Regent Chalet Regent Beach Cha-Am
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... 40 Bhat each for a 4 hour journey, firstly where was 1st class?funny just the same as 2nd . Lots of students on the train heading to Cha am apparently it's school hols and that's where they like to frequent. .. Lots of help from lovely fellow Thai passengers in identifying our stop, Hopefully as we got up early this morning (6am) we will get back into some kind of sleep pattern. checked in at Tonys guest house got ...
... Noticed another storm front passing. We passed where the elephants sleep.Village shacks, driver pointed out his home. The driver walked the elephant through a shallow river, see video. Then we arrive back at the elephant mounting stand. I must say, that when I got off the elephant I could certainly relate to what a milk shake felt like. At times being on the elephant it was a bit like watching one of those Leyland ...
... would translate what Kampi was saying and would tell us to look for the '’green bush’’ which while nice wasn't incredibly helpful considering the whole hill was green. The binoculars were passed around but as per usual I couldn't work them, so I used my camera instead, in the three photos I actually took I got three blurry shots of the gibbons as proof.
We had breakfast on a table which overlooked the hill in hope to see a few ...
... 8217;d sit on the seats and the backs would shake, the motor conked out a few times; let’s just say I was bloody scared. With our life jackets on we sped out into the deep, dark dam, which could easily have been the sea and within a few minutes we had arrived at 'Monkey Island’.
Monkey Island was as the name suggests - an island in the middle of the dam with heaps of monkeys. At first we saw a few trees move and some little heads ...
... cleaned up the dung and plant feed from the pen. We then headed for breakfast at 8am and back to work at 9 to cut upa nd peel fruit for the elephants before taking them for a walk, treating them to bananas along the way. We continued the day watching the elephants being treated by the vets, cleaning them and feeding them. Then around 4ish Carol Buckley, a famous elephant rescuer came to the centre to try and train the mahoots ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Regent Chalet Regent Beach Cha-Am
having just spent 5 days at the regent we came back on the06 march 05
This is a vast complex with three separate wings. We stayed in the Regency Wing which was set in lovely grounds amidst banana and coconut palms. Our room was spacious and kept spotlessly clean by our smiley maid. The hotel was full due to many people coming here instead of going to the south after the tsunami but it never seemed overcrowded.
Great Value well presented hotel
A large hotel, popular with the British. We upgraded to the Regency Wing approx. £70 a night. Large very comfortable room, with excellent standards of cleanliness. Fruit bowl on first day, second day, birthday cake for my son, obviously checked his passport.
Gardens and pool all very well kept, staff working on them constantly. Reception very friendly. We ate out as food prices a little high by Thai standards, but other guests remarked on how good the food was. Several restaurants to eat out at in small village street nearby. Follow the crowds to the good ones. DD's good for breakfast, about £1.00. Tom yung (probably spelt wrong) excellent dinner for about £2.50 a head.
Worse thing here is mosquitos, take some repellent and you 'll need spray for your room.
So Good We Went There Twice
We have now visited this hotel twice. It is an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and you need to look beyond its rustic charm. The rooms are relatively basic but very clean. It is the location that is five star. The restaurants at the hotel are excellent but venture out onto those on the beach - well worth a visit.
Liked the elephant
Very Large hotel, right on beach.
Good choice of restaurants. Some way out of Hua Hin but regular hotel transport
experience Thai massage. That by the elelephant is different!
Peaceful and relaxing, Apart from jet skis!
After the buzz of Bangkok, it was a delight to stay at the Regent. It was fairly quiet, the rain of the "rainy season", was a welcome visitor at night.
Whilst the hotel has sufficient outlets, there are a few bars and restaurants within easy walking distance, which offer reasonably priced and good food.
The staff are friendly, and the accommodation is certainly adequate for a beach holiday.
There is also a shuttle bus to Hua Hin, which costs 120 baht return.
Considering the very reasonable accommodation costs, I would recommend this Hotel to all.
We have done Thailand lots of times since 1979 but
I recently stayed at this hotel on a recommendation from my operator that it was "comparable" with the Marriott hotel in Hua Hin, believe me this hotel is a 3 star at best. The rooms are basic and look like something from the 70's, the beach is drab and is a working fishing beach rather than a "resort", also the tide comes up to the edge wall of the hotel so no sunbathing on the beach once the tide comes in.
The Regent Cha'am Beach Resort consists of the main hotel, the Regent Chalet and The Regency Wing and is a two and a half hour drive from Bangkok airport. All areas are open to all hotel guests and you can get a tuk-tuk from the main hotel to the Regent Chalet.