This was our 3rd time - and the hotel and staff were up to their usual high standards. Thank goodness they got rid of the price tags on everything which I commented on after our last visit - they are back to giving a free beach bag - which was very useful - to use and take home.
Again we had a room on the first floor, this time with a bath on the balcony - which was nice.
We were picked up at the airport and taken almost immediately to our room - all the formalities had been done, luggage arriving soon after.
We used the adult pool with the bar after 4pm every day having spent the mornings and early afternoons on their beach. Never had any problems getting loungers, though that was because (after the first day) realising you needed to get down to the beach before breakfast and put your towels on a sun lounger if you wanted one on one of the first 2 rows!!
We took up their offer of a free trip to Old Phuket town and made our way to the night market - a must - which we had never done before. Huge and great for bargains - but prepare to barter. Good food area as well with everything you.can imagine. Negotiated with a taxi driver to take us back for 700thb (they want to charge you 1000thb for the 40 min drive).
Ate every night at Hannah's seafood restaurant on the beach - nice fresh fish and cheap. They remembered us from last time which was nice - or at least said they did!
Good snorkelling reef as well just in front of the hotel beach.
Great weather - we went at the begining of March - never had one bad day or saw one cloud!
We stayed 6 nights which was just enough - by the 5th day was starting to get a bit bored with the breakfast - not that you are short of choice - and they do try to vary a few things - on the whole it is very good - but its the heat that gets to you - longed for an air conditioned breakfast - which we looked forward to - as we left for Bangkok.
- 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