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).

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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Dec 7, 2020 MaiKhaoResident Thalang District, Thailand

It was well over 1.5 yrs ago since my last visit, and I saw their special promotion for Expats and could not resist to book it for 2 nights. Booked a Cape Suite, and they booked me into the a room with a really nice view over the garden and the sea (J-block, third floor). I was happy to see that in the weekends they appear to have a fair number of… Read more
It was well over 1.5 yrs ago since my last visit, and I saw their special promotion for Expats and could not resist to book it for 2 nights. Booked a Cape Suite, and they booked me into the a room with a really nice view over the garden and the sea (J-block, third floor). I was happy to see that in the weekends they appear to have a fair number of guests, I suppose they were mainly from Bangkok. Staff told me that the week days are indeed more quiet. One night we went out for dinner, but on the Saturday we tried the Top of the Reef restaurant. It used to be more French style, now it is Mediterranean, and definitely did not disappoint. We walked in around 18:30, planning to have a nearly dinner, but were happily surprised to see they now have a saxophone player, playing easy tunes. So... we ended up having some cocktails (one was on the house, it seems every guest receives a free cocktail on Saturday), whilst enjoy the really stunning views. I can only highly recommend this restaurant on Saturday, as the saxophone added something very cool to this evening. Some of the old staff seem to have left, I guess due to the Covid situation, in which every hotel had to downsize (also my company), but we were still greeted by everyone. Great stay, and yes, I will return. Read less
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Nov 28, 2020 Humnoi Pattaya, Thailand

ok, we stayed there for two nights the room was great our friends had the room next to us but they thought there was a smell in the room so they were moved. my room was great and for the price, it was well worth it the breakfast was great everything you would need to say a lovely breakfast. the birds come flying in while we were eating but I found… Read more
ok, we stayed there for two nights the room was great our friends had the room next to us but they thought there was a smell in the room so they were moved. my room was great and for the price, it was well worth it the breakfast was great everything you would need to say a lovely breakfast. the birds come flying in while we were eating but I found it nice. and the staff were great our friend slipped and hurt her foot the staff were there to give medical assistance. the location could be better but we had our own transport so not a problem. I have stayed in loads of hotels all over the world but this was one of the best it has everything you can want and with the covid 19 it was not to busy and they have taken the prices way down and theThais are getting great deals. Read less
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Nov 21, 2020 plaepale Bangkok, Thailand

We stayed at hotel cape panwa on our second day. Staffs are nice and very helpful. The room we got was on the 1st floor. It was clean and big, but the view wasn’t so good. We didn’t get to see anything as there are many trees up front. If you like just laying on the beach and chill, this is definitely a place for you. The pace of the place was… Read more
We stayed at hotel cape panwa on our second day. Staffs are nice and very helpful. The room we got was on the 1st floor. It was clean and big, but the view wasn’t so good. We didn’t get to see anything as there are many trees up front. If you like just laying on the beach and chill, this is definitely a place for you. The pace of the place was very peaceful. There’s private beach in side the hotel with bamboo beach bar and the colonial house, which is known as one very of the very famous restaurant in Phuket. Too bad it was closed during our visit because of the pandemic, so we didn’t get to try. If you wanna go down to panwa cape, there’s shuttle service available till about 11.00pm (can’t remember the time exactly, if you get to go there please recheck with the hotel). Overall, but the view from the room, was fantastic and hope to go back there soon. Read less
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Oct 20, 2020 jubechatchanan Bangkok, Thailand

It was such a pleasant time to stay in this hotel. GSA is very helpful. F&B manager was asking for the taste of the food and recommend us for dinner. All the staff were very nice and this will be one of favourite hotel chain. Whenever I visit phuket or phangnga or samui, cape and kantary hotel will be the first choice. Hope to see you soon Jube
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Sep 23, 2020 Aronnamusikarn London, England, United Kingdom

location in the middle of nowhere will cost you a lot of extra to go to anywhere the beach is unsafe for kids a lot of sharp rock on the sea floor service is good depend on staff mood cleanliness and maintenance still got room to improve to earn 5 star still wonder if they had proper wast water treatment before discharge it to the sea?