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“still very good”
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Amanpuri
Ranked #43 of 95 Hotels in Thalang District
Certificate of Excellence
Düsseldorf
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23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“still very good”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

After one year, again on Phuket, Trisara last time....good old Amanpuri, back there after 20 years. The resort doesn't really show it's age, is very well maintained and spotless. Of course rooms aren't what you would expect today in this category but still charming and comfortable. Rooms are all identical no matter the category! Do on all accounts avoid the simple "pavilions"! they are too close to the road traversing the resort, which actually adds quite a bit of traffic noise....
Service very friendly, sometimes a bit disorganized, but no complaints there. The two restaurants are good but not more! Generally this shows that you don't go to Aman for the food (even in Venice). This should be improved...Trisara much better here....
A major gripe: the wine list is impossible. We know wine is prohibitively expensive in Thailand for tax reasons. But at the price one can expect an updated list. Notably the simple whites were old vintages hardly drinkable with pleasure. This must be corrected!
The location of the resort and beach is superb, also the beach service...this beats Trisara
All in all the major draw is the beach and situation, we spent a thoroughly relaxing six days and would certainly recommend it to people looking for quiet ...A good hotel even after 25 years, many repeaters

Room Tip: Do avoid the pavilion category, undesirable location and noisy
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We have been regular guests at Aman resorts for several years. However it has become gradually clear to us that as Aman continue to expand, the quality and standard of their services seems to have started to deteriorate. Amanpuri is the case in point. We stayed 4 nights at Amanpuri having already stayed another 4 nights at the new Como’s Point Yamu Hotel in Phuket, at a price of almost 4 times cheaper! Even ignoring the price differential, Point Yamu compared quite favorably against Amanpuri. Although Amanpuri benefits from a classic design and has its own beautiful beach, Point Yamu provided similar standard of luxury and comfortable accommodation, and much better quality food including a fantastic breakfast. Above all though point Yamu far exceeded Amanpuri in the quality of staff service. There was an air of complacency at Amanpuri with staff service being “official” and “formal”, but lacking warmth and not feeling “real”. At the time of the check out we asked whether the hotel would seek out our feedback and the answer to that was that we do not!. I guess this proves the “complacency” point. We will not return to Amanpuri and would avoid other Aman hotels where we can find a good alternative.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kolding, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Best hotel in the World!! Can't wait to come back! Best location. Best service. Best rooms. Best Beach. Best Ceasar Salat....:) Best everything!! Oh yes, and I have been around...trust me. You will not regret to come here! I just love the smart elegance at Amanpuri.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank Ulla S
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

We stayed at Amanpuri (our first Aman experience, and hopefully not our last) last February at the end of a two week trip. We stayed in an oceanview villa with a private pool and it was beautiful. Nice finishes, fresh flowers around the room and very private (notwithstanding that there were other villas in close proximity). The property seemed almost deserted at times (I think were only two other people at the Japanese restaurant for dinner one night) but that wasn't a bad thing as it felt like you had a resort to yourself! Great service on the beach- water is brought to you, chairs are adjusted upon request. The beach is big (there are two areas) and they have a bunch of watersports available.

The Thai and Japanese restaurants were both great (and we had just arrived from Tokyo); I asked for a small side of tempura flakes for my sushi and five minutes later, a large plate of freshly prepared tempura was delivered. The gym is nice- a decent number of cardio machines, lots of windows and really tasty (and hopefully healthy...) homemade granola bars.

All in all, while Amanpuri was certainly not cheap, it was well worth the cost. Fantastic property!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just come back from our dinner in the Thai restaurant in Amanpuri Hotel Phuket. It's our second visit in almost 2 years and we're still fascinating from the location, the restaurant, the food and the great atmosphere! The staff is very kind and quick in serving and they speak/understand good English! As an appetizer we had a tuna tartar and salmon spring rolls and for main course we had dried red curry with tiger prawns and steamed jasmine rice and wagyu beef on grill with fried vegetable rice. The food was quickly servers and was delicious! While dinning the lovely orchestra of 3 people played nice authentic Thai 'kling klong' music. All over the restaurant/bar/pool area there were candles which gave the dinning a mixture of an extra touch of mystique and romantic atmosphere.
It's always a pleasure dinning at the Amanpuri.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kobe, Japan
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

This was a great place, we booked it as the first stop of a best-of-the-best tour of the region with Andaman Sky, who got us nice prices here and elsewhere. Great resort, from the moment we arrived at the airport every whim and desire was met with a smile. The airport transfer was smooth and we were met by one of the managers and shown round the resort. The spacious pavilions (can’t call them rooms because they are detached, too small to be villas but too grand to be just bungalows) feature the use of beautiful teak beams. Our five nights passed by too quickly and we were sad to leave the Amanpuri, as it is easily one of the best resorts we have ever stayed at. The pavilions are very Thai influenced, nothing was better than lying in our private sala cuddling and listening to the afternoon rain (who says rain has to mean holiday disappointment?) Our travel agent told the resort that it was my wife’s birthday and when we got back to our villa after dinner, our room was lit with loads of candles and decorated with pretty flowers. We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

This is absolutely Paradise, It also is the nicest hotel in Phuket. We were here on our honeymoon and they could not have treated us any better. The service is so unbeleivable, we received exotic fruit and cookies in our available all day (and replenished). There was complimentary tea at 4:30-5:30 with awesome snacks. They food was all good at the resort although somewhat expensive. This is not a place to expect to find "deals" at, you pay alot but get the kind of service you would expect for it. The staff makes you feel at home, all waiting to greet you when you arrive and will waive to you goodbye in your complimentary 7 series BMW which they picked us up in and dropped off. If you want to splurge look no further.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Amanpuri

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 On the Beach Hotel in Thalang District
#34 Family 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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