The Banyan Resort is a modern villa complex with many interesting and innovative design features. The Villas are large and spacious and maintained (and cleaned) to a very high standard. We opted for a villa with a private pool but their alternative shared pool and private Jacuzzi option would probably suit a family better. Throughout the resort are long narrow swimming pools (of 1.3m depth throughout) with weirs that make for a very pleasing feature; great for children that are competent swimmers and excellent areas for length swimming too. A children's pool is also available.
The resort is located about 10 mins south of Hua Hin by taxi and less than 5 mins from Takiab Beach and is set in a very picturesque place. We liked being out of the centre of Hua Hin and taxi/tuk tuk costs are reasonable (150 Baht). The resort offers free shuttle bus services to Hua Hin and the beach, though the times were not always convenient for us.
Although a resort style complex service standards were generally very good and any request was attended to very quickly. Golf carts are available to transfer you quickly to and from reception, though nowhere is too far to walk.
Breakfast exceeded our expectations and though there was little variation in the items the food was all of high quality and presented well. The place is very busy at weekends when weekenders from Bangkok descend and it can get quite busy at breakfast, though there is a very good covered outside patio available.
The gardens are immaculate throughout. The golf club, bar and restaurant are worth a visit (free 15min shuttle to/from reception) and are worth a visit early evening, though some drink prices (wine in particular) are high.
Overall, we would have no hesitation in recommending the Banyan Resort and Hua Hin to a family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resort, retreat, rewards. Banyan The Resort is located minutes from the centre of Hua Hin town and is the ideal holiday destination for families, couples and golfers. It is the preferred resort at weekends by residents living in Bangkok and nearby cities. The Resort has been voted amongst being one of the best golf resorts in South East Asia. Set in a beautiful landscaped environment and complimented by world-class facilities, the idyllic resort comprises of luxurious two and one bedroom villas, tropical gardens, infinite swimming pools, recreation, spa, fitness and 5 star dining venues serving Thai and International cuisine. The Resort offers golfers a courtesy shuttle service to the golf club and offers preferred rates to play the course. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Banyan Resort And Golf
- Banyan Resort & Golf Hotel Hua Hin