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... sets in at around the two hour mark but all family members are surprisingly good sports about it all. Air Asia were very good -I'd highly recommend them. You need to preorder everything though, even snacks. They had barely anything! No alcohol except beer -it was a travesty! By the 8 hr mark I'd watched three very random movies and was getting insanely restless.... We landed in Kuala Lumpur in time for dinner. The customs process was pretty easy but security was ...
... place for the Songhram water festival that begins tomorrow. After spending three days in Phuket town we have come to realize that it is not a cultural backwater. Bubbling up is an infusion of art, music and food that attracts a very hip crowd. So the island is not just slinky beaches, choking fumes, wink - wink looking for company tonight and flashing neon. Old shop houses once left to rot have been restored and ...
... for some turkey meat, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes and apple pies!! I must say, having paid $35 for this buffet, the dinner was disappointing. The taste just wasn't right :-(((. Oh well, at least I tried to get in the spirit of the holidays. Speaking of the holidays, the town is starting to put up Xmas trees and holiday decorations -this feels so weird in a 85F weather. I believe this will be my first Xmas in a bathing suit ...
... crazy at driving .and was a tailgater and lights flasher. He would move from lane to lane without indicating (not unusual for these parts), but would flash his headlights instead.....bizzare. The drive was very long and I started to wonder whether it was going to be worth it. Mr Don's hour prediction was more like two hours. I could see Jack was starting to feel unwell, and he rested his head on my shoulder to try and sleep. When we starting winding through the mountains ...
... unload passengers. The beach was crowded and this was low season...we got the tour for almost half price because of the season. After walking the small beach, we re boarded and headed for a snorkling place in Loh Samah Bay. We were halfway around the world, yet the fish were similar to those in the Bahamas. Unfortunately, the coral is having a difficult time trying to survive due the the warm water temperature and traffic. Next stop a calm and beautiful swim in Pileh Cove, ...
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We stayed at the Amari for ten nights and could not complain at all with the service and the facilities. The pool is lovely (there are two to choose from) and one warm night we went down to the beach and went for a refreshing swim in the sea. It is close enough to Patong (about 100 baht if you get a tuk-tuk) if you want to walk in, which we did on several occasions. The food in La Gritta was good - although I could not get used to the chilled red wine?! We ordered room service on a few occasions and it was prompt and the food was very good. Rooms were cleaned every day and I requested a thai massage on my last evening there, which was promptly organised for me at a cost of 800 baht for 90 mins! It was one of the best massages I had in Thailand. all in all, I would go back to the Amari Coral Beach without hesitation - pleasant staff, cold jasmine scented towels, clean rooms and decent food. What more could you want on your island getaway?
I first stayed at this hotel 10+ years ago, when I was on a tight budget. It was invariably friendly and welcomming.
We stayed here recently and were pleasently surprised tby the experience.. We booked the weekend getaway package from their website which included one dinner, daily breakfast, two massages and airport transfers for aroun 80 USD per night. This is some deal. They are in a quiet location near but seperate from Patong. The hotel is clean and well kept and the staff is very nice and reserved. They have very poor fitness facilities. The spa is great and elevated above the beach. The food is good not great. The beach is a bit rocky but clean and quiet. Overall an above avergae 3 star resort with great prices.
We stayed in the hotel from 12 Oct to 17 Oct 2005. My husband and myself definitely had a great experience.
Stayed between 24-27th September 05'. Picked up on other reviews on this site and decided to try this hotel out. It's set on a small cliff 3 minutes from Patong with fabulous views over the sea and surrounding hills. Although the hotel has its own private beach, it's quite rocky though the water is much clearer as compared to the beach front in Patong town. Breakfast at the hotel is probably the pick for us where we whiled away most of our mornings. The restaurant is set very close to the sea front and it's very easy to forget your meal as you gaze far out to sea. The birds are quite friendly too and will hop onto your table to join you for breakfast! The Italian restaurant is also great with again, a fantastic view over the sea. The rooms were really cosy and staff couldn't be quicker to rush over to your room for anything that you wished for. Overall, I think the hotel exceeded our expectations and we would definitely return.
Great hotel with even better staff
We were at the Coral Beach from the 5th to 17th of September.
This hotel is first class. The food was very good. The staff, who were always smiling, were friendly but professional.
It's postion is excellent - slightly removed from the resort of Patong beach. Close enough for a short walk in - get a tuk tuk back because it is uphill towards the hotel.
It was good to see the management out an about around the hotel.
Amazing, we loved it!
Although this hotel was badly hit by the Tsunami and re-opened a month before we got there (we stayed in August 2005) you would never have known. The hotel was beautiful, the private beach was great, the pools, service and people were fantasitc. Its set at the end of Patong so away from the hustle and bustle but easy to go into the town...just 5 mins by a Tut tut.
We ate at the hotel once, although pricey was fabulous - the Thai restuarant was just superb.
The rooms were great and well kept and maintained. I cannot fault this wonderful hotel and although Expedia put it down as a 3.5 star its definately a 4+
They made our honeymoon memorable and we certainly felt special. Would recommend this to anyone and would love to go back one day.
Loved the amari
Felt I had to write to let everyone know that phuket and in particular Patong has recovered well from the tsunami,all it needs now is tourists to spend their money here,
We stayed at the hotel Amari Coral Beach in Patong,great hotel,the staff are wonderful,nothing is to small for them to fix for you ,we were upgraded to a deluxe room and it was lovely,obviously redone after the tsunami,but really clean,fresh towels etc everyday,we were well looked after.Particular praise to the manager Daniel,the restaurant manager Veena and the pool barman Arthit,also the towel fella Sanje.
Many thanks to everyone at the amari
Ann + Tony Evans Wales U.K.
Paradise uncovered, beautiful people, beautiful place.
when i arrived it was dark. Hotel was beautiful, staff were so friendly. Walked into our room and the bed was turned back and there were flowers on the bed, so not like home.
When the sun came up and i opened the curtain i was amazed. Beautiful views over the sea into the town centre.
The pool overlooked the sea and i felt that i never wanted to come home.
It is my aim in life to return to the amari coral beach and feel the same way again.
Honeymoon at Amari Coral - GREAT location
Just a note to say that we recently returned from our honeymoon in Phuket at Amari Coral Beach resort. It was wonderful, we were spoilt and had fruit left in our room almost everyday, a honeymoon cake delivered to us, flowers in the room. The staff were wonderful and the hotel ammentities great.
I think the best thing about Amari has to be the location. It has its own private beach and is away from the noise and hussle and bussle of Patpong beach front and yet only a few very easy minutes away. Absolutely super all round and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Phuket who wants he best of both, easy access to the lively beach front, yet the chance to get away from it to your own private beach and some quiteness.