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Rising Sun Residence
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Chalong
Montreal, Canada
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“Perfect for those who want to escape the crowd in Phuket”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

We chose the Rising Sun Residence because we wanted a quiet place in Phuket to relax and it turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. We stayed for three days in March in one of the one bedroom villas (number 4 if I remember it well) which are clustered around the main swimming pool in the lower part of the property. The down side of that location is that the view to the sea is fairly limited and it is quite a climb up the hill to get to the reception area (the staff use a fleet of mopeds to shuttle up and down). However the surroundings of lush vegetation are very nice and the swimming pool area is really beautiful. The villa itself is comfortable with a bedroom of medium size, a large living room and a bath room with both a bath tub and a shower stall. Only the bedroom is air conditioned and the rest is cooled through cross ventilation and a ceiling fan (also available in the bedroom). Though it was fairly hot during our stay, we never suffered from the heat inside but I would have preferred a quieter air conditioning system in the bedroom (it was not that bad but you could definitively hear it). WiFi is available (fairly slow at time but workable) and the TV comes with a zillion channels. Breakfast is provided in the villa by one of the staff who finishes the preparation in the villa itself using, among other things, the espresso machine which is part of the equipment of the villa.

We would have felt fairly isolated, had the residence not provided us with a car and a driver for nine (consecutive) hours each day as part of the package. That allowed us to have a fairly relax morning in the residence taking advantage of the swimming pool and then tour the island in the afternoon before going to diner. That was organized every day by Wipa who ensured that we had an interesting day followed by an excellent diner in various part of the Island. Wipa and her staff are really outstanding making sure that the residence in maintained in top shape and that the guest are well looked after. This aslo applies to our driver who was punctual, smilling, accomodating in addition to be a prudent driver

Our only regret after staying at the Rising Sun Residence is that Phuket is too far away from our home base in Montreal for us to be frequent visitor.

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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights - but wished we had time for more. Hosts and staff were extremely welcoming and the property itself has a special feel to it. The owners have certainly put their heart and soul into it.

Phuket Island itself has limited appeal, but this place alone makes a return visit a distinct possibility.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

A wonderful place to wile away the hours...either sit by the pool in fantastic surroundings or allow the fabulous hosts to sort out excursions to one of the myriad of fascinating places to visit.

The service was the best we had ever received, the food & the staff were exceptional......Khun Wipa & Khun Methee were the best hosts we have ever come across; nothing is too much & the style of whats available leaves other places to shame.

We will definately be going back & highly recommend this to anyone....our best holiday ever!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

I was on an extended trip to SE Asia and booked the Rising Sun Residence for 11 nights at two days' notice on the basis of a quick reading of Trip Advisor reviews. Fortunately those reviews were accurate. I totally concur with all the positive comments by other reviewers. To stay there was a unique and special experience that I will always remember with pleasure.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

We stayed at a one bedroom villa which we originally booked for 3 nights but liked it so much that we finally ended up staying 9 nights.
The formula is great & clever : the owners (Khun Wipa & Khun Methee) want you to feel at home and therefore they created this place : the staff (all of them very friendly and helpfull) are there when you need them but leave you alone when you don't need them.

Wipa and Methee come to see you in the morning at your villa and they help you when you make your plan for the day. They also recommend nice restaurants etc.

Most of the time we spend the morning at the swimmingpool and relaxing and then left between 1 pm and 4pm for some sightseeing.
With the 9hrs/day driver included you get to see the whole island. I also liked the location on the hill a lot : far away from noisy nightlife and traffic jams.

I would definitely recommend the Rising sun residence to those who seek a quiet and peacefull location to stay during their holiday.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rising Sun Residence
Address: 48/13 Moo 6, Soi Sai-Namyen, Chao Fa West Road, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town > Chalong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Chalong
Price range (per night): $1,097 - $1,169
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rising Sun Residence 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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