If you ask me for a recommendation on a short getaway out of Malaysia, I will tell you Phuket is the best place value for time and money. It takes about an hour plus flight from KL to the island.
As many of you may know that Phuket got nothing much besides tons of pretty luxury hotel/resort and one Bangla street which all the bars and clubs situated. It is largely an island where people come to chill out. So, if you are looking to chill somewhere in a nice and affordable hotel/ resort, keep reading as this is one of the best hotels i find it worth every penny’s you spent.
UZENMAYA PHUKET RESORT
U Zenmaya Phuket is a 5-star boutique hotel located in Kalim beach, near Patong Beach. We were given a warm welcome from the staff with a cold towel to refresh ourselves upon our arrival due to the late flight. Registration at the counter is pretty easy and the first time I get to choose the pillow texture and soup scent on your preference for your room.
Room: The hotel room is rather small compared to other resorts but is extremely exquisite and private. The room comes with in-house jacuzzi some even with private pool access. Free shuttle service to Jungceylon but limited trips. The view from the hillside is breathtaking can hear the waves crashing whilst we are in the room.
Food: For breakfast, the selection is understandably small, compared to larger hotels, but is good enough for us. Dinner was awesome, the Thai food was authentic and tasty especially enjoying the sea breeze and the sounds of crashing waves while dining at the lounge.
Spa: Had 1-hour complimentary spa offered by the hotel. they get you changed into the spa robe and started with cleaning and scrubbing your foot before body massage. Overall, the massage was just okay nothing much to shout about but make your appointment one day earlier as they have limited masseuses.
The Wows: I need to highlight this as it was my first experience and what i love most in this hotel which is their 24 hours check-in policy. Simply means your check- out time is based on your check-in time. This is soooo good for those who reach late.
The Boos: It was located quite far from the happening Phuket town or Patong. Transportation to Patong is roughly about THB 300 per trip if you travel often this will be an extra cost added to your budget.
Price: From THB 3500 for the Superior Room onward depends on the season.
Definitely will be back for another eat, sleep, swim, repeat trip! Highly recommend this hotel if you want 5* facilities but running on a tight budget. U Zenmaya Phuket Resort is the one that fulfill your desire! *winks*