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73 / 4 - 6 Soi Moo Baan Nong Kae Phet Kasem Road, Nong Kae, Hua Hin 77110 Thailand
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#4 of 82 Specialty lodging in Nong Kae
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4.7
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4.7
Value
3.9
Chiva-Som in Hua Hin, Thailand, is The world's pioneering and transformative wellness destination and was voted ‘Top Destination Spa Resort in the World’ in Condé Nast Traveler “2021 Readers’ Choice Awards”. The beachfront resort’s programme brings together Western diagnostic skills and Eastern philosophies to revitalise the mind, body and spirit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Golf course
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Aerobics
Walking tours
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Thai

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John K wrote a review Jan 2023
My 4 night stay was a little too short. 5 or 6 nights would have been better. On checking in I was greeted with 'Welcome back Mr Kidd'. My last visit to Chiva Som was in June 1999. That's impressive and set the tone for the few days I was there. When I visit a 6 star wellness spa and resort I expect the best and when it meets my expectations I consider that is average for the facility. Chiva Som exceeded my expectations. The hotel operations staff were exceptional all round. Nothing was a problem. The wellness team was superb and so much was inlcuded in the basic package with sensible add-ons at sensible prices. Massage, physio, stretching on-on-one plus group sessions for stretch, tai-chi etc, if you fancy it. The adherence to the times selected for a session was like clockwork and your physio or massager would be ready and waiting to greet you. The organisation was perfect - I did not come across a single hitch. In addition it is often the little things that help to make the difference: 1. Easily readable shampoo, conditioner and bath gel containers. No need to fetch ones specs and still struggle to read the small print. 2. Flat room safe in a leg height drawer - opens upwards like a box - so easy to use. 3. Contemporary light switches, aesthetically right yet easy to use. Specs or instructions not needed. 4. Practical and roomy hanging space and drawers. 5. 4 items per day laundry service within the price. 6. Good worktop desk area for laptop - although we're not supposed to be working the truth is many of us have to do some and a good worktop is a godsend.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Sabina M wrote a review Sep 2022
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My daughter and I spent a week at Chiva Som, it truly is an experience! It was actually my third time but my daughters first. Every time I am blown away by the hospitality of the staff at Chiva Som, we were greeted on arrival by the general manager who gave us a fish show: and welcomed us so warmly. Then every single person from there treated us with such kindness and made us feel so special, you just don’t get this sort of treatment in Australia. Cheewee and Sunny were our wonderful consultants and designed a program for us. The classes were awesome; our favourite instructor had to be NOK her energy and enthusiasm were contagious and she had a smile as wide as the Sydney harbour bridge! But Whanaree was really good too! All the spa treatments were so relaxing, stand out masseur was Ning Nong; she works magic! Even the guy who drive us in the buggy (tall man with a very smiley face) was awesome every time we needed a lift. The cuisine was amazing! You don’t get Thai food like this in Australia! The waitresses so accommodating: I wish I got their names (our favourite was a lady with short hair and glasses). Chiva Som is right on the beach, so you get to eat your meals watching the ocean. And a trip to monkey mountain is a must! And at last but not least thanks to Win for also making us feel so welcome. We truly were pampered and treated like royalty by the Chiva Som family. We definitely will not forget our time here. I feel so blessed that I have been able to experience Chiva Som. Thanks again, Sabina and Laura
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen, General Manager at Chiva-Som
Responded Dec 13, 2022
Dear Khun Sabina and Khun Laura, Thank you for your kind words and for taking your valuable time to show your appreciation to our team at Chiva-Som. We are so delighted that you both enjoyed your stay and had good results. Your feedback is most appreciated by all of us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the ‘Haven of Life’ again soon! Yours in Wellness, Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen General Manager
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Brancaster770 wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
Despite being a fine spa I am afraid it is no longer worth the risk of going . Thailand no longer has any testing g requirements to enter the country . Spas there there are not testing any more . However Chiva Som is still requiring a Covid test on arrival and if positive you will be stuck in your room until you test negative despite having paid hundreds of dollars a night to stay and use the facilities . Covid is NEVER going away so with their logic they can never drop that requirement . My advice is don’t risk it and go eg to the new Raksa spa which is not testing .
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Dec 13, 2022
Dear Brancaster770, Thank you for your feedback. Here at Chiva-Som, we constantly strive to provide our guests with optimal service and facilities to assist them on their journey to wellness. We apologize for any inconvenience caused however we assure you that your health and safety are our primary concern, and as such, we are taking every measure possible to protect everyone at Chiva-Som. As a part of our ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of our guests, our policies are in accordance with the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, and it is updated continuously. Thank you again for your understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the ‘Haven of Life’ again soon. Yours in Wellness, Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen General Manager
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soupiewanderlust wrote a review Jun 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates11 contributions1 helpful vote
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We thoroughly enjoyed an invigorating and full week at Chiva-Som! Everything at this luxurious wellness destination runs like a well oiled machine - you will enjoy state of the art facilities, meticulous attention to detail and a high standard of excellence. From the soothing surroundings to the wellness advisors who help you curate an experience that meets your needs, the seasoned fitness trainers and instructors, the rehabilitation and physiotherapy experts, the therapeutic spa treatments, to the healthy and exceptionally divine cuisine - everyone and everything is designed to support your well being journey. We loved and highly recommend the mindfulness pranayama sessions, daily yoga, and aqua aerobics classes. We walked away feeling revitalized and can easily see how so many guests keep coming back regularly to Chiva-Som. We miss it already!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: The “low” season was quieter at the property but can be relaxing if that’s what you prefer; it...
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Responded Dec 13, 2022
Dear soupiewanderlust, Thank you for taking your valuable time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay with us at Chiva-Som. We all strive to provide the best in treatments and services to help our guests improve their current state of wellness and embrace healthy personal lifestyles while at home. Your feedback is most appreciated by all of us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again to the Haven of Life. Yours in Wellness, Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen General Manager
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Chaicharn D wrote a review Sep 2021
Bangkok, Thailand1126 contributions126 helpful votes
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We spent 2 nights in the villa suite. The accommodation is beyond our expectation especially the very comfortable corridor and sala. We love all the decoration and amenities in the room. The hotel atmosphere and view is excellent. The activity and gym of the wellness is 6 star. I really appreciate the super-stretching. Unfortunately that we have not used spa activity because of the government policy of restriction during COVID-19. The staff service is good and well trained. The quality of the food is good but the taste is not match with us. One down thing that may inhibit us to come back to this resort again is the policy of the hotel that “not allow guest to use mobile phone for send message and email for work outside the bedroom.” We do appreciate and totally agree the policy of the hotel for not taking pictures and speak with the phone in the public area but the policy for not allow sending SMS and LINE for work with our mobile is not match with us and also other THAI guest. So please check with this policy to the resort again before make the booking.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 1, 2021
Dear ChaicharnD, We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and felt the friendly caring spirit of our team. We are your home away from home; and we are very pleased to hear that our accommodation, facilities, and atmosphere were beyond your expectations and will gladly pass on the message to our team. Although we have considered and enhanced many of our services and facilities at the resort; we have maintained our ‘digital detox’ policy towards the use of digital devices in public areas, as part of our ongoing commitment to serve as a sanctuary for your mind, body, and spirit to flourish among like-minded guests; disconnected from the stresses and demands of everyday life. We truly appreciate your kind feedback and understanding of our uniqueness and we look forward to welcome you back to ‘Your Haven of Life’ again soon. Yours in Wellness, Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen General Manager
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PR traveller wrote a review Jul 2021
Bangkok, Thailand49 contributions42 helpful votes
Escaping to Hua HIn and Chiva Som was the best decision I have made this year, with Thailand suffering at the moment and tourism numbers down, I took a well deserved break and enjoyed an amazing stay at Chiva Som albeit just for one night. But I managed to pack in a wellness assessment, a session on brain cognitive and ageing , a massage along with three exercise classes. This resort has been on my bucket list for a long time and I am so glad I got to experience all that Chiva Som is about. While the resort was quiet, there was no attention to detail left wanting, the staff were exceptional especially at the restaurant. Wandering the lush and tropical gardens felt like a world away from all the chaos that is going on in the world at the moment. However it was the food that stood out with an exceptional six course tasting menu showcasing the very best in healthy cuisine. This could well be the best 24 hours I have spent in a long well, and cant wait to come back and spend at least 3- 4 days to get the best out of the Chiva Som philosophy of mind body and soul.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded Aug 4, 2021
Dear donnainthailand, Thank you so much for your kind words and in taking the time to share your experience with us. Although your stay was brief, we are delighted that we were able to make it a memorable one. Your generous feedback on our facilities and our services is both uplifting and rewarding to hear, I will pass on your comments to our team who will no doubt appreciate them. We will be delighted to welcome you back again to ‘Your Haven of Life’ for a longer stay to experience more of what we are able to offer on your wellness journey. Yours in Wellness, Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen General Manager
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OrLeo wrote a review Jul 2021
Geneva, Switzerland10 contributions3 helpful votes
Extraordinary place to reenergise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Full board meals were incredibly healthy, free range, sustainable and no plastic! The daily health & wellness group classes were brilliantly personalised in the same way as the meals! Exceptional spa & holistic care, gym, pilates studios, etc. Great company and approachable/friendly staff providing world class service. We returned here for a second stay this year and will certainly come back again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 4, 2021
Dear OrLeo, We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Your kind feedback is highly encouraging and I am delighted that we are able to make your stay most memorable once again. Thank you for highlighting some of our sustainable initiatives at the resort; sustainability has always been the core of our philosophy, and it is certainly rewarding to hear that it had a positive impact during your stay. I will share your kind feedback with our team, and thank you again for your taking your valuable to share your experience at Chiva-Som. We look forward to welcoming you back to ‘Your Haven of Life’ again soon. Yours in Wellness, Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen General Manager
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Kris Foster wrote a review Jan 2021
Sydney, Australia89 contributions42 helpful votes
Chiva Som is more than just a beautiful wellness resort. It is a health retreat with staff that guide you with as much or as little as you want to do. Delicious food. A transformative stay. The holistic health team identify injuries of guests and squeeze every last ounce of energy from you in classes that run from physio to kinesiology.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Jan 21, 2021
Dear Kris Foster. Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you had a transformative stay with us in your personal and tailored wellness journey, and that you felt the friendly and caring spirit of our team at Chiva-Som. We look forward to welcoming you back to ‘Your Haven of Life’ soon. Yours in Wellness, Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen General Manager
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ExpatJetsetter wrote a review Jul 2020
Bangkok, Thailand93 contributions125 helpful votes
Checking into Chiva Som has been on the bucket list for a while, once I finally made time for the trip it delivered everything it committed to be:- a highly personalized wellness journey focused on complete lifestyle transformation. For 5 days I was able to fully recharge, reflect and seek out the best solutions for my personal goals. I have been fortunate to visit Health Retreats all over the World and Chiva Som is World Class. Timeless in its design and a very comfortable experience across all touchpoints of the Resort. The menu offering was incredible and reinforced the benefits of eating nutritious and light meals as the foundations of health and wellness. All staff delivered, attentive, personalized service and the experience of all the one on one training was outstanding. Renee Grandi the Clinical Nutritionist & Naturopath was exceptional in her knowledge to create the right health and healing pathways. The Shirobhyanga treatment is a must try! I sincerely can’t wait to return to this haven 3 hours south of Bangkok.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded Jul 16, 2020
Dear ExpatJetsetter, Thank you very much for your kind words and we are happy that you had a wonderful experience during your stay with us. Your compliments will be shared with all of our staff. We trust we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Haven of Life again before too long. Yours in wellness, Vp
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ChrisF wrote a review Feb 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam85 contributions70 helpful votes
Everything about Chiva Som is perfect. I was there for a 5 night “Art of Detox”, which is a fasting program, and it was wonderful. On this program they serve you meals but it is just a soup broth. I felt really great by the 3rd and 4th day, much healthier than when I arrived, and now I see great benefit in doing a program like this once to twice per year. I intend to go back to Chiva Som annually. Although I only ate regular food for my first and last meal, the food was very healthy and delicious. They don’t even have unhealthy options available. There is a very extensive range of daily activities like various kinds of yoga, stretching, Tai Chi, etc (much more than I could do in my 5 night stay). Each guest has a health consultant and they consult with you to develop a daily schedule of activities, which for me ended up to be quite full. The facilities are perfect, all with the latest equipment – well-equipped fitness center, steam baths and sauna, extensive massage facilities (by masseurs who are highly trained), flotation tank, etc. All facilities, including the rooms are perfectly maintained. I think it would be impossible to find anything not working at Chiva Som. The quality of the staff is outstanding, and the service quality is incomparable. If you make any kind of request, they get what you are requesting, and it reliably happens. The staff are super friendly. Every customer-facing staff knows who you are and what room you are staying in. The service level is on par with Four Seasons or St. Regis but somehow even better as there are many more customer touchpoints at Chiva Som compared to a typical 5-star hotel or resort. Overall, this is as well managed as a resort can be, and for anyone who wants to spend a week being super healthy, I highly recommend Chiva Som.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Feb 16, 2020
Dear SaigonExpat94, Thank you so much for your nice words and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at Chiva-Som. Your valuable feedback will be shared with all of our staff as we work together to provide the most beneficial wellness experience to help our guests achieve their individual goals. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Haven of Life! Best regards, Vaipanya Kongkwanyuen General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$1,232 - $1,737 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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chiva-som hotel hua hin, chiva som luxury health hotel, chiva som luxury health resort
LOCATION
ThailandPrachuap Khiri Khan ProvinceHua HinNong Kae
NUMBER OF ROOMS
54
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chiva-Som
Which popular attractions are close to Chiva-Som?
Nearby attractions include Cicada Amphitheatre (0.2 miles), Khao Tao Jay (0.2 miles), and Whaley Port (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chiva-Som?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Chiva-Som?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Chiva-Som?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Chiva-Som?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chiva-Som?
Conveniently located restaurants include DAR Restaurant, Figs Restaurant, and Talay Thai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chiva-Som?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Chiva-Som have airport transportation?
Yes, Chiva-Som offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chiva-Som?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chiva-Som?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Chiva-Som?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Klai Kang Won Palace (3.5 miles).