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“Almost as nice as the one at Kamala” 3 of 5 stars
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Sunwing Resort & Spa Bangtao Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 Moo 2, Bangtao Beach, Phuket 83110, Thailand   |  
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“Almost as nice as the one at Kamala”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

What it is not
Sunwing is not a 5-star establishment and it doesn’t pretend to be. If you’re looking for hi-end at Bangtao, stay at the Laguna group of resorts. You get what you pay for here. You don’t get smoked salmon, herbal teas, chunks of honeycombs, egg benedicts nor freshly squeezed juices at breakfast. If you want that, go stay at the Renaissance Mai Khao.

What it is
It is in essence, a family-friendly resort chain. There’s a clinic, kids club, and kids below 12 eat free with paying adults. The rooms come with 2 sofa beds, with enough towels and beddings for 4. The pantry is equipped with cutleries and a microwave. However, there isn’t a bathtub or a hand held shower. Not so easy to shower young kids properly. A baby tub is provided only in the Happy Baby Studio. The TV is CRT, so you can’t plug in your media player. There’s cartoon network, so that helps keep the kids entertained briefly while you jump into the shower.

Where it is
Sunwing Bangtao is located almost in the middle of the 6km stretch of beach. Mostly calm, shallow sea. Just a few jelly fish to watch out for. The hotel has direct beach access, which is great. The wading and kids pools are by the beach too. There are a few easily accessible beachside eateries but beware of high tides in the evening. If you venture farther, chances are you’ll be wading in sea water trying to get back to Sunwing. Just opposite the hotel entrance, there’s quite a nice restaurant. The prices are the same as those casual beach side ones. If you prefer to have more variety, choices, shops and free internet access, stay at hotels nearer the Best Western side. The shops are there.

The experience
As we visited during the low season, the breakfast spread wasn’t great – we had better at a cheaper hotel – but hey, it filled us up good. Food quality was fine.

The Spa was a let down. The treatment wasn’t bad. Just overpriced for a place so old and uninteresting. It’s 5 star price for 2 star ambience, amenities and 3.5 star treatment. Definitely had better for the same price. There are much cheaper and better value available nearby.

Like most international branded hotels, in-room internet access is expensive. They do have free access at the lobby though.

No complaints re service staff. Those from The Philippines speak English and the Europeans are multi lingual.

On the whole, we prefer the newer Sunwing at Kamala beach. Sunwing Kamala has bigger pools, better movie area and is better located to amenities. The only downside is the rooms are located far from the beach, unless you get the beach front rooms. OH and no free internet access at Kamala.

We’ve been to Phuket close to 20 times and stayed from Kata Noi to Phang Nga, at US$50/night – US$1000/night hotels. Chances are, we won’t be staying here again even though we had a nice stay.

Room Tip: No extra charges for kids below 12 sharing room. But the extra adult charge is high.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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111 reviews 111 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Stayed here in October 2012 with a group. (4 adults, 4 children 7,7,6,5 years). Purchased voucher through deals.com.au so initially was unsure about what we'd be getting but it was fantastic! Had a ground floor room, very comfortable beds (1 queen & trundle single beds for the kids). Rooms cleaned spotlessly every day, pools (yes there really are 7 of them!) cleaned and maintained daily. Grounds kept beautifully. This resort is right on the beautiful bang Tao beach. We stayed during "off" season and the first few days the resort was practically deserted, last few days was busier but we never felt crowded and never had problem getting sun loungers or space by the pools.

Only slight negatives (and they are very slight), breakfast choice is somewhat limited and a bit repetitive after 9 days and kids activities are really for 4 years and under, even our kids were too old for some of the activities.

I would absolutely recommend this resort to any families looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday, it's very easy to get taxis to patong or any other town and there is a small local market in bangtao twice a week. I would stay here again!

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms in block 4 are close to the children's pool and main pool and have a nice gra...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Acquired this through an internet deal $699 for eight nights for four people so naturally went the family deal. Found on trip advisor that this was a family orientated resort but this did not really concern me cause my children are late teens.
In short had a great stay out of the hub of Patong. Breakfast was selection was good and plentiful, staff were excellent and condition of the resort facilities were more than acceptable. On site shop come supermarket will cater for your needs and reasonable price.Bang Tao beach was very nice and a short walk to at least three or four good restaurants and massage places that earned the respect of the missus. Markets on Mon/Thu nights only 100 baht cycle or Tuk Tuk ride away. Patong only a 600baht ride away.
Full day taxi (private) driver 10 persons 3000 Baht.
No complaints from this happy traveller.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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davenport, Iowa, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

1st I have to start with a HUGE thank you to the staff! They were super friendly and very accomodating the entire vacation. Every employee we encountered acknowledged us (housekeeping, restaurant, maintenance, front office...) The Sunwing's best asset is their employees. Even picked up a birthday cake for my neice at the local store since we ordered it late and were leaving the next day.
With all our family members added up we speak English and very limited Chinese and Spanish. We speak NO THAI. We had no issues communicating with any staff member, they all spoke English VERY well, and even taught us a few Thai sayings.
Our room included breakfast daily and there was always a good selection. You can also get omlets daily which was a nice touch. We had several lunches and dinners in the restaurant. The "upscale" restaruant Fino wasn't open during our stay (due to it being the low season), but they still offered it's full menu in the regular dining area La Tasca for dinner. There were several options and even though majority of our meals were eaten here, I don't think I ordered the same thing more than once! Large selections of Thai & Western fare.
Our family consisted of three sleeping rooms, two Royal Suites by the pool, and one family room (great for kids!!) I would definitely suggest getting a family room if you have children, there is so much more space to spread out and the children will have thier own space/TV/bathroom...
During our stay we had several massages, which were very relaxing and right on the beach. We were in sticker shock when they said only 300 baht for an hour (about $10.00 USD) which is about $50.00 cheaper than back in the states. The only thing I didn't like about the massages is that there was constant chatter from the staff, it made it hard to relax. Also there are several people getting massaged along side one another, if you wanted a private room for massage you need to go to the spa and the prices are nearly as reasonable.
We stayed from 9/27-10/5 and with very little rain we had a wonderful vacation! I wish we had a couple more days!!

Room Tip: The poolview rooms are ideal, they have a balcony and you are right at the pools edge, only a few st...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Busselton
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We got a deal for a suite and at @$80AUD per night incl breakfast it was great value. We negotiated a ground floor room and had the pool and beach almost at our doorstep! For a resort the restaurant was actually good value and great food with the kids free. As it was a bit quiet the kids club wasn't in full swing but our 8yo met some play mates and had a great time. The resort mini mart was well stocked and Tesco supermarket was only 100 baht each way for supplies. Room fridge was mid sized so good for cooling beverages!

Room Tip: Any first floor have pool access, block 3 and 6 are beachfront.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Loved this place.
We booked a pool access royal suite which was perfect.
Only 3 nights but wish it was longer.
Emphasis here is on facilities for kids which are great and a beachfront location too.
Quite a few inexpensive restaurants left and right along the beach.
Our favourite was Coconuts - turn right and walk around 150 metres.
Great Pools with water slides for kids.
Breakfast pretty good, a very large resort.

Room Tip: Pool access rooms are great.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shanghai, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Our group of 7 (5 adults & 2 kids, ages 6 & 9) loved this hotel! We stayed there 9/27-10/5. They were awesome about picking us up late from the airport (almost midnight) and letting us check in late. Our returning flight was at 12:45 and they were more than happy to shuttle us back at 10 pm. I believe it was 1000 baht each way for all 7 of us. We were steps from the ocean. Most days my husband & I would head out there to read while we waited for the rest of the group at breakfast time, or to read after dinner. We played quite a bit in the tide and walked both directions of the beach. Since it was low season it was not too busy and the locals were working on rebuilding their huts (bars, food stalls, souvenier stands, etc.). My mom, sister, & sister's boyfriend went to the massage stands and said they were awesome and hour is 300 baht (less than 10 USD)! I never got a chance to try it out (sunburn), but they each went several times.

The pools were all fantastic and the girls enjoyed pool hopping. We had several different drinks and smoothies from the pool bar -all wonderful. My mom was in room 6105 & my sister & her boyfriend were in room 6103 - they were right off the main pool so we were able to store all our swim stuff there and just used their rooms during the day. The girls also enjoyed the kids' club, although the play equipment was made for toddlers and younger kids so they didn't use that. They painted, colored, and played table tennis. We were in a 2 bedroom suite (5205) and loved it. There was plenty of space, a wonderful balcony, and fresh water bottles in our fridge each day. They are trying to be environmentally responsible and so they only wash the towels & sheets when you strip the beds and throw everything in the basket. It's not a difficult task & I didn't mind sleeping on the same sheets for several nights - I do that here at home. I did trade in the towels a little more frequently.

We ate most meals at the hotel - the girls ate free if they ate off the kids menu (there were also a handful of dishes on the main menus that haad child discounts). In fact if the meals weren't included with our other trips this is where we ate. There was plenty of variety in Thai & Western dishes. We also had some awesome dishes from Fino that were served at La Tasca (Fino isn't open during low season, but you can order off the dinner menu each night). We had everything from Pad Thai to Chicken Enchiladas to Steak. The only meal one member didn't care for was the hamburger on La Tasca's menu.

It was super easy to arrange tours & transportation. The staff was very kind and helpful. We wanted to celebrate our oldest daughter's birthday since my mom & sister live in the US and we're in China. The cake needed to be ordered more than a day in advance, so one of the women working at the front desk got a cake on her way back from her lunch break that day. The staff felt bad about not having a cake so they sent up a basket of apples & orchid flowers with a note that our daughter made sure to pack and bring home with her. We thought those were super nice touches on their part!

If we are back in Bangtao, we would be very likely to stay at this resort again, and I will definitely reccomend it. It's also given me another brand name to search out at other destinations.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 22 Moo 2, Bangtao Beach, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Thalang District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Spa Hotel in Thalang District
#24 Family Hotel in Thalang District
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Thalang District
#34 Luxury Hotel in Thalang District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunwing Resort & Spa Bangtao Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 283
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunwing Resort & Spa Bangtao Beach is a fully contained family resort with its own restaurants, entertainment programs and a host of activities for all ages. For those whose ideal vacation consists of sipping colorful concoctions while dipping a toe in the surf or dozing off under swaying casuarinas trees, then Sunwing Resort & Spa fits your bill to the tee. NOTE: Kids stay, play & eat for free! (contact the hotel for more infomation) ... more   less 
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