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Hua Hin: Evason with private pool

2 weeks from 950 Eur for 2 persons in double room or 1.500 Eur in pool villa (delicious breakfast included)

The Six Senses resorts are the most environmentally friendly hotels we’ve ever visited. Almost everything is recycled (wood) which creates a very beautiful, romantic atmosphere. The Evason Hua Hin Resort & Spa consists of several 2-storey buildings and various villas. Everything is beautifully nature embedded, there are several places where you can relax, such as the sofa bed in the lotus pond, etc.

The Evason is separated by a small road from the beach. Since this is not paved, the drivers are forced to drive very slowly.
In the immediate neighborhood of the hotel there are a few local restaurants, bars, small souvenir shops and even a tailor. Trips, massages and taxi services are also being offered. Everything is much cheaper than in the hotel.
The transfer from the airport in Bangkok takes about 3-4 hours, depending on traffic.
To Hua Hin (the closest city) you drive about 30 minutes by taxi. We have paid 600,- baht (ca. 14,- Eur) to Hua Hin and back.
The only negative aspect is that the beach (in comparison to the Caribbean paradise) is not beautiful and located directly by the road. There are also flood and ebb. At high tide, then there is no beach anymore :)

The staff is extremely friendly! And even without a tip, because we have tipped them only on the previous day of our departure. All of them speak very good English, the accent is of course a bit strange. There was even a German employee at the reception. At the check-in we have received cold towels and a soft drink. We were suggested to book an upgrade to a larger villa, but after I saw “our” Villa I didn´t wanted to leave it anymore.
Our Butler showed us to our pool villa nr. 227.
The room is being cleaned 2 times a day so everything was super clean:
In the morning the blinds were open, the bed made, the mosquito net lifted, the sun beds prepared (the towels were put above a comfortable mattress), fresh water, etc.; in the evening, the blinds were lowered, the mosquito net left off, towels and mattress of sun beds put away, fresh water was provided, mosquito repellents lightened, etc.
We have received 2 times a day 4 bottles of 0.5l water each. The service is great! There is nothing that this hotel does not offer!
Shuttle bus, transfer, laundry, sports, medical, spa (with a lot of massages), child care (4 hours or 8 hours or even all night), Internet, Wireless etc.
We ordered ice every day and it was delivered directly to your room.
A glass cleaning service and watermelons are being offered by the pool.
Refreshing towels, fruits and water are at the guests disposal at the library, gym etc. Sometimes, the hotel management is organizing a meeting with all guests. Drinks and canapés are being offered complimentary on this occasion. As the hotel is committed to the environment, it is possible to involve yourself in different social responsibility activities such as tree planting etc.

The Evason offers:

-       The Restaurant where you can have breakfast in the morning. In the evening a buffet dinner is organized here.
- The Other Restaurant (Kieng Saw) which offeres mainly Thai food
- The Beach Restaurant with Italian cuisine
- The Bar offers daily tapas and cocktails from all over the world
- Wine Cellar
At breakfast you can find EVERYTHING (eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, soup, rice, sushi, sausages, potatoes, gravy, fruit, dried fruit, salad, various types of butter, more than 10 jams, peanut butter, Nutella, honey, a rich bread offer , sweets, etc.)
On all prices 7% VAT and 10% service charge are being added, so that an extra tip is of course welcome but not expected. Outside of the hotel everything is much cheaper, we paid for a dinner outside the hotel just 1/5 of the price that we spent for a dinner at Evason. Small example: A Coke costs at the Evason 106, – Baht (= 2.5 Eur including all taxes / fees) and at the restaurant next door you need to pay only 15 to 20, – Baht (=0.35 Eur).
But atmosphere and service are then at least also 1/5 less impressive than in the Evason. Therefore, in my opinion, both options are worth to be tried out! Best thing to do is to dine during the first 2 evenings both in as well as outside of the hotel, then you can decide yourself what suits you better for the remaining holidays for.

The Evason has a very large swimming pool including a children’s pool, tennis, fitness, water sports (sailing, water skiing, canoeing, etc.), bike rentals, hotel shop (where you can buy souvenirs, Spa-products and various odds and ends), free Internet access, child care and various activities such as Tai Chi, meditation, yoga, drawing / painting, etc. The complimentary (=free of charge) one-hour trip to the neighboring market should not be missed – you go there by bike.

We had the pool villa No. 227 and I really loved it! The villa has: a double bed with mosquito net, double bed, air conditioning, fan, minibar, coffeemaker, safe, TV, CD/MP3 phone (in the bathroom :-) ), hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers, mirror, (too) many towels, scent sticks, cosmetics (shower gel, body lotion, shampoo, after sun shampoo, after sun conditioner, mosquito protection, Aloe Vera, shower cap, etc.), 2 sinks, 2 outdoor showers, outdoor jacuzzi, a small lotus pond, private pool, 2 sun loungers, outdoor sofa, etc . There is even a pillow menu from which you choose the most suitable pillow can. We have order almost daily new music CDs to our Butler who´s main task was to make our stay as pleasant as possible.

Mobile phone costs are expensive, but thanks to the free Internet access, we have not used the phone very often. Thanks God, we didn´t need the resort doctor during our stay. We traveled to Thailand in the second half of April and it has rained two times, but not until late afternoon when the sun was already gone anyway. Daily there were around 36 degrees, so it was extremely hot, but when you lie lazy by the pool all day it´s really no problem – you can dive into the pool if it´s getting too hot. Since April is considered the end of the season, we have probably caught a great value for money:) For our Pool Villa I would in any case have been willing to pay more! As a recommendation, I can say is that everything is much cheaper if you buy it outside the hotel (from the food up for the trips), but it would be a pity not to make use of the hotel facilities (especially food and massages). By the way: We had no animals or insects in the room, only in the garden we have now and again seen a gecko, who disappeared immediately at my slightest movement. THE HOTEL IS REALLY GREAT! You should visit the hotel web page.

There you can have a 360-degree view on each room and choose your most appropriate accommodation type.

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