Cape Panwa Hotel

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

Nothing less than idyllic, Cape Panwa offers a quiet retreat in the southeast corner of this popular island. Excellent service, stylish rooms and world-class amenities can all be enjoyed as well as a secluded beach for hotel guests only. All suites and villas boast plenty of space and light with airy décor. There’s a variety to choose from, ideal for couples, families or groups of friends. Activities at the Cape Panwa abound – although if you want to do nothing more than laze by one of the 2 pools, that’s absolutely fine! For moments when you’re feeling more active, there are water sports galore, including canoes and stand-up paddle boards. As well as sporting activities, there are cultural activities and a spa in which to feel truly pampered. Children are welcomed with open arms and there’s plenty for them to do too, allowing parents time out to soak up the sun. Dining is plentiful at the Panwa, there are several superb restaurants, serving dishes from around the globe. There are also four bars to unwind in at the end of the day, sipping on a handcrafted cocktail perhaps whilst listening to a live band at The Light House or the swell of the sea at Bamboo Bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Built into the hillside and overlooking a gorgeous stretch of white sand. Although everything is within walking distance, there’s a quirky little train to transport you between the hotel, the beach and gardens! Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

205 rooms, suites and villas. All are air-conditioned with private balcony or terrace, widescreen TV with cable,  telephone, WiFi access, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe and hairdryer. Superior Rooms with partial views of the ocean have 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child (aged 2-11 years).

Junior Suites have extra living space and large balcony with most offering partial views over Panwa Bay with 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (aged 2-11 years).

Cape Suite with partial sea views (limited by vegetation), master en-suite bedroom and separate lounge with sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (aged 2-11 years).

Family Suites are comprised of a Cape Suite with connecting Superior Room, with master en-suite bedroom and separate lounge with sofa bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults and 4 adults and 2 children (aged 2-11 years).

Two Bedroom Pool Villa with private swimming pool and master en-suite bedroom, sleeping maximum 5 adults and 4 adults and 2 children (aged 2-11 years).

  • Honeymoon offer: complimentary fruit basket, bed decoration with flowers, a honeymoon cake in room on arrival.

  • Value add: complimentary welcome drink coupon on arrival and fruit basket in room. Valid for stay between 16 Apr '19-15 Apr '20. 

  • Free night offer: stay 14, pay 7; stay 12, pay 6; stay 10, pay 5; stay 8 pay 4; stay 7 pay 4; for stays between 16 Apr-31 Dec '19. Applicable to Superior Room, Junior Suite and Cape Suite only. 

5 restaurants including: Café Andaman (International cuisine), Panwa House (Thai delicacies), Top of the Reef, Uncle Nan’s Italian Restaurant, Laem Panwa Restaurant (outdoor seafood restaurant). 4 bars including: The Light House, Otter’s Bar, Bamboo Bar, Dolphin Bar. Café Kantary. 2 swimming pools. Cape Spa*. Thai massage on the beach*. Fitness centre* with sauna. Water sports* including canoes, catamaran and stand-up paddle boards. Badminton* and table tennis on the beach. Beauty salon*. Weekly cultural activities* including Thai cooking classes, Batik painting and fruit and vegetable carving, games room, playground and menus. Babysitting available* (on request). Complimentary WiFi in public areas and guest rooms. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception.

5 nights between 27 Dec-5 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 50th birthday celebration/holiday.

Nov 10, 2019 Cahoona62

After many e-mails sent,and discretion the key (As my partner reads my e-mails)a package was chosen balloons and cake,the hotel reserved a lovely space for a private dinner in Top of the reef the staff took over from there. We got to the restaurant without Marie realising a thing the balloons all around the table a truly amazing sight,i could go… Read more
After many e-mails sent,and discretion the key (As my partner reads my e-mails)a package was chosen balloons and cake,the hotel reserved a lovely space for a private dinner in Top of the reef the staff took over from there. We got to the restaurant without Marie realising a thing the balloons all around the table a truly amazing sight,i could go on but won’t cannot big up the staff enough made our holiday Thank you all PS the other 10 days in our pool villa were great as well and its our 4th stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous holiday spot

Nov 5, 2019 MariaA3861

My daughter and I recently spent 11 days at this resort and we found it to be wonderful Our room was very spacious, well air conditioned and cleaned well every day The food was superb and many different options were available The pools and beach areas were clean and well looked after We really enjoyed the free visit to Coral Island which was… Read more
My daughter and I recently spent 11 days at this resort and we found it to be wonderful Our room was very spacious, well air conditioned and cleaned well every day The food was superb and many different options were available The pools and beach areas were clean and well looked after We really enjoyed the free visit to Coral Island which was part of our deal with the hotel The staff were amazing and could not have done more for us I would certainly recommend this resort to others Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon treat it was not!

Nov 4, 2019 965carolew

We had a busy 10 days in Japan and wanted a few days of beautiful luxury to end our wonderful honeymoon. This hotel over promises and under delivers! The private beach and sea are dirty with rubbish scattered. No service from staff and stepping out of the hotel onto white sands is a myth! The beach is down a hill but they have a tram to transport… Read more
We had a busy 10 days in Japan and wanted a few days of beautiful luxury to end our wonderful honeymoon. This hotel over promises and under delivers! The private beach and sea are dirty with rubbish scattered. No service from staff and stepping out of the hotel onto white sands is a myth! The beach is down a hill but they have a tram to transport guests which is great. Service at breakfast is terrible with inadequate levels. Dinner was hilarious as they hover until you finish your plate and snatch it away. They asked for our desert choice whilst eating our main course! In saying that the food was delicious. Oh and don’t bother dressing up - very few do which is a shame. The hotel does not deserve it’s rating but our room was modern and spacious. Pool had chemicals thrown in but no sign of testing! Thankfully the weather meant we could try to enjoy our 4 days, we couldn’t do a week! Spa was great and rates fairly high as is normal in these locations. Just not a great location. Oh if you want peace and quiet avoid the pools. No one minds children in family hotels but adults bombing and shouting in the pools was a bridge too far. We saw guests coming back with bags of beer from the local store even though hotel prices were good. It set the scene for our stay. If I felt the staff were interested I would say something but we will endure it and try and find a clean quiet corner ... This is day 3 ... Read less
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Oct 30, 2019 janehaloween wolverhampton

Booked with Kuoni for 12 night stay at this hotel. First impressions were that it was exactly as described . Greeted by friendly reception staff with cold towels and a drink . Arrived at 8,30 am and with no wait were taken to our room . On opening the door room didn’t gave a view so I asked to get moved . With no problem Dom arranged a… Read more
Booked with Kuoni for 12 night stay at this hotel. First impressions were that it was exactly as described . Greeted by friendly reception staff with cold towels and a drink . Arrived at 8,30 am and with no wait were taken to our room . On opening the door room didn’t gave a view so I asked to get moved . With no problem Dom arranged a replacement superior room with a picture postcard spectacular view F 305. Room was clean comfortable and no issues . The hotel grounds are clean and well kept . Beach is beautiful and good for swimming at high tide . There is a choice of restaurants of which we experienced all of them . The quality of food is high . Breakfast was lovely with ample selection . The staff were friendly and are a credit to this hotel ... nothing is too much trouble and they are approachable . Special mention to Ben and Daniel who with there wealth of experience guided us to experience the islands highlights . Top if the reef manager was lovely 😊 abd also Varoom the pool gentleman who knows how to look after people. Mention to our rep JJ who looked after us above and beyond !!! . This hotel is full of repeat guests !!. Lovely touch on checkout access to lounge with air conditioning and complimentary food . Lots of local eating places reasonable prices . Live India being a favourite. Can highly recommend this hotel and enjoyed our stay Thank you . Read less
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Oct 30, 2019 wargravetraveller Wargrave

The hotel is not 4 star in either service or cleanliness! It is tired and not well maintained. There is rubbish on the beach and the pool area is rarely cleaned... the list of disappointments is long... one of the few things going for it are the size of the rooms and the view. The food is quite good but get on the bus and you can find better… Read more
The hotel is not 4 star in either service or cleanliness! It is tired and not well maintained. There is rubbish on the beach and the pool area is rarely cleaned... the list of disappointments is long... one of the few things going for it are the size of the rooms and the view. The food is quite good but get on the bus and you can find better cheaper food 5 mins away! Read less