First, ignore the sour spoiling reviews on here. The staff are courtesy itself and although understated and anything but flashy, the resort has the kind of polished perfection normally seen only on a filmset. And yes, I've had experience of Peninsulas, Mandarin Orientals, The Ritz, etc etc all my life so I know the grand old hotels with which I'm comparing it . To compare this to a Sheraton is just a joke, by the way, and as for efficient security staff, well I am delighted! It is a very expensive and exclusive property - privacy together with protection from outsiders is what guests pay for and expect.. Interested potential guests can see quite enough on the website!
We spent a week in spacious understated luxury. The resort is a world away from the rest of Phuket. The service is superb, discreet but anticipating your every need. The pavilions, ie rooms, were enormous, not just beautifully designed but practical too. There were buggies to take you around or to the beach if you dislike steps. There were lots of steps but this is a steep site - one reason why the beach at the bottom is so wonderfully private - so it is hardly surprising. Food was delicious but expensive, like all extras, predictably.
The beach was pristine, with not a spot of litter or seaweed to be seen. Indeed the whole resort was maintained to an amazing standard.
Space, beauty, tranquillity and superb service are clearly the Aman's idea of luxury and I, for one, would not disagree. From our arrival to our departure at the airport the experience was seamless. I will return when I can!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amanpuri (place of peace) was built in 1987 and became Aman's flagship property. Reflecting the style and elegance of Thai culture, the resort's graceful pavilions and villa homes are situated in a coconut plantation on a headland overlooking the Andaman Sea. Elevated walkways connect pavilions to the resort's private white sand beach and facilities, including the first Aman Spa. With a fleet of luxury cruisers, Amanpuri offers the opportunity to explore the Andaman Sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amanpuri Hotel Thalang
- Amanpuri Hotel Phuket
- Amanpuri Resort Phuket
- Amanpuri Phuket, Thailand