Mom Tri's Villa Royale
Travel Blogs from Kata Beach
So glad to be back, Phuket is certainly an itch that you can’t stop
scratching. Didn’t really do much this time as had done most of it
before but here is a brief run down.
We stayed at Swiss Palms Resort this time as Gracelands was fullybooked, still can’t believe that?. There is an extension to Gracelands
For our last day we decided not to stay by the pool all day (much to the boys disgust!) we got a taxi to the botanical gardens in Chalong- very close to the temple. Slight problem when we arrived (and our taxi had departed) was that they didn't take plastic - the entrance fee was 1600bahts and we only had about 400THB cash on us. Not to worry though - we are in Thailand!!!! We explained to the girl in the ticket office that ...
Today or actually during the night there was a thunderstorm! I got woken by it because it was so huge ( but it only lasted 20 minutes ). The noise was incredible ,there was a good 3-4 claps of thunder which sounded like a grenade had gone off next to my head ! But I didn't see any lightning when dad says he did ! In the morning after breakfast we walked to kata beach and looked around for something to do. We were wanting to get an inflatable bed ...
... if there is such a thing). So, it was a quiet night. We had dinner on the main strip, stuck to Thai, although I think there may have been more Russian options than Thai!
Packing up now to get on the boat to Ko Phi Phi Island and Ko Lanta. We've booked one night on Ko Lanta at the virtually the only place we could find. and that turned out to be another story!
... and attempt to poorly mingle. However soon enough it was time for the service, which was great, the big surprise was the arrival of the baby elephant which brought a bouquet up to the bride, after the ceremony it was time for the photo shoot which took place down on the beach, gathering a lot of attention from other people. Finally the evening was topped off with a fantastic dinner and speeches, one of which was tash's which i'm ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Spent our 25th Wedding anniversary here for 2 nights. From check in to check out was given 5 star treatment. Lovely cake in our room for our anniv & flowers covered our bed. Came back after dinner & beds turned down & flowers arranged in a heart on our bed. So many quiet places to chill & relax. Service was fantastic & happy hour btwn 6-7 1/2 price drinks. Had 2 great dinners at Mom tris kitchen as well.
Would love to stay here every year & hopefully we will return one day.
Undoubtebly the best place we have ever stayed.
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Mein Mann und ich haben diesen Februar einen 7tägigen Urlaub in Phuket verbracht. Wir haben das Mom Tri Villa Royale last minute auf latestays gebucht. Wir haben die Kritiken gelesen und waren uns nicht sicher, was uns erwarten würde.
We stayed for 5 nights as part of a trip to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary, and it was perfect.
Quaint but shabby around the edges
Didn't actually stay here, but I don't think I would having seen it. Had a look around this place for a potential venue for a cocktail party. I had seen many good reports about this place including the Luxe guides but I wasn't overly unimpressed....talk of being hypnotized by its beauty are a bit over the top. Yes it has great views and it is very quaint but the place was a bit shabby around the edges. Anyway the food is very good and I can see why you would like this place, particularly if you want somthing traditonally thai, but nothing terribly chic of glamorous.
Could do better with some training and effort
Stayed 3 nights at the Villa Royale (7-10 April)at the end of a 14 day trip to Thailand. Room was stunning, as was the location. However we found the service was the poorest we encountered on our entire trip to Thailand. It lacked the warmth and professionalism that we had gotten so used to elsewhere. We enjoyed our stay at Villa Royale thanks to the positives, but would stay elsewhere next time because of the service issues.
Favourite stay in Phuket
Villa Royale is our favourite hotel in Phuket. The surrounding gardens are amazing and it has a real calming environment. The rooms are huge and very comfortable. The food at the Mom Tri Kitchen is outstanding with excellent wines. Our second visit already in 4 months!
My husband and I spent 7 days vacationing in Phuket this February. We booked Mom Tri's Villa Royale last minute on latestays.com. We read the reviews, but we were not sure what to expect. We wanted a luxurious place on a nice beach with excellent service and nice facilities. Well, Mom Tri's exceeded all our expectations! The place is absolutely gorgeous and so serene! It is located on a hill but only 2 minutes away from Kata Noi beach. The food in the restaurant is great, the spa is excellent, the facilities are beautiful. We are not sure why this hotel is not in the top 5 in Phuket. We have stayed at many great hotels, and we absolutely adored Mom Tri's.
As soon as you enter the property of this wonderful hotel you are hypnotized by its adorable decoration, its stunning atmosphere, its calmness, the view and the overwhelming friendliness from a charming staff. During our holidays in Phuket we also stayed at The Racha (Ko Raya Island) and The Chedi, but none of the other hotels, which are truly fantastic, would give you the intimate feeling and romantic touch as the Villa Royale. Sure, there are some flaws here and there, but that is the charm of this place. We stayed in room number 9, which is a deluxe studio with its own little terrace and with a magnificent view of the ocean. On the terrace we had an outdoor bathtub/shower which we used regularly and it was marvellous. The room was huge with a large sofa section, a fantastic bed and a great bathroom with another bathtub and separate shower room. The décor in the room can not be put in words, but just very tasty with a tempting Thai style, almost antique. The property is between Kata and Kata Noi beach, where the latter is the better. There is an easy path from the hotel leading directly to Kata Noi beach. Should you opt for Kata beach and perhaps dine at the great Mom Tri's Boathouse restaurant (but note the hotel is not as nice as Villa Royale), the hotel will happily drive you the few hundred meters distance (free of charge of course). In fact, if they had a car available we were taken almost anywhere. What a great service!
We stayed at Mom Tri's Villa Royale the last week of Septemer and had a wonderful time. We were greeted at the airport and driven to the hotel. Upon check-in, we were taken to a couch to sit and brought fresh juice and ice cold hand towels while they took all of our check-in information. The front desk clerk then took us personally to our room which was amazing. The architechtural attention to detail in the room was beautiful. We were beyond impressed with the hotel.
OK, first of all, a bit of disclosure. We did not stay at MT Villa Royale. We ate there. We were staying next door at the Katathani Phuket Beach Resort. Which was fine and better for children and families. But we did avail ourselves of the babysitting service and eat one night at the Villa Royale - and I must say it is breathtaking, in a completely different class. The food was great, the service even better, someone was playing romantic music on a baby grand, and the view was of water crashing on the rocks below and across Kata Bay. We walked around the resort, which is built into the stone face of the hill, and were knocked over - it is 'cool', with boulders in the pool, little pathways leading through the vegitation... not your standard mass tourism fare. For those looking for a good family place at a reasonable price, the Kata Thani is fine. For those looking for the ultimate in upscale luxury, ready for a second honeymoon, Mom Tri's Villa Royale could be the place for you. This is definately a couples boutique resort for a week of relax and romance.
Our visit over Easter 2005 took us once again to Kata beach, Phuket, Thailand. Many people are still very nervous to return to this beautiful part of the world but it is looking better than ever in this area. We are not strangers to Mom Tri's Villa Royale owned by the same owner of The Boathouse boutique hotel in the same town.