Phuket is one of my favourite places in Thailand. There are a lot of things to do and see, although it has become a bit too touristy and I try to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Patong Beach.
Hyatt Regency Phuket is a fairly new Hyatt hotel in Thailand, opened its doors in late 2013. It has 199 rooms with a view to die for. The hotel itself is overlooking the Kamala Bay, this is about 15 mins (by car) from Patong Beach and about 45-50mins from the airport. It is situated on a hillside so all the rooms have a clear view of the bay.
I flew from Hong Kong with Dragonair using 10000 Avios points which is a bargain. Nothing much to say about the 3 and a half hour journey from HKG to HKT. Upon arrival, I was greeted by the Hyatt representative and he ushered me to the Hyatt Mercedes E-class to take me to the hotel. I pre-booked this pick-up during the booking, saved me a lot of hassle to get a taxi at the airport. I know, the taxi ride might cost me about THB1200 vs. THB2000 (£40) using Hyatt car, but I think it is worth it for the 50mins journey.
As the resort is located on a steep hillside, persons with disabilities or special needs are advised that all rooms are solely accessible via staircases. So this can be quite a challenge. Check-in was swift, welcome drink was given with a cold towel and the agent took me on a buggy to my room, mid-way up the hill. The hotel provides a buggy service from the lobby to your room at no extra cost. All you need to do is to ring them for the service. The hotel also expects all its guests to use the buggy service as the hill and the path to all the rooms are quite steep. The lobby itself was an open space with lots of sofas and chairs. There was an in-house travel agent that could organise all your travel needs whilst you are in Phuket.
The room itself was a decent size with a view to die for. There was a dipping pool on my balcony which is quite a nice touch. Standard Hyatt regency bathroom amenities were provided in the bathroom. They also provide you with the complementary tuk-tuk timetable in the room if you needed to go to Kamala Beach.
Regency Club Guests also have access to the Club Lounge, featuring a private infinity pool, offering spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and the tropical sunsets.I had breakfast here on the first day. The spread was good and you could order hot breakfast like the omelette or scramble egg to your liking.
The Pool House Restaurant and Pool
The pool is the biggest in Kamala, longer-than-Olympic length infinity pool looks out over the Andaman Sea to the horizon. The Restaurant next to it, The Pool House, offers a sumptuous breakfast buffet spread and all-day dining on local favourites such as Green Chicken Curry and Thai style fried Noodles with Prawns, refreshing salads, comfort foods and classic Italian dishes.
Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort
16/12 Moo 6, Tambon Kamala, Amphur Kathu
Phuket, Thailand, 83150
Tel: +66 76 231 234