We researched Black Lotus extensively and all reviews seemed to be of a very high standard however, we were not expecting it to be that good. Well I have to say that it was "That Good" and far exceeded our expectations. We arranged for the hotel to pick us up from the airport which was wonderful after such a long flight and would highly recommend this. After a great sleep we noticed that not very much sun came in around the pool and the hotel promptly moved us to another villa without hesitation. This was important to us as we came here just to relax by the pool, read and play scrabble as we had an exhausting year. The food was great and so reasonably priced and the cocktails were fabulous. We went into Hau Hin a few times and the hotel transport was great and sometimes we got a taxi back which was cheap. I would recommend going to the Cicada market which is all local handcrafts and a great food court. We only did one day trip that we booked with the hotel and went to Amphawa floating market and was a great day out. The guide who took us was just so good and made sure that we didn't miss anything. Overall, Black Lotus has to be the only place that you should stay, set in a pineapple plantation away from noise and yet so access able to everything and wonderful staff.
The hotel is in a fantastic location with many eating choices within a minute or two and a major modern shopping centre round the corner. About 20 minute walk to town. Good gym for size of hotel and massive comfy beds. Particularly liked the big day bed on the balcony. Good choice at breakfast but could do with more fruit and salad on display as the staff were always having to refill. Definitely need a new door as taking food to the outside seating area was a nightmare and staff very unhelpful. Good pool and the beach is just across the main road
Overall a great hotel and we really enjoyed the large pool. The piano and guitar in deluxe rooms were nice. The piano was well tuned. They also provide transportation to the beach and to the night market, but only at certain times (you provide your own transportation back). Our only problem with this hotel was with the breakfast. The breakfast is NOT complimentary, but they don't tell you that. It's not a bad breakfast, just realize you are paying 150 baht per person per day (unless the price goes up later). It's just a monotonous American-style breakfast.
Loved this hotel, the staff are truly amazing. Food excelent and reasonabley priced for a 5 star hotel., I would say the breakfast is best ever for quality. Room was amazing, so romantic, fresh and spacious the bed is so huge. I couldnt complain about the pool temperature it was refeshing after lazing in the sun. The location is perfect. Manager makes himself available if you require him, but generally blends into the background.I think he is doing a great job. Tried to rebook for January but it is already full.
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