Sunday Mirror, November 2012
"If you want to book an independent stay, this cool spa hotel is on Surin beach, which is lined with fish restaurants and is one of Phuket’s nicest. Some of the rooms lead straight into the swimming pool, and there’s an acclaimed restaurant on site."
"The brainchild of a Swedish entrepreneur, this gorgeous Thai contemporary resort is not as flashy as its neighbors, but nonetheless has sublime charm and a timeless, yet cutting-edge style. A stunning Thai-inspired open-rafter lobby with glassy stone floors makes way to a vast tropical Water Garden, the centerpiece of the property. Guest have use of an excellent spa and highly acclaimed restaurant, Oriental Spoon (sister to Kuppa in Bangkok), as well as an extensive wine room, but the big attraction to wannabe jetsetters must be the additional 21 residences (all with private pools) that will open by early 2008. Less pricey are the airy Lagoon rooms and suites, some of which have terraces that go straight into the water. The room decor uses numerous Thai references, such as sleek dark wood floors and local art and crafts (including rugs made by the Mae Fah Luang crafts charity)."
"The 21 new residence suites at the Twin Palms hotel eschew the cliff-top isolation and fawning service of Phuket's poshest resorts in favor of a make-yourself-at-home brand of luxury. When you wake in your airy triplex loft, you don't have to wait for your room service espresso. Instead, you can brew one of the four blends stocked in your private kitchen. Later, you can pull a bottle of white from your private cellar (and perhaps a Cuban from your humidor) and bring it up to your rooftop infinity pool. A residence host is available 24/7, but the villas are so well equipped (two flat-screen TVs, bedside controls for temperature, sound, and light) that you could quite happily exist without ever needing to make use of this resource.
The rest of the 76 rooms, located in two buildings flanking a meandering, free-form pool, have fewer bells and whistles but a similarly easygoing mentality: First-floor guests can step right into the water. At the main pool, lounge chairs are positioned in the water itself, like inviting little islands. The onsite Oriental Spoon is the island's hottest brunch ticket. Reserve a month in advance during high season."
"This seductive spa hotel offers a contemporary, youthful ambience, stylish, minimalist décor and excellent service. A-grade pampering without paying the earth, this is one of Phuket’s best bets."
Time Out Bangkok & Beach Escapes
"Twinpalms earns plaudits for its immaculate modernism and gardens."
Reviews are only from people who have stayed there and booked through i-escape.
“Just want to give extra credit again to the service at the resort. Top notch! So many fine little details that they took into consideration that made the entire experience such an enjoyable one. Like free upgrade to a suite because my original room had renovation going on right in front, surprise birthday cake on my birthday, etc. There's no lack of restaurants around the area if you feel bored of the food at the resort. A little away from the other busy beach areas, but that's what I like about Surin Beach. Even if you feel like going into crowds, Patong is just 15-20mins drive away. Highly recommended!”
ShihMing, Singapore (21.10.12)
“Stunning hotel, set in a great location, with great service. I will only stay at the Twinpalms when travelling to Phuket.”
Joseph, Australia (07.10.12)
“Exactly like advertised, Twinpalms really is exciting, very very stylish and contemporary. Tranquil beach life 1 minute away, with very good & authentic local cuisine. Will definitely return when visiting Phuket next time!”
Ingo, Germany (29.10.11)