Updated on December 5, 2016
Hotel Review: Perennial Resort Phuket, Thailand
After a great time at the Holiday Inn Phi Phi Island we took the speedboat and car transfer to the Perennial Resort for the night before leaving for Siem Reap really, really early in the morning.
Here is the trip so far!
In choosing a hotel I really just wanted something close to the airport and preferably with a free shuttle. In this hotel not only did we find both, but we found a real hidden gem in the hustle and bustle of Phuket.
As you can see on image above, the hotel is right next to the airport (and near a bunch of 7-11’s apparently). You could probably walk there in 15 minutes if you really wanted, so this was a perfect location for us. As soon as we arrived I could tell this was going to be a great little place.
As you can see, it looks like a large house in which you enter through the garage and once you enter, you find a check-in desk, bar and little restaurant. As you continue through this area you enter a giant backyard with lots of little villas. All the decoration are very eclectic, colorful and fun.
At check in we were given refreshing juice and told about the property as well as the shuttle service to the airport the next morning.
After walking through the garage check-in area you go past a small dining porch and into the backyard that looks like a little neighborhood with paths in several directions to “bungalows” that look like little houses of all different sizes and shapes.
After wondering around our new neighborhood we figured out that the pool was positioned in the middle of the property and it was right near our little house at the back of the property.
We were booked into a Superior Villa that cost roughly $84 for the night. Our Villa was #7 and was located in the back of the property.
As you can see, we had a little hammock and chairs on our front porch and had the wonderful rush of air conditioning when we opened the door!
When entering the room you find a king-size bed with a little couch built into the window to the right of the bed.
To the left is a table, TV, slippers, instant coffee with water boiler and a full sized fridge.
At the back of the room was a sliding glass door that opened into a large bathroom with robes, a safe and other amenities.
This was really the perfect little villa to stay in for the night and we had actually intended to explore the area a little that night but I was feeling under the weather from the meal I had at Jasmine’s on Koh Phi Phi Don so we didn’t do much.
Before I started feeling ill, however, we did walk down to a nearby beach that’s less than a mile down the road. There is usually a small fee during the day to enter the National Park but when we went it was free – I think it was after 4pm.
This wasn’t the most beautiful beach I had seen in Thailand but it’s a huge plus if you are staying at this hotel since it’s a 5 minute walk away! There was also a fairly big market in the beach park that had tons of really tasty looking food, but we had left our wallet back at the hotel so we didn’t get to try anything.
We ate at the hotel that night which Katie said was good, but at that point I didn’t really want to eat anything or sit-up so I wouldn’t be a great judge of the food.
The next morning it was off to the airport bright and early at 4:30am!!
This was a fantastic place to stay for a night before leaving in the morning. If you have an early morning flight and want to be near the airport (or have a late arriving flight and need a place), I think this is the perfect place to stay. At $84 a night it might not have been the cheapest place but it was certainly quality and very clean. I was happy to pay that and probably more. I booked this hotel through Booking.com, which I find is a good resource for these boutique hotels.
In terms of a longer stay, I’m not sure as I don’t know Phuket very well but at least there is a nearby beach and market to go to and my impression is that it wouldn’t cost much to get around to other places if need be.