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The Baray Villa
Ranked #19 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Pelham, New York
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“So glad I did it.”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was a little skeptical about staying here because of the price, but I was so glad I did. It was such an experience. The villa is a HOUSE. It is HUGE and STUNNING for décor. I loved the door to the pool and the bedroom especially. The swimming pool is designed like a private river that you access directly from your villa. It is very private and very quiet, and you feel very pampered. They bring breakfast to your villa which you preorder .... what a variety! ..... and is delicious, as is the food in their restaurant. Wonderful service as well. The only thing was that I didn't have hot water at night, but after I called, they fixed it right away. There is free internet, free transportation to the beach, and a free transfer option. This is better than the popular beaches in Phuket.

Room Tip: I liked the North Star room
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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2 Thank sixweeksoff
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Orapin_Wee, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your valuable comment on TripAdvisor that will support us to improve our rooms , facilities and Hot water system We will train our staff harder and concentrate more for maintenance order to ensure that such mistakes will not occur in the future. We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience during your stay. Thank you once again for you kind choosing Sawasdee Village for your accommodation. We hope to have a chance to welcome you back in your next visit to Phuket.


Sawasdee Village & The Baray Villa Team.
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Did my research and read the reviews on The Baray Villas! So glad I chose them! Loved the authentic Thai feel! The villas were spectacular and worth every penny! Aim was my personal assistant while I stayed at the villa's and was amazing! Even went out of his way to get me something from the supermarket! Superb service! Thanks Aim! (Hope I'm not misspelling your name!)
Scheduled a spa treatment at there spa and had 3hrs of bliss! Only complaint that I had is the water from the shower was a bit salty! Not sure if it's from there Eco friendly system! Quickly got use to it and wasn't a major problem! I'm already booking my return for the end of August! Great location, great villa, great service! Thanks guys!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2014

The villa was so beautiful we could not believe it for a while. We felt like king/queen in a magical realm. All the hotel grounds is fascinating. We found the suite much larger than our expectations from the photos. Very clean and fitted with all you may need. Huge and comfy bed. It was just bliss spending time inside as well as drifting through the connected pool, which was like a dream. The staff was very friendly and most accommodating whenever we had a request. Its restaurant was another beautiful scene. We enjoyed our breakfasts (included in booking), although not very rich in selection, it was good quality. We tried once their dinner which we ordered to our room, and found it amazing as well. It took us about 15 minutes walking to get to the beach, but it wasn't good for swimming in July. They had an iMac connected to the bedroom TV (upstairs) for internet or other entertainment. I highly recommend Baray Villas for anyone looking for a special holiday with their loved ones.

Room Tip: All Baray Villas are amazing. We saw other room types in Sawasdee, they seemed like lacking privacy...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank melsusoy
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Orapin_Wee, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Valued Guest

We are delighted that our service has met your satisfaction and we were very pleased to serve you our service. Moreover, We are very thankful for your comment on TripAdvisor and looking forward to welcome you back for your next trip in Phuket.

Sawasdee Village & The Baray Villa Team.
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Fremont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We booked the villa for 6 nights and it was amazing. From the moment we booked the rooms we were greeted with friendly staffs over email. We chose to have hotel transfer round trip, and massages everyday we stayed. With the villa, you can pick either hotel transfer, massages, facials, or free dinners. We enjoyed the massages and all masseuses were professional and well trained.

Breakfasts were included every morning. They had everything from western to asian food. It was perfect for us to start each day before all the whole day tours. When we returned in the evening, we were greeted with chocolate and sliced fruits every night. The rooms were not attached to each other and it was extremely quiet at night. During the morning when we walked out, we could see the mountains and hear the sounds of cicadas. The villas take you away from the busy streets and into a quiet and natural environment.

It was a great experience and hope we can return soon!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank May C
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Orapin_Wee, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Valued Guests,

We sincerely thank you for choosing us as your accommodation during your stay in Phuket, and for your response on Trip Advisor about your recent stay. We look forward to accommodate you again during your next visit in Phuket.

Sawasdee Village & The Baray Villa Team.
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Balmain, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2014

A little bit of heaven as you enter off the street. We have stayed in a pool villa before but chose a Baray Villa this trip and cannot believe the intimate retreat and opulence this offers, with private pool, assistant, and amenities. The spa is second to none, and staff are brilliant and watch out for your every need.

Room Tip: Baray Villas are more private but more costly but still brilliant value for money.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Terrysteve
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Orapin_Wee, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear valued Guest,
We are very pleased to hear your feedback from Trip Advisor. We hope that you enjoyed your time during your stay with us and that we will have the chance to accommodate you again in your next visit to Phuket.

Sawasdee Village & The Baray Villa Team.
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

We upgraded to the Villas as a special treat to ourselves after a hard and tiring year. It was worth every cent, a very special place! The villa was spotless and huge! It had everything and offered privacy and quietness at all times. The staff were also very attentive and friendly at all times.

Room Tip: All villas are basically the same, all as good and private as each other
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Nick S
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Orapin_Wee, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Value Guest

We are very impressed that our service met your satisfaction and we were very pleased to serve you our service. Moreover, We are very thankful for your comment on TripAdvisor and looking forward to welcome you back for your next trip in Phuket.

Sawasdee Village & The Baray Villa Team.
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Shenzhen, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Far beyond your imagination.The Hotel service is very intimate.Hotel staffs are very friendly.Far beyond your imagination.The Hotel service is very intimate.Hotel staffs are very friendly.Far beyond your imagination.The Hotel service is very intimate.Hotel staffs are very friendly.

Room Tip: every one is OK
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank liu w
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Orapin_Wee, Manager at The Baray Villa, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind comment us on TripAdvisor. Regarding to your recent stay with us, that would be great to hear that you enjoy spending your time with us.

We sincerely thank you once again for choosing The Baray Villa as your accommodation and we hope you will be back to stay with agian for next vacation.

Sawasdee Village & The Baray Villa Team !
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Property: The Baray Villa
Address: 38 KateKwan Rd | Kata Beach, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
#16 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Baray Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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 the 1st Triple Pool Access Villa in Phuket, Thailand. The 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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