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Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   6/113 Moo.6 | Nakalay Beach, Kamala, Phuket 83150, Thailand
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Ranked #21 of 28 hotels in Kamala
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are currently staying at this resort. There isn't access to the beach, but we are not beach lovers so this isn't a concern for us. The traffic can be noisy as it is a busy road, but we are located above the pool (3rd floor) and at night do not hear the traffic at all. Sleep very peacefully. The... More

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AbsoluteNakalay, Front Office Manager at Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort, responded to this review

Sounds like you stayed at the perfect place just the right amount of relaxation which we all need from time to time and easy access to the hustle and bustle of town. I'm very pleased to hear that you were well looked after during your stay and we hope you can visit one of island resorts next time you think... More

Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we previously have had bad experiences with Absolute (we are members of this horrid time-sharing program), my opinion was biased from the start and the reception staff didn't help. The room was modern and very clean, though. We loved the sound/dvd system and a lot of good English & Russian TV channels. Do not take rooms close to the... More

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AbsoluteNakalay, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort, responded to this review

Apologies for the few glitches in your holiday. I can now inform you that the restaurant and bar at Absolute Nakalay Resort will open daily for guests at 8.00 am and close in the evening at 8.00pm (20.00 hrs) with effect from March 1, 2014. There will also be a limited snack menu available in the bar throughout these hours,... More

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

There seems to be some PR clean up work going on to emphasize that this is not, in fact, a beach resort. Even though the sign says it is, the staff all emphasized that the nearest beach is off limits (as it is property of the neighboring resort) and that the shuttles could take us to beaches nearby. In all,... More

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AbsoluteNakalay, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for a very thorough and interesting review. Your comments regarding the technical issues have very much been noted and we do need to keep abreast of all our customers requirements in this area especially as it is constantly changing. You are indeed correct we are trying to re-brand our resort as a Boutique rather than a Beach resort... More

Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed here for 7 nights and were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff and lovely rooms. Downside though is a very busy road(noisy) and why it is called a beach resort, not a beach resort! Very clean though. The hotel bus can really do its last pick up from Patong a lot later than 21h00. Patong only... More

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AbsoluteNakalay, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we do take the point about the name as that is misleading. As for the shuttle bus we have looked at extending the picks ups and tweaking the timetable but as yet you are correct in identifying the last free bus option. We hope you had a relaxing stay overall and look forward to... More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Absolute market the Nakalay as a 4 star Beach Resort Hotel. This misrepresents the reality which is essentially serviced apartments isolated from the beach and with minimal facilities. A limited menu is offered by the pool kiosk (the only on site restaurant option) and is open only between 9.00 am and 4.30 pm. Whilst the studio room we had was... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stayed for 7 days and on arrival were greeted in the air conditioned reception area with a welcome drink and some friendly, beautiful smiles! We had the studio on the 2 floor and it was garden facing. The room was spacious and nothing like you would expect a "studio" would be. We made full use of the shuttle service... More

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AbsoluteNakalay, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your comments. It sounds like you made the best use of the location and how and when to get where you wanted. Hopefully you can come back and see us again on your next trip to Phuket. More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

The room (2 bedroom unit) was excellent and cleaned every day to a high standard. The staff were very friendly and helpful The draw back is the hotels location, you had to rely upon the shuttle bus service. Also the restaurant needs to improve its menus and opening times

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AbsoluteNakalay, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments I'm glad the service was up to the standards you expect. Unfortunately the location is in a quieter area of Phuket but the shuttle bus can be used to get into town should you so desire. Currently the restaurant has restricted opening hours. We do of course have resorts in the heart of Phuket in which... More

Patong, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Stayed in a lovely ground floor corner apartment with quick, easy access to the swimming pool. Can see the sea and hear the waves. The apartment was quite luxurious with lovely curved bedroom windows. Ideal for a nice quiet romantic get away but at the same time free a free shuttle service to Patong and Kamala beaches is provided by... More

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AbsoluteNakalay, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the peaceful location and the luxurious stylish rooms available at our resort. Hopefully we can welcome you back again very soon. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

No beach access. No restaurant. Rock hard bed. total isolation. Surely management have an obligation to make guests aware of these things before they arrive. We arrived mid evening with no provisions to be told restaurant closed at 5pm. Rose at 7am for breakfast to be told restaurant did not open until9am. great timing as that was when the shuttle... More

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AbsoluteNakalay, Front Office Manager at Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The location of the resort is advertised as being between two beaches. Via the free shuttle bus (times as displayed) it's a 10min ride to Kamala Beach, or a 15 min ride to Surin Beach. Mattress toppers (to make it softer) are available upon request. The mattresses are designated medium, but for some guests this... More

Carnarvon, Australia Avandale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Nakalay is an ideal quiet resort if you just want to relax. There are no shops nearby and beach access is not allowed though you can see the ocean and hear it a s it is only a couple of hundred meters away. There is a tiny restaurant with limited menu..though the foods is tasty there is also a small... More

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AbsoluteNakalay, Public Relations Manager at Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort, responded to this review

I'm glad that you had a very relaxing time during your stay, it was very much our intention to find a peaceful location where you can just wind down in what can be a very busy and bustling island. I'm also very happy to learn that the service you received was very well received as this is key to the... More

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Additional Information about Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort

Also Known As:
Absolute Nakalay Beach Hotel
Absolute Nakalay Beach Hotel Kathu
Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort Kamala, Phuket
Address: 6/113 Moo.6 | Nakalay Beach, Kamala, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kamala
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Kamala
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kamala
#13 Luxury Hotel in Kamala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort 4*
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