Stayed here for three nights Feb 2015. Apart from some difficulty getting there, Sam Roi Yot Beach is no where near to Sam Roi Yot town, no matter what the bus driver says!! The resort sent their driver to collect us. The resort is located at the south end of the beach, which is the only part that is 'developed'. The rooms are very clean with comfortable beds. The A/C works well and runs quietly. The bathroom. again very clean has a good shower. There is a large clean swimming pool with sun loungers. There is a kiddies splash pool sectioned off for the main one. The resort is family friendly. The staff are really friendly and they can help you out by arranging trips. I highly recommend Khao Daeng Canal boat trip and the Phraya Nakhon cave. The hotel can provide a driver. Definitely worth a stay.
Breakfast was a bit limited, but ok.
The only suggestion I would make is maybe a play area for the kids would be worth considering.
First of all this hotel is located in Pranburi, and Hua Hin is almost a 45 min drive .. so the name might be a bit deceiving.
We booked the Thai villa (for 4 people) for 2 nights and surprisingly it was as nice as as in the pictures!
The reception was not exceptional, and we actually had to search for the staff to check in .. as this is a hotel with only 7 rooms and managed by 3 staff members (there was 2 other booked rooms).
Another worthy point to mention: this hotel seems to have a chronic problem with hot water (as mentioned in other reviews) .. as both of our rooms did not have hot water, luckily the staff was fast to fix this and i managed to enjoy the open sky bathtub ... really nice!
Apart from this .. i only had the brightest memories .. the Thai villa was simply amazing! The rooms, the terrace, and the bathrooms all add to the nice experience. The salt-water pool is best enjoyed after the breakfast to get ready for the day, and btw the breakfast was good with enough variety. Additionally, the hotel provides free bikes .. these do come handy to explore around.
As a tip for the beach lovers .. the beach is much nicer north of the Thaao Ko Sa Forest park. The beach for the Away resort is mostly a shell based one, and thus not as comfortable as the sandy beaches.
PS: the area is undergoing a major infrastructure overhaul, so the sea-side road leading to the hotel is under construction.
Maxim from Beirut
Away Pranburi is a beachfront boutique resort offering laid-back accommodation for up to 16 guests in four Thai-style villas …More
"Lovely Place - One of the Best Swimming Facilities"
I have booked three bunglows recently in March 1st week. We had a great family time in the resort.
--> Wonderful staff.
--> One of the best swimming pool facilities I have come across with no time restrictions and well maintained pools so close to the bungalows.
--> Lovely food, restaurant and pool bar.
In all I would love to come back and have added it to one of my favourite holiday destinations in Thailand.
Two things which may be improved / may be noted to set your expectations right. I am being critical with these but in no means I am downplaying the place, it is really lovely.
--> Massage facilities can be improved with more variety and facility itself, considering its Thailand, the land of good massage.
--> The nearest good beach is at a little distance, and you would probably need a vehicle to access the resort and beach due to distances.
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