Baan Kata Keeree Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.9
Reviewed:
03-Apr-2013

Baan Kata Keeree is the owner's holiday home and it’s obvious that a lot of care and hard work go into keeping the property ship-shape. The owner’s wife is a regular visitor and it shows: staff are casual but very much on their toes and standards kept high. We liked the homely feel of the property and its proximity to the beach and town but were particularly impressed with how private and peaceful it is.

The décor is great, albeit eclectic, and adds a lot of character to the property (the owner’s wife is an avid collector of Asian art pieces and quite the artist herself). This is a place that gets a lot of repeat visitors and children will love it:  the playroom has a good choice of games and activities and, as it’s at the back of the villa, it leaves mum and dad free to have a quiet read by the pool.

The food prepared by the villa’s chef was outstanding. Sitting at the long terrace table, with children coming and going and a pleasant bottle of wine, created a very casual (even Mediterranean style) mealtime and of course the view is stunning.

We revisited the villa in late 2012 and are pleased to note that it has been impeccably maintained and new additions including a heated jacuzzi in the master suite, an extension on the terrace offering wider sea views, and a massage room have only increased Baan Kata Keeree’s appeal.

Individual Scores:

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

Despite being so close to the beach and Kata town (two minutes walk), the villa’s location is remarkably private – once you’re through the gates it’s just you and the uninterrupted views of the ocean. The over-sized chair on the deck is a fantastic place for an evening cocktail (take care here – the staff mix a wickedly strong Mojito) while watching the sun sink slowly into the Andaman Sea.

Surprises

Baan Kata Keeree was cutting-edge when it was built (2000) – it featured in many top travel mags as the place to go. Today the bedrooms and bathrooms, although wonderfully functional, are looking a bit dated if you compare with more contemporary villas on the market –– but we think the character of the villa easily makes up for it.

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7.9 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. Baan Kata Keeree is the owner's holiday home and it’s obvious that a lot of care and hard work go into keeping the property ship-shape. The owner’s wife is a regular visitor and it shows: staff are casual but very much on their toes and standards kept high. We liked the homely feel of the property and its proximity to the beach and town but were particularly impressed with how private and peaceful it is.

The décor is great, albeit eclectic, and adds a lot of character to the property (the owner’s wife is an avid collector of Asian art pieces and quite the artist herself). This is a place that gets a lot of repeat visitors and children will love it:  the playroom has a good choice of games and activities and, as it’s at the back of the villa, it leaves mum and dad free to have a quiet read by the pool.

The food prepared by the villa’s chef was outstanding. Sitting at the long terrace table, with children coming and going and a pleasant bottle of wine, created a very casual (even Mediterranean style) mealtime and of course the view is stunning.

We revisited the villa in late 2012 and are pleased to note that it has been impeccably maintained and new additions including a heated jacuzzi in the master suite, an extension on the terrace offering wider sea views, and a massage room have only increased Baan Kata Keeree’s appeal.

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