This rental is close to Kata and Kata Noi Beaches. Shops, stores, and restaurants are within walking distance. It's a great place to stay on your vacation to Phuket. The place is quite large with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bath area so you don't have a cooped-up feeling. The first level terrace (with a bed) and second level sitting area (with a private pool) are also very usable and fun to enjoy. The hill that many reviewers complain about was not an issue for us; although it may be a challenge for young children and seniors who aren't physically fit. Graham, the owner, allowed us to stay 3-hours past the check-out time, which was very gracious of him. Overall it was a good choice for our needs.
The only issues I had with the accommodations were the following: ants in the kitchen area, no dishwasher, and a BBQ on the second level sitting area that really wasn't usable--although I didn't come to Phuket to BBQ.
The condos are about 10 years old, which means
you cannot expect brand new furniture and standards. This is ok.
However, in the first condo the furniture on the
nice rooftop terrace were in such bad condition that
we did not sit on them being afraid that they will
break down. In this picture fits two old grills
there that never seemed to be cleaned.
Talking about cleanliness: especially the kitchen
incl. most crockery and cutlery was not cleaned
really accurately. If walking barefoot in the condo your feet will be black soon.
After moving/being upgraded to another condo the
A/C nor the fans on the terrace worked - having
about 35 degrees outside!
After 2 days they managed to resolve the A/C
issue in the bedroom while it continued in the
living and dining room, fans still out of order.
Summarized this stay failed our expectations by far.
My wife and I stayed in 10C for eight nights and loved every minute of it. The Villa location is perfect, between Kata and Kata Noi, nice and high up for great views nice cooling afternoon breezes on the private pool deck. The Villa it's self is well equipt and you arrive to fresh fruit, filtered water, eggs and bread for toast, Juice ...... and the girls meet and greet you on arrival and help you get familiar with th Villa. We did love the private pool with the cabana and large lounge. The girls came in 3 times on our stay of 8 nights and cleaned, changed towels and linen, friendly quick and also excellent. Lastly and not the least Lillian and Graham very helpful and easy to contact anytime , helped with restaurant tips and great at suggesting the local sights worth doing. Would we go back ....yes we are !
Great apartment, with comfortable amenities. Very close to minimally populated beach and excellent upscale restaurants. The view from the private rooftop plunge pool was lovely. This is a great way to stay in kata Beach - good amenities, feeling of seclusion yet close to everything you need, apartment complex not "touristy".
The owners were very hospitable, but not as responsive as I would have hoped. I attempted to contact the owner a few times prior to our stay to coordinate transportation to the apartment with no response. It took a "new booking inquiry" to get a response back from the owner. Reviews from other guests seem to indicate this is not the norm, so I'm not sure why I had such difficulties in getting timely responses. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
The view and location of this property is absolutely superb from the top deck, having a great shaded sala area and refreshing pool.
Location is minutes from Kata and Kata Noi Beaches, both outstanding sandy beaches, good for swimming, watersports and longboats to other beaches.
The two areas also have a great selection of restaurants, ranging from good value local Thai eateries to higher end European Menu restaurants (Mom Tri, Boathouse) these having great views and fine wine lists.
Kata Rocks is also down the road if you really want to go extreme!
Good onsite security 24/7, beautifully maintained gardens and multiple swimming pools, together with a high standard fitness suite, meant you could not ask for more for your stay in this property.
Cleaning was great (3 times/wk) and the added bonus of water fountain within the accommodation saved carrying drinking water uphill.
Journey to/from airport was simplicity with pre arranged good value taxis by PLR team.
Cannot recommend enough and will not hesitate to return again.
Only comment to highlight is that this property is not suitable for very elderly or infirm clients due to the hilly situation and number of steps to get up to the third floor.
Ska Bar in Kata with reggae music, lanterns and fireworks each night is well recommended for an authentic Thai experience on the beach.
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