Friday, 12 February 2016

I stayed in a 4 star hotel and it was awesome

 
Today I'm carrying on with my 'What I did in Thailand' posts. This week I'm sharing some images from the swankiest hotel I have ever stayed in and reliving it just makes me go wow.
 
Way back in November I was trawling through Groupon looking for something to do in Sydney and stumbled across a deal to stay in the Honeymoon suite at the Kalima Resort and Spa in Phuket. For £195 we were able to stay for two nights (including breakfast and a set Thai dinner) as opposed to the usual £488 price tag.
 
Walking into the hotel we felt really out of place but the staff were so welcoming and friendly. After check in we were DRIVEN up to our room where we were treated to some amazing views of Phuket and the ocean, a MASSIVE bath (a luxury when you're living in hostels and guest houses) and a soft, fluffy king size bed (another luxury - bed's in Thailand are hard!)
 
The hotel had an infinity pool with a swim up bar, a normal pool, a mini golf course, an artificial beach, a spa and 3 restaurants so there was plenty to do without having to even set foot off the hotel property. It was a stones throw away from the beach and a 5 minute drive from Patong Beach (the hotel even has a free shuttle to get you there).
 
The Kalima resort was beautiful but if I'm going to be truly honest, I didn't feel the same way about Phuket. It was busy, jam packed with tattoo studios and market type shops and had a vibe that made me uneasy. If we hadn't of had 2 nights at the Kalima booked I don't think we would have stayed for five days like we did.
 
How do you guys feel about Phuket? Yay or Nay?
 
Kalima Resort and Spa, 228/1 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket, 83150
 
 
  

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  1. Swimming in an infiniti pool is one of my dreams, they look amazing! I can really appreciate what it must have felt like to stay there after backpacking. Staying in hostels I dreamt of my own hotel room and even considered booking one for the night sometimes, but could never justify the price to myself in the end! x
    Amy at Amy & More

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    1. I know hotels in Australia were just ridiculously expensive :( it was so lovely after a few weeks roughing it, a real treat haha xx

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  2. Oh wow, what an experience! And those bloomin' views eh?!!
    I was meant to go to Thailand with an ex about 7-8 years ago but I don't think I could hack it now, Phuket seems to be such a party place these days (you wouldn't think it from that hotel though!) and I'm not a party-er.

    The 'fanciest' place I've stayed is the main Disneyland hotel in Disneyland Paris. I was working a pretty awesome job at the time and so we had 4 nights at a cheaper Disney hotel then stayed there for the last night. It was about £500! The place itself was magical and the staff fantastic but the other guests looked at us funny and made us feel like we didn't fit in, which I guess we didn't. Still nice to experience though :D

    xo

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    1. Yeah I wasn't a big fan of Phuket, I'm not really a partyer myself so the full moon parties and all the bars weren't very appealing to me. That sounds amazing, I was looking at going to DLP for my birthday next year as I've never stayed at hotels in the parks themselves but man it's expensive! xx

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