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Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   99 / 4 Moo 7, Soi Mangosteen | Tambon Rawai, Rawai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #8 of 24 hotels in Rawai
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“Beautiful Resort, deserves 5-stars!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2005

As the very fortunate winner of the 'Where on Earth' competition in August,I would like to pass on my thanks to you and the Mangosteen resort, for a
very beautiful three night holiday in Phuket last week.
From the moment we were greeted at the airport with iced water, it was clear that we were in for a weekend of luxury, and the Mangosteen Resort didn't
disappoint. With sensational views over neighbouring islands, huge beds and a 'rain' shower in the beautiful bathroom, it was tempting to not even leave
the room.
The resort staff could not have been more helpful or accommodating- even bizarre requests like hair cutting scissors didn't phase them! They had
great inside information on the local seafood restaurants too. (Although food from the onsite restaurant was also delicious and very reasonably
priced.) We especially loved the salt water pool weaving its way around the central part of the resort and Spa- unlike other resorts, we were able to
swim any time, even at night!
The beach is a very short shuttle ride away and is one of the nicest bays that I have visited in Thailand. Perfect waves, just the right amount of
people to watch for entertainment, but not to feel crowded. It was very difficcult to drag ourselves away on Sunday afternoon, but the driver agreed
to take us straight to the airport from the beach. It was fabulous to arrive back in wintery Shanghai with sandy feet and a sunburnt nose.
Sincere thanks for a most welcome getaway.
Kate Thornburn

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2005

The grounds and pool here are great. Not all the rooms have a beautiful view or the privacy. We had a royal jacuzzi suite, but it had no view of the ocean, and it was next to the restaurant which was not private at all. Someone who stayed in 2 different types of rooms told us that the cheaper room was a lot more secluded and just as nice.
This hotel is good for 2-3 day stays, but not more. I agree 100% with other reviews....you feel like you are trapped there... and everything is more expensive at the resort.
The Mangosteen is at the southern tip of Phuket, which meant when we wanted to go snorkeling/elephant riding/kayaking...etc...it was 45 minute car rides. With the construction, it takes 45 minutes to the airport. It was 25 minutes to Patong. Obviously it costs more to take taxis since it is so far (and the hotel transportation is even more).
The staff is nice to the guests, and they try...but it seemed to us that they seemed that they were under a lot of pressure or something. The restaurant is ok, but you can get alot better food for 1/3 the price throughout the island. My wife said the spa was excellent.
The resort was recently named a 5 star resort by someone (not sure who), but it is a 4 star at best. If you are only staying at the resort and not leaving, then I would recommend it. If you want to explore the island (Patong, snorkeling, Phantasea, etc) then I would look elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa

Address: 99 / 4 Moo 7, Soi Mangosteen | Tambon Rawai, Rawai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town > Rawai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Rawai
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Rawai
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Rawai
#5 Spa Hotel in Rawai
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rawai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa, Phuket. Located near Nai Harn Beach in the South of Phuket, Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa sits on a private hillside. This Boutique Resort offers high standards of personalized service in a secluded and serene environment. Only 41 villa style rooms ensure privacy and tranquility. The rooms are designed as a "home away from home" by Interior Designer John Underwood to ensure guests have a most enjoyable stay. Surrounded by tropical gardens, each Villa feels like a piece of private paradise. Private Villa gardens offer a Jacuzzi tub. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea and Phuket Island. All units are generous in space. The centre of the resort consists of the 680sqm free form pool, the Restaurant, the Lounge Bar and the Ayurveda Destination Spa. A free shuttle service is offered to the guests to make the short trip to Nai Harn beach, one of the best beaches in Phuket. Your unique Ayurveda Destination Spa Resort near Phuket's best beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Golden Tulip Mangosteen Hotel Rawai
Mangosteen Hotel Nai Harn
Mangosteen Resort Nai Harn
Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa Phuket/Rawai

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