We were 3 families with 6 adults and 5 kids looking for an Ocean front serviced villa for a few nights in Phuket. Unlike Samui, finding the right balance for price, beach, luxury serviced villa in Phuket is a MUCH harder task than you would think at first. With very few options ticking most if not all our boxes, we zeroed in on Baan Lom Talay. Looking back in retrospect, I can safely say it was a great choice.
The VIlla itself is built on a cliff face right over the rocky bay on the Northern most tip of Kamala Beach. Now do not consider this as "one" large villa, but more a "collection" of small cottages all connected by a central staircase. Honestly, this was not a problem for us at all. Each "cottage" is a Massive bedroom, with ensuite Bathroom, and attached Balcony that has STUNNING views of Kamala Beach and the whole Bay. You need to see it to appreciate what a view this place offers. The minute you step out of the Taxi and walk through the doors, you know you made the right choice!
To give you an idea of the layout, imagine the human body and your spine as the Central staircase. The entrance to the villa is your head. Traveling down one flight of stairs, you come to 2 rooms, which would be the shoulder's on your body. Travel one more flight of steps down and you come to a single room, which would be where your heart is. Now travel down 2 flights of stairs and you reach the 2 Largest Bed rooms flanking the pool on either side. This would be the "stomach and waist" region of your body. Finally, head down 1 more flight of stairs and this is where the Dining Room, Living Room(with a Bed) and Kitchen are. This would probably be the knees on your body. A further set of steps takes you down to the rocks by the bay and a natural tanning deck formed from the rocks. This would be the toes in our analogy. I hope you get the picture. So be prepared for a bit of walking up and down, especially if you are staying in one of the rooms at the higher levels. AND SORRY FOR THE CHEESY ANALOGY! :)
All rooms have a great balcony and stunning views. The Air conditioning works extremely well and linen and fixtures are of a good standard. Bathrooms are large, clean and functional. All rooms have safes for keeping your valuables, drinking water is well stocked and so are creams, shampoos, Bath Gels, etc.
Having talked a lot about the property, I would say their biggest Asset is the staff headed by Nittaya (Nid). Words cannot begin to explain what a fantastic team they are. Nid is absolutely fluent in English and has great communication skills. Trust me, in Thailand, that can be a HUGE advantage. Nothing was ever a bother for her and the rest of them. The rooms were always kept clean and tidy, but the best part is not once did we know when the staff had entered or left. They were that discreet and efficient in going about the work. Nid was so helpful in organizing transport, helping in making arrangements for day trips, getting laundry done, I could just go on....
The Food!!! Wow, we ate every dinner there for 4 nights. From Thai to Barbecue to Chinese, the food was spectacular. You will not feel the need to go a restaurant as the Home Cooked food there is so good! And I cannot believe how reasonable the cost was! It was around 11000 Baht for 4 nights for 6 adults and 5 kids, including cost of ingredients and cooking charges!!! Beat that. There was all manners of meats, seafood and vegetables and the quantity and quality were top class.
Nittaya, if you are reading this, a BIG BIG Thanks from all of us for making our stay so memorable. If I had to rate you and the staff I would gladly give a 11/10 if I could.
On the flip side, do be prepared for a few creepy crawlies as the villa is built in to a cliff side and a lot of the foliage has been retained. All in all, it is not a big deal at all to be worried about. Secondly, it is starting to show its age in bits and pieces, here and there. But these are nothing that would make me hesitate to come back.
I would strongly recommend Baan Lom Talay if you are a group of 10 to 14 people. NId's hospitality itself is worth the stay here.
Wishing you all at BLT a prosperous and happy future.
Worth staying here for the views alone but the villa offers so much more. Great location on the hill side of North Kamala bay with easy access down to the rocky shore to either enter the water or a short walk to Kamala beach and it's highlights such as Cafe Del Mar.
Great amenities in the villa itself including wifi throughout, cable and TV in each room, a great chef and a an easy plug and play stereo system next to the pool so that you play your own tunes while enjoying your sundowner.
Nittaya the manager is an absolute angel and will make your stay as comfortable as it can be.
This was our first time renting a villa at Kamala Beach, and we did a lot of research for a party of 11 adults. Baan Lom Talay was perfectly perfect in every way! The facilities are modern and very clean. Nit and her staff are the best! They are the best chefs! So delicious, in fact, that we preferred eating in rather than eating out at a restaurant. This villa is the closest to the beach, and had the shortest path to access the beach directly. We would not hesitate to book Baan Lom Talay again and again. A great value! Enjoy!!!
Fantastic villa with great staff. Nittaya and her staff were so nice and made this trip special. The food was fabulous!!!
We loved our stay at this villa.. Baan Lom Talay has a real wow factor about it. From the moment you arrive and step into the entrance, you can't help but be overwhelmed by the spectacular ocean views. This is what everyone imagines staying in a magnificent traditional Thai villa on a tropical island should be like. Every room, and every terrace has great views across the bay and the beach. You almost feel that you can reach out and touch the water! Quiet, private and peaceful location with lots of tropical greenery around the villa. Clean, comfortable, furnished with everything we needed. Not a bad word to say. But the highlight was the food and the staff. Thai, western, everything the chef put in front of us was delicious. Khun Nid and her staff took care of us like we were family. Great service from start to finish, and always with a smile. Highly recommend this place, and we can't wait to go back!
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I enjoyed my stay, there. The villa is so beautiful, the view is fantastic, the staff are so helpful and friendly and professional,the chef is great, delicious food,very clean bedrooms,nice swimming pool.
The only thing that bothers us alittle , were the stairs, the villa has so many stairs.