Mention Phuket and your minds will immediately be taken to the sun, sand, beach, tans and skimpy bikinis. However, you will never expect a little bit of fantasy to be associated with a paradise island like Phuket.
The Pimnara boutique hotel is just that. This boutique hotel is connected to the swanky Jungceylon Shopping Centre where one will be completely caught off guard from the typical expectations of a hotel – so whimsical in its decor with out-of-this-world concepts. Right from the clinically clean-white reception with water fountains flocked with white doves, it gives a glimpse of what we can expect yet unexpect at the same time.
Every room in the hotel is masterfully created with different themes and color palettes. It appears as if the rooms are straight out of a movie set in the infamous Alice and the Wonderland – each room has its own distinct identity and craziness. That said, the service at Pimnara is excellent with the usual friendly and helpful staff, Ipads for guests and even the “trip bag” complete with amenities such as towels to bring along for short trips around the beautiful Phuket. And because it is near Jungceylon, good food in that area is of great abundance.
What was the most satisfying in my 4 days at Pimnara is that after all the sun, sand, sea and activities around the island, we came “home” to a fantasy which is the perfect setting to end each day with a good night’s sleep.
This bit of fantasy on paradise comes highly recommended.
- Kevin Chin
*Photos by Shahrul Hussin