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Paresa Resort Phuket
Ranked #3 of 35 Hotels in Kamala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 13, 2014

This is literally the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at! The rooms are beautiful and so are the grounds. It is in a great area as well--close to all the action but far enough away to feel secluded. It is on top of a mountain with your own infinity pool! The view is absolutely breathtaking!

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

It has been a true joy to host your enlarged family for a festive reunion in wonderful Phuket. Although very last minute we are thankful to read that our efforts to grant you a serene environment where to enjoy some well deserved family time, as well as the resort itself and the service provided during your stay, have been appreciated. We trust to be able to welcome you back to Paresa in occasion of the next get together, confident that the more time invested in planning the next stay at the Heaven of all Heavens the greater will the experience be for all of you.

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Second stay in Dec '13 - a return after my first stay in 2009 (or was it 2010?). The resort is looking a little older than when I first visited, but we still love it. We stayed in the Aqua suite this time and the private pool was to die for.

Pros are the villa itself, the gorgeous infinity pool, the fantastic quality of food and cocktails and the peerless service. Breakfasts are a lush affair - choice of an a la carte and otherwise a small spread of cheeses, fruit, muesli and champagne.

Special thanks to Nop, Rut and Wawa (hope I remember their names right); they are the sweetest, most obliging hotel staff.

In a nutshell, if you want to be near to town or are used to a massive buffet style brekkie- don't stay here; the large chains on the beach are more for you. If you're after a little class and isolation amidst great service and food, this is the place for you. Nowhere in Phuket have we found such value. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

All Angels would like to thank you for returning to Paresa after an initial taste of Heaven had indeed a few years ago, it is such a pleasure to delight guests over again. Having visited Paresa within the first year since its opening and return to it again years later finding renewed value in its comfortable accommodation, enticing food offerings and attentive service throughout the resort is an incredible compliment, sounding almost as good as your promise to be back soon! Nop, Rut, Wawa, together with all Angels, await your return and hope in a shorter break from the initial one...

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Actually I would like to give 4.5 stars, but unfortunately this is not possible and 5 stars is too much. The surroundings are absolutely breathtaking. The lobby, restaurant and villas are comfortable and the interior decorator did a wonderful job. The restaurant also has beautiful views over the bay and the food is absolutely top quality. The staff and management are very friendly. There is however a problem in communicating with the staff. Their English is very poor and it becomes even more complicated if they respond to a question with : "We will take care of it" meanwhile they did not understand what you meant. On two occasions we waited for more than an hour for the shuttle bus to arrive in Kamala (after three phone calls the major concern of the operator was to ask for our room number and he reassured the shuttle bus was on its way (it only takes 15 minutes from Paresa to Kamala)). We twice decided to take a taxi which costed every time 400 bath. We talked about this with one of the managers ('Mirko' handled this with style and assured us this will be improved in the future). Another point of criticism is the cleanliness of the room. There is an outdoor toilet and with a lot of trees surrounding the villas you can expect some leaves on the terraces and also in the outdoor toilet. Unfortunately it took four days before the leaves were removed. A last remark is the complementary shampoo and shower gel in the otherwise magnificent outdoor shower. If you do not remove the empty bottles yourself they will stay there !!!! Of course these are small details in a fantastic environment. Quiet, relaxing, breathtaking views, friendship and comfortable villas. We will surely return in the next years.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

Thank you for choosing Paresa for your holidays in Phuket. We liked to read the review posted above, it surely tells how much you have enjoyed your time in Heaven. Management and Angels alike take all points of concern raised seriously, it is a pleasure reading that the minor inconveniences experienced have not tarnished the overall experience nonetheless we shall aim at improving on every single count to aim at a five star rating in occasion of your next stay at the Heaven of all Heavens. English classes for the Angels, ongoing training and coaching in all departments, correct flow of information and the genuine passion that moves us all at Paresa will contribute in making our resort a true Heaven for all travelers. We all hope to welcome you back over and over in the years to come.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile



We stayed at Paresa for our wedding and honeymoon. Our wedding for 26 guests was amazing - it was exactly as we had imagined and we wouldn't change a thing. The food was incredible and the fireworks - wow! The service and facilities were fantastic. We stayed in room 307, a cliff pool villa which was the most private of this category. Having stayed at the phuket pavilions before, we had high expectations. Paresa did not disappoint, the only thing we would change would be to have the villas completely shielded from the eyes of other villas. The views however, were incredible and we loved the outdoor showers. We enjoyed the infinity dinner in the pool, the service and food were outstanding again, as was a massage which put my husband to sleep. The only slight let downs were that we had to call for soap which was not left in our room and the airport transfers were not on time.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

The Angels are delighted that you have chosen Paresa to celebrate your big day with your closest friends and family members, we are ecstatic that your expectations have been fulfilled by the amazing resort and our attentive service. Strong of having experienced Phuket before you made no mistake in selecting the Heaven of all Heavens for a special celebration. Many will be the occasions to remember this unique life event in the near future, we all look forward to welcoming you back soon and celebrate together wedding anniversaries and more happenings in your newly formed family.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We love the infinity pool which allowed perfect sea view of the mountain area. Although we were prepared for the remote location, we did not expect that transportation to downtown and other beach were so inconvenient. Apart from that, everything was perfect, nice staff, comfortable bed, considerate DVD library, breakfast, etc.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

The Angels enjoy reading of couples selecting Paresa for its peaceful surroundings, astonishing views and great offering when it comes to food, beverages in addition to recreational facilities like our Beach Club or The Spa. Paresa’s location is the highlight of its unique concept of private boutique resort centered on modern southern Thai architecture where every corner of the resort is devoted to the Andaman Sea. Numerous are the alternatives to reach the four corners of Phuket island, every major touristic point of interest is reachable from Kamala’s Millionaire Mile in a short twenty to thirty minutes drive, further locations are maximum within one hour drive. A complimentary shuttle regularly connects Paresa and its Beach Club situated on Kamala Beach; Kamala Town is linked in the same way. Surin Beach and Patong, located northbound and southbound respectively, are within 15 minutes drive from Paresa and our limousine service will whisk you there at a reasonable price compared to local forms of transportation available from the resort. Hiring a car or a motorbike are also valid options to gain transportation independency while enjoying the secluded cliff side spot where Heaven lays. Thanks for describing every other detail of your stay as “perfect”, the word has something heavenly attached to it…

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

The rooms in the hotel are amazing and having your own private infinity pool overlooking the cliff was out of this world. The staff were very friendly but at times proved frustrating when trying to organise trips and transport from the hotel. Overall my wife and I really enjoyed our stay, however the exceptions I refer to in the title are as follows:

1) We arranged an airport pick up that was on time and the driver (like all the staff) was very friendly. The jeep that picked us up was spacious, comfortable and the ice cold water provided was a lovely touch. A great start to the holiday, until the driver started to drift off on our way to the hotel! He was falling asleep at the wheel which prompted us to become much more talkative in order to keep him awake. I'm sure the guy works long hours but it was pretty nerve wracking for us in the back.

2) On our second night we awoke to someone ever so slowly sliding the deck door open! My wife happened to hear it and when we saw the curtains moving I jumped out of bed to turn on the lights. We rang security and inspected the area soon after, thankfully no one was there. Afterwards we noticed large handprints on the glass of the door and as a result struggled to sleep for the rest of the night. On the positive side we were moved to a more secure and private room and the staff managed the situation admirably. However this is not the type of experience one would expect in a 5 star resort. When you're on holidays you should not loose sleep over such an experience.

The construction site next door is not ideal and the food at the restaurant is average at best. Despite all this, we still enjoyed our stay at Paresa - mainly because the rooms are just that good.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Thank you for the kind feedback provided following your stay in two of our accommodations. Arriving in style at Paresa on board our luxury SUVs after receiving a warm Thai welcome by your driver is surely the best way to start a holiday away from the daily routine. Wished we could have retrieved the above comment ahead of the above review as we do take the matter seriously and what described does not correspond at all with the professional conduct all our drivers maintain while exercising their duty. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed the alternative Cliff Pool Villa provided you following an unpleasant episode reported on the first night of the stay, Paresa has spared no efforts in ensuring a quiet and relaxing environment where guests can enjoy been pampered by our heavenly service. Do think of returning to the Heaven of all Heavens if planning a short trip to Phuket in the near future.

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Reviewed December 13, 2013

Now we know what people mean by ‘those ultra-luxury resorts on Phuket’ !
This was great ! Thanks Andaman adventures for making this within reach of our budget – great rates people ! We had an on-call private butler at Paresa who could make just about anything happen we asked him – and we wanted a lot !

My wife and I stayed in Paresa recently as part of a lengthy tour of the best regions in the resort. Despite getting good prices from our travel agent (who also did a good job of helping us choose where to stay, putting together all the transfers and activities) the tour cost a bomb, was worth every penny, it was the best holiday I’ve had since I went back-packing round the world 20 years ago (when I stayed in hotels that were to say the least rather simpler than the ones I booked for this trip – ah, the fruits of success, don’t you just love them ? The experience that we had at the Paresa was brilliant and I highly recommend anyone planning to visit Phuket that het consider the Paresa, if they can afford it.

The view from Parea is stupendous and our room exceeded our expectations. The private pool, flower petals in our bath, the free snacks and drinks, the lovely decor on the bed, the ready-for-action press-and-drink coffee machine was fab, all brill. Breakfast on the massive restaurant balcony overlooking the Andaman Sea was great, watching the waves crash into the cliff below us was simply spectacular. Had a huge breccy, not because I was trying to save money on lunch (past that now) but because it was all so yummy, Asian food, a Western egg thing (Florentine I think) then cakes, ham and fancy cheeses (these last are a particular luxury in Thailand. Huge breakfast. I could barely stagger as far as the pool loungers. Thankfully I had a good book, so could enjoy working up an appetite for a fusion Thai-Western lunch, more yummy stuff, perfect for a foodie like me.

We were lucky to get what appeared to be one of the best rooms in the resort (our agent requested it) because from it we got great views of the ocean. Actually it wasn’t really luck at all, we chose our agent based on a friend’s recommendation and they delivered the goods. The room had a private infinity pool and we spent ages just lazing on the daybed next to the pool, dipping and sipping fresh brewed coffee from our own coffee machine – yes, you can have a fresh coffee day or night, at the push of a button. The pool was totally private, perfect for romance, need I write more ?

One evening we booked a 3 course pool-side dinner under the stars. Tres romantic with lots of little lights lighting up the pool. No need for air-con while poolside dining, because the sea breeze is refreshing and cool, plus drives away the mozzies.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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MirkoParesa, Front Office Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2014

Great review of what seem like a heavenly stay indeed, 100% Paresa infused in the above. The Angels would like to show appreciation, in order of participation, to: the friends recommending the agency for this special journey, Andaman Sky for putting together a fabulous itinerary and choosing Paresa as part of the amazing properties visiting during the same and, last but not least, the guests for enjoying every single minute of their holidays profiting from a awe-inspiring villa within a marvelous resort, succulent food and beverage offering to satisfy every palate, modern and comfortable facilities, the courteous service extended by all Angels as well as the personalized touches of the Dream Maker dedicated to our Cielo Residences. We trust many within your families and friends are luring over the idea of imitating your mind-blowing Thailand vacation, we look forward to welcome them as well as you back for another incredible stay at Paresa.

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Address: 49 Moo 6, Layi-Nakalay Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand (Formerly Paresa)
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Kamala
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Kamala
#3 Spa Hotel in Kamala
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kamala
#4 Family Hotel in Kamala
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kamala
Price Range: $419 - $1,458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Paresa Resort Phuket 5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paresa Resort, "Heaven of all Heavens," is a truly unique hideaway-style luxury resort surrounded by lush tropical forest on Kamala's "Millionaires Mile." The breathtaking location is paired with uninterrupted Andaman sea views, two coveted restaurants serving genuine Mediterranean and authentic Thai cuisine, an award-winning spa and personalized Bespoke Experiences offered by our own adventure guides. ... more   less 
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