The swimming pool here was a highlight. The garden is made to look like an exotic escape, and makes you feel like you're in one. Overall our experience was excellent. The staff was very friendly, the rooms clean and service great. However, I would like to clear up something that was misleading to us. All the photos we saw while booking, were of the villas- which are exceptional- but more expensive. We had a regular room, which was very nice and clean, but tight. But we were satisfied.
From our first welcome to our sad departure everything was excellent, only two slight. Negatives 1 pricing in resort was the equivalent of what you would expect to pay in Australia,
you expect that so not really a negative. 2 we tried the activities on the resort I.e. The archery was good but the equipment was very worn. All that said who uses this when you are on a holiday in Thailand at the beach?! All in all the best resort and staff I have ever experienced THANK YOU
"It's was most relaxing warm staff quiet just Bliss"
Had the time of our life was just pure luxury bliss welcoming staff could not fault a thing loved it
Food great loved being escorted around in buggys could not have walked those hills
Great views enjoyed our stay will be booking again
christine from australia
The resort comprises 30 private villas and is less than 2 km (less than a mile) from Layan Beach and Sirinat National …More
I had a wonderful time at Anantara but the staff were what made the trip truly excellent.
I gifted this trip to my mother for her birthday but on the very first day of our travels she tripped over and twisted her knee while we were exploring Turtle Village, the small shopping centre across the road. I dashed across to the hotel where the kind staff organised a golf buggy to come and collect her and take us back to our room. They then sent a first aid officer to help us and offered to call a nurse. Periodically over our entire stay the first aid officer would call in on us to check on her healing knee and even rigged up a walking stick to help her get around. The hotel manager even called us to check everything was ok.
Other staff were wonderful as well; with the morning server at the breakfast sala (buffet) always greeting us with a smile and remembering our drink orders from the previous day.
The hotel itself is beautiful, with a wonderful pool, comfortable beds (I was tempted to steal the pillows) and a giant bath you can truly sink into.
The big draw back is the location. It is a 10- 15 min walk to the beach which isn't great in the heat and the hotel, while close to the airport (20mins away), is at least 45mins from the tourist attractions that may draw you to Phuket in the first place. If you're after peace and quiet this is the perfect place for you and if you don't mind the drive, taxi's are usually cheap and will wait up to 4hrs for you if you want to explore.
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