We (myself, husband, sister-in-law) shared a two-room bungalow for 11 days at Smile House over the Christmas period. We loved the quiet, rural location overlooking hills in Rawai, but also the ease of driving to the best beach in Phuket (Nai Harn) and local sights near Chalong (Wat Chalong, Big Buddha). Phil and Wendy were very helpful hosts, and were also able to dish up some fantastic English breakfast food - I recommend the bubble with sausage especially! They were also happy to recommend things to do each day. Going to a day spa was an excellent idea, as was the tour to Phi Phi Island they recommended and organised for us (at a discount price!). The bungalow was great - the rooms were airconditioned and comfortable, and the place was very clean and kept clean every day. The gardens are spotless and the pool is the best thing possible after a long international flight or at the end of a sweaty day of sightseeing. It was exactly the experience we were looking for and I don't think I'd stay anywhere else in Phuket, especially after having visited the busier places on the west coast. The only downsides were that you either had to organise day trips or taxis everyday, or rent a car/motorbike, as there is nowhere to walk to - but we found the driving in Phuket suited us and renting a car worked out well. Also the room we had did have cable TV, but not the best reception, so perhaps this would not be the best place if you like to watch a lot of TV on your holiday. Besides these minor things, everything else worked out really well and I'd definitely recommend Smile House to family and friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smile House is a collection of one and two bedroom bungalows surrounding a large pool all set in beautifully manicured tropical gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Smile House Phuket/Rawai