Had a one night stay in the Hotel. It´s a quite nice Property with new and spacious Rooms. The Rooms with direct Pool-Access are very nice! The Resort is not (yet?) overcrowded.
Had Lunch at the "Pesto"-Restaurant, which was nothing special, but still okay.
But bad experience was when we tried to get out of the Hotel. It´s far away from the Phukets main Attractions, so you will need a Transportation. We tried to arrange a Limousine-Service on our own (pick up from the Hotel) but the Hotel-Staff told us, we are not allowed to do this. We had to take a so called "local taxi" waiting in front of the Hotel (private cars - so i´m sure their won´t be any insurance in case of an accident). The Fare was 2-3 times the Price we normally would have paid (1000 Baht to get to Surin beach). The Staff told us, that they have an arrangement with these Drivers (they called them "Taxi-Mafia") and they won´t let other cars drive into the Hotel area to pick up tourists.
As Holiday Inn is an international chain and not a local Hostel, such Things shouldn´t happen and we won´t come back.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking