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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Junior Suite with Limited Sea View and Large Balcony
Suite with Limited Sea View, Large Balcony and Jacuzzi
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Will visit again
The location is not far from the city, we drive about 20 mins to find a good meal in town. The beach of this hotel is a private beach, you also take a photo at the hotel beach with the Sripanwa hotel behind you. Don't miss the Topofthereef bar of the hotel, you will fall in love with the romantic and excellent scene there.More
peach b, 293916
Restful, relaxing, friendly, clean and comfortable in location far from the crowds. This is just what the Doctor ordered. Excellent breakfast. Hotel shuttle to the shops and local restaurants in the village takes just a couple of minutes. The Italian restaurant belonging to the hotel is worth a visit as is Little India, which is in the village.More
My wife and I stayed here for five nights following a tour of Cambodia and Vietnam. The hotel is really nice with a choice of restaurants, a wide choice of good food decent rooms and facilities and a beautiful private beach. Staff generally were very pleasant and helpful and room service, in particular should receive a pat on the back. The hotel is situated in a quiet location, away from the main centres of population, shopping, eating etc, so it may not be to every bodies taste. Also, it is in a very hilly location and there are a lot of levels to the hotel, accessed by stairs or more circuitous routes via ramps. The beautiful beach is accessed by a very efficient funicular. I have noted other guests comments regarding the restaurants being quiet and, apart from breakfast, we had the same experience but, we were there in the shoulder season and given the choice of restaurants available, this may be the reason. Would we return? Absolutely ðMore
Richard B, 186286
A place to relax
We stayed here to relax after a hectic tour. Our Cape Suite was very large with a hot tub on the balcony. The only down side was that the view from the balcony was obscured by tall trees. Being built on the cliff, there can be many steps to negotiate down to the beach, but a mini cable-car provides easy and frequent access. The management provides a table of the best times to swim on the beach due to the tides. Sun beds and shades were not a problem. The staff were always attentive and eager to help. The Buffet breakfast provided a huge variety of choice.More
Not everything we had hoped for
This was our final stop for a week of relaxation following stops in Bangkok, Cambodia & Singapore. Following the great reviews, we had high hopes for this hotel. Unfortunately it was lacking in a number of areas which did disappoint. Our flight was slightly late in arriving and we had arranged an airport pick up. The pick up was fine and the minibus that drove us very comfy. Our concern was missing dinner (which we had included as half board) as on emailing the hotel ahead of arrival, I was told that last orders in the restaurants were at 10pm. We were rushing around trying to make this deadline after a long day travelling, only to find that the main restaurant is open until midnight! Could have saved us some stress had we been given the correct information! After checking in, we were given our dinner vouches at reception and headed to the main restaurant (Cafe Andaman). This was our first impression of the service and it was quite frankly terrible! We stood waiting at the entrance/menu podium to be seated. We waited there over 5 minutes whilst a group of staff looked over and continued to chat among themselves. Maybe you are supposed to seat yourselves, but as it was our first night, we had no idea! We were eventually seated and handed A La Carte Menus. We were a little confused as to what we could have with out vouchers as they stated they were for a 'set meal'. We tried to attract the attention of a waiter to help us but failed...they were all chatting again! We had also not been offered any drinks. Eventually I had to get up to go and get a waiter to help us! We were then told that we had been given the wrong menus and were handed the set one. This level of service continued on the second occasion we visited Cafe Andaman for steak night. We had to clear our own plates in the end to make room for the next course! We were eventually offered steak knives...when we had finished! These would have been particularly useful as the quality of the meat was poor and chewy. The other restaurants we visited during the week offered better service but all were very quiet and lacking in any kind of atmosphere. We only ever saw a maximum of 3 other tables dining at the same time as us in any of them! Puzzling, as there were plenty of people around and at breakfast. It could be the prices putting people off if they did not have dinner included. On one of the nights we paid to have a private dinner on the beach which overall was lovely. The only disappointment was that our 'private chef' left us shortly after the starters! On to the room...the positives were that that it was nice and spacious with good air con, big beds and fresh drinking water daily. Negatives were the dirty shower screen (which remained that way throughout our stay) and the view from the balcony. I asked on check in if we had a sea view and was told that all the Junior Suites were in the same block and looked over to some sea on the other side. Not sure how they got the shot of the view from a Junior Suite on the website as that had a great sea view! We could just about see the sea...with several electricity pylons in the way (see photo)! Everything else went relatively smoothly...until the 27th/28th when a very large party of children arrived, accompanied by a seeming very small number of adults. They were staying in the rooms all around us and spent all day and into the early hours running up and down the corridors and on several occasion ringing our room bell and running away. The worst of this was at 1.15am, when in the space of 10 minutes this happened 3 times and my partner had to get up to go and complain to reception. This was the second time we had had to complain. This disturbance extended to our evening meal at Cafe Adaman the next day, where whilst we ate in the open air restaurant at 7.30pm, the huge group of children ran riot in the swimming pool, screaming and shouting (see photo)! Hardly relaxing! Earlier that day, we had booked our return airport transfer but returned to reception in the evening to amend the time. They had no record of our earlier booking so it was fortunate that we had needed to change the time! Whilst we were at reception Ellen, inquired as to how our stay had been. We explained about all the disturbances over the last couple of days and we later got a call to the room which resulted in us being offered a bottle of wine with dinner. This was very much appreciated but really was too little, too late. Overall 'that special something' and extra level of service was sadly missing and we would not return to this hotel.More
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