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Sawasdee Village
Ranked #7 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2010

It took a while for our taxi driver to find the hotel and when he pulled up I was a little bit worried but as soon as we walked up the enterence way I completly relaxed. The landscaping was amazing, the best i've ever seen, it was so green and beautiful.

We were given a welcome drink and then shown to our room, which was really nice but not particularly plush. The room had free internet which was a nice touch and a net around the bed which you need to use! The only negative was that the air con wasn't great.

The pool isn't very big and when we arrived I was worried about the lack of sun beds but we were there during easter and it was never a problem. The pool area is beautifully designed with waterfalls and jet streams.

We didn't use the restaurant for evening meals as its much much cheaper to eat in the town but the breakfasts were amazing, i always had at least 3 courses, starting with a continental selection, then some curry and finish with freshly made pancakes or omlette!

You are only a 5 min walk from Kata and the beach (mind the waves, I nearly lost my bikini!). Kata itself is fairly quiet but this was just what we wanted after being in Patong for a week.

I would definatly recommend this hotel, it was stunning!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2010

Sawasdee is a great romantic hotel,when you pass the entrance you undrestand why this hotel is umique.stuff is very friendly,pool is great,rooms are fine although not very big.
Restaurant is well decorated.its a very relaxing place that you forget everything.beach is not far but you have to walk 10m to bypass the clubmed 2m walls thar remind an army camp.downtown kata is 5-7m minutes away walking

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2010

Beautiful boutique hotel in Kata, great location on a road just off the main road. Has a wonderful ambience. The rooms are tastefully decorated with classic features. Everything is just so beautiful. The hotel has a pool which is very refreshing after a long day. The staff were very helpful and seemed to speak very good english. The rooms had there own computer and internet access which was a great bonus. Loved it.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2010

i have to say that i was very impress because it was incledible that such a beautiful place had a very nice price, service: just the best ever, its a nice place for couples and have an excelent, excelent spa ....everybody who go to sawasdee village should try the Baray Spa, if we go again to kata beach, definitely we're gonna have a second stay

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2010

After returning to the hotel after 6 years things have only got better.The hotel has had some renovation and additions, villas and restaurant which are beautifully done. Everything is one or two storey, beautifully planted with water features and statues dotted about, calm and serene. In the evening it is candlelit. The restaurant is good value and beautiful surroundings. The staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful. The rooms are full of little extras, bag, beach towel, slippers, umbrella, which add to the thoughtful attention to detail. The rooms are simple but elegant, giving an authentic asian ambience.
The only problem for those with sweet blood and sensitive skin are mosquitos. Although the staff light mosquito coils and there are nets and spray in the room, I was bitten mercilessly and reacted badly. There is a pharmacy opposite, very handy! having said that my fellow travellers were not bitten at all.
The pool is fantastic, surrounded by foliage and a bar to sit at. Some rooms open onto the pool, others are tucked away but all have a verandah or outside seating area.
The location is a few minutes from the beach but there is a courtesy bus on request. Kata is quieter than some of the larger resorts but still scruffy and grubby in places.If you are prepared to take a tuktuk and explore you can find elephant treks,more isolated beaches and temples.
We found that the girls in the massage shop opposite did a better job and charged a 10th of the price compared to the hotel spa.That price difference can't be ignored! The surroundings may not be as luxurious but the result is probably better.
Sawasdee Village is fantastic for a relaxing,romantic holiday.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2010

Our rooms were fantastic, the bathroom was well thought out and the quality was the best!

The rooms have internet and a large plasma tv, everything was clean and organised when we arrived with no issues.

I would recommend this place!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Wa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2010

If I were to go to Phuket ever again, I would stay at Sawasdee Village right by Kata beach a second time. I would not want to experiment with another hotel. It was about a 5 min walk to a gorgeous beach (probably the best on this side of island), moderately quiet part of town although you could walk to all the shops easily either north or south of the hotel (it's VERY close to everything without being right in everything).

The hotel was open to the air except in the rooms of course but still very quiet. The pool was beautiful, surrounded by garden w/ a bar and lawn chairs all around. I personally never had a problem getting a chair in the sun or in the shade whatever suited my current fancy, for my husband and myself.

The room I had was on the garden side, which i would choose again (there are mosquitoes and this prevented me from sitting in the little foyer just b/c unfortunately, they love me). This may not be the case for you as my husband was never bitten through out our whole trip. The garden side, which you can request is more secluded than the pool side, where the rooms open up directly onto the pool. (there are heavy curtains that you draw across the door for privacy in all rooms. It's just less private on the pool side). However, there aren't any mosquitoes on that side due to the chlorine and breeze. It's really up to you.

Inside the room, which is about 300 sq. ft. including bathroom, would be considered small with a huge bed right in its center. I had no problem with this b/c I travel with one large back pack and a carry on and the same goes for my husband. If you have WAY more than this, you're not going to have a place to put the bags. There just isn't any floor space and if this is how you travel, you're going to feel cramped.

The room was highly decorative in style with a embroidered mosquito net, which was drawn for you at night, perched high above the enormous bed. You have an adjoining bathroom which is also small but definitely comfortable that has a shower, sink and toilet.

The highlight of this room for me personally was the personal computer and free internet access. I loved the convenience of not having to go to an internet cafe to jump on the net and hit up Facebook or email.

The service was fabulous. We had a small complaint about smelling smoke in our room (we thought from an adjacent room perhaps). They arrived less than 2 mins after we made a complaint and went through the room, checked the air conditioning unit and determined a solution which they employed immediately and thereafter. We never smelled smoke again during our stay.

There is a restaurant in this hotel where my husband and I enjoyed the complementary breakfast buffet each morning. It was beautiful and decorative while still being open and airy. We also had a dinner here one night and it was quite good.

Pros:
computer in your room
free internet and wifi
room service
huge bed
secluded pool w/ bar
close to gorgeous beach
feels secluded while being in the city
quiet
clean
highly decorative
free breakfast buffet each morning
excellent service
great price for value

Cons:
small room (no floor space really)
air conditioning blows DIRECTLY onto the bed

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Kata Beach
#5 Spa Hotel in Kata Beach
#6 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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