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Baan Chayna
Ranked #31 of 36 Hotels in Choeng Thale
Reviewed March 4, 2013

I've been here on january for 10 days with my wife, this place is a beautiful hotel in phuket, far away from noises and other annoying stuff, rooms are very clean and very good looking with brand new furniture and a very good bathroom.
The service is the strongest point of this place, very polite and professional, expecially Alessandro the manager is a wonderfull person incredibly polite and eager to make his customers stay the most comfortable possible. Also, his skill as barman is very good, we enjoyed our evenings spending our time at the bar where Alessandro is defenitely the king.
I suggest this place to all the people who is looking for a relaxing holiday in the small piece of paradise which is Phuket.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank Gudo W
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Alessandro S, Manager at Baan Chayna, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Dear Guido

i am very glad to see your feedback and answer and i appreciated the good comments , indeed we are doing our best to improve our level of service, as I told you we have just taken over since few months re resort and next time you will come back you will see further improvements.

Best regards
Alessandro S
Baan Chayna

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed here for one day as needed to crash out before our plane at 3am.

Website is very misleading as the location and quality of the property are not what is described.

The guesthouse is a good 10-15 minute walk away from the beach through a not very nice area full of wild dogs running around. The property's swimming pool is small and very limited area to sit out in even but you wouldn't really want to sit around out there.

The room was actually nice though, we had a deluxe room and it was comfy, fairly good fittings and mosquito free.

One big problem we had though was because the place was so remote it was impossible to get taxis and given our late night flight we needed a taxi pre booked. The manager promised he would book a taxi for us and said that they would be there at 1am to pick us up. At 1am we came down to check out and there was no sign of our taxi or the manager. We had to wake him up in his room and because he had not booked the taxi properly we had no taxi. He went out into the night to try and find a taxi but only could get a half stoned tuk tuk driver which was not what we wanted at 1am with quite a long drive to the airport. Ended up delaying us almost an hour and we were close to missing our flight.

Would not stay here again, mainly due to the location over the quality of the rooms

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Thor S
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Alessandro S, Manager at Baan Chayna, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Dear Mr Tor

we appreciate your feedback and value all our client comments, I am sorry for the misunderstanding with the transportation , which unfortunately i personally made a mistake with.
We just took over the Resort and we are trying to do our best to upgrade the service level and the quality provided to our client, I am glad that you have anyhow appreciated the quality of room and the amenities, if you anyhow wish to return to be our guests , i will personally ensure the best welcome and staying with us .
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Nice surprise , the Hotel has just changed management since February and the new team is doing all their best to get our stay pleasant and comfortable , breakfast was very good and choices between american and continental and all freshly done .

the location is perfect just right five minutes to the beach and in a quiet location . My wife and I will indeed be back as it is exactly what we were looking for , all the value of money spent .

Room Tip: I loved the luxury room , space and full of all comfort and amenities.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Kyle11139
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Alessandro S, Manager at Baan Chayna, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

Dear Mr Kyle

was a pleasure to have you here and we are glad that you and your wife enjoyed not only our service but also the lovely area of bang tao / suring beach .

Since we are just turning as a new management we appreciate all our customers input whether positive and negative which will allow us to improve and run the extra mile to give a better and better service .

Looking forward to see you soon back ,
Best regards
Alessandro S
Baan Chayna Management

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Spent 4 nights here - very relaxing place to stay.
Very nice - got upgraded as they were full. Lovely room, nice pool, breakfast good (except for the sweetcorn yogurt...) - helpful staff and only a 10 minute walk to the beach.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank RCumming
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Baan Chayna is a real gem. Recommended to me by friends who live locally, this small but perfectly formed hotel was really the very best that I stayed in during my three months in Thailand (Dec 2009 - Feb 2010); I stayed here for about 2 months of those three. It was then a family run hotel, which changed to Fanch and his co-partner. Fanch is a really friendly and funny guy, warm and personable; he serves at the bar in the evenings, is great at cooking and really looks after you and your needs throughout your stay. The hotel is small, about 12 or so rooms, but clean with a cute pool bar and with a lovely general vibe to it. The pool is not so small - you can certainly do laps in it - and it's also not depressing, as some reviewer said; it's a lovely sunlit pool for most of the day. It's true the location isn't picture perfect, in terms of having a view and you do have to walk to the beaches, but it's a short walk to both the beaches and the town, and all the night life and restaurants you could want. Alternatively Fanch will arrange local taxis to take you to Surin or other wonderful beaches about 10-30 minutes away. Totally worth it for the tranquility, the relaxation away from the crowds, but well served if you want to hit the town too, plus excellent, friendly service and insider knowledge about the area.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We just came back from a week at Baan Chayna. Overall a good experience, but not great.
The plusses:
-clean comfortable rooms
- reasonably quiet, except for the barking of neighbors' dogs
- friendly and knowledgeble manager, Frederique
- the nearby restaurant which is tasty and cheap, but open only for lunch
- tv in the room with basic channels like bbc and tv5 monde
The minusses:
- wifi network which is not password protected, and very slow at times
- breakfast which consists of a glass of artifical fruit juice, a good croissant, a yogurt, 3 slices of toasted bread with jam, and one nespresso coffee. Any request for an extra cup of coffee is charged at a steep 100 to 120 baht! We were charged for the coffees that our son did not drink and which we presumed we could have instead of him!!! We are fruit lovers and in this beautiful Thailand where mangoes, pineapples and bananas are sold on every market or street corner, this hotel does not offer a fruit based breakfast option.
- the pool is small, 10 by 4 meters, and in dark blue tiles, which give it a sad feeling. It was clean and nice just to cool down.
- the walk to the bang tao beach (10 min), surin beach (20 min) or the restaurants in the evenings is safe, but streets are littered with trash.
So overall an average experience. We rented motorbikes to visit the south. I suggest you ask Frederique to arrange airport pick up at 700 baht because the hotel is difficult to find.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank bekaert
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Baan Chayna is really nice. Great rooms and boutique vibe. It's not the kinda place you can relax by the pool but it does have a pool bar.
There is an amazing family Thai restaurant next door but otherwise it is just located in middle phuket, the walk to the beach is not nice and nor are the beaches.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank NZNZNZNZNZ
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freddobrest, Gérant at Baan Chayna, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012
Google Translation

merci d avoir apprécié notre hôtel. nous sommes désolés que les plages de bangtao et surin ne vous ai pas plu car elles sont considérées comme les plus belles de l ile.
bien a vous

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Address: 87/5 M. 3, Soi Surin Beach | Cherngtalay, Thalang, Choeng Thale, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Thalang District > Choeng Thale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Choeng Thale
Price Range: $18 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Baan Chayna 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Charming and romantic Lounge Resort of Baan ChaynaSituated 5 minutes from the beautiful beach of Bang Tao, our 3 stars hotel has been perfectly designed for a tranquil, magical experience.Surrounded by lush countryside and complete with a beautiful tree-lined pool and intimate bar, our welcoming and friendly staff are here to help create a most wonderful relaxing stay for you.The Baan Chayna experience starts in the gardens with a delightful buffet breakfast and continues throughout the day with a vast range of activities - from massage to diving - that we can arrange in advance through our specially selected local partners. If pure indulgent relaxation is more your style, you can unwind around the pool or bar, and glorious traditional Thai massages can be arranged within your private room.At the end of the day, the magic continues with the enjoyment of sumptuous Thai ,French and international food in the restaurants close by.We are happy to arrange all your local transportation needs from scooters to hiring cars and transfer back to the airport and advise you on the best sights and beaches to visit. ... more   less 
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