I booked both villas for a group of 13 friends over four days, during which we had an amazing time.
From the outset, I was impressed with Susan's (the manager's) responsiveness even before the trip began. She helped arrange some of our activities and showed great initiative in helping me plan the trip even when my group was outside of Karon!
The rooms are very well-appointed and each has its own distinct character. The romantic decor is most appropriate to families and couples, but friends will still appreciate the charm of the setting. The villas are cosy and are designed to feel like a special home away from home. During our stay, we loved the downstairs living room in Baan Sa-moot Sa-wan and had plenty of fun on the Xbox 360. We also spent much time in the pools of both villas. The facilities are top-notch, but their maintenance can be improved. Nothing serious, but we encountered a choked drain and dirty bathtub in the outdoor bathroom. The pool in each villa was smaller than I thought, but we enjoyed them nonetheless.
We requested the chef's service on our last night and enjoyed a sumptuous meal at economical rates. It was very worth it! We left the menu to the whims of the chef, but for those who are slightly fussy, you can always specify the items you want.
The villas are very private and are located on an extremely steep hill. In fact, I believe it's the steepest paved slope I've ever encountered. We had plenty of fun running up and down the hill, but if you're unfit, it can be a challenge complete the short walk to and from the main road. It's a decent walk of about 10 to 15 minutes to the beach if you follow the main road, but your progress can be quite swift if you're thick-skinned enough to cut through Movenpick hotel! In any case, the privacy of the villas is great and accommodated a substantial fireworks party without incident.
If you have a decent-sized group looking for a nice, relaxing stay in Phuket and don't want to spend excessively, Karon Rustic Villas is the place to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Karon Rustic Villas command spectacular views of the Karon beach and headland and enjoy magnificent sunsets views over the bay. Restaurants and shops are only a few minutes walk away while the fabulous 5km Karon Beach is a quick 3 mins drive or 15 mins walk. The residences are open plan with floor-to-ceiling opening doors making the whole house an open air terrace.The villas are luxuriously furnished throughout with plasma cable TV, hifi, internet and have fully equipped kitchens. Residence 1 has 3 bedrooms, all en suite. Residence 2 has 4 bedrooms, 3 en suite and 2 sharing a bathroom. The rooftop infinity pools have Jacuzzi jets at one end and an infinity edge looking over Karon and the Andaman Sea. Covered deck areas allow for shaded poolside sojourns while sun worshippers are also accommodated in open areas. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Karon Rustic Villas Phuket