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Paresa Resort Phuket

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for two days (wish it had been more) in December, 2017. Our room was large, clean, and well stocked with complementary goodies. The view from the private patio (or your private infinity pool) is breathtaking and the sunsets are yours to enjoy. The staff are well trained to meet your every need, and their friendliness is genuine. The resort has everything you need, so there is no reason to go elsewhere. The restaurant has a wonderful breakfast and the lunch/dinner menu is varied and quite good. The spa and gym are great. The resort has nice Lexus vehicles that have reasonable rates for half-day tours with knowledgeable drivers. Taxis are easy to come by via the front desk. We were glad we stayed here and sorry we had to leave.

We are just back home from a 12 days stay at the resort, celebrating both X-Mas and New Year there. It was perfect in all meanings and senses. After spending about 20 years in another resort in Langkawi, where we always have been treated as kings, we wanted to try something else. My wife choose Paresa after a very tough selection process and writing many mails to many hotels in Phuket. Here, Paresa scored already perfect, as mails were promptly and correctly answered. So, we finally arrived on Friday 22Dec2017 after a long overnight flight. Pickup and Transportation was smooth, nice car, well done. We were greeted by the GM - Mr. Dawid Koegelenberg - and his very friendly staff upon arrival and immediately escorted to our villa close by. We had deliberately chosen a pool villa on the top floor and that was a very wise decision. The views are amazing, the room is huge, and the pool is X-large. Sunset from our terrace was superb, I took too many photos here. It was very quiet in the resort, despite full-house occupancy. Most people we came across and talked to were couples, just like us. There is indeed no beach to walk around, but that did not hinder us from watching the many boats passing by in front of us. We ventured out for dinner a couple of times to the nearby beach locations, but that was a mistake. The quality and quantity of food at the resort’s restaurant is far better than the tourist traps we visited, and we did not select the cheapest pizza place to eat in. To be honest, some restaurants were quite good (e.g. Silk, The Terrace), others were a mistake. I had the best Thai food in years in the resort, same with the occasional Western food (they run 2 menus at the same restaurant, you can even mix). In short: stay in, you will not regret it. Celebrating X-Mas at Paresa was a real top and intimate experience at the same time. We first had cocktails with small appetizers up on the terrace, followed by a short but emotional performance by a group of children that sang X-Mas song. The outdoor restaurant at Paresa was very nicely decorated for X-Mas and all the lights made it a magical place. Food was amazing, top products and wine, well worth the price. It was clear that a lot of work and thought were put in the preparation. What made it even more a memorable evening, was the Cuban live music band. Gosh, that lady can sing. Gosh, that lady can get the people on their feet on the dancefloor. It's been a long time since we danced salsa (well, did we ever?). Fast forward to New Year’s evening, which was different than X-Mas with a big BBQ. So much variety, so many items to chose from. Luckily the Cuban band – there were also other performances - was back to get us moving on the dance floor. This time, we were salsa experts, you know! Here again, the Paresa team had prepared this very well. I think we have found our new place to be for the next coming years. We were treated like kings, service was outstanding. We also agree with the positive comments about the GM. Mr. Dawid Koegelenberg is a great person and an excellent manager and drives his team to service excellence. He is very present, making sure all your questions are answered or wishes fulfilled. Thank you for all your hard work to make this a great stay for us, it is much appreciated. But let's not forget the many other staff members who absolutely do their best to make this a dream holiday. We had great little chats with the cleaning staff, breakfast was a chatter, and the rest of the people all around the hotel, even the taxi drivers from the hotel were very courteous and on time, every time. We also want to extend our special thanks to the Executive Chef. These were the busiest days of the year and he did a marvelous job with his team, every night but especially for X-Mas and the New Year BBQ. Sure, there are other great hotels out there, probably even close by, but a great hotel with this kind of personal touch and service straight from the heart, you will not find many of those around. See you next time!

Our family of five (three grown children) stayed at the Paresa for 5 nights - 12/26-12/31/17. While many 5-star experiences can be found at larger chains, we lean towards smaller boutique resorts as we have found the service and personal touch creates a better experience. We found all that and more at Paresa. The GM, Dawid, greeted us as we arrived and then again each morning at breakfast. He is a constant presence at the hotel and ensures that the property and staff are all working in unison to ensure a great experience for guests. The restaurant delivers superior food with excellent variety and the resort staff is exceptional. My wife and daughters utilized numerous spa services during the stay and found good value for the price. The rooms and views are unmatched and unique compared to other resorts. If you want a tranquil place that energizes you, Paresa delivers!

Had a great time as always. David and his team made sure everything was excellent from start to finish. The chef and his team merged the best of Europe with the finest Thai cuisine to make every meal one to remember. The views, the pools, the service...everything was outstanding and we were made to feel so welcome. Thank you to the whole team for such a memorable stay. We can't wait to join you again. I can't recommend Paresa enough for a true experience of luxury and relaxation.

We had our wedding here in November and from the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was perfect. The reason we picked the hotel was for its picturesque location and views, which in my opinion were out of this world! Leading up to our wedding the weather was not great but on our day it was perfect. We got to really appreciate the hotels grounds and our photos our absolutely stunning. The service through out our stay was first class. The friendly staff could not help us enough. They were a huge help on our wedding day and we can't thank them enough for making our day a dream come true. The grand residence villa we booked was beautiful. It was huge! We had our guests back after the wedding for drinks in the living area, which was the perfect end to our day. Once again I would like to thank every single member of staff at the hotel for making out stay perfect!

A really nice hotel, away from the hustle and bustle of Patong. The staff really make the difference. It won't suit everyone but as a couple without kids, needing a bit of quiet relaxation, this was perfect. The views were great. Food was excellent from the Thai menu and not over-expensive. Special mention to Dear at front of house, Bee and Vid in the restaurant and Nid in house keeping. In truth Dawid has got a great team there and everyone really looked after my wife and I. We will be back when its sunny!

We booked for a week end November, sadly the weather was so awful we left after 3days. This place isn't perfect, on arrival that evening they closed the main restaurant for a wedding party, the other room they offered was not very inviting so we are in our room, not what I expect from this sort of establishment and yes I don't care if someone wants to rent the spade for a wedding give me a free night then! Exit from pool area was dirty, I made a comment it was never cleaned up. Food was excellent, love the staff The other down side is they make you pay in full so though we left early due to constant rain which never cleared we did not get any refund That's life I guess!!

Wow... what a place Paresa is! From the minute we got picked up at the airport, the service was top class, flawless! The wedding was perfect in every way, me and my wife would like to thank every single member of Paresa that made it such a great stay! Special shout out to the wedding coordinator. Ray & Frances

i had my wedding there with my parents and my wife's parents. We really enjoyed our stay. the hotel's view was incredible. staying there was so relax. room service was also satisfactory. Also the hotel manager takes feedback and keeps improving the standard. I'd love to go there again.

Stayed at the paresa 19th - 20th as a birthday surprise for my girlfriend , an expensive place by phuket standard so naturally you expect the best . The staff the accommodation and location is truly amazing and the rooms spotless , staff attentive and all seem genuine . This is the only issue I have the food is definitely not of a standard you would expect from such a prestigious hotel . I am not going to go into details but it just doesn't have the wow factor and for the price I would have expected more . The day of leaving we visited suay in Phuket the food here was a delight full of flavour and style . If only paresa could match this the would be onto a winner . Excellent hotel / staff / location 5 . Food 3

49 Moo 6, Layi-Nakalay Rd. Kamala Phuket

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located 3 mi (4.8 km) from Tsunami Memorial, Paresa Resort Phuket is within a 15-minute drive of Phuket Fantasea. This 5-star resort has 49 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Kamala resort are Laem Singh Beach and Kamala Beach.


Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: Diavolo Restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Thalung Thai offers relaxing ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends at the free manager's reception. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 49 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, iPod docks, and sofa beds. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 38-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Refrigerators, minibars, and espresso makers are also available.

Property features

Guests of Paresa Resort Phuket enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking and limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a steam room, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Spa Pool Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Cliff Pool Villa

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Grand Residence Pool Villa

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Grand Villa

Full 4 | Sleeps 8

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 804 reviews