Sunday, June 26, 2011

Something for nothing

There are plenty of smiles in Thailand and they are easy to share and they go a long way.

But sometimes we are able to give a little bit more.

There are dinner coupons for sale here and if you purchase 5 dinner coupons you get one free and if you purchase 10 dinner coupons you get three free!

It is that simple.

With your dinner coupon you are able to join the Seafood Buffet or the Meat Buffet and there will be no charge for this buffet.  You are also able to choose any of the set menus in any of the restaurants and there will be no more charge for the food. One of the most popular set menus is for Top of the Reef on Sunday – Beef Wellington – delicious but please don’t tell everyone – whoops ;-).


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cape Panwa in Thailand

Cape Panwa Hotel has a very large client base - from Australia, Russia, South America, Europe and back again.

We are, however, a Thai-owned hotel and based in Thailand which means that we must sometimes say 'thank you' to all of the Thai people who choose to take their long weekends and/or holidays here.  Here is a link to a web-site review in Thai, I apologise that I do not know what is written there but there are some lovely photographs and smiley faces. 

โรงแรมเคปพันวามีฐานลูกค้าที่ใหญ่มากทั้งจากประเทศออสเตรเลีย, รัสเซีย, อเมริกาใต้, ยุโรป และกลับมาใช้บริการอีก แต่อย่างไรก็ดีทางโรงแรมได้ดูแลบริหารงานโดยคนไทย และตั้งอยู่ในประเทศไทย ซึ่งนั่นหมายความในบางครั้ง เราต้องกล่าวคำขอบคุณลูกค้าชาวไทยที่ได้เลือกใช้เวลาในช่วงสุดสัปดาห์มาพักกับทางเราที่นี่  

ในลิงค์นี้จะพาท่านเข้าสู่หน้าเว็บไซต์รีวิวเป็นภาษาไทย ผมต้องกล่าวคำขอโทษที่ผมไม่ทราบว่าอะไรเขียนลงไปในนั้นบ้าง แต่มีหลายๆภาพที่น่ารักและใบหน้าที่เต็มไปด้วยรอยยิ้ม


Monday, June 13, 2011

A Baba Wedding Celebration

Last week we had a wonderful excuse to visit Old Phuket Town again.

It began with a cocktail party early Friday evening in Phuket Town where everyone clearly turned up in their finest attire for this special occasion.  

The reason for the celebration was to emulate the ways of the Chinese and Thai people who were living in Phuket when tin mining was at its peak.  It was a way to formally introduce young couples before they were betrothed to one another.

The next morning involved getting up early (well 7am) and watching the bridal couple share a cup of tea.  Then the bride and groom were put in rickshaws and pulled through the Old Phuket Town streets that were lined with children in Traditional dress – beautiful.

The celebration finished with the couple lighting candles and being blessed at a Chinese Shrine.
more photographs

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Choosing your holiday - Part II

The Internet may have taken over our telephones and televisions as an instant form of communication but some people like to choose the old-fashioned way; to talk to a local Travel Agent to obtain their perfect holiday.

Recently, we had some visitors from the UK from TUI who were on an Educational Trip in Phuket. They visited the new Junior Suites and the Rooftop Pool and were then escorted to the beach where they enjoyed a special treat.

Chef Khun Chaman and his team also organised a Cooking Class for them all – they tasted the delicate balance of flavours (albeit spicy) of a tom yam goong and then they had a perennial Thai favourite – chicken and cashew nuts with rice.

Next time you book a holiday ask your Travel Agent if they (or somebody they know) has visited Cape Panwa and about the hotel’s legendary Thai Cooking Courses... You might get a surprising answer.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What makes a hotel?

Jennifer on the beach

We do have a number of hotel features that we know please our guests in our properties, ranging from ‘proper’ scrambled eggs at breakfast to free wireless internet around the pool.

Simon at the Lighthouse
Some of the most frequent positive comments that we get from our guests are about the staff – our staff members are our most treasured possessions and they are the reason why so many people return to Cape Panwa Hotel or Kantary Bay.

Aumpronpan at Uncle Nan's
We are posting this blog to thank them for their commitment and if you would like to send us a photograph of your favourite staff member(s) and a brief line why this is, we will add it to the collection – please send the jpg to OR visit the site and make a comment.

Pavinee in the Front Office
Happy browsing