"Hotel was ok"
Hotel was okGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Better Value is Available"
This hotel should be rated as 3 stars. It caters to organized tours. If you are not part of a tour group or don't sign up for one of their local tours you are ignored and put at the bottom of the list. For instance, one of our part scheduled the hotel van for 1830 the day before to take her to an event. Next day, the timing for the van was confirmed. […] The van didn't show at 1830. At 1900 she had to walk to another resort to find a taxi and was 45 minutes late. After a few days we didn't bother asking the hotel for anything except to check that they had give us soap, shampoo and other consumables. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Basic, but for a good price"
The biggest issue was checking in because the only person working that night didn't speak a word of English. The room was basic but okay for the price. It is quite expensive to get here by taxi and to go anywhere from the resort.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Unfinished hotel with poor service and bad food."
Throughout our two weeks in Phuket we never had a bad meal - until we stayed here. (This includes street food, food stalls, and restaurants.) The resort ran out of money before it finished construction, so there is rubble around, open and unmarked holes with wires in them by the pool, and the staff burn trash and construction materials during the day […] in the middle of the resort. (Big fire, near propane tanks, lots of smoke and obviously, bad smelling.) We passed on the included breakfast, because lunch was horrible and the buffet looked bad. The rooms are water damaged and worn with stains and mold. The staff do not speak English and outright lied to us when we expressed our dissatisfaction and inquired about getting out of our reservation. We were expecting a resort similar to the Renaissance, because we paid more to stay there earlier in our trip. This resort is comparable to a US Motel 8, so if you pay those rates, meh. Still better to stay and the beach huts next door. This place is a loser and I would not recommend it to anyone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"If you love flies, this hotel is for you!"
This hotel was disappointing. The rooms are big, but not that clean. (Didn't look like the pictures-perhaps we just got a bad one). There are only 9 channels of television, and only one is in English. The main issue with the hotel is the flies!! They were everywhere. In the room, by the pool, in the restaurant. We had to go to a property next door to […] have dinner to escape. The staff was friendly enough, and they try hard, but the service quality wasn't that great. And it is very remote, which is good is you plan to stay at the resort the whole time but not so great if you want to see the main Phuket attractions. It isn't the worst hotel I have ever stayed at, but I wouldn't stay there again or recommend it to my friends. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"lækkert, men manglende engelsk kundskaber"
Lækkert hotel, pool, strand. Morgenmad i den lave ende af skalaen. Personale generelt dårlige til engelsk, men meget hjælpsomme.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beware - hotel charged my card when they should not have and did not refund even though I cancelled before deadline"
07/24/14 TravellingTeacher Sacramento, CA
I made a booking on booking.com for this hotel in May 2014, which, according to the hotel policy, was cancelable until July 2014. The hotel not only charged me shortly after I made the booking in May, which they were not supposed to do, but when I cancelled in June they did not refund my money. So far, they are not responding to Booking.com's inquiries. (Why they were able to charge me is another concern I have with booking.com) Don't book with D Varee Mai Khao Beach unless you know for sure you want to pay them!
"Big swimming pool on beach and friendly staff"
07/23/14 Isabelle T Bangkok, Thailand
This was my first stay in Mai khao beach with family. Hotel is far from airport only 15 minute by car. Here staff is friendly and helpful. In room is clean & big with separate shower from bathtub in bathroom. There are 3 swimming pools and i like the big one that on beach. This is very private beach , I and my family like this hotel over all is good.
"Lovely staff but the rooms are a bit shabby"
07/22/14 talltaff Singapore, Singapore
This was a bit of a strange hotel because it fills up with coach loads of Chinese tourists at 9pm each night who all leave before 9am the next morning. So my experience was that the hotel was very noisy for a few hours at night but completely dead in the daytime. I had the enormous pool to myself for the 2 days I stayed there which was great, if a bit strange. The first night I had a room on a higher floor but there was a lot of mildew and by the next morning I was feeling very unwell from the smell. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful and they offered to move me to another room which was better ventilated and maintained. Both rooms are showing their age and are looking a bit shabby – badly scratched floor boards, dents in the furniture and everything needs a good lick of paint. The housekeeping in the first room was also shoddy with a lot hair in the bathroom (including stuck to the door handle – yuck!) and even a tour sticker on the door from a previous guest. The second room had pool access which was convenient but it had less light than the higher floor room. There was a fridge in the rooms but no minibar, however, reception has a 24hr snack shop at relatively reasonable prices which you can stock up on. The TV only had one English channel (Channelnews Asia) and the picture was quite poor. The internet signal was quite weak and frequently dropped out. The spa is closed down but there is one next door at the Holiday Inn as well as cheap local massage on the beach. Only one restaurant (at the lobby) was open for meals outside breakfast and the food was good if a little expensive. There are a couple of local restaurants that are cheaper a 5 minute walk down the road past the Holiday Inn. It also only took 30 mins to walk up the beach to some of the bigger resorts at Mai Khao.
"Nice beach front hotel and Lovely staff"
07/10/14 PreedaThailand Thailand
I spend 2 nights stay at D Varee Mai Khao Beach. The room is very nice especially bathroom (very big). The room is clean and comfortable to stay. Pool is perfect and clean. The beach of hotel is very beautiful and private, I love this hotel and will come back for sure.
"In the middle of nowhere"
07/09/14 Bonzo-Vacanta Bruxelles
We spend 1 night in this hotel just as a buffer between a sailing trip and the flight back home The hotel is so far from anything it really do not worth , you do not have anything near by not even a resto or something. If you want to join Patong you will have for an hour ride... Rooms are ok but nothing more Beach is to wild on my taste The only nice thing I found in this hotel is the fact that some rooms have direct access to the pool, from the balcony you can direct step into a pool - nice Final advise you have a huge choice of hotels in Phuket so avoid this one except if you are looking for a exclusion experience ....
05/28/14 Thessa K
It was our last place to stay after a two week trip backpacking trough thailand. So this was paradise to us. Only down side. Its in the middle of no where..the beach was a pearl. Nice sandy beach. Blue water cristal clear. And no one around. As we were in the beginning of low season. Restaurant was ok. Rooms ok. Swimmingpool ok. Wich i jumped in first thing we moved in our room. The whole resort was as we expected. Just perfect.
"Lovely Beachfront Resort"
05/24/14 deardaniel Bangkok, Thailand
Nice and lovely beachfront resort near Phuket Airport. D Varee's staff is friendly and efficient. Rooms are specious. Breakfast is adequate. Pools are clean. Beach is very beautiful. If you are looking for simple BED+BREAKFAST+BEACH, D Varee Mai Khao is an ideal place for you!!!
03/23/14 marjbrian Sydney
I was in fear of coming here after reading the reviews but I'm very happily surprised. We found the hotel to be very acceptable overall. It is a super quiet location, you need a scooter or taxi to get most places but if you just want a relaxing (do very little) holiday at reasonable price, this may be for you. The staff at front desk are helpful and very friendly. The breakfast doesn't offer enough variety of anything and doesn't vary from day to day. The rooms are excellent size and quality although our room has a very noisy air-conditioner. The place has 2 huge swimming pools and is right on the Mai Khao beach which looks great, very clean. As we visited friends every day at another hotel, we didn't dine or swim at the hotel so cannot rate these.
03/16/14 AndreLock1 Singapore, Singapore
Such a nice location in a less crowded part of Phuket. The hotel is nice but there is total lack of service. Did not have aircon for 3 days. Despite several complaints nothing changed. That is if i could find an english speaking person at all. Food not very exciting and hotel seems to target mainly on Russian clients. True it is inexpensive but it such a shame that the place is not run well.
"Not worth it"
01/05/14 xdzgor Copenhagen, Denmark
This hotel is a 20 minute drive from Phuket airport - not 10 minutes as it states in their advertisement. (Actually the hotel staff told us it was 30 minutes, but we drove at 6:30 am, so the roads were empty). There is no free transfer between airport and hotel. Taxi costs 600 baht. Minivan 800 baht. A little expensive compared to other Thai prices. The rooms we had booked months in advance were not available when we checked in. So we were "upgraded" to better rooms. They were not next door to each other however, and the correct bed arrangements had not been made. The safes in the room were not big enough to take an iPad. Restaurant did not have all the courses on their menu. There are 3 pools (maybe more). They are ok. Beach is very steep - wouldn't swim here, especially not with kids. This area of the country is quite boring and relatively remote. There are much more attractive places in Thailand.
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