Lena Dystant

Aleenta

with Lena Dystant www.lenadystant.com
  • Where:Phang Nga, Phuket

  • Why:Long overdue vacation.

  • When:April 2017

  • Who:Me & my partner.

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Highs & Lows

  • Little touches at turn down service like the Thai bedtime stories and dried local fruit.

  • Great breakfast, lots of options.

  • Truly lovely staff, the hotel is run super efficiently without service ever feeling cold.

  • The most peaceful, relaxed hotel I’ve ever stayed at.

  • Not that much to do in walking distance from the hotel, more food options nearby would’ve been great.

  • Great service from their drivers but the hotel-organised transfers are a little expensive

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Small-scale luxury beach hotel & spa.

  • Vibe

    Minimal luxury, incredibly laid back, private and quiet. A no-rave zone.

  • Location

    Secluded. Directly on well-kept Natai Beach, 25 minutes drive from Phuket airport but worlds away from party-town.

  • Rooms

    30; 15 villas & 15 suites.

  • Music

    Background music (generic chilled spa soundtrack) at the open-air reception but otherwise quiet.

  • Year Opened

    2006

  • Designed By

    Overseen by owner Anchalika Kijkanakorn.

  • Pool/Gym

    Infinity pool overlooking the beach but many of the suites have their own.

  • Restaurant

    Two restaurants, the more Western The Edge located on the beach and The Natai which focuses on Thai food. Both excellent.

  • Bar

    No bar as such but drinks service on the beach and at The Edge restaurant.

  • Minibar

    Well-stocked. Thai beers and juices, the usual soft drinks as well as gin and whisky.

  • Wifi

    Free WiFi, slow enough to encourage you to ignore your emails.

  • Children

    If they’re well behaved, yes, not what I’d describe as a family hotel though.

  • Price

    High(ish) for Phuket but affordable outside of high season and amazing value for money for what you get/service.

The hotel uses an amazing family-run long-tail boat tour company to take you around Phang Nga bay. The most spectacular scenery just 15mins drive from the hotel.

Long-tail boat around Phang Nga Bay

Phang-nga Thailand

The hotel uses an amazing family-run long-tail boat tour company to take you around Phang Nga bay. The most spectacular scenery just 15mins drive from the hotel.

Jump on a plane to amazing Chiang Mai.

You’re 25 minutes from Phuket airport

Chiang Mai Thailand

Jump on a plane to amazing Chiang Mai.

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Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa Khok Kloi Phang-nga Thailand

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