We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 200 Phuket Town accommodations

The Happy Elephant Resort

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   88/17 Moo 7, T. Rawai, A. Muang, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Happy Elephant Resort to your Saves list
The Happy Elephant Resort
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexandra Y Moscow, Russia
  • Overview
  • Reviews (22)
  • Photos (47)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (4)
  • More
Write a Review

22 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have spent 2 months in the Happy Elephant resort and will recommend it to everyone. I like everything about the place. I changed two rooms and slept like a baby in both. And unlike other places I had no insects there except gecko. But I think most of all I was impressed by the management who is extremely nice,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Hi there, a quick review as Im leaving 'The Happy Elephant Resort'. My husband and my 9 year old daughter stayed here for 3 weeks in May/June 2014, and what a Fantastic choice, we made. Clean, well maintained, small bungalow's around the beautiful pool, so when we were inside, we could see our daughter, playing happily. Location, perfect, we hired... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Recently we have spent a week here in a pool side villa. The place is fantastic, very clean, spacious, nice swimming pool. Andrea, the owner and his family live on the premises and he is one of the most hospitable people we ever came accross in Thailand. He went out of his way to make our stay as great as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Limoges, France
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Well worth investigating for a relaxing stay. Large rooms and decent shower, lovely pool,(and although there seems insufficient loungers for the number of rooms, we never failed to have a choice!!) Go for the all inclusive breakfast (140 bht or free with some internet sites), .....stunning value, and faultless. The staff were a real bonus.......just lovely. 10 mins bike ride... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Palm Springs, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The Happy Elephant is the most peaceful, most relaxing, best run resort in my two months in Thailand. It is centrally (and ideally) located directly between Rawai Beach and Nai Harn beach. Both beaches are wonderful that they each have their own unique personalities. My room was big, airy, bright and clean. I slept every night with the window open... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I'm one week into my month here at The happy Elephant, and absolutely love it! I originally booked this for just myself, so was a wee bit worried it wouldn't be big enough when my sister in law moved in with me for a few days when I arrived-but that was not the case at all - plenty of room... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Firstly, its nowhere near Phuket town so I don't know why its listed as such. Kitchenette consists of 2 hot rings and a microwave and a huge fridge and you have to pay for electric and that costs about 10USD per week if you run the AC a bit. The pool is long enough to do laps in and plenty... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Southampton, UK
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I stayed here while training Muay Thai on the same road, 2 mins away. Value for money is excellent. Very nice rooms, clean and comfortable with a balcony, wifi and cable tv. It can be a little noisy at night as everyone parks there scooters outside the rooms. Earplugs will sort this out though! It is a small hotel so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Southampton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed at the Happy Elephant in November last year. The staff were really friendly and helped with our onward travel arrangements. The room was nice and clean. It is a bit far from the beach but the pool is a nice alternative in the heat. We met some really nice people whilst staying here. Would definitely stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Surbiton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I stayed here while i was training at Rawai Muay Thai for about a month. It is very convenient for the gym - has a lovely little restaurant opposite, and a great pool. It is small enough that even when it is full, it is not too busy. The people were really friendly, and the rooms really clean and perfect... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Happy Elephant Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Happy Elephant Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Happy Elephant Resort

Address: 88/17 Moo 7, T. Rawai, A. Muang, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Happy Elephant Resort 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelBookers, BookingOdigeoWL and Agoda so you can book your The Happy Elephant Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Happy Elephant Resort Phuket/Phuket Town

47 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (11)
Dining (1)
Pool/beach area (3)
Hotel & grounds (2)
View from room (2)
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (37)
Hotel & grounds (8)
Other (29)


Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The resort is located between Nai-Harn Beach and Rawai Beach. Swimming pool close to villa pool side. It is a nice place and quiet. So absolutely private. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer