Lovely room with a big balcony overlooking the pool and sea behind. Mostly clean but I noticed there sticky marks on the bathroom door (suncream I think) that were not cleaned during our stay, so maybe only superficially clean.
Hotel full of elderly people escaping the northern european winter. They seemed to have the sunbeds sussed and there was not one to be had round the pool after 09:00, mainly due to good tipes to the staff we guess! We found this a bit irritating at first but by the end of the holiday we thought it was a brilliant way to spend your winter in this lovely country.
We didn't find the service good in the hotel, we were asked if we wanted breakfast when we arrived, but were not told if we didn't pay there and then we had to pay double the price offered at check in. We tried the breakfast the first morning and didn't really find it worth the cost, and the waiters and waitresses miserable. In fact most of the staff were pretty unlike the Thai people we met out of the hotel, I suggest management needs to take a close look at this and try to find out what is wrong.
The bars and restaurants always seemed to be pretty empty so we didn't eat in the hotel again. The drinks even in happy hours were not nearly as good value as the village prices.
Outside of the hotel the small village (love to know the name of it) was great and the local people delightful. One reviewer said she thought it unsafe, this is absolubtly not the case, it was totally relaxing and pleasant to stroll down the road in the evening.
We particularly liked the Blue Bell Bar which was great value with lovely owners and service. Our favourite restuarant was The Mermaid , the owner Jeab was so kind and helpful to us (my husband has recently had some major surgery making eating difficult). She and her fantastic staff especially Peat who is exceptionally lovely, were probably the best thing about our whole holiday, and the food was beautiful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Regent Cha Am Beach Resort embraces an enchanting stretch of unspoiled beach along the sunrise side of the Gulf of Thailand. The resort naturally blends with its lush tropical garden surroundings. The rooms are accessed by airy, open corridors with soothing views of the vast park’s greenery or the twinkling blue sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach Cha-Am Hotel Cha-Am
- Cha Am Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Cha-Am
- Regent Cha-Am
- Cha-Am Regent