Sofitel Central Hua-Hin is one of Accor Asia Pacific's most luxurious Thailand properties. As Thailand's first beach resort hotel, opened in 1923, and possibly Asia's oldest resort hotel, this superb property offers the best of the past harmoniously blended with every modern facility and impeccable service. Set amidst 16 hectares of lush private gardens and along an extensive beach frontage, the hotel is at the town
centre, just a stroll away from the exciting night market or the royal summer palace.
Opened as the Railway Hotel in a resort once famous as a royal summer retreat, it has retained all the charms of the original colonial-style architecture, including its own museum.
The historic hotel has one of the highest ratios of space to guests, when considering the hotel only has 154 rooms. Crystal chandeliers, antique teak, rich marble and exotic flowers welcome guests to the hotel's lobby. On arrival, guests are surrounded by tropical gardens with animal-shaped trees, lush bushes and flowered walkways. The superb guest rooms and suites reflect the elegance of a bygone era furnished with a variety of rich Thai silks and cottons, teak, and antique fans.
All rooms have terraces overlooking the sea and gardens. In recognition of the efforts in preserving its more than 70 years of history the hotel was awarded the "Outstanding Conservation Award for historic Thai buildings" from the Architects Association of Thailand. The Edwardian-style Elephant Bar was featured in an October 1995 Newsweek magazine listing of "The World's Best Bars". Movies like The Killing Fields and The Quest have been shot at the hotel.
The excellent recreation facilities include five swimming pools (two for children, and one with underwater music), two floodlit tennis courts, children's playground, water sports, bicycles, table tennis, snooker, two putting greens, croquet, boccia, giant chess, massage, badminton and volleyball. All land-based outdoor sports activities are free to guests. Only minutes away are five 18-hole, par-72 golf courses. Hotel Sofitel Central Hua-Hin is also ideal for seminars, incentives, and private functions complete with all the latest state of the art technology and professional expertise. Garden events and parties are a speciality for up to 450 guests or there are six superb function rooms catering for a maximum of 250 guests.
There are ten remarkable restaurants and bars catering for the most discerning of tastes. Choose from French and Continental cuisine to a seafood extravaganza. There is an authentic Thai restaurant and, if you enjoy high tea, The Museum offers a delightful selection of fine teas, coffees and tempting pastries in a historical setting. The Palm Seafood Pavillion is the hotel's fine-dining restaurant, in a restored glass pavilion by the sea. The Railway Restaurant is an all-day dining brasserie, and is a replica of the town's railway station.
The Palm Terrace is a delightful venue for enjoying exquisite light meals and exotic cocktails adjoining the swimming pools. Couples can experience a romantic and traditional Thai wedding ceremony at the hotel. This memorable package includes flowers for both the bride
and groom, wedding cake, photographer, candle-lit champagne dinner, spectacular decorations for the ceremony and superb deluxe room accommodation. Picture yourself in a gorgeous Thai-style wedding gown, fireworks, and a ceremony with Buddhist monks. The hotel has a variety of elegant wedding venues that include the hotel's Museum and a Thai-style Pagoda by the sea. Guests can share in a number of unique cultural Thai experiences presented by the hotel's staff members.
The complimentary programme includes flower decoration, fruit and vegetable carving, a Thai language lesson, painting decoration, Thai cooking lessons, botanical walks or an ice-carving show just to name a few. Every day there is a different activity on the programme. Each of the staff involved in the cultural experience programme has trained and rehearsed in order to facilitate the courses. Hotel Sofitel Central Hua-Hin is located 190 kilometres south of Bangkok on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand. Regular flights, (only 25 minutes flying time), train services, coach transfers and limousine services are available between Bangkok and Hua Hin. Private transfers can be arranged straight from Bangkok airport.
Sofitel Central Hua-Hin Resort Hotel booking