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“Charming, peaceful hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Sawasdee Village
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   38 Katekwan Rd., Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand   |  
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Charming, peaceful hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed in Sawasdee Hotel for 3 nights. What an enjoyable experience! The hotel is on a main strip although you wouldn't know it, so tranquil with its exotic paths, gardens and flowers.Only slight criticism is that it attracts mosquitoes! Nice swimming pool. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a shuttle bus to Kata beach every hour, which is convenient. The breakfast had a good variety of dishes available, appealing to all tastes. Well worth a stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This is the fourth time we have stayed at the Sawasdee Village. It has never disappointed! The staff could not be more friendlier, the main restaurant still serves probably the best breakfast in Phuket and their dinners are right up there with the best.

This is a mandatory stop for us whenever we visit Thailand. We are always amazed at finding in the middle of the usual Thai "hub-bub", another world of luscious gardens, sparkling pool and quiet tranquility.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had no idea what to expect from Phuket and this hotel. Sawasdeee Village was a delightful place to escape the traffic and sometimes crowded areas around the island. The staff was friendly, helpful, and polite. Breakfast offered a good selection and tasty international selections. We were in a garden room which was ok. Had the bed been queen size and not king size, we would have welcomed the added floor space. We enjoyed our massage in the spa.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

We been there on December 2013, and we were disappointed. For the money you pay, you expect more things as "4stars"..The rooms are very cramped, clean yes, but small..The shower looks cheap and small again..
The insects problem is a big one..The hotel is not in the tropical forest, as they describe it..it's in Kata, which is basically a sub area of Pukhet..We stayed in Indonesia, in Ubud, in 4stars, and those hotels are builded practically in the middle of the jungle, and they didn't have so many problems with the flying bugs..
The head receptionist (didn't remember her name), was the most sour women I ever encounter..We were more like a problem that needs solving, than guest in a place that pays over 150$ per nite..Sad..
The breakfast, was ok..though, not in the 5 stars range by far..
Sad, the place has so much potential, but is poorly managed..
They should concentrate on the bugs..it's possible, I know..other hotels can, why can't you..
Check on your front office staff..they are the face of your hotel..
Improve the rooms, it's not that difficult, for the money you charge..
Overall, I would say its, a 3 star hotel with the extras of a 4..
Would I come back?...No..

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Very expensive for what is no more than glorified backpacker accommodation. Shower was a plastic hose pinned to the wall. Towels were threadbare. Mosquitos a real issue in what are cramped villas. Staff do their best but this place needs a real makeover. Baray villa is part of the hotel and may be nicer but I would not hold my breath judging from what I experienced for £130/ night....my wife thought £40/ night was the most she thought these villas should cost. We have travelled extensively in Thailand and I have rarely been more disappointed.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

I picked this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews. The hotel is off the beaten path--secluded and quiet. As you walk towards the check-in you will get a treat from the beautiful garden scent that surrounds you. The pool area is wonderful. Surrounded by gardens and a type of waterfall, it's so relaxing. You can relax by curling up in a swing to nap or read a book. The hotel is a bit of a walk to the beach and the main area, but we liked that since partying was not our objective. Plenty of restaurants, etc. on the same street. We had a garden room and it was very small by American standards. However, the rainwater shower was fabulous. Breakfast is also good. The entire place could use a facelift, it served our purpose well. The hotel did a wonderful job putting on a yummy buffet and fun show for New Years Eve.

Just an FYI, the entire beach area is very touristy--lots of Chinese and Russians. It takes one solid hour to get here from the airport. Good for one trip but I won't come back to Phuket.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

After a busy 5 days in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Sawasdee Village was a fantastic retreat.

Beautiful grounds, great breakfast (easily the best we had in Thailand) and very helpful staff, especially as I seemed to be locking myself out of my room every day! They also have free wifi which connected to the TV with a keyboard. It made me wonder why other hotels don't think to do this?

There are a lot of mosquitoes here, which is something the hotel of course can do nothing about. In fact they have good counter-measures by having a mosquito net above the bed and offering free repellent in the room. Luckily the only place we got bitten was by the pool where I didnt think they'd get me.

The only reason the hotel doesnt get 5 stars is that we had no turn-down service during our 5 nights, and one or two areas in the room could probably do with a bit of a re-vamp due to age.

Nevertheless I would strongly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 38 Katekwan Rd., Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kata Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Kata Beach
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sawasdee Village 4*
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 2 types of our accommodations; 40 Garden Deluxe rooms for easy and convenient lifestyle while The Baray Villa, the 1st Triple Pool Access Villa in Phuket, Thailand with all 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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Sawasdee Village Hotel Kata Beach
Sawasdee Village Kata
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