MANATHAI Surin Phuket
What We Love
- A bijou boutique hotel opposite Surin Beach, including breakfast, plus perks for longer staysThe birdcage-style furniture and objets d’art in the lovely lobby
- Fragrant, chilli-stung flavours at Pad Thai
- The cellophane-clear waters and smooth white sands of Surin Beach, a two-minute walk from the hotel
What To Know
- The staff goes above and beyond to make guests feel at home
- Splurge on a suite with its own private plunge pool
- Free WiFi
Phuket is one of those all-rounder destinations that has something for every traveller. What the most seasoned visitors will tell you is that for the most intense sunsets and softest sands, the west coast is the place to be.
Here, just 30 minutes south of Phuket International, the gentle surf of Surin Beach is only steps away, with Bang Tao and Kamala both reachable in under 10 minutes. It’s ideal for a relaxed fly-and-flop break, though there’s much to lure you from your lounger too. For further-flung adventures, consider a cruise to Phi Phi islands or dream-like Phang Nga Bay – the front desk team can arrange it for you.
And it’s not just a fantastic location. The intimate 66-room MANATHAI Surin Phuket has a beautiful, high-ceilinged lobby, a discreet al fresco bar, tropical outdoor pool, contemporary Thai restaurant and a quiet spa that lifts your senses with the scent of lemongrass and coconut. There are no gimmicks here; this luxury boutique hotel is polished rather than flashy, with ticks in all the right boxes. For style on a shoestring in an area chock-full of blow-the-budget options, it’s hard to beat.
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Spent 2 weeks at Manathai Surin. I stayed in a duplex room which is quite big. The breakfast is very good with several options to choose from the buffet and a la carte. You can get several coffee like cappuccinos which I really appreciated. The management team and the receptionist are really dedicated to make your stay as comfortable as possible and always offer their service and support. I had an issue with the AC which has been fixed immediately and followed up by the manager himself.
The bed and pillows are really comfortable.
The hotel is facing Surin beach and has 1 supermarket on each sides.
Will surely come back.
We have stayed at the Manathai Surin before and we weren't disapponted. The staff were polite and breakfast was great. The room was spacious and clean, with tea and coffee available in the room. We accidently broke a tea cup and were charged for it when we checked out, which was a little surprising as we have never been charged for a broken cup or saucer at any other hotel. Surin was very quiet but the hotel is situated within walking distance of the beach, a couple of massage places and a number of restaurants offering a variety of food. If you want to shop at the markets it's a short taxi or tuk tuk ride to Patong Beach. Would definitely stay here again.
My Surin room (not a standard room!) was very large and comfortable. No smell of dump, AC worked well (noisy though). The bed was big and comfortable. We rent a motorbike for 4 days at the reception of the hotel and the rate was very competitive in comparison to the neighborhood rentals. And no deposit was required.
Too expensive for what it is. Breakfast was average, can easily find better in Phuket. No air conditioning in the lobby and at the main restaurant. The room cleaning was not deep, always some sand on the floor and maids regularly forgot some cleaning staff in the room. Small issue with the drain of the sink in the bathroom. Air conditioning in the room worked well but was too noisy. The swimming pools are very small.