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“Great experience. Birthday party for 14 people” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Paresa Resort Phuket
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Kamala
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great experience. Birthday party for 14 people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

I celebrated my birthday....a big one at Paresa and one of their managed Villas in October. You can imagine that planning a party for 14 people can be a bit of a logistical nightmare. If it was not for MIRKO, the manager, I would have died. In April, He personally arranged for me to visit the villa and rooms where my guest would be staying and promised that the Paresa cars would be available for me and my guest to get around the area. He kept his promise to the letter and was there during my stay to ensure things moved along smoothly. Naturally there was some mix up on whether we should be paying for the transport but he made sure it got fixed. So perhaps the only thing that could be done better is communication between front of house and management. Other than that it was perfect. In the Villa we had several wines and other drinks that we had bought at Paresa, but had yet to finish. Not a problem. MIRKO arranged it so it was transferred to the Paresa rooms and poolside so guest and I could enjoy them while we waited to check out. All in all, I would highly recommend this resort to my friends because of the care and attention the team at Paresa showed during our stay.
The food was also amazing especially the breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank YYAY
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Nothing compares to celebrating important events in the company of family members or dear friends, choosing Paresa or one of its exclusively managed villas as venues of such celebration is sure to set the mood for the participants and provide astonishing backgrounds to the million memories of those days. It has been a pleasure to introduce you to Villa Amanzi in your location scouting trip back in April and we are ecstatic to read that your party have thoroughly enjoyed the time spent at the villa and the resort as well as the service provided by our Angels and villa attendants. We look forward to another chance of hosting you at Villa Amanzi; surely many readers will now consider this superb property for their upcoming holidays or special celebrations in Phuket.
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Perth, Australia
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50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

We recently spent 9 nights in an Aqua Pool Suite at this beautiful resort. Set in a cliffside, the view upon entering the resort takes your breath away. Our room was well appointed and we loved our private infinity pool. I would have preferred some shade on the deck, but it wasn't a major issue. The resort is a maze of hills and walkways, and you do need to be able bodied to get around, however golf carts are at your beck and call if you do not wish to walk. We ate at the restaurant all but one night and the food is superb; breakfast is also very good with a good range of options to choose from. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, as you come to expect from Thai people. Yes, there are a few maintenance issues that need to be looked at, however this was not blight on our holiday. All in all a lovely and peaceful resort.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank NinAndrew
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
The Angels glorify the superbly envisioned suites and villas at Paresa and its idyllic position the quiet cliff of Kamala with their genuine smiles and attentive service. We are happy to read how enjoyable your breakaway from reality has been and how the Aqua Pool Suite has been able to offer a private a secluded cocoon and you have enjoyed strolling around the quiet and suggestive green grounds surrounding it. Thank you for choosing our restaurants as your preferred dining options during your stay, divine food paired with a varied and creative selection of drinks represent the ideal start and end of any day in Heaven. Your feedback will help us addressing the mentioned issues for all our guests to focus solely on enjoying their holidays at Paresa.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

Just imagine to spend more than 250 dollar per night & stay in a villa which leaking water all over . The curtain , the Sealing , the pool all need maintenance . I have pictured all of those things but could not purplish then on line .i have mentioned some of them to the maintenance team in the hotel . The staff try to foolish the customer by offering a very high priced transportation .more shuttle service is needed . The room manager is a very friendly .

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 1 December 2013
We appreciate your feedback and the valuable time spent exposing some shortcomings to members of our team. Rest assured that at Paresa we all care about our property and wants to maintain its original splendor for guests to enjoy its unique design and comfort for many years to come. We are sorry to read that our transportation rates seemed excessive to you, our desire is to offer a comfortable and relaxing ride from and to wherever our guests wish in our Paresa fleet. Furthermore we guarantee that, when compared with the alternative means of transport available on the island, the published transfer rates are very competitive indeed and our Angels’ sole aim is to provide discreet service and personalized touches that will further enhance the overall experience at the Heaven of all Heavens.
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Biel, Switzerland
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

The Paresa is not an easy place to reach. It takes about an hour by car and if you take a taxi it'll cost you about THB 900. Do not expect a mind-blowing entrance; it’ll be just a small parking lot at the right-hand side of the shabby road. However once you are out and the main door opens an Egyptian-style temple opens. The first impression is wow. As this resort is built on a steep coastal slope everything is connected with wooden stairs and some connecting narrow paths that work just for golf carts. One of the nice amenities, no cars or stinking, noisy tuk-tuks!
Our Aqua Suite with a large infinity pool is very nice, located perfectly 50 m above the sea. The jungle engulfs us and privacy is assured. After some refreshment we decided to go for a stroll and check out the premises. There is a lot to see, sit, wonder, and enjoy the beauty of nature. All seems perfect.
We quickly realize that this is either an older resort (recently sold) or a resort in decline. Tons of little details emerged and didn’t seem appropriate for such a luxury resort. Here are some examples: distinct sewage smell in certain places, unoccupied residencies are in disarray, hotel info and brochures in the room are smudgy, many fixtures broken, water of the inside Jacuzzi enters as a brown soup… the list goes on and on. The main pool definitely was once an eye-catcher, but also here a lack of maintenance is readily visible – many tiles show a white sea salt residue that could easily be scrubbed clean, leaves raked, pool seats aligned and cleaned… We also noted a significant impact to the suite below our suite when we used our infinity pool. Water was sloshing uncontrollably over the edge and inundated the patio below no matter how prudent you try to swim – shouldn’t happen, right? We have added a bunch of pictures to demonstrate our observations. I think the worst hotels can do to a guest is not disclose if construction occurs close-by. That is quite crucial as you want to relax during your vacation and not hear a constant banging on steel bars.
We decided to have dinner at the on-site restaurant Talung Thai, and again were disappointed. The food was nothing special, the fried fish smelled of old frying oil. Go to Kamala where you'll find a lot of good restaurants – if Paresa drives you there, but be aware it’ll cost you an arm and a leg for just 15 mins. driving. That basically nailed it.
In summary: the jungle, the sights, the rooms makes it a great place to visit. That means we could recommend this resort if the prices would be adjusted according to the standard, but that won’t happen. So we suggest to spend your money at a different place. They all cost a lot. We found Phuket overrated and overpriced. Glad we visited, glad when we left.

Room Tip: Best room is 271.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank Spladi
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 1 December 2013
Thank you for sharing your impressions regarding your recent stay at Paresa. We all regret to read that your expectations were not met on all grounds of service provided at the resort and you have not been conquered by Phuket intended as destination. Plenty has been said about Paresa’s unique location on Kamala Hill, the resort is reachable in approximately 45 minutes journey from Phuket International Airport, it is a fact that for such distance the prices for both local taxi or hotel limousine service are not to be considered expensive when compared to similar journeys in other destinations. Regrettably the conclusions drawn about the resort being either old or recently sold do not find correspondence in reality; the same is applicable to the many comments expressed by our customers about the nearby located construction site. Nonetheless we would like to extend our sincerest excuses for the unpleasant inconveniences experienced during your stay and wish to have granted an opportunity in the future to display Paresa’s true standards that are appreciated on a daily basis by many loyal guests.
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Sanad, Kingdom of Bahrain
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

We started our holiday in this resort and that was not a mistake. When we decided to have a family holiday, i.e. My wife and myself, my son and his wife, my daughter and her husband, the six of us we wanted to go start a relaxing holiday and we started here.
We had a very comfortable holiday in this resort.
The atmosphere was very friendly, the scenery was like heaven on earth, food was excellent, service was more than excellent but the smiling faces of all the staff was what impressed us. Everyone was smiling all the time and everyone was trying to help us in anything we asked for.
We had a wonderful time at PARESA and we recommend the resort for anyone who would like to relax. Thank you Paresa for making our holiday a memorable one.
From here we went to The Racha on Racha Island to continue the second phase of our holiday.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Aqeel S
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
It is a pleasure to read that Welcoming guests from the four corners of the world is a great chance for our Angels to shine, ensuring that their smile and everything associated to the services they provided would reach friends and families all over the world. Many of them would soon start planning their holidays in Phuket and will undoubtedly choose Paresa as their preferred address. Reading that you have enjoyed the first leg of your Phuket holiday in Heaven we sincerely hope that closing your eyes today still allows you to travel back in time, losing yourself in the big beautiful blue sea and the luxurious tropical greenery which embrace Paresa’s cliff top location, and make you appreciate again the comfortable and lazy side of life...
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

This resort is good for people that want to have stay in the room only because the way to the other thing is quite hard to walk to. Although they have buggy for us but don't comfortable. About service i think is quite good but just only some staff. I think this resort will be perfect if they attend a little detail in villa for guest.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Aiko1610
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Paresa is the ideal resort to chose in light of a relaxing vacation tucked away in our simple yet spacious and comfortable accommodation on the other hand serving as a central base from where to explore the island and enjoy its many attractions and natural wonders. Guests have the unique chance to stroll through a tropical environment or profit from the resort transportation to reach the restaurants, The Spa, the Infinity Swimming Pool or the gracious Miracle Lawn. Thank you for the kind review, your suggestions will help us making of our secluded haven and the services rendered within an even better experience for all our new and loyal guests alike.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Stayed 3 night in Paresa's cliff villa in mid-Oct to celebrate my boyfriend's brithday. Everything is fine and over my expectation.

Food is good, staff of the restaurant is lovely and really provide services deep from their heart, not only for their career.

Spa is good, environment is good and make you truely relax.

Even the room is a little bit small, but clean with excellent view.

For the front desk, they provided good services to meet your requirement.

Overall, Paresa is worth to have a stay and I will back again.

Room Tip: If you like sea breeze, take cliff villa. #305 is a good choice. If can make one floor higher is pe...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank mmhongki
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Spoiling your significant other to a heavenly retreat at Paresa is certainly something that will not go unnoticed, on top of allowing you to enjoy the celebration along with your loved one. Cliff Pool Villas are gems perched on the cliff top which is sure to have you embraced by the pleasant sea breeze from dawn till dusk. The Thai sala and adjacent infinity swimming pool is a prime seat from which to enjoy the spectacular sunsets ahead of an intimate in-villa BBQ prepared by our chefs. We appreciate the recognition of the services provided you during your stay by the different departments, our Angels are moved by genuine passion which becomes apparent in their daily jobs. We can’t wait to have you back among us very soon.
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Property: Paresa Resort Phuket
Address: 49 Moo 6, Layi-Nakalay Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand (Formerly Paresa)
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Kamala
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kamala
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kamala
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Kamala
#4 Family Hotel in Kamala
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kamala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Paresa Resort Phuket 5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paresa Resort, "Heaven of all Heavens," is a truly unique hideaway-style luxury resort surrounded by lush tropical forest on Kamala's "Millionaires Mile." The breathtaking location is paired with uninterrupted Andaman sea views, two coveted restaurants serving genuine Mediterranean and authentic Thai cuisine, an award-winning spa and personalized Bespoke Experiences offered by our own adventure guides. ... more   less 
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