Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin - The Bold & Beautiful

With a prime position overlooking the Cicada Night Market, Hua Hin railway and to the sea beyond, as well as the latest attraction of Vana Nava Water Park, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin is a design style establishment that has more than what an ordinary Holiday Inn’s chain of hotel standard would have to wow you from top to bottom. mylifestylenews writes.

Never in our travels did we expect to be wowed by a Holiday Inn experience, not only for its slick and fun-filled design concept that will certainly impress and inspire you upon your arrival. With the first impression for this newly opened property in Hua Hin four months ago and this being the first Holiday Inn water park resort in Asia, every check-in guest is invited for a complimentary access to the next door Vana Nava Water Park for an outdoor diversion for a few thrills and spills. While quite compact in size, there is enough to please all tastes and thrill seekers.

Beside the hotel’s stylish roof top infinity swimming pool, with such an added value to your stay by enjoying it’s many facilities in addition to what lies within the hotel, this is a well-designed staycation plan for a perfect getaway, not only for families but also leisure travelers alike.

The arrival entrance is a very resort style welcome, with a wide open lobby space and open-plan sitting, which is purely used for transportation arrival and departure points.

From here you are swiftly taken to the main hotel lobby on the 8th floor and this is the moment you realise you are not in a typical Holiday Inn hotel or resort, the spacious high ceiling is arty and draws ample natural light from the sea and creates a very cozy and friendly ambience.

From the arrival and right throughout the hotel, the design reference is fishing and with an ocean theme motif, even the signage is actually in the shape of fish, which is absolutely delightful and very playful.

Artistic and voluminous fish net installations hang up high on the ceiling contrasting the contemporary painting and vivid blue lounge chairs and natural artistic wood benches strike your eyes, let alone being incomparable to many other supposed 5-star design hotels.

An aerial view of the Vana Nava Water Park from the hotel.

At every step, the staff are so warm and attentive. After a speedy and efficient check in process, we were escorted to our room. Bright and bold design elements are seen everywhere along the hallway leading to the rooms. Our Ocean View room comes with oodles of space, a great balcony with a superb sea-facing view and an ‘open’ bathroom that can be closed with a sliding ‘window’ door panel (a smart design touch).

The room has pops of colours, from the blue/green fish scale tiles on the bathroom wall, to the bedside fire red wire caged torch lamps and the similarly designed large corner standing lamp. The devil is in the details, as they say, and the unusually shaped floor rug juxtaposes the entire slick and modern larger than life concept, harmonizing the mood and for not a moment you would think that you are in a Holiday Inn. There is no way you would relate any of the bold interior design elements from the predictable Holiday Inn standard. A truly stand out décor and with a big WOW factor.

Another hallmark of the brand is to keep things simple with the 300+ rooms and suites, so there is not too much of any one thing and you have so much space in which to spread oneself out to completely relax and get into the holiday mode quickly.

The 36-metre infinity pool on the 26th floor is another highlight of the hotel that offers jaw-dropping views over Hua Hin and has a swim-up pool bar. It is incredibly spacious and the pool seating surrounds thoughtfully designed to maximize the views, which was simply beyond our expectations.

The rooftop infinity pool with a stunning view of Hua Hin

Modern silhouette architecture design with a mesmerizing sea view

When the night falls, swing your mood to the Vana Nava Sky Bar on the rooftop, another outstanding feature offering stylish interior design, sensational views and a great beverage list. The Sky Deck with its unique glass floor that sees right through the ground level can hold up to 100 people for any private functions and event.

Breakfast served in Plamong is an enlivening experience for the same reason that boasts an array of Thai and international standard spread. With pops of colour in the design and a huge double height ceiling to create such a light and airy space in which to kick start your day. We couldn’t fault the variety and quality of food, from the sweetest tropical fruits to the tastiest local Thai noodles.

The dining room was packed yet the service staff never hesitated to smile and meet all your requests. Service is definitely a plus point here.

Hearty buffet breakfast serves at Plamong with great selection of local and international spread.

Beside the generous humble hospitality from its staff with a warm welcome awaiting every guest, the Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin’s heartfelt hospitality makes every moment memorable, which is what a true Holiday Inn should be. The hotel is certainly set to be one of the best family leisure destination resorts in the region and should be and we wish many other hotels would take a leaf out of this Holiday Inn design book!

Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 5/5
Room Amenities: 4/5
Food & Beverages: 4.5/5
Housekeeping: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
Experience: 5/5


 129/129 Petchkasem Road
Tambon Nong Kae, Amphoe Hua Hin,
Chang Wat Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
Tel+ 66 32 809 999

Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated.

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