The hotel was further from the airport than expected, about a 20 minute ride (It said ~3mi). It was clean and beautiful. The hotel staff was very accomodating. We were greeted with a welcome drink and the staff brought us and our baggage to our room with a golf cart, since the grounds are pretty expansive. We had a bit of a hard time locating the breakfast, […] but it was great once found. This resort has a huge pool and beach views. I wish we would have been able to stay longer. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
The location is far from town but near to airportGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One night relaxation"
The rooms were in poor condition, first room the lights didn't work, second room the wooden floor was coming coming apart and rotten in places. Room service didn't answer the phone and reception couldn't speak English.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Schönes ruhiges Hotel mit Luft nach oben"
Das Hotel wurde zwar gerade umgebaut, aber es wurde nicht gearbeitet. Somit war es ruhig und entspannend. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, auch ohne guter Englisch Kenntnisse. Das Hotelrestaurant war vorzüglich. Der Strand ist endlos lang und wunderschön, sollte aber irgendwann mal gereinigt und von stellenweise herumliegenden Müll […] berfreit werden. Auch die Lage zum Flughafen (20min mit Taxi) ist Top. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
วันหยุดพร้อมๆกันของครอบครัว เลือกที่นี่เพราะดูแล้วครบคุณลักษณะ แต่เป็นช่วงมรสุมเลยมิได้ลงทะเลกับลูกๆคะ และเจอคนจีนแยะ เสียงอาจรบกวนบ้างเพราะเป็นเด็กวิ่งเล่นพื้นเป็นไม้ไม่ค่อยเก็บเสียง สรัน้ะกว้างขวางมากกก ลูกๆชอบคะGenuine Expedia 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
01/06/15 Chevon M
Stayed here for one night whilst catching our connecting flight to Hong Kong! Hotel was beautiful, although out of the way it had amazing beach views, swim up rooms and a great service. Food was great, rooms very spacious and cleaned daily. We were really impressed for the price we paid, would return. As with anything, you will see positive and negative reviews based on others experiences - we couldn't fault this at all.
"A bit dated"
12/29/14 92ttz Skien, Norway
Nice beach and lovely pool. Rooms are a bit dated. Slow wifi, small selection of tv channels and no change in bfast the 3 times we had it. We went for dinner at the neighboring hotel 1 night and that can be recommended. Hotel seemed low on guests even in Peak season.
"Nice hotel, very quiet"
11/20/14 davidford88 Derby, United Kingdom
My girlfriend and I were here for one night before were flew back to bangkok. It was a stop off for us. The main reason i chose this hotel was because i had read it was close to the airport. Its about a 15/20min drive away. As we arrived the hotel looked nice. The staff were helpful but struggled to understand English. Our room wasnt ready on arrival so we had lunch whilst waiting (lunch and dinner menu is the same). When we arrived in the room we were very happy with it. It was big and spacious. Very modern and the swimming pool was on our doorstep. There was an impressive control pad that controlled everything in the room from the air conditioning to lights. The pool is nice and big. The best part of the hotel is the fact the beach is literally at the back of it. Beautiful beach. Nice and relaxing. One thing to note, im not sure if it was low season or what, but the hotel was virtually empty. For a big hotel i reckon i saw about 5 people in total. It was a ghost town. Didn't bother us though we liked the peace and quiet. The beach was also very quiet. The hotel is very isolated so would not reccomend staying here for more than a few days. Phuket town is an hour drive away and there is nothing close by. We enjoyed our stay though. I had read some bad reviews about this place but cant see what the problem was. Location is the only downfall. Would only use it as a stop off to airport. Hope this helps!
"No service standard & property is very tried"
11/12/14 Chamlong K Phuket,Thailand
We are two and arrived in difference time. My colleage check in early, there is no welcome drink served. Myself arrived in the evening and the welcome drink served at arrival. Take a dinner after my arrival, menu variety is very pool and expensive. I order salad and Spaghetti, waitress served me both dishes in the same time. During I eat salad, staff ask if I want to eat salad first. I say yes then she move my Spaghetti to the counter. After finish salad she return my Spaghetti. Unbelievable it become stone, dry and very cold. Terrible? In our room, it is rusty every the floor scatched ans look dirty. Decoration and furniture in the room is below international standard. The pool is very big but really dirty all day. It looks like has never be clean for a year. Breakfast is less variety. Staff is poor manner. Only lady at egg station is friendly and show care during my stay.
"Failed to pick us up at airport, moldy hotel!"
09/23/14 Virginiatraveler63 Rawai
The staff are kind, Chinese tour buses are rude, loud and annoying. The room stunk like mold, immediately you could smell it in elevator. Our ac broke, Internet sucked in room and turned off constantly. Power outage twice. Asked for toothpaste, knowing there was a market mins away. Told us to go to holiday inn to get, or 7-11 40 miles by foot. we were never picked up at airport, knowing I was coming in, I had paid online transfers, DO NOT REccommend, it's 3 times amount. Just take address of hotel and you'll pay less and no stress! The breakfast was good but every morning there were birds, it's understaffed rt now, pools are beautiful, but the one by the sea was gross and closed! Hear me, go somewhere else! This place is jacked up. Nice staff, sure they have no control! We are now staying in a place in Rawainfoe $24. Us dollars and it makes DVaree look like a hole. Nothing musty here! So if you are going for the closeness to airport, go to Holiday Inn express!
"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 ....
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