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The Baray Villa
Ranked #21 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2011

We stayed here for three nihts as a part of our honeymoon. Immediately upon arriving we were greeted with sweet iced water and cool towels while we commenced the check in process. The staff especially Poo were very helpful and friendly and did their best to welcome up and make sure we were comfortable. She then showed us to our magical Baray Villa. Behind two very impressive doors lay an oasis of calm and beauty. There are 14 villas but each one is secluded and very private. They are situated over two floors and include the biggest bed you've ever seen. The design of the baray villas is spectaculary with ornate fixtures, gorgeous lamps and one beautiful dome. A fully equipped bathroom with a luxurious bath and very comfortable couches to relax the day away. You have an in room jacuzzi which then leads out to your own mini pool which then leads out to a meandering lagoon style pool at least 100m long that you share witht he other villas. We found though many times we were the only ones swimming. There is a pool bar where we had a snack and a could of happy hour cocktails and down the other end is a running waterfall. At nightt the whole pool twinkles with little lights, it really is a sight to see!
The staff, maids and porters are EXTREMELY polite, kind and helpful. Nothing is too much for them and they are always on hand if you need anything. The rooms were cleaned throughly and fresh fruit bowl was replenished each day. In the package we booked was a free 3 course meal at their restuarant which was delicious, and 2.5 hr spa package which was fantastic (they also have lots of other in house specials) and airport transfers which were very helpful!
The breakfast was plentiful and had a wide variety of choices. The decor of the hotel is beautiful and resorty with beautiful statues and places to sit and relax throughout. It is located on a street with lots of massage places and a 10 min walk from kata beach, or there is a free mini bus if you want to book it.
When we left they gave us a free photo in a frame as a complimentary gift from them. We though it was a really nice touch.
We LOVED this hotel, can't wait to go back one day!

Room Tip: spend more to stay at the Baray Villas, you won't regret it!
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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barayvilla, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2011

Dear Value Guest,

Thank you very much for your kindness to review us on TripAdvisor and that would be appreciated to see that you satisfy with our hotel and also our service. Regarding to your booking which was booked direct to the hotel,then, we provide the special benefit which include round trip Airport transfer, 2.30 hrs. Spa Package or Thai Set Dinner with house wine, and we are delighted that you are happy with them. Our more than King Size bed is provided at The Baray Villa for your comfortable and hope that our guest can relax during their stay with us.
We can't wait to welcome you back in the near future. Thank you once again to stay with us.

Sawasdee Village & The Baray Villa Team....

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Reviewed 21 July 2011

We stayed at the Baray Villas in Kata for four nights during our honeymoon.

We arrived and were greeted by the lovely Orra who efficiently took care of paperwork and showed us to our room. We were absolutely blown away by the size of the villas, the decor and the facilities.

The villas are huge and even better than the pictures shown on their website. The attention to detail in decor is exquisite - particularly the lighting, ceiling decorations and the overall luxurious Thai feel of the rooms and the whole resort in general.

The private pool/lounge area and jacuzzi were perfect and each of the private pools leads out onto a huge pool (it must be 50m long!) The main pool gently wanders through the trees to a beautiful waterfall. We used the pool each day during our visit and on three out of four ocassions we had the whole 50m to ourselves as it's only shared with 14 villas.

The mini-bar was very reasonably priced - many items were even cheaper than the 7-eleven prices. Breakfast was varied and we loved the fact they served from 6am until 10.30am. This was great for the days we had early starts due to tour scheduling, but also great for those days we just wanted to sleep in!

Room service was tasty, delivered quickly and also well priced. The Oasis Bar (in the swimming pool so that you can have a cocktail while you swim) was also beautiful, well priced and served lovely drinks. Our only (very small) suggestion for improvement would be for staff to have a bell for guests to ring if they'd like to make an order. We found the bar wasn't always staffed (fair enough!)

Our flight home wasn't until 8pm on the day of our checkout. When we spoke to staff about this they extended our check out time to 4pm - free of charge! We were very appreciative of this kind gesture.

We were also treated to a free framed photo - not sure if this is a honeymoon package deal but we very much appreciated this too.

Overall - our stay at the villas was amazing, made all the better by the friendly and hospitable staff and the beautiful surroundings and facilities.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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barayvilla, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2011

Dear Value Guest,

We would like to thank you very much for your candid comment on TripAdvisor. That would be great to hear that you have wonderful time for your honeymoon during stay with us at The Baray Villa. Thank you for your comment for the pool bar as well, we ensure that we will improve our service to meet your satisfaction. Our photo & flame are provided for the guests who stay from 3 consecutive nights for their souvenir. We hope that you will be back soon.

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Reviewed 19 July 2011

This was our first trip to Thailand and did a lot of research into the accommodation options and were very impressed with Sawasdee. We were even more impressed when we actually saw everything in person rather than just pictures. We plan on returning in January with other people and can't wait to return. Everything in every sense of the word was exceptional.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Thank MelissaandJulius
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barayvilla, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2011

Dear Value Guest,

Thank you very much for you kind review us on TripAdvisor. We are very much appreciated to hear that you are very much impressed with The Baray Villa. Thank you once again for your kind stay with us. We are looking forward to welcome you back in January!!!

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Reviewed 17 July 2011

Rooms were great. Beach was terrific. Staff were gracious

  • Stayed: April 2011
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barayvilla, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2011

Dear Value Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind comment us on TripAdvisor. Regarding to your recent stay with us at The Baray Villa, we are most appreciated to hear that our room and our staff met your satisfaction. We hope that we will have you with us soon.

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Reviewed 1 July 2011

A good location. Far from the busy patong. The breakfast is wonderful. Room is well kept. Except on my final day there. Transport arrangement was 30mins late despite booking being done 2 days earlier. Me and wife waited outside the main road and no staffs attended to us. At least you could do is to serve us a glass of water as the weather is super hot. Other than that the rest are excellent.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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barayvilla, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2011

Dear Value Guest,

We are most appreciated to have your review on TripAdvisor.We do apologize for your inconvenience in transportation case due to our emergency, it should not happen ! In addition to these, thank you very much for your staying with us.

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Reviewed 26 June 2011

This is my first review ever on Trip advisor.

I have been around the world and stayed in loads of fancy Hotels like Raffles, Mandarin or St Regis just to name a few.

Although those places are top notch Hotel chains I never really bothered to formally praise them.

Now, this place is different. I feel the moral obligation to come forward and express my views on the Baray Villas as this is not a huge Hotel and any review will count.

With that being said let's roll this out.

I will not detail what the villas have or do not have as you can check these on the Hotel website. I will just provide my subjective view on the experience I had.

I can start by saying the place is gourgeous. The villas are immense and the decor has this beautiful Thai/Arab feeling.

The semi private swimming pool is everything you can expect and when the night falls it is lit by tiny little lights.

Any amenities you may require are already there for you to avail of. We never had to ask for something that wasn't already there. And let me tell you, sometimes I can be a pain in the neck!

If there is something we can point out as not really 5 star is the restaurant and the spa. This is understandable though as the Baray Villas are a secluded 5 star area within a 4 star resort and both restaurant and spa are part of the main area.

Now, this is all very good but if it wasn't for what comes next I wouldn't have bother to write this review.

The fireworks about the Hotel are really the way people treat you.

Imagine a place where people are so genuinely kind and attentive, you start wondering if that is indeed real or you will wake up any moment soon.

The staff cannot be praised enough. You have to experience it to believe it.

Southeast Asia is known for the kindness of there people but staff like these I don't think you will find anywhere else.

If in doubt to book this Hotel or another one in Phuket give this one a try. You can thank me later for the good advice :)

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank paulo52000pt
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barayvilla, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2011

Dear Value Guest,

Thank you very much for review us on TripAdvisor. Regarding to your recent staying with us at The Baray Villa, we are very much appreciated to hear that you were satisfied with our villa, our service, especially Sawasdee Restuarant & The Baray Spa and also our staffs. We all are looking forward to welcome you back soon !

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Reviewed 19 June 2011

We enjoyed the spa.

The spa package is on promotion, half price for the second. We chose the AFTER SUN SPA package. It was good, relieved my sunburnt skin~~I fell asleep during the Thai Massage. The herbal tea in the beginning of the SPA is very delicious, made from banana or some other herbals....
The staff there are very polite and nice. be free to tell them your requirements~~

The spa closes at 22:00, and you need to call them to book a spa before you go~~

Room Tip: enjoy the herbal tea~it will be gone in the end~
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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barayvilla, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2011

Dear Value Guest,

We are very much appreciated to hear that you are very satisfied with our Spa and thank you very much for your kind comment us on TripAdvisor. We are looking forward for your return !

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Address: 38 KateKwan Rd | Kata Beach, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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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:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
#18 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range: £133 - £298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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