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Karon Rustic Villas
Ranked #94 of 124 Specialty Lodging in Karon
Reviewed November 28, 2010

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.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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SusanSurinPark, General Manager at Karon Rustic Villas, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2010

Good afternoon,

Thank you for the fantastic review. I really appreciate it and enjoyed reading it as well. How are you doing? How is the weather in Singapore hopefully that as rainy as here.

I saw from your photos as well that you had a fantastic time at our Villas.

Hope to see you all again soon.

Best Personal Regards,

Susan

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Reviewed November 15, 2010

We have stayed during the last holidays in October in Baan Samoot Sawan. We have much enjoyed our stay in the spacious and comfortable house with the nice furniture and a splendid view on the sea. The children were so happy to have a nice swimming pool and much comfort on the roof and to have so much space in the house. Everyone was happy and played and slept very well in the spacious rooms and the good beds. The house has been supplied with everything you could need or want. It was a relaxation to have so much room for the ten, sometimes 15 of my family.
It was very comfortable to have three bathrooms, so nobody had to wait for his turn. The life in the house was very relaxed and nice because of the many possibilities you could do in the large rooms.
All was very well organized: the services for housekeeping, for the transport and the delicious cooking for the celebration of my anniversary. It was a treat to make acquaintance in this way with the beautiful country of Thailand and especially of Phuket. We spent a unforgettable week in Baan Samoot Sawan. I’m sure every one of my family keeps the best memories of this holiday. Susan, I thank you for the good organisation.
Mary Vermeulen- Bongaerts.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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SusanSurinPark, General Manager at Karon Rustic Villas, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2010

Hi,

Thank you so much for your review it is much appreciated. I am glad that you had a memorable holiday here in phuket with us. I am glad to have been able to help.

Our chef had a great time cooking for you and hopes that they can do again.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Best Regards,

Susan

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Reviewed November 10, 2010

Amazing place.

Its like something out of MTV Cribs.

Perfect views.

Well furnished interiors.

Amazing infinity pool.

Convenient service lift.

Great outdoor shower and jacuzzi

Great master bedroom.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank ashwintiwari
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SusanSurinPark, General Manager at Karon Rustic Villas, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2010

Good morning Ashwin,


Thank you for your fantastic review. It is much appreciated. I am glad to hear that you had a fantastic stay with us. We also thank you for your support to our villas, as you have always returned to the villa every year.

We will continue to service you and do our best to make it a memorable holiday.

Best regards,

Susan

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Reviewed November 4, 2010

The house is in a good location but has been neglected for the last 15yrs. We had a bad start with $100 of our childrens money going missing from inside the house..., and for this reason had only one supervised further cleaning done

As we didn't know who has keys / access, we were worried that another event could arise .., and carried all our valuables with us as feel that the house was no longer safe, especially at night

Unfortunately we have been somewhat disappointed with the facilities / condition as it is not in the condition shown on the internet / images and claimed as luxurious, that we would have expected at these prices ...., many of the items are maintenance issues that have been neglected for many years and they refuse to fix...

- we had the cleaner only come twice due to our missing money
- no street signage for house that taxi driver can see, very hard for anyone to find it
- The BBQ was not cleaned /is filthy and we were not prepared to use it
- Pool area not clean, empty beer cans
- Bathroom shampoo / gel & conditioner bottles were all empty and we had to refill
- Fridge icemaker not connected / does not work
- The pots/pans are similarly not clean or in poor condition and not what we expect at this price
- Many of the cooking utensils are broken / not clean / cheap and nasty
- the ceiling in the main bedroom has mould across a large section, and dripped water onto the bed and throughout the night
- the airconditioner in the main bedroom flooded down the wall, over the shelf where the clothes were hanging, and now we have brown wood stains on our clothes and my white business shirts that did not come out ...
- ceiling in lower bedroom also mouldy, aircon dripped from ceiling onto our luggage
- towels have brown spots on them and should be replaced
- beach towels are old / odd and should be changed
- pool has scum on tiles at water line and needs cleaning
- mirror in bathroom lower ground was filthy
- bathroom drain blocked and walking on water in bedroom
- light switch in lower bedroom does not have cover and is a safety issue
- handbasin plug does not work in lower bedroom
- handbasin plug does not work/missing in ground bathroom
- half the verandah roof / guttering is missing and when it rains it pours onto the balcony & lounge
- lounge bifold doors unhinged and swing out potentially coming off the hinges
- the deck on the ground floor is rotten and two of the garden lights are smashed with exposed wiring and we were concerned about electrocution / safety
- there is significant rubbish / rubble in the grounds to make it look like an untidy building site and neglected, ideal for spiders and snakes
- the internet was not available and we had to wait for it to be delivered the next day
- water pressure too weak to fill bath in master bedroom
- cups / crockery / cutlery do not match/chipped, just very sad leftovers
- hardly any glasses, plastic cups (with crazing from old age) not suitable for adults
- windows not clean and locks broken
- telescope doesn't work so why have it
- general standard of cleanliness is not what most travellers expect, especially with what is presented on the internet site and at the prices charged
- access code for safe is written down which means that any staff also have access
- dvd player on ground floor is sitting on a wire wine rack, which falls off every time you need to press a button - there is no remote so have to press manually

And there were many more items needing attention that just should not be an issue for the traveller

What looks like a nice place is old and neglected, they would need to spend a lot of money to fix it, and obviously don't care. Suggest you find somewhere better to stay.

When you complain, they say you are too fussy and refuse any negotiation / refunds over price and condition

There are many other places that are much better value, much cleaner, and have some basic and clean utensils that you can use

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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SusanSurinPark, General Manager at Karon Rustic Villas, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2010

Hi,

First of all why did you not mention any of these issues while staying here???
 
Secondly we spend hundreds of dollars every year on maintenance. Not to mention the villa is actually 3 years and not 15 years old.

The issue of lost money I did the investigation immediately of our cleaner and thoroughly, taking off her clothes myself and found no evidence. I informed you of the investigation and the result in which you said don't worry about, it it is fine and that you weren't sure of whether it was our cleaner or not anyway.

We also informed you of the incomplete fixing of the roof/ceiling after the roof collapsing (due to a storm) and you said its ok and you understand as the villa has been occupied and natural disasters happens.

All items were cleaned before check as we sent our own head of maids up to do the cleaning and her work is very spec clean. I also checked the villa to make sure it is in order for check in (as always). 

After the "stolen money" incident you told us not to send our cleaners or pool guy to the villa and so we did not. You then requested a cleaner after a week of stay to change the towels, clean the house and change the linens. Which is why you have got the photos of those dirty cupboards etc.

In this kind of climate (tropical) things  tend to get dirty very quickly.
This is a self catering house. Self catering means that you actually should do your cleaning among other things your self. Furthermore you did not want any cleaning at all or let anybody in the house. That makes maintenance very difficult indeed.
 
It is easy to write an essay of faults. I can easily walk to any hotel room or home and find hundreds of little faults e.g. there was a scratch on the table, one corner was not dusted, some glasses had marks etc etc
 
At the end of the day you see what  you want to see, either the glass is half full or half empty.

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Reviewed August 4, 2010

Initial enquiries about Villa was promptly answered (by Susan) and she was helpful for anything and everything you need to know about the area and villa.
Our pick up and drop off at airport was hassle free.
The villa itself is quite spacious and has amazing views from the infinity pool. Generally pretty neat and there is maid services a couple of times a week (more if requested). Some of the amenities (including kitchen) could be more modern and more cooking utensils need to be made available. Bedrooms have air conditioning but the living and dining areas need this too.
Location is in a quiet area which is great if you want your own space away from the hussle of the busier areas like Patong.
In essence, we could go back again and to this villa.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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SusanSurinPark, Manager at Karon Rustic Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2010

Hi,

Thank you so much for the review. It is much appreciated we will do our best to improve our supplies and services.

Best Regards,

Susan

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Reviewed July 31, 2010

We had a fantastic stay. Susan was so helpful from the beginning to the very end. Nothing was ever too much hassle. The chef and cleaner service were wonderful! We will definetly return and recommend the place to others. The roof top pool is amazing, we spent alot of time
up there!

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SusanSurinPark, Manager at Karon Rustic Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2010

Hi Kara,

Thank you for the fantastic review. I'm glad that you are happy with the extra proper daily cleaning service you hired. We're glad to service you. Whether it is wedding party, proper daily cleaning, chef service and more we can arrange it for you with extra charges of course. ^_^

I hope you are doing well and hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,

Susan

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Reviewed May 11, 2010

Dear Susan,

It has been almost a week since after we return from our holiday, but all of us had left our mind and soul in your villa. That’s why we are still in holiday mood and some even can’t fully pay attention when they return to their office.

We are fully impressed by the villa which was stunning and well maintained. Everything was fine and as what it was wrote by other guest reviews. The villa was design in a sense of touch where we feel very comfortable with it, all the decorative details in each corner with all electrical stuffs installed are in well know brands. We can feel that, the owner would like to give the best of everything to his/her guests. We are also attracted by the roof top swimming pool with amazing sea view. We had our great times when we had our breakfast and BBQ dinner at the pool side while enjoying the great scenery.

It is so sweet of you to bring us some mineral water, juices, some food for the next day’s breakfast and a wine when we check-in on day 1. This is what we never expect from the 2 days rentals of your villa. You’re attentive to everything and the kind service of your caretaker had made us feel warm during our stays in your villa which had made our trip in Phuket so memorable.

We will definitely return to your villa when we plan to go Phuket again and for sure that, we will recommend to our friends as well. Lastly, we wish you will continue success in your business and hope we can meet again soon.

Take care!

  • Stayed: May 2010
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SusanSurinPark, General Manager at Karon Rustic Villas, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2010

Hi,

First of all I can't thank you enough for the spectacular review you have wrote for us.

I am truly glad to hear that you all had a fantastic time at the villa and that you loved it. I am also glad to hear that you haven't forgotten us, but don't forget to work too :D

We will be renovating the villa end of may to touch up the things in the villa as we only have one week free at the end of may to do this we will simply have to do as much as possible. Most important things first of course. But I am truly glad to hear that you love the villa and how it has been furnished.

Hope to see you all again soon. And congratulations once more on your wedding. Do send me a photo of it. Would love to see. When is your wedding?

Do stay in touch.

Best Personal Regards,

Susan

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Additional Information about Karon Rustic Villas

Address: 15 and 17 Soi Patak 18, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #94 of 124 Specialty Lodging in Karon
Price Range: $329 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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