cemetery which sadly is a vast affair which stretches out in memorial to the many POW victims who died on the Burma Railway. There are around 7000 victims buried here who are mainly Australian, British and Dutch, two of the graves alone hold the ashes of 300 men who were cremated, and a plaque details 11 Indian men. Next to the cemetery seems to be a Chinese cemetery and there are many more of these on the way ...
... nights at where I am staying, which is quieter anyway, but not beach front. Amazing gardens, swimming pools on the edge of the beach, cocktail waiters to bring the rich fat westerners their burgers & fries. This lovely old hotel was used in such films as "The Killing Fields" and "The Devil's Paradise".
Walked through the Centara grounds, I was stopped by security going in by the way, but when I said I was going to spend money in their terribly expensive restaurant, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
The Hilton is a fantastic hotel filled with the most lovely staff I've ever encountered in a hotel. From the moment your bags are whisked away by a porter and you are given a warm towel and refreshing herbal tea, I was in bliss.
I've stayed in a lot of Hiltons in my time and I'd say this was by far the best I have been at. The hotel is in a good place in Hua Hin next to a lot of restaurants. The hotels rooms are really nice, large with good views, great showers and bath. The pool is excellant too.
I think the service in this hotel is one of the best and friendliest I've seen. They have activities going on around the pool all day and are really helpfull at organising excursions or activities around Hua Hin. I'm not sure there is much to don in Hua Hin during an extended stay but if you want to chill out by a nice pool for a couple of days I'd recommend this hotel highly.
Lovely Hua Hin
My daughter and I stayed at the Hilton in Hua Hin last month. The staff is very accomodating and receptive to any concerns one might have. The hotel is beautidully kept lovely lobby and grounds, nice pool and very convenient to wqalking around town. Only a couple complaints:
the mattress was very hard (subjective, I know) but the front desk took care of it the very next morning by putting a down mattress topper on top which made it much better.
the linens were very clean but SHABBY. My towels were completely ragged the hems out and not fitting a luxury hotel and the duvet cover was also on threadbare and on the ragged side.
We each had two spa treaments which were lovely. I would stay again. Hua Hin is a quaint little town with nice people everywhere.
Beautiful Resort with A1 Service
We have just returned from a 5 night stay at this resort and it was everything your previous reviews suggested. We had a pacific suite which was amazing with living area, huge bathroom and double terrace overlooking the pool and beach. The location is excellent (right on the beach) and within 2 minute walk of shops, restaurnats and night life. The staff could not have been friendlier and although we did not have children with us, it was great to see how they looked after them with all sorts of activities (they even had a special easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday). Breakfast had everything you could want and was top quality. Would definitiely return to this resort.
We woud have rated this excellent if the beach was as good as those found on the islands in the South such as Koh Samui & Phuket.
The hotel was very tidy and had a modern look. The rooms were very nice and large. Especially the bed was extremely comfortable and the view from the balcony was outstanding. The maids cleaned up the rooms 2-3 times a day, which was occasionally a little bit too much. However, the flowers on the pillows were a pleasant surprise!
I actually met the girl from Lincolnshire. She and her friend were in reception at the Hilton waiting to leave as we arrived. The restaurant she mentions as being the best she also recommended to us and she was absolutely correct. It is called "The Jasmine" and it is about a half a block away. The food and the staff there were superb (they even gave us gifts on our departure)but really that just about sums up most of Hua Hin......superb. A great little place with a laid back atmosphere right by the beach. The Hilton is ideally located close to everything. The staff there are wonderfully pleasant and the rooms are very comfortable. I hope to go back to the Hilton in October 2005 so if you girls from Lincolnshire happen to be there again, I think I might owe you a cocktail or two followed by dinner at The Jasmine ....see you around 7.00pm ?
Stayed in the Hilton Hua Hin for a week in early October 2004. What a wonderful hotel. The whole place is just so lovely to look at. The staff are amongst the most friendly in any hotel I've visited. The room was spacious and clean and they bring you bottled water every day which is quite rare - you usually get charged for it anywhere else!!
We stayed twice in this hotel and we weren't disapointed both times. The rooms are very spacious and have a great bathroom with seperated bath and showercabin. All rooms have side seaview with big balcony. The rooms on one site are overlooking the pool and the town. The other site are overlooking the tropical garden of the sofitel hotel. We stayed at both sites and we liked the Sofitel side the most.
A truely lovely hotel...
If possible opt for a gulf view room, bigger, better balcony with table and chairs and a better view. Room service choice is fab and cheap, as are the cocktails. Pool area is suberb, tiny point; can feel a bit crowded at times as the beds are close together and close to the pool. Wouldn't rave about the beach but then who needs it when the pool is so nice. But the spa made it for me... reasonably priced, and really something special. The decor, atmosphere, staff, treatments, couldn't come more highly recomended. Also I think its in the best location in comparison to any other resort. It literally backs on to the streets of Hua Hin so no taxi's or hassle, and its bargin central but remember to haggle... Loved it!