Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hotel review - Aleenta Phuket Resort and Spa Part 4 - Final look at the hotel grounds

Location: Phuket, Thailand

Note: This article was written base on experience of staying in Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket's Pool Villa. The following info is important to you because it tells you on which month we stayed, and the price relative to the amount of time between the date of stay to the date of booking. You may experience higher or lower price at different months/seasons and if you book further or nearer to the date of stay.

We booked on:     September 2014
We stayed on:      October 2014
We paid in total:  THB27,659.50 (~RM2771) (tax included) @ Pool Villa, 2 persons, 2 nights, breakfast inclusive

The overview of the whole hotel experience can be accessed from here: Thailand - Aleenta Phuket Resort and Spa


One more breakfast and we were left with spare time to kill before it was time to depart to the airport, ending our short but satisfying excursion to this beachside paradise. Strolled around we did in the hotel’s compound, wandering places and exploring niches. It was then that we realized how big Aleenta Phuket was, its grounds including other villas with their own gardens.

The infinity pool at dusk

Aleenta Phuket at dusk

The sun is setting and we are prepared for dinner

The path between worlds

Shells

The Edge, not yet open in the morning

Reading room, ironically situated next to the infinity pool. Who wants to read when you can swim? Maybe for their other half who don't swim.

We did not get to try the spa in Aleenta Phuket but we did explore its interior before it was opened for business. The décor was definitely Thai in flavor with modern amenitites scattered around, everything screaming comfortable and plush at your face. In one room we even saw jellyfishes floating around lazily within a cylindrical tank, their motions random but hypnotizing. Maybe that was to help spa goers relax?

The path to the spa

Interior of the spa waiting area

Another view on the interior of the spa waiting area

Cabinet of aromas

Jellyfish therapy (they are floating in the cylindrical tank on the right)

Stepping stones

Our loiter brought us to the higher levels, which would have been an impressive view over the beach if not for the obstructions that were trees and hotel buildings. That accessible level was not the highest though, as we spied lofts and villas at higher elevation and I could imagine how beautiful it was to watch the sea while lounging in the comforts of their room since they were high enough to look over the top of the obstructions.

An elevated perception

A game of chess with nature

A farewell to the sea

Ending our little roam, we just enjoyed the cool weather (it was cloudy instead of sunny that day) and took another circuit around the hotel grounds to ingrain the impression better into our minds. Not that we needed that anyway since we were fully impressed with the service we received and the luxurious villa, though not the top notch within its list, was plenty satisfying to us. When it was time to go, we left with a heavy heart. After Lone Pine Hotel this becomes the second luxurious hotel we visited and we would not forget the experience anytime soon.








Environment:          A relaxing beachfront with private beach facing the Andamans
Suitable for:             Couples, honeymoon
Visit worthiness:    9.5/10 
Sleep quality:               5.0/5.0 
Surroundings:             4.5/5.0
Service:                         5.0/5.0
Value:                            4.5/5.0
Cleanliness:                  4.5/5.0
Architecture/decor:    5.0/5.0


Room rate:                THB11,750 (~RM1186)/night @ pool villa (not inclusive of tax)
                                        THB13,829.75 (~RM1396)/night @ pool villa (inclusive of tax)
                                        check latest room rates and availability here
Check-in time:         after 2.00 p.m.
Check-out time:      before 12.00 p.m.


Website:                   http://www.aleenta.com/phuket/

Contact:                    +66  7658 0333 (Guess Service Relations)
                                      +66 2514 8112 (Reservations)
E-mail:                      grm.aph@aleenta.com (Guess Service Relations)
                                      rsvn@ahmhotels.com (Reservations)
Address:                   Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, 33 Moo 5, Takua Thung, Khok Kloi, Phang Nga Phuket, 82140 Thailand.




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