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“Paradise”
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Amanpuri
Ranked #43 of 95 Hotels in Thalang District
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“Paradise”
Reviewed 10 February 2013

We stayed in Amanpuri between 28 Jan-04 Feb 2013 with my husband. In fact, this was our second stay (we had also spent our honeymoon 2 years ago).
There is nothing to be said for Amanpuri except that it is the paradise on earth!
When we arrived, we were greeted by the hotel staff as well as the hotel manager as usual. We had an upgrade to a partial ocean view garden pavillion and were were taken to our room for check-in where we found a bottle of champagne waiting for us. The rooms are wonderful in my opinion as they are built in a comptemporary yet very traditional Thai style, perfect for a mind-body detox after the hectic city life. One thing that I want to emphasize about Amanpuri is that probably this hotel has the most beautiful beach in Thailand. For me, the quality of the beach and the water is more important than anything when I choose a hotel. Amanpuri's white beach is encircled by coconot trees and you have such a privacy that you think that your spouse closed down the beach just for you:) The water is azure and there are no rocks or anything in the sea. It is pure sand!!!! So even when there is a tide, you still enjoy the wonderful waters and enjoy the view of the hotel from the sea. Also as for Thailand, in some beaches, you can walk and walk for miles in the water but you can't swim as the water is still shallow. In this beach, for those who like swimming, the water gets deep easily off the shore. They have a floating deck in the middle of the sea where you can watch the views and the colorful fish in the sea. They even have towels and cold water on this deck for those who are tired of swimming. The service is flawless. On the beach, they ask you whether you want to have shadow or not and they position the umbrellas accordingly. They change the position of umbrellas throughout the day and when you are out of water, you find that they cleaned or changed your towels in the case that there was sand on them. We have tried all the restaurants on the hotel. All the restaurants including the Thai, the beach and the Japanese were wonderful. We loved the tuna-yellowtale sashimi in the Japanese and the mix curry plate in the Thai. We also had the beach barbecue which was a bit pricy but we enjoyed the ambiance. Try the detox juice in the breakfast as well as passion caipirinha in the afternoon. We also asked the hotel for other dining options outside the hotel and their advice turned out to be real good! I have tried the spa for a couple of times. In the spa, you get to have your own pavillion for the massages and the oriental massage was wonderful I have also suprised my husband for a massage in our room which they organised easily. On our last day, they also helped us with a new room as we had late check out but I think this depends on the availability in the hotel. As a summary, we had once again the holiday of our lifetime in Amanpuri. We can't wait to go back again!

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

The Amanpuri is the picture-perfect definition of paradise on earth. Every wish and whim is catered to with a smile. The food in all restaurants is amazing. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to visit Phuket.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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UTAH
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

We stayed for 5 night ... This is not the first Aman we have stayed so we may be a bit jaded.
Pros
Nice room(large room and patio area)
Housekeeping wonderful!
Restaurant staff at the (Thai restaurant and breakfast cafe)
free wifi
Gym was wonderful!
Spa
Cons
Beach bar service horrible!! (20 to 30 mins for a drink)
Breakfast was way over priced
A/C a bit difficult to keep area cool
No TV( this is a total preference my husband likes it)
Aman resorts try to learn your name or at least your room number( not at this Aman)

We travel quite a bit and have high standards(thus set by Aman resorts) it was a bit of a let down. (still a relaxing trip)

Room Tip: Garden view and up...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

The hotel atmosphere is very nice and quiet. The views are spot on at times as well. But Amanpuri i thought the service and the staff needs a lot of improvement to be made and the attitude of the staff too. Thats the only down side but the rest its a cozy atmosphere.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

When Aman resorts get compared to six senses four seasons etc its not fair, they are simply not in same league, certainly for service and food all have beautifully placed locations.

Of the Amanpuri s three restaurants two are perhaps superior or equal to any food ive been privileged to taste in London,Singapore,New Yorks etc best restaurants. In particular the foie gras Wagu beef from Okinawa and sea urchin at the Japanese restaurant and Italian were special.

The service is completely different to anywhere else. The whole team knows you and any special requirements before you even arrive such as nut allergies. You are never bothered by people asking to clean your room they hide until you both leave its uncanny. At the beach they use a hose to create a path of wet sand so you don't burn your feet etc etc its simply unparalleled.

Some people criticise the price. Bearing in mind the ingredients in the food, the fact that the staff are trained for apparently twice as long (English is the best ive encountered in Asia), they have extra staff the whole resort can be accommodated in each restaurant so bookings are not required and disappointments do not occur the price is fair.

Another criticism leveled is the noise from neighbouring resorts and granted there is an occasional firework or two. This is not quite as isolated as some other amans. However the benefits include trips to other areas/towns and local activites such as jet ski.

There are many imitators but this is the real deal.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

We went here as our pre-baby trip and had a wonderful time.
Aman is known for their service and WOW I was impressed!!!!!!

The beach is super clean and they actually water them in grids so that your feet won't get hot when you walk... there's a round wooded floating thing in the middle of sea not too far from the beach where you can actually feed fish... and get this, if you feel like you're hungry, just holler and someone with a jetski will come by and ask what you need.

The food was EXCELLENT! Our butlers (maybe we got lucky because each villa is assigned to buttlers and they never change) were excellent cooks and very accommodating. We told them that we wanted to eat durian and they actually went to the market and find them for us. My husband was craving for a casava thai desert and we didn't know how to explain it to them but we drew it and they understood and managed to satisfy his craving.

We did one day on the Aman boat and it was awesome. They took us to the nearby islands and they even had someone to massage on board and a full on BBQ (with table settings and all).

It was an unforgettable experience!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2013 via mobile

We ate at the Thai restaurant with the misinformed notion that you get what you pay for. Sadly this was not the case.
The starters were tasty but essentially it was fried foods with dipping sauce. The only exception was the small parcel wrapped in a leaf. It was tasty and fresh. The mains were tiger prawns and a red beef curry. The curry was ok as were the prawns. But is this really good enough. The desserts were not good. Supposed to be lemongrass and chocolate creme brulee was terrible. I hit the top of it expecting it to shatter but instead felt a rubbery lump. It had a rubber-like texture from start to finish. I did not eat mine as it was crap. They apologised and brought me out a mango with sticky rice. The mango was good. I had one local beer and my partner had one glass of pinot noir. 5000 baht is a lot for bad food in Phuket. Not good enough or at all

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: Amanpuri
Address: Pansea Beach, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Thalang District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Thalang District
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Thalang District
#31 Spa Hotel in Thalang District
#34 Family Hotel in Thalang District
#34 On the Beach Hotel in Thalang District
#39 Luxury Hotel in Thalang District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Amanpuri 5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amanpuri (place of peace) was built in 1987 and became Aman's flagship property. Reflecting the style and elegance of Thai culture, the resort's graceful pavilions and villa homes are situated in a coconut plantation on a headland overlooking the Andaman Sea. Elevated walkways connect pavilions to the resort's private white sand beach and facilities, including the first Aman Spa. With a fleet of luxury cruisers, Amanpuri offers the opportunity to explore the Andaman Sea. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Amanpuri Hotel Thalang
Amanpuri Hotel Phuket
Amanpuri Resort Phuket
Amanpuri Phuket, Thailand

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