We have just returned from 10 days at Aleenta, a boutique hotel with a capacity of around 75 people. As it was so small we felt we got to know the staff very well and they couldnt help us enough. They even taught us a bit of Thai! The food was outstanding and we looked forward to the 6 oclock snack and our evening meal everyday.
We stayed in the Chaba Villa which was beautiful. This is situated next to the Thai Prince's house and lots of very famous people have stayed in this villa such as David and Victoria Beckham and Ryan Gosling. That shows how luxurious and exclusive this hotel is. In our garden we had a sala (a day bed). It looked out onto the white sands of Pranburi and the lovely warm shimmering sea (the sea was actually warmer than the hotel pool!). We also had a private pool which was great for when the weather got very hot. James was an excellent manager who we sat and chatted to everyday. He was very informative and we learnt more about the Thai culture with him than if we were on a paid guided tour. He made our holiday special with a few extra touches eg. leaving rubber rings in the room for our children to use in the pool and biscuits left in our room on arrival. The staff gave us about 12 bottles of water a day in our room so we didnt have to worry about buying lots of things. However if we did want to buy anything there are about 3 small shops on the same road as the hotel and there is even a Tescos in the nearby village which is a short cycle away. The hotel lent us bicycles for the whole holiday so we cycled everyday. Nearby there is a beautiful temple which is lit up in the evening and a little fishing harbour (the hotel give you a map to show you what there is to see).
One night we (2 adults and 2 children) had a candlelit dinner on the tranquil beach. It was a set menu which was really tasty. We had a pork and mango salad for starter, a Thai coconut and chicken soup, steamed sea bass with stir fried vegetables and soy sauce for main course and a thai cake. We would certainly recommend this as it is such a special and memorable occasion.
We stayed in the frangipani wing which is the family wing. The hotel and the staff are very good with children and they offered to change the menu to make it suitable for them. This wing is about 200m from the main bit of the hotel (the hotel is on 2 campuses) and it is a pleasant walk. But if you dont want to walk there is a Tuk Tuk service which is completely free. As soon as we walked out of the hotel there was one waiting for us; great service.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone and we hope to come back within a year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Pranburi is the original award winning boutique luxury resort upon which Aleenta started. This special boutique luxury resort and spa features 25 unique residences, most with private pool. Each suite is located within mere footsteps of the beach and offer commanding views over the stunning sea views over the Gulf of Thailand. Situated on the pristine and golden sand stretch of Pak Nampran Bay, Aleenta Hua Hin Resort is a comfortable 2.5 hour drive south of Bangkok. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aleenta Resort Pranburi Hotel Hua Hin
- Aleenta Resort Hua Hin
- Aleenta Hotel Hua Hin