It was an hour ride from Phuket International airport to the hotel which is located at Rawai. Once arrived, we were so glad having chosen this hotel and Rawai area, since we really wanted to be away from the busy night life of Patong. We were welcomed by the receptionist with refreshing drink, after sitting in a full taxi for the hour, it was great to have something to drink and seeing the receptionist's warmth. She was a petite girl and very kind, without expecting any tips when offering help, also the same goes for the rest of the staff at this hotel.
The room was gorgeous. We had a normal room with pool access balcony and this was big enough for both of us, and our baby of 9-month old. The room is about 50sqm. We love the pool access balcony but it would be better if the cat's tail plants at the balcony are not there. It only made the balcony looked slightly muddy and the water of the plants breed mosquitoes which we were concerned for malaria or dengue fever for our baby while playing. Suggestion to the hotel would be to plant something else, like coloured-leaves (red) plants or something drier than these cat's tail plants.
The reservation was including free wifi and breakfast. Breakfast was free and easy, no strict timing that we should be there between 8-11am or so, but we were always there around 12pm, as the staff would be busy cleaning the rooms after 12.30pm. Once when our baby was having a fever, we asked the same nice receptionist to send breakfast to our room, and this is possible without any extra charge, great service. The same applies if we would like to have lunch or dinner in the room as well, we could sometimes order from the staff and they would kindly send the food to our room, even as early as 6.45am in the morning during our last day when we had a morning flight and needed to check-out at 7.15am.
Very quiet, but excellent place for families with children without the busy night-life of Patong. There was a beach at Rawai, which is walking distant from this hotel, about 1.5km, which is a nice walk for us with the stroller along. To access the beach from the hotel, walk towards the main road, and turn left. Walk about 500-600m towards 7-eleven. Once at 7-eleven. there is a lane leading to some local houses on the left. Walk at the lane as this is the lane leading to the quiet beach of Rawai, which is also a nice swimming beach or to lay in the sun. There are some cheap stalls as well selling drinks (30 baht for a whole coconut drink), renting out chairs, and 1 stall selling delicious cheap Thai food as well.
For restaurants, our favourites are Nikita and Moo. Nikita has both Western and local Thai food. If you miss pizza's this is a great place since they have wood-oven pizza's. Local food here is pretty expensive, and we preferred to eat the local food at Moo instead. Moo has an open kitchen and the food taste great, everything they cooked there is wonderful, but can be really crowded and long wait.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer a truly home-grown Thai hospitality experience in easy going and stylish surroundings with a home-stay feelan ideal tropical retreat couples, families and travelling executives.Enjoy tranquillity and privacy in this secluded spot of serenity within walking distance of the beach and everything you'll need during a long- or short-term stay.at Tea Tree resort, you're allowed to do things in your own time, like having a late breakfast or checking out after midday without any extra charge. Our guest also enjoy hassle-free wireless internet access and exclusive use of the 50-meter long swimming pool.We offer spacious twin and double-bed rooms, plus adjoining rooms and family suites, each with a terrace and poolside view and fully equipped with modern facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tea Tree Resort Phuket/Rawai