These are three villas only a few years old with the owner managers occupying one of them.
WHAT WAS SENSATIONAL?
A mobile phone. What a great touch. We arrived and Roger presented a mobile phone, had Dang (his partner) go to a nearby shop, buy a sim card, get it going, add both Rogers and Dangs mobile numbers to the phone and gave it to us to contact them at any time. We didn’t need to pay for the sim card and it gave us a sense of security and sent a message that these owners really cared about the guests.
The large, clean swimming pool, is about 7m x 3.5 m plus the area of the stairs. The pool was for our personal use but not quite private (see below). Did I say clean? Your own private pool is cleaned daily and is just sparking clean which in a tropical climate is not easy. The pool is a real credit to the owner managers.
There is also plenty of sunbaking area around the pool your own 4 sun lounges and two sun umbrellas. No fighting for a sunlounge with other guests.
Each day clean oversized large pool towels/blankets are snuck onto the lounges.
These villas are cleaned daily, as is the pool and the gardens watered daily, generally when we were not around. It seemed that whenever possible, they tried to respect our privacy. When we were home if they came they rang the door bell before entering.
Not that we used it but the kitchen is large and well equipped including a large, full size refrigerator.
WHAT WAS GREAT?
Locational it is only an 8 minute (10 minutes if walking slowly) to the main shops where there are plenty of restaurants, and corner stores. Also car and motor scooter hire. The rental cars here have much better rate than at say Kata or Karon.
WiFi is provided and on average as “good" and worked around the pool. It was fantastic in the morning but after about 12.30pm seemed to slow down and then picked up again at night.
The villas are almost completely private pool from other eyes. The next door villa had a window facing the sunbaking and pool area. While we were there this villa was vacant and a blind remained closed. The owner’s villa is 2 storey and from their top balcony they can see into part of this villas back yard. The villas are close to private, but not quite there.
Air conditioned bedrooms.
A washing machine.
Roger offering Dangs services for almost everything.
Plenty of insect coils although we didn’t use any.
WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE?
No air-conditioning in the house just in the two bedrooms.
No shower screens so that the whole bathroom, including the toilet paper gets wet. (We removed the toilet paper each day).
Paying separately for electricity. I certainly understand the issue and the number of people that must just walk out the door and leave the air-condition on. The payment was excessive but just very unusual. I must say that the estimate given prior to booking was quite close to what the two of us used.
The incredibly noisy ceiling fans. Once the bedrooms were cooled we were more than happy to sleep with the air-conditioning off and the fan on. After one night of poor sleep due to the noise of the fan we had to revert to the air-conditioning on all night. This was certainly not our preference.
Clearly Dang doesn’t like her services being offered. She will drive you around for a competitive cost but her lack of enthusiasm really doesn’t make it worth it. The best option is to hire a small car or, a motor scooter if you are particularly brave and enjoy the insides of a hospital.
The 1980’s Chinese style architecture and décor is rather off putting. The villas are functional and clean but certainly not Thai style pavilion housing which is more common. The villas are rather new, just an old style taste and certainly not ours.
The hard beds although we accept these are Thai beds. One day someone will provide comfortable softer beds.
A very good option once you get over the styling. Has to be amongst the best, largest and cleanest private pool you can get, especially in this price range. They are worth serious consideration.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We built our unique eurasain style villa in 2008, with great attention to architectural detail.We are located near the village of Sai Yuan, which has a good variety of restaurants, shops and bars in a quiet area and just 5 minutes drive to beautiful Nai Harn beach and Phrom Thep Cape and within 20 minutes to 5 other beaches, comprises of a 2 bedroom each with King size beds and ensuite bathrooms , 3 bathrooms luxury villa, with western style kitchen and bathrooms, livingroom, diningroom, private salt water swimming pool, cable T.V., DVD player, WI-FI internet access, safe, air-con and ceiling fans, and pool cleaning and maid service.Other services available at The Majestic, include car and motorbike rental, taxi service, laundry service, in-house massages and tickets for day tours ( Boat tours to the many surrounding islands.)And nightly local culture shows. ( Phuket Fanta Sea and Simon Cabaret.) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Majestic Villas Phuket Rawai