Relaxation is the theme at the beachfront Cape Panwa Hotel, where spa treatments and cooking classes top the to-do list.
The setting of the Cape Panwa Hotel is trademark Thai. The hotel sidles up to one of Thailand’s only private beaches, plus it’s cocooned in coconut groves and tropical gardens.
Design-wise, the hotel showcases its picturesque locale. Junior suites have day beds on the balconies, which peek through the palm trees towards the sea.
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Breakfast and lunch at Café Andaman. Dinner at Café Andaman, Uncle Nan's Italian, Panwa House Thai, Top of the Reef grill or Laem Panwa seafood restaurants .
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2 outdoor pools
You've got a couple of pools to choose from here. They're both set amongst the hotel's palm-sprinkled gardens and one sits alongside the beach.
This place is set in a beautiful Sino-Portuguese mansion that's also been used as a film set in the past. It's right beside the beach, so it offers up front-row views of the Andaman sea. When it comes to the menu, you can expect a good selection of Thai specialities.
The Cape Spa offers up a host of massages and beauty treatments. There's a whirlpool bath, steam room and sauna on hand, too.
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suite with limited sea view, large balcony and jacuzzi
junior suite with limited sea view and large balcony
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We have just returned after 18 happy days at the Cape Panwa Hotel - our first stay there, but our third visit to Phuket after a long absence. Having read several reviews before going, we have to agree with all the positive comments made. We stayed in a junior suite, which was clean, comfortable and spacious (room U218) - the view from the balcony was fine - not a view of the hotel beach, but partial sea views to either side of the headland. The distance and number of steps to this block of rooms could pose a problem to guests with limited mobility or other health problems. I would request a room nearer reception next time (and I am sure the hotel would have moved us had we requested this, but we persevered) The bed was very large - the mattress is firm, but not uncomfortable - and there is a pillow menu. There was plenty of storage space, and extra hangers were readily supplied. The air conditioning is very efficient (and we had it on a lot !).A word of warning about the hot water supply - it is mega hot, almost enough to make tea. There are warnings in the bathroom, so take them seriously. Breakfast is excellent - there appeared to be ample staff whilst we were there - no problem with tea/coffee refills. The ladies cooking eggs were quick, and the omelettes delicious. Also, there is a fruit station with mangoes freshly prepared and a good choice of other fruits not to mention all the other hot and cold dishes, breads pastries and cereals available. The beach is beautiful and although tidal, it was usually possible to swim for several hours a day.The sand is white, and the water quite clear. To see tropical fish take a walk along the jetty - lovely views and a great photo opportunity. The staff on the beach were always willing to help with towels and sunbeds (and were extremely patient with some guests, who seemed incapable of moving their beds even 6 inches!). With typical Thai courtesy they just got on with it even though some guests could brush up on their manners. We never experienced any problems with sunbeds either at the beach or around the pool. I would mention that we saw some very inconsiderate people who had sunbeds both in the shade and the sun. Greedy! The food at the bamboo bar is good and there is a varied menu. I loved the crab spring rolls and milkshakes. Most evenings we went on the shuttle to Panwa village - the shuttle bus is great (and very popular from about 7 - 8 pm). It takes you to the other hotel. There is a handful of restaurants, ATM, money exchange and mini mart. At night the promenade has a range of souvenir stalls and also food carts. All the restaurants we used were good (Live India, Sawasdee to name a couple).If you have a sweet tooth, visit the Kantary cafe for frappes and cakes which look to pretty to eat. (I can recommend the cheesecake). On the way back,If you are staying in the Cape block, ask the shuttle driver to stop at the back entrance - it saved a long hike up from reception ( we only realized this 4 days before going home) As relaxation was our main aim, we didn't do any excursions. The hotel offers some useful daily shuttles to Patong Beach, Phuket Town and a mall, Central festival. We tried all three - and probably wouldn't bother with them again. I expect there is good shopping in Patong, but it was manic in the evening and almost impossible to get around. We are obviously getting too old!! All the staff are amazing - they just want you to have a good holiday - please show them some appreciation as they work extremely hard. If you have a late flight home, be aware that you are unlikely to be given an extension on the check out time of 12 pm - we tried to request this over several days. The hotel does provide access to a "departure" air-conditioned lounge with complimentary refreshments and showers, so it could be worse.If a late check out is important to you, consider this at the time you book. We would certainly choose the Cape Panwa again,and it was obvious from speaking to other guests that there are many loyal customers who return each year.More
What a wonderful place! We went as part of a large group for our friends wedding. We stayed for 5 nights and it was brilliant. The effort they put into the wedding just did not end. It was beautiful. The staff were lovely. The resort is beautiful. I can't even find the right words to describe how much we enjoyed it. Is a very well kept and clean. The food was always fantastic. We upgraded from a junior suite to a spa suite. Both rooms were very nice, clean, and comfortable, but that spa room was delightful. The view was magnificent. I very highly recommend this place. More
Very good resort south side of Phuket
Cape Panwa is a nice and quiet secluded part of Phuket, away from the crazy nightlife of Patong. It's a 50min drive from the airport. Excellent places to stay all over. Cape Panwa Hotel is a good choice.More
Just what I needed
If you want to get away from it all, this is the hotel for you. Friendly staff who couldn't do more for you. Very restful hotel with own private beach and always a sun bed available. My tip is to go to the beach later on because people move away and get bored so you get good ones at the front. What I loved, but may not be everyone's cup of tea, is when having a drink in the bars or on the beach, I never had to go up for another one or was on a staff hunt, they always came to me and asked if I was alright and would I like anything else. Rooms were huge and so clean. The Thai set meals was beautiful. Food the best I've had in a hotel. I travel extensively so I like to try different places but I have decided to book for next year. It was that nice. Well done to the staff at Cape Panwa. See you next year. More
Ages ago it was a luxury hotel where some celebrities like Elizabeth Burton, Oliver Stone, Leonardo di Caprio or Pierce Brosnan have spent a few nights. The hotel is still nice, comfortable with some separated villas and large, condo type rooms. East view is nicer, and safer. The tsunami that hit Phuket a decade ago did not cause any damage in the buildings, because they are facing the east, sheltered side of the island. The upper pool is large. The beach seems to be sandy, but during the low tide rocks are visible, so shoes are needed to enter into the Andaman Sea. The staff is helpful, although once the forgot my evening booking. After that small incident we had a permanent table in the restaurant. Booking half board the guest is getting a voucher worth 800 bahts, and can choose not just the daily menu, but â in that value â from an a la card menu as well. There is no doctor in the hotel, just a nurse, but her knowledge was enough to cure my ear infection. She even brought some medicine from Phuket Town. There are mosquitos and insects, especially in the evening. If you forget your repellent at home, you can get it in the restaurant.More
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