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Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre
Ranked #7 of 42 Hotels in Rawai
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New Britain, Connecticut
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“Honeymoon from heaven :)”
Reviewed 19 July 2010

We traveled to Phuket for our honeymoon and spent our first 3 days on the island at Friendship Beach. Everyone was more than kind and helpful from the incredibly laid back owner to the maintenance staff and servers. We actually extended our stay a night and the owner was even able to give us a lower price because it was "low season" and the guest census at the hotel was low.

We stayed in the utterly romantic beach apartment that opened up right onto the beach. Everything was very clean and cozy and we were able to enjoy several relaxing days. The pool was beautiful and we had many late night and very early swims. We even rented a scooter from one of employees as recommended by the owner and had a great time!

Overall, being completely new to Thailand, this was an amazing place to stay to get our bearing and be able to have a romantic honeymoon spot to rest and get over the jet lag. We were able to scope out some places across the beach (but not on the beach) that were a bit cheaper and fit our budget more, but still would never trade those first 3 days we had there!

Regardless, this place was awesome and we have no complaints!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 13 July 2010

Hi Starr,

I would like to express my wonderful experience at Friendship Beach Resort where I stayed for two weeks in June this year.

The management and staff excelled, and I enjoyed being treated as family by the hotel management.

The staff were fantastic, all doing there utmost to make my stay a wonderful experience.

The accommodation was very nice, very clean and very comfortable.

I will definitely return to Friendship Beach Resort. I was very miserable at the thought of going home.

Congratulations to the management and staff.


Best regards
Michele P
Melbourne,
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  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 March 2010

We visited Friendship beach with our kids and had a wonderfull time staying there. We stayed in a second floor apartment with a beautiful view of the water. The two bedroom apartment was perfect for our family of four. On windy days kite surfers hit the waves and it was fun for us to sit and watch them. The food at the restraunt was delicious and the staff was friendly and helpful. I had several massages by the ocean and overall it was a super relaxing time. Many thanks to Friendship Beach for showing us a good time.

  • Stayed June 2010
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Reviewed 23 March 2010

I stayed at Friendship beach while at Atmanjai for my second trip to do a Detox in Thailand. This time I thought I would stay on a beach and be able to swim... NOT. You cant enjoy a swim from that beach and I thought the rooms were very expensive, especially when there are so many beautiful places around.

Too many people were smoking by the pool, the rooms were not clean when I was there, but that might have changed.

The only great thing would be the sunrise.

I would never had stayed here if it wasn't for the Detox and it was hard to be there as there were parties and of course the smell of food (can't avoid that really), which made it really hard to manage.

The wifi was for free, but it was next to impossible to connect to.

It was not a good experience and I am surprised that so many people rate it high given the complaints I heard from so many people while I was there.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 March 2010

We were staying in a villa in Challong & visited Freindship beach for lunch & dinner. Both fantastic. Food & service very good, location beautiful, lovely place to spend a few hours with a drink & a book whilst the children enjoy the pool

Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 February 2010

We have stayed at friendship beach for holidays for many years now, we cant stop going back, The American owner "Head of Maintinence" is the nicest most relaxed resort owner you will ever meet.
The staff are long term some have been there for more than 6 years, theres not a constant turnover of new faces, which is very comforting, especially in a country which is constantly changing.

Highly recommended if you have children its very safe and the staff will always help with the little ones, and there is always other children to keep yours company.

The bar is right on the edge of the beach with beutiful views, we were relaxing watching the board surfers, its open till late every night untill the bar is empty in fact, the staff can make any cocktail or mix you desire. and will always join in for a bit of banter.

Extremly hard to find relaxed atmosphere, but with an air of efficiency, i love it and hate to tell too many people in case its fully booked when we want to go.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2009

This review is many months overdue. I traveled to Friendship beach back in January/February 2009 and stayed a few days with a friend. I was very impressed with the property and the staff. The rooms were simple, but comfortable and clean. The salt-water pool was beautiful, the perfect place to lounge around and cool off when needed. The staff and owner were incredibly helpful with suggestions of nearby places to visit and things to do. Our breakfasts at the resort, right on the beach were amazing. We were always greeted warmly and and often recognized for our 'regular orders', which they would bring without us even asking as soon as we sat down.

This resort is definitely off the beaten bath and away from the hustle and bustle of Patong or even Kata Beach...and the much better for it. Staff were always willing to go above and beyond to accommodate...the chef even firing up the kitchen long after it had closed when we came back late one night hungry. The beach is beautiful, but it is unswimmable. We walked up the beach aways and the resort definitely keeps their beach clean compared to stretches further down which were private residences. I would definitely recommend this resort for those looking for a wonderful oasis with staff that treats you like family.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre

Property: Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre
Address: 27/1 Soi Mittrapap | Friendship Beach, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand (Formerly Friendship Beach Resort & Spa by iCheck Inn)
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Rawai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Rawai
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Rawai
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Rawai
#6 Spa Hotel in Rawai
#8 Romantic Hotel in Rawai
#8 Family Hotel in Rawai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre is your very own private hideaway located on the south east coast of Phuket Island. Situated right on the beach, our comfortable 30 rooms and suites offer exceptional value in a stunning location and are just a stones throw from the resort's pool and secluded beach.The hotel offers breathtaking panoramic views of Chalong Bay and is the perfect location in which to explore the Andaman's famous archipelago of islands.Located on beautiful Chalong Bay.Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre has a spa and private beach and offers free Wi-Fi throughout. The 30 air-conditioned rooms feature a minibar, satellite TV and private hot shower and are just a short walk from the beach and boast a high ceiling, tile floor and Bali-style decor. All rooms at Friendship Beach Resort & Spa come with a fridge and a personal safe.Central Shopping Mall, Tesco Lotus Mall and the Home Pro Village Mall are a 10-minute drive from the hotel. It is a 25-minute drive from Patong Beach and a 45-minute drive from Phuket Airport. On-site parking is free. Atmanjai Wellness Centre offers spa treatments and detox programs, as well as oceanside yoga classes. Guests can lounge by the outdoor pool, enjoy the garden or unwind with a massage.The hotel's restaurant offers al fresco dining, serving up Thai and Western favourites. It is open daily from 07:00-22:00. ... more   less 
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