Just a couple of hours from Bangkok, popular getaway destination Hua Hin is a place where complexity meets serenity. Despite a great number of boutique hotels with unique settings and upscale accommodation, Putahracsa Hua Hin distinctly stands out amongst its kind.
Located on Naeb Kehardt Road, the attractive Putahracsa remains blissfully veiled from the heart of the city, uniting nature’s tranquillity with a low-key cosmopolitanism, a pleasant combination of the natural and the modern, reflecting the charm of Hua Hin itself. Here, the buildings are painted white, complemented by an earthy colour scheme in different shades of brown, from maroon to tawny to fudge and cocoa, giving the whole aesthetic a warm feeling.
Behind Putahracsa’s quaint Ob Oon bakery and Diaries shop—worth a trip even for outsiders who want to pick up beach dresses, swimsuits, bedding, scented oils, and more—comes an open-air reception distinguished by a koi pond and cool brick wall. There are 67 rooms, split into two categories and built across the road from one another: Resort Side and Ocean Side. Among the choices on the Resort Side, the Silksand room stands out. Beautifully appointed and big enough to swing a cat but not enough to play Twister, the Silksand comes with all the amenities one can expect in an upscale boutique. More distinctly, the room is only few steps from one of resort’s three swimming pools. The ground floor rooms feature terraces while rooms above offer views of the pool and gardens.
For a more luxurious stay, the resort side offers deluxe rooms incorporating natural tones and a suburban design: Silksand Deluxe and Sansky. The semi-detached structures come with exclusive access to a courtyard with a private pool. On the other side of the road are the Oceanbed Villas, which would be perfect for travelling families. The villas are shaded by tropical trees, just a couple of steps from Hua Hin’s silvery sea. Each villa includes “private horizon” ozone pools and Jacuzzis, perfect for romance or simply unwinding.
Apart from the palatial buildings, the food is quite nice, too. The Oceanside Beach Club & Restaurant dining experience is elevated by contemporary décor and chilled-out atmosphere. Think: open spaces, incredible sea views, and improvised jazz. The menu is filled with fresh and fine seafood. Top choices include fried prawns with red curry paste (a traditional Thai recipe) and the hot, sour, and spicy tom yum goong, a favourite taste for foreigners. For Thais? Maybe. Stronger tastes of the sea come through in the tuna tartare with fresh seaweed and grilled rock lobster. There’s also a big platter of assorted sweet treats, featuring nibbles of fruit tarts and chocolates and more, or go for a bite of the smooth and rich mousse cake.
Breakfast happens at Sala Monsoon, with an array of international dishes, incorporating a healthy salad bar, a live cooking station, and even Thai street food. The rainbow of colourful juices in hipster-style bottles whet appetites before meals begin. A bountiful breakfast buffet provides basically everything you can think, from pancakes, omelettes, scrambled eggs, and crispy bacon to cold and hot cereals, smoked salmon, breads, salad, and fresh-baked pastries.
It’s been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Putahracsa Hua Hin is undoubtedly beautiful for the eye of every beholder.
Putahracsa Hua Hin
22/65 Naeb Kehardt Rd, Hua Hin
Tel: 0 3253 1470