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“Highly Recommended for a Wedding Venue”

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Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre
Ranked #7 of 43 Hotels in Rawai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Have just returned from a wonderful stay at the Friendship – aptly named as the staff there are just that. The room was very comfortable and kept spotless throughout the entire ten days spent there.

The main reason for staying at the Friendship was my daughter had chosen this venue for her wedding. I cannot express enough my thanks to the management and staff for making this day so very special and enjoyable, not only for my daughter, but also for the guests. The organisation of the event was admirable. The food was faultless, as it was throughout my stay there, and much commented on by the guests. My daughter spent a few days at Friendship prior to her wedding and enjoyed her stay so much she and her husband are returning after their honeymoon to spend their final two days before departing to the UK.

Starr, you are a credit to your profession and may I wish you and your staff every success for the future. For what started out as a retirement interest has certainly flourished into a hotel to be proud of. The teamwork is second to none. It was a day which, when asked by friends and colleagues at home, I can only describe as "faultless and a day I could only dream of for my daughter and which came true". Very many thanks – I hope to be back!

Elaine B

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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StarrFriendshipBeach, General Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Your praise is heartwarming. We truly appreciate your comments and it is gratifying to know that you were well pleased. We put a lot of effort into making your celebration a special one and the staff thoroughly enjoyed participating in making it a reality and went out of their way to be accommodating by working extra hours - joyfully and with great pleasure. It is special events like this that gets us out of the normal hum-drum routine. What a gratifying experience for us all.

Blessings to you,
STARR

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

thank you Jay for your patience and found my laundry ! you are great and also the guy at reception ( i dont know his name..). Jay made everything easy for us, organise a trip to the beach ( the beach at the hotel is not the best..). We were there on a kite surf tour but even without the kite option it is a great place to stay. The food is fresh and excellent and this is so rare in most of the resorts..People are nice, we felt at home , it is a very nice and clean place, I highly recommend.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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StarrFriendshipBeach, General Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

When anyone recommends us highly, we must be doing something right. Thank you for that comment. We are pleased when you are pleased. And as to Jay, what can I say, she is most accommodating and sincerely loves our guests. She makes them a part of our family.

Best regards,
STARR

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed there 7 days with a family of 4 early january 2014. This is a very nice hotel on rawai beach.we liked the atmosphere, the size of the bedrooms, the quality of the food, the smile of Jay.
We did not like the showers (bad system with very small watter flow) and the fact that some staff had limited understanding of english which made comunication difficult.
But overall very relaxing place, well maintained and very friendly staff. We do recomend.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank Eric P
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StarrFriendshipBeach, General Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Thank you for your recommendation. Because of conservation of water, we do not recommend a strong water flow for showers. There is ample water and a steady flow but, because this is an island and there are many resorts, we are asked to conserve.

Glad that you had a good time. We look forward to your next visit.

Best,
STARR

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

The hotel and staff were first rate .We were there for a wedding which could have been stressful. The whole thing was handled with care and professionally. The wedding went without a problem .The food was excellent . I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone The staff were superb and we were made to feel part of the family .A special thank you to Anong and Charlie we will be back

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Charles S
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StarrFriendshipBeach, General Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2014

How wonderful to receive reviews like this. You are special people. We so look forward to seeing you again even though your only daughter was married at this event there are other reasons to visit as well.

Blessings to you all,
STARR

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stayed at Friendship Beach resort for a couple of weeks while participating in the Atmanjai Health Centre's wellness programme.

The resort has a nice, sea water, pool and comfortable, well maintained and impeccably clean rooms. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and comfortable. The resort was very busy during the Christmas and New Year holidays, which placed some pressure on the restaurant staff at times and service suffered a little as a result.

However I found the waiting staff, house cleaners and grounds staff to be welcoming, friendly and service orientated. It was a very enjoyable stay at a very reasonable price.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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StarrFriendshipBeach, General Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Staying 2 weeks and doing the de-tox program during the Christmas Holidays is a tribute to your tenacity of having a more healthy body. Not easy to do with all the smells and array of foods.

We appreciate your comments. See you for another de-tox next season?

Be well and best regards,
STARR

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Met my old friend Barry from Australia with my wife for drinks and lunch and found the place delightful. Sitting in the bar right on the beach you have a wonderfully view out over the water to islands in the distance and this with a cold drink in hand is as good as you will get.
We now wish we had taken the time to check out the rooms and the rest of the resort.
Lunch was a burrito and possibly one of the best I have had. The staff were friendly and attentive, a credit to the the management.
Normally we stay at the best five star resorts with all the fancy trimmings but when in Thailand next time would give serious consideration to staying here.
Congratulations to the management.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Ray d
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StarrFriendshipBeach, General Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Wonderful, wonderful. Thank you for the very positive comments. We appreciate your business and caring attitude.

Best regards,
STARR

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

We loved that you could do yoga every morning and use the gym at Serenity down the beach. The view is breathtaking being right on the ocean. It was wonderful to watch the kite surfers while relaxing in the sun. The food was awesome especially the raw food delights such as the raw chocolate desert, the maca smoothies, and the ginger and tamarind cooler. The staff were friendly and helpful. The spa treatments went above and beyond the normal. We had the chance to do a foot bath that detoxes your body and an ultrasonic zapper session that removes viruses and toxins electronically. We also loved the Christmas Eve dinner with all the decorations, live music and festive atmosphere. To go to a swimming beach we got a taxi to Kata Noi one day and to Nai Harn another day--only 15 minutes. We'd definitely come back and do the whole detox program at Atamanjai.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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StarrFriendshipBeach, General Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2014

We are blessed to have people like you stay with us. it is truly a pleasure to mingle with the guests having a good time; especially when the staff went beyond the norm to decorate and provide everyone with a good time.

Here's looking forward to your next stay with us and doing the de-tox program.

Best regards.
STARR

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Additional Information about Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre

Address: 27/1 Soi Mittrapap | Friendship Beach, Rawai, Phuket 83130, Thailand (Formerly Friendship Beach Resort & Spa by iCheck Inn)
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Rawai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Rawai
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Rawai
#6 Spa Hotel in Rawai
#7 Family Hotel in Rawai
#8 Romantic Hotel in Rawai
Price Range: $44 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre is your very own private hideaway located on the south east coast of Phuket Island. Situated right on the beach, our comfortable 30 rooms and suites offer exceptional value in a stunning location and are just a stones throw from the resort's pool and secluded beach.The hotel offers breathtaking panoramic views of Chalong Bay and is the perfect location in which to explore the Andaman's famous archipelago of islands.Located on beautiful Chalong Bay.Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre has a spa and private beach and offers free Wi-Fi throughout. The 30 air-conditioned rooms feature a minibar, satellite TV and private hot shower and are just a short walk from the beach and boast a high ceiling, tile floor and Bali-style decor. All rooms at Friendship Beach Resort & Spa come with a fridge and a personal safe.Central Shopping Mall, Tesco Lotus Mall and the Home Pro Village Mall are a 10-minute drive from the hotel. It is a 25-minute drive from Patong Beach and a 45-minute drive from Phuket Airport. On-site parking is free. Atmanjai Wellness Centre offers spa treatments and detox programs, as well as oceanside yoga classes. Guests can lounge by the outdoor pool, enjoy the garden or unwind with a massage.The hotel's restaurant offers al fresco dining, serving up Thai and Western favourites. It is open daily from 07:00-22:00. ... more   less 
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Friendship Beach Waterfront Hotel Rawai
Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre Phuket/Rawai

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