The Amari Phuket Hotel is located in the southern part of Patong Beach and perched on a cliffside so you can get amazing views from the hotel. It is in a quiet and secluded spot, which is tranquil, whilst still being in close enough proximity to the shopping centres and lively streets, which come alive at night. There are complimentary shuttles from the hotel a few times a day to the Jungceylon Shopping Mall in Patong and to Kata Beach once a day.
It took us just under an hour to get to Amari Phuket from the airport via a taxi, that I booked outside Phuket International Airport.
On arrival at the hotel, I loved the light airy feel and how spacious the lounge was, with glimpses of the ocean visible. We were given a chilled towel, welcome drink and a lovely aromatic flower lei, and the check in process itself was smooth, quick and super easy. As we were staying in one of the club suites which was located near the club house, we were escorted there in a buggy, which is a free service, that you can request at any time.
Our Ocean View Club Suite
The suite felt like a home away from home and was large and spacious with everything you could possibly need, including a kitchen area complete with utensils, and a lounge area with a flat screen TV.
The bedroom was spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows that brought all the sunshine in, as well as have a view of the ocean, which I adored. There are also two balconies, one with a lounge chair and other with rattan chairs, which I loved for my morning coffee, or to snuggle up with a book in whilst listening to the sound of the ocean, whilst feeling that cooling breeze during the tropical heat.
Out of our entire stay in Thailand, I have got to say the bed at Amari Phuket was definitely the comfiest and I want a bed this comfy for my home! You just sink in to the bed and I had amazing sleep whilst there.
The bathrooms were luxuriously appointed with stone decor. There were fluffy towels and bio-degradable toiletries (same as Amari Watergate Bangkok), and I loved the water pressure of the shower.
The team at Amari Phuket were so generous and left us lots of lovely sweet, savoury treats, as well as a chilled bottle of Prosecco.
If you are staying in one of the Club Suites, you have exclusive use of The Clubhouse, which is absolutely amazing. It has an infinity pool (which has fantastic views), an outdoor terrace to sunbathe on, a FIT Centre and a restaurant where you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner or enjoy happy hour.
The lunch here was so good that we dined here on both days! I highly recommend the Som Tam and the Tom Kha Gai soup!
On the first evening we happened to catch the sunset here and it was incredible.
For an alternative sunset vista, I recommend heading to The Jetty, which is a very scenic walk from the main hotel.
Here you can enjoy a lovely cocktail or some food, and stare out at the panoramic views.
The water here is an incredible aqua colour and you can see lots of fish in the water.
Breakfast at Rim Talay with an ocean view is incredible, and the breakfast buffet is fabulous. I am pleased to report that I found the same doughnuts that became a breakfast weakness at Amari Watergate Bangkok here too! There is both indoor and outdoor seating, and little stalls outside where you can order waffles, french toast and pancakes.
There is also a poolside bar, where you can relax, swim, and order some food.
We decided to have happy hour drinks on our penultimate evening at the Rim Talay Bar, and the cocktails were excellent, and we also had our dinner on our first night at the Rim Talay restaurant. There is a buffet available for dinner but you also have the option to order from an a la carte menu.
La Gritta – Italian Restaurant
The hotel kindly organised a dinner at La Gritta for us, which was absolutely divine, and our table was on the best spot on the beachfront terrace, which was spectacular at night, with views of the bay. It was so romantic.
The menu at La Gritta consists of a delectable list of classic Italian dishes revisited by the talented Roman Chef Patrizia Battolu, and we really thoroughly enjoyed our meal that evening, and the service was incredible, with Chef Patrizia coming out to check on us herself! I loved the Prosciutto Di Parma with Burrata Cheese, that we had for starters, as well as the Diavola Pizza.
A lovely inside bar with sweeping views of the ocean and bay, is the Samutr Bar, and we enjoyed drinks here on our first evening here, enjoying the live music and people watching.
There were so many pools to pick from with ample loungers available. One was next to La Gritta, the other near Rim Talay, and of course we had exclusive use of the pool at The Clubhouse.
There is a Breeze’s Spa, but I didn’t get time to try it on this occasion. However, having had a massage whilst at the Breeze’s Spa in Bangkok I can vouch for the fact that the Spa is superb.
The Amari Phuket is a wonderful hotel, spacious, and with so many amazing facilities, a great choice of restaurants and bars and in a fabulous location, so that you are close enough to the excitement of the nearby area but a good enough distance away for some peace and quiet as well as idyllic views.
The service was fantastic at the hotel and I thought it was a hotel well suited to couples, families (they have a kids club) and also perfect if you are planning to visit in a group. I really enjoyed my stay at the Club Suite and the room was very well equipped. The food, especially at La Gritta and The Clubhouse, was divine, and the breakfast spread is definitely worth getting up for.
For more information about Amari Phuket, you can visit their website here.
If you are thinking of pairing a stay in Phuket with a few nights in Bangkok, I recommend a stay at Amari Watergate Bangkok, which you can read about here.