I stayed here twice during July and August, I thought the Cera was a lovely hotel. I had to check out for two nights during my stay to move to a resort on the Cha am Beach road, but I soon checked back in to the Cera again as I felt the staff here were very helpful and friendly. Even allowing me to practice speaking Thai despite that they could speak better English than I could Thai. The resort is right on the sea front, although you'll have to walk along the shore a few meters to find a part of the beach big enough to sit on if the tide is in. The swimming pool and the little gardens are well maintained, with sun loungers around the pool area. The staff will happily put out mattress's and put up the sunshades and serve drinks for you. The breakfast/dinning area is just the other side of the pool and the staff here really make you feel welcome, pouring fresh coffee and serving freshly cooked omelets or fried eggs, there was always plenty of fresh fruit to enjoy as well. Even though I overslept one morning and had just missed the closing time for breakfast I was still made to feel welcome and I managed to get my omelet and coffee (Kop khun krub girls)
The hotel rooms are set in two blocks, one block has the reception area in it and the rooms here are clean and well laid out. I stayed in the block with the reception during my first stay. The room over looked the pool but I could see the sea if I looked to my left a little. Comfortable (single ) beds with clean sheets, the bathroom was very spacious with a shower and separate bath tub. The room was cleaned everyday, as were the towels. I later returned to Cera after I had been away for a couple of nights. This time to be given a room in the other block just past the open bar/lounge area. This room was even bigger, with a fine view over the resort looking out towards the sea. You had to walk though the bathroom to get to the bedroom which had a queens sized double bed, but the bathroom was clean and a good size. Again the room was kept spotlessly clean and the staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. I used the room service one evening and the service and the quality of meals delivered were excellent. I also used the laundry service (twice) and the clothes were retuned to me smelt clean & fresh and they were nicely pressed. Although I would happily stay here again when I am next in the Cha am or Hua Hin area, I feel I must point out that because of the location of the Cera Resort, about 9 kms from Cha and about 20 kms to Hua Hin, you will need to consider using local taxi's to get back and forth from both towns unless you have you own transport, luckily the Cera has ample car parking space. The village it's self is a sleepy little place with a few bars and restaurants serving Thai or 'international' meals (pizza probably) with a couple offering a fine 'Full English breakfast'. There are a few massage parlours along the soi and, if you look carefully, a couple of internet cafes. At the south end of the soi, opposite the Novotel Cha am Beach Resort, is a Seven Eleven. The people who live and work in the village were all friendly and laid back, they were always happy to just sit and chat and pass the time of day. I would recommend the Cera Resort Cha-am as the Staff are genuinely lovely, really warm and welcoming, the service provide is excellent and the accommodation is clean, comfortable and spacious, which all made a peaceful, relaxing, trouble free vacation, Next time I won't mess about staying in different locations I'll head straight for the Cera Resort and chill out. I also have it on good authority the Thai spa service provided by the Cera is marvellous and the massage therapists is really well trained, so there will be no need to waste money using the 'massage parlours' along the village soi.
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- Cera Resort is your perfect holiday retreat for soaking under the golden sun, delighting in an array of beach and on-site activities, or simply lazing around our swimming pool with quiet moments that you deserve. ... more less
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