InterContinental Hua Hin Resort
Hua Hin is not only a beach destination for overseas travellers but it’s proximity to Bangkok means this bustling resort town is a favourite for those wishing to escape the capital city. InterContinental Hua Hin Resort opened in 2009 and has been welcoming a variety of guests ever since to enjoy the prime beachfront location. Guests with access to Club InterContinental can enjoy a wide range of ‘extras’ to enhance their stay. We loved the flexibility when it came to breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails with canapés. These could be taken in the Club Lounge, in your room, at Azure Bar boasting ocean views or in the lobby. We were literally spoiled for choice!
The Vegan Food
Breakfast at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is served for all guests in ‘Pirom’ with tables both inside and outside in a variety of settings. There is an extensive buffet and everything is very well labelled. We love the system that InterContinental use for their breakfast buffets with individual signs on each offering. We enjoyed some fruit salad and a bowl of healthy couscous with vegetables before heading to Club InterContinental to continue our breakfast…
The buffet in Club InterContinental offers a much smaller buffet but there are also a la carte options. These included a clear soup with vegetables and tofu which was vegan and they happily prepared rice, vegetables and tofu upon request which was not on the menu. The soup was simple yet delicious, something we would certainly order again. Freshly squeezed orange juice and a double espresso were the perfect accompaniments to our vegan food.
We opted for canapés and cocktails in our room, we were assured that our selection of canapés would be vegan so we eagerly awaited their arrival. Right on cue at 5.30pm a tray of vegan food and an ice bucket full of vegan friendly Singha Beer were delivered. We enjoyed small dishes of fried rice, spicy tofu, stir fried vegetables and spring rolls. There was also a bowl of mixed nuts and a tropical fruit platter. Absolutely perfect and delivered to our room, who could ask for more?
We enjoyed dinner in ‘Pirom’, the Thai restaurant at InterContiental Hua Hin Resort. There were clearly marked vegetarian dishes on the menu but we ordered a couple of non-veg dishes and asked for them to be ‘veganised’. The chef prepared a divine Penang curry with tofu which was creamy and packed with flavours and heat from the chillies. Our other dish was a favourite of ours, pad se ew, or flat white rice noodles with soy sauce and vegetables, again chef added tofu upon request.
The Vegan Essentials
Bathroom amenities are the Verbena range from L’Occitane. The ingredients appeared to be free of animal derived ingredients but we are not sure, we do know that they do not test on animals. The bed has feather pillows and duvet but these can be changed upon request; you will be pleased to know there is an extensive pillow menu in the room including buckwheat and latex pillows amongst others.
The Vegan Food Quest Verdict
This is most certainly a resort and not a hotel, you feel like you’re on vacation from the moment you check in. We loved the large Club InterContinental room complete with bath tub and oversized balcony and the flexibility of the enhanced Club InterContinental offerings. If your IHG stays doesn’t get you upgraded to this level of room type then it would be well worth either paying to upgrade if available or booking a Club InterContinental room in advance.
We were guests of InterContinental Hua Hin Resort but please rest assured that their generosity in hosting us didn’t influence our views.
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort
33 Phet Kasem Rd
Hua Hin 77110
Telephone: +66 (0) 32 616999
Cost From: £190 / $250 (Feb 2019)