It was tricky finding a vacation location for our babymoon (baby on the way) especially when my previous experience of Phuket was one of island hopping, snorkeling, rock climbing, white water rafting etc. With the limited activities you can do pregnant, we opted for a more restful holiday and hopefully a hotel that would be enough of an attraction in itself. So we chose Cape Sienna having read other reviews. We stayed for 5 days.
Cape Sienna did not disappoint as we entered into the lobby on the 2nd floor, the sea greets! We had a good check in (waited only 30 minutes and we were there at 1, way before the allocated check in time).
The trip from the airport cost us 650 baht. (You should head all the way left to the metered taxis or if you want you could offer this price to the different pushers that are all around. They will be asking for 750 baht.
Sorry I digress. We were given our deluxe jacuzzi room and it was really more than we have expected. The view of the sea was amazing and the bath and jacuzzi looks out to it. Although it would have been great if the view from the jacuzzi was not obstructed by a wall and be totally made of glass instead. But well this is made up for by the view from the pool deck where you will probably find yourself sun tanning. There is a quieter and less visited site at the Sienna Rocks area just across the road which also belong to the hotel. We enjoyed that area more.
The hotel provides a shuttle service to Kamala beach and Patong. We did not take the Kamala beach shuttle (15 min walk will get you there) but we took the Patong one. A taxi ride would have cost 500 baht, so this two way service was greatly appreciated. The pick up time is at 4.30pm from hotel and 10.00 pm from the Patong drop off point. Seats are limited though so you need to book early with the front desk. If you would like to take a taxi in your own time, take note that the taxi mafias are seated just below the lobby and in some kind of honor code, no other taxis will service you. So you will have to go with them. They are quite friendly but the price is not the cheapest.
The hotel has 3 dining options. The vanilla sky, plum room and the poolside. They offer special deals everyday but the prices are still quite steep. You are looking at a 1095 baht for bbq buffet or a 1900 baht for a 4 course meal etc. (Check their website for more accurate pricing). I had the bbq buffet and was a tad disappointed when they did not have lobster or crab or satay. The lobster and satay were pictures they used in their promotion. But of course the spread was still substantial so not too much complains there. Then the question beckons :what are the other options. Well what we did on the first day was to get ourselves to Patong and go to Big C! The super market is pretty well stocked with food which can tide you through the day. There is also a large option of eating places in Patong so that was not a problem. If you want something nearer to the hotel, Kamala Beach has some seaside cafes which serve food not exactly at local prices either but still gives you the variety. If you walk further down (instead of crossing the bridge to the beach) you come to Kamala town, which is a quiet area compared to Patong. There are some eateries and pubs there as well and you get quite a good price for the fare there.
So overall, it was a very relaxing place, very peaceful (esp when u compare it to Patong) and great for just sitting, reading and sun tanning. The service was wonderful. The food options a bit pricey and well mozzies are there so remember your repellant. I would go back to the hotel if Im looking for some rest and relax:). (If you are an adventure junky, then perhaps somewhere nearer the action will be better)
PS: The cost of taxi to airport using the mafias will be around 1000 baht, so please keep that in mind when budgeting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cape Sienna is a new chic modern resort that brings sophisticated style of city living to the tropical beauty of Phuket. Designed as a retreat for the urbane cosmopolitan, the sleek accommodations and restaurants are all positioned to command stunning sea views from a dramatic west coast headland. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Agoda, HotelTravel.com and Priceline so you can book your Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Cape Sienna Hotel And Villas
- Cape Sienna Resort
- Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas Kamala, Phuket