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“Not worth the price” 2 of 5 stars
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The Baray Villa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38 KateKwan Rd | Kata Beach, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand   |  
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“Not worth the price”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

Don't stay here unless you want to waste your money in a look-a-like 4* hotel.

Service is provided from Sawasdee Village staff, no dedicated service to Baray Guest.

Price paid is much too high even in "low" season. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone who needs the beach access.
Service need really improvement. You can get much frendlier staff elswhere around Phuket for 4 or 5* hotel.

Rooms are good and well appointed but why all this Arabian style decorations in Thailand?
Make no sense to me. Private pool is very small and ridiculous as they call triple pool access. Jacuzzi is indoor and main pool has no view. No view also from the room excepted in other Villa.
Customer not happy and will not come back when in Kata/Karon Beach aera.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

We stayed at the Sawasdee Village in Kata Beach and we really interested to see the Baray Villa, I heard from my friend that is so beautiful villa. The staff showed us and it's so wonderful place so we decided to move immediately to this Villa, can't wait to stay. It's really easy to move.

We have private jacuzzy inside our villa which connect with our private pool and the main pool outside. We can stayed all day in the Villa, there are anything we need, full stock of minibar, tea-coffee making facility, TV and 24 hours internet access with wirless keyboard and mouse in our bed room, book etc. We asked them to served a breakfast in villa as well. In our bed room, there is the big bathtub and the toilet and shower are separate. The bed is very big and also the sofa in the bed room with foot bath where we can relaxed our foot with warm water. The dome is over our bed - it's really fantastic. Most of the decorations are gold color with delicate hand made Arabian style furnitures - it's like we are the king and queen in Arabian country.They provide the shuttle bus to go to Kata Beach as well and also the complimentary sun desk at the beach. That is very beatiful time we spent there, all staff are helpfull and served us very good service there and we will stay there when we return to Phuket next year.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

We stayed for three nights in in the opulent Baray Villa. The villa is in the Sawasdee Village in Karon Beach area. It is a group of 14 suites behind Massive Doors leading into your own little world.
The suite is two story with a mini bar area, toilet, sink, outdoor shower, and living room on the bottom floor leading out into a jacuzzi area, into the little pool, into the long main pool. The sofa is a a comfortable large L shaped with heaps of cushions facing a large wall mounted flat screen tv. There is also a desk area and ipod dock.
The top floor is the bedroom, wardrobe, shower, bathtub for two and toilet. Two large ornate double doors close off the bathroom/wardrobe area from the bedroom. The bed is large, but very hard. At the end of the bed is a seating area and footbath. This faces a wall mounted flat screen tv and you have the use of a apple wireless keyboard and mouse. We really loved that and I am not a computer nut at all.
The decor through out the villa is lots of gold, glass and brass hanging lights, with a bit of natural wood thrown in. IMO its fun and something different - sort of the Arabian nights in Thailand. The pool runs the length of the 14 villas with greenery and large light decorations on either side with a bar at one end and a waterfall decoration at the other end. The only problem is the sun hits only one side at a time. For example our suite 811 had morning sun. The in pool bar does not get any sun at all and our lounge chairs were in the shade at all times.
There isa lounging area with a beautifully decorated seating and swings as you walk through the large entrance doors into the villa area. It is particuarlly magical at night. Please take a look at our photos.
The Sawasdee village also has a small pool and pool bar. It is very green and inviting but does have a limited amount of seating in the sun. The resort provides transport to the beach and free beach lounge chairs and towels.
The on site Thai restaurant was good with romantic seating on a long balcony in amongst the koi pools.
Breakfast was included and although the selection was not on par with some of the other 5 star resorts we visited, the American pancakes made to order were some of the best I have ever eaten.
We enjoyed our stay at the Baray. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The greeting we received upon arrival before even walking through the doors was an enthusiastic salute and smile.

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Address: 38 KateKwan Rd | Kata Beach, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Baray Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Art Resort in Phuket, Thailand… a Treasury of Exotic Thai Art & Culture… with the Senses of Peace and Healing. Art of Life… To fulfill the senses of living with the 1st Triple Pool Access Villa in Phuket, Thailand. The 14 Luxury Villas has the spacious space with luxurious design and the exclusive services of your personal assistant staff to customized all desires.We assured to heal your holidays in the peace of life with our Thai hospitality service. The awards from Tourism Authority of Thailand and TripAdvisor can guarantee your total experiences at our resort. ... more   less 
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