We had a lovely 5 night stay at the Slate at the end of our holiday. The design and grounds of the hotel are beautiful, with the theme of a tin mine, with multiple pathways and sections of the resort to explore. Check in was quick with a welcome drink and transport to our room on a buggy with our bags. The room was amazing. We had a pool suite with our own pool, sun loungers, chairs and table outside which was lovely and private. The room itself was spacious, with plenty of amenities and a large bathroom. Breakfast was great with a massive range of options. The 24 hour room service menu was extensive. We spent a lot of time at the over 16's pool with plenty of sun loungers, a very large infinity pool overlooking the gardens and a swim-up bar with excellent bar staff, and daily happy hour making the cocktails a very reasonable price. Food and drinks served at the poolside were also excellent and we were served with free water all day. The resort backs onto the beach with 24 hour security on the back gate to access it. There are plenty of restaurants, massage parlours and souvenir shops along the beach. Paddleboards and bikes can be rented from the hotel at a reasonable price. There were also daily activities within the hotel grounds including archery, cooking classes, yoga etc. Overall, for a quiet break in a beautiful location this resort is outstanding.
"Beautiful Quiet Resort"
I was last at this resort 5 years ago and was pleased to find that it was as well maintained as it was 5 years ago! The resort grounds are beautiful and sprawling. It is made for guests who like quiet afternoons by the infinity pools with a good book. There are 2 infinity pools just for adults. Even the family pool is largely quiet. Although I note that I was there during the low season. They also had free trial exercise lessons (e.g. thai boxing, pilates) which we really enjoyed. We stayed in the Pearl Bed suite for this visit. Made for couples, the bathroom was integrated into the room, with double sinks, a large tub big enough for 2 and a huge shower area. The bed was so soft and comfortable, and I managed to catch up on much needed rest. They even had a pillow menu! The let down was that only 1 other type of pillow was available when I called, even though they had about 6 or 7 types of pillows listed. The other huge let down of the room (1207) was the lack of hot water in the shower. Even after we asked for it to be fixed, the water would only be slightly warm at the highest heat setting, which also meant the water pressure was very low. No problems with the hot water at the tub though. In terms of service, we enjoyed the wonderful warm Thai hospitality and all staff could speak great English. However, we found it strange that in our 3 days there, not once were greeted by the non-Thai staff. These staff could be better trained in the Thai hospitality. Breakfast is amazing! They have a different Thai noodle everyday which I really enjoyed, and the fried rice so fluffy and flavourful. Excellent eggs station, and great pancakes, waffles and crepes chefs too. Food in the restaurant was on the expensive side, but there are pretty decent beachfront restaurants where you can get dinner and watch the sunset at reasonable prices (although it is still double the price you would find in Phuket town). There are convenience stores along the beach as well, but they are also much more expensive than what you get at the main town areas of phuket. So stock up on your snacks before you get to the Slate. On the whole, it was a wonderful restful stay.
"Perfect hotel great location "
We visited hotel for Christmas and new year for 10 days staying in their pool suite facing beach, we had such a great time we returned for a week in Easter staying in their one bedroom pool villa overlooking the restaurant pool. We had a fabulous experience both visits, at Christmas the entertainment was unbelievable hosted in a huge marquee in the garden constructed over several days by many staff, the food and drinks were buffet style but I've never seen lobster and langoustines served as they did here..... well until we indulged in their champagne breakfast. The accommodation is incredible and the surrounding town a joy. The staff here are lovely and welcoming remembering us from our previous visit. I am sure we will be back.
"Superb, well designed and charming resort"
Stayed here for five days in a pool villa. From stay of our stay to end all staff were attentive and helpful. Pool Villa Room - is charming and comfortable. Lovely layout, very clean and comfy bed. Restaurants and bars are all unique and classy with excellent detail. Really enjoyable stay and would stay again.
"Sensory Stimulation... "
Prepare for sensory stimulation. This place teleports you into a dream like world upon entry. It is a calming experience with attention to detail at its best. A cooling drink & gorgeous handmade floral & ribbon corsage gifted as you are greeted by happy, professional & attentive staff. The architecture & blend of traditional & industrial decor enhance the experience, even the lobby bathroom doors are impressive. A perfect blend for couples & families w 2 Adults only pools & a family pool for all. A nice touch with iced water & homemade fruit icypoles offered as you relax poolside. Stay within the grounds, get lost in the myriad of pathways & explore the little surprises around every corner or venture beyond the gates to find a beautiful beach & local crafts & cuisine. I won't comment on the rooms/villas, I'll leave the mystery for your own experience. This was a perfect way to end an already amazing holiday. As an added bonus the location makes for a quick 5 min transfer to Phuket Airport. Start here, end here or spend your whole stay here - you will not be disappointed.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM