Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
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Another dy another breakfast by the pool. Today ended up being a slow day. After breakfast we hung out in the room for a little bit before making our way to Rock Sienna, the resort' pool that overhangs the sea. We spent the whole day there. It was great. For most of the day we were the only ones there or at most ...
... well however I still feel bad. quad biking was super fun, but WEAR SUNNIES! had to keep my eyes closed to avoid the dust getting in my eyes! haha, I also doubled with my boyfriend. Elephants seemed happy, and seemed to be treated fairly well. same with the monkeys. the thing that really upset me was the snake show, there were HORRIBLE to the snakes :( I mean I know there snakes but it still really upset me.
I do suggest this tour we had a ...
... one of Phuket's main bar strips. With all the weird and wonderful people walking around it was easy to play spot the dirty old man with tiny wee Thai girl or which couple had the best matching outfit. Megan had never been into an ice bar so on seeing one of those we went in and got chatting to a man in a polar bear suit. She had also never been to a ping pong show and well... when in Thailand. Amazing what those girls can do with a ping pong or dart. ...
... boys were measured up for their 'skux' new suits and shirts.
This evening we had dinner at a beach front restaurant followed by a round of mini golf at Dino Park. This is a prehistoric themed course; complete with caves, dinosaurs, and an erupting volcano.
Just a short blog today really as was pretty cruisy day. More photos to follow once I get a hold of them from the ...
... won he'd get two pairs of free sunnies. If he lost he'd have to buy a second pair. Of course Jack lost so we bought a second pair of sunnies. 200 baht each ($6.60 each). It was a bit of entertainment for us. After the footy had finished we all went across the road to a little shopping mall. Brad and I had had three beers each and were feeling the effects once we were up and moving. I remembered that we'd left the umbrellas in the bar, so Brad went back ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa Patong
Great hotel - pure luxury
We have just spent 11 nights at the Diamond Cliff resort on our honeymoon and are unable to fault this excellent hotel.
The location was excellent - quiet, but a short walk or tuk tuk ride into the main area. The room was amazing - we were upgraded to an ocean suite (honeymooners get a free upgrade through Kuoni, but you have to ask). We had a jacuzzi overlooking the sea, the room was spaciuos and had everything you could possibly wish for.
The staff were so friendly and would do anything to make your stay more enjoyable - you can see why they call Thailand the 'land of the smiles'. The staff spoke reasonable English although the receptionist's english was relatively poor which made some things a little difficult.
The pool was great, complete with waterfall, jacuzzi area and slide (which my husband loved!). The staff were friendly and had such a good time during the Songkran - Thai New Year, making everyone's day even more enjoyable. If you have the opportunity to come to Phuket - stay at the Diamond Cliff and go for New Year (April 13th)... you won't be disappointed.
the hotel is Ok.. but because of the staff, it makes this hotel become excellent! Very friendly staff, good location, good athmosphere, and the diamond suite room was perfect!. The room service did a very good job ! we love it ! thank u very much for your service!
Lovely holiday but average hotel
Stayed here with my husband for 8 days. To start with the shuttle from the airport was near impossible to find -most other resorts had signs with guest names on (which I expected having travelled quite extensively before). The resort was definately the nicer part of patong in a great location, quiet yet only a walk away from the shops. We were a little disappointed with our room. We had the diamond suite which although spacious was a little "tired looking" and really in need of a refurbish to maintain a 4.5 star rating(as quoted in most hotel guides). There was no evidence of the chocolates on the pillow as mentioned in other reviews that we checked before booking. Despite being early risers and pressing the handy little "make-up room" button, we found it inconvenient that our room was rarely made up before 12 (one day was closer to 4pm) which was usually just after returning from the beach and wanting to relax in the room for the afternoon. The breakfasts and fruit stall were great and staff cheerful but all we conversed with spoke very poor english. This was most frustrating in reception when even the smallest requests from us were not understood. After speaking with several other guests, we found they all experienced the same problem. We almost missed our shuttle to the airport because the driver did not speak English and did not know we were waiting for him. Information about the resort facilities and activities provided in the room was brief and only on our last day did we find our about a lovely afternoon tea provided in one of the cafes (no prior info!!). We had a lovely holiday and will return to phuket, but will stay in a newer resort next time for a similar price.
Loved the Location
Just spent 10 days in Phuket at the Diamond Cliff. Bit disappointed when told main pool was empty but they soon made up for it in great service and friendly staff. Besides, the other two pools were great. After five days main pool was reopened. We also had an upgrade to a diamond suite which my wife loved.
We made use of the fruit stall each night and enjoyed a fresh fruit breakfast each day. Location was great, just a short walk down the beach to Patong and the busy nighty life. It was welcoming to know that we could always escape back to our hotel.
The private beach and ocean side pool was very enjoyable. Would recommend to any one who does not want to be in the mainstream of Patong beach but stay just on the door step.
It was my 1st time in Phuket when I stayed at the DC.
I just would like to say what a great stunning luxurious hotel it is .. I somehow cannot fault it in anyway.
The location was excellent - close to patong but not to close. Very peaceful. Although I assumed that it was a beachfront hotel from the brochure but it is not..it is nestled on a cliff (hence the name), seperated by a road from the small stretch of sand
I stayed at the lower end of the resort which was brilliant because it meant i could walk there from reception. If you are staying higher up you would have to wait for a buggy to take you there but this is no problem.
The room was very spacious and spotlessly clean & every day I would get a choclate left in my pillow.
The gardens and pools were great! The staff were wonderful.
I certainly recommend this hotel to you all.
I stayed here with my brother for five nights during mid-November 2005 and previously for about the same time in 1999. It is by far the best hotel we have stayed in and we do travel a lot. The service is second to none and the people extremely friendly and courteous.
The good thing about this hotel is that it is based in the quieter part of Patong but easily accessible to the main areas of Patong by both a hotel shuttle and a very reasonably priced tuk-tuk.
The facilites at the hotel are clean and comfortable plus the atmosphere is relaxing. We both enjoyed an excellent meal at the "Palmyra" restaurant which was reasonably priced and the quality of food and drink was excellent. It is a true getaway from it all hotel and "Pure paradise". I would recommend it to anyone!
A True Diamond
We stayed here for 2 weeks in June 04 and had a wonderful time.
The Hotel is beautifully landscaped into the cliffside at the quiet North end of Patong Beach on a hillside, (which saved the property from any possible damage from the Tsunami), yet is within a 10 minute easy stroll, or 3 minute tuk tuk ride from the centre of Patong and all that holds.
We found a nice stroll back along the beach road to be the perfect way of walking off the meal during the evenings there.
The rooms were spacious and very clean, good tv channels including music, sports, films and news.
One great touch the hotel offers all guests is the fruit basket in your room.
Take it up to the fruit stall by the main pool and you get to choose 1kilo of fruit every day which the girl there prepares for you so you can take it to the pool or back to your room, superb!
A selection of restaurants, 3 swimming pools (1 with swim up bar), a mini golf course and the obligatory tabletennis table as well as numerous books to swap in various languages helped pass the time away.
The 24 hour room service couldn't be faulted and they were very quick.
Laundry service was very good and the chambermaids were excellent, leaving little chocolates and flowers everyday.
The Buffet dinner in the restaurant was amazing and I heartilly recommend this. Your waitress follows you around holding your tray and you choose as much or as little as you want and just keep going back as much as you want, I know that's what buffets are all about, but this was awesome.
The choice was staggering, different nationalities, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Seafood, European and Vegetarian were all catered for, and the food was prepared fresh for you by the resident chefs, no sweaty cold meat or cheese plates here.
My fave was the Rock Lobster, yummmm !!!
All the staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble.
I have to say that this is our favorite hotel of the many we've been lucky enough to visit and we're returning in October/ November this year and looking forward to it !
Fantastic place to stay in Patong
My wife and I stayed at the Diamond Cliff for 1 week in April 2005. This is a fantastic hotel with staff that go well beyond the call of duty to please and serve their guests. Beautiful pools (all three of them ) and great spa where we enjoyed wonderful massages together. Beautifully furnished clean room with stunning view over Patong Beach. The hotel was not touched by the tsunami and Patong has made an amazing recovery and needs the tourists now to return. Go to Phuket and stay at the Diamond Cliff, you will have a superb holiday. (beware in April the sun is VERY hot be sure to use sun block even under a beach umbrella -ask my wife- the spa offers a very effective sunburn treatment). Without doubt we will go again. Excellent hotel at quiet end of Patong.
We stayed at the Diamond Cliff for 10 nights for our 20th wedding anniversary in November 2004. This place is great. If I were to rate it out of 10 I'll give it an eleven. The hotel is close to Patong but not that close so you can enjoy peace and the views are great. The staff, rooms (we were upgraded on our second night), pools, breakfast, etc are excellent.
Highly recommend this place. We'll be back with our children staying at the family suites which are MAGNIFICENT.
WELL DONE DIAMOND CLIFF AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
A peaceful haven in bustling Patong
A truly lovely hotel, great amenities, great choice of restaurants and bars within the hotel grounds, really impressive and well designed pool areas.
Rooms were fab, all well appointed and furnished in gorgeous typically Thai/Indonesian furnishings (very ornate, dark carved wood furniture)
Great housekeeping, lots of little personal touches, rose petals and chocs on your pillows at night, baskets of fresh orchids and fruit.
Spa is heaven !!! treatments must be indulged upon (although beware the Thai massage leaves scars !! lots of fingertip size bruises where steely little fingers pummell out stress!!)
A great location 5 mins in a taxi or Tuc Tuc to Patong main strip where nightlife and shopping (and other things!!!) are a plenty, therefore near enough to access the main nightlife every night but far enough out that it's not in your immediate range.
Would highly recommend