Andaman View Villa Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
13-Oct-2011

Those who dream of lording over their own little kingdom will relish staying at Andaman View, a lofty villa that feels completely remote and comes with such a wealth of services and facilities that you need never venture beyond its boundaries. Even being within a villa estate does not detract from the sense of seclusion, with a massive stone wall and a long driveway completely cutting off any view of neighbouring villas. The view is a huge attraction at this villa; so much so that we became eager early risers to make sure we caught the spectacular sunrise every morning during our visit.

We felt that the villa is better suited for families with older children or groups of adults since its entertainment and games are geared towards a more ‘mature’ crowd (drinking, dining, pool table), and the open swimming pool could be a bit of a hazard for active toddlers. Staying at Andaman View we really did feel like royalty, not only because it was like having our own private mini-castle to romp around in, but also because of all the inclusive services that kept us in pampered comfort throughout our stay. Having two meals a day prepared for us was a real treat, though we were sad we didn’t have enough time to indulge in a soothing treatment (available for a modest extra charge) on the villa’s own massage bed.

Happily, one thing that is not so princely about Andaman View is the price. This is one of the best-value villas we’ve visited in Phuket. Though the villa is officially located in Nai Harn, with the beach less than 10 minutes away by car, its position at the north end of the village makes it nearly as close to Kata beach (reached via a wonderful coastal drive around jungle-clad hills, and another favourite swimming spot for families) and Rawai beach – a must for Thai seafood with its row of casual restaurants lining the waterfront (pick any one, they’re all good!).

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:7
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:9
Highlights

The incredible view! We also loved all the fun facilities, including the pool table, telescope, home theatres and big jacuzzi tubs in the two top-floor bedroom ensuites.

Surprises

The estate’s name ‘Baan Sawan’ means ‘house of heaven’ but it’s a helluva drive getting up here! The steep and winding ascent is described as ‘sporting’ by the villa management. We recommend renting a car with a good engine or organising transport with the villa manager, since the average taxi will certainly not attempt it. The villa’s view is marred slightly by the shell of an unfinished villa beside it, but fortunately it affects only a tiny slice of the otherwise perfect panorama.

Guest Reviews (2)

LP, Singapore checked out on 04-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
27-Sep-2012
Great villa for a relaxing holiday! Comes with free wifi and villa chef cooks delicious authentic thai food. Service is excellent. Can't wait to be back!!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:8
Value:10
BF, Thailand checked out on 13-May-2012
Overall Rating:
6.1
Reviewed:
22-May-2012
Very good villa for group of friends. Great view.
Dedicated and very efficient staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:6 Location:3 Outside Area:3
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:6 Facilities:5 Staff:9
Value:7
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based on 3 user reviews. Those who dream of lording over their own little kingdom will relish staying at Andaman View, a lofty villa that feels completely remote and comes with such a wealth of services and facilities that you need never venture beyond its boundaries. Even being within a villa estate does not detract from the sense of seclusion, with a massive stone wall and a long driveway completely cutting off any view of neighbouring villas. The view is a huge attraction at this villa; so much so that we became eager early risers to make sure we caught the spectacular sunrise every morning during our visit.

We felt that the villa is better suited for families with older children or groups of adults since its entertainment and games are geared towards a more ‘mature’ crowd (drinking, dining, pool table), and the open swimming pool could be a bit of a hazard for active toddlers. Staying at Andaman View we really did feel like royalty, not only because it was like having our own private mini-castle to romp around in, but also because of all the inclusive services that kept us in pampered comfort throughout our stay. Having two meals a day prepared for us was a real treat, though we were sad we didn’t have enough time to indulge in a soothing treatment (available for a modest extra charge) on the villa’s own massage bed.

Happily, one thing that is not so princely about Andaman View is the price. This is one of the best-value villas we’ve visited in Phuket. Though the villa is officially located in Nai Harn, with the beach less than 10 minutes away by car, its position at the north end of the village makes it nearly as close to Kata beach (reached via a wonderful coastal drive around jungle-clad hills, and another favourite swimming spot for families) and Rawai beach – a must for Thai seafood with its row of casual restaurants lining the waterfront (pick any one, they’re all good!).

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