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INTERCONTINENTAL HUA HIN RESORT
  A BREEZE OF REFINEMENT

(Hua Hin, Thailand)


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One of the youngest and freshest five-star luxury resorts in Hua Hin, inspired by King Rama VI's Summer Palace located on the same lovely Hua Hin beach, this refined hotel evokes a prestigious past with a modern and zen atmosphere. The main road and the city center of Hua Hin are just opposite the entrance of the monumental lobby; yet, we felt like penetrating a heaven of supreme peace and relaxation. Unlike most of the hotels of the chain, the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is large but not high rise. A family hotel, romantic and kids friendly, it comes with a Thai-Victorian touch of elegance, has a cyclopean pool with a lot of intimate corners to relax, and a nice and immaculate beachfront. Five star by the international standards, indeed, we loved the hotel at first sight for much more than its ritzy aspect: the exquisite staff, one of the best trained in the region, made us as much impression as the plush rooms.


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During our first visit, by the end of 2017, we booked in an oversized (55 sqm) “Premier Room”. It looked brand new, indeed, as the hotel is amazingly well maintained. Opening directly on the semi-opened bathroom, and a spacious, classy bedroom, it extended to a large “sala-style” terrace with a fan and a king-size daybed. Another category of rooms which we would like to recommend to those looking for much privacy, or come on a honeymoon: all the “Premier Lagoon” have a semi-private access to the resort’s winding pool. Allowing guests to dip their toes directly into the pool from the room.


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All palace hotels propose palatial suites: “Deluxe Suites” spread over 80 to 100 sqm, and display an exterior Jacuzzi tub. The 130 to 140 sqm “Premier Suites” compete in size and style with the “Beachfront Villa”. Flanked besides the brand new Club InterContinental lounge, this is a secluded area of extreme luxury in an extremely luxurious resort. Five-star plus, each 145 sqm villa has been designed in contemporary elegance: featuring clean lines softened with inspired local touches. Last but not least, there is a private swimming pool attached to each villa, and a direct access to the beach. We have stayed in many hotel-villas during our visits to the kingdom, and found the InterContinental Hua Hin “Beachfront Villa” actually among the most inspiring in the Gulf of Thailand.


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If nothing sounds too good for you, straightly book in “La Résidence”: a decadent two-floor 480 sqm white villa. Designed in a historic architecture  echoing King Rama VI’s Summer Palace, it has a sprawling upstairs balcony with breathtaking panoramas, a downstairs living room, elegant dining room, kitchen, sitting areas, marble foyer and terraces.  The own infinity pool, walled gardens and direct beach access with private security make it a jet-setter's home away from home.


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The 118 rooms “Beach Wing” (inaugurated in 2009) has been recently complemented with the new BluPort Wing (next to the exclusive BluPort Mall) comprising 40 rooms and suites, featuring its own swimming pool, all-day dining restaurant, Le Colonial, as well as the intimate Saraan Lounge Bar. Located over the road, it can be accessed easily by a private bridge. We really wished to experience it, and booked into a 60 sqm "Superior Studio", in July 2018.


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What surprised us is the ritzy design of the room, reminding us of the Mandarin-Oriental Bangkok. The ambiance is less leisure, more luxury than in the beachfront section of the resort; yet, the sea-view is superb. The higher the better. From our private balcony, we could also observe the breezy hills extending up to the border with Burma.


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Five-star superior, indeed, designed in a post-colonial style, our room had a separate living-room with a  large sofa and a 48" Sat' LCD TV with CD/DVD player connected to Bose entertainment system, and opened on a palatial marble bathroom with separate rainforest shower and bathtub. We liked the superlative quality of the towels and bathrobe. A noticeable bonus: the toiletry kit by L'Occitane "Organic Verbena Collection" will please the feminine guests.


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What makes InterContinental Hua Hin different from most of its competitors in Hua Hin is the VIP lounge, much superior to the one at the Hilton or Hyatt Regency for instance: the recently beautified Club InterContinental offers Club Rooms and suites guests plenty of privileges. Discreetly settled into a trendy sea-view villa close to the beach, with its VIP terrace and totally private pool, this is a great place to relax and socialize in style. We liked the attractive interior design in a modern Siamese style, with wooden shades accentuating the intimacy which we are seeking from a truly executive lounge. It has a private beach side breakfast venue, unique in Hua Hin.


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We liked the complimentary afternoon High Tea, with a selection of TWG blends (we recommend the signature 1837 Black Tea) and sets of pastries and sweet delicacies. In the evening, cocktails ( Tom Yum Mojito is a favorite with the alcohol-free Sunset Cooler”) come with a complete selection of snacks.  This is when the atmosphere goes very clubbish, with the guest chatting, one glass of Italian “Bianca Nera Prosecco DOC Spumante” or  Chilean Red Reservado Cabernet Sauvignon 2015” in hand. We always select InterContinental hotels for their Club privileges, and have never been disappointed: should it be here, Bangkok, or Pattaya. Not to forget Paris or Muscat, where we stayed this year.



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We spent much time by the pool, where the service was excellent: we received fresh water as soon as we laid on our seabeds. They are displayed in such a way that you can't be bothered by the presence of a neighbor. The pool atmosphere was peaceful, despite the presence of some kids. It is so large that we could read, browse the complimentary high-speed Internet on our smartphone, sleep or swim with ease. The pool staff is anticipating, yet discrete.


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F&B participates in the reputation of the resort. With authentic Thai cuisine and fresh seafood at “Pirom”: where our well worth the stay full-buffet breakfast was served. Make sure to enjoy it in one of the semi-private pool niches, feeling like immersed in the pristine water. “Felicita” serves Italian cuisine, with a lot of fresh aromas,  herb-encrusted meats, pasta and wood-fired pizza. “Azure” caters dining al fresco: BBQ seafood and steaks are succulent.


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We spent one evening at The Roof bar. Very pleasant and trendy, it allows guests to enjoy at its best the cool breeze from the ocean. Cocktails are imaginative, actually affordable, and the service is young and extremely friendly. There is a good DJ, and the music is not loud at all. We liked the glass sculptures. Those small details are important to spoiled travelers: this is a refined, tasty, truly amazing resort where everything has been inspired to please the eye.


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Awarded Best Luxury Coastal Resort from World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013, Hotel Best Thailand from Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2013-2014, and Thailand’s Leading Resort 2015 by World Travel Awards, this is one of the most pleasant InterContinental hotels in the world. We warmly recommend it for your next stay in Hua Hin.


INTERCONTINENTAL HUA HIN RESORT: 33/33, Petchkasem Road , Prachuabkhirikhan, 77110 Hua Hin
PHONE: +66 (0) 32 616 999  TOLL FREE US: 0811 980 002449
E-MAIL: ichh.rsvn@ihg.com 
   


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