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10/88 Moo 6, Nakasud Road, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 25/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 25/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 50 in Kamala
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Keemala harnesses the history of fictitious ancient Phuket settlers and incorporates the story of four different clans within the resort. Keemala’s style blends the indigenous stories of the clans with the decadence of an upscale resort.The architecture is a stark contrast to most hotel accommodation. Keemala’s fantastic cottages, tree houses and pool villas are designed around the unique topographical conditions. Set into the hillside and making use of slopes offering sea views, streams, waterfalls and indigenous trees.

A significant part of the Keemala ethos is to celebrate and cultivate Thai culture. This is strongly perceived in the spa. Treatments and wellness programs are being meticulously designed to utilize bygone techniques, natural herbs used as medicinal remedies in conjunction with old-fashioned pampering. The eight treatment rooms will offer a haven of renewal and the spa will also offer a Thai massage pavilion, steam and sauna rooms along with a fitness room with views of the sea and lush topography, yoga and meditation spaces making Keemala an ideal destination for retreats.

As an extension of the wholesome spirit of Keemala, cuisine offered will also be organic and locally sourced and grown where possible. The menus will incorporate healthy, nutritious and above all delicious meals. Keemala will offer three outlets for dining, the main restaurant, a pool bar, a smaller wine cellar ideal for small parties and meetings and destination dining will be offered to those guests who would like to enjoy the ambience of somewhere distinct, perhaps beside the waterfall, in a separate sala in the grounds or in the comfort of the villa or cottage.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
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Grade: 59 out of 100
28Restaurantswithin 1 km
3Attractionswithin 1 km
526Reviews47Q+A92Room tips
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Sandra Z wrote a review 22 May
Zurich, Switzerland30 contributions10 helpful votes
We went there in march during our trip to Thailand. It was amazing! The staff was super nice and the breakfast was soooo good. Hopefully we'll be back sometimes soon! The villas are very beautiful and the pools are great!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Afshana wrote a review 19 May
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The best place I have ever stayed (and I have stayed in lots of places)!. The compound and rooms are absolutely dreamy- it honestly looks like its out of a Pinterest board. All the staff are so lovely and the food & drinks are absolutely delicious! So many small touches that we still cannot stop thinking about - like the lemongrass shower gel that they make on the compound (we have messaged Keemala to see if we could order this and get it delivered to Australia ahaha). Such a unique and beautiful stay- we were so upset to leave. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Memoirs of A Travel Bug wrote a review 8 May
Dubai, United Arab Emirates43 contributions10 helpful votes
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Keemala has no doubt a unique proposition to offer for its visitors seeking a thrilling stay beyond traditional hotels in a jungle like backdrop - the hotel reminds you a lot of Avatar the movie. This has led to an aggressive marketing strategy / promotion on instagram with a lot of visitors coming as traffic from the polish content. However, at $1000 a night and more for some of the villas - one of the most expensive in all of Phuket - one would expect a more 6* offering and a more personalized service, which wasn’t there at all from get go. Checkin and checkout is tedious, it is common to get your room late it seemed - mine was ready at 4pm, upon checkout i asked for 30 minutes more to leave 12.30 and the manager refused, very poor taste - the room itself lacked any sense of a $1000 a night hotel (no fruit basket, welcome drinks, personalized note, daily gift at turnover etc), little things when added up would leave a much better impression. The main pool is also short staffed and felt overall like hotel post covid is receiving more guests than it can handle. All in - unique place but should rethink its pricing.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from GM Keemala, General Manager at Keemala
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Keemala and for the thoughts that you have shared regarding your stay in our resort. On a separate note, I sincerely apologize for the problems you encountered during your experience with us. Your comments are highly valuable to us and have already forwarded this to our Front office department & Housekeeping management as this will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the quality of products and amenities we serve. We sincerely regret that your experience was less than satisfactory. However, regarding your comments about the room and rooms experience, please let me share that we carry out internal surveys with many of our guests and we have received a high standard of satisfaction concerning our room locations and quality. Once again, thank you very much for the constructive feedback that you have shared with us which will allow us to look into the highlighted areas for our improvement and help us continue to provide exceptional service to our valued guests. Keemala hosts many distinguished customers from all over the world and we conduct in house and online evaluations where our feedback is most positive, and mention us a 5 star. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest! Enchanting Regards Jason Allen Villarino General Manager
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Andy Damrow wrote a review 3 May
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent our Honeymoon here as I’m a Hyatt Rewards member and had an absolutely fantastic stay! Every room has a private pool and the Staff was 2nd to nowhere I’ve ever stayed! Although from the USA, I have traveled the world and stayed in many 5-7 star hotels. This is my new favorite! Highly recommend this place!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from GM Keemala, General Manager at Keemala
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Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us, and were able to have a fantastic stay. As a world traveller, we really appreciate your kind words of a 5-7 star expereince. We are delighted to learn that you had a truly enjoyable experience and our products and services were meeting your expectations. Your kind words will be shared with our associates to inspire them to continue to provide an amazing experiences and everlasting memories to our guests. it was a pleasure to welcome you as our guest. Enchanting Regards Jason Villarino General Manager
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JHKTS wrote a review Apr 2022
The Hague10 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed for one night in a Tree Pool House (room 305) at the lovely Keemala resort. We can definitely recommend staying here but probably not for more than one or two nights. Hotel staff have been nice and professional but this independent hotel does not match the standard of for example the InterContinental a few kilometres north. Then again, this is not a chain, staff were fine and this resort is all about experiencing its great rooms (villas) set in a beautiful lush environment (though as other reviewers noted, the resort is not that secluded - most pictures don’t include the built-up areas of Kamala you can see towards the sea). Our only two niggles are that the first hotel people we encountered were the security guys at the entrance and parking below, and that their main job clearly isn’t welcoming guests expecting a five star experience. The other is that the steep layout of the resort means it isn’t all that straightforward to walk around - and getting to our car was a bit of a pilgrimage (buggies help though). This is why we think this resort is great for a short stay but in our view does not lend itself equally well as a base for exploring the rest of Phuket. The non-refundable rate made our stay a good deal. Despite Covid (measures) still being in place in Phuket, the resort was full. The Tree Pool House layout and design is great, and comparable to villas in say the Maldives - although perhaps not entirely matching those in terms of finish and luxury (then again, this resort is more affordable). The pool is great and from our room offered an awesome view of the resort. This does mean that although the pool was kind of secluded, it did not offer full privacy (units 306 and 307 probably more so but this might in turn affect their view). We chose the Tree Pool House over the other units for the two-storey layout and design. The Bird’s Nest Pool villas looked nice as well but not all of them seem to be equally well located and the interior does not seem to have the same nice Robinson Crusoe vibe. As mentioned above, the resort looks great and the grounds are very lush. The place, although not very large, is great to explore. Needless to say that a resort located in what is essentially a tropical forest (on the fringes of Kamala town) comes with lots of tropical forest sounds and some mosquitos, all part of the experience. Overall we had a great time at the resort and would definitely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your stay and your great review on tripadvisor. I appreciate very much for the feedback on your recent stay with us and the team is very happy to learn that you were enjoying our resort and villas. It is such a pleasure to read your amazing comments and I’m certain that the team would feel the same. They work very hard to extend the warmest hospitality, which Thailand is well-known for, and leave guests with a feeling of not wanting to leave or, like yourself, wanting to come back again and again. Thank you again for choosing Keemala during your visit to Phuket and for recommending us to others. My team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Enchanting Regards Jason Villarino General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$448 - US$531 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ThailandPhuketKathuKamala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Keemala
Which popular attractions are close to Keemala?
Nearby attractions include Cut and Sew Tailor (1.1 km), BS Collection (1.2 km), and Fashion World Tailor Kamala (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Keemala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Keemala?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Keemala?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Keemala?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Keemala?
Conveniently located restaurants include Big Boys’ Burger Club, Cocorico Beach Restaurant Bar, and 936 Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Keemala?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Keemala have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Keemala offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Keemala have airport transportation?
Yes, Keemala offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Keemala?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Keemala?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.