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“So Relaxed”
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The Slate
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Nai Yang
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“So Relaxed”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We got into the resort pretty late at night. We organised a pick up from the airport as it was easier and more or less the same price as the taxi. We were given a room on the ground floor. I was not convinced as we saw a lot of creepy crawleys including cockroaches. So we requested to move and they were happy to help. Breakfast was great. Food was great over all but you can also have other choices by going outside the resort which was also nice.

Pool was very nice as they had 2 pools only for adults. Not that I don't like kids but its also nice to sip cocktails without any crazy screaming fest. Crew were so nice.

Only thing you need to be careful of is mosquitos. They are everywhere. The resort has its own scented mosquito repellant so ask for it - was very nice.

I would love to go back there.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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EXECTeam, Management Team at The Slate, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear Yuki K,


Thank you for taking the time to review our resort here on Tripadvisor, We truly appreciate the feedback and your kind comments will be passed on the dedicated team here at Indigo Pearl! We are pleased you enjoyed the grounds, beach and our pools and adult only pools! The colleagues strive to make fond memories for our guests and we are happy to see your review!

The chefs will be very proud and pleased to see the great comments on the food.

We are Looking forward to welcoming you back to Phuket and the Indigo Pearl!!!

Warm regards,

The Indigo Pearl Team
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for the first week of our honeymoon and had an amazing time. Great food and drinks, very friendly and helpful staff, and very nice grounds and pools. Particularly liked the adults only sections. Highly recommend for couples wanted to escape

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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EXECTeam, Management Team at The Slate, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear pjm1983,

Thank you for staying with us and your kind words here on TripAdvisor! We are very pleased you both enjoyed your honeymoon stay and the selection of adult only pools was to your liking! Being a more quiet area of Phuket your headline on a perfect getaway seems to fit very well!

Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back on your anniversary!

Warm regards,

The Indigo Pearl Team
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

We have spent our honeymoon at Phuket, and Indigo Pearl was one of the three resorts that we have been to. We were looking forward to check-in to this "Boutique" resort but were not feeling naturally comfortable when we right step into the lobby itself. This resort architecture was featured on metal and wood, that generally preview a very dark, gloomy, miserable environment that totally dissapointed us for our romance period. The air conditioning system were not functioning well, staff were not having smiley and dedicate attitude, probably with the wearing on their uniform that is black and grey in nature. Even though we understand that our comments were quite personally, but we truly believe that "Natural Impression" will play a part for future travellers who looking for 5 Stars Hotel Accomodation. Indigo Pearl, cheers and put in effort to "Lighten Up" for a "Sun Shine Twinkling" Image !

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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EXECTeam, Management Team at The Slate, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Dear CWen2014,

Thank you for taking the time to review us here on Tripadvisor, we are disappointed to hear that the design of the hotel has not met your expectations, we are a unique design that may not be for everyone’s taste. The darkness was not helped as it is rainy season and also weather plays a crucial role as well. We will be looking into the AC issue ASAP and have recently undergone a total hotel wide service. We are also sorry to hear your honeymoon and romance period was not a great experience for you both. Our aim is to meet and exceed expectations of our guests and our dedicated team will be taking this very seriously as they are very proud of the hotel and services---They will be disappointed to see this and the fact that we have not delivered this on your trip. Our apologies again.


Warm regards,

The Indigo Pearl Team
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sydney
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

We spent 7 wonderful nights at this first class resort as a family of 4. The service and ammenties were nothing short of first class. Whilst the resort was on the quiet side due to low season the staff did not drop the ball, which can be the case when times are quiet. My 4 and 2 year old boys had a great time and the family pool was a great hit. A big thank you must go to Ian, who supervises the pool. He was fantastic with the kids and also did a great job ensuring all were catered for. Will definately be back. Once again a big thank you to the IP Team.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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EXECTeam, Management Team at The Slate, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear mattpelder,

Thank you for staying with us and reviewing us on TripAdvisor! Great to see your positive comments on the resort and especially the team!! We are very pleased you enjoyed the pools and Khun Ian has taken such great care of you and the family!

We are also glad even during the BKK crisis you enjoyed your time with us here in Phuket as you can see we are really business as normal here on the island!!!

Looking forward towelcoming you back & seeing you and the family back very soon!

Warm regards,


The Indigo Pearl Team
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed here on our Honeymoon and it was amazing, friendly staff, amazing food relaxing surroundings this place has it all.

The beach is only a short walk away and you can even get wifi on the beach

We went on May the 19th and it was rainy season but it mostly rained at night or if it did rain during the day it only rained for 20 minutes then it was really sunny for the rest of the day.

We give the hotel 100% for everything, book here and you will not be disappointed

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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EXECTeam, Management Team at The Slate, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear duncan1977,

First of all thank you for choosing and staying with us on this very special occasion! We truly appreciate your feedback on the resort and the team here in Phuket! Great to see your comments on the F&B and the staff as a whole, the team here will indeed be proud to see this!

Sorry about the rain it has been a funny year and this week not much at all!

Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back next year for your anniversary!

Warm regards,

The Indigo Pearl Team!
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited 'the IP' as part of the second stop on our four stop tour of Thailand having come from Bangkok.

What a world of difference! From the minute you enter Indigo Pearl you know you've entered somewhere special.

The service was superb, the staff friendly and the pools and complex immaculately clean.

We ate in Black Ginger once which was both a lovely experience and a lovely meal however for the rest of the evenings we ate in one of the many beachfront restaurants that surround the hotel.

If there was one tiny criticism (and it is minor), it would be the disparity between the hotel prices for everything from water to massages, compared to those prices in the village which is literally a 30 second walk.

I have no doubt we will be returning again to Indigo Pearl and cannot praise the hotel, or staff, enough!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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EXECTeam, Management Team at The Slate, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Dear Mike E,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a great review of your recent stay and your Special Honey Moon with us and thank you for choosing our resort!

Our dedicated team continues to strive to impress and meet or exceed our guests expectations with the service touches and especially the design of our resort, Thank you for noticing!! Great to see you enjoyed the F&B and our Black Ginger outlet on the lake!! So happy to hear that the service and the staff was superb they will be very proud to read this.


We are aware of that the beach pricing and it can be much cheaper ,we can assure you we use the highest quality ingredients from certified suppliers and have very strict health, hygiene and food safety standards in our resort with trained staff( that they may not follow in the local establishments.)


Please let us know the next time you plan on coming to Phuket, we look forward to welcoming you back to The Indigo Pearl! We truly appreciate you staying with us and taking the time to review us.

Warm regards,

The Indigo Pearl Team
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Jaipur, India
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

First off, I'll admit I love Thailand. I go every year as one of my relaxing getaways. Living in India makes it a quick and relatively inexpensive place to venture. Plus the Thai culture, food and way of life are appealing. I have stayed at literally dozens of places in the Southern areas of Thailand. I like the area between Krabi and Phuket.

I will say Phuket itself holds absolutely no value for us. It's a tourist mecca filled with just what it advertises. What you see is what you get. We usually end our holiday to Thailand in Phuket because that's where you catch the plane home to Bangkok. So for us, usually we try to spend only one night in Phuket to avoid the overwhelming tourist trade that has spoiled this beautiful area. It's just too overbuilt and too crowded, unless your 19 years old and enjoy massages with happy endings and p---y Ping Pong shows... which we do not.....

Needless to say, I was told about this property, Indigo Pearl by a friend who said it's a must to see. It's located a mere 10 minutes from the airport making it a plus already.

We were not disappointed. We planned to stay for 2 nights and "see" what this was all about.
I wish I could have stayed a month. Honestly. It is not a property one has to leave to enjoy. From the beginning to the end, this place had me sold. The staff, the grounds, the rooms, the health club, the spa ... the FOOD !!!!! I will definitely recommend this place to my best of friends without hesitation.

Be warned. If you are going to stay at Indigo Pearl, make it your destination only. It takes at least 45 minutes to the touristy side of Phuket and then if you do venture out, you are disappointed you ever left the property in the first place. There's simply no reason to leave, until you must go to airport.

So many reasons make a great resort. Indigo Pearl has provided each and every one of them. From the amazing rooms, filled with amenities, outdoor tub, pool and patio .... A breakfast buffet to keep you full all day... pool side drinks, and did I say a staff that absolutely knows how to pamper and fulfill your desires from a resort.

The Health Club is great. They offer many classes and day activities .... for those of us who like to drink like fish at night and kill ourselves the next day with cardio, all so we can drink like fish again and still look great .....

I'll say it again.... Indigo Pearl has my vote. But remember.... it's a place to stay and stay and stay.... for those who are looking to unwind and be pampered this is one of those properties.

It's not cheap, but luxury is not cheap. So be ready and do tip your staff and room cleaning team, they work hard and it's obvious.....

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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EXECTeam, Management Team at The Slate, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Kwaystep,


Greetings from Sunny Phuket!

Thank you for reviewing us here on Tripadvisor.

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to enjoy a relaxing vacation and stay on the grounds. I’ll be sure to share your comments with the entire team; they will be delighted to hear that they were able to make your holiday so exceptional. We are pleased you also enjoyed the design or our resort! Outstanding to hear on the Thai team here and all the areas you have highlighted, food , spa and health club! The bathtub too is always a hit. Unwind and relax is the goal and happy the team assisted in this!

Thank you so much for staying with us and we are very happy the resort and the team has met and in some areas exceeded expectations!
We hope on your next yearly trip you come back to Indigo Pearl!


We look forward to welcoming you back again.

The Indigo Pearl Team
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Property: The Slate
Address: Nai Yang Beach & National Park | 116 Moo 1 Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket, Nai Yang, Sakhu, Phuket 83110, Thailand (Formerly Indigo Pearl)
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 Luxury Hotel in Nai Yang
#2 Spa Hotel in Nai Yang
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Nai Yang
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nai Yang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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