Our stay was fabulous. The staff, food and location are all perfect. The pool is stunning and the view is the best I've ever seen. Our room was on point and super comfortable and clean. I will definitely go back on my next visit.
Nora Buri truly did not disappoint. The beach view villas are as beautiful as the photos, with a spectacular view and the private pool was bigger than what I imagined it to be. Location wise it was perfect for me - not too far from the airport, and not too far from Chaweng beach and Fisherman Village Night Market (only on Sat). The resort beach was average but both the public pools with in-pool bars made up for it. The resort is maintained very well, and it never felt crowded although the occupancy was high.
The key highlight was the staff and service. Everyone went out of the way and genuinely tried to assist me in all ways possible to maximize my holiday experience and even spending. Two notable mentions is Wee at front desk and Su at the restaurant. Wee was stellar in helping me get a room with a better view, never giving me a sense that it was too much trouble for him. He even remembered to follow up on the smallest things (that I even forgot about). Su made me feel like a friend every time I bumped into him at the restaurant by engaging in good conversation.
Breakfast was average, but the view from the restaurant was stellar. I did not get an opportunity to use the spa facilities so I can't comment on that.
I was looking for a really good beach holiday and I got everything I wanted and more. Overall I would definitely consider coming back to this resort in future.
This hotel is new and one of the best resorts on chaweng beach, the breakfast is great and served in an air conditioned restaurant which is unusual for thailand, the pool is huge and we never had a problem getting a sun bed as they are plentiful and the pool being so close to the beach you have plenty of choice, the manager Chris is fantastic and the resort is very lucky to have him his English and personal touch are fabulous he is a huge asset to this company and the reason we would definately return.
I have just returned from a 5 night stay at this beautiful hotel. We had a beachfront villa (106) which had an amazing view and was very private. The room was well appointed although some minor works would not hurt. This did not affect our stay at all just a little freshen up would be worthwhile. Our private pool was larger than we expected and provided a perfect place to cool down and relax. The hotel staff were all very friendly and went out of their way to assist us when we asked for anything. Breakfast was excellent with many fresh choices available. We also ate several times by the pool and in our room and on all occasions the food was good and the serving size generous. We also had a romantic dinner for 2 on the beach which was an awesome experience and the food was 10/10. We did this instead of their BBQ by the beach as this is on Thursday nights and we had unfortunately already had plans. The beachfront pool was large and happy hour allowed you to enjoy the breathtaking sunsets . The tide at the beach was high whilst we were there so we enjoyed many swims in the warm beautiful private beach although I am told that some parts of the year this is not possible. It was also the little things at this hotel that we enjoyed, sweet treats available at reception (we could not walk past without taking one), mango ice cream upon arrival, welcome refreshing towel + drink at the pool each day, snacks at happy hour and cold fruit sticks by the pool.
Allisson from Sydney Australia
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The Kala is a traditional Thai hotel. The staff were so friendly very helpful and always smiling. The location is perfect for a quiet getaway. However we did rent a motorbike as walking into town was a bit of a hike. Taxis are accessible but can run pricey if you have to do a few trips back and forth. The breakfast was always fresh and the hotel restaurant had a good selection of food, of course it is cheaper to eat out but you expect that. Overall we would definitely stay there again. Would not recommend for children do to the lack of beach front and proximity to town. Although the staff would gladly welcome children.
the staff were exceptional from the guy who picked us up at the airport to the cleaners and the maintenance staff.
the facilities were great, the food was exceptional and the location is fantastic. couldnt have asked for more.
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