"Very Relaxing Resort"
01/23/15 MadMax7676 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Stayed for 2 nights here after we decided to move from Patong to somewhere a little more quiet. Was recommended to us by the staff at the sister resort Absolute Sea Pearl. Spent all day relaxing by the pool and it was just what we needed peaceful and tranquil. Staff where attentive and the thai food by the pool was nice. Recommend.
"Modern, clean and peaceful"
01/21/15 188anita Melbourne, Australia
Nakalay is a very quiet, modern and clean, small resort. Perfect for relaxing. The resort offers a shuttle service if you can organise yourself around this, otherwise the security guard is happy to flag down a tuk tuk on busy road. The restaurant/pool bar is very limited with their choices and we found them to have run out of products during the busy Xmas period. The beds were extremely hard, but when we mentioned to staff they placed underlays on top mattress, which helped. We were fortunate to stay in the penthouse which was absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately we didn't get to use our rooftop spa or lap pool very often as we spent most of our time in Patong.
"Lovely, Quiet and spotlessly clean !"
01/07/15 Gayle C Dalyston, Vic
Absolute have done a lovely job on this resort with beautifully appointed ultra modern decor and facilities. The full kitchen is a bonus as the restaurant has limited menu and hours and Patong is a 15 min shuttle bus trip away. The pool was clean and relaxing without being crowded. - There are however a couple of restaurant / bars on the way to Patong beach on the cliff overlooking the bay which are quite cheap, have very good food and amazing views of the sunset. The staff are very accommodating and friendly; the drivers in particular are very helpful, polite and respectful. "Ta" at the pool bar is a great asset to the company as are the housekeepers who do a fantastic job every day with probably little recognition - we always tip these unseen hardworking ladies. Will certainly return and maybe try Absolute Bangla Suites next time with it's roof top restaurant and pool !
"Absolutely not recommended"
Nakalay not ideal situated. Next to noisy road. Very hard bed. TV and safe did not work in apartment. Softer bed option was availible according to reception, only after we complained, as it was not offered to us during check in as well. Shutlle service fell well short of the demand and you cannot be guaranteed a seat on thea next pickup. We saw bunches of guests left behind at Twin Sands. 1 night stayed of the 7 booked.
"Peaceful, quite friendly staff member"
11/20/14 Chisha M
We stayed here for a week, wasn't happy with our room but the quickly changed us ASAP. It's quite and peaceful away from the town centre however there's a shuttle bus that takes you into town. Rooms are cleaned everyday, the have a good take out services as we'll if you need one. It's a good place/ location if you want a quiet area. Yes there's no beach but you are only a few minutes away from the beach. Definitely worth staying in cause most of the day you are out and about. If you want a perfect beach heard to simi land, it's a days trip a bus picks you from 6:30 then on a speed boat to different islands. Worth the trip, the food in the local town is good, there's a restaurant called number 6, the are cheap and cook excellent food for a good price. Don't go in the shopping mall the are too expensive.
11/11/14 JohnFHKG Hong Kong,
Hotel in middle of nowhere, with inconvenient shuttle bus times and the tuk tuk mafia prices if you can't use the shuttle. No beach access at all as surrounding landowners have blocked it off. Restaurant choice of meals was 6 different paninis or 3 salads (not what I go to Thailand for) and last orders at 7:30pm. Breakfast choice was even more limited. Swimming pool very small and no hotel grounds to speak of. No outside restaurants within reasonable walking time and main road busy and dark at night. However, rooms are good, well equipped and clean and the staff are friendly and helpful.
08/19/14 Pete1110 Sydney, Australia
Loved this place. The fact that we were upgraded to the Penthouse suite might have influenced how much I enjoyed my stay. ( worthwhile being a member of Classic Escapes) Close to the main action of Patong beach but situated in the quieter suburb Kamala. Perfect for a relaxing time while still enjoying the benefits of the busy shopping and night life area of Patong.
"No Beach Resort"
08/09/14 Oybek K Almaty, Kazakhstan
There are no beaches in the walking distance, shuttle bus can take you to the nearest beaches of Kamala and Surin but with odd timing, mostly we had to go or return by tuk tuk. More frequent shuttle service to Patong. Swimming pool was green then we arrived and even then it was cleaned there is too much chloride in the pool. Staff can only be friendly if bribed by tips otherwise are not attentive. Do not rely on dining at resort food is not good and expensive, we always had two other options - cooking in the apartment or eating outside resort. I agree with the rest of reviews in terms of cleanliness and comfort of apartments. It was really peaceful and quite at all times on seaside. I will miss the sound of the sea and wild bushes next door.
"Great Place, but the name needs updating."
08/05/14 EllaG123 Perth, Australia
What a great place! About a 10 minute or so tuk tuk or shuttle into Patong. Far enough away to be out of the hussle and bussle of town, and was actually really nice to be able to go in and get amongst it, and then have somewhere to retreat back to. No beach access at all, but a great pool with loungers which I thought was better as the sea was really rough. No beach access was made up for by the wee Bamboo Shack at the top of the hill, literally 2 minutes walk from the hotel. This place had spectacular views, perched on the edge of the cliffs and was really unpretentious and relaxed. Spent a lot of time there. Definitely worth a visit! The room was amazing, and well house kept, however the beds were extremely firm, and after a long active day and a deep sleep, you found tender places (not due to age.) There is a very busy road next to it, but you couldn't hear the road over the air con anyway, so wasn't an issue. Very polite staff, awful coffee, great food, drinks and everyone was so accommodating. It's about 700-900 THB for a taxi to the hotel from the airport, about a 40 minute drive. All and all a great place to stay.
"Somewhat misnamed but very pleasant resort"
07/20/14 Kaye C Auckland, New Zealand
There is no direct beach access at this resort so that might be an issue for some people - it suited me to be beside the pool with the sound of the sea close by! The hotel was a very pleasant place to stay. The shuttle service is good, although being in a group of 6 we often just went into Patong by tuk tuk (300 baht is the right price). There's a great unpretentious little bar at the top of the hill towards Patong, with a fabulous view of the bay. The beds were a bit too firm for my liking (several other guests commented on this also). The coffee was pretty awful too, but other food was good.
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