Stayed at Twin Sands for a week in early Nov 2013 in a studio apartment on 3rd floor of building B. Top quality fittings and appliances throughout. Free Wi-Fi in the room was surprisingly fast and reliable.
It was relaxing to sit on the balcony for the view and quiet, although I was staying in a room that overlooked the pool so noise from the swimmers was always there. But that was ok to hear people enjoying themselves. There was road noise from motorbikes going by but it was not very frequent. Could not hear any outside noise when I went inside the room and closed the door.
Downsides: the electricity went out for a couple of hours very early one morning, but from what I heard it is not unusual for the area. There is only restaurant (Blue Mango) onsite, and there are no shops around the resort so have to rely on going to Patong for supplies.
There is a free shuttle bus to the main Patong area, but not very frequent, around every 3 hours.. First one leaves Twin Sands around 10.30am, the last returning shuttle from Patong is around 9.30pm. Would prefer more frequent shuttle and start earlier, finish later. Of course you can catch a taxi into town but quite expensive around 250-300 baht for a short 5 minute trip. It is a hilly area so if you are keen you can walk to town around 4kms!
The gym is a reasonable size and has a reasonable range of equipment for both aerobic and weights exercise. There is a sauna and a steam room. I did not partake in a massage but the facility looked quite good. English seems quite well spoken by most staff now, I think they must've improved.
The beaches near Twin Sands are not as good as I hoped, The beach to the back of the resort is very rocky so not really suitable for swimming. The other beach (Tri Trang) to the front of the resort is a long walk due to the area to get to the beach is fenced off due to the development work. Hopefully this fence will be taken down when the developments are completed.
Only phase 1 of this resort is completed, When phases 2 and 3 are done, and other developments in front of Twin Sands are completed it will be a very impressive area.
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