There is no doubt The Shore is one of the best places I have ever stayed. The villa is most certainly the best room I have ever stayed in.
Check In: A really smooth check in with welcome drinks and cold towels, as you would expect from a 5 star resort. We were escorted to our villa by the reception manager who highlighted the facilities of the room in detail.
The Room (Seaview Villa): The Villa was very spacious and well appointed. Our bedroom had floor to ceiling windows that overlooked Kata Noi Beach and the Andaman Sea. They slid open to reveal a private, quite large plunge pool. The bedroom has a king sized bed that was comfortable and there is a flatscreen tv with good reception and a variety of cable channels. A nice touch is the Bose sound-dock which we often played our iPod on. Behind the bedroom is a hallway which accommodates a vanity area with dressing table, chair and mirror - my wife made full use of preparing herself here for dinner every night. There were cupboards as well with a safe, a beachbag (great for putting all your beach stuff in) and even a nespresso coffee machine with complimentary capsules provided daily. The bathroom is very large and also has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beach and sea. It has a free-standing bath with enough room for 2 people, a large rain shower and good quality toiletries. Another nice touch was the complimentary insect repellent. I also liked the his and hers basins. I’m sure most males appreciate those. We found ourselves spending most of our time in the outdoor area. Apart from the large infinity plunge pool it also has a submerged single and double daybed area in which the pool surrounds. There is also a lounge suite and coffee table undercover but still located outside.
The Facilities: The Shore is designed for honeymooners and people wanting total relaxation. Therefore the gym, library and boutique are small. However as a resident of The Shore you also have access to all the facilities at Katathani Resort, however Katathani residents don’t have access to the Shore’s facilities. The Shore’s infinity pool is large enough and overlooks the beach and sea. I did like the large round daybeds around the pool area.
The Food: A fairly simple breakfast offering but has everything you needed. There’s egg, juice, fruit and pastry stations, as well as the regular buffet fare (sausages, potatoes etc). I did like the freshly made iced coffees on offer. The Shore also offers breakfast in your villa for no additional fee.
The Harbour Restaurant: We didn’t have any problems receiving poolside service, the happy hour cocktails were good and the evening food was of a very good quality. I had a perfectly cooked rack of lamb.
My only criticism was that I thought the room service menu could have been more extensive. It is quite limited. However, what is on offer is of a very high standard.
The Location: The location is great, located at the end of Kata Noi Beach on a cliff face with fantastic views. It’s a five minute walk from some local Thai Restaurants and shopping is only a 5 minute tuk-tuk drive away.
The Service: I found the service here to be exceptionally good. I arranged for my luggage to be sent to this resort in advance, as I did a side trip to Bangkok. My luggage was in my villa upon arrival as well as a bottle of champagne on ice (a wedding gift) as I had arranged with the resort. I was a little concerned that my instructions may have been misunderstood due to the language barrier, but everything was arranged perfectly.
Overall: This place is expensive but for a special occasion it’s worth every cent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury beachfront pool villa resort on Kata Noi Beach in Phuket, Thailand. This adult only resort is a natural fusion of indoor and outdoor living where time has no meaning beyond the pleasure of every moment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Shore At Katathani Hotel Kata Beach
- The Shore At Katathani Phuket/Kata Beach