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APSARA Beachfront Resort and Villa

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Really enjoyed our stay at Apsara. About 80 minutes drive from Phuket airport, the resort is on a beautiful stretch of the Thai coast. After three hectic days in Bangkok, and then two days at Elephant Hills later in our stay, this hotel was great to just relax and unwind. Stayed on a bed and breakfast basis, breakfast was very good and the dining area(which is the all inclusive part) is very nice giving you the option of having your breakfast inside or out (covered). Ate dinner at both restaurants and lunch usually at Zeus. The whole set up of the hotel (including the open plan lobby)is ideal for a low key laid back holiday, and the staff are exceptional in their work and pleasantness towards you. It is a bit of a trek if you want to go shopping or to other restaurants, but perfect for recharging your batteries.

Just in front of the Beach, ideal for relax, rest and enjoy the pool, the ocean and the massages. Food is great at the restaurant, delicious breakfast and a great variety of international cuisine at night The bat across the river in the sea front is great and much cheaper than the hotel bar

We have just returned from Apsara Beacfront resort &Villas which we booked through Emirates Holidays. The staff are outstanding with their approach to making your stay enjoyable and relaxing. On arrival we were greeted by the lovely Alpine who ensured we had something to eat before the restaurant closed,then completed our check in and escorted us to our villa. WOW. We were shown our jacuzzi villa and couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and the bed was beautifully decorated with rose petals and towel art. The space in the villa was amazing and kept spotlessly clean, like the whole resort. They were constantly on the go keeping the grounds immaculate & maintaining the buildings. We were on half board& the food in both Napalai & Kinnaree restaurants was of a great standard. The staff at the hotel were all excellent but special mention to Alpine in reception, waiting staff Cha-am & Boll, cooks, AO & young Izzie the trainee from Indonesia who always greeted you with a smile & exuded cheerfulness and all made our stay both memorable & enjoyable. Can't forget the staff in the Sukko spa who ensured the 'knots' were removed with their wonderful massages, ensuring relaxation. As I say all the staff were a credit to the hotel & provide a great service. If you want lots of noise & nightlife this is NOT the place for you but if like us you want peace & relaxation, you couldn't ask for a better place. Would we return? Definitely. Sandy and Val

We stayed on the villa side in villa 801 which was right next to the restaurant and pool on the villa side and also a 1 minute stroll to the beach and to the restaurant Memories on the beach. We stayed in a pool villa and it was beautiful- plenty of place to put your things, a separate lounge area, 2 air-conditioners and fans. The pool was big enough and very clean. Nice little areas to sit outside. The breakfast at the restaurant was great. I only ate one other meal there as there were so many other better/cheaper options around Khao Lak. We hired scooters and parked them at the hotel as it is 10 minutes out of the main part of town and we like the independence of a bike. The villas are across the little creek from the main part of the hotel but they have little golf carts and will drive you when you request. They also organise drivers for you at the hotel if you want to go to town. A short walk down the road is also a few good restaurants. The beach is lovely and the water very warm. The hotel side of the resort had multiple bars, pools and a playground but we never ventured over there but they looked good. The staff were amazing and I would definitely stay again.

Very nice hotel. Very good service. Service with a smile. Cater for muslims and lamb and chicken is halal. No unacessary charges. Service and room spot on. We got a free upgrade to deluxe which is a bonus. Only negative is bit far away from khao lak centre and markets so might need extras for taxis but they have a shuttle bus.

We have just come back from 7 nights in Apsara! Didn't want to leave this beautiful place. It's on a quiet part of the beach (so a taxi ride into Khao Lak resort, markets etc) but with a gorgeous sea front, beach and river. The staff were exceptional, couldn't do enough. And the food was lovely, slightly more expensive than the beach bar but that's to be expected. Weather was good, better than we'd anticipated for August - there are umbrellas in the room for rainy times (usually short bursts, but occasional overcast days) and there's table tennis and pool if needed! But all in all a really lovely place, would come again.

I thought the Maldives had spoiled us for holidays, but 12 days at Apsara in Khao Lak, Thailand, proved me wrong: we paid the extra to get a villa, with its own pool, and we're so glad we did – although there's nothing wrong with the main area, it was totally worth the extra money and having the choice of any restaurant at any time was a great boon. It's a little further from Phuket than we expected (there's a lovely air conditioned people carrier-type taxi) but driving from the airport was a great introduction to the local area and people, and there were many wonderful sights along the way. Once we arrived at the hotel, we were welcomed by the very friendly staff, and shown to our villa (when you are able to check in may depend on your time of arrival), which is a 5 minute walk (or golf cart ride if you prefer) away from the main hotel, across a bridge which is a great way to get a good view of the estuary, the landscape of which changes with the tides. The villa rooms are clean, extremely large – bigger than our house in sheer square footage, in fact!) with a very generously-sized pool in the back garden, and outdoor shower, hot tub and jacuzzi function in the pool itself. The food is tremendous – plenty of choice, good quality ingredients, every meal was a pleasure. The people are incredibly friendly, but if you dig a little deeper you will find some amazing history and stories about the people's resilience in the wake of the tsunami, which pretty much wiped Khao Lak off the face of the earth. The communal pools are well situated and there is plenty of choice, and the relatively small capacity (we went in August, so there may be busier times) means that the pools were never busy. And then there's the beach, of course, with its amazing surfing and – for the less adventurous – excellent warm paddling and shallow swimming. Beautiful soft sand, clear waters and lots of interesting wildlife to observe – this really is a paradise on Earth, made more friendly and beautiful by the wonderful staff. We couldn't praise it enough.

Except for a couple of minor issues I have had no issues with this hotel and cannot find anything to complain about: I am a natural complainer. From the moment I arrived until I left the staff were always polite and courteous. The location is stunning and the hotel designed in such a way as to blend in with the environment. It is right next to the beach and you can lounge in the main pool whilst overlooking the beach. The hotel was exceedingly clean. I was allocated a seaview room which was superb although as it was the rainy season when it rained the rain normally came onto the balcony. The main restaurant was very good; although the food could sometimes have been a little hotter and deep fried dishes should have been made fresh. There was plenty of choice at both breakfast and dinner; I was on a half-board basis. One of the elements that I particularly liked was that soft drinks; coke, fanta, water and soda water formed part of the dinner and were not charged as extra. I normally find it difficult to relax but had no issues relaxing at this hotel; sheer bliss. There was also a duo who appeared most evenings and you have to see them to believe them; there are no words to describe the singing! Suffice to say that you will be become obsessed. Overall, excellent hotel in an ideal location. Would highly recommend

We stay in jacuzzi villa, great choice. Breakfast is top. Dinne almost every day on restaurant napalai - good food at great price. People from resort is always friendly and nice, solving all our requests. Villa cleaned every day. If you want great place for holidays in thailand, choose apsara beach resort.

Stayed here Oct 2015 (unable to add date that far back) for 5 nights on our honeymoon. Absolutely stunning place. As this was the wet season the hotel was quite quiet and some of the bars/facilities were not available, but this was to be expected. There was a little bit of renovation work going on but did not affect our stay. All the staff were polite and helpful and couldn't do enough for us. Really beautiful part of the world with the beach spanning for miles. Was like your own private beach due to it being quiet. Food was outstanding from the a la carte menu. Breakfast lovely. Booked the pool villa which was an amazing luxury at a very reasonable rate which was a great hit with the wife! Although this is a peaceful and beautiful hotel and area, it can be a bit too remote. If you want to venture out its a very long walk or taxi. The taxi service in the hotel was great though with the taxi driver taking us out for half a day to visit the sights including local temples and turtle sanctuary. They did run a shuttle to Bang Niang market from the hotel. Memories bar on the beach is great for meals, drinks and massages at a cheaper price.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Pool Access

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Jacuzzi Villa with Complimentary Mini Bar

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Pool Villa with Complimentary Mini Bar

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

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87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2221 reviews