Accommodation rating: Superior
The Asara Villa & Suite is located 2 hours from Bangkok in the seaside town of Hua Hin. Set in manicured tropical gardens overlooking the gulf of Thailand, the hotel has been built in the traditional style of Hua Hin's beach cottages. There are 52 villas featuring a separate bedroom and living room with high ceilings, satellite television, DVD player, mini bar, indoor and outdoor rain shower, plunge pool and either a balcony or terrace. The ground floor terraces look out over the gardens while the balconies provide sea views. Surrounded by lush gardens, the secluded Presidential Villa fronts its own private beach complete with floating day bed, with three separate pavilions comprising of bedroom, family and open air living areas. There is also a jacuzzi and private steam sauna.
The hotel has 3 signature restaurants: the beachfront Kampu by Design, serving dishes from the chef's daily menu from its beachfront location along with the Asara champagne breakfast; Kampu by Choice, a speciality bar and grill where guests request their own menus and cooking styles; and Asara Thai Bistro swerving lighter fare. Other facilities include tropical lagoons and swimming areas, fully fitted gym, library and a spa offering a wide range of treatments from massages to steam baths. There are also varied daily activities such as Yoga and Thai cooking classes as well as fruit carving and massage lessons.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.