The Slate

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

Inspired by Phuket’s rich cultural and industrial history, The Slate, Phuket is an exotic oasis of calm, set just behind the secluded Nai Yang beach. Designed with the inspiration of the local tin-mining industry, local artwork, natural materials and luxury facilities will ensure you’ll have everything for a stay that is both authentic and indulgent. Close to some of Phuket’s finest beaches, The Slate has beautiful tropical gardens and a backdrop of dense rainforest for that true Thai experience.. The accommodation is divided into villas and pool suites, each combining luxury, authenticity, comfort and convenience, to make sure you get the best possible night's sleep. At Black Ginger, The Slate's magnificent floating restaurant, you can experience the subtle, sensuous flavours of Phuket whilst marvelling at the beauty of your spectacular surroundings. The black interior, shot through with accents of brilliant blue from the chandeliers, creates the perfect backdrop for sampling some of Thailand's most innovative culinary delights. For pre and post-dinner drinks, there's open air lounge bar Rebar, where you can relax with a cocktail as you soak up the sun. If you're looking for the ultimate luxury pampering experience, The Slate's Coqoon Spa is the place to go. Devoted exclusively to wellness and indulgence, the spa features luxurious double treatment rooms, a private swimming pool, steam showers, a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In northern Phuket on the secluded Nai Yang beach. Private transfer time from Phuket Airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

177 suites and villas. All have balconies or terrace with air-conditioning, satellite TV with International channels, complimentary WiFi access, iPod docking station, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, deluxe bathroom amenities, safe, Slate designer beach bag and slippers and bathrooms with separate shower and bathtub. D-Buk Suites are spacious with extra living space and private terrace, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner. Dinner based on a three-course set menu or buffet (seasonal) at any restaurant.

Full Board option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch and dinner based on a three-course set menu or buffet (seasonal) at any restaurant.

Pearl Bed Suites are incredibly spacious with outdoor balcony overlooking the sprawling plantation with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Pool Suites with private pool enclosed by a private garden, enjoy traditional high ceilings with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

1 Bedroom Pearl Shell Suites feature seperate living/dining areas allowing for in-villa spa treatments and butler service with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Black Ginger (Thai cuisine, open for dinner), Rivet & Rebar (Japanese restaurant and chill-out lounge, dinner and evening drinks), Tin Mine (International cuisine, all-day dining), Shore Thing (pizza), Dirty Monstera (light lunch), Tongkah Tin Syndicate (sports bar) and Underground Café (poolside snacks and drinks). 2 adult pools (1 with pool bar) and separate kids' pool. Coqoon Spa*. Non-motorised water sports including windsurfing*, kayaking*, and paddle boards*. Bicycle rental*. Thai boxing*. Pilates*. Tennis courts* and yoga*. Kids' Club. Moo's kitchen cooking school*. Laundry service*. Room service*.

5 nights minimum stay over 31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing, peaceful, and fun

Sep 14, 2020 MarkReynolds London, United Kingdom

My partner and I had a lovely couple of nights at the Slate. From being able to choose between multiple pools / pool settings, to the wonderful restaurants, and the convenience of the nearby beach, we had a lovely, relaxing time. The design of the hotel follows through to little touches, like the toiletries in the comfortable, large rooms. Our… Read more
My partner and I had a lovely couple of nights at the Slate. From being able to choose between multiple pools / pool settings, to the wonderful restaurants, and the convenience of the nearby beach, we had a lovely, relaxing time. The design of the hotel follows through to little touches, like the toiletries in the comfortable, large rooms. Our room had garden views / access as well as as plenty of indoor space and a day bed. Also handily close to the airport and transfers provided by the hotel made the whole journey stress-free! A great place to stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unique, idyliic, peaceful & beautiful

Sep 2, 2020 NorCalGal_11 San Carlos, California

I stayed at The Slate in February 2020 prior to the shutdown on international travel, and I count it as one of the most unique and imaginative hotels I have ever stayed in. The consistent attention to detail and the steampunk/tin mine vibe transported you to a different world and made daily activities come alive in a new way for all your senses. … Read more
I stayed at The Slate in February 2020 prior to the shutdown on international travel, and I count it as one of the most unique and imaginative hotels I have ever stayed in. The consistent attention to detail and the steampunk/tin mine vibe transported you to a different world and made daily activities come alive in a new way for all your senses. My spacious room had a private patio with infinity pool and outdoor bathtub - both incredibly relaxing and inviting. Fixtures made of industrial materials were a feast for the eyes with their imaginative use of materials. Staff was attentive to all requests. The food at the breakfast buffet was delicious, plentiful, and had elements of both the familiar and new at the same time. And of course the staff was fantastic and service was friendly and accommodating. I enjoyed an unforgettable meal at the Black Ginger, which started out with a dramatic entrance that set the tone for the rest of the meal: completely original, incredible service, delicious and not detail left undone. It's a 1 minute walk from the property to the beach, so you have the best of both worlds with pools and lounges at the hotel plus the incredible beauty of the expansive beach. I can't express what a truly unique experience it was to stay at The Slate. The warm hospitality of the Thai people, coupled with the beauty and originality of this property, created an experience I will never forget. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Chic Industrial Hotel with Good Service

Aug 30, 2020 bssheikh

Breakfast was delicious and had a variety of dishes. The room was spacious and exuded luxury. The whole resort has plenty of restaurants and facilities on offer. Staff are courteous too. Location is convenient near the airport. Cons: Since it’s a nature-friendly resort, it seems to have plenty of little creatures albeit harmless like lizards etc.… Read more
Breakfast was delicious and had a variety of dishes. The room was spacious and exuded luxury. The whole resort has plenty of restaurants and facilities on offer. Staff are courteous too. Location is convenient near the airport. Cons: Since it’s a nature-friendly resort, it seems to have plenty of little creatures albeit harmless like lizards etc. 🦎 Some of them came inside our room, disturbing our sleep. But their staff dealt with them swiftly. So, it’s a minor complaint. Read less
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Apr 12, 2020 MandR1863382015 Bexley, United Kingdom

We stayed at the Slate for a week towards the end of Feb prior to picking up a cruise (an odyssey for another time). I booked the hotel nearly a year in advance and chose a pool suite for the privacy. Coronavirus was beginning to spread outside of China so we were keeping an eye on Government advice and that given by our travel agent who said… Read more
We stayed at the Slate for a week towards the end of Feb prior to picking up a cruise (an odyssey for another time). I booked the hotel nearly a year in advance and chose a pool suite for the privacy. Coronavirus was beginning to spread outside of China so we were keeping an eye on Government advice and that given by our travel agent who said it was business as usual from both the airlines and hotels. Nothing adverse from our cruise company either so off we went. We arrived at the hotel mid morning and we greeted by very friendly staff who booked us in and as the room wasn’t quite ready we enjoyed a lovely cold drink while a very pleasant Irish lady who was part of the management team explained all about the hotel. Thailand is very popular with Chinese tourists and because of the lockdown in China they were missing so occupancy was well down although they reckoned it was at 75%. Once we were settled in and after a few days we noticed the only large congregation of people was at breakfast. We ate at all 3 restaurants none of which were full at any time. The food was very tasty but was overpriced as was the wine mainly imported from NZ. Because of the island’s tin mining past the design of the hotel is very industrial with factory type plumbing, metal surfaces with plenty of rivets on show. A shabby chic look with some places more shabby than chic ! Plenty of metal sculptures in the grounds too. The hotel occupies a large area with lovely gardens which were well manicured. Dotted around were 3 pools with adequate loungers, shade and towels and waiters on hand for drinks etc. Our pool suite was at the far end of the grounds a 2 minute walk away from a very sparsely populated beach but nonetheless plenty of bars around for drinks and snacks. The suite had a walk in shower, separate toilet and outdoor bath. The bed was very comfortable, complimentary water replenished every day as was the usual shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. Our only issue was with the pool which was in shade for most of the day apart from early morning and the odd 30 minutes throughout the day which was so disappointing and defeated the object of booking such a suite in the first place. It was all down to the design. The building was ground floor and one above. The room above had it’s own balcony but running off the balcony over the shallow end of our pool was a slatted roof feature which shaded us. At the far end of our pool was a very large pitched roof covering which combined with the branches of a tree in the garden and the slatted roof of our upstairs neighbour guaranteed very little sun in our garden. Definitely not worth paying the extra money. Ending on a positive note, the staff were very warm and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Read less
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Apr 6, 2020 Blindsaychef Bordeaux, France

Stayed here for 1 night at the end of my stay in Phuket as it was within walking distance from my friend’s apartment. I had many enjoyable dinners at two of their restaurants Black Ginger & Rivet & Rebar, prior to my one night booking. The property is beautifully landscaped, has large rooms with balconies, and there are three pools in addition… Read more
Stayed here for 1 night at the end of my stay in Phuket as it was within walking distance from my friend’s apartment. I had many enjoyable dinners at two of their restaurants Black Ginger & Rivet & Rebar, prior to my one night booking. The property is beautifully landscaped, has large rooms with balconies, and there are three pools in addition to the beach (one is thankfully adults only). But what really sets the hotel apart, is the staff. They seemed genuinely engaged in their work and eager to help. I certainly recommend this hotel and hope to return. Read less