Hotel Banyan Tree Hotel 5 star
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33 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang Phuket, Thailand -
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With incontestable features - a golf course, a very high level of service, accommodation of very high category - , the Banyan Tree imposes itself without difficulty as one of the most luxurious establishments in Phuket.

With incontestable features - a golf course, a very high level of service, accommodation of very high category - , the Banyan Tree imposes itself without difficulty as one of the most luxurious establishments in Phuket.

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      Banyan Tree   -   © Christophe Hiltgen / EASYVOYAGE

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      Banyan Tree   -   © Christophe Hiltgen / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    • Location

      7.0 /10
    • Accommodation

      9.50 /10
    • Overview

      9.00 /10
    • Food and drink

      7.50 /10
    • Beach

      8.00 /10
    • To know

    • By the beach of Bang Tao, on the west coast of Phuket and bordering a large artificial lagoon built here in the 80's on the site of a former tin mine. Phuket Town is 14 miles away, on the west coast, and the airport is also 14 miles north, which is around 30 minutes by car.

    • Each of the 109 villas of the Banyan Tree (with one or two rooms, all face the interior lagoon) is isolated from the external looks by walls, 56 of them have a garden and their own private pool. The major concept of the hotel: privacy and intimacy. The internal arrangement of the villas, very spacious, favours noble materials (amazing wood, external shower in black stone), always with this touch of soberness that contrasts with garish luxury. Video and hi-fi in all the villas, high quality materials and a superb bathroom, the amenities are evidently in harmony with what you would expect from a hotel of this level.
    • "A sanctuary for the senses". In fact, all or almost all is included in the slogan of this very high standard hotel, surely, one of the most luxurious hotels in Phuket. The Banyan Tree - with tall trees at the entrance, which gave it its name - sets its singularity from the entrance into the very spacious and beautiful lobby, maintained in total soberness, in an extremely refined setting of water, stone and wood. Serenity, calm, a feel of zen, in summary, this absence of ostentation provides true luxury. Built on several acres, the hotel is in fact a set of villas with tropical private gardens, some with their own pool, distributed on the perimeter of a small lagoon. Indeed, there are no high constructions, and there is lots of vegetation all over. Amongst the communal amenities to point out: a beautiful pool, a sophisticated spa and a rare attraction, an 18 hole golf course.
    • Five restaurants, complemented by three bars, compose the gastronomic offer of the Banyan Tree: Mediterranean cuisine at the Watercourt, Thai and Asian specialties at the Saffron, seafood, outdoors on the Sala Terrace, diet menus with Tamarind and international cuisine at the Banyan Cafe. A wide choice, with a quality level corresponding to the hotel, high quality. Culinary thematic soirees are also organised two times per week at the Banyan Tree. The hotel also has its own boat on the lagoon, it is possible to arrange private dinners aboard; a very popular option among the guests, it seems....
    • Bang Tao beach, which extends for several kilometers, is a good alternative to the spots of Patong Beach or Karon Beach, quite crowded in high season, during the winter months. Much more tranquillity and space, in summary, a seductive option for relaxation lovers. The satisfying quality of the water and the sand as well as the slope of the beach, should please swimming lovers. However there is a real disadvantage: summer is a period when the sea is high and tempestuous, the water "nibbles" the beach and makes it almost impracticable.
    • The Banyan Tree is part of a 990 acre complex, integrating four other hotels from the zone of the lagoon (Laguna Beach Club, Dusit Laguna Resort Hotel, Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket, Allamanda Laguna Phuket) belonging to the same owner: the amenities, services and facilities of each hotel are accessible to the guests of the other four. A free shuttle service operates within the five establishments all day. All the villas should benefit from their own Internet access very soon. Electric buggies with driver are available to the guests, they ensure the transport inside the domain all day, free of cost. A rarity amongst the offered activities: meditation workshops.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, stretching, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aerobics, beach volley, golf, sailing, kayak, canoe, windsurfing, fitness, sports

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Luxury is always present in the infrastructures.
    • The sophistication of the service.
    • The 18 hole golf course.

    disadvantages

    • Not many things planned for kids.

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