Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa
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Lazed around pool in the morning, our plan was to walk up to Jungceylon about 12:30, have some lunch, I would brush my teeth and go in to the dentist. They called as we were getting ready to ask if I could come in at 1pm instead of 2. OK, but that meant I had to skip lunch, but I just wanted to get it over with so I said yes. Arrived and signed all the relevant paperwork, I was ...
... training’ in domestication, please look up ‘Phajaan’ in youtube. I spent about an hour watching videos, reading information and crying about it all; sometimes you need to shock yourself so that you will always remember you wont be involved in anything like that!
Anyway, zooming through before this blog entry starts getting more out of hand than my usual babble; Yan is an interesting chap; not the best English speaker we coined the term ...
... today. I seemed to have lost track of time last night and we actually came in around 6:00am in lieu of 3:00 as previously thought. Rob is holding up but a weary traveler as the constraints of time and humanity seem to be somewhat taxing on his brain. We both seem to ebb and flow in and out of the day because we just seem to cram so much into a day.
We arose around 12:00pm and ordered a pizza...not a complicated deal really unless you ...
Typical day here in Phuket, I wake up for class at 10, have a break 12:30 then in class until around 3 and then the rest of the day is to ourselves. After class today we were able to sign up for the hotel shuttle to take us to Patong, since some of us have been in desperate need of some groceries. The shuttle dropped us off at a huge mall, basically ...
... in this case, I made the honest mistake of mixing a $1000 baht note with a $100 baht note (which isn’t hard to do, considering that they’re both about the same color and have the exact same picture of the king on them) and I let paranoia get the best of me. I thought, “I want to be vigilant, but not to the point that I can’t trust anyone.”
The next morning, I woke up worried about the weather forecast, and about a story on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa Patong
We have just spent 11 nights at the Diamond Cliff resort on our honeymoon and are unable to fault this excellent hotel.
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!
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.
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!
We stayed here for 2 weeks in June 04 and had a wonderful time.
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.