The Aspasia Phuket
Travel Blogs from Kata Beach
'Woke this morning feeling very tired and washed out with a queasy stomach. I feel that the soggy white cheese and tomato sandwich purchased at KL Airport may be the culprit.
We had a tour planned for today - should have been last Thursday but there was a mix up. However, I told Skye I really couldn't face it and she was happy about that, …
So we arrived in Phuket to a torrential thunderstorm haha! Welcome to Thailand! We were at the airport with many people trying to rip us off in taxis and trying to charge us 6x what we ended up paying (360baht in the end). The drive to our hotel was death defying, in the torrential rain and our driver thought he was Schumacher! Anyway, we made it …
Nach unseren Tagen in Bangkok stand nun endlich Sonne, Strand und Meer am Programm. Wir sind in der Früh um 10 von BKK mit der Air Asia nach Phuket geflogen und dann mit dem Minibus nach Kata Beach in den Süden Phukets gefahren. Das Hotel war nicht so toll, auch wenn die Zimmer und die Aussicht auf den ersten Blick so aussehen. Die Zimmer sind …
... an overnight bus to Bangkok, which should have left 5 minutes before. In the bus we almost collapsed due to the air conditioning, which was really cold. As we had not eaten for a long time, we were glad when the bus stopped for a dinner break at a car stop on the way after 1.5 h of trip. After we had eaten and recovered from the walk, we slept throughout the trip and were surprised to weak up already arrived in ...
... dubbed the lilo Betty The Banana. She was going on a voyage across the pathetic ocean ( the swimming pool )! After we were finished in the pool we went to the sea and enjoyed getting goffered by the big waves! Later we got a taxi into Phuket town and went to the night market. There was some amazing food and I got a pair of ray ban sunglasses for ...
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I can't comment on the rooms at The Aspasia as when we arrived we were told we had been upgraded - we were now staying next door at The Accenta. However, I can comment on the staff, the service and the dining experience. Breakfast every day was delicious with many choices - there was always a soup, noodle dish and rice dish (the noodle and rice dishes were vegetarian which was great for us). There was toast, pastries, cheese and lovely fresh fruit to choose from. The waiters were attentive and within a couple of days, my black coffee with a cup of hot water was always sitting on my table when I returned from choosing from the breakfast buffet. Service from the Reception Desk was always friendly and very helpful. One tip - book your taxi thru the Receptionist at the Hotel as it is much cheaper than getting a taxi from the taxi stands in the street. Rooms were serviced daily with complimentary bottles of water. Even though we didn't stay at The Aspasia I asked to see the room and it was exactly as the photo on the website, so we would not have been disappointed. I highly recommend this Hotel for the location (overlooking Kata Beach), the quietness of the area and the easy access to activities. Kata Beach is spread out so there's a bit to see and taxi rides are quite cheap - they are not metered and you check the price before you start. Everyone at The Aspasia is to be commended for their friendly helpful caring attitude. Enjoy!
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