- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Lovely hotel in Spectacular setting. We stayed twice over a 10 day period with a few nights in between at Phi Phi Islands. We had the delux rooms with spa which were both very nice, clean and comfortable although small things like taps needed fixing, shower heads descaling etc... general maintenance isnt kept up to which for a 5 star hotel it should be. The beach and pool areas are great and it never feels over crowded although as with everywhere there is a lot of sun lounger reserving going on even though there are signs up to say it isnt allowed however they dont enforce it. We spent most days by the pool and took advantage of the free kayaks whixh were great. Breakfast was superb - big choice, cooked well and next to a lovely pond with huge water monitor lizards. The negatives really is that come the evening there is just nothing to do. The restaurants are ridiculously expensive and dead because noone else eats there so it really lacks atmosphere when you walk into a place and you are the only ones eating. They advertise the odd pop quiz and fire show but again there is no buzz and noone stays as drinks are too expensive so everyone heads to the town where there is lots happening, many food and drink options and its much cheaper although walking the monkey trail up all those steps in the heat is a killer! During our time here we spoke to 2 other Brit couples and both had a similar opinion. We all agreed we had a great stay but it wasnt 5 star and evening's were boring.