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1. Overall score ( 8 of 10). Rural based low rise thatched roof villas in the back, traditional rooms located in beachfront buildings.
2. Location: 9 of 10. Out of walking distance to anywhere but the beach. Best way is to come with your car or transfer here. Absolute beach frontline.
3. Reception, check-in and check out: 9of10. Staff well trained, friendly and speak sufficient English.
4. Food outlets and Room service. Breakfast 7of10, it is a set menu. Food&B price range $$$ (moderate)
5. Territory and facilities. Located in a lush tropical garden, adjacent to private villas. It is a bit dark at night, must use torch-light if you walk the walkways. There is a small outdoor infinity pool for the residents with beautiful views opening.
6. Rooms are spacious enough, sound isolation allows the bird singing to be heard all day long. Water sanitation equipment is a bit dated. Room amenities are ok, sufficient amount of bottled water provided.
7. Suitable for romantic couples, honeymoon, Individual travelers. Not much suitable to stay with small kids.
8. Value for money 9 of 10.
9. Life hacks.
*there is a separate desert menu at breakfast and coconut mousse and carrot cake are worth a try if you like sweets.
** If go swimming in sea, beware of jellyfish and wear a wetsuit.
Small boutique resort with rustic theme, nestled at the tip of Sam Roi Yot beach about an hour south of Hua Hin. Difficult to find without Googlemaps. Accomodations are all in raised houses with thatched roofs over mini-rice fields. Bathroom is located outside the bedroom. I've heard of this resort for a while, so when finally I arrived it was smaller and more rustic than I thought. Dining/breakfast area is very small, consists of not more than 10 tables. There is a tiny rooftop pool, we could see salt crystals along the pool floor. I asked the staff what they were and he replied "chlorine"!
The beach in front of the resort slopes gently down, so you can walk out 50m into the sea and its still only waist-deep. The sand is quite coarse. We arrived on a Friday, everything was quiet and we had the entire beach to ourselves.
This hotel is located any from tourist areas. It is well decorated and provides everything that travelers need. Staying in one of the only three cottages on the beach front is quite relaxing and very comfortable. The atmosphere makes you close to the nature again. Afternoon tea is Good-quality breakfast is served with service-minded staffs and made to your orders. Staffs are very nice and helpful. Small swimming pool is good enough for dipping yourself, but we do prefer the large bath tub in the open space in the bedroom.
Having a car to drive around especially to have nice sea foods in the neighborhood is strongly advised.
Went there for 3 days 2 nights as my weekend getaway BD trip. Stayed in Bai Magrood beach house (the first one of all 3). Loved the house. Comfy and chill. Not much privacy as it was the first house in a row so everyone had to walk past us. But anyway we had a great time staying there. And the outdoor bathtub feature was pretty awesome.
The area was quiet, no other resorts in the same beach at all. Only local fishermen passing by on their boats. Really good for taking a break from city life. The beach was not so nice so we went for the small pool upstairs. There was no one using the pool at all when we were there so it was all for us.
The food was good. A bit pricey but the ingredients were of good quality and tasty. We also tried the afternoon tea set out of my curiosity and it turned out to be ok. The scones and cheesecake were pretty good but the rest was so-so.
The staff were nice. A bit limited in English but they were all seemed friendly and happy to help.
Came back to Bangkok fully recharged. Will definitely go back again but this time will try to get the last house.
The location is superb and first impressions were very good. However, what is on the whole, a generally good place falls shorts of very good or even outstanding. Firstly the restaurant is extremely expensive and although you do expect some fine dinning we were a bit dismayed with a 300baht prawn dish with 3 small prawns. The restaurant does not have a vegetarian option either which would of been nice.
Breakfast was good but we kept having to order this an item at a time. For example 2 pieces of toast is 2 orders, and I kept having to ask for coffee. A buffet would have been much better!!
The huts are great and cleaned everyday however we found the mattress very uncomfortable and didn't sleep well because of it. Also the frogs make a big racket which of course cannot be helped.
Would we return? Maybe but probably not. The best thing about La a Natu is the location and the swimming pool.