Talk about being on the beach. The cafe and pool are right next to the beach. The sea water is warm and still. The pool has good sun in the morning hours and early afternoon. Plenty of loungers on beach and by pool. Good drenching shower at the transition from beach to pool area.
The resturant is right next to the beach as well with tables almost in the sand but sitting on a deck. The food is good and breakfast very well persented with a good choice. Service was excellent and prompt most of time...I think it was the kitchen that slowed the process. But everything I ordered was wonderful, so I'll wait a little longer. They have sort of a happy hour food menu most of the day, everything is 99TB. Fav was egg rolls everyday for sure along with a cold beer. I stayed for dinner the night I arrived, it was a buffet with a chef station to mix a Thai hot plate for you. I even was able to get behind the wok myself as it was not very busy when I showed up...that was a kick and the staff took pics. It is fun to become part of something and enjoy the people and what they do...also I feel it is a compliment to them if you join in, laugh and apprecite their service.
The property is on a steep slope and has a garden roof for each section of rooms below. I was on the top street level rooms which provided a fantastic view. A golf cart was available at a moments notice to take you down to the beach area and back up again, a very nice service. The hotel had a wash room with machines at reasonable prices.
The pool water was pleasant and cooled you off after a hot day of adventure and tours. I had the manager set up my day tours, he spoke English very well. I suspect the prices were a little higher than doing it on my own, but not much and it was what I wanted to do not a set tour.
The room was great. Front room with TV,couches and coffee table, off to the side a 4 place small dining table, with a kitchen. assorted coffe and tea plus some tastey cookies each day along with the standard of two free bottles of water in the refer. There was a mini service bar as well with reasonable prices. The bedroom looked out across the lawn and across the bay. Small patio with chairs and table. Read many chapters in the morning before breakfast. The bath had a shower and tub and yet again no place to hang damp towels. This bath had a central hot water supply system which worked very well tucked up under the sink counter which fed the shower, tub and sink plus the kicthen sink. The maid service was always done when I was not there..never ever saw them. Amazing not even a cart.
The place is well maintained and the grounds folks are always doing something keeping it tidy and attractive. i also like using the hotel to set up things as it can be added to your check out billing using a credit card just once saving on transation service charges.
By the sea IS by the sea. It is a nice place to stay, but not central to town. You need transport. If I was staying long term I might rent a scooter or a car to explore. I can highly reccomend this place.
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- Also Known As:
- By The Sea Hotel Cape Panwa
- By The Sea Cape Panwa, Phuket