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Hello from Twin Palms Phuket - we arrived here last night!
Yestruday was a pretty quite day but what we needed after being on the go most the week!
After checking out of the hotel we headed back over to go to times square - the plan was to ride the roller coaster and other rides in the theme park however we discovered as we were …
... people haggling you to have a monkey sit on ur shoulder or brassily to buy something on their stall or drink in their bar. We decided to call it a night after having a look around and spending most of our time in a club called white room, typical name considering all the English were surrounding eachother in this one club. No Thai people or foreigners typical really but we were tired and had ...
... you and hello in Thai with her hands clasped in prayer and a perfect accent, much to the delight of the waiters and waitresses. Lily Rose was still saying Ni Hao and Xie Xie for the first few days but now says the Thai words beautifully too. I was removed from Clapham even further than the miles we've travelled when we returned from the local town in the back of a typical taxi; a pick up truck with side benches in the back, a tarpaulin canopy and an open ...
... our heads up until we watched that baggage carousel run the same bags around 20 times with our bags nowhere in sight. Okay they lost them. Don't you find it funny when you think of something out loud like..." hey I've never had my bags lost in all the times I've travelled" and then sure enough it happens right after..so much fun.
So we get to bangkok..the airport was nice enough and the cab ride was an easy 30 minutes. We get dropped off ...
... to liven up the place or scare off the evils I think. We then set off to the elephants... Aww so cute we get our photo taken with the baby one who puts it trunk around your neck and gives you a kiss you then buy it a basket of bananas for 100thb and feed it to it, it eats 150 kilo a day so I'm not having one for a pet. We then set off on our walk our driver was very entertaining Aussies obviously have a reputation so we had Aussie Aussie Aussie oi oi oi every few ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Twinpalms Phuket Thalang
We stayed here in May 2005 for five days as we toured around Phuket. It's a beautiful property with a great restaurant on the property. I never thought I would have my favorite french oysters in Phuket. We stayed in the mid range room with pool access. It was very nicely done with a large lounge area giving you direct access to the winding pool area. Comfortable beds, double vanity area, nice bath, good closet space. Good bath products. The hotel is not right on the beach, but it is only a short 5 minute walk to a really first class beach, they have chairs available for hotel guests. You can also get food and drink from the friendly vendors, very good fish and lunches I might add. We would go back again as we like newer properties. There is also a wellness clinic and a great spa. We only had a few hiccups, they offered us a spa treatment for free and then tried to retract after we had the massage, but after speaking to the manager we were not charged and the cleaning was sometimes a little hit and miss. But nothing cruical. We would love to go back again next year.
The best hotel I have ever stayed in
We have just returned from 5 days at The Twin Palms Resort and I have to say whatever you do you must go to this hotel. Beautiful pool and the most amazing rooms I have ever seen this hotel could not have been better. Close to the beach, about 100m. Staff 10/10. Food 10/10. Such an amazing hotel. We will be back. Great restaurants very close as well and nice beach with all you could ask for.
As a true fan of Thailand and the warmth of the Thai people i holiday here three or four times a year i was left in two minds about this hotel. We booked last minute and i have to admit recieved a fantastic deal on this hotel but in my eyes it didnt live up to the five star standard that i have come to expect of Thailand. However to be fair it did have its plus points but equally had its minus points. Therefore i believe by sperating into minus and plus points i will give you an accurate and fair review:
We arrived late at night (23:30) but were promptly taken to Twinpalms by the airport taxi. The drive takes about 25-30 minutes and will cost you around 450-500 bhat. Check in was smooth and we were greeted with a welcome drink. We took a quick walk around and were surprised with the quality of landscaping and pool design - therefore, we took a midnight swim at the pool before a good night sleep. :) The room was spacious, simple and elegant. Quality shows through in every detail - flowers, bedding and linens, amenities (nice smelling, high quality shampoo, conditioner and body lotion) and tasty tangerines. Breakfast was rather nice as well - good variety and open till 11 am (for late comers like us). Air conditioning was a bit weak in the dining area (restaurant and bar) and rooms (it's the only improvement suggestion we have). It's nice to have access to internet, library and wellness center (we used them all). As for the beach - it's true that hotel is not on the beach but it's only a 2-3 minute walk straight down. Surin beach is lovely - clean soft white sand with clear turquoise water (better than before tsunami according to the locals). Hotel provides umbrellas, chairs and towels for your comfort - very convenient! There a couple of beach front cafes which we used for snacks and lunch - all very laid back and very reasonable. We also drove by the Patong beach and Phuket town - typical tourist stuff, not our cup of tea :) so Surin beach was a nice tranquil escape; besides, we really want to support the local people and not the big hotel/restaurant chains :) The best part apart from the beautiful nature are the Thai people - so humble, so helpful and welcoming. They are indeed very hard working - it's amazing how quick they recovered after the tsunami. We would definitely want to support them in every way in their efforts to recover from the tsunami - our first step was to book a last minute trip to Phuket and then another last minute excursion to Phi Phi islands. By the way, both Phuket and Phi Phi are pretty much back to normal, ready for tourists so please, please come and give them an opportunity to serve you. This was our first trip to Thailand - we didn't know what to expect but we traveled around the world quiet a bit and we totally fell in love with Thailand and Thai people. We will surely miss Thailand (especially Phuket) and hope to be back some day!
We loving it.
We spent 4 nights at this resort. We received a very special deal like free Breakfast and Massage. Overall, we loved this resort and would definitely come back again. Breakfast was great as well as dinner at the Oriental Spoon. The room itself has got shower but no bath which it would be great if they could provided both shower & Bath. The staffs were very nice and pay attention in every small details ie icecubes and chocolates serving everynight. Nice shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Room has a CD/DVD player. Swimming pool was great. They are also offering choices of complementary therapy with Roger...try him...very good. Don't think this resort design for kiddy...would suit couple or just for honeymoon!!! peaceful place to stay and recharge your battery!!!
Twinpalms Resort on Surin Beach is a beautiful hotel with a great pool and landscaping. It has a very tranquil resort feel and the excellent spa completes the atmosphere. We had a wonderful stay here for three nights in March 2005. Staff is great, food at the restaurant is good and rooms are spacious and luxurious. Nice touches include complimentary broadband, including wireless internet connection at the pool and restaurants, and a copy of the International Herald Tribune delivered to the room every afternoon.
Stayed for five nights at Twinpalms just before its' official opening on 3 December 2004. The "Grand Deluxe Lagoon room" was beautifully simple and stylish in design with dark wooden floors, a large comfortable king size bed, TV, CD player, DVD and mini bar. Tea and fresh coffee were supplied but strangely no milk/creamer. The large bathroom/dressing room was just as impressive with twin sinks, a rainfall shower and large bath in a glass conservatory. Very nice spa bath products. The furnished terrace at the front of the room led straight into the large lagoon swimming pool.
Five of us recently spent a week at the Twinpalms, and we had a very hard time leaving. The modern design makes this a beautiful and functional hotel. Construction still has a ways to go on some of the rooms, but it did not interfere with our stay. The rooms have comfortable beds, spacious patios, and open bathrooms. I especially liked the option of a handheld shower or the overhead rain shower. During our stay, we had the large, stunning pool almost completely to ourselves. However, you can walk to some of the nicest beaches on the island. Our favorite spot lies somewhat hidden just south of Surin beach just around the rocky point. You can access it from the top of the hill or, if you want some adventure, by walking around the point. The restaurant, Oriental Spoon, had some hit or miss dishes but a very cool atmosphere. We enjoyed it for the most part, but some refinements would have evened out the experience. Don't forget to tell them no olives in your Cosmopolitan! Amanpuri and The Chedi hotels lie just to the north. Both have nice if expensive restaurants that you can reach on foot or by a cheap taxi ride. You can easily walk to a delicious Italian restaurant by taking a left out of the hotel and walking about a block. (I hate to admit we had pizza in Thailand, but this place made delicious pizza.) The best part of Twinpalms has to be the staff. We did not meet nicer people anywhere on our trip. They will do their absolute best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I hope to visit the Twinpalms again soon.
We recently spent 6 nights at this hotel. If you are wanting to get right away from busy patong and relax on a secluded beach then i recommend this hotel. The rooms are fantastic, you could really just enjoy the pool rather than go to the beach it's so lovely. Oriental spoon has a great seafood platter for 2 which is reasonably priced - martini bar has some fantastic cocktails.