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“Detox holiday in Atmanjai” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre

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Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre
Ranked #7 of 42 Hotels in Rawai
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Detox holiday in Atmanjai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

The place is nice and quiet, the only problem, the sea is tide, so you cant have a lot of swimming in this part of the beach. But 10 min drive on Raway beach is great and beautifull!
The people are amaizing, great service, haelthy and delisous food!
The detox center is exellent!

Room Tip: In the area of Atmanjai detox planty of gengster roosters, so you might wake up early, if you dont m...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 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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Thank lovecsik
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Urs A, Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Thank you very much for your review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your detox at Atmanjai.
The beach in front of our resort is not swimmable at low tide, which is the case for all beaches located on the East coast of Phuket island.
Sincerely, Urs - Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I spent 2 weeks at Friendship Beach Resort in Phuket in February. We both participated in the "Eat Well" detox program at Atmanjai. Although we were both initially quite sceptical of the idea of 'detoxing', we found the program really fantastic and felt rejuvenated with increased energy at the end. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, especially Emily (Chinese Medicine doctor), Karol, (yoga instructor) and also the wonderful Thai reception staff - Poan, Jenny, Eouw and Tip. The daily massages were heavenly - thank you to Jumpee, Pla and Aood.
One of the highlights of our stay was the food! Before our arrival, we did not know how we would go eating only fruit and vegetable dishes for 2 weeks. However, Friendship Beach Resort has an amazing chef, Charlie, who provides a great variety of delicious and tasty dishes! Also, Charlie runs a cooking class each week, which is a MUST if you stay at Friendship Resort. Charlie is a very interesting character - extremely friendly and generous with his time! He was always eager to impart his considerable knowledge and also to ensure that we were happy with his creations by personally visiting our table each night to chat with us!
All in all, I can say that we really enjoyed our detox experience, which was greatly enhanced by the wonderful warm and caring staff.
Debbie & Witold

Room Tip: The rooms facing the pool are the best. The only improvement I can suggest is that the beach should...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Debbiemreid
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Urs A, General Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Debbie, thank you very much for your review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your program at Atmanjai and your stay at Friendship Beach.
I will certainly convey your compliments to the team.
Sincerely, Urs - General Manager
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Bonn
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed in friendshipbeach Hotel for three weeks. Stayed the most time in a beachfront room with a great view.
The staff, especially Ron and Jay, were very amazing. Not so the owner of the resort. To us he was unfriendly the most time we met him.
The beach is very dirty and you don't like to swim there.
A terrible episode: a waiter was shooting one of the Beach-dogs by a slingshot. The dog was crying loud and the waiter was loughing. I was telling him that I don't agree in what he did.
In case of this episode we don't like to come again at this place where the stuff try to kill dogs.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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17 Thank Dagmar B
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Urs A, General Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Dagmar,
Thank you very much for your review and i will certainly pass on your compliments to the team members mentioned in your review.
We would like to clarify that none of our staff tried to kill any dog on the beach. We just tried to keep the stray dog away from the property and unfortunately this cannot be done by bare hands.
I will, however, see how we can review this procedure for the future in order to make it more animal friendly.
Sincerely, Urs - Manager
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Sollentuna, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in friendship beach hotel in ten days.
The best part of our trip.
Ron and the other staff is the best!
Friendly. :)

Nice poolarea and we loved our room.
That was nice and clean every day.

Very good service and food too.

Thanks,
Mia and Mattias

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Urs A, General Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Dear Maria and Mattias, thank you so much for your review and i will certainly pass on your compliments to our team!
With best regards, Urs - Manager
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Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

After being on the road for six weeks, this was what we needed. Stayed in a beachfront room with a great view.
Nice clean room, great bathroom, killer patio. The staff is amazing, I have never come across a more helpful staff, they have been here for years, have a great relationship with their boss, and it shows in their treatment of their clients. The food is great. Right beside a kitesurfing school, if I come back to Thailand it would be to Friendship, it felt like home.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank redsurfer1
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Urs A, Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our resort!
Sincerely, Urs - Manager
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

I have just come back from a week at Friendship Beach whilst doing a fasting and detox week at the Atmanjai Wellness centre there. I stayed in a beachfront twin room which had a great view of the islands and the sea at high tide just a metre away from the end of my patio area. The room was clean and well kept and as one of the recently refurbished rooms it was well appointed with nice accessories. clean linen and had a reasonable bathroom. Friendship beach has a great view onto the islands and has a very pleasant ambience to it. The restaurant and seating area has a very nice feel about it especially at night time. The staff are extremely polite and friendly. The menu has a great mix of standard dishes together with healthy and raw food choices for those guests who are staying and doing a detox. The longer I stayed the more I felt at home (I am a 45 year old Mum of two and travelled alone for my detox week and did not feel uncomfortable at all there). The only possible criticisms I could level were that there werent quite enough sunbeds around the pool area in truth and the beach area I gather is generally not that great in this area.

Spending a week doing the UltraCleanse programme at Atmanjai was quite an experience - it lived up to everything I was expecting and more. The centre has a pleasant, natural Thai feel to it and the staff are extremely warm and welcoming. Every time I walked in I was greeted with smiles and support. Michael and the team at Atmanjai offer a collection of experiences you can tap into to turn a detox week into a week of life-changing experiences if you care to seek them out. My week was pretty amazing, and I came home having had some insipirational moments and with lots of new ideas about my life, health and wellbeing.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jane_iz
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Urs A, Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Dear Jane,
Thank you very much for your email and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your week of detox at Atmanjai.
We have well noted your comment about the number of sunbeds around the pool and have already ordered some additional ones.
Best regards, Urs - Management
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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked this place last minute at the airport just before getting on a flight to phucket and it was worth every penny. We stayed for 4 nights and loved it so much we extended for two more mights. We got there late but they were very helpfull with the showing us to our room. The room was Very spacy. Bigger than i expected. Tv with cable wifi fridge and clean bathroom . We liked it. If i booked earlyer i would take the ones with ocean view. Next time (:
We were very tired and even tho we slept in the staff were cute enough to serve us our inuded breakfast at 1 aclock. How sweet! The staff and service are amazing they are always helpfull and have great energy and sense of humor!
And we were addicted to the resteraunt at the hotel. We ate more there than anywere alse. Healthy and delicious! The chef is the nicest guy ever. We were hungryy at 10 at night wich is after the kitchen closes and offerd to make us some pizzas wich were insanely good. We had the pizzas again before we left. Highly recommend this dish. The breaded chicken is awsome and the brownies is hothothit! Super good. Great chef And yummy food.
The pool has a great vibe . Nice for chillin and tanning. Very relaxed beautifull view.
All in all its not to pricy. Great resort for getaway and peacefull visit in phucket! Loved it!

Stayed February 2014
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Urs A, Manager at Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you very much for your great review and i will certainly pass on your compliments to our team!
With best regards, Urs - Manager
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Property: 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
#8 Romantic Hotel in Rawai
#8 Family Hotel in Rawai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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