Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
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Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort Reviews
Great hotel with great story to tell now... Dec 04, 2012
Le Meridien is a 5 star resort located near Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand. If you google the map, you will see that its in between Patong and Karon Beach. From Patong night market, you can ride a tuk-tuk for 15 minutes to reach the hotel, u definitely cant walk.
The hotel prides itself in the 5-star hospitality and its very own private beach. It is part of the SPG group so you can redeem points when you stay here. To those who are familiar with the public beach in Phuket such as Patong Beach, you will definitely appreciate the exclusivity of the beach by staying in this hotel.
The establishment is quite massive in size with its private beach, gigantic pool, beach bar, pool bar, and a few Wings with a complete gym, many meeting rooms. There were at least 5 restaurants within the hotel and there are many little booths selling Thai craftwork.
I was staying at quite a central room in the main building so from my balcony, I have an excellent view of the pool and the beach.
2 of my friends however were placed at the ground floor room in another wing (Chaba Wing). This was the Wing that was destroyed by the Tsunami on 26 Dec 2004. If you remember the video footage of people running from the beach because of the Tsunami, it was most likely taken at this hotel. Its amazing how this hotel has been rebuilt to cover the traces of the Tsunami which also explains why the fittings in my friend's room are slightly more modern (think sleek metal design) as compared to my hotel room in the Main Building with its wooden traditional carving kind of fittings. As we were drinking in the balcony of this particular hotel room at about 2.30 a.m. we can hear the waves quite clearly. But we were also trying to hear if we could hear voices from those whom had died here. It was quite eery thinking about it but we decided to have a moment of silence and a toast of whisky on the rocks- bottoms up as a sign of respect.
Below is how the room looks like after the Tsunami :
There are 2 breakfast eating area, Pakarang Restaurant (where you are dining with the pool surrounding you and Le Cafe Fleuri. Breakfast spread is international with western and asian cooking speciality. Its a generous spread so you can eat your fill! You have cable TV in your room, shower room is big enough, WIFI is not free unless you are at the main lobby. Service as in most hotels I have stayed in Thailand generally, thai hospitality is great.
The guests are mainly westerners (we were like the only Asian group lol!) such as retirees, honeymooners or small young families.
Since the hotel is packed with activities you can engage yourself into (besides sports, you can learn thai craftwork, sewing etc), I would recommend staying here for a relax getaway whereby you dont really wanna go out of the hotel. You can just stay here and go for the spa and relax everyday and come back rejuvenated!
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Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort Overview
Found on the western coast of Phuket, Le Meridien Phuket Beach is located on its own exclusive beach. The water is only a few steps away. The hotel is also close to many of the tourist attractions, some of which are within walking distance and some of which require a short drive. Guests will find temples, shopping, and more. Le Meridien Phuket Resort is only a 45 minute ride from the airport, and only five minutes from the tourist center of Phuket. Guests will be able to find public transportation to take them anywhere in the city they wish to travel.
The hotel contains 417 guestrooms and 53 luxury suites. Hotel Le Meridien Phuket features the modern amenities that guests would associate with a hotel of its class.
Le Royal Meridien Phuket is a combination of traditional Thai design and elegance with a modern flair. Some of the amenities included at the hotel are two swimming pools, a fitness center, massages, mini golf, and more than ten restaurants and bars.
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort Amenities