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“Loved Maikhao !!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and Spa

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Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and Spa
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Mai Khao
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loved Maikhao !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I had accidentally booked Maikhao dream villa resort instead of Maikhao dream resort Natai - best mistake !!! We loved our experience here - our one bedroom villa was just beautiful as was the outside courtyard with pool and spa. The villa was immaculate and serviced x2 daily - lovely bathroom products. The staff all make you feel so welcome - you almost feel like you are the only guests there. The breakfast buffet was excellent and our (Thai) dinner at the restaurant was delicious. We virtually had the pool and entire beach to ourselves and enjoyed the beachside massages. The location is isolated but we were happy to enjoy the surroundings and chill - golf course nearby. Was great to have a few nights here - close to the airport which was a bonus after long flight from Australia. Would definitely like to come back to Maikhao one day!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

We were astounded by this place when we got there... The furnishings were just as described in other reviews, each villa was huge, and we had a private pool and jacuzzi. We got settled in quickly and decided to go and explore the rest of the resort, including the public pool area.

When we got back, some longans which I had been sure had been on the table were on the floor. Couldn't figure out why. Later on, the mystery was solved when my husband spotted a rat crawling around on the inset ceiling. We called for help, and folks showed up with a rat trap to capture the rat. To their credit, they seemed quite familiar with this scenario, so I guess it's something which happens fairly often.

After the trap had been set for a while, we heard some noise and went out to find a hapless rat stuck on the glue (yes, glue, very old school of them), and the staff arrived soon enough to take the rat away.

The next day, the butler showed up in the evening and mumbled something about how he had been too busy in the morning to come and meet with us. Err, I'm sorry but if you're supposed to be our personal butler I'm not quite sure you get to tell us that you were too busy for us. In any case, we told him about the rat. He was unfazed, and simply asked, "Oh, were there more?"

We also went to a cocktail hour where the General Manager supposedly was gathering feedback from the guests. My mother told him about the rat, expecting profuse apologies and perhaps some mitigating peace offering, but was instead told that "we shouldn't have left the gate leading to the beach open", and "of course we do pest control regularly".

I suppose we didn't look like the type who would post on TripAdvisor. And indeed we typically wouldn't, but the treatment that we had gotten here, as well as the shock of finding a rat in an otherwise apparently perfect villa (we travelled with my 8-month old daughter so we were on rat lookout for the rest of our stay... Not to mention wondering constantly about which of the cutlery and furniture the rat had been crawling over), had prompted me to write this review.

Very disappointed.

Stayed December 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

perfect hotel,perfect service,great food.quite expensive but worth saving money for your perfect family vaction or honeymoon.the hotel is 10 minutes from the airport and the region itself is in a remote area,so you will feel like your the only tourist in phuket...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

I've no words to express how happy me and my family were here! Its really a paradise on earth! Very right to its name itspreally a dream come true:) thevilla was superb with all the facilities! You name anything and it's there! The service and hospitality was awesome.and most of all thanks to Tee who really took care of us! The location is the best I've ever seen of all the resorts on beach. The swimming pool and jacuzzi were the two places where we spent maximum of our time.I'm sure this was the first experience here but it won't be the last!!! Every moment here was memorable:) three cheers to the mai Khao dream villa resort team!!!

  • Stayed November 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

First week of OF NOV-13 we family of 7 stayed IN 3 bed room villa and 2 bed room beach front villa and enjoyed the stay.. Being VEGETARIAN Chef has planned wonderful menu after consulting us. THANKS to him for excellent menu..All staff particularly our villa attendant was very helpful and efficient to cater our needs. Villas and swimming pool area are well maintained.Location of property is very beautiful.


WE ALL THANKS TO STAFF OF RESORT,

RAKESH SINGH- MUMBAI INDIA /ANKIT BAFNA HONGKONG

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I stayed at the Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and Spa earlier in November. It was my first time in Phuket and I did not know what to expect. The hotel is very close to the airport which made it very convenient especially since we were travelling with a toddler. When we arrived at the hotel, we checked in and we were brought to our 3 bedroom villa by Nicky, who was our butler for the duration of our stay. We were wowed by the sheer size of the villa. The 3 bedrooms were all en suite. The kitchenette, dining and living rooms were also of good size. Outside there was a gazebo where you could relax under, a jacuzzi and a swimming pool (this can get quite deep). On the second floor where the 3rd bedroom is located was another living room and another swimming pool with deck chairs and views of the beach. It was beautiful. The beds were very comfortable, the linen and towels fresh and the surroundings were very clean. The baby cot we had requested for was all prepared before our arrival as well. The hotel had also provided some small toys and toiletries for our toddler.

Nicky's service was just excellent. She was very helpful in assisting us with making our spa reservations, our dining reservations in the hotel and outside, and even recommended a take out Thai restaurant when we were too tired to trek out for dinner one night. Nicky was smiles all the time, even at 10 pm at night when she came with our pot of coffee and to say goodbye before she left for the day. The experience at the hotel would not have been complete without her.

There was a good buffet breakfast spread in the morning. We were there for 4 days and the hotel tried to have some small variations with the breakfast every morning. We had one dinner in the hotel. That experience was just ok honestly. We ordered from the ala carte menu some local Thai dishes. The food tasted ok but the portions were rather small. There was a traditional Thai dance for entertainment that evening and that was enjoyable.

The beach at the hotel is very quiet. It definitely has the feeling of a private beach. The tide can get quite high at times, especially compared to the waters we saw at Patong Beach. We managed to see a herd of water buffalos walking along the beach at sunset and that was quite a breathtaking and unsual experience.

The children's play room in the hotel is very well equipped and will definitely provide your children with lots of entertainment. There is also a pool table outside the children's room.

My experience at the spa was also really good. I had a 90 minute aromatherapy massage and it sure felt like that they had kneaded every spot that needed work on. The masseuse were professional and effective and extremely polite. There are lots of other cheaper spa options outside of the hotel, however it was just the most convenient option at the time. The hotel staff are also most willing to assist with this.

As the hotel is quite far North, the other attractions are quite a ride away, about 45 minutes - 1 hour. We went to Patong Beach, The Big Buddha, the Jim Thompson outlet as well as the Phuket Premium Outlets (not worth visiting in my opinion). We got a contact for a driver with a mini van from a friend and so transport was easy.

Near the hotel are other hotels on the Mai Khao beach stretch including the SALA and the JW Marriot. We had dinner one night at La Cucina at the JW Marriot and the food was pretty good. Nicky helped us arrange for the taxi there and back and that was about a 10 minute drive. Close to the area is also a little quaint shopping area called Turtle Village. There are some boutique stores there as well as eateries including a pub, Swensens and a coffee place. There was also a supermarket in Turtle Village.

Overall, a very good stay. I have already recommended it to other family and friends and it is definitely some where that I will come back to.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We got this room at a discount from a deal site (DealDozen.com). Upon setting foot inside the villa, we instantly fell in love! Each villa is HUGE! Our place had two rooms (one master's bedroom and one with two beds). The bedrooms and bathrooms were very luxurious and beautiful. The combined kitchen, dining and sala area was a really big place that connected the rooms and even had a glass door in the middle which led to the outdoor private pool and jacuzzi area of our villa.

One of the things I loved the most about our villa was that you could open the door from the master's bedroom and get instant access to the beach. We walked along the shore everyday and just enjoyed the privacy and tranquility of the area. Even if it rained a bit during our stay, there was never a dull moment because even just staying inside the villa was so relaxing.

The staff was incredibly helpful. Special shoutout to "Beer" who was extremely friendly and helped us find a Catholic church in Patong and set up our transportation (we ended up not going though since there was a flood going to Patong that day). He also helped us set up the sound system in our private pool area and gave recommendations for the food.

Overall we had an AMAZING stay and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone (couples, families, friends) who will be visiting Phuket. You'll love it so much that you won't even feel the need to leave the resort.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and Spa
Address: 138/21 Moo 4, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Mai Khao
#8 Romantic Hotel in Mai Khao
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Mai Khao
#9 Family Hotel in Mai Khao
#10 Luxury Hotel in Mai Khao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the northwest coast of Phuket Island, Maikhao Dream Villa Resort and Spa, Phuket, is only a short drive away from Phuket airport. It offers 22 exquisite pool villas that blend in perfectly with Phuket’s natural beauty. The resort exudes unstinting grandeur in a tranquil and natural environment where the warm turquoise sea caresses the golden sand of Maikhao Beach. Escape to a tropical playground where the warm turquoise sea caresses the golden sand of Maikhao Beach nature and sophisticated Thai design converge in celebration of a luxurious stay. Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, Phuket is a splendid holiday destination offering impeccable personalized services and facilities tailored to exceed guests’ expectations and ensure a “home-away-from-home” stay. ... more   less 
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