Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 13, 2012
I picked this hotel as had good reviews and location was close to the airport 15 min taxi. Hotel lived up to reviews, room was perfect, with great view over pool and garden area. service and food was excellent. Although the hotel told me they were quite full, the pool and beech area seemed quite empty and allowed you very easily to find a peaceful spot. The only small thing is that you could see the planes land/take-off which was not frequent, and over 3km away did not make too much noise.
"Great hotel... just couldn't swim!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Aug 21, 2012
This is a fantastic boutique resort with all rooms overlooking the sea, great when waking up in bed to the sound of the waves. Some wear and tear was present but nothing that I wouldn't expect from a beach side resort. The breakfast buffet wasn't as extensive as in other hotels but this didn't matter to us, the food was always excellent. Especially the fish dishes in the evening, they were simply divine! The major problem was that we couldn't swim at all! The waves were so large that for the majority of our 6 night stay that we were left sunbathing on the great beach while staring at the sea. There are two life guards present on the private beach along with a sign saying "Do Not Swim". At high tide the waves could reach up to 4 meters high, great for boogie boarding but not for a pleasant swim. This was a huge let down for us as getting away to swim in the sea was what we really wanted. We watched many families and other couples arrive only to see their faces drop at the sight of "Do Not Swim". The manger said that you could only swim between November to April but there is no mention of this on their website so be careful when booking. If you want to stay in Phuket during the low season, make sure you stay on the east side of the island!!!
"Great pool view"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jul 30, 2012
It ticked all the boxes though wasn't outstanding. My air con leaked and they neglected to clean my room twice but breakfast was great, the view from the pool amazing, it's very quiet and close to a great surf beach.
"Great place to relax"
Reviewed by Gill B of "South coast of UK" on
Jan 29, 2012
Nice hotel, lovely room overlooking golf course. Very peaceful. Free use of hotel shuttle buses and boat over the lagoon to beach. Food in hotel OK, but expensive. Eat in the many restaurants on the beach, really really good.
Beach lovely but sea is quite rough, not suitable for young children.
"friendly and welcoming environment"
Reviewed by Maria MP of "London" on
Nov 16, 2011
This resort was lovelt to stay at, we felt ever so welcomed as the people there are so friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable and always kept tidy. Would definiteky recommed this hotel if your looking for a comfy cosy stay.
"Nice break but needs some TLC!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jun 21, 2011
We had a nice few days at Bundarika; the hotel has great potential- the location is nice- very secluded on a nice beach. The rooms are excellent and the food in the resort is good quality at a reasonable price. The resort however needs a bit of organisation and TLC; there are loads of staff but they seem to lack clear direction, and everywhere just needs a bit more maintenance- from the beach with litter washed in from the sea to our room which despite reporting to reception twice was without hot water for 24 hours. After speaking to the manager we felt confident that these issues are being addressed, and we would definitely return.
Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The hotel and golf course is amazing, it felt like being on a second honeymoon. The Spa treatment was fantastic. We did hire a scooter, it was almost brand new - great machine :-), much better condition than what we have been offered in other hotels in Thailand. On departure, the hotel organized taxi and ferry tickets for the next leg of our journey, very kind! (after we told them where we need to get) Would definitely come back!