Andaman White Beach Resort
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This is our first trip to Thailand ever, so very unsure what to expect. The airport is a bit like any regional airport you would find in Australia (with more international flavour of course). People are very friendly, seem to want to smile at you endlessly - everyone except the customs officers that is! Weather is warm and overcast, about to rain …
Jetstar have hopeless customer relations. Its difficult to speak to someone who KNOWS anything, often its a call centre, speaking English with them is difficult, and they have stock standard answers. Bags are missing, not know when they will arrive. So our wedding anniversary came and went almost without us noticing as we were …
Oh yes !! The beach at last!!
First things first though ..the journey here: we left Bangkok in the evening of the 28th and after a looong 14h bus ride with random stops in the middel of nowhere with jackass in the background we finally got to krabi early in the morning of the 29th starving and slightly sleep deprived. Our resort was in Ao Nang …
The most beautiful place I've ever been.
Phuket is a real paradise. Hotel in beach front on a sunny afternoon?
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Andaman White Beach Resort Thalang
We stayed at the Andaman White Beach Resort for 6 nights in March and had some faily high expectations after looking at various websites (good lighting and good photography can do wonders!). From the moment we stepped into the Reception area it was clear that the hotel was run-down and a bit shabby. We gladly made use of the complimentary hand towels but after 6 nights, I'll be glad if I never smell that menthol smell ever again!
Not a 4 star as rated more 2 star
We where staying at the resort in Oct 2005.
The pool area is very run down. The windows in
our bunglow where dirty with finger marks I asked
three times for the windows to be cleaned. (Never done) The bath room fixures where of poor standard
The lounge to lie on had no padded cover, again
I asked for one and it never showed up.
I found the resort to remote paid $30.00 to go anywhere. No action at the hotel. One could have
boogie boarded at the beach but the only two boards
they had where broken. The best feature the resort
has to be the beach is beautiful. The breakfast buffet
was also excellent.
Would not stay again. To far away from the night
the rating seems a bit low since the sea view and beach villas are really nice. the food is excellent but a too expensive. the staff can be considered very unfriendly compared to thai satndards. no wai greetings, no smiles at the reception etc. the massage staff is unmotivated and very unfriendly. it is a small resort but i have not seen the the manager during my whole stay of 5 days. i had alate flight back and asked several times for a longer stay a t the roomed but it was refused without apologies. I had to leave at 12 o`clock. the taxi thing is also weird. the taxi station across the road is getting all the transfers to the airport and patong and is totally overprised. it is a bit sacry to deal with those guys. the resort is also very remote therefore a trip back during the night is also not very pleasant. negative factors clearly outweigh the positives.
Faire le choix d'un bon hotel sur PHuket n'est pas une chose aisée: on a tous l'impression qu'ils proposent en gros les mêmes choses, les même services. Pour ma part j'avais le choix entre 16 hôtels. j'ai choisi le Andaman White Beach resort, et après avoir jeté un coup d'oeil aux autres, je l'affirme: c'est l'un des plus beau. Mon choix de l'hotel c'est fait sur les bases suivantes: Tranquilité, beauté du site, plage à proximité, et connotation thaïlandaise (je voulais éviter les gros bloc de béton, du style le Hilton de Karon beach...très moche). Ainsi j'ai fini par hésiter entre le Evason (sud de l'île) et le Andaman. Et j'ai fait le bon choix. Andman White beach est un magnifique hotel, et pour une fois les photos et leur site inernet sont en deça de la réalité: une fois sur place, nous avons été émerveillé par la beauté du site. La plage est splendide et privée. De plus, par le fait du nombre restreint de chambre dans l'hotel, la plage est loin d'être surpeuplée ! Les petits déjeuners, tout comme les restaurants, sont délicieux, d'autant plus qu'on les prend à quelques mètres de la mer. Les chambres sont extrèmement bien conçues: superbe salle de bain, jolie terrasse avec vue sur la mer... je pourrais aussi vous parler de la piscine (très agréable), du jacussi, de la salle de sport, des coktails au bar et de c'est fabuleux coucher de soleil que l'on observe tous les soirs... Le personnel est très sympathique, l'hotel est extrèmement propre et soigné. Mais il faut tout de même prévenir que l'endroit est tranquille : ce n'est pas Patong (heureusement !). l'hotel se trouve a 2 minute en voiture de Naithon beach, une très jolie plage, et à 15 minute de l'aéroport (ceci dit, on entend absolument pas les avions). La réception se plit en 4 pour répondre aux moindres de vos exigences et dans un délai rapide pourt quoi que ce soit (location de voiture, scooter, voilier...)
If you are looking for a boutique hotel with a private beach in Phuket, the Andaman White Beach Resort is THE perfect choice.
Can only be rated excellent
Having read the ratings on this resort, we can confirm all the positive comments. We will spend our second 2-weeks holiday at the Andaman White Beach again only 9 months after our first one. It is indeed a wonderful place to stay, not only for a short but also for a long holiday. But unfortunately we also have to confirm the problems related to the taxi service located directly opposite the resort. As the resort is quite remote, one needs to travel to other places by taxi. But the taxi service opposite the resort is unreliable and charges very unreasonable prices. It would make the resort the most perfect place if the taxi problem (mentioned also by many other guests) would be solved.
We have Just returned from a wonderfull 2 week holiday at the Andamen White Beach Resort IN Nai Thon Phucket Thailand. What can I say, the beach Villas were fantastic, very clean and modern with all amenties. The staff are just great and very helpfull.
Despite the bad review on this board re: this hotel, my husband and I decided it would be the perfect place for a long weekend. When we arrived, the person who was supposed to pick us up and was not at the airport waiting for us. A couple of phone calls and a half hour later, we were picked up and taken to the hotel. I did have some concerns that there would be airport noise because the hotel is only 15 minutes from the airport, but I never heard anything but the birds, the ocean, the bugs and my husband ordering another drink!
Our stay at Andaman white beach resort was just what we where after, a relaxing stay in paradise.