L'Orchidee Residences - Villa Penda C7 Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.7
Reviewed:
10-Oct-2013

This graceful sea-view retreat set up in the hills overlooking Patong is one of the few villas in Phuket that can truly claim to offer the best of both worlds. Within minutes we could reach the busy beach resort town of Patong and delve into its myriad nightlife, dining and shopping choices – then escape back up into Villa Penda's peaceful elegance with ease. We sunk in and stretched out in style, and our worries disappeared amid the superb level of comfort offered throughout, from the plush living room furnishings to the fully-shaded terrace with heaps of space for lounging or dining alfresco by the pool, to the private bedrooms. We could see a real sense of care throughout with high-quality craftsmanship in all the details including the wooden furnishings and the fresco-adorned wall along the pool.      

Though a chef and in-villa staff can be provided on request, we opted to be left to our own devices and ordered from the villa’s à la carte menu. Meals were brought quickly and were superb, mainly Thai with some innovative flourishes. Though the indoor dining table was lovely, we usually dined out on the terrace to best enjoy the sea view and the fan-cooled fresh air.     

Overall, there's something to satisfy everyone at Villa Penda C7 with space, calm and a family-friendly environment for enjoying a quiet holiday, a terrific range of services and facilities for entertaining in style, and easy access to a wealth of attractions for those seeking more adventure, be it a challenging round of golf or a night out on the town. Kids especially will delight in having a choice to play in the villa's private pool or hang out with other children in the shared pool and shallow children's pool at the clubhouse, just a few minutes' walk uphill.

Individual Scores:

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

The sea view at Villa Penda C7 is superb from all the villa’s front-facing rooms. By day, the curving white-sand bay of Patong and the sapphire sea beyond offers an inviting tropical vista, while by night the lights of the city twinkle and beckon in the valley below. Though built in 2006, the villa looks fresh and new: it's clearly very well maintained and efficiently managed. The seamless, professional level of service offered by the L'Orchidée team certainly gets our 'thumbs up'.

Surprises

The villas within the estate are quite close to each other, and while they are arranged sensitively an impression of total privacy is lacking. The third bedroom, while nice for kids with the bunk beds, is very small and offers no view. Stairs and steep hills throughout the estate will be difficult for some to manage, though the free buggy service helps immensely.

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7.7 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. This graceful sea-view retreat set up in the hills overlooking Patong is one of the few villas in Phuket that can truly claim to offer the best of both worlds. Within minutes we could reach the busy beach resort town of Patong and delve into its myriad nightlife, dining and shopping choices – then escape back up into Villa Penda's peaceful elegance with ease. We sunk in and stretched out in style, and our worries disappeared amid the superb level of comfort offered throughout, from the plush living room furnishings to the fully-shaded terrace with heaps of space for lounging or dining alfresco by the pool, to the private bedrooms. We could see a real sense of care throughout with high-quality craftsmanship in all the details including the wooden furnishings and the fresco-adorned wall along the pool.      

Though a chef and in-villa staff can be provided on request, we opted to be left to our own devices and ordered from the villa’s à la carte menu. Meals were brought quickly and were superb, mainly Thai with some innovative flourishes. Though the indoor dining table was lovely, we usually dined out on the terrace to best enjoy the sea view and the fan-cooled fresh air.     

Overall, there's something to satisfy everyone at Villa Penda C7 with space, calm and a family-friendly environment for enjoying a quiet holiday, a terrific range of services and facilities for entertaining in style, and easy access to a wealth of attractions for those seeking more adventure, be it a challenging round of golf or a night out on the town. Kids especially will delight in having a choice to play in the villa's private pool or hang out with other children in the shared pool and shallow children's pool at the clubhouse, just a few minutes' walk uphill.

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