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“True Thai experience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sawasdee Village
Ranked #8 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
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“True Thai experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

We loved the decor of the Sawasdee Village. The pool close to our door was just right, the jungle type vegetation gave us the feel of staying out in the wilds and the breakfast smorgasbord was huge! Well done Sawasdee! Your staff was attentive and pleasant! No complaints other than a high taxi fare back to the airport that is not under Sawasdee village control,

  • Stayed January 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

Pros:

Lovely grounds
Fabulous breakfast buffet -- omelets and waffles made to order
Clean & quiet
Beautiful dining room
Nearby beach is truly beautiful

Cons:

Very, very small room
Bathroom had an odor
Not on beach - but there was a free shuttle every hour
Street near hotel looked largely like the Jersey Shore on a bad day

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We stayed in Sawasdee Hotel for 3 nights. What an enjoyable experience! The hotel is on a main strip although you wouldn't know it, so tranquil with its exotic paths, gardens and flowers.Only slight criticism is that it attracts mosquitoes! Nice swimming pool. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a shuttle bus to Kata beach every hour, which is convenient. The breakfast had a good variety of dishes available, appealing to all tastes. Well worth a stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

This is the fourth time we have stayed at the Sawasdee Village. It has never disappointed! The staff could not be more friendlier, the main restaurant still serves probably the best breakfast in Phuket and their dinners are right up there with the best.

This is a mandatory stop for us whenever we visit Thailand. We are always amazed at finding in the middle of the usual Thai "hub-bub", another world of luscious gardens, sparkling pool and quiet tranquility.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had no idea what to expect from Phuket and this hotel. Sawasdeee Village was a delightful place to escape the traffic and sometimes crowded areas around the island. The staff was friendly, helpful, and polite. Breakfast offered a good selection and tasty international selections. We were in a garden room which was ok. Had the bed been queen size and not king size, we would have welcomed the added floor space. We enjoyed our massage in the spa.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

We been there on December 2013, and we were disappointed. For the money you pay, you expect more things as "4stars"..The rooms are very cramped, clean yes, but small..The shower looks cheap and small again..
The insects problem is a big one..The hotel is not in the tropical forest, as they describe it..it's in Kata, which is basically a sub area of Pukhet..We stayed in Indonesia, in Ubud, in 4stars, and those hotels are builded practically in the middle of the jungle, and they didn't have so many problems with the flying bugs..
The head receptionist (didn't remember her name), was the most sour women I ever encounter..We were more like a problem that needs solving, than guest in a place that pays over 150$ per nite..Sad..
The breakfast, was ok..though, not in the 5 stars range by far..
Sad, the place has so much potential, but is poorly managed..
They should concentrate on the bugs..it's possible, I know..other hotels can, why can't you..
Check on your front office staff..they are the face of your hotel..
Improve the rooms, it's not that difficult, for the money you charge..
Overall, I would say its, a 3 star hotel with the extras of a 4..
Would I come back?...No..

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Very expensive for what is no more than glorified backpacker accommodation. Shower was a plastic hose pinned to the wall. Towels were threadbare. Mosquitos a real issue in what are cramped villas. Staff do their best but this place needs a real makeover. Baray villa is part of the hotel and may be nicer but I would not hold my breath judging from what I experienced for £130/ night....my wife thought £40/ night was the most she thought these villas should cost. We have travelled extensively in Thailand and I have rarely been more disappointed.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sawasdee Village

Property: Sawasdee Village
Address: 38 Katekwan Rd., Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kata Beach
#6 Spa Hotel in Kata Beach
#7 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Sawasdee Village 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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 2 types of our accommodations; 40 Garden Deluxe rooms for easy and convenient lifestyle while The Baray Villa, the 1st Triple Pool Access Villa in Phuket, Thailand with all 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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Sawasdee Village Hotel Kata Beach
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