After staying in a Swiss property on Karon beach, the wife and I truly enjoyed our three nights with the Avista Hideaway wishing we would have originally done without the first three nights at the Swiss property to the south. The Avista Hideaway exceeded our expectations in every way. We had booked the Buena Vista room, and it was the nicest room we've ever stayed in for the money.
We both really liked the breakfast service, but suggest others to go early as it does get crowded after 9:30am. As stated in many other reviews, the coffee service can be slow. We had talked with Chef Tim and found out the they brew each cup of coffee individually, so no wonder it's really great. Y'all have been informed. You may order iced lattes, if that's your thing. They serve eggs to order, bacon and sausages, European salamis and cheeses, breads and pastries, fruit, and juices. They offer a truly great selection to start the day.
They offered some great dining options with reasonable prices. The BBQ dinner was another great choice accompanied with a lively Aussie DJ.
Since the property is located on the side of the mountain with steep walkways, they offer golf cart service to various locations. The pool was nice with some great views. They offer towel service, but chairs can be limited.
I don't quite agree with TripAdvisor's listing this as a beach location, because that's stretching the truth. It's on a hillside and away from Patong beach. It would be one hell of a walk to and from the beach and should not be considered an option. But don't fret because Avista Hideaway offers FREE shuttle service to and from the resort to either Paradise beach or Jungceylon mall. They do ask guests to reserve as there are only fourteen seats per trip with trips a several hours apart. I suggest that you be flexible, if you can't get the times you want. You can always get a taxi from the taxi mafia (that should be a whole other discussion) for approximately $10.
I'll verify what other reviewers are stating, "The blow dryers suck". Avista Hideaway, replace your blow dryers. Another thing, the blow dryers don't work in the bathrooms. Go figure that one out.
Overall, Avista Hideaway gets it. They understand what guests want. Thanks for the free internet and the shuttle service. It's the small details that really make the difference.
- 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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