L'Orchidee Residences - Villa Cattleya C5b Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
08-Oct-2013

Villa Cattleya C5b is among the few villas where the phrase, ‘having it all’, is not an overstatement. We could retreat completely into its tranquil and luxurious surrounds yet if the mood struck we could venture out to some of Phuket’s liveliest and most interesting dining and entertainment spots within minutes.

The vaulted roof and teak detailing make the villa look exceptionally majestic yet we felt very comfortable right away. We made full use of the terrace and pool areas and, although the pool was not huge, the lovely stone wall and elephant statues make it a cooling oasis for soaking up the sea views.

Though there are no live-in kitchen or cleaning staff (except by request, at extra charge), service here is very flexible and efficient. The meals we ordered in from the estate’s central kitchen were excellent, prepared in authentic Thai style with a few innovative touches, such as the laarb gai, (minced chicken) patties that could be dipped in a spicy sauce. A daily maid service takes care of housekeeping and the estate manager readily took care of our every request. The management team also help organise larger events, and we were impressed by preparations for a team building event taking place around the shared pool area one evening during our visit.

With such a nice balance of shared space, privacy and great access to the beach and island attractions, we could find little reason why small families or couples with a wide range of interests would not have an excellent stay at Villa Cattleya C5b.

Individual Scores:

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

The incredible view at Villa Cattleya C5b was an unending source of inspiration throughout our stay. A beautiful glittering sea, magnificent sunsets, and the twinkle of Patong's lights at night were enjoyed especially from the terrace and pool area. The quality craftsmanship and high level maintenance make the villa look brand new even though it was built in 2006, and the service provided by the L'Orchidée team was notably efficient and friendly.

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. Stairs and steep hills might be difficult for some to manage, though the buggy service helps immensely.

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7.8 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. Villa Cattleya C5b is among the few villas where the phrase, ‘having it all’, is not an overstatement. We could retreat completely into its tranquil and luxurious surrounds yet if the mood struck we could venture out to some of Phuket’s liveliest and most interesting dining and entertainment spots within minutes.

The vaulted roof and teak detailing make the villa look exceptionally majestic yet we felt very comfortable right away. We made full use of the terrace and pool areas and, although the pool was not huge, the lovely stone wall and elephant statues make it a cooling oasis for soaking up the sea views.

Though there are no live-in kitchen or cleaning staff (except by request, at extra charge), service here is very flexible and efficient. The meals we ordered in from the estate’s central kitchen were excellent, prepared in authentic Thai style with a few innovative touches, such as the laarb gai, (minced chicken) patties that could be dipped in a spicy sauce. A daily maid service takes care of housekeeping and the estate manager readily took care of our every request. The management team also help organise larger events, and we were impressed by preparations for a team building event taking place around the shared pool area one evening during our visit.

With such a nice balance of shared space, privacy and great access to the beach and island attractions, we could find little reason why small families or couples with a wide range of interests would not have an excellent stay at Villa Cattleya C5b.

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