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The Happy Elephant Resort
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

This is a great place in Rawai. It's a lovely base to go exploring from, providing a serene alternative to the horrors of Patong but with enough at hand locally to stay entertained, well fed and lubricated. It's very handy if you are interested in learning Muay Thai as there are several training camps nearby. The rooms are exceptionally clean and all come with a tv, fridge, hot showers etc. The beds are about as comfy as any of them ever are in Thailand! The pool is beautifully clean and well maintained, with comfy loungers to laze in if you fancy a break from one of the nearby beaches. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We rented a room for thirty days, and we enjoyed every minute of it! The staff and the owner did everything to make us feel comfortable and cozy. We'd love to go back there!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

Nice place to go to be away from the mass amounts of tourists in other areas of Phuket (like Patong, Karon & Kata). Close enough to be able to arrange tours (sea kayaking, etc.) from... most places would pick me up from there even though it was a little further away. The people that run the place are very nice and speak English (also Italian and maybe other languages). It's about a 20-30 minute drive to Phuket Town or an inexpensive taxi ride. I recommend going to the Big Buddha and also Wat Chalong which are both not too far from here. Great value for the money... I was in a single room for about 2 weeks. There are 2 restaurants on the same road as the restaurant. Also a small market and internet place across the street. I recommend Siam Cottage. They're very nice there. There's also more places to eat within about a 10 minute walking distance into town, where there is also a bank. Also a night market (I think 4p-7pm) in the other direction also about a 10 minute walk away. The room has a small safe in it, but best was the bathroom has an enclosed shower with hot water, which isn't always common to find in the more affordable accommodations in Thailand. A nice added touch was they had a guy at the front gate at night which made me feel safe.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

I stayed in this resort for about 5 days. It was a very nice and quiet place. The place was clean. The service was good. People understood English. Food is available in nearby restaurants. Try the one with the "open air" ambiance. It was awesome there. The only major difficulty we found was transportation since it is quite far from the main tourist attractions. But managed by booking transportation facilities along with the tour packages. This is a wonderful place if you want a great getaway! When you are in a taxi and you want to reach this place, say 'near Rawai Muang Thai". We initially had trouble identifying the place, but people recognized immediately once we said near Rawai Muang Thai.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2017
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Address: 88/17 Moo 7, T. Rawai, A. Muang, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 227 Speciality Lodging in Phuket Town
Price Range: £14 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Happy Elephant Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The resort is located between Nai-Harn Beach and Rawai Beach. Swimming pool close to villa pool side. It is a nice place and quiet. So absolutely private. ... more   less 
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