"Best villa hotel ever stayed in"
Of all the hotels we have stayed in, this was the best in so many ways. The pool villas are well equiped as described, even with current model iPhone 6 players. The pool, garden and sala are totally private, and peaceful, not overlooked from any direction. Every possible convenience is provided including a very good free wifi throughout the property.
Staff training in some aspects of F&B is required. Breakfast is faultless. Any hotel that has peanut butter on the buffet always scores well with me. However the selected is biased towards oriental guests.
In Room dining is excellent in every sense.
Dinner at Luna La Pran, the beach restauant was far better than Dalah the main restaurant. Dalah has a bigger choice, and more expensive dishes, but the execution was poor. Starters not served together, main courses pretty poor, especially for the price.
Location could be an issue for some. The area is quite in every sense. Very few tourists, thus very few outside places to eat, and overall they were not great. Hua Hin is not a very nice place so the 30 minute drive there is not worth the effort. The village of Prak Nam Pran is a typical old fishing port. The seafront is being improved, and will have good foot and cycle paths, and hopefully lighting that works.
The drive from Bangkok is long, 4 - 5 hours depending on traffic. The cost of a private car with driver, we did ours via Expedia / Tours East is well justified.
For total relaxation we would reurn again.
Traveller from Devon, England