Rest Detail Hotel Hua Hin is one of those hotels many local Expats in Hua Hin are not familiar with for some reason, but the hotel is very popular with foreign guests and Bangkokians. The hotel is located on Soi 19 very close to 19 Rai and is one of those undiscovered gems everyone should check out. The hotel is very chic with an eclectic décor. I recently snapped a photo of Rest Detail’s pool restaurant overlooking the pool and the sea and placed it on my personal Facebook page only to receive tons of comments such as: “Beautiful! Where is it?” I told you, this place is very nice.
The Hotel has a spa called Restfully Yours which goes in very much the same theme as the hotel with a décor that harps back to those old colonial Hua Hin white wooden houses with nice splashes of color to make it a “modern meets colonial” style. I have visited this Spa before and it has been one of my top choices in this area for a long time, for their ingenuity in Spa treatments but also on their top-notch Spa service.
The Spa itself is located adjacent to the lobby with all the mod cons you would expect from a chic Spa. The treatments start with refreshments and a consultation for your needs. The treatment chosen for me at this point is the Rest Detail Signature treatment called Healing of the Ocean (90 minutes). I was secretly pleased as I had heard of this treatment but had actually never encountered the chance to try it myself. The description of the treatment is a “body customized massage using self-heating Lava Shells to unlock the knots in your muscle groups”. I was looking forward to this as I have never done a treatment using sea shells.
Before the treatment you check into your own private treatment en-suite, with a to-die-for shower room with enough warm water to freshen you up before the treatment. I will never quite like my own pathetic water heater or water pressure after this. The extra touches are their own in-house products available for use before the treatment such as shower gels, shampoos and the like. Also it’s all marble white with fluffy towels, making it even more luxurious.
Although the procedure is different from others I have seen, you may be slightly familiar with some parts of the treatment as it resembles a hot stone massage, but in Rest Detail they use Lava Shells to do the same trick. The Shells are (for those not familiar with Lava Shells) the size of a palm and I don’t think they are found on the shores of Hua Hin.
These are warmed and applied to the body with an oil of your choosing. The treatment has many benefits such as decreasing muscle tension and providing a general feeling of relaxation.
The treatment is a complete bliss, for 90 minutes your entire body is gently massaged with the shells and the therapist’s hands. The shells are smooth on the skin, even more so than the hot stones I have tried. Due to the heat that they contain, the muscles are gently nudged into relaxing and unknotting. With this kind of treatment it was clear that after 30 minutes or so I was in deep sleep and might have snored as usual. The treatment ending is something I cannot remember much, except for being told not to wash off the oil immediately, as it is beneficial for the skin. I left looking like a fully basted steak but feeling very sleepy, relaxed and pampered.
I have to start by saying that this is one of the few amazing relatively undiscovered Boutique hotels in Hua Hin. I highly recommend a visit if not for anything else but to have a coffee and to take in the Ocean and the very cool design and décor. As for the Spa, the treatment I tried is a rare indulgence for those who like to experiment new things and be exposed to the quality of service and the understated luxury that follows it through. Check out Rest Detail Hotel Hua Hin and Restfully Yours and make sure you bring your camera for the ambiance pictures, you will not regret it!
Rest Detail Hotel Hua Hin,
19/119 Soi Hua Hin 19, Hua Hin
Tel No: 032 547 733