This pure example of colonial architecture is a reference in whole South East Asia, as ‘The Raffles’ in Singapore, ‘The Oriental’ in Bangkok, ‘The Metropole’ in Hanoi, or some other romantic legendary palaces in Cambodia or Myanmar. It was originally built in the years ’20, to host the visitors of the royal summer palace of the King of Siam.
New wings were added afterwards to the first one built, but than scrupulously respecting the original style. The whole compound hosts nowadays more than 200 rooms, from superior to suites. The high ceilings as well as a bygone decoration, made of teakwood, hand-woven cotton, marble, or colonial furniture, contribute to keep the romantic style of the hotel.
General amenities are excellent: 3 superb swimming pools, 2 putting the green, several restaurants, a very typical spa, a kid’s club, tennis courts, a billiard room, bars, a direct access to the beach, make this resort, one of the best in HuaHin with moreover, a real prime location.
All rooms are nicely equipped and reflect the originalatmosphere. They all feature: Air conditioning, complete bathroom, satellite television, fully stocked mini bar, refrigerator, coffee or tea maker, telephone, safe, etc.
A new wing, adjacent to the park sheltering the originalproperty, hosts the ‘Villas’.
This ‘Villas wing’ only shelters 1 floor superb wooden pavilions, admirably decorated and furnished. Almost all villas have their own private courtyard including a private pool. Some of them are family suites having a separated room and bathroom for kids.
They are white painted, decorated with very good taste and lavishly furnished and equipped. This wing features own amenities, swimming pool, restaurant, lobby, beach, etc and is totally independent from the main property.
The whole ‘Sofitel’ realm is one of the best addresses along this shore of the gulf and probably the most romantic and inviting place in downtown HuaHin.