Baan Bon Khao Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.0
Reviewed:
01-Sep-2015
Baan Bon Khao is one of the most welcoming villas we’ve stayed at, and we came away from our all-too-brief stay here feeling fully refreshed and restored.  With its spectacular sea and sunset views, friendly service and excellent Thai food beautifully presented, the villa is a truly inviting oasis.  Everything in the villa, from its majestic vaulted ceilings down to its polished wood floors, looks fresh and new, so we were surprised to learn that it is more than a decade old.  Having been a private residence for many years, the villa opened to guests for the first time after an extensive renovation in 2015.  It further benefits from having a full-time professional team on site, with the helpful villa manager as the main contact point.  The chef and housekeeping staff have limited English skills, but they’re keen to please, and we were impressed especially with the meal service, presented and served in such a way that it felt like an event, even for our casual breakfast on the pool terrace.

We also loved the Northern Thailand roof design, which really adds some grandeur to the open tropical look of the villa. Our camera’s memory card quickly filled up one evening as we tried to capture the silhouette of the pavilions at all angles against a blazing sunset sky reflected in the infinity-edge pool – one of those unforgettable sights that Instagram was created for! Being in an estate limits the sense of total privacy here, though the villas are arranged carefully to ensure none intrude upon one another. The villa’s lofty position still makes it a tranquil and secluded escape, even though it has to share the hill with neighbours.

Individual Scores:

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

Great views across Surin and Bang Tao bays are a delight at all hours of the day, especially at sunset.  We also enjoyed the warm hospitality of the staff, the excellent Thai food and the convenience and ease of having a driver on standby ready to whisk us off to the beach and beyond.

Surprises

Guests with young children will need to watch them closely on the main level, since the pool lacks a safety fence.   Many stairs make this villa a challenge for those with mobility problems.  Some of the air conditioning units made a bit of a racket, but the staff said they’d have these checked out.

Guest Reviews (24)

Sharlene B, Australia checked out on 28-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2019
What an amazing place to holiday with such wonderful staff and an awesome cook/chef. Have loved every minute of our stay and celebrated our best mates 50th birthday, thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Robert F, Germany checked out on 08-Mar-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2019
Thank you so much for having us in your beautiful villa. We came from Germany and Australia, having a wonderful family reunion with perfect hospitality from the staff. We loved every minute.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Robert B, United Kingdom checked out on 23-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
24-Apr-2019
You guys are amazing and Thailand is beautiful. We will miss you Lilly.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Meg G, United Kingdom checked out on 05-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Jan-2019
Another lovely stay, fabulous staff, wonderful views and delicious food. Thank you to Lily and the team.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Xiaoshen W, China checked out on 22-Dec-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-Jan-2019
We came from Shenzhen, The Villa Manager here is very nice, All the staff is kind and friendly to us, the chef and staff are trying their best to satisfy us, we had a wonderful vacation here. We wish to come back again someday.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Amy C, Canada checked out on 14-Dec-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-Jan-2019
First time here and in Thailand for all of us. One word ….. Amazing. Location, views, service, food, villa, weather, pool, hospitality - all simply amazing. Hope to be back someday soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Leah S, Australia checked out on 03-Dec-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jan-2019
Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality. Pekky and everyone was kind, attentive, accommodating and so sweet. We had an a beautiful time.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ludovic D, France checked out on 18-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-Jan-2019
Wonderful stay in Surin ,Beautiful villa, great food, great sea view. We loved every day here.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Proshant M, Singapore checked out on 06-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Dec-2018
We had a great, great time in this wonderful villa. The cook creates delicious food. The manager and all of staff were helpful. We will be back sometime.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Fan X, China checked out on 15-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Dec-2018
The house is very good. I comfortable, I like it there. The food is delicious and service is good. Thank you very much.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Mark B, Thailand checked out on 10-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2018
Our trip to Phuket and stay in your villa was everything and more that we could have imagined. From your set up prior to our arrival (thank you Jessica - you were incredible), to our amazing staff at the house (particularly our concierge Kaew), to the physical location and the incredible villa itself, everything was outstanding. The food - oh my goodness - we wanted to take Cassie the chef home with us! The house staff at the villa were just incredible too. Your whole team was fantastic, and there was consensus between the five of us who attended that it was ‘the best group holiday we have ever had’.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Rajab W, United Arab Emirates checked out on 07-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
18-Jun-2018
The villa was great, amazing staff and chef!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Pan Leung L, Hong Kong checked out on 01-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
18-Jun-2018
Thanks a lot we have had wonderful holiday in the villa.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
John L, United States checked out on 15-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-May-2018
The wedding party enjoyed three splendid nights here. We loved the beach, the mixed fruit smoothies, the poolside sunset, cocktails and all of the delicious food and warm hospitality of Lilly and crew. Many thanks.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Weiwei C, China checked out on 21-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-May-2018
The place is wonderful for the whole family to stay and enjoy a relaxing holiday. Everything here is just like what we dreamed of for a nice holiday. Thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tuan V, Thailand checked out on 05-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-May-2018
Thank you for such an amazing time! We loved the villa very much. Chef, Sunny and the girls were so friendly, the food was fantastic. We will be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Sara P, Hong Kong checked out on 16-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-May-2018
Thank you for such a wonderful time - all with a smile, we will never forget. The staff is amazing and so is the view, see you soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
You X, China checked out on 05-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-May-2018
Thank you for amazing service in the villa. We will never forget these days.Thank you very much and I am looking forward to seeing you again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Audrey C, Singapore checked out on 12-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-May-2018
Wonderful crew, villa manager and best chef in Phuket. The place is truly a gem. We hope to come back again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Yongqi H, China checked out on 28-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
13-May-2018
The environment is very good, the service is very good, the food is also very good. Thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Omar H, Indonesia checked out on 10-Dec-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Dec-2017
We had a good time here, nice view, nice food. Good service and great sea views.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jasmine T, Hong Kong checked out on 26-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Dec-2017
It was an very memorable experience for us. The service was fantastic. Thank you so much for everything. Everyone was helpful and friendly. Hope to see you again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kat B, Singapore checked out on 19-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Dec-2017
Beautiful Villa. The chef is excellent. Such delicious food. Fabulous weekend! Thank you

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tammy F, Hong Kong checked out on 05-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-Nov-2017
Perfect. Food is very good. The team was excellent.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Baan Bon Khao /villa/baan-bon-khao.aspx Price starts at $780 - $1,575 per night
8 out of 10
based on 25 user reviews. Baan Bon Khao is one of the most welcoming villas we’ve stayed at, and we came away from our all-too-brief stay here feeling fully refreshed and restored.  With its spectacular sea and sunset views, friendly service and excellent Thai food beautifully presented, the villa is a truly inviting oasis.  Everything in the villa, from its majestic vaulted ceilings down to its polished wood floors, looks fresh and new, so we were surprised to learn that it is more than a decade old.  Having been a private residence for many years, the villa opened to guests for the first time after an extensive renovation in 2015.  It further benefits from having a full-time professional team on site, with the helpful villa manager as the main contact point.  The chef and housekeeping staff have limited English skills, but they’re keen to please, and we were impressed especially with the meal service, presented and served in such a way that it felt like an event, even for our casual breakfast on the pool terrace.

We also loved the Northern Thailand roof design, which really adds some grandeur to the open tropical look of the villa. Our camera’s memory card quickly filled up one evening as we tried to capture the silhouette of the pavilions at all angles against a blazing sunset sky reflected in the infinity-edge pool – one of those unforgettable sights that Instagram was created for! Being in an estate limits the sense of total privacy here, though the villas are arranged carefully to ensure none intrude upon one another. The villa’s lofty position still makes it a tranquil and secluded escape, even though it has to share the hill with neighbours.
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