Hotel Transfer: We arranged a hotel transfer for the cost of (THB800 – AUD$27.00) one way from airport to hotel
Check in / check out: Fantastic – the girl who checked us in went over all the hotel information, including all the restaurants and the resort map. This was a nice touch and I have never experienced this in any other hotel I have stayed in.
Room Type: Diamond Suite – Ocean View Suite (upgraded)
Room Pro’s: Diamond Suite was located on a higher floor & had a sea view (partially obstructed by gorgeous tropical palm trees). Ocean View Suite had unobstructed sea view which was magic. Bedroom & living areas with wooden floors throughout were very spacious.
Bathroom areas in both rooms were fantastic. The bed in Diamond Suite was on the hard side.The bed in the Ocean View Suite was softer.
Diamond Suite & Ocean View Suite both came with a separate huge bath in its own room overlooking the ocean. The Ocean View Suite had a Jacuzzi bath. The bathroom also had a separate toilet and shower as well as heaps of cupboard space. Both Suites had a great balcony to watch the sunset.
Room Con’s: Wooden floors can be noisy when walking. You cannot plug in a HDMI cable as TV’s are wall mounted.
Hotel Spa: We booked in for a massage each and this was very relaxing. I had a soft relaxation massage (60min) and my fiance had a traditional Thai stretching massage (60min). Both were very good and reasonable prices compared to Australia. We paid approx AUD$130 for both. There are cheaper massages to be had outside the resort, but of course you are paying for the resort spa ambiance.
Hotel Pools: Beautiful. The Diamond wing pool (near our room) is fantastic & massive. Swim up pool bar, separate waterfall pool, basketball hoops and a little snack area for pool side meals.
We also enjoyed the Ocean View (middle) pool, located near the Ocean View Cafe restaurant – this became our favourite pool. It was large and such a great setting and we always got a sunbed here.
Hotel Grounds: The hotel is set on a steep hillside and yes, there are a lot of steps if you wish to walk around. There is also a bus shuttle that takes you to your room / lobby on a frequent basis that you can use if you don’t feel like the walk.
Restaurants / Room Service: We ate at the Diamond Hut one night but weren't too impressed with the food – the cocktails however are fantastic and the staff are so friendly!
Happy hours in the various bars are 50% off, with most cocktails being, full priced, THB190 (AUD$6.20), so happy hour is great value!
We ate breakfast a few mornings in the Ocean View Café and this was great – reasonably priced a la carte menu and delicious omelettes!
Room service is good value, the menu could do with a few extra items – more snacks than meals – I would be happy to provide these suggestions directly to Diamond Cliff if they wished.
Hotel Location: We were very happy with the location as we did not want to stay in the heart of busy Patong. A tuk tuk ride was THB200 to Jungceylon and about 10mins away. This is a quiet area but within walking distance of a lot of restaurants. Joe Downstairs, Baan Rim Pa and Da Maurizio are just across the road and are all yummy. At the bottom of the small hill is one of my favourite restaurants, Baan Kalim. There is also a convenience store at the bottom of the small hill also.
Hotel Service: A few days into our stay people were checked in above us and they were very noisy (kids running). We told the front desk manager about this and we were moved straight away to another wing and also an upgraded room type.
A big thanks to Jinny who helped accommodate this quick move – it was lovely to meet you and you are a great asset to Diamond Cliff!
A few nights into our stay we were invited to a management ‘meet & greet’ cocktail party and we had a great time! There was complimentary cocktails and finger food. Meeting the staff was great and everyone was super friendly. If you get an opportunity to attend one of these we highly recommend going along!
Overall Assessment: This resort is a great alternative for those wanting to be near the action, but not right in the action. We would definitely go back if we visit the region again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa is located on the hillside of North Patong. Only few minutes away from the Patong downtown where you can enjoy night life and shopping. We have a plenty of great choice of restaurants and bars within the hotel grounds, really impressive and well designed pool areas over looking the sparkling blue sea of Andaman. All rooms type are fabulous including our Diamond Pool Villa, all well appointed and furnished in gorgeous typically Modern-Thai furnishings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diamond Cliff Hotel Patong
- Diamond Cliff Resort And Spa Patong, Phuket