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“Phuket Sea Resort - Great Christmas Break”
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Phuket Sea Resort
Ranked #31 of 43 Hotels in Rawai
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We booked four nights here including Christmas day during our three week Thailand trip as we wanted some quiet time over the Christmas period.
We found the hotel staff to be friendly and helpful - even changing our room from a double to a twin without hesitation.
The rooms were large and clean with all the necessary faclilties.
The pools are large and during our stay only one was in use at a time whilst they were undergoing a cleaning treatment.
The hotel is opposite the ocean and Rawai beach, although you cannot bathe on Rawai beach. The hotel runs a free bus service to a nearby beach but you need to make your own way back in a taxi. There are no metered taxis at the beach but you can barter with the taxis to get a fairly low price. I think we paid 300 THB
There is a great bar next door to the hotel called Bentleys where the staff and regulars are very friendly. If you are male and don't want to be propositioned then its best to go in with a female.
There are plenty of resteraunts along the main road and you can take a taxi boat over to Coral Island for a few hours. If you go after 1pm you can get a lower price.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

i wouldn't stay here ever again.

it wasnt very clean, the hotel sheets were stained and dirty. found dead insects in my pillows and around the place.

the staff wasnt the friendliest. seemed like they couldnt be bothered with their jobs.

the pool had lots of leaves and stuff floating around as if it werent ever cleaned.

the lounging chairs were old, discolored and nothing like the photos advertised. it was a very unkept place in a dodgy part of town.

worst part was, the cleaning staff stole money from our room, and when we went to reception to report the theft, we were treated as if we had done something wrong.

id avoid this place if i were you.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We were there around in the beginning of November. Must say that the maids were not so helpful but overall administration was ok. We got baby bed/cot in our room it was not wooden but old looking metal - not bad at all tho. Pool was nice but the night time noise was irritating from the next room. Breakfast was nice and I loved the Crossants. 7-eleven was close by and nice promenade to walk on. Good local food on the restaurant tables on the promenade.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Digitar
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

First thing i can say during my stay in this terrible resort is....... "The Resort Manager couldnt give attention to the complains and needs of the guests." he always smoke and smoke even infront of the guest no more says about the needs of the guest. second "The bed sheets and covers have a lot of stains, bad smells of the room, aircon doesnty work even a little good, no wifi in the room, hair dryer will be in the front office terrible you have to walk before you can use the hair dryer. third " The lady in the front office who is wearing a big clear eye glasses is always on facebook even i am enquiring such things in reception. foods in the restaurant was terrible taste. it cant eat by a normal one. This is not a resort to value a mopney you pay for... This resort is not recommendable for those who wants to stay in Rawai Area. the pool is not so good its not clean. Over all this resort is so much terrible to stay.

Room Tip: Dont Stay in this resort "NO VALUE"
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Lao C
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Apparently this hotel changes name a fair bit as I know it as the Phuket Sea Resort but in Trip advisor seems to be listed as the Maalai Resort.

Was looking for a hotel reasonably close to Promthep Cape and close to Wat Chalong and this hotel seemed to fit the bill.

Excellent walk in price in low season (around 1,100 Baht) with good sized, clean rooms arranged around a central pool. The price includes breakfast which was a bonus.

Only stayed the 1 night but if I was planning to stay in Phuket longer I wouldn't have hesitated staying at this resort longer as well.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

One day this hotel will decide what it wants to be called! It has now changed back to its old name of Phuket Sea Resort.

We really enjoyed our stays at Phuket Sea Resort (formerly called Maalai Resort) which is on the beach road at Rawai Beach. Their low season walk in rates are fantastic, we paid 1100 baht per night which included breakfast.

Everything you need like restaurants, supermarket, atm's etc are only a few meters away.
We were in a pool view room which was perfect, a few steps and you are in the pool.

The rooms are spotless, freezing air conditioning and the bed is comfortable, plus there is wireless internet, a fantastic pool bar and secure parking.

I would not stay here in high season due to no privacy, if there is anyone in the rooms on the other side of the pool you can see straight into one another's rooms. But for us in low season it is perfect and we will definitely stay at Phuket Sea resort again.

All the staff were very helpful and friendly, they were an absolute pleasure to be around.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

We spend 6 nights in the resort and had a very good time. The room is clean and with a lot of space. Breakfast is good and for additional service the restaurant provide excellent food as well. You are close to the working beach as most of the day tours to the nearby Islands start here. This is a big plus as you just 5 min walk away from the water taxis. For other beaches you can use the Hotel shuttle service. The area is full of local restaurants and you can get the best and fresh seafood you could wish for under 500 Baht. For transport I recommend you rent a scooter or a car form the Airport. This is around 1200 Baht a day for a car and 250 for a scooter. Airport transfer cost maximum of a 1000 Baht. The staff is friendly and very helpful. I can really recommend this place for short or long stay. The only comment is that the free wifi cannot be received in all the rooms.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Phuket Sea Resort

Address: 54/14 Moo 6 Rawai Beach, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand (Formerly Maalai Resort)
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Rawai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Rawai
Price Range: £34 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Phuket Sea Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape from the hectic city life and discover an ultimate privacy at Phuket Sea Resort. The recently opened Phuket Sea Resort offers stylish accommodations on the tranquil Rawai Beach, an earliest beach resort for the Phuket locals. The resort is just 10 minutes drive to Phromthep Cape, a famous landmark of Phuket for viewing a spectacular sunset. Situated on the beach front, Phuket Sea Resort commands the vista of the sunrise. You can also stroll along the pine-trees lining beach where fishing boats are berthed and observe the locals' daily life. ... more   less 
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Maalai Hotel Rawai
Phuket Sea Resort Rawai

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