We spent the second part of our honeymoon here and it was fantastic. So relaxing from start to finish and we were so disappointed to leave.
We were upgraded to a pearl bed suite which was fantastic and huge. The only downside of this room was the noisy air conditioning unit outside but it didn't really disturb too much. Upon check in we were escorted to our room, 2 minutes later there was a nock on the door and the luggage arrived, then a few minutes later another nock on the door and a gift arrived as we were honeymooners - some sparkling wine, cake, flowers and fruit. We also had a flower display on the bed and a scented candle which i think is a nice touch.
Each day the room was cleaned and the ladies would refill an oil burner which was lit by the turn down ladies later in the evening. The staff are incredibly polite and always greet you. When they come into your room they always take off their shoes.
Room service was great, we had it a few times. The only problem i had was when i wanted two single shots of havana club rum and the lady didn't understand what i meant. Nevermind we got it in the end.
The restaurants in the hotel were great. Tin Mine was great for breakfast, i loved having fresh pancakes made for me. We had an incredible meal in Black Ginger, simply wonderful food and a lovely setting. Remember to book for these restaurants though. We also had some wonderful steaks in Rivet Grill.
The pools were great, we hung out around the adult one mostly which was very chilled. Drinks are expensive at the pool bar but friendly staff. The in pool seats for the bar were very uncomfortable though and did cut/graze your legs - didn't deter me from sitting there though. The fruit and water that is brought round was greatly appreciated.
I went to the spa for a couple of treatments on my last day and it was amazing. Such good service and the treatment was fabulous. I enjoyed it so much. It is expensive but is well worth it. We also had thai massages in a place on the beach which was nice but you don't get the same level of luxury.
I'd definitely recomend doing the Moo's Kitchen cookery class. We had great food and it tasted fab. We felt very proud of ourselves. It was fun cooking with my husband and the chef instructing us was very cheery.
People talk about the plane noise but it's not all the time and i didn't find it disturbing in any way. The conveinience of transfer time defintely overrules any disturbance we felt, it's so close and i hate travelling loads to get somewhere. We enjoyed our walk along the beach towards the airport and didn't find that the beach was dirty. The restaurants along the beach were fab and we loved Mr Kobi's for drinks.
There is a room near reception where you can have complimentary access to computers which i thought was great.
We had a very early flight when we left so the hotel organised a breakfast box. The box was fab and had fruit, yoghurt, pastries and a little cooked breakfast and some juice. This really set us up for the day at 5am until we had a meal on the plane!
It was a fabulous honeymoon and we definitely want to go back.
- 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