Thanks to Starr and his great crew, I spend a relaxing but productive week at Friendship Beach Resort in April 2012. (This was a writing retreat for me.) My wife and I had been there a few years ago and really enjoyed it. The grounds are still lovely, the pool is fantastic, the meals are delicious and reasonably priced. The rooms are very clean and the outdoor bathrooms are a kick. Since I was there last, they've added a wellness spa (but I didn't go.) Very good wifi. All in all, a terrific value.
This is not a place for party-goers or people who want a great beach. While the views are very nice, it's not a good place to swim (except in the pool). With the exception of frogs that sound like a bull moose, the place is very still at night, set well back off the main road. I really slept well there. While it is not a central location, about anything on Phuket is a short taxi ride away.
As always, it is the very accommodating and friendly staff that make this place special by making one feel like family. I hope to be back many times.
- Also Known As:
- Friendship Beach Waterfront Hotel Rawai
- Friendship Beach Waterfront Hotel
- Friendship Beach Resort & Spa By iCheck Inn Phuket/Rawai
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendship Beach Resort & Spa by iCheck Inn is your very own private hideaway located on the south east coast of Phuket Island. Situated right on the beach, our comfortable 30 rooms and suites offer exceptional value in a stunning location and are just a stones throw from the resort’s pool and secluded beach.The hotel offers breathtaking panoramic views of Chalong Bay and is the perfect location in which to explore the Andaman’s famous archipelago of islands.Located on beautiful Chalong Bay.Friendship Beach Resort by iCheck Inn has a spa and private beach and offers free Wi-Fi throughout. The 30 air-conditioned rooms feature a minibar, satellite TV and private hot shower and are just a short walk from the beach and boast a high ceiling, tile floor and Bali-style decor. All rooms at Friendship Beach Resort & Spa come with a fridge and a personal safe.Central Shopping Mall, Tesco Lotus Mall and the Home Pro Village Mall are a 10-minute drive from the hotel. It is a 25-minute drive from Patong Beach and a 45-minute drive from Phuket Airport. On-site parking is free. Atmanjai Wellness Centre offers spa treatments and detox programs, as well as oceanside yoga classes. Guests can lounge by the outdoor pool, enjoy the garden or unwind with a massage.The hotel’s restaurant offers al fresco dining, serving up Thai and Western favourites. It is open daily from 07:00-22:00. ... more less
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