This hotel has it all. I really don`t know where to start, but I have seen a lot of hotels during both my travel around on my holidays, and for sure more than most people in my work life. This hotel has become one of my top two hotels visited ever.
The reason for this is many, but first of all, the hotel is so nicely located on top of a hill, just five min by tuk tuk from the busy Patong beach area. It is a quiet hidaway! The hotel is only one and a half year old, and I actually stayed at this hotel in August last year when it was newly opened. I have a rule on my holidays to not visit a hotel twice, but this year I had to break the rule, just because of what a great property this is for a perfect holiday when in Patong.
The design of the hotel is so nicely done, and with spectacular sea view from our room. Stayed in the same building this year as last year. It is the Avista Club rooms that are in a quiet area of the hotel, with a pool that are not allowed for children, that is so great, since they have two other pools on the site to choose from. This is a great example for other hotel to do the same, since a lot of people don't travel with children and just want a quiet holiday - that`s what you are getting when you are choosing a Club rom at this hotel.
The rooms are just really great, with a large balcony facing the sea (at least most of them) A great room with a bed that are not like other beds slept in during this trip - they are really comfortable and with bed linens you just dream about - soft, cool and off course clean. There is a huge bathroom in the hotel room that offers a bathtub and a separate shower. All nicely decorated - a huge plus for light enough by the mirror :-)
The hotel offers of course "turn down" service during the evening, that is a little extra that I really enjoys.
Food - the hotel holds two restaurant, the main restaurant is located by the main pool a little away from the Club rooms. I have to mention that the hotel is built in a slope, so there is a lot of stairs around the whole property so if you don`t like walking the stairs this is not a hotel for you, but see it as a exercise after having all the delicious food that are served - you are going to need it ;-) As I said the main restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inside or outside on a nicely decorated balcony in what I would call a little colony style. Such a nice place to eat.
The other restaurant is on the roof of the main building, and I will just add a link to my review at this visit here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g297930-d6208374-r221458130-Sizzle_at_Avista_Hideaway_Resort_Spa_Phuket-Patong_Kathu_Phuket.html#REVIEWS
There are tree pool bars around the property that offers drinks, and food all day when you are relaxing by any of the pools, so you don`t need to walk anywhere to get something to eat or drink, that is really great when enjoying you holidays.
I have to note that I have seen people bringing their own drinks and asking for glasses and ice cubes from the bar just to mix their own drinks by the sunbeds. I just think this is so rude to the hotel, and really a lack of respect to the people who works here and are trying to do their best to make you comfortable, and I really hope that the hotel in the future will not allow this from their guests. If you can not afford to by from the hotel bar or the restaurant you should probably stay another place so that the people that really appreciate this fantastic hotel can enjoy it the way it should be enjoyed.
What is worth mentioning is that if you have some issues, small or big, the hotel really makes an effort to solve them, so just don`t hesitate to tell them, they will fix it, I promise.
The staff - there is a lot of people to thank, and I cant name them all, but thank you all for making our second stay at this hotel such a great experience. But i have to mention some of the staff. Tim - the head chef - again, thank you for creating all that lovely food - you know I am grateful :-) And Chutiwan (I don't know if it is correct spelled so sorry for that,) but you are always welcoming with a huge smile at breakfast or whenever you are present.
Robert at the front desk. You are really one of a kind. Thank you again for meeting us in the car with cold cloths and fresh water from the previous hotel that we stayed in, that is memorable, and thank you for always doing your job with a smile, you have what we in our hotel company has as a motto - energy, courage and enthusiasm. A service attitude that is way beyond expectations.
And at least, Monhich, thank you for running this fantastic resort, take good care of your fantastic staff.
I am adding some photos, but, it is not actually necessary since the hotel`s hompage pictures really don`t lie :-)
- 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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