Angsana Laguna Phuket
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We made it to Fook-it after an incredibly hectic week of work handover and home makeover. It was worse for Claude, he arrived home on Friday night back from a 10 hr flight from Amsterdam and had only one day to pack and get ready to leave on Sunday morning. In between we also managed to clean out book shelves, got the blinds up, did a little …
Theallansons stayed here on Jun 29, 2010 during their trip titled: Around the World in 70 Days.
I have to start out this blog with a funny story. When we purchased boat tickets from Phi Phi to Phuket we were told the tickets were good for the 9am, 11am or 2pm boat. We then heard the ticket seller say be here a half hour early. Well in return I heard the boat leaves at 9am be here at 8:30am. My traveling partner heard be here at 9am a half …
Yesterday was a great day on the water. We took a speed bock to go sea canoeing in the caves. Really fantastic experience. We had lunch in the Boat Lagoon at Watermark and then visited some off site locations. We then returned to the hotel to try the Banyan Tree Spa. It is a spectacular spa here in Laguna Phuket. We then quickly got ready to have a …
Phuket We finally got out of Malaysia. Of course we will never know if we just didn't like the Country or we had hit a breaking point and needed a break, but either way we got out and arrived at the Sheraton Grande Laguna in Phuket, Thailand. It is a beautiful resort on the water in Phuket, with huge rooms, great service, and the longest pool in …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Angsana Laguna Phuket Thalang
A Real Gem of a Resort
I only stayed here as stop over on my way to Kuala Lumpar after being recommended by friends......and they were right to say it was great. I had a villa room at $90.00 per night including Breakfeast, which considering the level and quality of food and service available was a 'steal'. The beach area is great and well looked after. The rooms are excellent and good facilities etc. The ability to visit and purchase meals/goods at the other Laguna resorts hotels is also a good idea as it gives people options if the weather is not so good.
I'll definitley be back and would recommend it to others......go while its still relativey un-commercialised.
We stayed at the Sheraton Grande Laguna for 4 nights on our honeymoon. Our biggest regret: that we only stayed 4 nights! The Grande Villas cost a little more but are easily the pick of the place. Beautiful 2 story villa that came with many inclusions such a sensational a la carte breakfast and afternoon cocktails. Decor was simply stunning. We could even borrow CDs and DVDs for the entertainment system in our room. Being taken to our room by boat was a nice touch. The 400m long pool is fantastic and the staff (as per usual for thailand) were wonderful. Ning Nong and Yum Yum the elephants were a highlight every afternoon. I thought the Surf and Turf platter at Gecko's (on the beach) wasn't as good for quality or value and other Thai restraunts however the poolside restraunt and room service were both great. The prices are (relatively) high however a steal when compared to hotel food in countries such as Australia. I'll be back.
We stayed in the Sheraton Phuket in August 2005 for 2 wonderful weeks with our 2 year old. Before the trip I had done some intensive research and I have to say, we did take the right desision to stay in the Sheraton - it could not have been more perfect for us.
We have just returned from 10 days at the Sheraton and had a great time.
thoroughly enjoyed our recent 6 night stay. With great rates in the grand villas, a bit of luxury came at a fantastic price. For not much more than the price of two rooms (family of four) we were pampered with croissants at the door, absolutely fantastic silver service breakfast, fruit by the pool and evening cocktails and canapes. This is not to mention the beautiful 5 level villa and exceptional ++ service. There is no inconvenience from the rebuilding going on - it is on the other side from the villas. Everything else is in full swing, though at this time of the year the lagoon is used for water activities. Honestly, you can go into this resort and not want to come out. Because it is in the centre of the Laguna resorts it has the best access to the other resorts, though the only other one to compare is the the Laguna Beach resort - only for its pool. Make no mistake though - the pool at the Sheraton is great. Fabulous access to the Canal village for shopping for supplies and a great little restaurant serving food at a much better rate than the hotels in the resorts. Speaking of food. Just head out of the Sheraton to the Green Leaf on the beach and you can rub your toes in the sand, sip on a Singha and eat fantastic Thai food for less than 100 baht per serve. Next door have a 1 hour massage for 400 baht or a pedicure for 200 baht. If you need transport, ask at the nearby kiosk, they have brand new vans and do a much better price for transfers than the hotel. Only one warning - we cannot recommend the beach restaurant outside the Laguna Beach Hotel. They try to sell you their fresh lobsters (with nothing) but the rates they charge are dearer than we pay at home (with all the trimmings) - $50 aussie dollars for a very small lobster. For total relaxation, we totally recommend the Sheraton Laguna, particularly the villas at the current rate. It is probably too soon to spend too much time in Patong (rebuilding) but Ok for a day/evening trip for dinner and shopping for copy gear etc. Phuket town is good for Department store purchases. Just make sure you return to Laguna for the rest of your holiday. Yes I know it is a bit of a distance, but it is a great rest for great value.
Perfect for relaxing
I just returned from 9 days at this place and had a wonderful time. We stayed in an Island villa with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, three TV's and a view of the gardens - heaven. The landscape gardens in this hotel are really something to behold as is the swimming pool that meanders through. Hotel restaurants are expensive but quality, but you can eat at private Thai owned places on the beach that have survived the disaster much more cheaply. The beach and hotel are 90% operational, there is no reason not to visit Phuket now. The buffet breakfast at the Birds of Paradise and Puccini, dare I say it, were better than the buffet breakfasts we had at the Oriental (which was good). If you have children don't hesitate to take them here, they'll love the pool.
On our arrival we were taken to a room that was unacceptable ...
On arrival our room was not acceptable and asked for Manager..No response...contacted head office in Singapore and were then offered very attractive accomodation. Have not heard from the Manager.
Staff were wonderful, pools very beautiful. beach closed to surfers.
Highlight of stay - The Little Elephant and her Mahoot. I am surprised that the resort does not advertise her visits more in their brochures.
A little isolated for my liking but as usual the local staff make your holiday special because of their personalities. Little elephant Ning Nong now has a special place in my heart. All in all a very lovely resort and each person will find a wonderful memory to take home with them.
When we arrived they had double booked us with a conference a bad start, they offered us alternative accomodation away from the laguna resort (the hilton which was nasty and the evason which we took them up on - although they seemed very grumpy about this probably because its a beautiful and expensive boutique hotel).
Great pool, nice suites
We just got back from 3 days there. Nice property, situated on a beautiful beach (although many annoying vendor right on their beach, could walk 3 minutes and be away from it all). Has a long swimming/wading river that's good for relaxing. We stayed in a 2 story suite and loved the outdoor shower. While the food at the restaraunts was toned-down Thai, it was of high quality. Also loved the daily visits by the baby elephant. Keep in mind that the Laguna complex is a little bit isolated, although some people want it that way.
This hotel had the feel of a shopping centre. It was souless.
The room was shabby and dreary. We were lucky because the air conditioning in the hotel wasn't working, so guests were being moved to other hotels.
There are so many beautiful hotels in Thailand - don't choose this one.