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Review of Grand Pacific Sovereign Resort & Spa

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Grand Pacific Sovereign Resort & Spa
Ranked #19 of 63 Hotels in Cha-am
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2010

We were a party of nine people. We had two duplex rooms and one suite pool view room. The rooms were very nice, with good water pressure in the shower, which I like. For a westener, the breakfast was good, but no bake beans :). However, My Thai girlfriend did not like the Thai breakfast.

Getting from our suite pool view room to the residence swimming pool, we needed to go through three security doors, which required our room keys to open. This felt a bit like a prison camp, and not like a hotel. But I guess it was for security

The residence pool was nice and quiet. However my girlfriend's six year old son hit his head while in the children's pool, and required stitches at the hospital in Hua Hin. We were told this has happened a few times before by the pool staff. There is a large stone structure in the middle of the pool which over hangs on the top. This is where he hit his head. The hotel staff drove us to Hua Hin hospital, but could not stay with us, and we had to pay for the hospital treatment and taxi back. You would have thought the hotel would have some type of insurance for such accidents, but they dont. Welcome to Thailand.

The location of the hotel is not great. The nearest restaurant is a good 15 minute walk, and so ideally you need to hire a moped or the hotel has a tuk tuk you can hire. There is not much to do in Cha Am. I guess most visitors come here for the sun, and sea. Last month we stayed at the Hilton, Hua Hin ( 20km away ), which has more to offer the visiting tourist, is more family orientated, and is more central.

We did try a hotel dinner on our first night there. I had a steak which was very nice. ( i had already been in Thailand 6 weeks, and had Thai food most days, so I thought I would try a steak!!). My Thai friends had a nice Thai meal which they enjoyed. However the service was slow. But, as the hotel was expensive, as are most hotels of course, we chose to eat out after that, and found some lovely Thai restaurants in Cha Am.

While we were at the hospital, our ''Grand Pacific'' pool bag disappeared. We left it by the pool. The hotel made sure we paid for it, when it was time to check out.

Would I ever return to Cha Am? No. I would rather travel 20km further south, and go to Hua Hin. Would I ever return to Grand Pacific Hotel? Definately not.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2010

a package tour destination which we booked independently. We found quite expensive with a lot of extra charges in resort such as in-room internet and snooker. Not bad though in lieu of being located in one of the best sea front locations not too busy but very close to the day and night action. Very expensive in-resort Japanese restaurant - have had a lot better for half the price. Italian restaurant better than expected - great pasta.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kerava
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2010

We arrived to hotel on 23th August. Seemed that it was quite low season on the spot.
Hotel was excellent. All amenities and services in hotel were superb.
If you want quiet relaxation from noisy downtowns and bar areas this is right place for you.
Even want to take a trip to Hua Hin it's easy, just walk few hundred meters to main road and buses stroll around in short times.
We booked room from HotelThailand.com, price for luxury room was 1,982 bath/night, so not bad for that kind of hotel.
Overall recommendation for everybody.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Manis65
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2010

Fantastic hotel and value for money. Very secured - you need a key card for your room and to go through every bit of the hotel. Gorgeous swimming pool. Beach is just accross the road. Breakfast was good. Location is a bit far from anywhere but the hotel arrange free tuk tuk charter to cha-am main area at night. We've got our own vehicle and the hotel has parking facilities free of charge for the hotel guests so it was handy for us. We stayed in the residence pool deluxe with a swimming pool access from our private balcony but please be aware not to leave the balcany door open during the day cos mosquitos do fly in! We left ours open from 9am til around 4pm, we ended up got bitten real bad but that was not the hotel fault. :)

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mbducati
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West Midlands
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2010

Stayed in the Grand Pacific Sovereign for four nights after being stranded in Thailand due to Volcanic ash and the troubles in Bangkok.
The hotel was deffinately five star standard. Rooms very spacious with an oversized bathroom complete with seperate bath and shower unit, seperate dressing room and large fully equipt bedroom along with a day bed.
Staff went out of their way to make sure everything was ok.
Breakfast was fantastic, something for everyone including food we would eat for an evening meal ie chop suey, rice, noodle dishes etc.
Food prices not too bad, we tried the Italian restaurant and the pizza was excellent.
Three swimming pools all elegant with fountains and not crowded.
The hotel is a little remote, but don't be put off walking out on a night there are plenty of bars and restaurants about 20 minutes walk away.
Overall great stay and would love to return.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gl0beTr0tter1965
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India
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2010

located in CHA AM which is a locals beach before HUA HIN, this is one of the most beautiful hotels in CHA AM. The seaside view rooms, you can wake up the the most beautiful sight of the ocean and the Sun Rise. Rooms are extremely spacious and have all amenities needed. Hotel has 2 beautiful infinity pools and a private beach (private beach is necessary because on weekends the public beach is too crowded and noisy to use).
Hotel has a private tuk tuk to ferry you around. Has a couple of restaurants, gym and other great amenities. Must stay if you at CHA AM.

  • Stayed January 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pm123
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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2010

We stayed here one night while travelling south. It was a public holiday so Hua Hin seemed to be fully booked out so we resorted to Wotif and got the place for 2,040 baht a night instead of the listed 10,000. (I wouldn't pay 10,000 - maybe up to 5,000)

It's located by itself in Cha Am and is hard to get to if transfers are not already set up, but the hotel itself is definitely lovely. We were upgraded to pool size rooms and amazed at how big they were, the large tub bath, the huge rain shower, the day bed overlooking the pool, pillow menus etc.

The pool is large and has a central area shaped much like a deck chair for reclining which is FANTASTIC. It's across the road from the sea, but to call it the beach is a little bit of a stretch. It's more like where the sea meets a stone wall but is still pretty and there is deck chairs overlooking the water.

We ate down the road at a little place called Style Rim Le which is maybe 5-10 minutes walk to the left. Our budgets didn't really allow for 5star Restaurants in the Hotel, and this place was about 50 baht a meal, food was served fresh and hot and great service.

It was a pretty good stay, the only fly in the ointment was when we arranged to leave, the Duty Manager told us we couldn't get a taxi as were too far out of town. He got a friend to take us to Hua Hin Train Station for 700 baht (25 mins away) who then stopped 10 minutes out of town and tried to force us with virtually no English to hire him for the whole day. He very nearly made us miss the train as he wouldn't get back in the car, and kept ringing people on his phone. We felt very vulnerable and "had" as we were in the middle of nowhere and had to yell and almost physically force the guy to drive us to where was already arranged. I'm disappointed that's the type of service a 5star hotel would arrange and that when we rang to complain they couldn't see the problem and didn't apologise

The only reason I wouldn't recommend it to a friend is I'm sure they could get something similar but in a better location the transfer issue was quite upsetting. It is a lovely hotel.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Grand Pacific Sovereign Resort & Spa
Address: 334/1 Ruamjitt Road, Cha-am 76120, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phetchaburi Province > Cha-am
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Cha-am
#14 Luxury Hotel in Cha-am
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Grand Pacific Sovereign Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 224
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