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Melissa (New Zealand)

 “Luxury villa to rival any 5* resort”

 April 2013

Our stay at Mountain View Villas was the perfect holiday for our group of family and friends. Villa 2 is stunning and is the epitome of laidback luxury. It felt like a home away from home. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all huge with the Master Suite being a particular feature. Simple details that were provided to make life just a little bit easier included fully stocked drinks and food fridges, in-house catering, daily housekeeping by the lovely Pien and a concierge service to rival any 5* resort.

From in-house massages arranged at minutes notice, to taxi services and recommendations of things to do and see off the beaten path John went above and beyond the call of duty. We were particularly impressed with the tour coordinator Blah who came to the villa and helped us arrange a selection of excursions and tours. Every whim or fancy can be accommodated for and John is happy to provide you with as much or as little assistance during your stay as you’d like.

We had a very active toddler traveling with us and John was able to set-up a gate around the pool that provided an extra bit of safety and security. The spacious layout meant that the little one could run around without any major risk of injury however the clever design also enabled all the adults to keep an eye on out. The catering service was fantastic. Choosing the in-house catering option was amazing value for money sweetened with the convenience of it all.

Nai Harn itself was a welcome relief from the overbuilt tourist traps that are Patong, Kata and Karon. It’s one of those places you feel the locals want to keep a bit secret so that busloads of tourists don’t rock up and spoil the mellow vibe. The beach is about a 20-minute walk away but you can easily get a taxi if you don’t fancy hoofing it in the heat. Nai Harn beach is beautiful and has a mellow vibe. Although there are a couple of hotels nearby it wasn’t rammed full of people and on the whole didn’t feel too touristy.

One word of caution: the sliding doors are so clean that you may not realise they are there! Several people in our group ran into them on multiple occasions thinking they were open. I guess that says more about the quality of the daily housekeeping service (or the stupidity of those who ran into the doors!).

(This review was first posted on our Trip Advisor listing on

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