One of the greatest advantages of staying in a villa is the personalised service provided by dedicated staff. Villa Torcello’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly Thai hospitality, but do let your villa manager know how much staff presence you’re comfortable with – for example, at mealtimes only, or on hand to serve iced drinks throughout the day – and service can be tailored to suit your preferences.
Your full-time, English-speaking villa manager is available to discuss your dining and service requirements and liaise with other staff members, as well as assist with booking transport, dining reservations and activities around the island.
The skilled villa chef will readily prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner from the suggestion menu. Thai cuisine is his specialty, while dietary restrictions and special requests are accommodated.
Two housekeepers handle all the daily cleaning and tidying duties at the villa, and also assist with kitchen and dining service.
Villa Torcello’s pool and gardens are regularly maintained.
Estate security staff work on rotating shifts 24 hours a day.
Villa Torcello’s gleaming guest kitchen is well equipped and fitted with top-quality appliances, including a Gaggneau stove. But with a skilled chef available to prepare all meals, these are likely to remain admired from afar by all but the most dedicated self-caterers.
The extensive suggestion menu has a delicious and diverse selection of Thai dishes that can be tailored to suit your group’s preferences and tolerance for spice. From por pia spring rolls with tangy tamarind sauce to fiery yum salads and heavenly hor mok (curried fish mousse), those seeking to explore Thai food have a wonderful chance to try new tastes with the expert guidance of the chef. A wine list is also available.
The chef will buy provisions for all meals, charging ingredients at market price plus a 20% provision fee and 7% VAT. Guests will be asked to provide a float for groceries in advance, and the staff will keep receipts for reference. To ensure the chef has ample time to prepare, guests are encouraged to plan meals at least a day or two in advance.
The family friendly advantages of a villa holiday are many, including access to your own private facilities and the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.
The 25-metre pool at Villa Torcello is sure to provide hours of joy for guests of all ages, and there’s a shallow section in one corner for toddlers to splash around in. Just a few steps away from the pool is the games room with a large flat-screen TV, DVD player and PlayStation 4 for those needing a break from the sun, while the pool table and board games offer more competitive fun. The family room nearby also has a big TV set inform of comfy sofas.
Families are certain to relish dining at Villa Torcello, too, with its personal chef offering flexible and attentive meal service. Whether your kids are excited to try exotic new dishes or wish to stick with their usual comfort foods, the chef is pleased to accommodate requests and adapt the menu plan to ensure every family member enjoys a satisfying meal. And if your kids aren’t at first familiar with some delicious child-friendly Thai dishes such gai haw bai toey (deep-fried honey chicken wrapped with pandanus leaf), moo yang (grilled pork on skewers) or pad thai (fried noodles) they will quickly learn to love them!
The villa is equipped with a highchair, children’s dishware, and a baby cot, while many other items of children’s equipment can be hired on guests’ behalf from a reputable local agency.
Families eager to explore beyond the villa will find several family friendly beaches around Phuket and plenty of sights to keep everyone entertained. See our Things to Do page for a few ideas and be sure to consult with the villa manager and guide book for recommended tours and activities.
Villa Torcello is an exceptional holiday home set in a hillside estate near Kamala Beach with breath-taking views across the Andaman Sea. This five-bedroom retreat brims with luxurious comforts, yet its contemporary design, arranged over three levels, blends harmoniously with its tropical surrounds.
To step inside Torcello is to be swept into a heavenly realm where the views soothe the senses and glamorous living areas inspire the soul. Koi carp glide through the tranquil waters of a lily pond to welcome you at the villa entrance. Continue through to the lavish living room (where a telescope is set up for star-gazing), the designer kitchen and the elegant, open-sided dining pavilion. Ease into the 25-metre pool with its calming waterfall feature, or enjoy a refreshing soak in the eight-person jacuzzi. Savour the views and tropical sunshine on the wide terrace furnished with double sunbeds and sofas, or sip sunset cocktails at the poolside bar. Later, head over to the games room to shoot some pool or watch a movie in the family room. Extensive use of quality wood, granite and marble throughout brings nature inside while glittering décor accents and captivating art pieces including bronze statues, temple spires and intricate wood carvings add some eye-catching flair.
The five bedrooms are dispersed over all three levels, with the king-bedded master suite taking pride of place at the top of the villa. This romantic haven includes a double outdoor bathtub, wrap-around terracing with amazing views, and a jacuzzi in the marble ensuite bathroom. Spacious private bathrooms are also a feature of the guest bedrooms, three of which are furnished with king-size beds and one with twin beds. Bedrooms 4 and 5 can be conveniently connected via an internal door to form a family suite if needed.
A team of full-time staff including a villa manager and a talented Thai chef offer friendly, impeccable service tailored to each guest’s needs. Beyond the villa, the beaches of Patong and Kamala are just a 20-minute drive away, and many of Phuket’s leisure, dining and nightlife delights are within easy reach.