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“Absolute luxury” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Andara Resort and Villas
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Kamala
Certificate of Excellence
Hongkong
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolute luxury”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

We stayed at the Andara last week (April 2012), and would encourage anyone wanting some pampering in luxurious surroundings!
From the greeting with cold towels and refreshing cool drinks to being blown away by the beautiful Pool Villa ( we had booked 412 on the basis of a Trip Advisor review and the villa and view exceeded our expectations), to the always friendly and very professional staff constantly offering a warm heart felt smiley greeting, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Andara.
We have traveled extensively around Asia and have not found the level of service we experienced here.
The food at Silk was awesome, we had planned to spread the dining experience around a few restaurants as we had a car, but decided to keep going back to Silk due to the excellent food and service.
The Beach club is a very short walk away and we found the concierge was always ready to take you down to the beach in the open car any time we wanted to. Once at the beach, people watch in envy as the Andara chaps prepare a huge lounge/bed on the beach with large pillows towels and a chilly bin with ice cold water. Fantastic!
We would highly recommend a stay at Andara, villa 412 pool suite has a beaut view across the bay and down to the beach and is very close to reception.
It is a pricey vacation, but you absolutely are getting the best of everything here so if you only do it once it's fantastic.

Room Tip: Go for 412 pool suite, great view and close to reception. Although I think any of the units would of...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 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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1 Thank Laine G
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Daniel M, General Manager at Andara Resort and Villas, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
We thank you for your comments and feedback, and are so pleased to hear that your Andara stay was an unforgetable experience, from the beach lounge, to SILK restaurant and beyond, we are glad to know Andara was part of your holiday choice. We do hope you will visit with us again. Best regards, Daniel Meury, General Manager.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

We spent one week in 5 bedroom villa with my family: my husband and his 3 daughters with their spouses. The villa was amazing.... there was a lot of space and privacy to everyone, nice decor and everything was very clean and stylish. Facilities can easily be rated to be 5 star facilities. All the staff was professional, nice and they really gave a feeling their first priority is to ensure their customers are in good hands and happy! We really do not have nothing to complain.

I had my 50-year anniversary party in the villa - we had a cheaf making enormously tasty barbeque for us. I could not wish to have anything more - it was amazing.

Me and my husband have visited in many 5 start residencies - and we can truly recomment Andara villas to to be the one of the most highly rated ones!

Everything was perfect - during the whole vacation. Could not expect it been any better anywhere else.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MJN578
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Daniel M, General Manager at Andara Resort and Villas, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Thank you for you comments and feedback. We are extremely pleased to hear that your 50th birthday celebrations went very well, and glad to know that Andara was part of this and helped to make it what you wanted and more. We very much hope you will visit us again soon. Best regards, Daniel Meury, General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Stayed in a penthouse pool suite, with roof top pool. Rooms very spacious, hardware and finisihing of the highest quality. Well maintained and clean. No complaints here. I would recommend to stay either in the Villas (if large group) or the penthouse pool suites. The other suites lack a view and seem rather dark/not very private due to proximity to the common areas/walkways.

The biggest compliment goes to Silk Resturant. Superb. I would say its the best Thai food I have had anywhere counting top restaurants in Bangkok. Service was very good. Eating there was a highlight of each day. And on top, the prices were very reasonable. Worth coming back for the food alone.

However the general service levels at the resort is immature. Staff were friendly and sincere, but the general processes, supervision and efficiency needs improvement. Eg, housekeeping was rather slow, rubbish that other 'considerate' guests had left outside their room adjoining ours took a long time to be collected, checkout contained various billing mistakes, etc etc. The Spa was not that good, esp compared with other top tier spa/resorts.

One significant complaint was the use of out-sourced Vans to/from Airport. The resort charges a very expensive fee for this (over 100 USD one way) which is very expensive by local standards (and compared to other 5 star hotels). Yet they use local hire vans which one can prob hire for 1/4 the price if not less. They not punctual, no seatbelts on some, not particularly friendly drivers, no refreshments etc. Not a great first impression on arrival at the airport. Surely a hotel pickup from this level of resort at this price should be with in-house cars/drivers (eg like Banyan Tree).

Overall it was a very good trip but the service improvements would make it even more distinctive.

Room Tip: Top floor for the suites are worth it as more airy and private.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Daniel M, General Manager at Andara Resort and Villas, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Thank you kindly for your feedback regarding your April stay. We have noted the areas requiring improvement, and will certainly aim to ensure the necessary head of departments are briefed to ensure only the best service or options are what is delivered to our guests (from spa, to transportation). On a positive note we are thrilled to hear your comments for SILK restaurant. We do hope we get the opportunity to see you visit us again. Best regards, Daniel Meury, General Manager
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

we stayed at the andara for 5 days for our honeymoon and found it to be overall a nice experience.

Pros:
-pool suites are spacious, private pool is great and clean and rooms are clean with comfortable beds
-service was always great, most of the staff can speak decent English
-amazing spa, we had the best massages here
-provide ample bottled water for drinking and brushing teeth
-free wifi that was fast
-great daily breakfast
-Silk restaurant was delicious for Thai
-room service menu had tons of options

Cons:
-location was not great - Kamala is close enough to Surin and about 20 mins from Patong but Kamala beach itself wasn't that nice
-the local town in Kamala was also lacking in things to see and it is a bit of a walk to get there to begin with (but they have a free shuttle)
-the hotel was almost completely empty which was peaceful but made it a little boring
-a lot of mosquitoes in our suite and on the property but hard to avoid anywhere in Phuket (they provide bug spray though)

if we went i think we would stay in Kata which seems to have nicer beaches and more local attractions but if you're looking for something quiet and exclusive, the Andara is perfect.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank karen p
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Daniel M, General Manager at Andara Resort and Villas, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
We appreciate your comments greatly. Our aim is to continue improving areas that are less then satisfactory (from excess mosquitoes, to adding a little more noise/colour during lower occupancy). Our beach lounge on Kamala beach is a nice little reprieve (located at the Northern end of Kamala it is certainly nicer then the early/mid part of the beach; we do hope you managed to visit it?!) We do hope you will consider visiting ou resort again, and look forward to sharing further Andara experiences. Best regards, Daniel Meury, General Manager
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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

We stayed for 6 nights during March (2 adults and 3 children) in a 2 bedrooms pool suite. The ocean view from suite 412 is fantastic. The suite itself is huge and well equipped. Block 4 is also close to the restaurant and main lobby which is convenient. Silk is an excellent restaurant and we used it at least twice a day. Also used room service several times which is excellent. Good spa. The service is flawless and everyone is so kind. Beach lounge is very nice with excellent service. We spent several hours there every day. This resort is highly recommended and good value for your money.

Room Tip: Block 4 is excellent. Seems like block 3 is the same.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 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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Daniel M, General Manager at Andara Resort and Villas, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
We thank you kindly for your feedback and comments regarding your stay. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the beach lounge (which is newly opened), and all other areas of your stay, from service to spa to SILK restaurant were equally attractive. We look forward to your return visit. Best regards, Daniel Meury, General Manager
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Additional Information about Andara Resort and Villas

Property: Andara Resort and Villas
Address: 15 Moo 6 | Kamala Beach, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Kamala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kamala
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kamala
#1 Spa Hotel in Kamala
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kamala
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kamala
Price range (per night): ₹ 26,682 - ₹ 81,255
Hotel Class:5 star — Andara Resort and Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Andara is an ultra-deluxe villa and residences resort at Kamala Beach (Phuket) set on a hill rising gentle from the Andaman Sea offering stunning ocean views. Minutes away are Phuket’s best restaurants, boutiques, world-class golf resorts and other attractions. ... more   less 
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