To start with the location, I need to say, this resort is a true “hideaway” as its name interprets.
It is not on the hotel-dense Patong area. It is actually on a hill a bit off the busy Patong. You
will begin to realize this fact since you try to get a taxi at the airport. Outside the airport there are different taxi companies and all of them have standard charge to different beach. However, Avista hideaway is not on their list under Patong. So don’t be surprised that the fare to Avista Hideaway is higher than the standard fare to Patong, as all the drivers will say:”It’s not on Patong, it’s on the hill”
The resort has only been built for a year or so. On right side of the lobby, something was still under construction when we were there. This resort is quiet, clean, and contemporary designed. We chose Jacuzzi suite#515 which a little far from the lobby by walking so we need
to commute by hydro cart. The suite itself is beautiful, private, and of course with Jacuzzi on
balcony. The only downside is our suite has not much view since it was block by another set of
rooms, but we were able to see some greens from the balcony which is not too bad.
The breakfast was good. Two things impressed me most: The freshly cooked pad Thai which you pick your own ingredients, and the honey you scrape off the hive piece. All the staffs are friendly and quickly response to us. We also tried the Thai message at the Spa, which was not bad.
One thing I would suggest Avista Hideaway to improve is its shuttle bus schedule. Since the resort is not in walking distance to Patong beach, guests rely on the free shuttle bus to travel between resort and Patong. The shuttle bus starts off every 2 hours. Earliest bus leaves resort at 9:00am and latest come back at 11:00pm from JungCeylon. It's only a 16 seats bus, every time it’s full. You really need to book for the seats and it’s become really important that you plan your day with the bus time. People missed the 11pm bus or want to travel off the schedule need to pay for taxi.
Overall, the resort is nice，so does the staff. It was definitely a pleasant stay and enjoyable 3 day hideaway.
- 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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