Stopped by this property for a brief stay during the low season, and was extremely disappointed with some of the offerings. First, the resort had just too many rooms, and some of them were extremely small and cramped. I would suggest at least making sure one is given one of the larger rooms that directly face the ocean. Our room was maybe 20m2, which is fine for Paris or London, but not exactly common for Phuket.
The beach is very very average, slightly dirty, and not good for swimming at all. Walking along the beach will show that there are some kind of sewage pipes leading into the bay. The tides make swimming a chore, and one will have to time their swimming with the tides, as it is impossible to swim at low tide. However, the pools are quite nice, although should be rather full during the high season.
The food at the resort was probably the highlight, as the prices were reasonable, and the food was quite good. I would recommend all of the restaurants, with dinner being one of the highlights for us.
Transportation was a complete waste of money, regardless of where we went. Thus, I strongly recommend that one hires a car, as this will most certainly save you money if you plan on moving around the island. Taxis and shuttles will cost more than a car rental, and will be much more stressful to deal with.
- Also Known As:
- Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort Cape Panwa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to the tranquil setting of the stunning Crowne Plaza Phuket Panwa Beach Resort. Located just 10 minutes from charming Phuket Town, our brand new 5 star resort is set in the secluded Makham Bay, with its own private beach and spectacular views of the Andaman sea.Explore our unique heritage where Sino-Portuguese design meets modern comforts. Revel in our array of stunning guest rooms complemented by thoughtful touches and premier bedding. Our suites are spacious and opulent, all with bay views and most with direct access to a semi private pool. With 2 swimming pools, a fitness centre, kids club, Thann spa, tour desk and a Recreation Manager, filling up a day with activities is little issue. The hotel is catered with a pool bar, an all day dining restaurant, Mosaic, a cafe, lobby lounge and an Italian beachfront restaurant, Patio. Naturally room service is available for 24 hours. Wi-fi is complimentary for all guests throughout the hotel. ... more less
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