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Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Kamala
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Perfect Retreat”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

My wife and I decided to take a crazy 24 hrs getaway for our wedding anniversary arriving at Ayara at 6 am in the morning of the 4th July. Weather was awful but the warmth of the greetings right from the airport pickup to the lobby reception was absolutely fantastic. Breakfast selection was average and could be improved but no complaints about the lunch menu or about the Ocean View Room we had...spacious and relaxing! The highlight was actually the Spa and 1.5 hrs massage treatment we had at Ratana Spa in the Resort that was absolutely heavenly. Complements to Sebastian, Miss Marsha and team for the personalized service. Will definitely be back for a longer stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ayara_Team, Manager at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
Dear Our Valued Guest,

Greetings from Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa.

Thank you for your very rewarding feedback! Once again, congratulations on your anniversary, and we are very grateful to have accommodated you on this special occasion.

We passed on your comments about our service to our team, which they were very delighted to hear about.

As for the breakfast selection, your comments have been considered and we continue to improve our choices to meet our diverse guests' needs. As we aspire to be a homely hotel with personalised service, we are always flexible to prepare your desired dishes for breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the spa, and your stay here.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best regards,
Masha and Sebastian
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Had booked the family suite with pool access. The suite was spacious with beautiful ocean view beyond the infinity pool. As it was low season, we had the inifinity pool and panoramic view all to ourselves:) Food at the restaurant is great and prices are reasonable. The staff should also be commended for their hospitality, from checking in to the stay itself and checking out, making every guest feel most welcome in Ayara Kamala.

Some feedback that I have which would make the stay an even better one:
-Bed is a little uncomfortable as it is too soft, therefore sleep quality was not as great.
-When there are more than one person is bathing in the two bathrooms(esp in the family room), the water pressure and hot water supply dwindles.

On the whole, a great hotel to spend the holiday:)

Room Tip: The family suite with pool access FA1 as room opens up to ocean view and infinity pool.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Ayara_Team, Manager at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 21 June 2013
Dear Our Valued Guest,

Greetings from Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa!

Thank you for your kind and informative review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your one night stay with us from start to finish. It was very delightful to have accommodated you. As for your comment of our beds, we get many mixed reviews due to a very diverse client base, and they are all taken into consideration for the future.

Warm regards,

Masha Siriwangsanti
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

I have stayed for 3 days and 2 nights..overall the place are very nice for relaxing for couples and family. The staff are very good and polite..I am really enjoy my vacation and plan for next trip. .I think only the breakfast need to upgrade to a few new dishes.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank Rthiru
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Ayara_Team, Manager at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 16 June 2013
Dear Our Valued Guest,

Greetings from Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa. Thank you very much for your kind compliments to our resort. We are delighted to hear of your good experience with us. We try our best to give our guests a sense of serenity and relaxation, meanwhile generating warmth and homeliness, and are very glad to hear we have achieved this overall with you. As for the breakfast, we greatly thank you for your comment, which is always valued and considered. We would like to let you know that we have made some fresh new changes to our breakfast buffet, to provide more homely and local choices for our guests, as well as the good quality and classic selections. We would also like to let you know that we have a great variety of quality ingredients, and our chefs are extremely flexible. Therefore, we would be more than happy to accommodate your desires and requests for the items you would like to have for breakfast.
Thank you once again for staying with us and your generous comment. We are looking forward to welcome you back here again!

Warm regards,

Masha Siriwangsanti
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

Staff - Friendly, helpful, excellence. Especially Mr specs Manager and receptionists. Whatever you asked for we got more than we asked for.
View - Perfect resort view, nice sunset view, best resort view I have seen so far.
Room - Tidy, clean, beautiful and comfortable design. Bathtub filled with flowers before we got in, really appreciate and good efforts.
Room service - Most trustworthy room service ever! We had hand phones, cash, laptops, when we came back everything nicely arranged on the table. Clean and neat!
Transportation - 24 hours transportation services.
Restaurant - Best dinning view with awesome food. The pizza could be better (pizza base) =).
Location - Reasonable location, not too isolated. About 20 minutes to Patong.
Everything was more than our expectations. Keep it up guys. We will be back in the future!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Ayara_Team, Manager at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 15 June 2013
Dear Our Valued Guest,

Greetings from Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa. It was so refreshing to read your kind compliments to our resort! We are delighted to hear of your positive experience with us, from our rooms to our restaurant and amiable staff. We acknowledge your comment about the pizza, and we'd just like to let you know that we are putting your review forward to our restaurant to make more improvements. We have just adopted a new menu for a fresh look, and made improvements to the quality of food we serve. Therefore, we are looking forward to your coming back to stay with us again!

Warm regards,

Masha Siriwangsanti
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Ayara Kamala resort for three nights in March. It suited our needs very well. Reliable pick up awaiting at the airport and good friendly reception at the resort. Infact all the staff were very nice . Good size room with great bathroom, very clean. The water pressure could be better in the shower due to hot water being not much more than a trickle - I think hot water is supplied by instant heater - not good. Breakfasts were good.

This was lazy holiday for us. On our last night we ate at the hotel and we ordered a seafood cocktail salad which was probably the worst plate of food we've experienced in 20 years visiting Thailand - the smell alone of this offering of boiled fish and prawns on top of some lettuce leaves was disgusting and we certainly didn't eat it except for one prawn which I wish I had not touched. We were offered an alternative but declined. No wonder the restaurant was empty.

The massage in the spa was great - very relaxing and professional. Our first massage was free with our booking but it was so good I had a return visit!

All in all we enjoyed the resort, except for the appalling food - much better to eat at Kamala beach. The shuttle from the resort was 150 baht each way which was ok. Twice a day there was free shuttle service. We had good food at Kamala beach and particularly liked the Salt and Pepper Scandinavian restaurant.
We would recommend this resort for a quiet break but keep away from the restaurant at night.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ayara_Team, Manager at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 3 June 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa. We greatly thank you for your comment and apologise for the delay in our response. Due to recent changes in management and staff, our direction is to demonstrate to our guests that we are focussing on providing better customer experiences.
We highly appreciate your compliments about our spacious accommodation, rejuvenating spa treatments, convenient transport and amiable staff.
We would also like to apologise in areas concerning the water pressure, as we have now gone through maintenance for them. Based on your and our other guest reviews, feedback and experiences, we have also undergone a change in our restaurant menu and breakfast items, of which we monitor the taste and quality of all food and beverages closely.
Once again, we would like to say a big thank you for your review, and hope to have you back to stay with us again.

Warm regards,

Masha Siriwangsanti
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

From the pick up to the end of our 4 days in Phuket, the experience has been surprisingly pleasant. Be warn the drive from Phuket Airport to the eventual resort may take up to 30 mins depending on the traffic. It is far away from Phuket town, Patong Beach and about 10 mins drive down to Kamala Beach. But if quietness and serenity is what you want, the Ayara Kamala Resort is the one for you.

The staff are all smiles and ever ready to assist. When our in-room free wifi wasn't functioning, the front desk gave us a portable broadband for our personal usage till the end of our stay. You could rent DVDs for free as well if all you want to do is laze around in the room. We booked the deluxe room with the infinity pool right outside our balcony. Shared by 5 other rooms, we practically have the pool all to ourselves. There is one common swimming pool right above our room, but that's for people who didn't wanna pay extra to get the deluxe room. So yeah, we have jealous onlookers who would watch us playing in the pool and soaking in the sun without our own balcony.

Room service food were excellent. And reasonably priced as well. So pampered we are in the resort, that my husband and I only went out to shop for like 2-4 hrs and returned back to the hotel to swim and order room service.

In all, I love the resort and vow to return again one day, stringing along my son and extended family members. Just fork out a lil bit more cash. Don't expect excellent service if you only paid 50 cents for a room. Just saying~

Room Tip: the hotel is located on the highlands. But look at it like this, it's a hazard area due to the l...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ayara_Team, Manager at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 3 June 2013
Dear Our Valued Guest,

Greetings from Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa. We thank you very much for your wonderful review about your stay at our homely resort, and also apologise for the delay in response since we have undergone some management changes.
It is fantastic to hear that you have also enjoyed the time here with your family. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon at our private and serene sanctuary.

Warmest regards,

Masha Siriwangsanti
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Cairo
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

I,ve gone there in last May with my wife in our honeymoon, and it was above my expectations. The staff was very friendly. Room decoration, facilities were awesome and the view is marvelous. Also the restaurant had very nice food and amazing view. They also made very nice gestures like filling the bathtub with roses & spa salts, and presenting fruit baskets every day. I also liked the free wifi.
I would really love to go there again. I recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ayara_Team, Manager at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 3 June 2013
Dear Our Valued Guest,

Greetings from Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa. Thank you very much for your generous compliments regarding your stay with us. We apologise for the delay in response due to management changes, that now lead toward augmenting our customer experiences.
We are honoured to have been the getaway for your honeymoon, and are glad to hear your expectations were exceeded. Once again, congratulations on your marriage, and we hope to have you again here with us, hopefully for your anniversary!

Warmest regards,

Masha Siriwangsanti
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Property: Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa
Address: 22 Moo 6, Layi-Nakalay Rd, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Kamala
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kamala
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kamala
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kamala
#9 Family Hotel in Kamala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sleep, eat, indulge, explore and rejuvenate at our homely resort in our naturally private setting, along millionaire’s mile located south west of the treasured island of Phuket. Through using the traditional and authentic craftsmanship of Khun V, this wonderful promontory paradise has been converted into a magnificent hotel consisting of 42 rooms and villas sprawling the hillside down to the private rustic beach. His Swiss educated daughter, Masha, blends her Thai service foundations with some of the Swiss touches she picked up studying abroad to deliver a unique and harmonious style service culture. All the rooms and villas are designed with the concept of ‘Ayara’, corresponding with the nature of ‘elephants’ that are gentle and kind and of course, need their space to rest. They are decorated contemporarily and traditionally, from stylish black tiles to luxuriously marbled bathroom floors, to wooden and earthly tones. Our restaurant maintains quality local ingredients with delightful homemade recipes as well as including a few of the normal favorites from around Thailand and the rest of the world. We’ve got the gym, the spa and a private rustic beach, everything you need to feel comfortable. So, whether young and fresh or mature and experienced, Ayara Kamala provides you with our local founded atmosphere whilst our international touches amaze and surprise combining on a personal level a unique harmony, nowhere else found.Our noble ‘Kamalians’ strive to make sure you obtain that unique warmth in this promontory paradise. ... more   less 
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