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Paresa Resort Phuket

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a resort that is very special. We came here last year and enjoyed it so much that we returned the following year. The resort is located on a steep cliff with amazing views of the Andaman Sea about 45 minutes from the Phuket airport. On our arrival at the airport we were met by a cheerful driver in a modern van and driven to the resort. On our arrival we were greeted with cool towels and a drinks at the spare but sophisticated entry hall. We were escorted down a flight of stairs to a ceremonial gong where we announced our arrival in Heaven of all Heavens. The staff, called angels, could not be more helpful and friendly. Next we were taken to a spectacular place, with a floor of gold tiles and an beautiful lawn with a view of Andaman sea. Then down in a brief elevator ride to a buggy (a modified golf cart) for the trip to our villa. The resort is built on a steep cliff and although one can walk to the villas the buggy is comfortable for most of us who are not young and athletic. The villa with its unobstructed view of the sea has a private infinity pool and a large deck that has a lounge, refrigerator for cold drinks and wine. The villa had an enormous room, with adjacent bath room with double sinks, huge tub and closets, and glass enclosed shower. This villa also had a private outside shower and toilet. This was a beautiful room that was spotlessly clean. There is a good telephone and working wi-fi, television and vcr.. The restaurant is located on a large deck overlooking the sea. A terrific breakfast is included with all kinds of cuisine. The staff is very friendly and anxious to make the dining experience a good one. We made arrangements to see some the sights of Phuket through the excellent services of the Adventure Boys who can recommend excursions. The guides were excellent and the trips were memorable. If you haven't met Dawid, the general manager, ask to meet him. He is a charming super-competent man who takes pride in the hotel and will make every effort to make your stay memorable. The cuisine in the dining room offers excellent Thai food as well as western specialties.

If you are looking for a dose of tranquility with good book, on a wide open verandah facing an unobstructed view of the ocean, then Paresa is your place. With a streamlined aesthetic with wooden floors and comfortable couches and tables, Paresa's dining room is a focal point and highlight of the resort. With excellent food and coffee to boot. We booked an ocean pool room which was fantastic. With an outdoor verandah and an infinity pool the room also is well appointed for the international traveler (read multi country sockets). Perhaps the one downfall is a low level of chaos between the bellman and the front desk. Oh and there is a rollercoaster of a descent when you catch the buggy "down the hill". Last note - the spa service was great. Enjoy:)

Was getting ready for renovation. Lots of items not fixed for several months as renovation in future. Do not stay here even thought the DIRTY infinity pools have a great view. I have never had such a poor experience in a hotel in my life. But maybe after renovation it will be better.

Very pleasant and courteous staff, the moment we step into the resort. We were met by the Front Office Manager, Dear, who without any doubt, tries everything within her means to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. Though, initially, we booked our stay for a Spa Pool Villa, there were a few small hiccups, but we were subsequently upgraded to the Grand Residence.. very lovely and very peaceful. Dawid, the general manager, makes it a point to greet every visitor at the restaurant, making everyone feel very welcome. Dawid, managed to catch up with us almost every day of our stay, and we were delighted to have very pleasant exchanges. All in all, we loved our stay, and wished we could have stayed longer. Maybe next time, Dawid, can make a longer stay more tempting.. lol Highly recommended for all couples who needs a peaceful and relaxing getaway. And thank you to the management and staff at Paresa for making our stay a memorable one.

I've travelled to many 5 stars resort around Thailand and they alway gave a good memories but this resort left me and my mom disappointed. I turned out good on the day of arrival , the front desk , K' Vanisa is good on her duty. The room was good in size and so functional, the view was not really good as the big tree was right at the center of the view, room211, but still cozy and relax. The bathroom was not enough curtains, it's good for couple not for friends or family. The breakfast was good except they limited the order by allowing only 2 main dishes for one guess , that was not really impressed much for the price of the room we paid. The girl name JAI at the breakfast was good in service. And for the staff, we had a problem with one staff , kinda serious problem to me and it hurt my mom feeling (im not going to talk about it as it gonna be a long review) ,the thing was the solution to slove the problem was not really professional and the offer, the complimentary that they showed thier regret was nonsense. The hotel offer 10%discount for the next vist which i think it's funny... 10% disc means almost nothing for the guess who can afforded thier full fare accomodation, if you really need they back, try harder. I love the hotel property itself but for the management was a bit disappoint...

Stayed 5 nites at Paresa after doing some research at TripAdvisor. Writing this review while stilling staying at this heavenly resort. Location of the resort is far from the madding crowd & it provides peace of mind if you are looking for a quiet location. Check-in is fast & they take good care of yr check in by accompanying you to the room & explains to you the room features & hotel service. Room is good size & view of the ocean is WOW. Beautiful & awesome. Not just the room, restaurant & spa has fantastic view of the ocean. Staffs always service with a smile & friendly. One of the front office staff can't remember her name but she is from Korea. She is very service oriented & helpful in helping me to arrange my transactions. Good job👍 Dinning is yummy & well done for both Thai & Italian meal. 2 areas which I hope they can look into it & improve. 1.Breakfast spreads is quite limited & guests have limited selection. For guests who are staying longer, I am sure they will get bored with it. Small selection of breakfast should be ideal. 2.Villa which I stay 261 I am not sure where the smell is coming from. It's so bad towards the evening just outside the main door. Frankly I had to hold my breath whenever I am returning to the villa or open the door to alllow them to serve my in room dining. Could be smell from the drain, I am not sure. Otherwise we have a wonderful holidays at Paresa. Very happy that I had made the right choice. Sent from my iPhone

I took the 2 bedroom villa. First off, the service here has been the best I have ever experienced in all my many stays at Phuket. The aircon in the main room was faulty and bidet hose leaked but were quickly addressed within the first day of stay. The villa was generally clean and fittings in good condition but the outside area could be better as it was dusty. My housekeeper Song was prompt and helpful. You need transport from the villa to the main lobby and restaurant and the response time from call to buggy arrival was very prompt. The staff all spoke good English in general and made communication easy. Everyone was friendly. Food at the restaurant was not cheap but your usual typical resort pricing. Quality was breakfast was good with a mix of buffet offers and menu choices. Once again service was quick and more importantly, friendly. In all, a very good stay, great views of the Andaman Sea from the cliffside and worth every penny!

We rented a whole villa for two nights. Each level has an infinity pool with breathtaking views. The hotel is perched high on a cliff and overlooks the ocean. The sunsets each night are gorgeous. The staff are superb and go out of their way to make you feel at home and meet your every need. The breakfast at the on site restaurant is delicious and has much variety to offer. Fresh fruit juices that are out of this world. The mango and watermelon juices were excellent. Highly recommend staying here.

My husband and I came to Paresa for our honeymoon and stayed 10 nights. I knew before we came due to the reviews and photos that it would be amazing but that did not even come close to just how amazing it is. The staff are beautiful souls who go out of their way for you in a manner that is unobtrusive and organic. They also have a great sense of humour. We loved them all but had a particular fondness for Bao in the restaurant, Wahn and Kie in the spa and Vanisa at reception. Jordi the chef is not only a brilliant chef but such a wonderful person. After chatting to us many times he discovered our love of fishing and last night came to our table with a present of fishing gear for us to try at home. I have stayed at some amazing places in the world and have NEVER had someone do something so personal and thoughtful. Dawid the GM is like my male twin, I felt such a connection and fondness for him and his exceptional style of dealing with people makes me want to come back much sooner than I had planned. Making guests feel special and important without being over the top is a skill, and one Dawid has down to a fine art. The accommodation itself is AMAZING with breathtaking views. Housekeeping is flawless also. They anticipate your every need. The golf buggy's make getting around the resort super easy which is much appreciated as being on a cliff it is rather steep. It certainly can be walked as we have many times. For those worrying you need not as the buggy makes it easy. We ate at the restaurant many many times and the food is FABULOUS and that is saying something given we are foodies and have dined at some of the world's best restaurants. I highly recommend the suckling pig and I had a particular liking for the dishes from the Thai menu. There is also a European menu however I felt I wanted to experience more Thai flavors given we are in Thailand. The cooking school with the market tour was a real treat and I'm so glad we did it. They were kind enough to tailor the menu for dishes we loved and wanted to learn to make. Kwang our chef made it a great day and a experience not to forget. Can't wait to get back home and put into action what we learnt. Thank you Paresa, Dawid and the wonderful team for making our honeymoon a trip we will never forget anytime soon. Today is our last day sadly. Normally I write reviews once I'm home but felt the need to express how wonderful it was sooner rather than later. See you soon Paresa xxx

This place was gorgeous and we had a great time. Only downfall was we couldn't do the couple's dinner in our room because there was a wedding going on and they didn't have enough staff to accommodate. A bit frustrating as it was on a Wednesday. So if you want to do a special dinner I suggest booking ahead of time and not when you arrive!

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. Laem Singh Beach and Surin Beach are also near this Kamala resort.


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. For your convenience, breakfast is 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 773 reviews