Thailand

Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Resort

No regular travellers to Thailand would be unfamiliar with Phuket. While luxurious resorts are abound on this popular island, there are only a few which offer truly friendly and excellent service, a wonderfully secluded spot with yet walking distances to local communities, spacious, comfortable and well-isolated rooms with full privacy.
The 5-star Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Resort offered us just that. I was very warmly welcomed at the reception upon arrival, with a dedicated customer service officer who attended to our needs throughout our stay. Unlike most service attitude on Phuket, she was genuine, kind and extremely personable.

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