We stayed at the Maikhao Dream Villa Resort as per a friend's recommendation and were not disappointment.
Away from the hustle and bustle of Patong and Bangla, also did I mention away from the smelly streets? This Resort provides beautiful villas located on a nice clean beach.
The best thing about this resort was the two bedroom villa we stayed in, very spacious two bedrooms, a large sitting and dining area along with a kitchen, and outdoors your very own large backyard, with a private pool, Jacuzzi, sunbeds and even a rainfall shower, with direct access to the beach from the villa.
The rooms were very clean and the staff very friendly.
So far we are very happy.
The hotel has a good gym and a number of activities assigned every day, in our case we booked a private sunset yoga on the beach class. highly recommend!
The hotel swimming pool is not great, however having the private pools in the villas makes that ok.
Two points for improvement:
- Quality of the food. A lot of dishes were lacking taste, especially the majority of the options in the breakfast buffet.
- We arrived in the morning and were hoping to be accommodated however we ended up having to wait until check out time outside on the beach and it was very hot and humid. We were not accommodated even 10 minutes before the check in time, and I do not think it was because the room was not ready.
This hotel was the perfect way to escape from the world for a few days! We booked a 1 bedroom beach front villa for our family of three and it has been fantastic so far (we're still here!). The villa is simply perfect for a family with kids as it has a full kitchen to prepare baby food, a living area and a bedroom all segregated from each other which means at night it is easy to put the baby to sleep in the hotel provided Graco Pack n Play (cot) and close the door behind you to enjoy a movie in the living room or a dip in your private pool or jacuzzi. The outdoor area is huge and has a speaker system set up so evenings by the poolside are simply divine; bring your iPod or smart phone to connect to the Bose system with your fav music. Beach is 50 meters from our villa so disregard any negative comments about the beach being far - if it was any closer the waves would be tapping your window at night!
The common pool is wonderful too. With the perfect temperature, comfortable loungers and a poolside bar there is really nothing to fault and we enjoyed spending time there. There is also a kids club, gym, pool table, business center, a main restaurant and two small bars.
We had a complimentary Thai massage on our first day and it was potentially the best massage I've ever had in my life (and I've had quite a few)!
There are only two downsides to this hotel. First is its proximity to the sites (40 min to town, 1h15m to big Buddha, etc) so if you're planning to extensively sightsee this is not a good base for you. Second is the food. If you stick to purely Thai cuisine you'll be fine, but the food at the hotel is pretty average unfortunately and there aren't many external choices. I ordered tomato ravioli one night and I received wonton wrappers stuffed with meat and covered in kiwi sauce. Creative, but not exactly ravioli. Eat a lot at breakfast and then stick to Thai options at night and you'll be well fed.
Had Booked this place online for 4 nights for myself from Tokyo and our family coming from Singapore.Service was prompt via email and very professional
Arrived at Phuket airport to receive a warm welcome from Vicky(Our assistant throughout the trip).Flowers and drinking water along the way
Arrived and directly let into our villa which was nice after a long haul flight, Vicky arranged everything for us, right from asking about food, appliances and everything.
Since my cousin was not booked for car transfer still arranged one for them in an instant.
Villa is great with everything you want like private pool, Jacuzzi, thai sala, gym, library, pool table, restaurants, shop , excursion trips,
Inside also big living room with utensils, cutlery,tv, dvd player
Bathroom are big and bedroom are also big and good bed.
Breakfast was arranged inside the villa if asked for
Private sea front in front of each villa which is also nice if you just want walk or sit around sea without being bothered by crowd in Phuket
Staff were very courteous and always greeting us with smile
Vicky was the greatest help all throughout our visit, special thanks to her.
Downside - Far from Phuket main city, but if you just want to relax then this is the place
Also maybe breakfast menu can be changed a bit more as it becomes monotonous after few days.
Overall, great place and love to come back