We researched Black Lotus extensively and all reviews seemed to be of a very high standard however, we were not expecting it to be that good. Well I have to say that it was "That Good" and far exceeded our expectations. We arranged for the hotel to pick us up from the airport which was wonderful after such a long flight and would highly recommend this. After a great sleep we noticed that not very much sun came in around the pool and the hotel promptly moved us to another villa without hesitation. This was important to us as we came here just to relax by the pool, read and play scrabble as we had an exhausting year. The food was great and so reasonably priced and the cocktails were fabulous. We went into Hau Hin a few times and the hotel transport was great and sometimes we got a taxi back which was cheap. I would recommend going to the Cicada market which is all local handcrafts and a great food court. We only did one day trip that we booked with the hotel and went to Amphawa floating market and was a great day out. The guide who took us was just so good and made sure that we didn't miss anything. Overall, Black Lotus has to be the only place that you should stay, set in a pineapple plantation away from noise and yet so access able to everything and wonderful staff.
Favorite hotel in the world to date. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
There were, however, two small downsides. One was the location, the hotel is actually in Cha-am, not Hua Hin. So, you need to take the hotel shuttle van (50 baht each way) into town.
Two, the hotel is immense, and there's not a lot around it so forget about just walking off the grounds to look at things, do a little shopping, run errands, or grab a bite to eat.
On the beach in the Gulf of Thailand, this new resort is less than eight km (five miles) from The Summer Palace and golf …More
A very relaxing 4 night stay at the very nice Hotel de la Paix. The rooms are very big and boast an amazing shower that comes from the ceiling in the middle of the bathroom! The hotel staff excelled in every way... with superb customer service. Breakfasts were delicious and varied day by day, the BBQ buffet was fantastic value and the food was very tasty. I would recommend this hotel for couples wanting an 'away from it all' break. I would not recommend it to those wanting a more lively holiday due to the location of the hotel. On the downside it took 30 minutes by shuttle bus to get into Hua Hin - which isn't the prettiest place I have ever been in Thailand. We also could not swim in the sea due to the jelly fish. That said, we were happy to laze on our sunbeds and use the hotel pools :)
Veranda Resort & Spa is a wonderful hotel. Nice large rooms with furnished balcony where it is great to sit and relax in the afternoon. Privat beach with free sunbeds. Beach has a couple of nice small beachrestaurants where also massage is given. Big pool surrounded by sunbeds. About 20 min with taxi to Hua Hin. All in all great spot to stay and explore.
Very good hotel. We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights. The room is large and clean. We spent our 2 days in the pool!
Anyway, the hotel is far from the town. Took 30 mins to the town.
Overall, we enjoyed the time there.
The rooms require a little maintenance and updating, the whole villa looked like it was tired and in need of some care. Pools were not heated and too cold to enjoy. However, the overall resort was very relaxing and beautiful. We found the Thai food in the restaurant a little disappointing but the Western food top class. Service great.