Mom Tri’s Kitchen Phuket
Mom Tri’s Villa Royale is not just your regular hotel. It was the private house of Mom Luang Tridhosyuth Devakul, a famous artist and architect better known in Thailand as ‘Mom Tri’, a descendant of a King Mongkut Rama IV. More than two decades ago, Mom Tri converted his summer house into this surprising boutique hotel built on a rocky hillside overlooking the beautiful waters of Kata Noi Beach.
Mom Tri Villa Royale consists of two wings. In the original house, each room has a different design, shape, size and decoration and flower name such as ‘Dao-A-Dung’, ‘Fueng Fa’ and ‘Toey Talay’. We stayed several times at Villa Royale and each time was a different room and a different experience.
One of the suites even comes with its en-suite wine cellar built inside the rocky cliff and was initially filled with a large selection of excellent crus. I guess it was a bit too complicated to keep track of what guests were drinking and only a small wine selection is now stored in the wine cellar. Each suite still has a homey decoration, and it feels a bit like being a guest invited to the host’s house.
The new building is more traditional in design but no less luxurious with 26 suites, all sea facing while the original wing does not always offer sea views. The resort also has a very cosy spa with the usual extensive range of treatments so enjoyable while on holiday in Thailand. Three small pools are available, including a beautiful one with sea water, but these are just good for relaxing more than swimming. The gardens are superbly decorated and even has a real temple front gate making a perfect background for weddings and special events.
The hotel is very famous for having one of the best restaurants on the island ‘Mom Tri’s Kitchen’, which has won several Wine Spectator Awards and is in our 15 Most Romantic Restaurants in Phuket. It is expensive but perfect for a special occasion, and if you are a wine lover, you will be able to enjoy a great selection of 700 wines, and 15 wines served by the glass.
A small staircase leads to the beautiful Kata Noi beach where beach chairs are complimentary for the guests of the hotel, and you are just a short drive from Kata Beach, another great beach with plenty of shopping and dining venues.
Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale
Location: 12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Beach
Open: Daily 7 am – 11.30 pm
Phone: 076 333 568
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