Lastest Reviews on Trip Advisor - Updated March 2013
Kelly Gannon Wedding - March 2013
Erik and Families - April 2013
The staff are all wonderful and it's the overall best holiday any of the families have ever had, full stop. And collectively we've all traveled virtually everywhere and leased places in almost each one. As such, you all have a very special place here, and the single best managed property we've ever seen. There's a very german feel to the place that everything has it's place and all things are very well thought through and sorted, well stocked, and amazingly clean. I'm of German heritage so I can say that :-) It's a brilliant villa. Somjit is a gem and he's made the entire stay flawless. We all look forward to coming again if you will have us.
Kelly Gannon Wedding - March 2013
Wow!!! Ben and I and all of our family that stayed at the villa had the most amazing time. From the moment we were collected at the airport to the goodbye on the last day we had an absolute blast! We rarely left the villa as we had everything we needed there.Your staff and premises are second to none. Ben and I both travel for work and have stayed at some of the best hotels in Australia. Your staff are the best we have experienced. When we arrived Mr Jit said treat this place like your home. We felt so comfortable. He welcomed us and all of our friends who visited throughout the days. The food the chef cooked for us was authentic and allowed us to experience Thai food we had never tried before. Yum yum! Pork toast, paw paw salad, spicy prawn soup, mangosteins. The food we experienced at the villa was better than any Thai food we tried elsewhere. A special mention must go to Mr Jit. He is a truly special man. His friendship and sense of humour will have us all coming back to visit and say hello to him. I never heard him say no, only yes. He was always there, always willing to help. He cared for us and our friends who came to visit, even taking my bridesmaid to the doctor and getting an ice pack for my mum at 11pm. He worked so hard for us, we were a big group and he was always available. He booked massages, spoke to wedding planners, translated, changed appointments and genuinely cared. He also stepped in on the wedding day, he was amazing! I was the most relaxed bride ever! Thank you thank you Mr Jit. Please pass this message on to your staff. We cannot speak highly enough of Mr Jit :) We have a photo of us and your staff...We will be back to your villa :-)
Greg - March 2013
I wanted to thank you and all the staff of the villa for our wonderful stay. It was a fantastic place and the staff led by Jit were truly amazing. We would like to come back around the same time in 2015 and I will get back to you with dates as soon as I can. Thanks again so much!
The Dame Family Ontario, Or USA - January 2013
We just wanted to let you know of the wonderful time we had while guests at the Baan Kata Keree. The family had been on a very hectic schedule touring Cambodia and Thailand prior to our arrival. In fact our oldest son complained, just the day prior, that he felt like a hamster on a treadmill. I assured him that once we arrived at the villa that it was pure relaxation--and it was just that, and more.
Mr Jit and his staff seemed to anticipate our every need and desire in a very unobtrusive way. The accomodations were perfect for my husband and I, our five sons, their wives and one grandchild. Our grandson loved the stepping stone path over the Koi Pond up to the playroom and fitness room. It was nice to overlook the bay and beach but not have to fight the holiday crowds unless we wanted to. The food was outstanding and any request seemed to appear almost instantly. Mr Jit arranged transportation for us to visit an orphanage one morning, massages for several of us onsite and also recommended a tailor. In a conversation at breakfast, the final day of our trip, my husband asked everyone to share what their favorite part of the journey had been--many said it was their time at Baan Kata Keree or at least said it was a tie between the villa and either spending time at the elephant camp in Chiang Mai or seeing the ruins at Angkor Wat. Quite a compliment when the villa ties with one of the 7 man-made Wonders of the World! We feel bleesed to have had this experience, The Dame Family Ontario, OR USA PS--We loved the art work too. Someone in the family is very talented.
6 Girlfriends from Australia - September 2012
Thank you to Mr. Jit and the staff of Baan Kata Keeree for making our stay here so memorable. It was the perfect place for 6 female friends from Australia to celebrate 20 years of friendships, fun and frivolity together. The service and care you provided made it even more special and the gourmet meals magically appeared without us ever lifting a finger! Thanks to your efforts in creating a spectacular party ambience with balloons, party hats and delicious seafoods, we celebrated our friend's birthday in true style. We will miss the service, the smiles and the pampering when we return to our lives back home!
Paula, Lyn, Colleen, Anne, Julie and Debbie
The Collins Family - September 2012
2 families in need of R & R and being the second visit expectations were extremely high. The staff were here, but not here, supremely led by Mr. Jit. Food was like dining at your favourite home town establishment. Thank you so much for the fantastic holiday; we will see you in a couple of years. Don't want to leave!
Kerry Larkin Familiy - early September 2012
Eight adults had an amazing stay at Baan Kata Keeree. The food was amazing, the rooms, the facilities, but best of all were the outstanding staff!! Jit looked after us very well, looking after our every need. This villa is beautiful, a home away from home, we will never forget the memories you have been able to give to our family.
Gary Cowan, Melbourne and Sydney - end of August 2012
Fabulous location, beach, shopping, bars, scenery.
Excellent food, beautifully prepared and presented, amazing variety.
Outstanding staff. Mr. Jit provided amazing service, attention to detail and all given in a friendly and generous manner.
A long time group of friends experienced a wonderful holiday and left feeling totally spoiled, pampered, relaxed and have already planned our return holiday.
Milhand Family, Hong Kong - Mid August 2012
Thank you for the most wonderful 7 days. We have travelled to many places but never felt as relaxed and well taken care of as we feel here.... the reason being, we feel like we are at home. We especially enjoyed the views, eating alfresco and most of all the kind attentive service of your wonderful staff.
Jit - A special note to you. You are an exceptional person. Your attention to detail and professionalism were emaculate. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Frost Family, Bangkok - July/August 2012
I've been the villa's webmaster for more years than i can remember. Year after year i've looked at the photos as i updated the site and typed up all the wonderful guest comments. Finally i got to stay here and all those previous guest comments are true! The staff are lovely, staying out of the way to give you privacy, but there when needed. Khun Somjit will try to arrange anything you ask and does a fantastic job of keeping the villa running smoothly. The beach is so close and easy to get to, which made life easier with the kids. The view is wonderful and sitting on the deck was a favourite of ours in the evening. It was one of the easiest and relaxing holidays we have been on.
Justin Knowles - July 2012
I would just like to let you know what a fantastic time we all had staying in your wonderful villa. The staff you have chosen to look after your guests are beyond amazing. I would especially like to mention the absolute professionalism of Jit. His customer service, attentiveness and his amazing personal attention to each and every one of us was truly special. Nothing was too much trouble for Jit. He went above and beyond to ensure our stay was something we would never forget. He is definitely one of a kind. I would also like to comment on the meals that were provided to us. A huge thank you to your chef who could not be faulted. All our meals were cooked to perfection and were also absolutely amazing. Thank you once again for a fantastic experience and we are all looking forward to staying there again in the future.
Anett and Co - January 2012
We have enjoyed the hospitality and kindness a lot. We are all sad to leave and wish we could stay a lot longer to enjoy your service in this spectacular place. We all hope we will come back next year.
Stevens family from Australia - January 2012
What can I say, my husband, myself and 2 children have been to many places in Asia, this is our 3rd time to Thailand and our best holiday EVER… very sad to leave...food... staff all 10 star.
The Muller family from Australia - January 2012
A very big thank you for an amazing holiday! Mr Somjit and staff plus the wonderful and beautiful Baan Kata Keeree made it our best holiday ever. The food was delicious… very yummy!!! We will definitely be back. Thank you again.
Brooke and Ryan's wedding - November 2011
Thank you for such an amazing stay. The wedding day was perfect thanks to the amazing villa staff... (unbelievable food + service in the most perfect location (a special thanks for Mr Somjit for putting up with all our requests) We will be back very soon.
The Ashok Advani family - October 2011
Thank you to all the staff at Baan Kata Keeree. We have had the most delicious Thai meals. I wish I had come into the kitchen to learn how to cook some wonderful Thai dishes but I was too relaxed enjoying the beautiful villa, beach, pool… You are all wonderfully attentive… we will always remember your smiles….
Newton Family - October 2011
I would like to let you know what a wonderful job Mr Jit, Mr Ung and the team do hosting guests. The service was 5 star and you are lucky to have both Mr Jit and Mr Ung. They made us really feel at home and looked after everything and nothing was too much trouble. The food was so good we once again only ate at the villa. We were there to celebrate two 50th birthdays and the team went that bit extra on the night putting on a really spectacular seafood BBQ and let off some fireworks
Both Mr Jit and Mr Ung were very patient waiting hours while the ladies shopped. The ladies enjoyed being taken to shop off the beaten track and really seeing Phuket outside the tourist areas.
Jude, Allen and Party from Melbourne Australia – April 2011
Hello whoever is reading this, We had the best stay ever! There were 6 couples and one couple two kids so that makes 14, (I am one of those kids)
We had two birthdays on this trip, first we had Barry’s who turned 63 and my brother who turned 10. We thank all of the staff for the amazing hospitality and going above and beyond. Here are some quotes:
"Just perfect" – Lesley
"“I don’t wanna leave" – Brian
"A delightful, lovely place where you can have a great time" – Barry
"There is no other place I would rather be" – Allen
Thank you so much!
"How good’s this!" - Allen
Soon Family from Singapore – April 2011
Thank you for a wonderful stay here. Truly enjoyed every minute. Great service and great food… Need to go on a diet when we return home.
Thank you Mr. Jit, Mr. Ung and all your staff at the villa. The view from the villa is fantastic – great beautiful sunsets.
Love the décor, love the pool, magnificent place. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Hayley Cairns and family from Uk and Qatar – April 2011
We have had the most amazing stay. We have been here at the villa two weeks. We are two families with four small children between us and we have been very spoilt by the staff here who are so friendly and helpful. I have to say that this holiday has been a pleasure from beginning to end. Thank you for your kindness - Hayley, Eddie, Joe and Duncan
Fantastic holiday. This villa was just fab and the staff has made it such a pleasurable and lovely memory to keep. Best two weeks – thanks Mr Jit, Mr. Ung and all the girls. We will be back - Sandrini, Jacques, Tony and Martine
The Fu, Jiang, Wang and Shen Families from Shanghai and Hong Kong – Feb 2011
Thanks for the wonderful experience here! Feels like home, kids loved it!
Chef’s skill is especially a pleasant surprise. Special thanks to Mr. Jit amd all the crew.
The Orders Family from Hong Kong – February 2011
This is the 4th time for us in Baan Kata Keree and Mr. Jit, Mr. Ung and the girls greet us each time like old friends! Indeed it is now a home from home, with all its personal touches makes for the ulitimate relaxing holiday.
Mr. Jit, Mr. Ung, the cook, the girls and the gardener are magnificent as always. We will see you all again. We are going home a few kilos heavier – thanks to the delicious food!
Norman, Tania Smorgon and Family – Jan 2011
Dear Mr. Jit, Mr. Ung, the wonderful chef and the rest of the fabulous team at Bann Kata Keree, thank you for taking such amazing care of us, and answering to our every wish. We particularly enjoyed staying in this magnificent villa, which offered the perfect setting for a relaxing family holiday. Though we had planned to have some meals in town, the food was so superb and you looked after us so well that we found it impossible to leave this island paradise.
Thank you, we hope we can return soon.
Katie, Justin and Joshua from Australia – December 2010
What a lovely oasis on the safest beach in Phuket!
The staff were amazing with our ten month old baby boy. The food was amazing and we hope to come back again. Our fellow Australians will be in touch.
Hoang family and friends – November 2010
Just simply wonderful! Thank you for creating such a marvelous place that takes such fantastic care of its guests.
Hoang family from Paris, France – November 2010
A villa fully corresponding to what we dreamt when we booked…
Nice and professional staff,
Good friends and family… In a word, perfect!
Debs and David Miller Wedding Party from Brisbane, Australia – November 2010
Dear Mr. Jit and the wonderful staff at Baan Kata Keeree (+ Mr. Mur, Tuki and Black).
Words cannot express what a wonderful time we’ve had and how well you’ve looked after us. Thank you for making the wedding and our holiday so very very special. You all went above and beyond to make it an experience we will never forget.
The villa has felt like our home away from home. Having Mr. Mur, Tuki and Black here has made missing our own pets easier and we’ve loved laughing at their mischief. The food at the villa was sentsational and the best we’ve ever had. We all can’t wait to come back.
Rachael Hoadly and Steve O’Donnell.
Maud and Jono from Singapore – Oct-Nov 2010
Hey Guys, We had a wonderful time in your villa. Our only complaint is that we had to go home! Hopefully you will have us back.
Colin, Jono, Andy and Co.
and we really like the staff, they’re all very nice and very attentive to our needs… especially the driver…
The Hoffmaster stay - October 2010
What else could we say. I don't know where to start!
I wanted to let you know just how happy you have made 6 - 40year old females!!!! We all felt like we were princesses in a castle, except the villa was far better than a castle. From the moment we got there, we were treated like royalty by your wonderful, warm, friendly, respectful, hard working staff. (there's so many more adjectives to describe your staff, but I think you know what I'm getting at.) They were absolutely fabulous and I think it's always nice for the employer to know this about their employees.
As for the villa - words definately can't describe it. Whenever my family go to beach destinations, we always stay in beautiful hotels/apartments overlooking the beach, but I can honestly say that your villas positioning to the beach/ocean is unbeatable. I was in my absolute glory just sitting in my room, by the pool, on that gorgeous deck and listening and watching the ocean. I rang my husband to try and explain how I felt on cloud 9, but all I kept coming up with is, we have to come back and experience this place together. I have previously been to Phuket with Trevor last year and stayed in Patong at Le Flora - which was lovely, but we actually left Phuket extremely disappointed. In saying that, I suggested Phuket as a destination for the girls after seeing what your villa provided. We are such close friends, and we just wanted to be able to sit around, relax and spend time together, and that's exactly what we did. It really wouldn't have mattered where your villa was (because of what it and your staff offered), we would have had the holiday of a lifetime. Kata is far nicer than Patong, so I'm so glad I got to experience Phuket again, and have walked away happier than I could have ever imagined.
We were so interested in the Thai culture, and having Mr Jit and Mr Ung there to talk to was amazing. I could have sat down with Mr Ung for hours and listened to all of his words of wisdom. How nice was it of him to do 2 yoga classes for us!!!!! Just another bonus of staying in your wonderful villa.
All of your girls were so lovely and obliging. It took us a while to accept the staff waiting on us like princesses. We certainly aren't use to that at home, and that's why we all enjoyed every second of it and also appreciated it.
I'll wrap it up by saying THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO EXPERIENCE YOUR GORGEOUS VILLA AND STAFF!!!!!!!!
I will be back, and all of the girls have said the same thing. Me being the travel organiser of the group, suggested that we go to your Chiang Mai villa for our 45th birthdays.
The Archer family - May 2010
What an amazing little slice of heaven!... we could not have dreamed of a more perfect location for our wedding. A huge thank you for making our special day such a memorable one even with the rain! We can't wait to plan our next stay!
The Lewis family from New Zealand - May 2010
A group of six couples... had an awesome time... The staff were amazing beyond belief... could not have asked for better service anywhere. Thank you for such a lovely time... we will definitely be back! Compliments to the Chef... the meals were amazing! What a great holiday!
The Cooks, Lawsons and Prochzkes from Hong Kong - March 2010
This has been a holiday and a birthday to remember... all of it entirely due to the tireless uncomplaining effort of the all the staff... truly dedicated and always friendly... you have made us feel at home and completely relaxed.
Oh having my birthday here was very special. I shall remember it with great fondness. You all outdid yourselves and created a wonderful atmosphere.
There are probably not enough words to accurately explain how good everything has been... the wonderful food, endless supply of fresh juices... truly exceptional all around... better than anywhere I have ever stayed... we will be back !
The Coutts family - January 2010
This is out third visit to the villa and once again Mr Jit and team have made this a memorable holiday. The fireworks on New Years Eve were amazing from our balcony, very hard to beat. We love this little slice of paradise and hope it won’t be too long before we can visit again....
Tubi Neustadt and group from Germany - December
We would like to thank you for 10 wonderful days... we as the team called 'Kata boys' would like to come back next year... we will not forget the great times... we swear we are coming back!... this was the best.
The Ludeke family - November 2009
We all had a wonderful stay at the villa. The three boys loved the pool, the playroom and especially the playstation. The staff were wonderful with them helping to keep an eye on them and I enjoyed the massages and even read some books !
The Donalds from Melbourne, Australia - End
What a wonderful place for a holiday and the most beautiful setting for our family wedding. It is a piece of paradise. The staff took wonderful care of all our needs, the fabulous food and making us feel at home in this beautiful home. Also thanks to the staff and especially Lest with her gorgeous smiling face. It will be so hard to leave tomorrow but we will take with us wonderful memories...
Six months ago we had a dream of coming to Thailand and getting married. We wanted to invite our families and friends and share something truly special with them. You have made that possible!
Mark & I would like to thank you and the staff from the bottom of our hearts for making this dream of the perfect wedding holiday come true
Hope to see you all again soon ...
Helen & John Krimmer group from Australia
- October 2009
Thank you Mr jit and his staff who worked so hard to make this a wonderful holiday. This is our third visit ... Thanks very much for a wonderful holiday... great staff... there is nothing to complain about ... Baan Kata Keeree is a little heaven on earth, loved every minute of our stay... the staff are all wonderful.
The Flannigan Family from the UK - October 2009
It is with a heavy heart as we write this entry as it is our last day at the lovely Baan Kata Keeree. As we viewed pictures on the internet we knew this place was special, but when we arrived at the villa we could not help feel the pictures did not do it justice!!! The view from the deck is breath-taking and we have spent many hours out here relaxing and taking in the incredible vistas. It is obvious that someone has taken a lot of time to carefully and thoughtfully anticipate the every needs of the guests. From the well-stocked cupboards of pool and beach toys to the simple things like sun lotion. Lastly we would like to express our thanks to your excellent staff.
Pascal Jacques from Noumea, New Caledonia - August
Vacances mervallieux, dans un card paradisiac, avec un personnel au top de le gentiles et de la discretion. Nous reviendrons c’est sur. Bravo a tout le staff!
Francis family from Hong Kong - August 2009
THIS IS OUR 9th VISIT!!! Baan Kata Keeree seems to always amaze me. I love the new renovation, as the balcony makes the view extra special and the sunsets are to die for. Staff, as always, is great. Many thanks to Mr Jit and Mr Bom for making our stay special again. Hoping we can come again for the 10th time. Love this place!
Pauline, Anthony, Kay, Darrel, Stephen and Mandy
- June 2009
Your villa is beautiful and the view is awesome. We had a very good time here, Khun Jit and Khun Bom were excellent and Khun Lek was always smiling, making our stay very comfortable. Chiang Mai was very relaxing and here in Phuket very exhilarating. We will definitely recommend friends to visit and we will be back! Thank you all the staff for making our stay memorable.
Frank and Kersing - March 2009
We had a wonderful time here, one of the most well equipped, functional and well maintained villas we’ve been to. Two coffee machines, also appreciated initiative, discreteness to our every need. Food was fantastic, view was excellent. Would love to be back here again sometime.
PS. Love the inflatable croc too.
The Biniaris from Hong Kong - January 2009
This has been our third visit to Phuket and second year we have stayed in your home. I say home because that is what it felt like. My children had a fantastic time, my husband relaxed and I learned how to cook. Your staff is wonderful, most of all very kind hearted. We will definitely be back.
Haynes Family from the UK - January 2009
Just the most wonderful place to celebrate my 70th birthday with all of my family. 4 from Sydney, 2 from Barcelona and the rest of us from the UK. To escape the cold winter, plus enjoy your wonderful climate, combined with so much natural beauty has been better than I could have ever imagined. Such great staff and delicious food has been so enjoyed by all of us. Many thanks for a truly memorable week.