Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Mai Khao Beach Resort (Family Suite)
Amongst the properties in Phuket, this is one of the newer IHG properties with an age of less than 5 years old. I decided on staying at Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Mai Khao Beach Resort as it is located along a stretch of beautiful Mai Khao beach with a beautiful sunset, the area is pretty tranquil and undisturbed, lastly of its close proximity to the airport as I have an early flight to catch back to Singapore 2 days later.
I arrived at the property at 4pm after my Phuket Day Tour. I was greeted by from the Front Desk Manager and was given an upgrade to the the Family Suite for my travelling group of 3. It is always good to gain elite status with a preferred hotel brand for room upgrades, VIP treatment, late check out and a little touch of great service.
The 82sqm Family Suite has 2 entire different concept combined into a conducive family space. The kids room comes with a spacious 42sqm room with games console, own outdoor balcony, cute room decor, bean bags, kids fun linen and a beautiful ensuite bathroom with a large bath area.
The parents room is your regular deluxe room with a outdoor balcony with spacious day bed and garden view, ensuite bathroom with rainfall shower, LCD TV with satellite channels and of course, a connecting door to the kids room.
It felt surreal to me, a door divides two different worlds. I certainly is travelling with no kids, but my friends totally enjoyed the kids rooms and we felt that this room would be loved by families who are travelling with kids.
This property also offers great resort facilities, such as a open air theatre with popcorn machine, an airconditioned gym with garden view, the signature tea tree spa, a pool bar, restaurant by the pool and most importantly, an infinity pool with views of Mai Khao beach.
During my stay, the waves were particularly strong but still, that did not deterred Mother Nature from presenting a beautiful sunset.
In my opinion, this resort has all the facilities it has to make an all-inclusive resort stay for 2 nights with your family or loved ones without the need to travel out.
Good Night Phuket!
The breakfast served at the main restaurant is sumptuous with several live stations, your usual international spread, such as bacon, ham cuts, cheese platter, cereals and bread.
I regretted that we did not more time for breakfast as our tour driver arrived early to pick us up for our Phi Phi Island tour. However with the limited time we had, I managed to enjoy 2 servings of what I felt was a great breakfast spread.
Before we knew it, time is up for us to head towards the airport. I love the beautiful green gardens and having a swim at the infinity pool. The sea was rough during my stay, hopefully during my return stay, the sea would be calmer for a swim in it.
There were a few things which I did not manage to do at the resort this time round and would look forward to another return stay and try out the in-house restaurant and the Tea Tree Spa treatments.
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Mai Khao Beach Resort
81 Moo3, Maikhao, Talang,
Phuket 83110, Thailand
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