APSARA Beachfront Resort and Villa4.5 out of 5.0
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Staff were fantastic and matched the superb facilities.The room I was given had a fantastic view out to the sea and over the pool.Swimming each day in the pool I found the water to be a good temperature and well maintained.
We stayed in a deluxe room, 3th floor, beach view.... a nice, big room with a luxurious interiour. We stayed 2 weeks in an all-in package. We really don't have any negative remarks! The hotel is situated right on the beautiful beach, from our room we look over the beach & sea. There are several pools, one is an infinity-pool wich is great to relax in & it even has whirpools in it! With our all-in, we could profit in the restaurant & bar! A buffet with various dishes, each evening an other theme, very clean & hygienic, like an all-in restaurant should be! The bar serves a great variety of cocktails. Last but sure not least, the staff.... A BIG APPLAUSE FOR ALL THE KIND PERSONAL OF THE RESORT ! ! ! The servers at the restaurant, the personal at the bar.... they all deserve A BIG THANK YOU for doing more than your job and treating us like royalty, day after day! All the staff was superfriendly, all day, every day! We have a 3 year old sun, even he loved every one at the resort! Every one was very helpful, kind & made our stay more special than it already was!! For our honeymoon & with our son, we had some special requests, but the staff at the reception were very thoughtful and made everything possible! We are very greatful and thank everyone from the resort for making our honeymoon so special!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH ! ! !
We take holiday with my friend and boy friend at Apsara Resort we overnight at Villa 802 and Roon 259 WoWWW!!! pool villa is amazing , room confortable , I love light blue of pool in our villa , rest room to be outdoor decor by the the tree! with stone to make me special , room clean and nice , breakfast was very delicious, so thank you Khun Nicha of Apsara to worm welcome and team Restaurant , Reception ....to be nice resort in my experience ....will come back :) .....
I have very mixed feelings about my stay at Apsara... I went to this place with the aim of relaxing and getting away from it for a while, and this is what I did, but I was glad to leave the resort when I did. There isn't much around, which is was I was looking for, so unless you're prepared to trek into Khao Lak town every night, this place isn't for you. My experience may have been somewhat soured, when I went to the reception and asked for a late check out as my plan didn't leave until 8pm that night, and was told it could happen, but in return for a positive review of the hotel that this staff member would like to proof read before posting. Upon investigation, this is actually against Tripadvisors policies, and violates the authenticity of the platform and reviews. Here's what I liked: - The pool access room was great and a really nice spot to relax. You don't have to go to the other pools and battle with people holding onto sun loungers. The bed was also really comfortable, but the shower had very little water pressure, and there was a massive bath to step into that, if you were less able bodied, you wouldn't be able to do. - The cheap massage place within the resort is great and the staff are so nice. I would say the Thai massage there is better than the one within the hotel spa - The beach is a nice place to go for a walk and soak it all in - Zeus Bar makes nice Thai food and the staff are generally friendly there as well. There's a happy hour between 4-6pm each day, but only for super sugary cocktails. In my opinion, the Thai food within Zeus was the highlight of my trip. - The spa within the hotel was doing great deals and the treatments I did have were really relaxing Here's what I didn't like: - The breakfast. The food wasn't fresh, the bread was stale. The pastries were disgusting. There was no real coffee. The eggs for the omelette were watered and gross. I got to the point where I skipped breakfast, even though it was part of my package. - The staff - in every other hotel I have stayed in in Thailand, the staff have been one of the most memorable parts of the experience. This just wasn't the case at this hotel, and I never felt like they were trying to make my stay there anything special. - I was in my room one evening and I decided I would like a cup of tea. As there was no milk in the fridge, I called reception to ask for some. I was then told I had to call the restaurant to order some. When it was delivered, I was then charged for the milk. While the charge was small, it seems really strange to me, that I would be charged for milk that turned up in a glass, that you would normally have in hotel mini-bars.
My husband and I arrived at Apsara for the last part of our stay in Thailand. Check-in -We were greeted by Jackie at reception, she spoke very good English and took care of the checking in process.1st impression were great.We were offered refreshments and cool flannels while she sorted out our paper work. We were automatically given a free upgrade to the Deluxe Suite without asking. I was very happy especially as it was my birthday. Room - beautifully decorated. Huge bath and separate shower. Very modern and clean. Complimentary bathrobes, flip flops, umbrellas and beach bags to use during your stay. Safety deposit box, kettle, hairdryer (actually works really well) Chargeable mini bar. View- relaxing and tranquil ,beach front view from our room and by the pool. The beach is cleared of any debris each day by staff. All inclusive- this was quite confusing, we have travelled a lot but this does not seem to be what we have experienced in other countries. We were shown 1 bar and 1 restaurant we could use. Everything else was for paying guests. Not all inclusive. There is also another part of the hotel, newer with another pool, I was told this part was only for the use of people staying in the villas. I politely queried this with Boy and Golf at reception. This was the case, however he could see that I was surprised by this and offered to do another free upgrade to the villas when a room became available in 2 days time. He also gave us complimentary vouchers for our stay so we could eat in any of the restaurants free of charge. I do not think that this is the hotels fault it should of been explained by the travel agents before we came. This does not change our opinion of the hotel, it just works differently out here. We like this hotel and Thailand so much we will be coming back again in June with our children so they can experience the magic that this country has to offer. Staff- Are all brilliant they are very humble and just want to make you happy.
We stayed here for barely two weeks. A great place to stay, with a lot of loving helpful people. From the gardener to the manager, all great. From home, I asked for a nice room with great views. We also got this, first row with sea view. Even when I was showering I could look at the sea. All around a great location, we will probably be back.
My husband and I stayed in a pool villa for 10 days for our 25th wedding anniversary (first holiday without the children!). This was the best hotel we could have stayed in. It is such a peaceful relaxing environment, the staff are lovely, helpful and calm. The greeting (even though we arrived hours earlier than check in) was very friendly, we were brought cold, refreshing, lovely smelling flannels to freshen up and a wonderful drink. Luckily our villa was ready and we were allowed to check in early, which after such a long trip was fantastic, a great start to our holiday. The food is varied, fresh and tasty. We were half board, sometimes we had the buffet in the kinnaree restaurant (which included soft drinks) other evenings we ate at the Napalai restaurant (a la carte) which is more like an up market restaurant with a very extensive menu. We used both bars, had cocktails in the Zues bar, which we drank sat on the large swings looking out to sea (they even have a little table for your drinks) which was lovely. We also had drinks from the Horizon bar, the iced coffees were my favourite. Breakfast had everything you could want, for every nationality. We ate in the Napalai restaurant every morning as it was so close to our villa (but never any noise from the restaurant). Beautiful in a morning looking out at the view of the sea. The pool villa was superb, pool just the right size, with a seat all along one side so you could sit in the water. A covered seated area with table and chairs was great for sitting out if you didn't want to be in full sun, there are also two loungers with a parasol for sunbathing. The room and pool were cleaned every day, a team came in do it so it was all done very quickly which is a great idea, if you are staying at your villa all day, it is a cleaned and restocked in a flash. Reception were helpful and efficient, spoke great English and other languages. Any queries or problems were sorted straight away. One afternoon we wanted a taxi to the market, they couldn't get a standard taxi so asked if we wanted a tuk tuk type of taxi rather than wait, this was great, we got one back from the market too, way better than being in an air conditioned car, they were a lot more fun, better views too. We used a couple of the shops on site which were reasonable value, particularly the souvenir type shop. There are lots of pools to swim in, loads of sun loungers and everything is very clean and well maintained. The on site spa is very serene, they offer lots of different packages and deals, if high season you can also have massages outside. We would definitely come back again, this is a superb place for a holiday, I just wish it wasn't so far away from us, I would like to stay here forever!
Its very difficult to expand upon the great reviews that people have already placed on TripAdvisorfor this hotel. For those that want to be further away from the normal bars and shopping areas, to just relax in peace and quiet, then this hotel is perfect. We took a local 'tuck tuck' taxi ride to the local market (about 15 minutes driving) which was great fun and costs about 300 baht each way or 550 return - very good value for money. If you want to get some cash, the taxi will stop for you on the way. Atm withdrawals will cost you 200 baht on top of the amount you want as a transaction cost. We arrived in the middle of June and had two or three good sunbathing days before the rains set in. That said, we had booked some excursions (James Bond island, Local Life and the elephants) and whilst it wasn't sunny, it was just the right conditions. The weather recovered to sunny days before we left :-) We stayed in a pool villa which was superb and well worth the money. In fact we were lucky that it was really close to the Napolina restaurant and so hardly got wet when it did rain. We have had a lovely time. Thanks to the team at Apsara.
This is a medium sized resort hotel sitting on a relatively secluded stretch of the coast. I was a bit shocked by the size of it when we first arrived as I'm more of a “boutique” hotel kind of guy, but it's not so big that you feel lost in it and after a couple of days I stopped noticing the scale. The Rooms We had a swim-up room which was really worth the extra cost. The room itself is a good size and well maintained. Housekeeping was excellent. The room was always cleaned and tidied to a good standard and the mini-bar kept stocked. I really liked how the hotel paid attention to little details like having a rechargeable torch next to the bed and two umbrellas for the Monsoon season. There's a small room service menu for food. There's not a big charge, just a little extra on each of the items. The mini-fridge is kept stocked with soft drinks and beer at the same price as elsewhere on site and, most importantly, it gets cold! Almost unique for a hotel fridge. Nice! The highlight of the room was outside though. Walk out onto a small terrace with two sunloungers, a table and drying rack for the extra towels supplied for the outside/beach and you have direct access to a pool that weaves it's way around 20 or so similar rooms. The pool has submerged ledges to sit on and a very comfortable shallow jacuzzi to lay flat in while you sunbathe. The other side of the pool is beautifully landscaped so that you don't feel like you're on display. Even better, you get a small area as you step in that has a submerged, tiled seat – perfect for reading a book! I would really recommend stretching your finances to one of these rooms. It makes a big difference to the holiday as you feel like you've got this private pool and sunbathing area; and you can always go to the infinity pool to watch the sun go down at the end of the day! Service The service here was exceptional. All the staff were friendly and attentive. You barely had to turn your head at the restaurant for someone to be straight over to help you. They seemed to be constantly thinking of ways they could make you more comfortable, from getting a cushion for your seat (without needing to ask) to adding an extra plate to the table if they thought you might like to share something. Really a highlight of an already excellent hotel. Three Restaurants Kirrabee Restaurant This is adjacent to the reception and does a very nice breakfast with everything covered – cooked, continental, Thai, cereals, fruit, pastries, juice. It also hosts the themed buffet meals in the evening – Mexican, oriental, international etc.These were a bit more “hit and miss”. The food was perfectly decent, just a bit misconceived sometimes. For instance, the Mexican food had very little spice (surprising as the Thais are so good with spices) and apart from Burritos there was not much else that I would call authentically Mexican. As I said, perfectly edible, just not what I'd expect. Having said that, the only other buffet we had was the Oriental night which was very nice. Napaoli Restaurant This is their semi-authentic (not sure what that means) Italian restaurant at the Villas area of the resort. It's a beautifully designed open fronted building that looks out onto an ornamental pool with two sunken round tables that you can book for meals. Looking beyond the pool, you can see the inlet and the sea beyond – a very nice setting. The food here is excellent. It does do a lot of the things that the Zeus Bistro does, but was also some extras that make it feel a bit more upmarket. For instance, I had delicious vegetable tempura for starters. Well worth a visit or two. Only a little more expensive than Zeus. Zeus Beach Bar and Bistro This is where we ate most of the time and the food was excellent. During the day, there was a menu that include toasted sandwiches, Thai food and some of the best Pizza I've had anywhere! In the evening the menu changed to include steak, fish, pasta and Thai. In two weeks, absolutely everything I ate here was lovely. The Thai food was as good as I'd expect from an upmarket restaurant in London. The servings were generous too – 5 pieces of Bruschetta for a starter was enough for two. All this and a wonderful view of the beach! Just a word on the prices. Some people complain that the food is expensive, I disagree. You can't expect to stay at a four star hotel and pay the same prices as you would at the local market. A large pizza is £6.50, a huge Thai main course is £4.20, a Coke is £1.10. It's true that, if you're a drinker, it'll mount up but you might want to go “all inclusive” in that case. Activities Make no mistake, this is a hotel for relaxation. One of the reception staff told me that they occasionally get complaints that there's nothing to do. While I think that's an exaggeration – pool table, beach volleyball nets, a couple of kayaks, surf boards – this isn't an 18-30 Club! It's not difficult to tell from Trip Advisor that it's a bit isolated, so don't be surprised when you find that the pace of life is slower there. That's the point! It's like me going to an18-30 Club and complaining about the noise - I'd also look pretty stupid as I'm 56, but hopefully, you get my point. Weather Having travelled in Asia before, we're aware of how the monsoon season works. We came for two weeks in June expecting a fair bit of rain, but also some sun. We struck lucky for the first 10 days and some fantastic weather. Even when it rained, it was sandwiched between glorious sunshine. The last couple of days, not so much. Fairly constant cloud and rain has its charm, but it does put a crimp in what you can do (hence the first draft of this review). My feeling is that, if you want off-peak prices, then May is probably your best time to come (I think April is still peak). Less chance of rain and there's also more open. It would have been nice to take a 5 minute trundle over to Memories Bar occasionally for a change of scenery. The Site A very grand entrance leads you past statues of elephants (a recurring theme) to an equally opulent reception. From there, it opens out onto a landscaped area before reaching the sun beds and infinity pool right on the edge of a huge soft-sand beach. It really is lovely to watch the sea and sunset from this pool. Adjacent to this area was the Zeus Bar Bistro where we ate the majority of the time, again with beautiful views across the beach. A second (main) restaurant catered for the breakfasts and buffet evening meals. A swim-up pool snakes it's way around two sides of a three storey horseshoe of rooms on the other side of Zeus Bar. Between the pool and the bar are a group of mini-pavilions where you can have a massage. The tide creates an inlet that you can wade across (at any time) to get to Memories Bar, a small independent bar and restaurant. Unfortunately, it closes at the beginning of June for the off-season so we didn't get to use it. Walking along the Memories side of the inlet, you can get to the Villas area of the resort - also accessible from a bridge further along the inlet. This has a beautifully designed swimming pool (unfortunately only for the villa residents) and Napoli restaurant (open to all), with a large ornamental pool with a couple of funky sunken tables within it. I noticed a couple of reviews mentioning that the beach wasn’t very well looked after. It was immaculate while we were there (10-25 June). On a few occasions I saw a guy raking the small amount of detritus left by the receding tide – once at 05.45 when I had got up early to take photos of the sunrise! This review was written by my partner who NEVER writes reviews. That's how much he liked it.
Me and my gf arrived at the hotel at 8am and were given cold flannels and drinks whilst we waited to check in. We were promptly taken to our room (superior) which was spacious, had a/c, a large bathroom, very large bed and a nice balcony overlooking a little garden. There was also a mini bar available in the room at a surcharge but 2 bottles of water were given free of charge per day. The hotel provided flip flops, 2 beach towels (that were replaced daily) and a beach bag which were nice extras. The food in the hotel was very nice too. There was a buffet breakfast open from 6:30am to 10:30am and this served things like cereal, ham, cheese, bacon, sausages, pancakes, waffles, eggs (made to order), bread, pastries, fruit and fruit juices. There was basically everything here needed to fill up on for the day and everything was always stocked up and available. We never had lunch in the buffet as we were not all inclusive but the Zeus bar served very nice food at a reasonable price so we ate there for lunch. Dinner at the buffet restaurant was very nice and cost us 998 baht a night (around £20). There were different themes every night such as Mexican, Asian, Thai etc so food varied. The Zeus restaurant served nice food too at a good price and had a number of Thai and European dishes. If you wanted a drink then there is an all inclusive bar near the beach of those guests who have paid for all inclusive. For those who have not alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks are available from the Zeus bar all day and evening for a good price. All staff at the bar and restaurants are very polite and friendly and couldn't do more to help you. The only thing I would say is that the food and drink is relatively over priced compared to a few places outside of the hotel. There are 2 or 3 very nice places to eat about 10 minutes down the road from the hotel that serve authentic Thai food. A little further down the road there is a restaurant called krua rim lak. It costs 200 baht to get a taxi there from the hotel but the owner of the restaurant gives you a free lift back which saves you money. Compared to other places around the good is far cheaper, nicer and the portions are huge so I would advise to eat there most nights like we did. The restaurant is also joined to a supermarket owned by the same person so you can stock up on food and drink there and it is far cheaper than the hotel. The beach and swimming pools are very nice, well kept and clean and there are plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas. The hotel provides a few pool toys such a volley ball, football and floatable toys for children. All in all me and my gf had the best time here and couldn't recommend the hotel any more. If you want a nice relaxing holiday, with nice food, drink, guests and staff then I would most definitely visit here!!
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Bang Sak, APSARA Beachfront Resort and Villa is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Laem Pakarang Beach. 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 within a 30-minute drive of Bang Sak Beach and Bang Niang Beach.
Relish the international cuisine at Kinnaree Restaurant, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning 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% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2162 reviews