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“totally in touch with nature” 5 of 5 stars
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Vana Varin Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   183 Moo 14, Thap-tai, Huahin | Prachuap Khiri Khan, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #23 of 128 Hotels in Hua Hin
Westwood Los Angeles County, California
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“totally in touch with nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

i was recommend to this place from a friend. Once arrive there, I totally feel and ease and fresh. The resort is more than 100 rai, and have nature atmosphere, but all the comfort you expected. Upon check in, I was pick up by a bell boy with a golf cart. The took my luggage and check me in quickly. There was 12 rooms of zodiac clay house avail, and 2 wooden style house, and one they call 2 story villa with private pool. I chose the wooden style villa, cause I like the Thai style that you can walk up too. It few like the one you always see in Thai movie, which is really cool. After check in, I check out their mountain bike, which is avail. for free of charge, and roam around the resort. It was quite unique, since resort is so big, they have like forest dirt trail for bike, which is awesome, cause I feel really safe riding, knowing the trail is safe. The second day, I spent morning swimming and afternoon kayak in the lagoon that they have in the resort. And of course, the kayak is free of charge, which is awesome. One think I really love about this resort, is that they don't charge you for any activity, and breakfast is included. On Sunday, when I check out, they even offer me a ride to the train station. Overall, if you bored of city life and really want to get in touch with nature, and be around positive energy, come check them out.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

The Vana Varin resort opened in April 2011 and we visited in September. The main part of the resort comprises 12 chalets set around a manmade lake. The rooms, which are named after the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac are extremely spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated. We went as two families (including 4 children) and stayed in the Tiger House and the Horse House. The Tiger House in enormous and the bathroom includes a bath overlooking the lake. All rooms and bathrooms are spotlessly clean and well stocked.
The lake come complete with a jetty and kayaks and the children had great fun getting soaked as they paddled straight the fountain. The swimming pool is lovely. There is a nice walk to be taken through the jungle behind the resort.
Breakfast is simple but nicely prepared and includes fruit, bacon and toast with egg made to order.
The family that own the resort and the staff could not be more friendly and helpful. Because the resort is still relatively new they have not yet got their signage sorted so we struggled to find it. But no problem - we just drove to a local landmark and a member of the staff came to meet us to escort us the the hotel.
Two points the mention:
1/ Vana Varin is in Hua Hin but is set in the countryside NOT at the beach
2/ You would need your own means of transport (car or motorbike) to get there and to get around.
The only thing that marred our otherwise idyllic stay was the extremely slow service at the restaurant on the Saturday night. We ordered spagetti bolognese for the children at 6.30pm but it did not get served until past 8.15pm. They were CRAZED with hunger. I am sure that once the resort has been open for a while that this teething trouble will be sorted out.
Vana Varin is that rare thing - a resort that works for children and adults in equal measure. We cannot recommend it highly enough

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 183 Moo 14, Thap-tai, Huahin | Prachuap Khiri Khan, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Prachuap Khiri Khan Province > Hua Hin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 128 Hotels in Hua Hin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vana Varin Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Each of Vana Varin 's houses has its own private outdoor space, and each is able to provide a family of all ages with many different facilities.Vana Varin has 2 types of accommodations; one is made from WOOD and the other from CLAY. Both have elaborate interior and exterior spaces to serve the guest, and provide a feeling of luxury and calm. ... more   less 
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