The style of the hotel is very industrial, which is consequently used in every detail. I have seen various reviews which hate the style of the hotel and say it is not 5-star. I disagree, but it is not a 5-star in the traditional style due to its design. But all services and amenities are certainly at a 5-star level. The rooms are very spacious and well maintained.
Contrary to some reviews you can close the bathroom from the bedroom with a big door. The shower is open, so prude couples might not like it.
We did not have a room with private pool, and actually happy with this as room on a higher floor offers a bit more of a view than those on the ground floor with the private pools.
On the higher floor you also have very comfy daybeds and the terrace is covered, so never full sun and no problems with the rain when there would be some.
I would recommend to take some insect repellent, with all the ponds there are a lot of small bugs around.
There are a lot of excellent restaurants to eat and room service is excellent. Prices are below the normal 5-star prices for restaurants, and quality at the same level. As always you can eat very cheap in the beach restaurants next to the hotels and on the street nearby but the quality is lacking as well as the freshness.
Breakfast buffet is very big and lots of choice including cooked to order eggs.
The beach area is not spectacular, but the amazing grounds of the hotel and the pools make up for this, you do not need the beach. The hotel is very large, but lots of signage and a good plan, after 1 day you know your way around.
Staff is very friendly as always in Thailand and go through every effort to make your stay better. Communication is not always as easy, but plenty of staff available to help out.
When checking out you can still make use of the showers in the fitness to freshen up so you can still enjoy the day when you have a late flight.
The massages are very good and in a luxurious environment (always in the industrial style off course). Yes you can find very cheap massages on the beach but they are not as luxurious or clean. The hotel has a very interesting promotion where every day they offer a package for a special price (4,200 Bhat per couple) but for this you get 1.5 hour of treatment, combination of 2 massages or a pedicure, a cocktail you can have in any of the bars with canapés.
Very close to the airport but no noise from it.
As we had been to Phuket before, we did not go an visit anything, so I cannot comment on how far it is to town etc
I would certainly recommend this place for a relaxing holiday with doing nothing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in its own private paradise adjacent to unspoiled Nai Yang Beach and Phuket Airport. A Bill Bensley design masterpiece and a member of Design Hotels, The Slate manifests an avant-garde expression of Phuket heritage, its rich culture and traditions with bold design and fearless imagination. A place where family legacy meets raw design, industrial beauty interrupts with unexpected elements. The all-suite property offers 177 accommodation choices, 7 luxuriously designed Pool Villas, 8 restaurants and bars, 3 outdoor pools, beach club, art gallery, fitness studio, tennis courts, 'Tin Box' kids club, award-winning Coqoon Spa, conference facilities and Thai cooking classes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Indigo Pearl Nai Yang
- Indigo Pearl Phuket
- The Slate Phuket/Nai Yang