We arrived late at the hotel and were blown away by the modern and stylish interior of the reception. The lighting in the hotel is also on another level. We were however informed that due to a lightening strike, the rooms we booked were not available. We were given a choice to move to another resort or receive an upgrade to the Pool Villa. Naturally we chose the upgrade and what an upgrade it was!!! We had our own private pool, spacious lounge, huge bath rooms, open planned bed room, sauna, steam room, massage room, kitchen, it was more than we could have asked for!!
The breakfast was to die for and the in-house dinning (room service) was also a delicious treat. Both their western as well as local food was fantastic.
One thing that must be said though, is that it is quite a way out of Phuket. We were under the impression that it would take roughly 40 minutes to get to Phuket Town. However, due to heavy traffic congestion the trip to Phuket always took around an hour and a half. Also, if you are interested in other activities such as diving, fishing, etc. you need to be prepared to pay more as the resort is a little out of the way.
But if you love relaxing by the pool and the beach (the little beach area is quiet and relaxing) and are not really interested in traveling around during the day then this is the ideal hotel for you. There are plenty of little restaurants and massage parlors around the beach front outside the hotel to keep you busy. Plus the hotel is so nice, you wouldn't want to leave anyway.
- 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