We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“First Class”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Baray Villa

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
The Baray Villa
Ranked #14 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“First Class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2011

We stayed in these villas for a long weekend and found them to be truly exceptional. They are tastefully decorated, large and have everything you could possibly need. In the event that you did find something lacking, I’m sure the staff would move heaven and earth to correct it.

While there we took part in the Thai Cooking class which was basic, but heaps of fun and used the day spa quite extensively. The reception staff were also most helpful in booking great tables at local restaurants and arranging transport to and from.

Overall a fantastic experience and one which we will hopefully be repeating on numerous occassions.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Muttly3699
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

473 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    377
    69
    17
    7
    3
See reviews for
67
311
4
3
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (123)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2011

My partner and I stayed at the Baray Villa for one week, and were very pleased with the quality of the room and service provided by the attentive staff. We loved the room layout - two storey with sunken lounge area downstairs, kitchenette and 2nd bathroom on the entry level, and master bedroom, ensuite bathroom, and sitting area upstairs. There was a tandem foot spa under the sofa upstairs, and downstairs the indoor jacuzzi lead to the outdoor pool with gates leading to a lagoon and swim up bar. Being low season, there weren't a lot of guests, so we didn't feel like our privacy was encroached upon.

Room service was brilliant, with a nice variety of western and Thai meals. Similarly, the restaurant was also good for dinner (breakfast was included in the package). There are many other restaurants within walking distance both on the same road, and the road parallel to the beach.

The on-site spa was lovely, and we had a steam/scrub/massage package taking around 2.5 hours. The therapists were very professional, and the facilities were excellent.

The Villa is not close to the beach, and you have to go around Club Med to get there - a 15 minute walk, or 2 minute tuk tuk ride depending on your preference. Heading north up the beach road for 2km will get you to another restaurant/shopping area in Kata Centre, and another 2km or so gets you to Karon Beach area.

Highly recommended if you're looking for somewhere to completely relax, and don't mind spending just that little bit more for great quality and exceptional service.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
6 Thank Luweez
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
barayvilla, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this review, 4 May 2011
Dear Value Guest,

That was great to hear that you are relaxing during stay at The Baray Villa and we all are thank you very much for your candid comment on TripAdvisor. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon and hope you will enjoy staying with us for next time.

Sawasdee Village & The Baray Villa Team...
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2011

We stayed 8 nights at the Baray Villa and loved every moment. The staff were attentive and always made us feel welcome. Everything was just so easy and we didn't have to worry about a thing as it was all taken care of. The room was stunning and provided us with a slice of indulgent paradise. I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Katarina18
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bruges, Belgium
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2011

I will not repeat the excellent reviews allready written by other travellers on this site. All I can say Is that I honestly think that no one in his right mind could find anything negative about this little peace of paradise on earth.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Axel B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
barayvilla, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this review, 28 April 2011
Dear Value Guest, Thank you very much for your kind comment us on TripAdvisor. That was very nice to hear that you are very pleased to stay at The Baray Villa. We hope that we will have a chance to welcome you back soon.

Sawasdee Village & The Baray Villa Team...
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
West Chester PA.
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2011

This was our first visit to Phuket so we decided to use trip advisor to find our hotel. The reviews we read on this hotel set the bar very high. We were not disappointed! I have stayed at hotels all over the world and the service that the staff here provides is outstanding!!!! They were waiting at the curb when our taxi arrived and personally checked us in inside the villa. The hotel is located on a side street of Kata but you would never know that once inside the resort. The tropical landscaping is unbelievable throughout the complex. The villas each have their own small private wading pool that is connected to the larger lagoon that is only for the Villa guests. The bedroom is huge and has a large flat screen TV on the wall that also serves as your personal Apple PC with free Internet access. While the hotel is not on the beach, the hotel offers a free shuttle to the. beach which we utilized every day to go to Kata Beach. There also many restaurants within walking distance. For a local casual experience we liked Lucky Tom's in Kata (under 20 dollars usd for two meals). For a more upscale dining experience we loved Mama Tri's Kitchen (great view at sunset and under 90 dollars usd for two with drinks). Overall we highly recommend the Baray Villa and would definitely return!!!

Our only suggestion is to add a handrail or ladder for easier access into and out of the private lagoon into your room.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank wheatcheck
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
barayvilla, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this review, 10 April 2011
Dear Value Guests,

Thank you very much for your candid comment us on Trip Advisor. Regarding to your recent stay in Sawasdee Village & The baray Villa, what a pleasue to hear that your enjoyed your stay with us.
Thank you very much for your futher recommendation to anyone and choosing us: Sawasdee Village & The Baray Villa for your accommodaton.

We look forward t owelcoming you back soon.

Sawasdee Villa & The Baray Villa Team!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2011

The Baray Villa's are situated in The Sawasdee Resort complex which in itself is a lovely hotel with lush gardens and an amazing mixture of traditional Thai and North African architecture. The 1 bedroom villas are huge and luxuriously appointed with the most comfortable bed that we have ever slept on. There is a spa pool in the open plan sitting room area with French Doors that open onto a small private pool and sun deck, from there is further private access to a beautiful large (65 metre) pool that is designed like a river, with a fountain at one end and a wet bar at the other end and is only accessible for the guests staying at one of the 14 villa's. A butler is provided to attend to all of your needs such as restaurant reservations, boat trips, transport and sight seeing activities, there is both a wifi connection and a mini mac that is linked to one of the two large flat screen TV's, there is also an ipod dock in the sitting room. We have previously stayed in the regular rooms at Sawasdee Village which are really cosy and comfortable and come with the same amazing beds. The staff at this hotel are really special and are some of the most obliging, helpful, friendly, well trained and charming that we have encountered anywhere, they go out of their way to make ones stay memorable. We recommend a visit to The Baray Spa which offers all sorts of treatments and one of the best massages to be found anywhere in the world, in comparison to street prices for a massage it is not cheap, however a street massage has untrained staff and is generally just an excuse for a 'happy ending'; on the contrary at The Baray Spa the masseuses are highly trained professionals and under supervision of the delightful Miss Lek provide a healing and rejuvenating experience for both mind and body. If you like large resort hotels situated right on the beach with several restaurants and bars and lots of organised en masse activities then this hotel is most likely not for you. However a hotel is more than bricks and motar and if you enjoy an environmentally aware/friendly hotel that offers peace, luxury and a certain amount of exclusivity teamed with great management and staff then like us you will return again and again.

Room Tip: The spa is a must experience.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Baz S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2011

My husband and I spent a long weekend here in Feb 2011. Baray Villa is a true hidden gem. I felt like I was in paradise. The villas are gorgeous and I felt like a queen. There is a private jacuzzi in the room which leads into a little privatish pool which leads into a common pool for the villas. its very well made and beautiful. My only complaint is that the water was too cold for my liking.

The service is also impeccable. You can choose to have your breakfast in your room which worked really well for my husband and me because we are not early morning people. We also got the option for a 2.5 hour spa treatment or dinner every day.

I would definitely recommend it to anyone and would love to go back!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank skd1305
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
barayvilla, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this review, 26 March 2011
Dear Value Guest, We do sincerely thank you for your candid comment on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you are enjoying staying in The Baray Villa and our facilities especially The Baray Spa. We hope that we will have you once again with us soon.

Sawasdee Village & The Baray Villa Team...
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kata Beach hotels
0.8 mi away
Mom Tri's Villa Royale
Mom Tri's Villa Royale
#3 of 56 in Kata Beach
4.5 of 5 bubbles 890 reviews
0.5 mi away
Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa
0.7 mi away
Nook Dee Boutique Resort by Andacura
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
The Boathouse Phuket
The Boathouse Phuket
#5 of 56 in Kata Beach
4.5 of 5 bubbles 789 reviews
0.0 mi away
Sawasdee Village
Sawasdee Village
#6 of 56 in Kata Beach
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,290 reviews
1.0 mi away
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Baray Villa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Baray Villa

Property: The Baray Villa
Address: 38 KateKwan Rd | Kata Beach, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Phone Number:
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
#13 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Baray Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Art Resort in Phuket, Thailand… a Treasury of Exotic Thai Art & Culture… with the Senses of Peace and Healing. Art of Life… To fulfill the senses of living with the 1st Triple Pool Access Villa in Phuket, Thailand. The 14 Luxury Villas has the spacious space with luxurious design and the exclusive services of your personal assistant staff to customized all desires.We assured to heal your holidays in the peace of life with our Thai hospitality service. The awards from Tourism Authority of Thailand and TripAdvisor can guarantee your total experiences at our resort. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Ebookers, Booking.com, Ctrip TA, Hotels.com, Agoda, Odigeo and Southall Travel so you can book your The Baray Villa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Baray Villa Hotel Kata Beach
The Baray Villa Phuket/Kata Beach

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing