We have just returned from nearly two weeks at this stunning villa with 2 other couples and while we dont want to let the cat out of the bag its time to heap praise on all concerned and on the villa itself.
Booking process - I booked directly with the owner, Adele, and the whole process was effortless and she was more than happy to answer any questions we had. If you are booking from Australia remember to tell her this as it makes payment arrangements easier.
Arrival - we were picked up at the airport by Mr. Paul and taken to the villa where we were met by Noi the managing agent, Da, Duan and Peak, the cooks and villa attendants. Frozen watermelon juice and a magnificent dinner awaited us.
The villa - Magnificent says it all. The bedrooms and ensuites are very comfortable and well laid out. Sheets, towels and toiletries are all top quality. Great to have airconditioning and ceiling fans. Great tv room with some DVDs. Lovely indoor lounge and dining area and a large patio for outdoor dining which we did a lot.
The villa is fresh, airy and well laid out.
The pool etc - I reckon this is one of the best pools we have been in. Very private, shade or sun, easy access to toilets, drinks fridge, bedrooms etc. Great lounges, outdoor beanbags, sala etc. Great view as well.
The food - The staff really know how to cook and we ate the best food we have had in a long time. We mainly left it up to the staff to decide what we were eating and they provided a varied and tasty menu. The cost was so low we were amazed.
The staff - lovely, gracious people. Their understanding of english is low but with patience it is possible to get them to understand your wishes. As we are visiting their country it is good to understand their customs etc. and try to communicate with them in a slow and polite manner so they understand. They were able to arrange special requests, drivers etc without any issues.
Overall - Exceptional and truly unique.
Well worth the cost and we will definately be going back. Bookings are becoming heavier which is good for the owners but will make it harder to get in.
There are a lot of stairs which is good for fitness but not good for children and those with mobility issues.
Suggestions - whilst the staff are obilging at all times and are working for very long hours it would be nice to have access to tea and coffee making facilities, so a late night or very early morning cuppa could be made.
Apart from that everything was perfect and you only had to ask and your request was met with a smile.
Well done to everyone concerned.
- Also Known As:
- Baan Saleah Phuket Kata Beach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a great get away VILLA that offers complete privacy - with 4 staff to do everything for you from cooking, housekeeping to helping with day trips, massages by the pool are always a treat or snooze in the huge swinging day bed by the pool listening to music from the 800,000 song choice! You will love this waterfront house with all the creature comforts. Speak directly to the owner of BAAN SALEAH for a great deal and soon you will be relaxing by the pool overlooking the Andaman sea with a cocktail in hand...bliss ... more less