Service, presentation, ambiance was superb. Loved to have sat beside the pool but bring your mosquito spray! We thought this was going to be an outrageously delicious meal that happened to also be served at one of the best hotels in Hua Hin that we unfortunately did not try to book a stay in, but were quite disappointed.
The food looked good, tasted nice but lacked the true Thai flavour. Honestly, it reminded me of those meals where the chef makes an effort to create fusion food suited for a variety of taste buds, not to provide guests with an authentic cuisine. Nevertheless, they do throw in some short green chillis (beware) that you can have with your food in spicy dishes. I can't fault it since it is after all an international hotel whose guests are not mostly locals. Portions are on the smaller side but not measly or close fine-dining standards. Price wise, it was still within our expectations from a 5-star hotel but unless you're more into the entire royalty experience and not there solely for the food, it is not worth the money.
5-star standard food and experience, yes. Thai food, no, though we probably expected too much.
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Thank you very much for your time in writing to us following your visit at our Salathai restaurant in Hua Hin!
We are sorry to hear that your dining experience was not to our usual high standards of service.
Be ensure that your observations concerning the mosquitoes have been well received. And we can assure you that we are providing to all our guests mosquito spray and prepare mosquito coil under our dining tables.
Concerning the authenticity of the dishes your comments will be shared with our team in kitchen, as we aim to provide the best of Thai food with real flavors.
We hope to welcome you again in the near future, for a better experience with authentic Thai dishes.
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