I struggle between wanting to keep Avista Hideaway a special secret and wanting to share this amazing hotel with the review it deserves...
What a beautiful resort. From the moment we arrived and were greeted with the most stunning view, a friendly smile and a welcome drink, my friends, husband and I fell in love with Avista Hideaway. The family pool access room is a perfect location for either a small family or for a couple on honeymoon with a day bed on your door step and steps down into the pool with a sun lounger in the water. The views from the end of the pool are beautiful. You really feel like you are hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Patong which is still only 5min by shuttle.
The staff at the pool bar, 'Fluids' were just gorgeous, always friendly and helpful. We also thoroughly enjoyed happy hour at the rooftop bar, watching the sun set while sipping cosmopolitans.
There are a lot of steps throughout the resort so this could be an issue however, golf carts and enthusiastic staff were always on hand to drive us back to our room after a hard night of walking the markets in Patong!
Shuttle buses were easy to book with reception and fairly regular. They will probably need to run more frequently when the resort becomes more well known.
While the resort itself is something you must see it is the also the staff that really make Avista Hideaway. Ellen, the guest experience and quality officer is fantastic. She introduced herself at breakfast the morning after our arrival and from that moment on always made herself available, asking after our health and wellbeing and generally making sure there was nothing more we could possibly wish for. Alvin, the spa manager, is a genuinely beautiful man. Again, he always made an effort to have a chat with us and wanted to make sure that we had the best holiday possible, including organising morning yoga sessions. While I have only mentioned two staff by name I would also like to acknowledge the staff at breakfast and dinner, the reception staff and cleaners who always greeted us with a friendly smile and went out of their way to make things perfect for us.
Breakfast buffet - fresh, great variety. Spectacular! Dinner - delicious. Definitely recommend the chicken curry and the pizzas. Would have liked to sample so much more!
10 nights was not long enough and we spent quite a bit of time on the last day planning a return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa, PhuketParadise in Phuket with Fresh Perspectives on the Perfect Tropical EscapeAs a discerning traveller, you understand that there are two sides to every story. Our view is, why limit yourself to a single point of view? Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa offers two equally mesmerising panoramas from its perch upon a steep green peak in southern Phuket.Ensconced in your lavish, luxuriously appointed guest room, Jacuzzi Duplex or the very private pool suite, we assure you of complete privacy. One of the vistas brings you back to nature as you gaze over a sea of trees to the calm of Tri Trang Beach; a contemplative outlook, pristine, green, serene. A contrasting view, due north is an expansive Andaman seascape, azure by day, glittering party strip by night, awash with the possibilities of paradise.This is luxury from a new angle. Naturally, you will find the expected amenities and cosseted comforts one expects from the ultra luxe tropical escapes: a private beach club, indulgent spa and dining adventures, 24-hour butler and seamless service. ... more less
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