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“Nice but ... nothing spectacular” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

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Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Mai Khao
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice but ... nothing spectacular”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

After having spent time in more that 15 hotels in and around Phuket and Khao Lak. I must say this is a nice hotel (nice like any other) but not anything spectacular.

Positives were that the room we had was massive, brand new and very well appointed.

If you can afford it .. I would much rather recommend the JW down the road from this.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is a beautiful, well run hotel with modern amenities but the atmosphere was a bit off. We felt as if the hotel could have been anywhere tropical in the world and we didn't feel like were were in Thailand. You're on the beach but because the hotel is not at beach level and there are no beach chairs and umbrellas set up on the sand, you find yourself confined to the pool area, wishing you could see the shore.

The best parts of our stay were having our own plunge pool, the excellent and high-end spa, the enormous and eclectic breakfast buffet and the day trip to the Phi Phi Islands.

The biggest downside is the distance from Phuket Town (an hour). I recommend riding one of the complimentary bikes to Turtle Village, a small shopping center in the resort complex, for dining and shopping. There is a good English pub and an excellent suit maker there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank flyingpe
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California
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64 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

We are now over the half way point of our 4 week vacation in SEAsia-celebrating our 30th anniversary & my birthday. We had 1 night between timeshare # 2 & 3 so I called Marriott to see what I could use for my free night on my credit card with them. I mentioned it was our anniversary (30th) While we were traveling they E-mailed me & asked if I would like to upgrade to a pool villa for 3500Batt per night YES!!!!!! I also asked for a late check out as our check in at time share wasn't till 3-NO PROBLEM!!
We went to sand beach bar and made it for happy hour. We decided to just have our dinner there. I ordered an Australian Rib eye-it was very tough. I told them-No charge & they brought me a piece of cheescake.
Also in room was a bottle of wine & 1 white rose on bed. I am loving all this pampering I am getting on vacation.
A private pool off your poarch is my idea of heaven. The breakfast buffet was one of the best I have ever had.
I hated to only be staying 1 night but it was 1 night of ellegance.

Room Tip: If they offer you a private pool villa go for it. WOW
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BeniciaChris
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

It is a five star resort near JW Marriott. It has a private beach and nice swimming pool near the beach. Check-in and checkout is fast and smooth. Breakfast is great with many varieties. The resort is in an isolated area and far from busy area about 30 min drive from Patong,. The rooms are clean and excellent. It is nice for romantic relaxation. All staff is helpful and polite. The service is Excellent.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PANAM-Air
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

From the time we arrived till the time we departed, the service was immaculate! We arrived a few hours early before check-in, but that didn't matter, within 10 minutes we got our One-Bedroom Suite room. My toddler especially loved it, the large space allowed her to run around the room with full freedom! The hotel itself had an elegant and modern design with everything you can desire -- great walking area, decent pool and amazing secluded beach ....The property also had kids play area with a decent size kiddy pool, which was perfect for our little one's day activity. And the breakfast for both days was truly amazing! I think the only complaint I had was the location is a little far away from anything and if you do want to get away from property (which I don't know why you will! :)) then getting reasonable transportation can be a slight troublesome task. Overall, my family and I had an amazing stay here and will definitely come back for our next trip to Phuket!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Tarun G
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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great hotel, the service si perfect, all the people is very kind, but the best part was the Thai restaurant "takieng", best Thai food ever!!? Ask for Pookie, she was very helpful and really nice to us, the bar is very cool place too.... Don't miss the happy hours. ;)
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lorena G
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

From arrival to departure, everything was flawless. The breakfast buffet line was the most extensive one I've ever tried. You could even have ice cream, berry crumble, bread pudding and scones for breakfast !!

Room Tip: Villa 526 is close to Quan Spa and everything else.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Thita_n
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Additional Information about Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

Property: Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Address: 555 Moo 3 | Mai Khao Beach, Thalang, Mai Khao, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Phone Number:
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Thalang District > Mai Khao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Mai Khao
#1 Luxury Hotel in Mai Khao
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Mai Khao
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mai Khao
#2 Business Hotel in Mai Khao
#3 Family Hotel in Mai Khao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amidst tropical gardens, the chic boutique-like Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, a Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel offers privacy and is only 15 minutes leisurely drive from Phuket International Airport, it is adjacent to Sirinath Marine National Park.The resort offers 22 Pool Villas and 4 Ocean Front Pool Villas with private pool and large patio, 4 One Bedroom Suites and 150 Deluxe Rooms. Two outdoor swimming pools, Quan Spa with eight treatment rooms, 6 event venues, steam rooms, outdoor massage sala, fitness centre, bike rides, cooking school, diving lessons, Kid's world and children's pavilion with indoor recreation area and outdoor pool. Golf is available nearby. For your gastronomical journey the hotel offers an all day dining restaurant with fresh ingredient at Loca Vore, Takieng - Thai Restaurant, The Lounge, Doppio for gourmet deli with coffee and tea leaf bar and Sand Box at Mai Khao beachfront serving international cuisine during the day and BBQ at night. ... more   less 
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