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Baan Mai Cottages
Ranked #34 of 43 Hotels in Rawai
Reviewed 16 March 2007

We stayed in a Beach Front bungalow for 4 nights from 25 February 2007. Loved the bathroom, once we got used to it, but didn’t like the room so much – dark, with very dim lighting and unbelievably hard mattress!
Rooms and resort were clean and well kept.
The beach was disappointing, sharp coral with rocks below the water line, making it unsafe for swimming. We liked the pool area which more than made up for the beach. The food was excellent, international or authentic Thai – which could be hot or toned down if requested. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Not a sophisticated resort – but highly recommended for relaxing quiet holiday with good food and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2006

We stayed at the Baan Mai Cottages for the first part of our vacation and loved it.

When we first arrived, the tide was out so we had to wade in from the boat to shore. This caught us off guard because we were in running shoes (direct from airport) so we had to open our luggage to get out our sandals as there was a lot of rocks and coral when the tide was out that far.

The cottages were basic, but lovely. Each has a front patio with a bench seat and two chairs, perfect for relaxing. There is a screen door if you like to sleep with the door open. We were a bit worried about the Balinese style bathroom, but it was awesome. The sink/toilet/shower area is covered by a roof, so only the outside edges would get rained on if it were raining.

Each cottage has chairs for the beach and either 1 or 2 hammocks. The cottages are set back from the beach only a few feet, so you can hear the waves and see the water. The cottages are set far enough apart so that you can see your neighbors, but not hear them. The mattresses are Very Firm here!

The beach is nice when the tide is in, and the resort will transport you to a beach nearby for free if you want total seclusion or a good snorkelling beach. They'll also pack you a picnic lunch and give you an umbrella for shade, etc.

The resort also offers a cooking class for an additional 10% of the menu cost. We took a course and learned to make Thai Cashew Chicken.

The island is Muslim so a few times a day you hear their call for prayers over the loudspeakers, but we only really noticed it around dusk. The cicadas on the island are quite loud and we were shocked the first time we heard them, but got used to them quite quickly.

The staff were fabulous and we would return here without a doubt. Very private and away from the bustle of the Patong area, but still within easy reach of the shore. The resort's boat will transport you back and forth at any time, and it's only about a 10 minute boat ride to the pier on the other side.

We can't wait to return one day.

  • Stayed: June 2006
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Baan Mai Cottages

Address: 35 / 1 Moo 3 | Lone Island, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Rawai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Rawai
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Rawai
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Rawai
Price Range: £21 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Baan Mai Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baan Mai is located on the shore of Koh Lone Island, the Baan Mai Resort is hidden within a flourishing tropical garden, right on the beach shore. A unique boutique hotel with its beach front and garden bungalows, the superb Thai villa and the exotic sweet-water swimming-pool. ... more   less 
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Baan Mai Cottages Hotel Rawai
Baan Mai Hotel
Baan Mai Resort
Baan Mai Cottages Phuket/Rawai

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