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New Dara Boutique Hotel & Residence

14/18, 14/21 Moo 4, Chaofa Road | Vichit, Muang, Wichit, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand (Formerly Dara Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights recently as we needed a Phuket-based hotel for a jungle experience nearby. We transferred straight from Phuket Airport at a cost of 500THB (taxi’s there will try to charge you double this so don’t accept a much higher price than this!). First impression of the hotel was average, the place is very nicely decorated in... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I must thank Dara Hotel for our wonderful experience in Phuket. We arrived earlier that requested for early check in, the front desk is very helpful though they don't speak fluent English. Room is spacious, and the Interior Design and efforts made to the lobby and room is just awesome. We are impressed too with the breakfast offered. Not exactly... More 

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Dublin
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful brand new hotel for 3 nights. It is lovely and spacious and totally modern,with a lovely pool. Located very close to a wonderful shopping area and lots of other amenities I highly recommend it. It is spotlessly clean and the wonderful friendly management and staff were so kind and helpful to... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had a late flight arriving into the Phuket airport and needed to catch the 8 am ferry to Ko Phi Phi, so we chose this hotel because we thought we would save a little money since we were only going to be in it to sleep for a few hours. We also chose this hotel because it claimed to... More 

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Phi Phi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The airport pick up was so dodgy. No communication and a random stop off in the middle of nowhere. Upon arrival the staff asked for my partners passport then tried to direct us to our room. When I asked for the passport back, they claim the "lost it" !! It had only been 3 minutes since handing it to them.... More 

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Krabi Province, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have stayed at the "old" Dara hotel several times due to convenience of Phuket Central and the kids' school. It has always been pleasant. The only issue we have ever had is poor internet connection. Last week we booked a room over the phone and when we arrived the hotel was closed for renovation and we were directed to... More 

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Info_DARA-HOTEL, Manager at New Dara Boutique Hotel & Residence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, please kindly accept sincere apology. To explain clearly for the situation after midnight of June 29,2014 there were few times sort period) of power surging (voltage spike) from Phuket Provincial Electrical Authority which effect hotel's 3 phases power system resulting automatic shut down in our system for massive failure protection as we are utilizing many... More 

Krakow, Poland
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We found a deal for a Junior Suite on booking.com and it was great value. We had it so last minute that it was at a price of the standard room almost, so the room was great - clean, modern. I have read the other comments and it is true that the lights are super dim - usually I don't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Small new 3 star standard basic hotel located at a junction. Nothing nearby save its within walking distance to Central Festival Mall. Hotel provides free shuttle to 3 locations only. Central Festival Mall, Big C and weekend night market which are all nearby. No proper footpath though so have to dash across roads and manoeuvre through the traffic if you... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I recently stayed in this hotel, I was happy with everything considering the low price I paid until the last day, when we where checking out I told the lady at reception that I wanted to book a ferry to phi phi island for 600 baht that included transport to the pier from the hotel. She told me that the... More 

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Info_DARA-HOTEL, General Manager at New Dara Boutique Hotel & Residence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Sincerely apologies for any inconvenience may occurred during your stay, we may response to your comments as follows: - Ferry Ticket : Because of seats limited for mini van transportation transfer available each trip was the reason The Phi Phi Cruiser claimed the booking was full, Hotel was not lie. In fact, if Hotel can sell more ticket... More 

Melaka, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Strategic location at Phuket town area. Near to Central World and Homework, within walking distance. Room is spacious, clean and colourful. But I personally feel that the room lighting is too dim, may be it is so called "romantic" :) Western buffet breakfast is delicious, at pool side. Overall, I am very satisfy with this lovely hotel.

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