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“WOW!!!! Honeymoon Paradise!”
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The Slate
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Nai Yang
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 31, 2012

We stayed at the Indigo Pearl for 11 nights on our Honeymoon and I just wanted to tell everyone WOW!! We stayed in a Private Pool Pavilion which was very spacious. It was great to have an 8sqm private plunge pool in our courtyard. The room also featured a nice soft King Bed and the ensuite had a waterfall shower head. The attention to detail in the hotel was second to none from the beautiful water features to cutlery they used with spanners on the end of them. It is a real tribute to the Tin Mining history of Phuket.

We ate at all of the restaurants in the resort. Black Ginger was just amazing but my favorite was the Rivet Grill - one of the best steaks I have ever eaten in my Life! The Day spa was just amazing, so beautiful and amazing service. We were treated like royalty for our entire stay. From the bottle of champagne and fruit in our room on arrival (Honeymoon Package) to all the staff saying hello every time you you walked past them. This included the reception staff all the way down to the house keeping staff. We would highly recommend Honeymooners to stay there, or actually anyone... you must stay there!

The hotel food prices are a little more expensive but that's what you expect in a 5 star resort. if you are money conscious there is a little village on the beach front with many restaurants and they are cheap with good food. See you again soon INDIGO PEARL!

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had our wedding at the hotel last year. If you are looking to stay at the hotel, the hotel is truly beautiful. Great rooms and fantastic service. The grounds are stunning.

If you are looking to have your wedding there, please go somewhere else. We had a horrible experience for our wedding.

We booked the wedding package there and went over the details with the organizer. Then 2 months in, she quit her job. OK, so that happens. We went over the details with another organizer. 2 days before the wedding, she told me that she won't be able to assist us so we got transferred to yet another person. This person had no idea about what we wanted, since she was the 3rd organizer to take care of our wedding.

1. When the golf car came to pick me up, they were not told that they shouldn't drive in front of all the guests, so they drove the cart with the bride in front of the whole wedding. No big entrance at this wedding. You can imagine how awesome I felt for my husband to be and all the guests see me for the first time going around in a golf card.

2. Then as I was walking down the aisle, half way in the wedding organizer stopped the music. Why??? I don't know, so I walked the other half of the walk without music. This was really bad enough, but this song was my tribute to my father who passed away. You can't really do your wedding walk twice you know....

3. The wedding organizer had no experience and training. The guests were sitting in the scorching sun, no umbrellas, no shade, no special touches.

No one came to ask for rehearsal, no one came to make sure the music was ok. The organizer said that she stopped the music because the speakers were bad...we just paid thousands of dollars to have a beautiful wedding and they didn't even bother to check the speakers before?????

I can go on and on, but my point is that we had a small wedding - 20 people. After a complete mess up from the organizers, we didn't get an apology or anything. 3 organizers later and the mess that the events team created will forever remain what I remember of the wedding..

So do yourself a favor and go to the Laguna Chapel (a place we were considering) or the Kata Noi hotel where they have events teams who know what they are doing. This is a very expensive hotel, so to have an inexperienced events team with 100% turn over within 1 year is unacceptable.

Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ExecOffice, Management at The Slate, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2012

Dear Malvinaa,

Thank you for your feedback and the acknowledgement of our beautiful resort. In reference to your wedding, your points duly noted, however please note our management team has corresponded with you many times over the course of the year since your wedding and the issues resolved. Kind Regards, Indigo Pearl team.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

A wonderful experience in Indigo. The good impression comes from the beginning... two baby chairs prepared in the car and two sets of baby shampoo and shower prepared in our rooms, very considerable and surprising...

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Booked a 112 sqm private pool pavilion. Huge property with 3 pools and nicely kept garden. Close proximity of airport. Far from hustle and bustle. Nai Yang beach right outside separated by a tiny road full of restaurants and small bars. Built on an old tin mine with the remains of machinery found all over the property integrated in to the design of the hotel. Concrete and rusty metal.

Room Tip: Any room on this property is good.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ExecOffice, Management at The Slate, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2012

Dear PMEkeiehen,

Thank you for your review and pleased to read you enjoyed the quite and peaceful nature of our resort. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Indigo Pearl team

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Our family spent 10 days at the Pearl in October 2012, if was referred to us by friends. Every once in a while you have a holiday that is flawless; this was our experience at Indigo Pearl. The hotel has a 'tin mining' theme which is carried out really well. Some of the highlights, service by the pool, the staff provide ice water, banana leaves with fresh fruit, a sun bloc butler, and anything else you want, you just have to ask. The hotel has access to a beach where there are numerous local restaurants, really good value food from the local community.

We stayed in a pool pavilion room which is highly recommended, the extra space and pool to have a dip in at night is great. We did the Moos kitchen cooking class, well worth it, it was a lot of fun, you’re the interaction with the staff was great. This hotel really knows how to look after its guests, well that was what we found anyway.

There were two dining experiences I cannot recommend highly enough, firstly the Sunday Brunch, this was an experience to be believed, just awesome, super fresh seafood, steak how you want it, it just goes on, there was even a massive tuna for sashimi available. The other experience was Black Ginger on the Friday night where you can taste all of the best the hotel has to offer, that was a real experience and you felt as if you were special. The chef goes through the entire range of foods explaining what they are as they are freshly prepared for you.
Even after we left, I received an email form guest relations and then another one from the general manager. I cannot recommend them highly enough, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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ExecOffice, Management at The Slate, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2012

Dear Roxy,

Thank you for your great review, pleased to read you had a great stay with us and enjoyed our various offerings, looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Indigo Pearl team

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is one of the most spectacular places we have stayed at. The resort decor is authentic and elegant whilst keeping with its tin manufacturing heritage. We were a honeymoon couple so they upgraded our room and had gorgeous gifts everyday. The massage therapy was one of the best and overall each staff member were attentive, polite and so welcoming. The themed restaurants were each so unique and loved the barge transfer to Black Ginger. They had great facilities and beach was only 5 minute walk. Was glad to stay here as it offered a more relaxed environment than Central Phuket and was easy 10-15 min transfer to Phuket airport. A place we highly recommend and would definitely visit again if we have the opportunity.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

What an amazing hotel!! It was our second stay at Indigo Pearl and it didnt disappoint. All the staff where exceptional and nothing was too much trouble. We actually booked a pool pavilion room for our 11 night stay, but upon our arrival we where upgraded to one of the pearl suites due to some water damage to our room (due to monsoon season). What a treat!! the room was absolutely superb, and was a big highlight of the trip.

Would strongly recommend doing the Thai Cooking Classes at "Moo's Kitchen". The class was run by Chef Ann and her staff who where an absolute delight, truely a very memorable part of our trip.

Thanks Indigo Pearl, we will be back.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Nai Yang Beach & National Park | 116 Moo 1 Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket, Nai Yang, Sakhu, Phuket 83110, Thailand (Formerly Indigo Pearl)
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Thalang District > Sakhu > Nai Yang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Nai Yang
#2 Spa Hotel in Nai Yang
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nai Yang
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nai Yang
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Nai Yang
Price Range: $155 - $882 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Slate 5*
Number of rooms: 177
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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