Aquamarine Resort & Villa4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed here for 9 nights in a sea view double room. On arrival check in was good with welcome drinks and we were shown to our room. The room had fabulous views out to sea, and the rooms were very good. Big bathrooms, comfortable big bed and plenty of space. The location means if you want to venture into Kamala, either a 15 minute walk up and down a few little hills or grab a taxi which are located right outside the hotel for 200 thb. There is a free hotel shuttle also. A choice of 3 pools, one with pool bar, always plenty of sunbeds and fairly peaceful during the day. Hotel is very pretty with amazing views as it sits on the hill overlooking Kamala Bay. Staff were polite and friendly and the rooms were kept immaculate by our cleaners. The major downfall was breakfast which we had paid for. Every morning saw hoards of chinese tourists descending on the buffett. The buffet was hardly ever replaced and what there was to eat was always cold. The only good thing were the omlettes but that often meant a long queue. All in all a very good hotel but breakfast seriously needs major improvement. Good value for money and in a decent location with only a short cab ride into Kamala itself and the beach.
The Aquamarine Resort & Villa is perfect for those wanting a quite location away from the all the tourists. My sister and I stayed at the Aquamarine for about 8 days. It was a great 8 days at this resort. We both arrived at different times, but they offered both of us ice water with a cold towel. Which was great for the greeting especially after all the flights it took to get to Phuket. The bell hop took my luggage to the room for me, which was also great since I was tired. The room was nicely set and clean, the best part was the view off the balcony. Everyday I walked past the reception desk they greet us with a hello. We ate dinner most nights at the hotel restaurant. Most of the hotel guest don't eat at the restaurant for some reason, but we enjoyed it. The food was good and the waiters were always so nice. We also had a spa say at the hotel's spa. We choose the spa sampler package. Which included a steam room, body scrub, and a massage. The spa was great! If was so relaxing and very professional, we wanted to do it again but they are closed every Thursday and Friday unfortunately. Yes, as in other review there is a huge hill! The hotel is located on a hill like many other locations on this side of Phuket. The hill isn't necessarily a negative, just be aware there is one. One draw back is definitely breakfast. The breakfast is served buffet style. The food isn't bad as they offer a variety of options, but if you are a vegetarian you may want to eat elsewhere as they don't have vegetarian options. The only issue with breakfast were the other guests. They were rude and they would make such a mess on the buffet line and the tables. How people act in public isn't something the hotel can control. Overall, this was a great stay! I would recommend staying here and we are definitely planning on returning.
Beautiful views, wonderful staff, always so helpful! Location is great! Buffet breakfast was amazing! Can't say anything bad about the hotel! The catered for everything we wanted and just made our experience in Thailand that much better! Would love to come back again and stay!!
In general very disappointed with the hotel. We stayed in the sea view villa for two nights. The villa needs updating. Low water pressure and hot water not hot. End up we need to boil water for bathinh. Lights not working in the room. Out of date room decor. Breakfast in the restaurant was awful. Very limited option for vegetarian. Finally they agreed to cook vegetarian noddle for us but the noodle was so salty end up we leave the restaurant and have instant noodle instead in our villa. We will definately not coming back to this hotel. Can't wait to leave this hotel.
My family & I recently stayed for 5 nights at Aquamarine. We have stayed here 2 times previously, 3 & 5 years ago. We had lovely holidays both times. This time we had been travelling around Thailand, seeing other parts, and against our initial plans, we decided to add another flight and tack another 5 days onto an already lengthy thailand trip, purely to come back to Aquamarine. We were very disappointed. Apart from seeing 2 freindly faces that we have kept friends with ( the tailor and a bellboy) the rest of our stay was pretty negative. Our 1st night, day after Songkran, we checked in, and were sad to notice our favourite beach shack restaurants gone. Our rooms had no room service menu's even though we asked reception for them. We went to eat at the aquamarine thai restaurant, only to see that it also was closed down, leaving only the bistro style restaurant ( where breakfast is) We ordered, waited ages, even though only 1 other person was eating in this bistro. About an hour later I began feeling sick ( I ate massaman curry ) and th3n spent the next 2 days in bed vomiting and feeling shocking. My family hung around the pool while I was too sick to leave the bed. The resort looks tired and needs a lot of TLC. The rooms lacked and tourist info ( brochures, resort info, day spa prices and services and room service) The buffet breakfast was very very average compared to what it once was, and compared with all the other resorts we had stayed at throughout our tour of Thailand. On our last day I felt well enough to get out of bed and join my family for breakfast. There was very limited food, and what was there was been terrorized by the rude chinese tourists. I felt a spa would relax me, and ease my upset stomach, only to be told the spa jets broke a long time ago, and haven't been fixed. Aquamarine has a lovely location, but with the hotel food being terrible, and the beach restautants gone, we had to rely on a shuttle into Kamala to be fed. Apart from our 2 friends, one lovely pool bar man and one breakfast waiter, the rest of the staff ( reception) were unfriendly, and couldn't be bothered speaking as anyone passed. We were counting down until we left. We detoured, caught flights, paid taxi fares to come back to aquamarine,and feel very let down, having had such a negative experience. We waisted our last 5 days of our trip and our money on this tired resort. Aquamarine need new management and need to do a lot to bring this resort back to what it once was. We will never go back.
Amazing pools (3 of them!), pool bar service, incredible views, just so impressive from every angle. Our villa was huge with lots of windows and beautiful bathroom and sufficient air con. Stunning surrounds and lobby area, you feel royal just being there. Polite service and staff were happy to drive you to or from your room in a cart if needed - I was injured. Great thai set dinner enjoyed too! Negatives: Not a fan of buffets with limited to no western breakfast options although probably suitable for most of the guests. No power point next to bed in our villa for CPAP machine/charging access - problematic with sleep apnea sufferers but we only stayed one night so didn't complain. Alcoholic beverages very expensive, for example 140tb for a can of Singha - most expensive we came across in Thailand. Would definitely stay again for longer!
Good service, friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were nice but not as nice as on the pictures. We really liked the terrace with the view. The pool was very good, it is big enough. They have free transport to Patong and Kamala beaches which can save you some money. We recommend Paradise and Freedom beaches by taxi, because the ones above can be crowded and they try to sell you everything and don`t let you relax. The massage is awesome and available on most of the beaches btw.
Came back 2nd time to stay in this resort, this time given much nearer to the reception area room as no need to through the steep hill. Since it is away from town area we rented a bike and a pink jeep nothing has stolen, friendly security guard and receptionist. Had stayed for 5 days booked via recommended Agoda platform. Had a pleasant stay, towels are changed daily, good water pressure and air-condition. We will come back visit this resort someday.
Kamala Beach is this calm oasis paradise after spending the last few days in Patong Beach times square madness. About a 15 minute uphill drive takes you from Patong Beach to Kamala Beach. Aquamarine Resort & Villa was the perfect amount of relaxation. Nice infinity pool that never had more than 3 people in it at one time, great food. There's also free shuttle bus that takes you to Kamala Beach and back with a few different departure times. Loved my stay here and highly recommend. Would return if ever in the area.
Stayed for three days in the villa which was over looking the ocean which was one of the best things about this resort. Room was very clean, spacious and comfortable. Staff at Aquamarine were very friendly, approachable, professional and takes good care of the guests. If you like quiet hotels then you would love this place as the resort was quiet and it provided 100% privacy. We really liked the lobby and swimming pool area because of its awesome beautiful view of the ocean. This is also a good place for beach lovers as kamala beach is only about a km or two from the resort. The buffet breakfast served had a good variety of food. Overall a comfortable and relaxing stay. I would stay here again.
Aquamarine Resort & Villa places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Phuket Fantasea and Laem Singh Beach. This 202-room, 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. It's on the beach and also near Surin Beach and Tsunami Memorial.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal 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 202 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 20-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Free bottled water, safes, and desks are also standard.
Guests of Aquamarine Resort & 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 1200 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.
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69% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 580 reviews