I stayed at the Pen Villa for 5 days after a busy work trip. I came from a 5* hotel in Hong Kong, and I can safely say I'd choose the Pen Villa every single time!
I wanted time to relax and recover my energy, and from the second I walked through the door of the hotel at 1am I felt better. Peter and Winnie looked after me like family, often working out what was good for me before my holiday brain could decide. Peter was always quietly on hand to help, have a chat, or arrange anything I needed. Winnie gave me a great cookery lesson and I've been perfecting my Tom Yum soup on a daily basis since I got back! Each day when I wandered back into the hotel she would check what I felt like eating, taking me to the kitchen and showing me what was on offer. I'd end up with something that wasn't on the menu and was utterly delicious.
I had slipped into a dangerously relaxed state when Winnie checked that I was happy and could they organise any sightseeing for me. I'm normally not one for arranged trips, but travelling on my own and with such a short time in Thailand made me decide on a boat trip. Peter recommended a company, got me a hefty discount and booked the whole thing before I had a chance to blink. I had a day I will remember for the rest of my life.
My room was big, the bed comfortable, and everything was spotlessly clean and looked after really well. The bathroom was basic but again big enough for a party if you so wish!
Travelling solo can be a lonely business on occasion, and having friendly people to talk to at the end of each day made this the perfect holiday.
Before I got to Thailand I thought it would take a month off somewhere exotic to recover after a tough 6 months - after 5 days I felt better than I had in years. Thank you Winnie and Peter for getting the service absolutely spot on.
- Also Known As:
- Pen Villa Hotel Phuket, Thailand
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pen Villa is a family run hotel set among the hills of Surin. The hotel is located away from the main road, its surroundings are serene and private, and Surin Beach is an easy 10 min walk away. The hotel offers some of the best value hotel accommodation in Phuket.Our rooms are spacious and perfectly suited for long-stay guests. All rooms overlook our large swimming pool and tropical garden. ... more less