Sri Panwa Phuket Luxury Pool Villa Hotel
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The hotel’s sleek, contemporary design, with a hot nightclub and happening poolside lounge
- Palatial villas, all with infinity pools
- Amazing Andaman Sea views
- The spa uses ingredients grown in the resort’s garden
What To Know
- A 10 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Families might feel out of place
- Facilities like the nightclub and restaurants are open to the public — and they can get quite crowded. Best to make dinner reservations
- Baba Nest restaurant is open seasonally
- The tennis courts will be undergoing a soft renovation from March - 10th through March 31st, 2013
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Wichit, Sri Panwa Phuket is on the boardwalk, minutes from Phuket Aquarium, and close to Khao Khad Views Tower. This 5-star villa is within the vicinity of Phuket Zoo and Chalong Pier.
Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 52 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring private pools and LED televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private furnished patios. Kitchenettes are outfitted with refrigerators and espresso makers. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools, a nightclub, and a sauna. Additional features at this Art Deco villa include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 2 km.
Grab a bite at one of the villa’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Thirsty? Quench your thirst at one of the 3 bars/lounges or 2 poolside bars. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This villa has 2 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
It’s one of the ultra luxury hotels with fascinating views located practically at one corner of Phuket, far away from the popular beaches and streets.
The hotel has a fantastic design, luxurious rooms most having attached pools. The water in these pools was however too cold to lounge around in for most of the day, probably due to overcast skies.
The staff was extremely enthusiastic though they kept guests unnecessarily waiting till approx 3 pm for check in. They appear to enforce this check in time very strictly.
The beach however was most disappointing part of the hotel as it was practically non-existent. It was also very dirty early in the morning ie till the same was cleaned up by the hotel staff .
The resort is ideal for honeymooners and has great photo opportunities. Guests seem to spend most of the time in the hotel posing for photos with breath taking backgrounds.
The open air terrace bar has fantastic views but was a bit over rated.
A family with teenagers however can get bored.
This very beautiful resort hotel is located very far. You have to know and accept this. This is actually not Phuket town is Panwa 1.5 hours away. Knowing this you can enjoy your room views restaurants, spa and bars. Everything inside your hotel with price tag = no competition. Rooms and villas are nice and well equipped. Avian water and French champagne are available.
Stay inside and enjoy.
We stayed in Phuket for 6 nights. 3 nights at the Naka Island - a luxury collection resort - and 3 nights at the Sri Panwa Luxury Hotel.
We had very high expectations from the Sri Panwa because of it‘s reputation and our amazing experience at the Naka Island resort.
The staff at Sri Panwa is really friendly and helpful at all times and they try to do their utmost best.
Nevertheless, 1/3 of our stay at Sri Panwa was crossed with disappointment. Upon arrival, I missed the WOW-Feeling. The room was clean and looked renovated and modern (the rain shower head needs decalcification though). There was a small pool with a great view and a free minibar with free beer - which we liked.
We wanted to book a table at the sunset bar. It was closed due to a special event. I wanted to book a Spa appointment. The Spa was closed due to a special event.
We tried to book a table at the bar for sunset view again 2 days in advanced . Not possible. Fully booked. We tried yet a third time -our wedding day- we got a table but not as we wished - outside at a good spot, only in the center of the bar.
I tried to book another Spa appointment again on the second day. Also not possible, closed again due to a special event. They offered an in-room Spa treatment, but that is just not the same as a spa treatment on site. Spa is more than just a massage. It should come with a nice Spa room, decor, scents, lighting, sounds and all with a propper spa-atmosphere. In the menu the in-room treatment is listed even more expensive than in the spa. How come?
On the first evening, we returned to the hotel and went to the bar at 11:20pm just to have a beer before going to bed. The bar keeper said, we still had ten minutes to order and we could stay until midnight. That was okay for us. We didn‘t even want a glass, so they don‘t have to wash up shortly before closing. At 11:40 the lights arround us went out. At 11:45 the bar was pitch black and the staff was gone. How uninviting if not rude is that when you are told that you can stay until midnight? I understand that the staff is entitled have their free time but we were told until midnight and we were not very demanding. Maybe I wouldn’t have minded under normal circumstances but after all the „sorry, it is not possible“ we have heard on this stay, this was just too much!
Then on the second day -which was our anniversary - , a very attentive staff member (Arn) practically saved our stay and made us feel very special! Thanks a lot Arn! After spending the first 36 hours in dissappoinment, we went to the Baba Nest Bar to celebrate our Anniversary. Everything was just PERFECT. Arn made sure, we got a better spot, than innitially reserved. We enjoyed the most beautiful sunset at one of the most beautiful spots. It was truly unique, breathtaking and so romantic. Afterwards, we came back to the room and yet amother surprise was waiting. The bed was decorated with two swans and rose blossom leaves and a card wishing us a happy anniversary. There were two glasses and a bottle of sparkling wine.
From that moment on, we went with truly lifted moods through our stay, could enjoy it finally and all seemed well. I could even squeeze in a massage appointment on our last day. It was very good -not special though and therefore a bit pricy.
For check-out , the hotel booked a taxi for us. Unfortunatelly, it dropped us off at the wrong station. We called the hotel regarding the mistake. The driver came back to take us to another station. He wanted us to pay extra for a mistake we didn’t make. When I paid, he pretended not to have change, so we ended up paying more than we should. In moments like these you feel powerless and end up paying more or arguing.
If this was a mistake of the hotel or the taxi driver, I cannot say. It doesn’t matter. We obviously seemed to just have tough luck.
I discount three stars fro the first 36 hours of our stay and the feeling of disappointment I endured! After all, we paid about 450 USD per night. But I award 2 stars back to the hotel beacause of the good staff, especially Arn, who really did make us feel good in the end!
Would we return?
Even though our wedding anniversary and surprise were amazing, the hotel did not meet our expectations. Too many frictions for this price, especially compared to our stay at the Naka Island luxury resort which was truly ONLY amazing.
But thank you very much again, especially to Arn - for your kindness and surprise and also to the rest of the great staff.