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... we head up to Indigo Pearl. Then we caught the shuttle to a local village called Chaba - very modern and funky. Found a great little restaurant serving "live" seafood. Then went across to a nearby spa where I had the best pedicure I've ever had - and an hour long foot massage for Lindy. We had this done 9.30pm and then they drove us back to the resort. Do I really have to come ...
... out his place in the whole political setup here but he has continued to "rule" through more military coups than anywhere else in Asia over that period. Given the clear affection the people have for their king I would think that any coup would have to have his blessing. Very interesting. There is an unflattering biography of the king which has been published (somewhere) but is banned in Thailand .
On Monday the 3rd of December, Graeme and I proceeded to the ...
... take a speed boat to Coral Island. The boat ride there was a lot of fun because the girls sat up front and experienced all the motion from the waves. Once we got there we hung out on the beach and went swimming in the ocean. The beach had big rocks and I ended up hurting one of my toes. We also all got to go on a banana boat ride! It was a lot of fun and we fell off about five ...
... in one more queue, I won’t be responsible for my actions. I swear people do not listen nor do they care about anything or anyone other than themselves. We’ve been suckered by the entertainment descriptions, which are some of the best fiction writing we’ve ever read. We’ve attended shows that will live in infamy for their rankness and talentlessness (Is this even a word?) However, we have seen some ...
... down most of the hills. Not ideal!
We ended off our ride with a delicious lunch at the Rice Paddy restaurant, where we shared a superb starter of humus and falafels. The German run restaurant was a bit more expensive than what we were used to but the setting, service and toilet with a chalk board made it worth it.
The rest of the day was enjoyed relaxing on the beach, followed by a ...
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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.