The pool was superlatively huge. From the balcony of our fifth floor room, we looked down at the people swimming along its blue-green surface. We took our time enjoying the complimentary coffee and tea, relaxing our tired bodies before heading down and experiencing its warm waters for ourselves.
|THE BIGGEST POOL IN PHUKET|
Indeed, Novotel Phuket Vintage Park Resort’s 2,000 square-meter swimming pool is the biggest in the whole of Phuket. Set along its atrium, with all of the rooms’ balcony facing it, it is no doubt, Novotel’s main feature and asset—the place being located a few minutes away from the Patong Beach area.
|NOODLES AT NOVOTEL’S THE SQUARE|
We checked in at the resort for our last few days in Thailand. We’ve been through Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party, Ao Nang for the Krabi island tour, Koh Lanta for its relative peace, Koh Phi Phi for the Maya Bay tour, and finally, our last leg in Thailand before flying out to Sri Lanka—Phuket. What we were here for is to simply relax.
|PHUKET’S INFAMOUS BANGLA ROAD|
The resort is located on a busy street parallel to Patong Beach; the beach is actually just a couple of minutes away by foot. It is closer to the night markets in the area and also just walking distance away from the town’s infamous Bangla Road, Phuket’s party center.
|NOVOTEL VINTAGE PARK’S LOBBY|
The four-star Novotel Phuket Vintage Park is one of the six Novotels in Phuket, each one strategically located within the city. The resort’s design is very Thai; soaring roofs, open-aired halls and lots and lots of Thai imageries set along its various nooks; I specially adore the huge bronze mural at the lobby.
|OUR ROOM IN PHUKET|
We were billeted at their Superior Room [CHECK RATES & AVAILABILITY] and were lucky enough to be set at the higher floors of the resort where we have sweeping view of their atrium.
|VERY ROOMY, INDEED|
The room itself is quite spacious. Styled in wooden motifs, the floors are made of wood planks and the walls decorated with wooden panels. Right at the top of the king-size bed, a beautiful Thai painting is set on a recessed alcove.
|SEPARATE CORNER BATH TUB AND SHOWER STALL|
Aside from the nice en suite toilet and bath, it has a flatscreen cable TV, mini bar, sofa and a work station. And yes, a balcony overlooking the pool.
For dining options, they have The Square, Novotel’s all-day restaurant which serves both International and Asian cuisine, the Night Blooming Lobby Lounge, where guests can hang out and snack on complimentary Asian delicacies at select times of the day and the Velvet Pool Bar, the pool’s swim-up bar.
|THE NIGHT BLOOMING LOBBY LOUNGE|
|THAI SNACKS AT THE LOBBY LOUNGE|
We were able to try out their lobby lounge and their restaurant during our stay. The former serves free snacks at around six in the evening; it is a bit limited but the servings are quite superb. They also serve free drinks, but no alcohol though.
|SEAFOOD BUFFET NIGHT|
|SHRIMPS, CRABS, SLIPPER LOBSTERS|
At The Square, we availed of their seafood buffet one evening. The seafood tray was located right outside the restaurant where a chef grills your seafood of choice, be it lobsters, prawns, crabs—whatever your heart desires. Inside, a selection of Asian and International dishes are set on their buffet table. I have to say, everything is excellent.
|THEY HAVE CRISPY BACONS!|
The same can be said of their breakfast buffet, which is complimentary for all guests staying at Novotel Phuket Vintage Park. Indeed, similar to our stay the previous year at Novotel Platinum in Bangkok, they never fail to deliver when it comes to good food.
|THE NEARBY PATONG BEACH|
|ONE OF THE STREETS ALONG PATONG|
|PARTYING AT BANGLA ROAD|
But more than the food, our room and the pool, what sets our experience here is, of course, Phuket itself. During the mornings, we’d be at the numerous markets, buying all sorts of souvenirs. In the afternoons, we’d usually find ourselves by the beach, walking along the endless shore of Patong Beach. And evenings, we’re of course at Bangla Road, partying the night away.
|A SOOTHING MASSAGE TO END OUR THAILAND TRIP|
And after all that, we get to chill at Novotel’s In-Balance Spa on our last day for their award-winning Thai massage. Our farewell to Thailand can’t be more complete.
~ OUR STAY IN PHUKET WAS HOSTED BY NOVOTEL PHUKET VINTAGE PARK. VIEWS & OPINIONS ARE ALL MINE.
Novotel Phuket Vintage Park Resort
Address: 89 Rat U Thit, 200 Pee Road,
Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand
Contact Number: (+66) 76 380555
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GPS Coordinates Map: 7.898869, 98.300484
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