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Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa

22/10 Moo 6, Layi-Nakalay Rd, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
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#5 of 42 hotels in Kamala
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
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Sleep, eat, indulge, explore and rejuvenate at our homely resort in our naturally private setting, along millionaire’s mile located south west of the treasured island of Phuket. Through using the traditional and authentic craftsmanship of Khun Veerasak, this wonderful promontory paradise has been converted into a magnificent hotel consisting of 42 rooms and villas sprawling the hillside down to the private rustic beach. All the rooms and villas are designed with the concept of ‘Ayara’, corresponding with the nature of ‘elephants’ that are gentle and kind and of course, need their space to rest. They are decorated contemporarily and traditionally, from stylish black tiles to luxuriously marbled bathroom floors, to wooden and earthly tones. Our restaurant maintains quality local ingredients with delightful homemade recipes as well as including a few of the normal favorites from around Thailand and the rest of the world. Relax at our spa, or enjoy a game of pickleball with your family and friends, surrounded by lush and greenery. Whether young and fresh or mature and experienced, Ayara Kamala provides you with our local founded atmosphere whilst our international touches amaze and surprise combining on a personal level a unique harmony, nowhere else found. Our team strives to make sure you obtain that unique warmth in this west coast paradise.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Free shuttle or taxi services
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Concierge
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Hang T wrote a review Oct 2023
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Our room was so nice, quiet and clean. All staffs are very friendly. They respond very quickly whenever you ask anything especially checking that if you need anything while you staying. Very relaxing place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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karen f wrote a review Oct 2023
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
I would like to thank the Araya Kamala team for making our stay so lovely. The service from the team was impeccable, so helpful and prompt, and thanks also to the drivers who drove us to or from Kamala Town. The breakfast was super amazing and the service staff was very prompt and professional. Thanks again for the great hospitality and for assisting us with all of our last minute issues (some friends could not make it for the trip due to medical issues) and arranging for our airport transfers. The rooms are spacious and clean. The private pool was where we spent much of our day at and it was big and nice and has a killer view. I can't wait to be back! Me and my companions were very impressed with the resort and the staff. However do note that if you booked a 3 bedroom villa, it's actually 1 big bedroom with private pool, and 2 separate rooms below it. I wouldn't quite call it a villa to be honest but no big deal.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Yikai wrote a review Oct 2023
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
We had our wedding at Ayara Kamala a few weeks ago and it was absolutely perfect. The venue is beautiful as you get the cliffside that meets the open sea. Each one of their rooms has a wonderful ocean view which made our guests feel relaxed. The food served was delicious and presented elegantly. Apart from the aesthetic side of things, the biggest difference between Ayara Kamala and other venues we have visited is their personal touch. Some venues are quite strict with their own processes which can make things difficult when planning a wedding overseas. However, the entire Ayara Kamala team, they felt more like a family rather than a business. They worked together to make things tailor-made and simple for us. Their wedding package was reasonably priced for both us and our guests. They even helped to facilitate communication with various 3rd party Thai vendors to ensure the wedding was executed without a hitch. We were very lucky to have a stress-free wedding and to meet such wonderful people.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Dave wrote a review Jul 2023
Goostrey, United Kingdom4 contributions
This was our second visit to the Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa this year and it was really nice to see familiar faces. The hotel is beautiful and the surroundings and views of the Andaman Sea are incredible. All the staff throughout the hotel provides exceptional service. They are extremely helpful and made our stay very enjoyable and memorable with their warm and friendly personalities - we felt very welcomed. The front desk was more than happy to help us with getting taxis from our previous hotel in Koh Lak and our trip to Phuket airport for our return to the UK. As the hotel is a little out of the way, the hotel provides a shuttle service to Kamala center several times a day at no extra cost. We stayed in the Grand Pool villa, the villa is spacious, furnished, and decorated to a high standard, with a lovely large bathroom and an infinity pool which was quite private and made for gorgeous photos of the stunning views of the resort's lush greenery and the Andaman Sea. The food is delicious and the service is perfect. We loved the buffet/menu items at breakfast; the variety of the dishes is amazing. The lunch/dinner a la carte menu was a little overpriced and the menu was somewhat limited compared to the restaurants in Kamala village. Overall our experience was awesome. We would recommend this hotel to couples and families.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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AlexKW628 wrote a review Jul 2023
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What a lovely place! After doing much research, I booked Ayara Kamala Resort for the peacefulness of the place, friendly and helpful hospitality staff, and of course the much expected sunset view. Due to the low season with much rain anticipated, was given a free room upgrade from Grand Thai to Grand Pool villa, which was simply wonderful. The villa came with an infinity pool which was quite private and made for gorgeous photo opportunities. With the rain, spectacular sunset view was however elusive, but it was worth getting up early to catch the sunrise (depending on luck during the rainy season). Morning rays extending to the horizon, with the infinity pool reflecting the clouds provided for an amazing view! A special mention to Beau, the front line staff who was ever so courteous, helpful, and patient with our questions and tour bookings. I especially like their use of WhatsApp for communication during the trip to ensure a smooth and pleasant stay. Thank you for a lovely experience.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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DayTrip63751864489 wrote a review Jun 2023
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Such an amazing stay in this perfect villas. The villas and the view are stunning, it’s a great spot and location. The food is delicious and the service is perfect. Thank you to all staff, they made everything possible to make us feel like king and queen.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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DayTrip65660041434 wrote a review May 2023
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I Recently stayed Ayara Kamala when you first arrive the you feel welcomed and in paradise from the view that was short lived. When we went to sleep the first night there was sand in our sheets as though the guest before when to beach and the only remade the bed without changing. They brought us a complimentary plate of pineapples which was wrapped however there was ants on the plate! We took the shuttle the next day to Kamala beach which is conveniently 7min drive we came back to our room with a adult mouse caught a sticky mouse trap trying to escape outside of our room door rather then in a corner discretely hidden in the hallway. In the.room they will give you a laminate sheet of a small gecko like lizard you may see however headed to the cradle to eat one night we passed by a black snake that wasnt on that paper. The shuttle although helpful when leaving the hotel.is not consistent to pick up guest from the pick up location in the Kamala beach area the time to pick up is :10 after the hour we were left waiting until 7:30PM that is only due to whatsapping the hotel. The day we were leaving we noticed ants by the complimentary cookie the hotel gave us when we picked up the cookie there was a colony of ants on the desk and table .We let the staff know concerns there was nothing done but thanks for letting us know. 4 stars views with 1.5 star service and quality. Additional note if you go to Patong Beach take bolt and not the taxi called by the hotel you will save at least 300 baht each way.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Mimi Siriwangsanti, Sales at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa
Responded Jun 14, 2023
Dear Valued Guest, Warmest greetings from Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa! We would like to express our deepest apologies for your experience at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa. We are very sorry for the delay in responding to your review, as we have been finding the root cause of the incidents stated, and have reached out to you by email on the 9th of June. Due to miscommunication in the team, we were not informed of your incident with the mouse during your stay. This is unacceptable on our part, and we are terribly sorry that we fell short of your expectations. Our guest's feedback means a lot to us, and it is very important that we try to make amends for our shortcomings. As stated in the email, we have issued a full refund for your stay, as well as a complimentary 2-night stay with breakfast, if you would like to give us a second chance. Although we understand this may not fully remedy the negative experience, we hope it reflects our commitment to compensate for the issues during your stay, and we will do our best to ensure you have a much more positive experience. We thank you for your feedback and appreciate your understanding. Please let reach out to us at comm@ayarakamalaresort.com if you would like to discuss any further concerns. We are committed to our guest's satisfaction and are always open to feedback and suggestions. Warm regards from all of us, Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa Team
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TrippyEdo wrote a review Mar 2023
Tokyo, Japan82 contributions38 helpful votes
Generally we had a nice time at Ayara and would have been happy to stay a day or two longer than the five days we spent without feeling bored, depite only going down to Kamala beach once. The resort is a bit isolated, and there's not really any beach, but the rooms are large and airy, the pool is usable, and the restaurant is pretty good and fairly reasonable. The included breakfast had a nice variety. The one issue we had was after we checked out, we noticed that we were missing a pair of Apple airpod earphones. I assumed I had left them somewhere, in the room perhaps, or by the pool, and called to see if they had been found. No, we were told, they hadn't, but they would call us if they were. I called every day for three days, but they were sorry, nothing had been found. However, I could see that they were at Ayara thanks to the "find my" app. After five days we went back to the hotel and used that to locate the earphones. They were in one of the housekeeping storage rooms, in a small drawer. No explanation or apology was offered, but the manager Beau was helpful in letting me search. I hope the staff will look into what happened so that this sort of situation can be handled more responsibly in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mimi Siriwangsanti, Sales at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa
Responded Mar 15, 2023
Dear Khun TrippyEdo, Warmest greetings from Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review, and most importantly, for choosing to stay with us. It is a great delight to read that you enjoyed your time at our resort. Regarding your earphones, we are truly sorry about what happened. It was unacceptable on our part and should have been reported to you sooner. We have given the team a warning and will ensure it does not happen again. Upon investigating the case with our front desk and housekeeping team, we reached out to you by email on March 11 to explain what happened. As mentioned in our email, after receiving your call, our housekeeping team checked your previous room but did not find anything. According to our staff, the earphones were found on the 10th of March in the evening under the table in our linens room by our night shift staff, and they had moved them into the drawer for safekeeping in case someone will come back for them. However, due to our current high occupancy, they rushed to clean the next rooms and did not inform our front desk of the lost property, which is against our protocol. We believe the earphones were accidentally wrapped up in the linens after cleaning the room and fell under the table in the linens room, which is where we separate all the linens and towels before moving them to the laundry service company. We understand there is no excuse for what happened, and we deeply apologize for this. Should you give us a second chance, we will do our best to ensure you have a much more positive experience. Should you require further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Shahen S wrote a review Mar 2023
Mumbai, India4 contributions2 helpful votes
The property was really nice, great views of the sea from the spacious rooms. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and a joy to deal with. The front desk was more than happy to help us with getting taxis, booking tours etc Yes the hotel is a little out of the way but if you want a nice relaxing holiday then this works well. Additionally the hotel provides a shuttle service to the nearby beach centre within a certain period at no extra cost. Breakfast was nice, with a decent spread according to us. The lunch and dinner a la carte menu seemed a little overpriced and we didn't think the food was anything great. We'd strongly consider staying here again if we went back to Phuket.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Mimi Siriwangsanti, Sales at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa
Responded Mar 22, 2023
Dear Khun Shahen, Warmest greetings from Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa! Thank you for a wonderful review of our resort, and most importantly for choosing our property as your holiday destination. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay, including the hospitality you received, our shuttle service, and breakfast. We wish you all the best and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back with us again in the future. Warm regards from all of us here, Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa
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Roy Yong Loo Chun wrote a review Jan 2023
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This is a wonderful place to stay a couple of quiet days in kamala. The villa offers a private pool optimized for a wonderful sunset view. The staff, especially Mr Park, goes all the way out to ensure our comfort and request are met. Would love to visit again. The only improvement would be the quality of food at the resort restaurant, which is sub par forthe price being charged and look forward to a better dining experience in our next visit!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Mar 22, 2023
Dear Khun Roy, Warmest greetings from Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa! Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review, and for choosing to stay at our resort. We are glad you enjoyed the villa and the hospitality you received. We are constantly striving to improve our services, and will definitely take your feedback into account. We wish you all the best and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back with us again in the future. Warm regards from all of us here, Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa
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PRICE RANGE
$100 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Bangla Road (4.1 miles), Patong Beach (4.0 miles), and The Boss Tailor (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pine Beach Bar, Big Boys' Burger Club - Patong Beach, and The Kitchen Table.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wat Phra Thong (8.1 miles).