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“Friendly staff and great Thai food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paresa Resort Phuket

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Paresa Resort Phuket
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Kamala
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
382 reviews
375 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 692 helpful votes
“Friendly staff and great Thai food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2010

Pros
-good place to recharge esp with lovely comfortable weather even despite the occasional rain, I came with a cold and left completely recovered
-Pre-loaded music on iPod with good selection/variety of music 
-View.  Was here rainy season but still pretty nice view overlooking the deep blue 
-steep hills ( nice mini workout walking up narrow pathways flanked by bamboo trees.   Or take the buggy )
- lush vegetation ie in the restaurant with huge sundeck area.  Really nice view & loved how trees growing sideways into the deck have been left alone 
-Location.   Villas built against a steep hill, my room was nestled in between lots of lovely lush vegetation so there were also lots of birds, golden dragonflies and butterflies
-nice tub/indoor/outdoor shower
-good view and excellent choice of Thai food (very generous portions) at the restaurant.  Many typical Thai dishes but some pleasant surprises as well.  (the same restaurant also served Italian food but I didn't try any)   
-the basics:   Free wifi and no bug bites

Just ok
-Room size ok only.  For this price Sri Panwa hotel more impressive with more privacy plus much more space plus own tiny beach (but the Paresa hotel restaurant view /food much better)  Also the way my room was designed, while sunning would get occasionally splashed by the people upstairs as they swam in their pool (plus heard their conversations  )
- am so used to super quick often in room check-ins that lobby check ins are not so expected anymore  

Kind of lame!! 
-"welcome drink" was choice of one drink in mini bar.  Either make the non alcoholic drinks all free or give out a real welcome drink! 
- some construction work on a building behind my room, had to use the iPod to drown out the noise 
-called the front desk for a toothbrush.  They sent a buggy instead.  Was told by the buggy guy I should go buy my own toothbrush at the library even though the shop was locked basically entire time when I was there.  

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Anilegna
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Paresa, General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, September 16, 2010
Thank you for your review and feedback and highlighting a number of the great Pro's of Paresa.
With our welcome drink we prefer guests to relax in their villa and take one of the, juices, smoothies, soft drinks, coconut juice or beers from our in villa bar at their leisure rather than standing around in a lobby with a standard style welcome drink. Nice to also have with the evening canapes we deliver each evening. Also based on the feedback toothbrushes etc are available complimentary.
As I was away during your stay I did not get to meet you personally, I hope that I do get to welcome you back to Paresa in the future.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2010

I have stayed at Paresa during New year eve 2009-January this year, one of the first group of people who had a chance to indulge in this amazingly beautiful resort. Even though hotel just opened in that period, somehow everything ran so smooth and perfect, impeccable service and great food. The pool was fantastic, the view is magnificent with the infinity seaview. And once u walked into the villa , it was breathtaking, the design of the room, the balcony and the pool. Everything is flawless. I had a chance to also have a NY eve dinner and party at the hotel and it was great fun. really recommend.
Kamala is great location, not too far from town and airport and still not too crowded and very serene. This is a must place to go!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MsAudrey
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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2010

My Angel " Auto" is a very nice guy and he offered a lot of help during my stay. Appreciate for the one room type upgrade. Even I have requested to change room to have a better view, "Auto" really tried his best to accomodate my need. The staff all around the hotel always carry a smile. The buggy service is good and efficient. They are helpful and sincere. Apart from the service, the hotel itself is a nice place located on the cliff whoch make the view so awesome. My hubby and me both think that we will come back again. It would be better for the hotel to have some road sign direction, just like the other hotels down the hills. It wil be more convenience for those who rent a car. But the way to hotel is not difficult to find. Overall, it is a good memerable stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank hopss
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Paresa, General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, September 14, 2010
Thank you for your review and that our team including Khun Auto looked after you so well (especially while I was away on leave) With regard to signs on the main road these are under construction already to go on the street corner.
I look forward to welcoming you back to Paresa soon.
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2010

The resort is secluded and quite far from the nearest town which is Kamala beach. It is a nice and relaxing place with excellent views, being perched on a hill top. Good place to relax and spend time with your loved one. The service is good, the Thai food is excellent and a good place to unwind.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank tohyk
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Paresa, General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, September 14, 2010
Thank you for your review and it is great to hear you enjoyed our service and food along with the views. We appreciate your feedback which we love to pass onto our team.
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2010

Our evaluation is in the context of our purpose for the trip. We wanted to spend quality time with each other in a comfortable environment. We are happy with our stay overall and would love to return.

The staff are welcoming and friendly, but while most understand English there were occasions of mis-understandings (nothing serious in fact amusing). The Resort will benefit from English pronunciation training on basic service stuff to the staff.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Gechie
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Paresa, General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, September 1, 2010
Thank you very much for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back.
We have taken your comments and our Training Manager will be using this to improve our staff English lessons that we run.
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2010

We spent 2 days at Paresa which was idyllic and wish we could have stayed longer.
It was sheer bliss to do nothing! Although the choice of activities was extensive, if you choose to take them up. For us, it was a long overdue break, to chill, relax, unwind. Paresa is perfect for this.

Beautifully appointed rooms, spacious, extremely comfy bed which was a struggle to get out of! But managed to move myself to the private terrace to sunbath and swim in our private infinity pool. Each room had an i-pod, pre-loaded with over 4500 songs, so something for everyone.

The staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Special touches - my husband asked for something off the menu and it was no problem at all, in fact he ordered it again the next day and the staff remembered instantly!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank JosandNoah
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Paresa, General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, August 24, 2010
Thank you for choosing Paresa for your short break and I am glad we were able to "chill, relax and unwind" it may have been a short break, however from Singapore as you know its only just over an hour away, so I look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again soon.
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hong kong
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2010

We stayed in the Aqua Suite at Paresa for 5 days. Everything that shows and says in their Website is true! The resort is so beautiful and the suite is exceptionally clean and well arranged. All staffs are super friendly and the food at the restaurant are really delicious.

Yes, the resort is a bit far away from busy Patong and the beach, but we really enjoy the relaxing atmosphere here, and we don't even want to leave our suite with such a nice pool and view.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank traveldorishk
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Paresa, General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this review, August 20, 2010
Thank you for choosing Paresa for your holiday and that you enjoyed your Aqua Pool Suite and views. I hope we can welcome you back soon
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Property: Paresa Resort Phuket
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 Luxury Hotel in Kamala
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Kamala
#2 Spa Hotel in Kamala
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kamala
#4 Family Hotel in Kamala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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