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Old Feb 3, 10, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Hubertus View Post
FYI The latest issue of Wallpaper features Amangiri as n. 1 retreat (2010 design award).
Thanks Hubertus, I like the photos on wallpaper.

Aman seem to be using the current trends in networking more often ;

Sorry, just realised you need to have a Facebook account to open the following
Amankora on Facebook :

http://www.facebook.com/social_graph...ra/70465216624

Amanpulo on Facebook :
http://www.facebook.com/search/?init...all&ref=search

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Old Feb 4, 10, 5:38 am
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Paul2, since some of us don't do facebook, would you mind keeping us up to date on any interesting news from Amanpulo and Amankora?
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Old Feb 4, 10, 9:22 am
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no account is needed to view most of the amanpulo page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amanpu...s/109956185556
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Old Feb 4, 10, 9:58 am
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Amanpulo - fantastic island, mediocre food

Stayed at Amanpulo.

Loved the island, the facitlities, the service, the individual buggy, the water and the underwater. Fabolous, uncompareable!!!

The only thing we really did not like was the food:
Only the little vietnamese restaurant on the airport side was good.
The other outlets were visually romantic, but foodwise very mediocre indeed - no refined tastes, you feel that everything comes out of the freezer, much items overoiled...

And the prices for fresh fish courses (Hello, we are on an island!!!) were absolutely absurd (around 80 USD for a ordinary grouper-maincourse, around 120 USD for a lobster main course). Did not experience such disaster in all the other Amans we stayed.

So Amanpulo is maybe the best beach resort in the world - beach, building and servicewise. But they really have to change their master chef, their food concept and their fresh-food-pricing!!!
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Old Feb 4, 10, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Ericka View Post
Paul2, since some of us don't do facebook, would you mind keeping us up to date on any interesting news from Amanpulo and Amankora?
Of course Ericka.
Actually Amankora post very regular and interesting articles and information on their page which I think you (and others) will like.

These two articles were posted quite recently on Amankoras facebook page :

1.Short interview with The Queen mother of Bhutan (funny car feeding bit!)
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...mZS179EkEdZAKw

2.Newspaper article from Canada
http://www.canada.com/Mountain%20kin...652/story.html

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Old Feb 8, 10, 8:22 pm
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http://www.amanresorts.com/amanpuri/rates.aspx



pavilion - x / $450 / $850 (new)

low season drop >

$800 > $500 (-$300) (-37.5%) garden pavilion
$990 > $550 (-$440) (-44.4%) partial ocean pavilion
$1250 > $650 (-$600) (-48.0%) ocean pavilion
$1450 > $800 (-$650) (-44.8%) pavilion 103
$1600 > $900 (-$700) (-43.8%) pavilion 105
$2700 > $2000 (-$700) (-25.9%) 2BR garden
$3500 > $2400 (-$1100) (-31.4%) 2BR ocean
$3600 > $2700 (-$900) (-25.0%) 3BR garden
$4900 > $3500 (-$1400) (-28.6%) 3BR ocean
$4500 > $3600 (-$900) (-20.0%) 4BR garden
$6400 > $4400 (-$2000) (-31.3%) 4BR ocean
$7400 > $5200 (-$1800) (-24.3%) 5BR ocean
$7900 > $5800 (-$2100) (-26.6%) 6BR ocean

http://74.125.95.132/search?hl=en&cl...&aq=f&aqi=&oq=

for comparison >
Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
going back to 1998 >
http://web.archive.org/web/*/amanres...om/puri_m.html
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://...puri/rates.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://...uri/rates.aspx

Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
aman has now blocked the ability to look at the old pages...

from my post i can only gather this - during tsunami discount @ amanpuri > 2BR from $900 and/or 3BR from $1350.

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Old Feb 9, 10, 6:08 am
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Great rates! But I'm not sure I could handle that much rain...
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Old Feb 9, 10, 11:21 am
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how is it at very beginning and end of the season?
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Old Feb 9, 10, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
how is it at very beginning and end of the season?
Amazing Kage! I think May would be fine. October probably not so great.
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Old Feb 9, 10, 1:48 pm
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no additional cost - china
http://www.amanresorts.com/exclusive...&LangType=1033
included in beijing >
- private summer palace tour
- private forbidden city tour (half day)
- 1 hour chinese massage for two
- airport transfers
- breakfast

included in hangzhou >
- private west lake tour
- private lingyin / youngfu si temple tour
- 1 hour reflexology for two
- airport transfers
- breakfast

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amansara - http://www.amanresorts.com/uploadedF...New%20Year.pdf

amanjiwo - http://www.amanresorts.com/uploadedF...urney%2710.pdf

Originally Posted by Londonjetsetter View Post
Amazing Kage! I think May would be fine. October probably not so great.
thanks for info. hopefully someone can take advantage. (and get an amazing villa upgrade like aa4ever got post tsunami. )

Originally Posted by Buster View Post
Has anyone done the spa journeys at Amangiri?
amangiri spa journey
additional $180 / $273 per day depending on season
daily program includes >
- 2.5 hours wellness treatments
- full board - healthy or detox
- 2 hours guided hikes (private?)
- 1 hour yoga / fitness training (private?)

slot canyon tour seems to be ~$390

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amanyara still doing villa 7th nt free and winter half board

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Old Feb 9, 10, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
http://www.amanresorts.com/amanpuri/rates.aspx



pavilion - x / $450 / $850 (new)

low season drop >

$800 > $500 (-$300) (-37.5%) garden pavilion
$990 > $550 (-$440) (-44.4%) partial ocean pavilion
$1250 > $650 (-$600) (-48.0%) ocean pavilion
$1450 > $800 (-$650) (-44.8%) pavilion 103
$1600 > $900 (-$700) (-43.8%) pavilion 105
$2700 > $2000 (-$700) (-25.9%) 2BR garden
$3500 > $2400 (-$1100) (-31.4%) 2BR ocean
$3600 > $2700 (-$900) (-25.0%) 3BR garden
$4900 > $3500 (-$1400) (-28.6%) 3BR ocean
$4500 > $3600 (-$900) (-20.0%) 4BR garden
$6400 > $4400 (-$2000) (-31.3%) 4BR ocean
$7400 > $5200 (-$1800) (-24.3%) 5BR ocean
$7900 > $5800 (-$2100) (-26.6%) 6BR ocean

http://74.125.95.132/search?hl=en&cl...&aq=f&aqi=&oq=

for comparison >

going back to 1998 >
http://web.archive.org/web/*/amanres...om/puri_m.html
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://...puri/rates.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://...uri/rates.aspx
Thanks Kage great summer rates at Amanpuri.
I have had lots of sunshine on Phuket in July (with great rain showers also!).
I wonder will this discounting extend to the Indonesian Amans.
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Old Feb 9, 10, 8:05 pm
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the historical rates are certainly interesting. only amanpuri and sri lanka discounted post tsunami, then sri lanka remained cheap because of security situation.

last summer they did 4th nt free in asia for amex FHR.

the latest properties have done opening discounts.

but apparently aman dropped confirmed upgrades for UK/ICC amex cent. not sure about for US/etc.

IIRC amanpuri has seen the most dramatic rate increases recently. and most aman dont have the same seasonal variance. OTOH amanpuri only added low season a couple years ago. perhaps to raise other seasons higher/faster? interesting they have also returned to 2 categories of garden pavilion.

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Old Feb 10, 10, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
IIRC amanpuri has seen the most dramatic rate increases recently. and most aman dont have the same seasonal variance. OTOH amanpuri only added low season a couple years ago. perhaps to raise other seasons higher/faster? interesting they have also returned to 2 categories of garden pavilion.
That's pretty unbelievable considering this is is such an old property and there are other, some say better, options on Phuket. In all that time, have they even updated the rooms (ala Amandari)?
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Old Feb 10, 10, 6:49 am
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Stayed at Amanpulo.

Loved the island, the facitlities, the service, the individual buggy, the water and the underwater. Fabolous, uncompareable!!!

The only thing we really did not like was the food:
Only the little vietnamese restaurant on the airport side was good.
The other outlets were visually romantic, but foodwise very mediocre indeed - no refined tastes, you feel that everything comes out of the freezer, much items overoiled...

And the prices for fresh fish courses (Hello, we are on an island!!!) were absolutely absurd (around 80 USD for a ordinary grouper-maincourse, around 120 USD for a lobster main course). Did not experience such disaster in all the other Amans we stayed.

So Amanpulo is maybe the best beach resort in the world - beach, building and servicewise. But they really have to change their master chef, their food concept and their fresh-food-pricing!!!
Sad to hear about the food. Joint GM, Christine Juett has been an Aman F&B person for many years and normally ensures a really good experience. No idea what has happened here. Food was certainly not frozen when I was last there - very fresh, in fact. Did you let them know?
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Old Feb 10, 10, 6:59 am
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That's pretty unbelievable considering this is is such an old property and there are other, some say better, options on Phuket. In all that time, have they even updated the rooms (ala Amandari)?
I stayed in Amanpuri in late April 2006 and last summer in August (just for one night on my way to koh phi phi).
Compared to my first stay my room looked much better.
The wood on the rooms looked like they had been just replaced, some details in the bathroom were brand new, and the wardrobe area as well.
There is a new beach club with a new pool and restaurant.
The overall impression I had is that the place is in a very good state of maintenance.
In August the place is almost empy, so you have all the facilities for yourself, I had an upgrade in an ocean pavilion with a spectacular location above the cliff at the end of the beach.
The weather, to be honest, was very changeable. You must have a good (long) book and enjoy the company of your travel companion.
With respect to the weather in April, it was sunny most of the time but also very windy, the sea was pretty rough, but on the other side of the island it was great we did some exploration with the Aman boat.
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