Andaman Embrace Resort & Spa
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... so beautiful. Very few hawkers.... Just a handful. Hope to be back tomoz ( our last day). Back to motel and into the pool. Beers in our private jacuzzi. Chilling and just soaking in the atmosphere and appreciating how lucky we are. In so many ways. Then Steven Seagal appears on tv. Very strange show on crime channel where he is some kind of lawman???? Recovered from that shock to head to dinner. Just ...
... off at the glorious hour of 0130 Saturday morning (after a slight delay) and landed bangkok 0900. Had just enough time to change onto Bangkok Air (very good), grab a holiday Singha and Krispy Kreme donut before departing for Phuket at 1230 which touched down at 1330. On getting off the flight we were hit by the wonderfully pungent smell of Thailand indicating winter was long gone and summer had arrived. Opted for a mini bus in lieu of a taxi. Quick, easy ...
... br> Our stays in Phuket were quite short. We didn't realize that it took 1.5
hours from the airport to Karon Beach where we staying so we didn't
arrive until after 7pm- enough time to unpack a few items, have a drink
and grab some dinner. The next morning we left for Phi Phi, not
realizing that it takes 1.5 hrs to get to the marina and another 1hr to
get to the Outrigger on the resort's boat. Ditto for ...
... Maya Bay was used in the filming of the movie 'The Beach'. Here they repaired the faulty propeller and the trip carried on as normal. Due to the area becoming popular with tourists, there are now charges for landing of the beach (though there is not much to see there anyway). So after a quick photo stop we headed further around the island.
The boys had the opportunity to swim and then later snorkel in ...
... year old son and three month old daughter at home, so he was obviously desperate for work and he ended up offering to drive us around for five hours for 100 baht ($3.30). That was almost criminal, so we agreed to book in for Tuesday as he can take us to lots of interesting sightseeing spots and attractions. And because we'll have control of where we go and to go home early if we've had enough, it seems to be a pretty good option. We'll probably pay ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Andaman Embrace Resort & Spa Patong
It is not a resort, it is a Heaven !!
My wife and I stayed there 4 nights, it was (litrally) a natural reserve !! It has a huge green field with a pond in the middle. The restaurant is beside that area and open to it (to the extent where you see birds drinking from the milk on your table), and the two pools and the cottages are surrounding this area too.
Our room was a balcony room on the 5th floor with a spectacular view, it was spacious and clean. All staff were friendly, with a basic English. They try there best to help even without a tip, but when ever they can't, they don't have anything called the extra mile even with a tip.
In Ordnung, aber es gibt bessere Hotels in Patong
Ich war in einem kleinen Bungalow, der war recht nett, entsprach aber nicht meinen Erwartungen. Es war sauber aber die Einrichtung und die Dekoration waren ziemlich gewöhnlich. In der Preisklasse kann man auch ein besseres Hotel finden. Das Personal war freundlich und hilfsbereit - es ist schließlich Thailand. Das Grundstück ist wunderbar. Das Hotel berechnet einem eine lästige "Joinder" Gebühr. Das Fitness-Center ist etwas lachhaft.
Great Hotel, We were booked into a cottage and when we garrived there we were not happy with the first cottage they showed us, only because the porch area was only a few feet from the cottages in front of us, no air flow, very cramped.
We ask to see a room in main building but were not happy with this room as well, small and very tired looking, it was also raining at time and flooded balcony area.
They showed us another cottage which was great, nothing in front of us just gardens etc and the pool, the room number was 016 any of the 3 cottages in that block are good, also had friends in 034 (I think)which was also good area.
Cottages have everything we wanted eg room safe, tea coffee facilities. Staff are great, pool is lovely and the grounds are beautiful We are pretty fussy where we stay and didnt have a problem with Club Andaman.
The hotel is in a fantastic area, 10 minute walk to Bangla Rd, restaurants, atms and shops at end of street and beach is over the road.
Where's the world renown thai hospitality? not at club andaman
cross the road and you're at the beach, walk down the street and there's a host of seafood eateries so location is good. size of their andaman room is decent with a huge bed emperor size bed. clean room with competent housekeeping. however, on the whole, it's a nondescript resort with indifferent service that relies on tourists who book with tour agencies on packages. they won't be getting return visit from me. they can do better. so can we.
Paradise in Patong
We travelled from London, as a young professional couple.
What can we say?
After a indifferent time in Bangkok, we entered Phuket and the Club Andaman resort with mixed expectations, unaware of what was to lay ahead. From the minute we entered the reception of the Club Andaman resort until the minute we left, I can only exlpain the experience as nothing short of magnificent. The customer service is embarrassing. They will go to the end of the world for you.
We stayed in an Andaman Cottage. They were spotless, and the maid arrived daily to spruce the place up after our mess. We were 10 seconds walk from both the pools.
The grounds are a world in themselves, a place you could spend your holiday without going outside the resort.
I cannot recommend this resort high enough to anyone. It is a must stay resort, and very reasonable priced!!
Target - Relaxing!
After extensive research through the internet, and this fine search model..TripAdvisor. I setteled on Club Andamon Beach Resort for a 14 day stay. After the very long trip from Australia and spending 2 hectic days in Bangkok, I arrived at Club Andamon - tired and ready to relax. Booking in at Reception was an easy process, with the staff making great effort to have themselves understood in their lilting English. I had booked ahead a 'balcony' room', on account of liking my privacey, when escorted to my room - one look through the doorway sent me into purring raptures, here was the most glorious gardens, the Andaman Sea & Patong Beach spread out in front of me, from the 6th floor. What a great start! I was in Phuket to relax from a busy, manic work schedule. I didn't come to see Elephants, monkeys or transvestites. I had come to rest, loll in the sun, eat,walk and generally please myself! Cannot speak highly enough about this truely lovely hotel, staff remember your face from day one (if you care to make that first impression with a smile) and take the time to wave, smile and share a few words whever they can.The hotel seemed to cater for a cast of thousands... but we all never seemed to trip over ourselves, spent most mornings lolling about the pool, which only ever seemed to attract a handful of visitors.Early morning beach walks a necessity as the hotel is straight across the road from Patong Beach - Sunsets available from your own window... no need to go out for more than one. Great Hotel - Great Holiday!
All right but there is better in Patong
I stayed in a little bungalow which was cute but fell short of my expectations. It was clean but the furniture and decorations was quite ordinary. You can find better in the same price range. Staff was friendly and helpful -- this is Thailand after all! Grounds are beautiful. The hotel charges an annoying joinder fee. The gym is a bit of a joke.
THE BEST Our family can't wait to return
We have travelled extensively through the world and Club Andaman Beach Resort would have to rate all round as the best resort we have ever stayed in. We spent only a week there Sept. 04 and were determined to return for a longer stay.
Returning again this year in September and the whole family very excited (2 parents + have 2 teenage daughters and a 10 year old son
We have stayed in both the hotel rooms (sea views) and the Lotus Garden Bungalows. Both accommodations were immaculate, large, all facilities (inroom safe, satellite TV etc.)Our families preference tho' were the bungalows right near the pool, breakfast, and set right amongst massive tropical gardens. Very peaceful, quiet and relaxing.
We had interconnecting rooms in both the hotel and bungalows
The staff here could not do enough for us. The kids were treated like prince and princesses. Maid service fantastic. Restaurant and all staff very friendly, efficient and without any problems. Played water polo for us, arranged drinks, massages anything needed
Awesome, have NEVER had such a large selection of fresh hot/cold/variety/tasty buffet breakfast. Ate all other meals elswhere to get out and about (But, all looked great)
Two very large pools....plenty of poolside loungers. Large, private grounds, we saw no other resorts as good. Internet, library, kids club and activity programmes for all ages etc etc
Fantastic .. opposite the beach, away from busy areas but close to shops and restaurants.
WOULD NOT HESITATE TO RECOMMEND TO ALL
Excellent Hotel with superb gardens in a great location.
We opted for a garden bungalow with B&B.
We have stayed in this hotel twice, on the last occasion we left two weeks before the tsunami struck. Although the hotel suffered some damage and a couple of the garden bungalows were destroyed it was open again within a few weeks and relatively undamaged.
The garden rooms are probably best described as rustically decorated. However the room was clean and well equipped with satellite TV, mini bar, hairdryer and air-conditioning and safety. Having stayed at the hotel before we chose the bungalow as we prefer the independence from the main building. The rooms was spacious and although the furniture wasn't new it was in good condition. All Bungalows had they're own outside seating area with table and chairs, each area was hedged to give it some seclusion from the others. The whole hotel complex was in a good state of repair.
The daily maid service to the room was excellent, beds were always made, the bathroom restocked and cleaned. Service in the restaurant was very good, staff were plentiful, attentive and friendly. Service at the poolside was also excellent, there were always staff ready to bring drinks to your sun-lounger or move your parasol.
In general the food was very good, the hotel offered two or three special evenings per week such as sea food or Thai buffets and standard menus on other nights. Breakfast was a huge selection of continental, Thai and English/American dishes. The pool bar offered a range of tasty snack lunches.
The Hotel has two outdoor pools, both were clean and appeared well maintained. Sun loungers were plentiful and despite the hotel being full there was never any trouble getting a lounger either in the sun or shade. Internet terminals were available in the main hotel building. There are a number of shops on the ground floor of the hotel including a tailors, travel agent and souvenir shop, in the garden there is a Thai massage parlor.
However the main reason for staying at this hotel is that it is set in several acres of spectacular mature gardens. These are full of lily ponds, large palm trees and an abundance of orchids and other flowers.
Club Andaman is just outside the centre of Patong Beach on the beach front road. The location could not be better, it is far enough from the town centre to be peaceful but only a short walk from the restaurants, bars and shops. Supermarkets, ATMs, money changers and tourist offices selling trips are all nearby. The sandy beach is just across the road, sun loungers and parasols are available for a small fee, Jet-skis and other water-sports are also on hand.
In summary this is a good hotel in a great location. The gardens are so beautiful you will almost certainly never venture anywhere else to sunbathe. We first visited on a package in 1999 and organized our own trip back in 2004, what better recommendation can there be?
Right on the beach, nice but nothing special
I had a "bungalow" which was clean and okay, nothing fancy though, and 5 other bungalows were attached, not standing alone. I booked the hotels because it had two nice pools and it was next to the beach, right across the street. Breakfast buffet is huge and if you are staying in a hotel room in the main house you have the impression you are staying in a city hotel, nice big lobby. Many Japanese tourists. Would probably not go back because the guest houses i have seen where much cheaper and also had everything I would need. Now after the big sea quake I doubt that the hotel is still operating. No idea.