very nice hotel and friendly personnelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Breathe taking, great experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Luxury family holiday"
Fantastic 5 star hotel with luxury villas and apartments. Perfectly suited to those who enjoy holidaying with their kids without sacrificing on luxury accommodation. Situated away from the madding crowds on Phukets longest beach is this stylish hotel. Just 15 min from the airport. Convenient transfer to all attractions and activities, and the most comfortable […] accommodation. Beautiful setting. Good restaurants. Many well kept amenities. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A romantic get away.."
Everything about our stay was perfect except for one issue. The hotel owns all the stores and shops in the area. The food prices and gift prices are are fixed and VERY high. Example: A hamburger sells for $14.00. Other than feeling ripped off in this area our stay was perfect. The beach is a 10 minute walk from the property and is very private and […] scenic. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel has super potential, however it is still under construction, !!! Construction workers everywhere, dining room not yet built, pool completed on the day we left. Maybe by summer 2013 it will be ready and very high classGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Anantara Vacation Club Phuket Mai Khao Dear Cat Thank you for taking the time to write . Iam glad to advise that all facilities were completed in June and we are now full speed ahead! We look forward to seeing you here again soon. Take care Lyndon
We had a two bedroom poolside apartment but had not expected our own private pool. The apartment was very nicely furnished with two en-suite bathrooms, three TVs with DVD players and a well equipped kitchen with washing machine and drier. The grounds are beautifully laid out and the beach is just ten minutes walk through the complex. There are gift […] shops,coffee shops and a bar across the street and a supermarket five minutes drive away. I would recommend renting a car as it is not near to a town. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not sure if I'd stay again"
I stayed in a 2BR pool villa recently. When I booked on this site, I was not aware/informed that the property was in soft launch stage. Construction was half done. Also, correspondence with the hotel staff suggested we'd be having breakfast at JW Mariott as the restaurant is not built yet. However, the counter staff vehemently denies this despite email […] proof and was arguing with me over semantics. Breakfast was served at Bill Bentley, which is rather horrid if this was truly a 5 star property. Despite being new, light fixtures were not working. The side table was broken. In all, don't stay here until they've sorted themselves out. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Anantara Vacation Club Phuket Mai Khao Dear Alvin Thank you for your comments and I am glad to announce that Anantara Vacation Club is now 100% complete including our restaurant 'Chaam'. Our wood-fired pizza sala 'Crust' is also operational so now there is not need to utilise our neighbours for a dining venue. I do hope you choose to stay with us again as I look forward to offering you an unforgettable dining experience. Thank you Lyndon Ellis General Manager
"High-end location.....remote spot away from crowds"
Anantara offered a very high end stay in Thalang which is about the only quite beach in Phuket. The facilities are top notch, especially with access to the Anantara hotel directly across the street which offered many restaurants and a fabulous beachside pool and patio. It is very remote here though which we found a blessing compared to the rest of Thailand […] which is very busy and very crowded. The Marriot next door also offers many services as well. The only caution we make is that the complex is still under construction so at times it was a bit noisy, but given the beach and pools you won't hardly be in your room anyways. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Sitting on the balcony enjoying the sea breeze is really wonderful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"near beach, nice staff"
near beach, nice staff, many activities scheduled for guestsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Contesto lussuoso a due passi dal mare"
Ambienti molto spaziosi e lussuosi (consiglio la suite con piscina) Personale sempre disponibile e molto cordialeGenuine Expedia guest review
У меня уникальный случай, потратил 140.000 рублей но не смог попасть в страну так как сказали что нужна виза и про это узнал на месте в Тайланде)) Так что в отеле я не был, бронь сгорела, купил обратный билет, вернулся домой ) Деньги ушли на авиа билеты ) Вот такой вот отдых )Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastisk dejligt sted."
Stedet overgår beskrivelsen på hjemmesiden. Der er noget for alle aldersgrupper og perfekt til familier med større børn. Vi havde 2 drenge med på 14 og 16 år, og de kedede sig ikke. Meget afslappende og roligt hotel, uden at være kedeligt. Lækker pool, god strand og fantastisk mad. Kæmpe ros til hotel personalet, som var meget servicemindede. Især […] tak til pool bartenderen Nice, som var behjælpelig med diverse anbefalinger af udflugter og oplevelser i området. (ATV, elefant ridning, bådtur o.s.v.) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
周りにはビーチ、大型ホテルなどあり滞在に あっては、何の不便もありません。 バケーションクラブの説明会は、いつまで 続くのでしょうか？Genuine Expedia guest review
酒店品质很好，饮食也特别喜欢，就是酒店有点偏远，海滩不能玩，只能看。。因为回头浪实在是太大了，酒店泳池好！Genuine Hotels.com guest review
睡床很舒適，服務員態度很好，早餐多元化, 很近沙灘Genuine Hotels.com guest review
それなりの値段はするが、それにみあったものは部屋だけ。朝食はしょぼいし、スタッフも笑顔だけでサービスはとろい。また、敷地内でも平気にホテルの会員の勧誘をしつこくしていて、リゾート気分がだいなし。Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good Place and Good Service"
09/01/14 KotiSiu Hong Kong Region, China
Bedroom is clean and comfortable, the stafff are nice and helpful. The hotel is near Turtle Market and the beach. The beach has several small shops for eat. I have booked at promotion price and.worth for it.
"An Express version of Anantara"
the room is spacious and well designed, it has everything you need to escape in a quiet beautiful resort and yet feel like in your own home. The lightning in room are romantic. The bed are extremely comfortable. Most of the staff are polite and friendly,the fitness trainer is great and made my day. Breakfast have limited choice and quite a few flies stop at the food. The club is new so some part still under construction. The opposite Anantara resort and spa is big and beautiful. As we've bought the trial membership of Anantara Vacation Club, A staff called me few days before our holiday to ask me if we required any assistants and offered to arrange late checkout for us since our flight is at mid night. As their member, we do have some vip privilege such as late check out at 3pm if room available. on the 2nd day during our stay, the sales staff that trying to sell us their long term membership also offered help us to arrange a shower room prior to our leaving as it's raining everyday in Phuket. We didn't purchase their membership immediately on that day but we're quite happy with such caring service rendered and we're seriously considering to purchase it next day. Nobody ever call us again but we believe everything has been arranged well already. However we received the call from Front desk until 11am++ on our leaving day that our room is assigned to the new guest so we must leave on 12pm. Since we all the time thought the late check out been arranged so not prepared to it at all. The guest service told us they will check for us, then about 12:40 they called us again said we have to leave at 1pm. What a irresponsible manner, We don't mind check out at normal time but since 2 club staff said will arrange it for us previously, at least informing us the situation and let us plan it earlier on a heavy raining afternoon, not just like nothing happened and forget it at all. Anyway we're disappointed to have this experience to end my happy holiday. This is still a good resort overall but lack of service oriented and the club owner feeling. Glad that we not commit the long term membership yet.
08/18/14 Glenda L Hong Kong, China
My husband booked this resort for the family: 2 adults and 2 kids (teens) for our annual vacation. I had hired a car to drive around Phuket. (So easy to get around in a car in Phuket)Anyway arrived at Anantara in the afternoon and the service was friendly and accommodating. We stayed in an apartment on 2nd Floor. The living space was spacious and the good thing was that it had a washer and dryer. Drying the clothes on the balcony was never dry at all, no sun in that direction but I used the washer and dryer and it made a huge difference. We stayed at this resort for 4D/3N. The staff and service was good and friendly and the staff made you feel welcome. This resort does not front a beach so we went through JW Marriott resort which was down the road to get access to the beach. This area of accommodation was a bit isolated from the beach and surf but anyway we enjoyed our stay there.
"Great for a relaxing, quiet, peaceful short vacation"
08/13/14 Jean_Chuayp Singapore, Singapore
I was there for 4D3N and was at villa 716. The villa was near the children playground, gym and bicycle rental which they are all together and also the public pool area. It a very nice resort if you would just like to chill and relax in your villa or room. You could rent their bicycle and cycle to the beach nearby, they provide a decent Trek mountain bike, they do have normal bicycles with toddler seat and kids bicycle as well. We love their kitchen, it's fully equipped with all cooking utensils and bowls n plates. They had a microwave, washing machine, dryer all by Electrolux which I'm using the same at home. As the food is kinda pricy, you could consider buying some groceries in town if u happen to b there and u could cook some simple dishes back in your villa. Our villa heated was spoiled for the first 2 days but the duty manager make a very fast service recovery by allowing us to extend our stay in the villa for 1 more night when they try to fix the heater problem (we supposed to stay 2 nights on a villa and 1 night on the apartment suite). They provide great services and staff was all very friendly. Everything was great except for the location. It take us about 1 hour to get to Patong beach which cost appx 1000 baht by taxi (1 way) and 1 and a half hour to big buddha which cost about appx 2400 baht (2 way). I would not recommend this place if you would like to play sea water activities, drinking at a stretch of bars, shopping and with many peoples around. This vacation club is more private, lesser people,more relaxing, quiet place. It's good if you would just like to spend time bonding with your family/friends as it's a quiet and peaceful environment.
08/12/14 Susanne H Whyalla, Australia
My husband and i spent a week here and it was excellant. Staff were very, very nice, friendly and polite. General manager Jonathan went out of his way to help, very friendly man, he greeted us whenever we saw him and even arranged for packaging for art work we bought in a gallery that was not wrapped correctly for travelling. rooms were nice, pool in our villa was a little difficult for a short person to get in and out of needs a couple of steps. Overall visit was great, location ia also very good. no complaints about our stay,would we go back, yes to this place, very relaxed when we left.
08/10/14 Stinking Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The pool is nice but there's no beach front. Have to walk long way to the beach. Food is expensive in all the outlets. Apartment that we stayed in on the third floor has leak from upper floor and my grandson fell as it was slippery. The apartment not service even though it is late afternoon.
"Small but relaxing, and excellent service"
08/06/14 Warren N Hong Kong, China
Stayed 4 nights in this resort over the last weekend. This stay is a pleasant one. My family enjoyed this vacation a lot. I got tips from previous review which has made my stay a better one so I would also like to share my comments. The Good Things - the service is excellent, wherever you go the staff will smile and greet you, all the staff at the resturant and reception are helpful and polite. Tobtab at the front desk is particularly helpful, I do feel that he is the type of staff that really cares whether you enjoy the stay or not. Lek in Chaam is also good. It is not easy to maintain such a high standard team. Well done. - we stayed in a two bedroom suite, it is spacious and well equiped, my wife loves the balcony, she prefers to make herself a light breakfast and enjoy that in the balcony rather than going to the resturant for the breakfast buffet. - the swimming pool is beautiful and never get crowded (but since they are building more villas, it may change in the future) - May be because it is a relatively small resort, it is never crowded, it is always quiet and relaxing. - DVD are available, so we enjoyed a few movie nights in the room after dinner, the AV system in the room is good. The Not So Good - the wifi in the room is weak and need to re-login from time to time - they are still expanding the resort so some of the rooms are facing a construction site, and the workers are working overtime. Thanks to previous review, we asked for a room that is far away from the construction site and eventually we got a room (RM601) facing the swimming pool. So the room tips is to ask for a room that facing the swimming pool if you are not staying in a pool villa. The construction work will be completed in early 2015 as I am told. - The resort is in the North of Phuket Island. It took us an hour to Patong beach and also an hour for the boat to Phi Phi. If you plan to spend at least half of the time in the resort, it is the place for you. But if you plan to go out most of the time, you will find the location too far away from other main attractions. The resort is not as grand as other large resorts, but it got its own style. For instance, on one of the days there was a sign at the resturant - 'The boss has dayoff today, all food 40% off'. They delight you in a subtle way.
"Very cool and wonderful place to stay and relax "
08/06/14 Alshamsi89 Dubai
The pool was great a clean also the room, the break fast was so good , overall if i visited Phuket again i would select Anatara :) المكان كان روعه وخصوصيه والفطور ولا احلى والمنطقه حلوه وفي مطاعم وسوبرماركت قريب من الفندق انصح للي بيروح بوكيت يسكن في هذا المكان
"Nice rooms and villas, could use some facilities enhancement"
08/03/14 Regi S Singapore, Singapore
We were invited for the Vacation Club preview and were given 4D3N stay at the one bedroom apartment. To begin with, the location is far off from many things. If you're in for a relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle, this is the ideal place. It's got enough activities in the resort to keep you occupied if you really need to, such as yoga classes. Kids would like this place too as there are also activities catered for them. (Tips) If you really need to get out or go sight-seeing etc, I recommend getting the "local taxi" which you can find just outside the hotel- they have a booth at the right-side corner of the hotel. Some may find it more expensive compared to the taxi in town, but the benefits are obvious: safety- these guys are registered and easily traceable to its organization, and the hotel people seemed to know them too; comfort- unlike some tour group or taxi which could bring you to souvenir shops / unnecessary detours, they don't (ours didn't, at least); convenience- the driver would wait for you wherever you go, to us this was definitely a plus! Price? we went out to Phuket town, Tiger Kingdom, Big Buddha, local weekend market, massage, etc, for THB 2200. Our room was clean and spacious. It had all the things we needed: a big comfortable bed, big bathtub for two, laundry and kitchen appliances. The balcony was spacious with a day bed, very good for evening and sunset. Food was good too. Breakfast was buffet style with good variety (try the Banana Bread!), and they have BBQ seafood/ wood fired pizza for dinner. There is also a shopping area with a few food choices, a mini mart, and a pub just a stone's throw away from the hotel. It's called Turtle Village. If you like authentic local food, there is always the food delivery option. We went for the vacation club preview and saw the pool villa. Fantastic! Very spacious,tastefully appointed, and the highlight is that you can open the sliding glass door from your bedroom and jump straight into the pool. Service was very good too. Staff generally greeted guests with a smile and were helpful. HOWEVER... There were some negative points we noticed in our apartment. First, the apartment area was not very well lit. It was probably done intentionally to set the mood, but it doesn't feel very nice especially around the corners. Maintenance wise, the facilities have started to show signs of age (if I am correct this is only 4 years old). The latch in our room was broken, the towels and bed sheets were stained, etc. They are building more villas, and this is good as the club members will likely only increase. But I do hope more attention is given the existing properties.
"Pool villa exceeded all expectations"
07/31/14 Philip R Hawker, Australia
Just completed a fabulous week in a one bedroom pool villa as part of the voyager membership. Third time in Mai Khao for a week and this one was way beyond what we were anticipating. The villa is huge with a great pool, excellent bathroom and kitchen facilities, and just a short walk from the beach and turtle village shopping. Ok, it isn't Patong but you can get there on a hotel shuttle, and for a relaxing week in really comfortable surroundings it does not come much better than this. The villa is big enough to live in. The restaurants around here are good, with the new noodle and Thai express restaurants just added to turtle village improving the choice. Off season the beaches are not for swimming, but the pools are great and make up for it in my opinion. AVC staff very professional and the membership sales presentation was not a chore like others can be. Benjamin kept us informed and amused, and was really helpful. Rest of resort staff very attentive, and even the main restaurant at breakfast was still well catered and reasonable. Loved the gym, bikes, food and pool. For a peaceful holiday with privacy this is recommended. If you want a better beach, and all the noise and nightlife then go elsewhere but the accommodation surely won't match the quality of the Anantara Vacation Club. The noise from next door construction did not worry us at all and it will be over by next high season if not before then. As good a place I have ever had the pleasure of staying in and will be back every year for sure.
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