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“Relaxing Oasis away from the hustle and bustle” 5 of 5 stars
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Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   97 Mueang Ngoen Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #50 of 272 hotels in Patong
Hong Kong, China
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“Relaxing Oasis away from the hustle and bustle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stayed at Twin Sands for a week in early Nov 2013 in a studio apartment on 3rd floor of building B. Top quality fittings and appliances throughout. Free Wi-Fi in the room was surprisingly fast and reliable.

It was relaxing to sit on the balcony for the view and quiet, although I was staying in a room that overlooked the pool so noise from the swimmers was always there. But that was ok to hear people enjoying themselves. There was road noise from motorbikes going by but it was not very frequent. Could not hear any outside noise when I went inside the room and closed the door.

Downsides: the electricity went out for a couple of hours very early one morning, but from what I heard it is not unusual for the area. There is only restaurant (Blue Mango) onsite, and there are no shops around the resort so have to rely on going to Patong for supplies.

There is a free shuttle bus to the main Patong area, but not very frequent, around every 3 hours.. First one leaves Twin Sands around 10.30am, the last returning shuttle from Patong is around 9.30pm. Would prefer more frequent shuttle and start earlier, finish later. Of course you can catch a taxi into town but quite expensive around 250-300 baht for a short 5 minute trip. It is a hilly area so if you are keen you can walk to town around 4kms!

The gym is a reasonable size and has a reasonable range of equipment for both aerobic and weights exercise. There is a sauna and a steam room. I did not partake in a massage but the facility looked quite good. English seems quite well spoken by most staff now, I think they must've improved.

The beaches near Twin Sands are not as good as I hoped, The beach to the back of the resort is very rocky so not really suitable for swimming. The other beach (Tri Trang) to the front of the resort is a long walk due to the area to get to the beach is fenced off due to the development work. Hopefully this fence will be taken down when the developments are completed.

Only phase 1 of this resort is completed, When phases 2 and 3 are done, and other developments in front of Twin Sands are completed it will be a very impressive area.

Room Tip: There are 5 rooms on each floor. Studios are in the middle, one/two bedrooms on the corners offer th...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RoyBristow, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for your comments they are much appreciated. I agree that once all the phases are complete it will be a very impressive location and it is something we are working towards. The location itself was chosen to be a little bit away from the heartbeat of Patong so it tens to be much quieter and many of our guests are very happy with this. Our Blue Mango restaurant is getting some very favourable reviews and the rest of our facilities are well used. I hope you can find time to visit us again and will be able to remark on the further improvements we continue to make.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Absolute Twin Sands Resort and Spa in Phuket. The Studio we stayed in was breathtakingly beautiful. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We arrived the Saturday and joined the Absolute family on Tuesday. Excellent all around. Did not want to come back to South Africa - left my heart is Phuket. Our stay was made by the Absolute "family". Already planning our next vacation with the Absolute Group. Heather & Riaan Moller, South Africa

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RoyBristow, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Thank so much for your comments we were pleased to look after you during your stay and we are also counting the days until you decide to stay with us again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at Twin Sands in July 2013. The resort had only been open a short time but was shaping up to be a vast improvement on fellow resort Absolute Nakalay.
The Apartment was very well appointed and equipped. We had a studio and the lay out impressive with a View that was superb. The bed was VERY firm as most Thai beds are, the bed was easily fixed with a rubber overlay we keep there.
The Blue Mango Restaurant was excellent. The Manager extremely eager to please assured us if what we desired for breakfast was not on the menu,--ask and we will do our best to cook it for you. This was done and very much appreciated ! The evening menu is great with plenty of options. The Wine list is impressive, and wines very well cellar-ed and presented.
We are returning next week for a two week stay with Family in a Two bedroom apartment and we are looking forward to another great holiday.
Twin Sands is a short distance from Patong, far enough to be a peaceful haven, but close enough to enjoy shopping, sightseeing, dining, and nightlife easily. In my view it is a huge advantage to have your own transport, although there a regular shuttle to town.
The on site facilities are very good, and the Ocean Beach a very short stroll away, what more could one wish for, we hope to be very regular visitors over the coming years, and look forward to sharing holidays with the rest of our family some time soon at Absolute Twin Sands

Room Tip: All rooms have a great view with a northerly aspect to Patong Bay
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RoyBristow, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thanks very much for your review I'm very glad to hear that you are returning to our resort very soon so I'm hoping that you have an even better time. I will pass on your kind words to our team and to the Blue Mango restaurant.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at twin sands for two weeks recently ( as members ) wanted to be impressed, very nice one bedroom apartment very well appointed, only has one restaurant although food was generally very good but breakfast choices quite limited, the staff were always helpfull but sometimes struggled with English, the shuttle service provided was very good and we used it a lot.
This resort is far from complete ( maybe in 3 or 4 years ) so to claim 5 star status at this time is a stretch let alone to call it a resort.
The massage and spa facility is fantastic, a high point of our stay, the staff are brilliant, we will stay there again when the project is complete, hope it's sooner than 4 years

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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RoyBristow, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thanks for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We are currently building phase 2 and 3 of the resort such has been the demand. But phase one is up and running very successfully with the restaurant winning many plaudits since opening as well as the iSpa you enjoyed so much. I hope we can tempt to you back sooner as work is progressing very well so keep a look at out for all the updates.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at this resort recently. our apartment was lovely, very comfortable, great facilities.Equipped with a good kitchen, bathroom, comfy bed.The staff were very helpful.
The award winning restaurant is excellent & good value for money.
The downside is that it has only been open 6 months & is still in the process of completion. This means the view is of builders equipment & rubble etc. There is not, as yet, any shop, which means catching the shuttle bus into Patong Beach to buy supplies if you wish to self cater. While we were there it rained torrentially for the whole time & with nothing to do but wander around the trashy shops along the beach front it lost some of it's excitement. Once completed it will be wonderful but it's early days yet.

Room Tip: Ask for a room higher up to get a better view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RoyBristow, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments and understanding that it is only phase one that is now complete and the area as such has not fully developed. We aim to make our guests as happy as possible and keeping the work going on around the resort to impact as minimally as possible during this time. So I am pleased to here that the most of your holiday was memorable and we look forward to welcoming you again sooner rather than later.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

WE are part fo the club absolute and stayed here in July 2013 for a week. We usitlsed our free week whihc we had no trouble booking. The hotel is new and lovely- far enough away from Patong beach (5-7 mins) but still close to go shopping etc. The hotel have all the facilites. gym, resturant (yummy, clean and very well priced). Only downfall in the poor service levels- the pool bar was never open and no pool side service. we travelled with our 2 year old and while we had on 1 minor incident the hotel is probaly not best suited to tavelling with kids there (no kids pool or activities)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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RoyBristow, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for your review. It is true we are having issues with the pool bar and are endeavouring to make this available at all times in the future. Similarly there are no children specific amenties at the resort and currently no children's pool. So I am sorry that these could not be provided for you at this time. This is the first phase of our development and we will talk your comments on board.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband and I had a week at the Twin Sands and loved our stay there. We had a roomy one bedroom apartment that was beautifully decorated and had all the mod cons. The staff are so friendly and helpful and were quick to respond to any little requests. I like a softer mattress so they added a mattress topper to my bed!! The pool was lovely and relaxing and we made good use of the swim up bar - beautiful cocktails made to order by Poppy. Love the location away from the bustle of Patong and the Blue Mango is an excellent restaurant to eat at. Look forward our next visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RoyBristow, Front Office Manager at Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
We are also looking forward to your return visit so you lap up some more peaceful time that we all need from time to time. That mattress topper is just waiting for the call !!
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Address: 97 Mueang Ngoen Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Patong
#26 Romantic Hotel in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa 4*
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