Second time here.
Amazing luxury villas, impeccable service, great variety and quality food, and direct access to beach (public).
Very hard to find any faults or want anything more.
My wife and I will be back for round three!
We had a brilliant time at The Avista. There was a group of 8 of us staying to celebrate my friends 50th birthday. The friendly, helpful staff are simply priceless. Everyone we interacted with at The Avista were pleasant, happy & helpful. We ate at the Hotel Restaurant a couple of times. It was a very good alternative for dinner when you've had a busy day out. The location is excellent. Lots of shops & good restaurants in close proximity. People comment on the steep hill up to The Avista, However we all enjoyed walking up it (several times a day). The only issue for me was the mould in the shower. It's a shame as the rest of the room & Hotel & gardens are kept very clean & tidy.
The Melody is a beautiful hotel located on a main road, though tucked back. It is obviously an area for Karon locals as they were some fabulous cheap eats along the main road and no one trying to hassle you while you wondered the main street. It was about a 15-20min walk to the kata beach, though Karon beach was a little nicer. There were so many shops, bars and restaurants in the near streets.
Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly staff, they offered us a welcome drink and we also received a room upgrade to poolside.
Our rooms were lovely, big king size beds with elephant shaped towels on our bed.
We stayed for a total of 9 nights, everyday our room was made up and fresh water provided. The wifi was fantastic and so was being poolside on a hot day.
The experience was lovely, and i would stay again.
I booked this on other trip advisor comments and I was not disappointed.
The room was small and functional , the TV/Mini Mac computer was a good addituion and the WIFI was excellent. Breakfast were what Id expect a mix of western breakfast, (Fruit, cereal, bacon, egg station toast) and oriental (froed rice noodles Pad tai chicken in sauces). The breakfast area was very well decorated in a traditional theme with lots of ornamnets and the walk over the pond with wooden steps was nice especial walking through the water feature. It was fun watching the Maitre de constantlky chase and shoo away a rather cheeky Mina bird that used to pop in and take crumbs from the floor.
The pool is smallish, shallow 1.2m and it was nicely appointed. There is no life guard on duty on the pools so small children will have to be supervised.
Somebody each night came to the room to turn the beds down. I diidnt notice a mosquito problem and I did recieve a few bite but I also visited other places in Phuket during the day and early evening so I could not say that this hotel had any mosquito issues as other reviewers had mentionedHowever I do have 3 slight improvements
1. Im 193cm tall and i found the main fixed shower head a bit low.
2. The bed was slightly uncomfortable .
3 Storage for clothes and 3 suitcases was a bit tight .
It is a haven from the hustle and bustle out side and we would stay here again,.
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