First of all we will let you know, that we have booked the hotel in October 2012 although it wasn´t finished. They supposed to open the Avista Hidden Resort and Spa at Christmas 2012 and promised they would be ready with all for their guests.
We came from Khao Lak per taxi and the taxi driver, was not familiar with all hotels in Patong he did not find the address neither, because in the surrounding of neverless 5 km there is no sign or advertising presented to offer the way.
Later we heard from other hotel guests that their taxi drivers from the airport had the same problems, too.
For those, who will go at Avista Hideaway, tell the driver Tri Tong Beach near Merlin Hotel.
The welcome in the Avista Hideway was very kind and warm. They offered us towels and fresh Ice tea as welcome dinks and asked us what kind of tea, mattress, pillow etc. we would like prefer?
But this was only an evaluation sheet – and took unfortunately no influence to the interior of the rooms.
The set up of the Hotel is very nice. They offer 2 very nice swimming pools. The whole architecture of the Hotel is very modern. The hotel is far away enough from the nightlife and on the other hand near enough to join the Patong scene.
It is built into a mountain – so you have to be in very good condition to get from your room to the Lobby, Restaurant, Bar and Pools i.e.
The 2 elevators are confusing like the numbering of the rooms, too.
I.e. you will find at the same floor 300 and 400 numbered rooms.
Although they have two elevators you have to walk many steps – nothing for handicapped people or if you have to handle trolleys for kids etc.
Restaurant we did not try – But don´t miss to have a sun downer at the bar to enjoy a wonderful sunset. Breakfast is very good – home baked bread, fresh juices, warm soups, fried vegetables .... you want miss anything.
They told us that their own Hotel beach is under construction and offered a taxi service free of charge to Patong frequently a day.
We will give you the advice to make an in time reservation for this service. It happened to us, that the return taxi was overbooked. It was not possible to offer a second car. That does not fit to a 4 + Star hotel.
All rooms are offered with very noisy air conditions – Unacceptable in all levels – so we decided to switch off the system during the nights. But they neither have mosquito screens. Sleeping with open window was not possible neither because of mosquito attacking.
We would not recommend this hotel because of the personnel situation at he front desk. They need to be trained to offer a service of a 4 + Star hotel – exception is our wonderful Ellen. She offered a very good service and was able to speak and understand English very well.
Extra tipp – to avoid the high taxi charges of the hotel – take a taxi what is waiting in front of the hotel. You will save 150 – 250 Baht per ride!
C & K 49 and 51 years old
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa, PhuketParadise in Phuket with Fresh Perspectives on the Perfect Tropical EscapeAs a discerning traveller, you understand that there are two sides to every story. Our view is, why limit yourself to a single point of view? Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa offers two equally mesmerising panoramas from its perch upon a steep green peak in southern Phuket.Ensconced in your lavish, luxuriously appointed guest room, Jacuzzi Duplex or the very private pool suite, we assure you of complete privacy. One of the vistas brings you back to nature as you gaze over a sea of trees to the calm of Tri Trang Beach; a contemplative outlook, pristine, green, serene. A contrasting view, due north is an expansive Andaman seascape, azure by day, glittering party strip by night, awash with the possibilities of paradise.This is luxury from a new angle. Naturally, you will find the expected amenities and cosseted comforts one expects from the ultra luxe tropical escapes: a private beach club, indulgent spa and dining adventures, 24-hour butler and seamless service. ... more less
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