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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Stayed 4 nights between Xmas and NY.

On arrival doesn't look anything special. Down the stairs to reception and its minimalist and sparse, whitewashed and chic. Check in smooth and quick. Escorted to suite.

The surprise and WOW factor is when your escort takes you thru to the actual resort, banging the accent Gong to announce your arrival (lovely touch), opening the big old doors to the actual resort and then you get the view which is spectacular.

Buggy to suite. Entry level pool suite. Fabulous. Nice size, well maintained, superb bathroom, comfy bed, amazing bathroom, fabulous terrace with pool, day loungers X 2, table/chairs and that view again - it was heavenly.

Breakfast is a leisurely and wonderful affair. A La carte plus buffet items. Top quality. Love a glass of Champagne with my breakfast!

Didn't eat dinner in restaurants but did have room service two nights in villas and was again lovely and very reasonably priced. We enjoyed the villa so much was nice to eat there too on our own in our own little world/slice of paradise.

Staff all profession and very polite as you would expect.

Tip Top all round. Far enough away from Patong etc but near enough if the mood takes you. Went to the HQ beach club one day and had a good day at the beach.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Steve and Cos.

Room tip: I suspect they are all lovely!
Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    • Service
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DawidKoegelenberg, General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Dear Steve
Thank you for the great review and we are delighted you loved it so much! Come and see us again.
Dawid Koegelenberg

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We stayed here for two days (wish it had been more) in December, 2017. Our room was large, clean, and well stocked with complementary goodies. The view from the private patio (or your private infinity pool) is breathtaking and the sunsets are yours to enjoy. The staff are well trained to meet your every need, and their friendliness is genuine. The resort has everything you need, so there is no reason to go elsewhere. The restaurant has a wonderful breakfast and the lunch/dinner menu is varied and quite good. The spa and gym are great. The resort has nice Lexus vehicles that have reasonable rates for half-day tours with knowledgeable drivers. Taxis are easy to come by via the front desk. We were glad we stayed here and sorry we had to leave.

Date of stay: December 2017
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DawidKoegelenberg, General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Dear Nydave2713
Thank you for the great review and we are delighted that you loved it here. Reviews like this are so rewarding and brings a smile to our faces. Thank you once again and we hope to see you back here again in the near future. Dawid Koegelenberg

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We are just back home from a 12 days stay at the resort, celebrating both X-Mas and New Year there. It was perfect in all meanings and senses.
After spending about 20 years in another resort in Langkawi, where we always have been treated as kings, we wanted to try something else. My wife choose Paresa after a very tough selection process and writing many mails to many hotels in Phuket. Here, Paresa scored already perfect, as mails were promptly and correctly answered.
So, we finally arrived on Friday 22Dec2017 after a long overnight flight. Pickup and Transportation was smooth, nice car, well done.
We were greeted by the GM - Mr. Dawid Koegelenberg - and his very friendly staff upon arrival and immediately escorted to our villa close by. We had deliberately chosen a pool villa on the top floor and that was a very wise decision. The views are amazing, the room is huge, and the pool is X-large. Sunset from our terrace was superb, I took too many photos here. It was very quiet in the resort, despite full-house occupancy. Most people we came across and talked to were couples, just like us. There is indeed no beach to walk around, but that did not hinder us from watching the many boats passing by in front of us.
We ventured out for dinner a couple of times to the nearby beach locations, but that was a mistake. The quality and quantity of food at the resort’s restaurant is far better than the tourist traps we visited, and we did not select the cheapest pizza place to eat in. To be honest, some restaurants were quite good (e.g. Silk, The Terrace), others were a mistake. I had the best Thai food in years in the resort, same with the occasional Western food (they run 2 menus at the same restaurant, you can even mix). In short: stay in, you will not regret it.
Celebrating X-Mas at Paresa was a real top and intimate experience at the same time. We first had cocktails with small appetizers up on the terrace, followed by a short but emotional performance by a group of children that sang X-Mas song. The outdoor restaurant at Paresa was very nicely decorated for X-Mas and all the lights made it a magical place. Food was amazing, top products and wine, well worth the price. It was clear that a lot of work and thought were put in the preparation.
What made it even more a memorable evening, was the Cuban live music band. Gosh, that lady can sing. Gosh, that lady can get the people on their feet on the dancefloor. It's been a long time since we danced salsa (well, did we ever?).
Fast forward to New Year’s evening, which was different than X-Mas with a big BBQ. So much variety, so many items to chose from. Luckily the Cuban band – there were also other performances - was back to get us moving on the dance floor. This time, we were salsa experts, you know! Here again, the Paresa team had prepared this very well.
I think we have found our new place to be for the next coming years. We were treated like kings, service was outstanding. We also agree with the positive comments about the GM. Mr. Dawid Koegelenberg is a great person and an excellent manager and drives his team to service excellence. He is very present, making sure all your questions are answered or wishes fulfilled. Thank you for all your hard work to make this a great stay for us, it is much appreciated.
But let's not forget the many other staff members who absolutely do their best to make this a dream holiday. We had great little chats with the cleaning staff, breakfast was a chatter, and the rest of the people all around the hotel, even the taxi drivers from the hotel were very courteous and on time, every time.
We also want to extend our special thanks to the Executive Chef. These were the busiest days of the year and he did a marvelous job with his team, every night but especially for X-Mas and the New Year BBQ.
Sure, there are other great hotels out there, probably even close by, but a great hotel with this kind of personal touch and service straight from the heart, you will not find many of those around. See you next time!

Room tip: Top floor rooms are the best, amazing view, big pool and separate living. Well worth the extra price.
Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
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DawidKoegelenberg, General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Dear Yvesandheidi
Thank you for your great review. It really makes us smile reading such reviews and it's incredibly rewarding. We work hard all year round to make sure we deliver excellent service from the heart. We are not perfect but you are right, we really care about each and every guest that walks through the doors and we work tirelessly to make sure we deliver on our promise of excellent tailor made service. Thank you once again and we hope to see you back here again at the end of the year. Dawid Koegelenberg

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Our family of five (three grown children) stayed at the Paresa for 5 nights - 12/26-12/31/17. While many 5-star experiences can be found at larger chains, we lean towards smaller boutique resorts as we have found the service and personal touch creates a better experience. We found all that and more at Paresa. The GM, Dawid, greeted us as we arrived and then again each morning at breakfast. He is a constant presence at the hotel and ensures that the property and staff are all working in unison to ensure a great experience for guests. The restaurant delivers superior food with excellent variety and the resort staff is exceptional. My wife and daughters utilized numerous spa services during the stay and found good value for the price. The rooms and views are unmatched and unique compared to other resorts. If you want a tranquil place that energizes you, Paresa delivers!

Room tip: Superior service, unmatched views, relaxing and tranquil environment.
Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
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DawidKoegelenberg, General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Dear SoCal-Texan
Thank you so much for your great review! We are delighted and thrilled that you loved it here and it's so rewarding to read feedback like this. We are a small family owned resort, one of only a few in the country and we really pride ourselves on our bespoke tailor-made service. Thank you for recognizing this and we would love to see you back here again in the near future. ps: We found a garment in the room after you left, it's already in the post on the way to you. Dawid Koegelenberg

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Had a great time as always. David and his team made sure everything was excellent from start to finish. The chef and his team merged the best of Europe with the finest Thai cuisine to make every meal one to remember.

The views, the pools, the service...everything was outstanding and we were made to feel so welcome. Thank you to the whole team for such a memorable stay. We can't wait to join you again. I can't recommend Paresa enough for a true experience of luxury and relaxation.

Room tip: All the rooms offer a unique view of the Andaman sea and majestic Banyan trees.
Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Peter S
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DawidKoegelenberg, General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Dear Peter
Wonderful review thank you! We are delighted that you loved it, a lot of hard work goes into making the festive season a success and we thank you for your great feedback. Would love to see you back here next year. Dawid Koegelenberg

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