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“Dreamy BUT Location is Limited & Resort is Expensive for Extras”

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SALA Phuket Resort and Spa
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Mai Khao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We had booked the Sala Pool villa and wow it was amazing. The outdoor bathroom made the trip, literally LOL. The cleaning is immaculate. The weather was not the greatest whilst we were there so we couldn't really do the beach and found the location incredibly limited due to this reason. It is about 1 hour drive from Patong (EUR35 taxi one way) to give you an idea. If you want to go for a relaxation and do nothing kind of getaway then this is great, but if you want to see some more of the island and try other places, then not so much. There are not a lot of local restaurants / bars nearby as it is a tourist resort area. The resort I found to be very expensive. We paid an extra EUR 120 for the following: 2 x breakfasts, 4 x beers & 1 x coke from minibar, 2 rounds of happy hour drinks and 2 digestives for after dinner (where we ate elsewhere), which I found obscene to be honest. We live in Dubai and pay the same prices here so i did not expect that for Phuket or Sala for that matter. Nice resort but over priced for the extra bits.

Room Tip: Sala Private Pool Villa with outdoor bathroom is magical!
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Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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SALA_General_Manager, General Manager at SALA Phuket Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Dear Alli P,

Thank you for your kind review of your recent at SALA Phuket. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay, and particularly the outdoor bathrooms!

We can appreciate that the location can be a little remote, but we are pleased to advise that more development in the area is continuing with Phase 2 extensions to both Turtle Village and Mai Khao Plaza next year, we are sure there will be more options for guests in the near future.

Following your comments on the price of incidentals, we have reviewed our pricing and we are in the process of making some adjustments, in particular to breakfast and local beer pricing.

Thank you once again for your comments, we hope to welcome you back to SALA Phuket in the future.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

It’s indeed a place for couple to laze around because of the romantic and cosy environment. Staffs are friendly and room is neat and clean.

I will definitely recommend Sala Phuket Resort and Spa. Will be back!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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SALA_General_Manager, General Manager at SALA Phuket Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Dear bbC6309QC,

Thank you for your kind feedback! We are delighted that you so enjoyed your recent stay with us!

We appreciate your kind recommendations and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Many thanks!

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The hotel is relaxing, quiet and peaceful. It is an ideal place to de-stress. The pools front a grass and tree lined shore area leading to a sandy beach.

We had a Pool Villa like the photo but it is not as sharp and pristine as is depicted. The hotel says 'I'm getting old and tired' and this is evidenced by the lack of long term maintenance around the place.. Day to day housekeeping is good and we enjoyed out villa but tiles are a bit grubby and everything looks like it needs a refurbishment, both inside and out.

The service around the hotels' restaurant and pool bar area is pretty slow. Newly arrived Chef Tony is looking into a number of things including revamping the menus which will help a lot.

Other than similar large hotels adjacent there is little outside the Sala in the way of other places to eat. That said we really enjoyed the quiet relaxed environment and would stay again.

Stayed: November 2017
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SALA_General_Manager, General Manager at SALA Phuket Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear rocketann,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent stay at SALA Phuket.

We can appreciate that some areas of the property are in need of attention, and our housekeeping and maintenance teams are currently working to address these issues.
I was also sorry to read that you found our service to be slow at times. We will share your comments with our managers in these areas and look to improve on our efficiency.

We are delighted that you still found the resort to be a relaxing experience despite these shortfalls, which we will work to improve on.

There are many new additions to our services on the way, so we do hope we can welcome you back in the not too distant future.

Many thanks!

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

A nice resort
Beach is good for swimming in Nov
Staff are nice
Can request for late check-out
Try to eat outside
There is s free shuttle bus every 30 mins
But you have to book in advance
The sunset is really fantastic
They freely upgrade our opened room pool villa into a two bedroom villa
We love the private swimming pool

And there spa
Spa got different promotion every day
The breakfast is ok

Room Tip: Private pool
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank verasuen
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SALA_General_Manager, General Manager at SALA Phuket Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Dear verasuen,

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent stay at SALA Phuket. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and your villa upgrade!

We are always willing to assist guests with reasonable requests for early check ins and late check outs, as long as our occupancy allows - so it was great to read that this was a benefit for you.

We will continue to work on our breakfast improvements, so hopefully next time you will enjoy SALA just a little bit more!

Many thanks!

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We have just spent a memorable two weeks at SALA Phuket resort and spa! From the moment we arrived we were met with friendly, smiling can do staff where nothing was ever too much trouble.

The location was perfect for us situated on Mai Khao beach away from all the hustle and bustle of Phuket, although there are a few shops and bars at Turtle Village a short bike ride or free bus ride away.

We stayed in a SALA pool villa which was perfect for a relaxing break, we had to force ourselves to leave our room

The breakfasts were extremely generous, beautifully prepared and everything on hand you could wish for, on chatting with chef Tony I mentioned I normally have avocado on toast, well every morning thereafter one was available, we found Tony to be really knowledgeable and enthusiastic and together with Basil, Leo and the rest of the amazing team helped to make our stay even more enjoyable.

The only suggestion we could make is that some areas of the hotel would benefit from a refurb although this in no way detracted from our stay.

Thanks again, hope to see you again soon

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Sharon B
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SALA_General_Manager, General Manager at SALA Phuket Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Dear Sharon B,

It was fantastic to read that you had such a great stay in your SALA Pool Villa recently. With the southern parts of the island becoming ever more congested, we feel Mai Khao is an excellent option for guests wanting to get away from it all!

Since your visit, a variation of 'Avocado on Toast' will soon become a regular feature on our breakfast menu, so thanks for the suggestion!

We do appreciate that some areas are in need of some attention, and we are now working closely with our maintenance team to remedy these issues as soon as possible.

Thanks again for your feedback, and we hope to see you again at SALA Phuket!

Many thanks!

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Additional Information about SALA Phuket Resort and Spa

Address: 333, Moo 3 | Mai Khao Beach, Mai Khao, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Phuket > Thalang District > Mai Khao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Mai Khao
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Mai Khao
#5 Luxury Hotel in Mai Khao
#5 Spa Hotel in Mai Khao
#5 Business Hotel in Mai Khao
#8 Family Hotel in Mai Khao
Price Range: $228 - $734 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — SALA Phuket Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SALA Phuket Resort and Spa is a stunning deluxe pool villa resort, featuring private swimming pools in 63 out of 79 rooms, villas, and suites. SALA Phuket boutique resort is an impressive compliment to its popular sister property, SALA Samui. SALA Phuket combines rare historical Sino - Portuguese architecture with modern 5-star facilities. Located on pristine Mai Khao beach on Phuket's northwest shoreline, SALA Phuket Resort and Spa is just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport. The famous Blue Canyon Golf Course is a short distance from SALA Phuket and the picturesque Phang Nga Bay is located just 25 minutes away. SALA Phuket is the ideal location for a Phuket wedding and honeymoon with its vast and private pristine golden sand beach and lush beach side lawn surrounded by a coconut tree plantation swaying in the wind. In addition to friendly, professional and personalized service, SALA Phuket luxury resort offers facilities including:- 3 large beachfront swimming pools, world class international beachfront restaurant and bar with an air-conditioned dining option, Award winning SALA Spa, full equipped gym, steam rooms & salon, complimentary wi-fi internet connection throughout the entire resort, gift shop, business traveler services, entertainment and theme nights, nightly villa turn down service, In-Villa dining, miles of untouched beach front, the longest and least developed in Phuket, an array of local activities and excursions are available. Weddings at SALA Phuket, marriage is an occasion that should be cherished always. A variety of locations for your ceremony are available, from golden sand beach stretches, lush green lawn expanses or an intimate sunset rooftop vantage. Our personal and intuitive staff will ensure your special occasion receives the attention it deserves. ... more   less 
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