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Old Aug 5, 12, 5:42 am   #1
 
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Amanpuri - The Surin (formerly Chedi), anyone been recently?

Hi guys,

We`ll soon head off to Thailand to unwind and mainly do nothing. We booked a few nights in the Puri and The Surin (formerly known as The Chedi), both share the same private beach and both are managed by the same operator. It seems The Surin recently re-opened after a revamp by Ed Tuttle. Any early feedback or thoughts?

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Old Aug 5, 12, 9:49 am   #2
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its like datai, not GHM anymore
owned by YTL, now self managed - GM was hotel mgr at puri >
http://th.linkedin.com/pub/antonio-saponara/17/860/b18
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Old Aug 5, 12, 10:25 am   #3
 
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Sure about that? I had a look at the YTL website (http://www.ytl.com.my/hotels.asp) and when clicking on The Surin you are automatically redirected to the Aman homepage.
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Old Aug 5, 12, 10:30 am   #4
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General Hotel Management Limited (GHM) has discontinued its management of The Chedi, Phuket under a mutual agreement with the owning company Surin Bay Company Limited.
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Old Aug 5, 12, 11:10 am   #5
 
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You are definitely right, not GHM anymore.. guess we have a thing for former GHM hotels .
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You are definitely right, not GHM anymore.. guess we have a thing for former GHM hotels .
Will be at Amanpuri next month as postponed trip so will miss you by a bit?
Do meet up with Antonio at Surin, still some links to Aman
Hope Surin then Amanpuri ..
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Old Aug 5, 12, 6:23 pm   #7
 
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Sure about that? I had a look at the YTL website (http://www.ytl.com.my/hotels.asp) and when clicking on The Surin you are automatically redirected to the Aman homepage.
Why would it go to the amanresorts website ?
Other than the physical connection how are they connected ?
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Old Aug 5, 12, 6:42 pm   #8
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clearly a mistake, but zecha is the connection (ghm > zecha > aman)

as far as web mistakes go, theres been far worse

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Old Nov 28, 12, 5:01 pm   #9
 
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Hi there, just picking up this thread, any comments on the Surin yet from anyone who has stayed recently?
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Old Nov 28, 12, 5:28 pm   #10
 
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Hi there, just picking up this thread, any comments on the Surin yet from anyone who has stayed recently?
Was there last month & checked out The Surin as had promised Antonio that I would stay when he moved from Amanpuri.
It's no Aman so if you do go, stay there first then Puri. Staff are friendly just be prepared to ' hike ' as no " buggies "
Rooms are relatively small & layout not well thought out .. Perhaps to do with terrain?
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Old Nov 29, 12, 8:12 am   #11
 
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The Surin

We stayed at the Surin last January. It was an alright property but not luxury by any means. We had to change rooms after our first night due to being allocated the wrong room type and because they were doing construction right around the room. The rooms are nothing special and you will not want to spend any time in them. The bathrooms had a musty smell in both of our rooms. The plus of the hotel is that it is on what must be the best beach in Phuket. Also, the prices of food and beverage are very reasonable. We had just come from the Landmark Mandarin in Hong Kong, and the Peninsula in Bangkok so this hotel was no where near the same category as those hotels. You will get quite the workout walking up and down the stairs.. which may be a good thing after indulging in all the delicous food in Thailand! All in all.. we wouldn't go back to Phuket, nor would we recommend the Surin as a "luxury" option... but if you go with expectations for a nice mid range resort you will be happy.
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Thankyou both, that answers my question. Sounds like it is no serious competition to Trisara.
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Thankyou both, that answers my question. Sounds like it is no serious competition to Trisara.
You're welcome.
Definitely, different league !
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The Surin Beachfront Deluxe suites are quite nice though. Rather spacious and it's nice to be directly on the beautiful beach.

I would never recommend the lower categories.

The Surin definitely doesn't compare to Amanpuri or Trisara, which is quite normal considering the price difference.
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The Surin Beachfront Deluxe suites are quite nice though. Rather spacious and it's nice to be directly on the beautiful beach.

I would never recommend the lower categories.

The Surin definitely doesn't compare to Amanpuri or Trisara, which is quite normal considering the price difference.
Was in one of those but even then, rather be at Puri or Trisara - or if not in Phuket - then Pulo or Wana for beach front, way beyond comparison.. ( as you mentioned price points to match too !! )
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