My family booked this hotel in London, England and got an amazing deal. Basically, they got a three week hotel stay for approximately $1200 USD. I tried to book from the USA and would have been fortunate to get that same price for a week’s stay at the same hotel.
Upon arrival I was speedily met at the front desk area. The hotel is secure and so they want to welcome each guest so they are able to determine your purpose for arriving at the hotel. Also, this welcome is somewhat of a family style greeting where you feel like you have known each member of staff for a very long time.
The rooms are so clean, and well taken care of. It was a pleasure to stay in these rooms. I must say that the bathroom is not very well vented and so there was a lot of mildew around the bathtub and walls. We stayed in room 1731 and our balcony was much smaller than other family members who were booked in rooms 1725 to 1737. Our room 1731 had a nice view but somewhat obstructed view of the ocean.
Note that the hotel is on a steep hill and does require free hotel transportation to get up and down the hill to your room and back to the front desk. I am a young fit person, but even in that heat I wasn't always ready to take on the steep climb.
The hotel provides a free bottle of water each morning, and new slippers for each guest which does come in very handy. If you did not book breakfast with you can pick up bread and supplies at the local supermarket. I dined once at the buffet and the food was very good, and there was lots of it!
In addition to free water bottles, and slippers, the hotel provides one free trip to its fruit shop. You can get approximately 3kg of fruit, which isn't a lot, but it's very good. The hotel has two great restaurants that sell American and Thai food. When I say American, I mean hot dogs, chicken and fries in a basket and so on.
The location of the hotel is fantastic!! The hotel is a very short walk to the tuk tuk stand, but make sure that you get the hotel guards to escort you across the busy road - it's a free service the hotel provides and it comes in handy. A tuk tuk will cost approximately 150 to 200 BHT to go to the local shopping district where you can explore at your heart’s content. There are many places to eat that vary from greasy spoon style, to gourmet restaurants. I hear that the food along the beach is great, but I'm a little picky when it comes to where I eat. The local food outside of the hotel is very cheap so please do not spend all of your money on the hotel restaurants.
There are many places to get manicures and pedicures at very low prices i.e. 200 BHT or less, but please be careful about the cleanliness of the places you visit as you want to make sure that the tools they use are sterlie, and I don't think thats typical. There was a great place about a 10 min walk on the left side of the street where the ladies where bright green shirts. This place was very busy and the ladies are very nice and respectful. My family went there many times for manicures and pedi's, but be warned, you might find a nail from the last guest on your seat, or in the water you are supposed to soak your feet in, so please be cautious. I recommend the hotel spa, or a local store that looks somewhat professional.
The only complaint I have about the hotel is that my sister was getting married at another hotel i.e. Dusit Thani and that hotel was very welcoming of us as family of the guest. On the other hand the Diamond Cliff does not allow any outside guests, which was a huge problem when my mother became ill and the hotel refused my sister access to see her. They later realized their mistake and allowed her access. Unfortunately, it took a word from the Dr to allow that, and she wasn't allow back in to check on our mother. Thankfully I arrived later that day.
The hotel does not have a business center. It took a good 10 minute conversation with the front desk to gather that information. Apparently they have free wireless in the reception area, but I did not investigate. They do allow you to use their printers as long as you have a laptop computer.
When leaving the hotel please note that their transportation is very expensive! Approximately 1400 BHT for four people plus luggage. If you can please talk to the locals about getting transport back to the airport. We paid just 700 BHT through a local hotel employee connection.
I would definately stay at the Diamond Cliff again. Check out my photos.
- 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