Baan Oriental is a beautifully designed house that for large families or groups of friends, is infinitely preferable to a series of hotel rooms.
For one it is huge: the main villa, which sleeps up to 8 in three en-suite bedrooms, has a surface area of 340sqm; together with the smaller guest bungalow, which accommodates a couple, they occupy a walled garden of 1600sqm with its own swimming pool. Secondly, it is for your exclusive use: no other guests are present to bother you, or take your place at the poolside.
Amenities are above and beyond those found in most hotels: an air-conditioned TV room, with satellite channels, DVD player and movies; a computer with ADSL internet connection, plus a wireless network available anywhere on the premises; a fully-equipped kitchen; an outdoor jacuzzi; plus a huge lounge, dining room and terrace where you can relax.
The villa’s interior is a combination of Mediterranean and Thai chic: exposed brick walls and terracotta tiles give a rustic feel, while the high quality wood, bamboo and fabric furnishings are pure luxury. All bedrooms are air-conditioned; the kitchen and lounge are open plan and open air.
The property is cleaned on a daily basis. Staff are also available to cook and give massage and beauty treatments in-house, on request.
The one downside of Baan Oriental is that it is around 3km from the beach area. There is, however, a tuk-tuk service for local trips (charge applies) and the driver is just a phone call away on the house mobile. For those seeking solitude, the location could be a plus: the area is quiet and residential and close to local markets (if you are planning to cook). If you prefer to drive yourself, Baan Oriental offers discounted rates for car or motorbike rental.
The villa is comprised of 3 air-conditioned bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom (two with double bathtubs); a TV room; and large open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, with double-height ceiling. One bedroom is a double; the other two contain one single and one double bed each. A separate guest bungalow with double bed and ensuite bathroom is located opposite the main house.
The outdoor area consists of a covered terrace overlooking the garden and 10m swimming pool with jacuzzi area. The whole property is protected from outside gaze by the high wall around its perimeter.
Last updated: July 1, 2014