The hotel is outstanding, we stayed int he 3 bedroom residence and it was very stylish, clean and quiet with 4 bathrooms, two balconies and its own kitchen and dining. The buffet breakfast always had a selection which each member of the family could enjoy from continental through to eggs bar and hot offering (which is impressive as there were 6 of us with 4 kids of varying ages and fussiness).
The staff were very friendly, the kids loved kids club and they even organised babysitters when needed. The pool facilities are great however there is no paddling area for toddlers if thats needed. The beach could be a lot better however we visited in the off season when the sea is very rough so that could change during the peak season. A short 5 min taxi into the main town and restaurants, however please haggle as there are no common fares but if you tell them you want a return they will give extra discount.
Traveller from Sydney, Australia
Moevenpick Residences Bangtao Beach Phuket is a luxury resort-style residences facing the stunning Bang Tao Beach, one of …More
The problem I had/have is how the place is advertised on both Expedia and its own official site. Take extra special care when booking your room. Unlike every other holiday I've booked where rooms are styled in very much the same way, each room can be totally different.
Before I go in to a sob story I have my hands up, this was my mistake which is why I paid the two night penalty having stayed at the resort for just under an hour.
At first, and second, glance I made the fatal error of assuming a two bedroom, two story residence was the wonderful picture they have plastered everywhere. The classic Thai style duplex pool villa. As it turned out when we got there, they put us in an apartment block resembling that of a typical City break rather than a paradise island. There is not one external photo of this building on either site.
The General Manager understood our concerns and kindly offered to move us to what we did see in the picture but due to the Chinese New Year it was very busy and it was their last room which smelt of heavy smoke. Indeed, this is not the hotel's fault and both rooms were very well equipped.
My only gripe was that if we took that room, the people who had originally booked it would have been put in our previously allocated room. Just made me wonder if that was what happened to us. Its that kind of shady dealing that drove me away from the Financial Sector. Completely legal but borderline immoral, and designed for profit from honest hard working fol
Great location and facilities. Beach is beautiful and a short walk to restaurants, shops and bars. My children loved the pools. Only negative is that the staff were so unfriendly and seemed sick of children or any request we might make. Definitely not my usual experience of Thailand where everyone is so friendly.
Within walking distance of Bangtao Bay’s white sand beach, this resort is also 1 km (0.5 mile) from Laguna Phuket Golf …More
This was our first time at the Amora Beach Resort, as we wanted somewhere where we could have time out after a hectic year, and we loved it. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a Deluxe Pool room which was great. All staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome. The swimming pool was huge and was kept spotlessly clean, also the beach was clean and the both the sea and the pool waters were warm. There were plenty of restuarants nearby and the one that we went to most was the Sugar Cane - lovely food, and not expensive. Even the food at the hotel was not expensive.
We will definitely go back to Amora next year as we were simply spoilt,
Angela from Christchurch, New Zealand
Set amidst coconut and casuarina trees next to Bang Tao Beach, this resort is six km (four miles) from Phuket Phantasea, and …More