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Rising Sun Residence
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Chalong
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Why would you stay anywhere else... You wont be dissapointed!”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

We spent a wonderful 3 nights at the Rising Sun Residence in May and wished we had of stayed longer. I conducted quite a lot of research before heading to Thailand and booked the Rising Sun based on other great reviews and we weren't disappointed. The staff are very accommodating and nothing was ever a hassle. They organised a great trip to Phi Phi islands on our request, sent us to a couple of great restaurants and organised fantastic massages for me and my partner in our villa's . Our room was clean, Wi-Fi capable and had all the accessories to make you feel like you were right at home. The in-house restaurant is a must we had one of the best green curry's we have ever tasted and the staff also made me feel very special on my birthday with a special birthday dessert and a lovely happy birthday song. We would most definitely stay at the Rising Sun in the future and thanks to Wipa and the team again for a wonderful stay in Phuket.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

I went for one week and stayed for two -- which, perhaps, says it all.

Caring, attentive staff. On-site, involved, caring owners. Quite, peaceful, utterly relaxing and far from the maddening crowds. (If you want the maddening crowds just let the driver of your available-nine-hours-a-day car know.)

The food is excellent -- with breakfast being prepared and served in your villa.

My advice is to book directly through RSR's website. Not only is it less expensive than the prices offered through internet booking agents, you are given a number of services and extras that the internet booking agents prices do not include.

Rising Sun residence is one of those rare, small gems to which I would return in a heartbeat. I was reluctant to leave.

Room Tip: As far as I could tell there are no bad "rooms" (villas).
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Hong Kong
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

We found the hotel from internet and decided to book it because of the high rating in tripadviosr. The service and the place are really as good as what other reviewers wrote. We did not want to leave and hope to stayed longer at the end of our trip.

- the pool
We were group of 7, stayed in 3 one-bedroom villa which placed around the a pool. There are only 5 one-bedroom villa, but we never met other guests during our trip. Therefore, the pool was just like our private pool. We could enjoy swimming every morning and also after coming back to hotel at night!

And it was great that we could have breakfasts at pool side instead of in our own villa. It was really enjoyable whenwe have breakfast under the sunshine and wind at poolside.

- location
The villas are on the hillside, having a seaview. Although it is not at town center, it didn't hurt us as our package which booked though the hotel webiste including van and driver. It was really convenient to go everywhere.

- food
The dinner in Wipa's Thai Cuisine was family style thai dishes, it was really decisious. Many thanks to Ms. Wipa for preparing the brithday cake for one of my friends.
The breakfast was good, too. As the omelette & sausage are served hot every morning, the choices are plenty enough. And it was really a good place to enjoy breakfast at the poolside.

- villa
The villa is big, the living room of the villa is always cool even without conditioner. And I like the flower decoration in the villa too.

- service
The service were really great! It was really a home away from home as the owner said. We found the driver were waiting us once we went out the airport. Every of us recieved a flower ring once we arrived the lobby. Ms Wipa helped really much to arrange our trip. The driver's helpful too. He's waiting us everyday with smile, ususally 20 mins earlier than we booked.

In conclusion, it was really a great trip to Phuket this time. We loved Rising Sun Residence. We also loved those restaurants on the beaches. I would defintely return to Phuket soon.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

This is a wonderful place to stay. Wipa, the owner and her staff can't do enough to make your stay special.Seeing it is out of the rush & bustle of Phuket having the car & driver for 9 hours is a real treat. The setting is great, with a beautiful swimming pool right outside your door. Breakfast is brought to your room each morning which is a real treat.

I had to do a business presentation and seeing one of the 3 bedroom luxury apartments was free Wipa allowed me to use that at no charge which was very decent of her.

Good old fashioned service! Nothing is too much of a trouble. Eager to please.

Planning on staying here every time I go to Phuket on business & pleasure.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 26 April 2012

My Stay is from 22 April - 26 April 2012

I always have bad sleeps in the hotel...even in any other 5 Stars Hotel.. I need 2 days to adapt to the bed!!
But in RSR!! I Really have Great Sleeps in the 4 days of staying!! "Wonder what brand their bed from :) "
And Food from Mdm Wipa's Kitchen is a must try!!

Rates below for everyone to Feel on :

Relaxing >> 5 Stars ( You will feel that your out from everything that cause you stress)

Driver >> 5 Stars (Anywhere you like to go/anyplace you are just give them a ring!!)

Food >> 5 - 6 Stars (Don't feel sad if u gain 5kg during the stay!! Its all worth it!!)

Host and Staff >> 5 - 6 Stars ( When Mdm Wipa and the staff knows that me and my friend are allgery to some food but they change all the menus just for us and still its very YUMMY!!!! WE REALLY so TOUCH!! Thank you Mdm Wipa !!)

Place they recomanded the island trip >> 5 Stars ( Mdm Wipa and Mr Methee told us about the island trip, we was just having a trying feeling to see whats happening... BUT!!! Ladies and Guys!! Remember to Wear/Bring along your swimming items Its a MUST MUST!! and SUN BLOCK"SPF50"<A MUST to bring along>.. and the trip to the island... hehehehe!! You got to go there yourself to be in the place xD no words can fill it up!!

Swimming Pools and jacuzzi >> 5 Stars ( Its just infront of your Villa, Me and and friend just jump in the pool and jacuzzi every morning ;D its So fun and relexing!! And they will clean the pool every morning )

Spa >> 5 Stars ( The spa <Tara Tara Spa > is located down the road "recommand by RSR" , they do provide for pick ups for us and the view is totally beautiful<if your lucky to get the special rooms ;D we got one on the 1st day of the spa :p .. Well we got a normal rooms on the 2nd day cause too many others travlers on the 2nd try :) > But overall if you like the spa, its worth to try )

Sea Food Restaurant >> 5 Stars ( Its recomanded by Mdm Wipa :) .. the Guava juice<must try if you like the fruit>, The fish<so fresh and sweet> and their mixed fruits salads <its way spicy don't try if you can't stand it but its still yummy xD> and... if your there at a right time, you will have your dinner with the sunset infront of you..

And there is so many other things you can try on "ask Mdm Wipa and Mr Methee for recomandation !! " Do have some time for RSR to feel the place !! Cheers Everyone!!

Room Tip: Try to wake up at 6 am from their time!! We can see sun rising every morning from the villa bedroom...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Adelaide
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Our 4th visit to the Rising Sun Residence in Phuket was, as usual, a relaxing, wonderful time for all the family. Wipa and Methee (hosts) are always welcoming and put themselves out to accommodate our needs. The villas are private and the pool, at the end of a hot day looking at the sights, is bliss. A driver is provided for 9 hours a day and he was always available and happy to accommodate our specific needs, including taking us to dinner and waiting for us to finish. The staff at the Rising Sun always have a smile on their faces and are happy to assist us with any of our needs. Wipa organised a Thai cooking class for us again, which is always informative, fun and we always enjoy sitting down and sampling the results. Breakfast is always good with extensive menus being supplied, which we select from. The food is then prepared in the villa for us by a staff member who is unobtrusive. Accommodate in the villa is excellent and substantial, and we enjoy kicking back, relaxing and having cocktails around the pool. We will certainly stay at the Rising Sun Residence again, as we feel we couldn't find a more accommodating, relaxing and better place to stay. Thank you Wipa, Methee and staff. Phil, Sandy & Calum Adcock

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
56 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

We chose the Rising Sun Residence because we wanted a quiet place in Phuket to relax and it turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. We stayed for three days in March in one of the one bedroom villas (number 4 if I remember it well) which are clustered around the main swimming pool in the lower part of the property. The down side of that location is that the view to the sea is fairly limited and it is quite a climb up the hill to get to the reception area (the staff use a fleet of mopeds to shuttle up and down). However the surroundings of lush vegetation are very nice and the swimming pool area is really beautiful. The villa itself is comfortable with a bedroom of medium size, a large living room and a bath room with both a bath tub and a shower stall. Only the bedroom is air conditioned and the rest is cooled through cross ventilation and a ceiling fan (also available in the bedroom). Though it was fairly hot during our stay, we never suffered from the heat inside but I would have preferred a quieter air conditioning system in the bedroom (it was not that bad but you could definitively hear it). WiFi is available (fairly slow at time but workable) and the TV comes with a zillion channels. Breakfast is provided in the villa by one of the staff who finishes the preparation in the villa itself using, among other things, the espresso machine which is part of the equipment of the villa.

We would have felt fairly isolated, had the residence not provided us with a car and a driver for nine (consecutive) hours each day as part of the package. That allowed us to have a fairly relax morning in the residence taking advantage of the swimming pool and then tour the island in the afternoon before going to diner. That was organized every day by Wipa who ensured that we had an interesting day followed by an excellent diner in various part of the Island. Wipa and her staff are really outstanding making sure that the residence in maintained in top shape and that the guest are well looked after. This aslo applies to our driver who was punctual, smilling, accomodating in addition to be a prudent driver

Our only regret after staying at the Rising Sun Residence is that Phuket is too far away from our home base in Montreal for us to be frequent visitor.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paul603
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Property: Rising Sun Residence
Address: 48/13 Moo 6, Soi Sai-Namyen, Chao Fa West Road, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town > Chalong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Chalong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rising Sun Residence 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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