We stayed at Trisara towards the end of November, only just got around to writing this review. Very similar opinions to earlier reviewers but heres our experience anyway. Photos to follow..
We did a lot of research before picking Trisara. It was our first top end spa/resort beach holiday and we wanted peace, privacy, space and our own infinity pool. Trisara seemed to match all our requirements. We booked directly, opting for the online package that included transfers, breakfast and a couple of Spa treatments. I corresponded entirely by email and was in frequent contact with the management as we wanted to organise a simple wedding blessing on the beach. Top marks for their efficiency and attention to detail, I was impressed by their quick and thorough responses to my queries and not to mention their patience as we changed our minds a few times!
We were greeted by hotel staff as soon as we stepped out of Arrivals and popped into a Volvo 4X4 for the transfer over to Trisara. The welcome at the reception was warm and friendly with the manager Mr Lark being present to welcome us. We were to experience this relaxed, friendly but attentive atmosphere throughout our stay at Trisara. Check in was in villa and we were given a quick guided tour, the whole process was so effortless and enjoyable. It didn’t take me long to get in to “Trisara Mode” as we coined it; sunglasses on, a quick dip in the pool and I was completely chilled!
We booked a Ocean View Villa and it actually looked better in real life than the photos on the website. Everything was provided right down to flip flops (which we forgot to pack). The villa was spacious, bright, clean and stylish, I think they got the Modern/Thai mix just right. The furniture and room were in still in good condition. We especially liked the outside shower and the big infinity pool. The complementary ipod, Bose sound system and the DVDs from the library just added that something extra and I made full use it. My wife, who usually doesn’t sleep well when travelling, loved the very comfy bed and slept like a baby every night.
Food was good. Big breakfast selection, sometimes we had the outside dining area all to ourselves and felt very indulgent with all the attentive service. The Western menu was ok, but we preferred the Thai menu for dinner. The sticky rice mango pudding was pretty damn tasty! On the night of our Buddhist blessing we opted for a in villa BBQ, it was a clear starry night and was a lovely way to spend a romantic evening for two. We did not have any problems with noise and the resort just has that air of privacy and coziness that we were looking for and as the villa is in the midst of the surrounding forest, you could hear the wildlife all around - so expect croaking frogs, crickets and the “woo woo” bird.
The spa service was excellent and we both enjoyed the massages and treatments. It wasn't cheap but reasonable by UK prices. There were also plenty of day trip options such as guided car tours and boat trips to other islands and Krabi, pricey but we now regret not going on the boat trips.
Its hard to find any fault with Trisara to be honest as the standard were so high. They only negative (if you can even say that) is that you can’t swim in the sea immediately by the beach as its rocky but instead have to use the jetty and go a bit further out. Also on the last couple of nights my wife was attacked by mozzies in the restaurant and reacted badly to the bites, perhaps they could do a bit more in the way of prevention and get rid of any stagnant water and use mosquito repellent in the restaurant areas. They do provide citronella spray so my tip is to spray yourself all the time because the one time we didn’t the mozzies were there waiting!
Anyway, we had lots of fun at Trisara and can't wait to go back into Trisara Mode.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- South East Asia's most intimate and exclusive resort & spa. A sanctuary of privacy, space and simple good taste with supreme service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Trisara Phuket Hotel Thalang
- Trisara Hotel Nai Thon
- Trisara Nai Thon
- Trisara Phuket Thailand