We have just returned from a week in a 3rd floor studio in building B. Modern fitout and great to have free in-room wi-fi. Excellent TV & DVD system (which was rarely used). Also good to have a basic kitchen with crockery, etc & cooking utensils, plus small microwave if wanted. Use of the balcony was unfortunately limited due to regular unpleasant cigarette smoke from surrounding units and from the pool area below. The room was kept very clean. Generally very quiet - not much guest noise at all - had expected more as we were near the lift but were pleasantly surprised. Heard no sound from surrounding units - the walls/floors must be thick. Some road noise - sporadic loud vehicles (during the day and night) but generelly a fairly quiet road. There is some construction work which was occasionally noisy. And the surrounds of the resort are "unfinished" (especially now they are about to build phase 2). The Blue Mango restaurant was excellent - great food prepared by Italian and Thai chef's, with the host, Claudio, and the waiting staff, being very attentive. Relatively good pricing for excellent food...obviously not as cheap as some of the other possibilities in Phuket (eg: local Thai food). Very good gym facing the pool and the view. Didn't use the sauna or steam room. The massage was very good and relaxing. We enjoyed Tri Trang beach - only 10mins walk from the resort. There is a small 3yr old elephant who comes to play every day. The sand was a little "rough" towards the pleasantly warm water (shells and coral) but not unbearable. From there you can get a long boat to Freedom beach - well worth the cost (we paid 500baht per person which we gather was "average" but could possibly have bartered down more). The sand was white and soft, both in and out of the very clear water. Paradise!
The shuttle ran to Patong every 2 hours from 9am -9pm - hourly would be better as a taxi or tuk-tuk would cost 200-300 baht for the short and hilly trip. There are taxis readily available at the front of the resort.
Being a small resort, guests were friendly and shared tips and ideas about what to see and do. The staff were also very friendly and helpful.
Overall a very relaxing holiday.
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