One of Southeast Asia's most romantic hotels, this luxurious resort offers charming colonial-era architecture dating back to 1923, as well as refined service and world-class facilities. The elegance of a bygone era is carefully retained in this fascinating low-rise hotel, which features a unique topiary with meticulously sculpted elephants, squirrels and birds on 16 hectares of land with the beach. The open-air lobby and museum café are designed to take advantage of the sea breezes. Meanwhile, high ceilings, period furniture and elegant detailing blend to create a hotel of unsurpassed luxury. Comprising a total of 249 guest rooms and suites, the establishment features 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe and currency exchange facilities. Additional on-site facilities include a hairdressing salon, a games room, a children's playground, a kids' club, as well as dining options such as a bar, pub and a restaurant. Conference facilities, WLAN Internet access and room and laundry services are provided, and guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the nearby car park. Meanwhile, those looking to explore the local surroundings can hire bikes from reception.Rich Thai silks, hand-woven cottons and teakwood are lavishly used in the guest rooms and suites. The resort's bathrooms are finished with marble and wood detailing and come with a shower, bath and hairdryer. There are also 42 luxurious private spa and pool villas available, which offer exclusive romantic getaways or family holidays with a difference in the premium oversized villas. Designed in a New England colonial style, every villa affords luxurious and extensive facilities and amenities complemented by impeccable service. Standard facilities include double or king-size beds, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, a safe, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and a balcony or terrace.