APSARA Beachfront Resort and Villa4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The staff are very friendly & helpful. The food is very good, lots to choose from. Lots of trips to go on that aren’t that far from the hotel. The only slight moan I could make was there wasn’t much to do in the eve, but there is a bar next door to the hotel that has a little fire show every eve. It didn’t matter to us though as we just had dinner chilled by the beach and then when and relaxed in our room. I needed to get away and totally relax & that’s exactly what happened. It’s a very relaxing environment... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A*
Stayed for two weeks at the Apsara on our honeymoon , could not praise how wonderful the staff are and the food was outstanding, which catered for everyone. The hotel was spotless,staff always had a smile on there faces thank you all for making it special to us .
we had arrived after Bangkok and were so happy to see the friendly a d kind staff to attend to us! We were on out honeymoon but only stopping foe 2 nights between locations but wished we stayed longer! they went out of their way to make it a special visit for us! The beach was beautiful and amazing you could just walk to it from the resort! we had a look and beach view so couldn't ask for more. Thanks for making our honeymoon so special!!
We have just returned from a 2 week stay in the Apsara and overall really enjoyed the experience. Like others we read the reviews and draw up our own conclusions: Positives: Plenty, great location, lovely beach, generally lovely staff, lovely cocktails. We really had a nice chilled out time: Negatives - Real confusions over the all-inclusives. this must get sorted out as Thomson oversell this I think. If its all inclusive it should mean that. - Could not get a drink on the villa bar!!! only offered water. Mini fridge only offered free water, but could go to the bar and get diet cokes in cans (for free). - Zeus restaurant is this part of the hotel or not?? its a real confusions Lastly - we organised (and written in the book) for our luggage to be collected from our room (as on 3rd floor which is a lot of steps!!!!) at 03:30 in the morn due to early flight. no-one turned up. We called at least 7 times to front desk, and other numbers but no-one answered. After hurting my back lugging our cases down the steps we went to reception to find that their receptionist was asleep and ignoring all calls!!!! (other people saw the phone ringing and that the receptionist was in the back office asleep).. When the receptionist woke I complained, she only cared about if I had taken cans form the mini bar. she was rude, kept calling me a joke, rude. 15 mins after someone checked my room and again confirmed I had not drank 2 cans from the minibar she said I could depart the hotel onto the coach...I wrote down her name, and taken a picture of her should the hotel want to know... seriously the hotel cared more about if I had taken a can of drink form the mini-bar then dragging luggage down 3 flights of stairs.!!!! This spoilt my experience a bit, but all in all we had a nice time!!
The staff were incredibly kind and helpful. The room was emaculate and the views were lovely. We were upgraded on arrival which was lovely. It was very hot and we were very tired, we were welcomed with a nice cold fresh towel and a lovely cold drink. For the entire stay the staff were amazing and did their utmost to make our stay the best. The pool was always very clear and clean, the beach was clean and so beautiful. No umbrellas or sunbeds just natural beauty. We all went on a 2 night and 3-day excursion which was unbelievably free and one of the best experiences have ever had with my 5-year twins and 17-year-old daughter. The guides were very fluent in English and so very knowledgeable. All nationalities went along and we had the best time ever. Food was always fresh and well presented and their theme nights were just brilliant. We will definitely go back and we all highly recommend it.
My partner and I stayed at Apsara Beachfront Resort for 9 nights and wish we could have stayed longer! When we arrived at the resort we were both mesmerized by the huge expanse of beach right on the hotel's doorstep. The resort is in a stunning location and the resort itself is beautiful. There are 2 swimming pools one of which is an infinity pool looking out onto the beach. There are 3 restaurants on the resort all with a great variety of food and excellent Thai cuisine. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming and are always willing to help. The rooms are spacious with excellent facilities and balcony. My favourite thing about the resort has to be the incredible view of the sunset from the swings at the resort's Zeus Bar on the beach. As you are in a more remote area of Thailand there is slightly less to do in the area than there would be in other town/city locations, however we went on several day trips including James Bond Island tour, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary and to the annual Turtle Festival. There are plenty of excursions to choose from. This is a wonderful resort for couples looking for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful location.
We stayed at Apsara for 2 weeks at the beginning of February and we absolutely loved it! I was really worried reading the reviews that the room would be a let down, everyone was upgrading etc. I don’t know what all the fuss was about! We stayed in 347 (think it was!) and it was very nice! It overlooked partly the reception area and we also had a partial view of the beach. It was fairly quiet, although sometimes you could hear people in the next room and voices echoing in the stairs, doors slamming etc. The house keeping was always good although it did get a bit awkward when it got later and later in the day and we were trying to get ready for the evening. Fresh towels as often as you wanted, we even somehow ended up with two sets of beach towels for most of the holiday! We had told TUI that it was for our 10 year anniversary and when we arrived the bed was scattered in rose petals. 10 minutes later there was a knock on the door and staff were there with a bottle of bubbly (which was delicious and I don’t usually like it) and a fruit platter, along with cheers of congratulations. Very lovely touch. The first week was relatively quiet at the resort but the second week was fairly busy. Still as long as you were down to the loungers by about 10/11 you’d get some loungers, although shade if you wanted it may be a problem. The resort had lovely little touches like swing seats looking over the beach and you could go on the roof of Zeus to get a good view the sunsets. The staff were all absolutely lovely. Special mention to Bli (think his name was spelt like that) in the Isla Lounge. He was there every night with a big smile on his face and he loved it when someone asked for a cocktail so he could show off his skills. Also definitely worth having massages with the spa staff by the Elephant pool (near swim up rooms). We had couples Thai massages which were about £17 for both of us to have an hour each. We went twice but wish we went more often. One our second visit the lady I had even gave me a free hair do/makeover. The Kinnareee restaurant (buffet) always served yummy food! Yes the choice was somewhat limited compared to maybe Caribbean resorts but this is a much smaller resort to ones you find on the Caribbean side of the world! The theme nights were Saturdays - Thai, then international, Takua Pa, BBQ Khao Lak, Italian, east meets west and seafood. We aren’t keen on Seafood so we went to Zeus on the first Friday (nice meal but nothing special) and then on the second Friday they were fully booked so they booked us in at Napoli on the villa side. That food was amazing! Best steak we’ve ever had and music was so much better - good singer with acoustic guitar (the singers on the rooms side weren’t the best!). I do not understand what the previous reviews are complaining about with regard to the all inclusive option and only being able to drink at certain bars! There is a bar in Kinnaree and the Isla Lounge that AI can drink in. Isla Lounge is right behind Zeus, literally a bit of grass and a pathway apart! So it really wasn’t a hardship that we couldn’t go to Zeus! We didn’t really go to the villa side other than walking to Memories Bar or going to Napoli but I understand if you had a villa you could drink anywhere. I didn’t see a ‘star’ difference like mentioned in other reviews. Yes the villa side was lovely but there did not seem to be any kind of atmosphere there and it was always far too quiet. Not peaceful quiet. Eerily quiet. It seemed like there was more to see and do on the rooms side. Excursions to Phi Phi and James Bond Island started in Phuket Marina which was about 2 hours drive away but it is 100% worth the travel time! We also went to the Elephant Sanctuary which is only about 20 minutes up the road in the Khao Lak centre. We also went to Similan Islands which is about 20 minutes to the marina but the guides were not so good! There is a waterfall about 15 mins up the road. We took a taxi from the hotel which cost about 500 baht and they wait for you as long as you need. 550 baht to go to the Ban Bang Niang market (wait until later in the day as very hot there!) and Tsunami museum. I’d definitely also recommend visiting the Memories Bar across the river (on the villa side). Great atmosphere and cheap drinks. The worst part for us was the airport but this is obviously no fault of Apsara. Over 3 hours to get through immigration and an hour to get through customs! Then the coach went without us leading to us being put on another coach and a 2.5 hour journey to the resort!! But the rep said this was a ‘bad day at the office’ and the airport on the way home wasn’t anywhere near as bad. We also didn’t have a problem with the TUI rep at the hotel. We both said this is our favourite holiday so far and would go back in a heart beat! We usually like to go somewhere different as there are so many countries to visit but Thailand is definitely one we would return to! It really is paradise.
This hotel is absolutely stunning. We stayed in the resort side and was not dissapointed. The buffet restaraunt was amazing, great variety of food and breakfast, lunch and dinner was lovely. The pool is gorgeous and the beach is stunning. We stayed in a deluxe room and it was beautiful, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar, the bed was so comfy with a nice balcony to. The location of the hotel is very quiet with beautiful views, khoa lak town is a short distance away either via taxi or moped, would def recommend hiring a moped we found some stunning beaches and waterfalls which you wouldn't usually see. Memories bar is just over the bridge it's lovely to watch the sunset with a cocktail and bebe over there is lovely. Can I just say I had the most amazing holiday at apsara the staff are amazing and will do anything for u, I even had birthday cake delivered to my room at 9pm and they sang :-) ko at the bar is great to, he gave us some great advice about where to visit ect. If you are visiting this hotel soon you are very lucky and enjoy !! Walk down the beach to your right for 10 mins and there are some great little bars and a tsunami building you can walk up and admire the stunning views. Thanks apsara for the best holiday we have ever had and making my 30th birthday so special
Me and my husband chose to stay at the apsara for our first time in Thailand. Location is perfect, right on the beach with wonderful views. Firstly the rooms - we paid extra for a swim up room. Which is connected to the pool with elephants in the middle. Although our first week was enjoyable and quiet the 2nd week the pool was full of children and they kept coming into our private part of pool. There inflatables constantly coming In and balls being thrown In too. This was slightly frustrating when your trying to unwind and relax but can't as five children to decide to come and sit with you. I personally won't pay for a swim up room again. Rooms were clean and tidy, housekeeping was generally good however every day the time got later and later and later. To the point it was nearly 5pm one evening and we had to call for clean towels so we could get ready to go out for the evening. Our air conditioning broke several times on the holiday and at one point was leaking through the wardrobe onto our belongings and also the shower leaked onto the floor everywhere. All inclusive bar and restaurant was good. Just in the lounge area watch out for wasps as they are everywhere. Good choice of food and drinks at all meals also: food at Zeus bar was lovely however we didn't enjoy our meal at Napali restaurant. We booked and payed for valentines meal which was on the beach. It was beautiful and he service was second to none. Was a little pricey but for what we got it was worth it. Fresh flowers in the hotel all the time, pool being cleaned every few days, spa / Thai massage was very good we used this twice. The only thing we were not impressed with at this hotel was the holiday rep (not the hotels fault) and the check out was awful. On check out at 345am we were told by reception staff we were not allowed to leave reception to get onto the coach with our luggage until the room inspection had been complete. I can partially understand this however, when they told us it was done we were accused of taking a hair dryer bag!!!! I explained that the hair dryer was in the cupboard and it's bag was in the draw. The man radioed through and he then told me again no it wasn't in the draw. I told he man to check again as I knew it was there. And yes he eventually confirmed it was there!!! I felt belittled by this and the attitudes of the staff on shift wasn't very polite or friendly which was such a shame after a lovely holiday. We didn't end On a high. However once on the coach we weren't he only couple accused of taking the hairdryer bag. Overall it's a lovely hotel but the little things need to be improved. These little things go along way for the customer.
We were blessed to have spent 3 weeks at this marvellous resort before arrival I emailed the hotel to say it would be our wedding anniversary whilst staying at the hotel and could we have a high floor with a sea view On arrival we were shown to our room on level 3 with a slight view of the beach overlooking the pool rooms ...our bed had been decorated with petals a lovely touch ...it was late evening when we arrived so we ordered room service which was absolutely delicious and delivered very quickly ... we had many delicious meals in our room when we had been out all day We went bed and breakfast as we like not to be tied to the hotel ... the breakfast was good there was plenty of choice for even the pickiest of eaters And the food at Zeus bar was first class The staff were all so courteous and polite on our final day we were given a questionnaire on who we thought was the best ...which I think is unfair as they all work as a team and should be rewarded as a team ..they are all a credit to the hotel We did go to the steak night and I had a T bone.. it was so tough I could not cut it with the knife at the end of the meal we were bought a questionnaire to fill in so I commented on this and we were quickly bought some fruit with sincere apologys Our room was clean although sometimes it had not been cleaned till about 4pm and we had left the sign on the door The grounds are immaculate and loved the walk in a morning through the garden and where they grow the plants We watched some of the gardeners one afternoon in amongst the flower beds on their hands and knees weeding in 34 degrees ... that's commitment for you The only thing I could complain about were the towels...they were dirty grey and got worse as the holiday went on ...also the beach towels were faded and tatty to the point I felt embarrassed taking them out But I would recommend this hotel and would definately go back when visiting khao lak again.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Laem Pakarang Beach, APSARA Beachfront Resort and Villa is within a 15-minute drive of Boat 813. This 255-room, 4.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. It's on the beach and also close to Khao Lak/Lam Ru National Park and Khlong Thap Liang.
Relish the international cuisine at Kinnaree Restaurant, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
All of APSARA Beachfront Resort and Villa's 255 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers, bathrobes, and slippers. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.
Guests of APSARA Beachfront Resort and Villa have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for THB 5000 per vehicle roundtrip. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.
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87.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2394 reviews