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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The Shore family
Wow. What an amazing hotel. We were a party of 12 people and we stayed at the Cape Panwa Hotel for 2 weeks. It was our first trip to Thailand and the Cape Panwa lived up to all of our expectations. Following a long flight we received a warm welcome at the hotel reception. Every member of staff was so helpful and polite. Ken took care of our group. He explained that some of our rooms were ready but the others may not be ready until 2pm. Having arrived at the hotel at 8.30am we completely understood. Ken showed us to the restaurant where we were allowed to help ourselves to the beautiful breakfast buffet. After breakfast we used the pool and sun loungers and our rooms were ready just before lunch. The best welcome from a hotel we have ever experienced! The wow factor continued when we were shown to our rooms. Very spacious and spotless. The aircon worked very well. The beach was exactly what were dreaming of. Paradise. Beautiful white sand, warm clear water, plenty of comfortable sun beds all spaced out under palm trees you normally only ever see in a magazine. It was the perfect environment to relax and absorb the beauty of this idyllic beach. Towels were provided and the area was serviced by a fantastic team of staff who were always willing to help. They are a credit to the hotel. We dined in all of the restaurants at the hotel. They offer something different and I would recommend trying each of them. Once again the staff were so friendly and helpful. The standard of food served was top class. We enjoyed every meal. There are some amazing trips to local islands either by speedboat or traditional long tail boats. We used a local long tail boat from outside the Aquarium. He charged 2500 baht and took 4 of us to Banana Beach. He stayed on the island until we were ready to go home. You can pre book him by calling his mobile 0810822055. His name is Anan and speaks very good English. I would recommend the Cape Panwa Hotel to anybody who is looking for relaxing break away from the built up resorts on the west coast. We were very sad to leave but I am sure we will all return to the Cape Panwa Hotel in the near future. In fact my parents have already booked to return in January! A big thank you to all of the staff at the Cape Panwa Hotel! The Shore family.More
Amazing hotel and a great hotel for a wedding ;)
We have just got back from a week at Cape Panwa and we had the most amazing time. The hotel is situated in a lovely quiet area of Phuket with a beautiful beach and facilities to relax in. We also were very lucky to get married here on the 12th April and had a wonderful time! If you are considering this as a wedding venue, I would definitely recommend it. Aom, the wedding planner, was fantastic and approached every question/idea with the utmost patience and enthusiasm. The beach was the perfect setting for the ceremony and the way the decorated it was perfect. The reception at the Top of the Reef restaurant had beautiful food and provided some much needed air con ;) A big thank you to all the wonderful attentive staff members who helped out with all the different wedding events we had organised and always with a big smile. We were lucky enough to have enough guests staying at the hotel to get the Cape Panwa Yacht to use for half a day which all our guests enjoyed and was another highlight of the trip. The snorkeling, swimming and had the best spot to watch the sunset- bliss!!!! Joob Joob cakes provided our wedding cake and it was so delicious and looked fantastic. Tim Campbell was the wedding celebrant provided by the hotel and he did a wonderful job and had a lovely, calm manner . LIsa Allen provided the hair and make up and I would also recommend her. A big thank you to DJ Ben Jay for a the wonderful tunes that got all our wedding guests up on the dance floor. Really looking forward to seeing the photos from Gina Smith photography. We would have no doubts when recommending this hotel for a relaxing break or an important occasion like a wedding.More
Needing some much needed R&R from our stressful work life, the wife booked this hotel for us as a christmas surprise giving us something to look forward to in April as 2017 rolled forward and what a great surprise it turned out to be. From the warm friendly greeting with ice cold face towels, much needed due to the temperature, to leaving at 5am two weeks later with "thank you for staying, please come again" ringing out from all, it was a wonderful holiday. Quiet and secluded but within a 30 minute taxi ride for eventful nightlife should you need it, this resort and staff work hard so you don't have to. Being full board, the food choices for lunch and dinner were extensive and will result in you putting on a few pounds as the food was simply delicious. My thanks to the teams in particular at the Bamboo Bar, the Andaman and especially to the team at The Top of the Reef whose service and food, even on the set menus, was second to none. For info you are given vouchers for lunch and dinner for each day of your stay when you check in (if your full board), these vouchers can be exchanged in each of the restaurants for a set menu of the day (there are both Thai and Western choices) or the vouchers have a monetary value enabling you to choose off the main menu and pay the difference should there be one. In answer to a point I have seen raised a few times, that of drinks prices, I would say they are the same as the average price in pubs down south but, if you feel they are expensive, just visit a local supermarket and stock your fridge up and pack a collapsible cool bag which the staff are more than happy to fill with ice. Another point I have seen is about ants and mosquitos, people, you are in a sub tropical climate, pack repellent for both as you should expect it and don't blame the hotel or staff, they cannot be held responsible for nature!! Midway through our stay we had a wonderful surprise when our friends from the Gold Coast joined us with them staying at the sister hotel over the hill (and what a hill it is, probably no more than 500yds long but steep up and going down, don't be brave, take the complimentary shuttle bus and if you get chance stand on the back and hang on tight!) Our friends were B&B only but there were no problems allowing them to eat on our vouchers (we had some spare due to being out on trips etc) and they were equally complimentary on the quality and choice of food along with the service given. The beach is fantastic and is continually being cleaned (a thankless task carried out by a great team) and is reached either by steps (96 of them, yes, I know, I must be a fun guy to be on holiday with!!) or a little railway type operation and never once during our stay did we have a problem finding beds, in fact, we cornered a little place of our own looking out across the beach which we had no problem returning to each day with times ranging from 8am to 10.30am. The top pool is kept clean and tidy and does have a limited amount of beds so finding one after 9.30am could be hit and miss but thats your own individual choice as to whether you lie in. The bottom pool is a bit of a secret, tucked away at the far end of the beach and is the place to go if you want to properly cook as it is a total sun trap the whole day. Trips out to the various islands are available to book through very knowledgeable people under the roundhouse by the main pool or you can book via agents down in the village and negotiate the price on the day, we did a mixture of both and always had a great time and outside of the normal Phi Phi / James Bond Island type of trips I would certainly recommend a long tail boat across to Coral Island and negotiating a daily rate with the local taxi drivers to visit the Temples, Big Buddha, Patong and Phuket Markets, they stay with you all day and wait at the various sites for around 2000 baht or Â£50 which, as a party of 5, is pretty good value. We had a simply great time in Thailand made even better by the hotel and staff at Cape Panwa whose simple "yes we can help you with that" attitude (usually them asking you if you need anything but also should you have a question for them) accompanied with seemingly endless smiles and friendly greetings, from the main reception through to the cleaning staff and the gardeners, I have no hesitation in saying book and go and enjoy, you will be glad you did.More
Gold card member
I have been so many times to this hotel.over ten times they made me a gold card member, free upgrade free transfer free spa visit.the last visit was not good .they now say have lost all records of members .so no upgrade but upgrades were given to other guest .seems strange to treat returning guest this way. .none of the advertised benefits in there brochure were forthcoming.it seems there on a cost cutting program. some of the beach furniture is really shabby, dirty, stained, broken and torn I did see issues with sister hotel guest blocking beds. the breakfast never changed ate fruit and Danish for two weeks.the water turned to brown / yellow again .the last 2 visits it has happend .the staff have always been brilliant and continue to be so .over the years numerous (6 couples)family members have visited on our recommendations .can not see our family ever returning. which is such a shame .penny pinching by the management has turned a good holiday resort badMore
Beautiful hotel in every way
We just had a week ther before heading to Koh Sumui, the hotel is fantastic, room was out of this world and spotlessly clean, the food and presentation was excellent, the staff were all very nice, respectful and helpful though it was difficult to communicate as none seemed to have very good English, the location is quiet, isolated even but transport is plentiful, the private beach was great with plenty sun loungers to choose from unlike the pool where you get the usual ignorant selfishness from people hogging them all day by leaving their belongings on them, we managed though and didn't let it bother us, all in all a beautiful hotel that I'd thoroughly recommend.More
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