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“Pool Villa & R-Deluxe - Superb”

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Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Mai Khao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 8, 2014

Lots of reviews saying lots of great things about this hotel... and fair to say it deserves all the praise.

Location - Close to airport, easy to pick up a taxi at the airport 500 Bht. Location somewhat "remote" but Phuket is small really so it's not far to go if you want to explore / want something more lively / cultural. Recommend borrowing the free hotel bikes and having a ride up to the local shops and restaurants, just as a break from the surroundings which are great, if a little sterile. Good beach and very peaceful / quiet. Not as stunning as some other areas of Thailand, it lacks the towering limestone cliffs but it is just a stones throw away.

Grounds and public areas are immaculate. Well considered, functional, well finished and immaculately maintained. Pool and Beach area are great too, beds comfortable and plenty of space for privacy by day. Service at pool areas as you'd expect... seems to peak at happy hour which is good news!

Service was absolutely first class throughout, professional staff, well trained, and indeed "at your service". This level is consistent throughout the entire establishment, Reception, through Restaurants and Bars and the Fitness Centre. Check in smooth, all other interactions with reception were efficient and effective, check out no errors and swift. Small error in rewards points picked up on return home was dealt with quickly by hotel.

Rooms are luxurious and spacious. Started our 5 day stay in R-deluxe room, this has all the "Marriott" trademarks of quality and luxurious bedding / fittings. Bathroom is large and high quality. We upgraded to have a private pool and the pool villas are as good as the other reviews show / suggest. The upgrade cost was worth every penny. Luxury in every area. Only thing that could be improved would be the landscaping in the private garden - it was non-existent, surprising given quality everywhere else in resort. Both rooms very quiet and private.

Dining excellent throughout. The Sand Box offers great food all day, local or western cuisine. The Takieng (Thai) is authentic and a very high standard - can be busy so best to book. The Loca Vore Breakfast is the best buffet breakfast I have had anywhere in the world, you will want for nothing. Can even recommend the room service Pizza, again you will not be disappointed.

Fitness Centre is ample to keep you ticking over during your stay. It's not going to satisfy the needs of heavy lifters but as a means to maintain your regime on your holidays it suffices with a good selection of Cardio kit. Also Steam Room, Sauna and Hot Tub hidden away out the back.

Would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone and fully deserves it high ratings.

Room Tip: Pool Villas or Standard Rooms both great, Pool Villa offers luxury matching anywhere else. Neither o...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

We have enjoyed every aspect of our honeymoon celebration at your beautiful resort! The people have been amazing. A special shout out to our awesome food friends, Nancy and Ginny! A special shout out also goes to the awesome friends at the front desk, Amm and Tony! They took great care of us in every aspect of our stay but especially helping us out with a late checkout! Such a simple request helped us out a lot concerning our late night flight! I appreciated everything that was done for us as a platinum Marriott rewards member! THANK YOU!

Room Tip: Every room is a good room!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you are looking for a calm, relaxing vacation on the beach this is the place to do it. It is located a 45 minute cab ride from Phuket so you are not going to get any action here , which is great if you are looking to relax. The hotel was at 100% occupancy for 3 of the 6 days we were there and we could not feel it. The pool had plenty of chairs available, the beaches were not crowded at all. The staff go out of their way to make you relax. Highly recommend it if you want to get away.
Beaches are clean and beautiful, the sand is not the finest or the whitest but plentiful to enjoy. We upgraded to a Pool Villa room and it was amazing, we did not ant to leave the room given we had a private pool right in our back yard.
Breakfast is better than average and the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff is wonderful.

Room Tip: It's worth the upgrade to a pool villa room. Deluxe rooms near the lobby are more private that t...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great service, great breakfast, great smiling staff, quiet, true resort, good location...a little far from Patong and phuket town in case you want to do that every night.

Green, birds chirping in the morning....beach is ok...but private and again...in busy busy phuket...at least you have place to relax.

Room Tip: We got a villa with a pool...worth it.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We have previously stated at JW Marriott (1k away) but wanted to try somewhere new. Stayed in Chinese New Year 2014, with my wife and two kids age 5,2. The Hotel is a smart modern looking place, more minimalist than JWM. It's a compact resort, with own beachfront, and a mix of 1 bed apartments and 1-3 bed villas. We had a 1 bed Villa, which was nicely appointed with big bathroom, and big main bed, plus a sofa bed and cot for the kids. This villa does lack a private space as you are all in one room, big though it is. The facilities includes a very good spa, kids club which was pretty quiet next to a kids pool area, an adult pool and a small gym. There are 3 restaurants (a good Thai one) a bar, and coffee shop. And of course the beach! It's not overloaded with people for the facilities but it does lack stuff to do. There are no water sports activities at all and pretty much everything else is 20 minutes + away (tennis, golf, horse or elephant riding, sailing, etc) so it's a place to relax and swim, eat, and relax (not easy with kids, so thank god for iPad, though there is a good tv/DVD player in the villa). It does need more activities but we liked our stay and would come back. Staff are really friendly though service could be a little slow sometimes. It's also only 20 minutes from the airport, so it's easy.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We have just returned from eight amazing nights at the Renaissance. This was one of the nicest vacations that we have ever had, and certainly was the most relaxing. The Renaissance is designed in such a natural way that one can really enjoy the surroundings, especially the gorgeous beach. It definitely did not have that "package tour" feel, just a feeling that you are in your own little piece of paradise far from the madding crowds.

The food was excellent, and the breakfast exceptional. I also loved the muay thai class on the beach.

We traveled with our toddler son,and the staff was extremely kind to him. It was a perfect place to bring a toddler. The waves were gentle, the playroom was superb, and the kids' pool was a lovely blue grotto.

Every single member of staff was polite, kind, and competent. I felt like they really cared about our happiness during our vacation.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Well designed place comfortable outdoor and indoor spaces, and Very nice caring helpful staff
Good Thai restaurant and rich breakfast buffet
We enjoyed our stay at this resort for four days end of October and would go back to the same resort again

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

Address: 555, Moo 3, Mai Khao, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Mai Khao
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Mai Khao
#1 Spa Hotel in Mai Khao
#2 Business Hotel in Mai Khao
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mai Khao
#3 Family Hotel in Mai Khao
Price Range: $127 - $595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Our Phuket, Thailand resort's location is ideally adjacent to beautiful Sirinath Marine National Park, as well, providing the chance to completely enjoy the magic of our island. We offer 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 all delight travelers to Thailand. Golf is available nearby, and for your gastronomical journey, our hotel offers an all-day restaurant with fresh ingredients - our signature Loca Vore, Takieng - Thai Restaurant. We also provide 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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