We stayed in this villa for one week. The whole experience was excellent. The communication with the owner was very good and quick. The villa fully lived up to our high expectations and there was thought of every little detail, like for instance mosquito spray, umbrellas for the beach etc. The housekeeper was very nice and cooked good Thai food for us most days, did the laundry and cleaning. She did not say much and kept in the background,which was fine but was very willing to help when asked. The service from the rest of the people around was also excellent and for instance when we needed the drinking water container to be replace on a Sunday where the housekeeper was not there, we called the contact on the mobile phone they had provided and someone showed up within 10 minutes.
The villa was very nice and exactly as in the pictures. The pool was big and very clean and the children loved it.
The villa is about 30 minutes walk away from the beach in a very quite location with a small local village near by. It was nice being in such a quite location, with local Thai people living in the area. However if you want beach and restaurants within an easy stroll this might not be the place. We had rented the Toyota Yaris and that was very good, and a car, or scooter, is needed if you want to go to restaurants etc.
A fairly large area of trees had been cleared just on the other side of the fence from the villa, and it seems some construction will eventually take place there. As it was now you could practically not see the cleared area when in the villa or pool and there was no work going on at all in the area, so it did not bother us at all. If and when construction starts there might be a period where the very peacefull atmosphere will be disturbed.
All in all we very much liked this villa and can fully recommend it to anyone that would like to stay in a large luxurious villa, with excellent service and in a very quite location.
When my friends and I decided to go to Thailand last year, we weren't sure if we wanted to stay in a hotel or in a private villa. On the one hand we wanted to enjoy the full service a hotel offers, on the other hand we wanted to experience the thai cuisine and not be around tourists all day long. After some research we found a number of options, one being this villa.
After the long flight and all of us quite exhausted, we decided to enjoy the fruits we were offerend and jumped in the pool to freshen up a little.. the perfect start to a 2 week holiday in Villa Orchid - When reviewing our options.. I can only say that all of us were more than happy with the choice we made.
Although the beaches (especially Nai Thon) are very beautfiful, we prefered to stay at our private pool, as we had all we needed there - sunchairs, a salt water pool, a maid that would go to the market, grab food and cook for us.. or maybe even get us a few beers, if we ran out. If we wanted a message - a quick phone call and all was arranged. The owner gave us the option to rent a car, which was perfect to travel around the island a bit and do some shopping, too.
Thanks to Mike and his staff for the outstanding service.. whatever we needed, he was always there to help us right away! And also a thanks to our maid.. delicious, fresh food prepared in our own kitchen, coming home with washed/folded clothes.. amazing!
We will be back!
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