Upon reaching the lovely Manathai Hotel, we were delightfully greeted with Aulong Tea and cold towels. Moments later we realized we had stumbled upon a true tropical sanctuary minutes from Surin Beach in Phuket. The asian and contemporary decor make this hotel recognizably different from most. It's not too large but just comfortable enough to where at the end of a long day at the beach, you feel right at home. The staff here are extremely friendly and any request or question we had they were happy to help. The rooms are spacious and clean built with massive showers. I feel peace at the end of the night after a swim in the main pool surrounded by lily ponds when we finally relax in our bright white, black coal floored humble abode. This hotel is close to the most breathtaking beaches such as Laguna, Banana, Kuta and Surin. I would highly recommend if you're looking for a special retreat away from home.