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Fabulous jungle setting
We have just returned from the Marina Phuket Resort, Thailand and have had a fantastic holiday. We loved the villas hidden by the flora giving customers privacy. Staff were very attentive and always smiling - nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed the Salathai Restaurant for breakfast/evening meal which had lots of choice. On Valentine's Day we enjoyed a fabulous a-la-carte meal at the 'On the Rocks' Restaurant with a wonderful romantic setting overlooking Karon Beach. Staff knew who we were which gave a personal touch. The resort was well positioned for shops/bars. All in all we would recommend this resort to anyone wishing to stay in this area.
A Very Solid Choice - Privacy is a prime attribute
We enjoyed our stay at the Marina Resort. We stayed in a Grand Villa, and at $625/nt USD, it was definitely on the expensive side. All the rooms are in villas, so you are afforded much more privacy than a "typical" hotel in which you share walls with neighbors. The Grand Villas are buildings on to themselves, while the other villas appear to share one common wall. Nevertheless, the way they are laid out, you could stay a week and not see your neighbor. The included breakfast buffet was good - never made it to the buffet dinner. The pool was very nice, especially if you got a lounger by the waterfall - very peaceful. I didn't like the fact that people reserved loungers by 7:30am and didn't show up until 10:30-11:00, but after the second day we did the same and everyone seemed to stick to their "spot". I HIGHLY recommend the massages by the pool. I didn't think I would like a massage outside in the hot and sticky environment, but it was one of the best I've had anyway (and cheap). The pool has a nice bar, but you need to go to the bar to get a drink - i.e., they don't come around taking orders. We typically stay at luxury resorts, so that is our basis of comparison. The service here was friendly, but not 5* level. My biggest criticism is the number of mosquitoes in our room. The first night we killed 17! Subsequent nights it was considerably less, but we always had "buzzy company" which made for an unrestful sleep. I believe the biggest problem is that when they clean the rooms they leave the doors open. I understand why they do this, and in a typical hotel setting (with closed interior hallways) this makes sense so employees are not accused of stealing. However, given the nature of these villas (jungle setting), I really think they need to close the doors while cleaning and/or use some type of repellent. It seems like a minor issue until you are the one up all night swatting at mosquitos. Everything considered, I would stay here again, but I hope they address the mosquitos in the rooms.
Just beautiful an very friendly.
Very nice ambient, facilities are top, in the middle of trees and plants, the service was excellence (only the english skills could have been better), close to the beach and Main Street, -> we just can recommend it
Loved every minute of our stay
We had such an amazing time at Marina Phuket Resort and can't wait to return! The service was impeccable from our airport pickup by the hotel, to help getting taxis to go sightseeing, to the pool bar and meal service. We only knew a few Thai phrases but the hotel staff's English skills made it easier on us - we were very appreciative!! The room was big with really nice touches and a very cold AC :) The pool is large and we'll kept with enough space around that it never felt busy. People did reserve chairs so we did the same, but it seemed like you could usually find a spot pretty easily. And the garden is spectacular! I loved hearing all the unique bird calls and seeing all the native plants. The breakfast and dinner buffets were lovely. While drinks are not included the prices were reasonable. The meals were diverse and had something for everyone, I don't think we saw the same dish twice during our week long stay. The location is superb! Beach access and an easy walk to other bars, shops and restaurants. We stay in a lot of hotels across the US and internationally and this is one of our favorites. I can't stress enough how fantastic this place was and that you definitely should stay here!!
Paradise on earth
I have travelled all over the world..europe was my fav destination..but this place took the 1st place for me..breathtakingly beautiful.impeccable staff.so well maintained..the greenery is paradise..it was a memorable holiday n loved phuket only cz of this place..or it wud be regular stuff..i am going back asap..class quiet clean and a dream come true..ocean view cottage was just wow ...
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