- Reviews: 160
BW Premier Supalai Resort Phuket: BW Premier Supalai Resort Phuket
Best Western Premier Supalai Resort & Spa sits amidst the beautiful scenery of green forest hill with the beautiful view of Po Bay on the North Eastern side of Phuket Island.
- Reviews: 6
Outrigger Phuket Resort and Villas: Great Family Resort
This is the perfect place for a family. We stayed in a 3 bedroom villa with a private pool and it was amazing! It is very private and quiet, but when you want more...you can take the Laguna shuttle to any of the resorts or to the beach where there is shopping and dining. All of this is within the Laguna resort complex. We were served breakfast in our villa each morning and the staff was incredibly helpful. They also have a main pool and small restaurant area that is quite nice and close by. I would recommend this resort to families or couples that enjoy the peace and quiet and spacious luxurious accomodations.
The villa was beautifully decorated with a gorgeous pool and sala, and an amazing tub in the master bath. Also, being a part of the Laguna complex is convenient because you can dine at any of the 30 restaurants and charge it to your room.
- Reviews: 8151
Patongsub Inn: Good option in central Patong
This place is well located in the centre of Patong along the inland road - Thanon Rat-U-Thit 200P, about 500m north of Bangla Road. There's some good little restaurants down the road as you walk towards Bangla Road (see my restaurant tips) plus some useful convenience stores, ATM's etc. My room, which I got for 700 baht, was a very good size with a double bed, TV, a/c, fridge, fan, dressing table & stall, wardrobe and was very clean with new towels every day. The bathroom was also very clean and a good size with an electric hot water shower. The staff were OK but I didn't really say much to them during my stay apart from the pleasantry "hello" when I walked by.
- Reviews: 160
Thiwaratri Resort Spa Kamala Beach: Thiwaratri Resort Spa Kamala Beach Phuket Thailand
On the magnificent west coast of Phuket lies a truly tropical paradise. The Thiwa Ratri hotel offers the ultimate in Thai hospitality with the serenity of a tropical island, the beauty of contemporary Balinese architecture and the comforts of luxury.
- Reviews: 160
Sala Phuket Resort Thailand: Sala Phuket Resort Thailand
Located on pristine and relaxing Mai Khao beach on Phuket's north west coast, offering a choice of accommodations including 1 and 2 bedroom villas and suite
- Reviews: 1
Villareal-Heights: Exceptional Villareal-Heights
I just completed a five night stay beginning on February 5, 2010 at Villareal-Heights. And what I noticed upon arrival was the exceptional service from the owner/manager, Paul and his lovely wife Jo. As the taxi he arranged for me arrived at Villareal, Paul was outside waiting for my arrival. Imediately I felt like he was a long lost friend as we began talking. He showed me to my apartment and also gave me recomendations on where to have my evening meal. He also offered to drive me around the next day to show me the area. I have been to Phuket twice but never the Kata Beach area. Every thing and every place Paul drove me to turnd out to be excellent recomendations that I took advantage of. He even arranged for me a rental car at an excellent rate which was delivered and picked up at Villareal. I have stayed at 5-star hotel and resorts that did not give me the personalized service Paul and his wife Jo provided. The apartment was even better than the photo's and was more than adaquate. I would recomend Villareal-Heights to anyone.
Villareal-Heights is within walking distance to excellent resturants and shopping. A good 10-15 minute walk to one of the best beaches I have seen. <br/><br/>All the staff to include house keeping provide personal attention to your every need.
- Reviews: 2
Kelly's Hotel and Residence: A special boutique hotel in Patong
I was probably one fo the first people to stay here as it has jusy re-opened. I recommended my real estate agent whose office is opposite (I am looking into buying a home here, lucky me).<br/>What a little gem this place is, a real find. The place was closed for a few years and a new owner has taken it over and complete overhauled the place. He's a proper Aussie bloke named dan and he and his wife Tan could not have been more helpful nor attentive. Dan has a bunch of hotels in Australia and his expertise is clear, everything in this place works.<br/>The rooms are large for the price range with stunning sea and city views from the 2nd floor up.<br/>The swimming pool, deck and bar areas are decorated in a contemporary oriental style and it's impossibly pretty.<br/>The location is excellent on Nanai Road, about 10 mins walk to the beach and even less to the shoppping areas and the nightlife on Soi Bangla.<br/>Highly recommended, three thumbs up!
Pretty, peaceful, great decor, lovely pool, nice family run place with friendly staff.
- Reviews: 279
Phuket Anantara: Anantara Phuket Resort
The Anantara Phuket has only been open a few months. It is one of the most luxurious pool villa resorts on Phuket. The mai Khao beach where the Phuket Anantara is located at Mai Khao Beach, a very quiet beach area in the north west of the island. The Anantara is not cheap, but is ideal if you are looking for luxury in a quiet area of Phuket away from the crowds. Anantara is an excellent group that provides very much a Thai style to their resorts.<br/>Good service. The promotion rates that can be found reduces the price with their special free night offers.
Excellent design of villas and the resort. Good promotion deals from now through until the end of October 2009
- Reviews: 61
Great hotel: Karon Princess Hotel
This hotel is in a central location about half way between Patong beach ( 7kms ) and Kata beach. The rooms are what you would expect for this price range..........double bed, aircon, TV, mini bar reasonable bathroom and free breakfast included which is also not bad with a good choice. The hotel is oblong shapped with the resturant at the front by the road which is not busy and the swimming pool at the rear. When we were there a hotel next door was being built but the noise didn't really bother us. There is a poolside bar which sells large fantastic cocktails.<br/>Two points to note here is <br/>1.the beach infront of the hotel is dangerous to swim in at certain times of the year so you either take the risk or have to travel to another beach<br/>2.The resort here is spread out and not at all busy with a few resturants next to the hotel and the rest in Karon town which is about a 20 minute walk.<br/>There is a Taxi/Tuk Tuk stop outside the hotel but these are very expensive, about 500 TB to patong so if you've got the nerve hire a scooter out. We hired out 2 scooters for 2 weeks at £2 a day each but be careful because this is without insurance. We had a punture in one one day and it was down to us to sort it out and pay for it...............all part of the experience again<br/>There is also quite a big market next to the hotel<br/>I would definately recommend this hotel but only to people that would be okay with hiring a car or scooters
Couldn't fault anything
- Reviews: 2054
Little Mermaid Guesthouse: Kata's family guesthouse
Little Mermaid Guesthouse or resort, as they call it, is a cozy guesthouse in the upper Kata centre area. It doesn't look too attractive when you are standing outside. But it's different inside and around the swimmingpool area. <br/>The distance to the beach is more than 10 minutes walk. But most of the families with children are happy enough with the swimmingpool. The guests comes especially from the Scandinavian countries, since the owner is Danish. It has a total of 40 Double Rooms (bungalows and ordinary rooms). This guesthouse is cheaper than rest of the places in Kata and is a good bargain if you have a big family. I have stayed there 4 different times.
- Reviews: 5
Pineapple Guesthouse: Good Place to Stay in Karon Beach
I highly recommend the Pineapple Guest House.<br/><br/>We, being me the old man, my lovely wife and the intrepid one - my 11 yr old son, spent a week at the Pineapple. We chose a King room w/an extra bed (a thin mattress on the floor) for the intrepid one. That set us back 750 THB / night (about $25 USD). I'll start from the inside and work out. <br/><br/>The Room:<br/>The room was clean, dominated by the king size bed with the usual firm SEAsia mattress,. There is a small one drawer desk w/mirror, a small table which spent most of its tabling holding about a 21" JVC TV with a compliment of satellite channels and a good sized fridge with a few beverages. The far wall of the room had a large window opens onto Karon Plaza below. You can climb out the window and make use of the balcony if you wanted to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Plaza. The balcony is narrow, but good for towel drying in the afternoon sun. The bath was very clean and is the typical one room does all guest house affair. It carries the slightly off smell of third world plumbing. Small bars of soap and shampoo packets are provided, always a nice touch in my book. The room has a good air con and they provided a fan at our request.<br/><br/>The Guest House:<br/>The Pineapple is comprised of two side-by-side two story shop lots and the entire third floor of the building. It is the central shop in a building comprising about 8 shop lots. The ground floor has the office, which is where the you-keep-the-key lockers are provided for your valuables and the back portion of this provides the living quarters for Steve and his wonderful wife Lek (?sp) and a bunch of other family which I never quite figured out. Laundry is provide in the back of this section for the Karon beach standard price of 5 TBH / kg. The 2nd floor landing has the free-to-guest pc, the wi-fi working bits and a small reference library with travel guides etc. It is also where the bunk bed dorm is. The entire 3rd floor is guest rooms plus a small sitting area with the pulp library consisting of about 200 paperbacks.<br/><br/>In the adjoining shop is the restaurant / bar. It's more restaurant than bar but does have a nice selection of liquors. The food is good and priced to the Karon market. My only knock on the restaurant is I had to fight the mosquitoes every morning as I ate breakfast, no matter where I go they always seem to find me. They did not bother my wife or son.<br/><br/>The Environs:<br/>The Pineapple is set in Karon Plaza, which is in the smaller of two commercial areas of Karon beach. The larger being at Karon circle. In between are the Mega resorts. The Plaza is at the intersection of the main road and the road to the beach. It is a leisurely 10 min walk to the beach. I'm sure a dedicated beach hound could sprint walk in less than 5. In and around the plaza are an assortment of restaurants, beer bars, guest houses, boutique hotels, tailors, t-shirt vendors, tour agencies, thai massage etc. Italian, Thai and Scandinavian food are ubiquitous. It seems there are more Scandinavians than locals sometimes. You can just follow the trail of these shops right to the beach. Someone said that Karon beach is the longest in Phuket, and it seemed that way to me. Maybe a two km long stretch of double depth lounge chairs and umbrellas set on a squeaky clean sand beach looking out into the Andaman Sea, or is it the Indian Ocean? Nice, but lots of people. I only gave 3 stars on the location because if you look you can find guest houses set in the trees away from the commerce. <br/><br/>The Recommendation: A great place to stay. The staff is great! Steve, Lek and the gang are always ready with helpful advice and a smile. The atmosphere is quiet and laid-back. I would stay here just to get to see them again. Plenty of the things you need are nearby. My only nit was the squeaky hinges on the bath door, woke me several times. I'm sure they would have fixed it, but I just never could remember until the next time I heard the noise. Farewell fellow traveler.
- Reviews: 2
several: Lower priced accommodation in the Bang Tao area
There are a few modest places in the area - it is not all upscale stuff.<br/><br/>Try Bangtao Lagoon Bungalow - as low as B500 in low season:<br/><br/>http://www.phuket-bangtaolagoon.com/rate.html<br/><br/>Try also somewhere like Bang Tao Chalet at:<br/><br/>http://www.phuketgoldcoast.com/Bangtao_Beach_Chalet.htm<br/><br/>A small, but still relatively modest, boutique bungalow place.<br/><br/>And also Andaman Seaview - about B1750 in June.<br/><br/>http://www.andaman-seaview.com/rates_and_residence.php
- Reviews: 1
Tiaramia, I have lived in Kata now for three years. There is a hotel right on the beach for 500 baht per night. Any money you save staying in Phukettown will be spent on transportation back and forth and you will end up spending more. There is no need to pre book for June, you will only limit yourself. You can book a trip to Phi Phi when you get here. If you are really on a budget you are welcome to stay on my couch(free)<br/>Pgrin
- Reviews: 1
rooms: Patong - clean and cheap accommodation
Try Baan Tonsai Garden Resort in Patong. Its celan and cheap - about Baht 700 per night. Also has swimming pool. Staff are friendly. Has a cafe/bar as well. Web site: www.btonsai.com
Clean rooms. Hot water.<br/>Cleanest swimming pool.<br/>Friendly staff.
- Reviews: 102
Novotel Phuket Resort: Excellent value for money
A very good value for money. Excellent location, overlooking the Patong Bay, away from the madding crowds, however, minutes walk from the shopping and happening area of Patong. <br/><br/>The views are spectacular, whilst the hotel ambience is very relaxing. Staff is very courteous and helpful, though they lack in the finesse of 4 star facility....however, same is well compensated by their sincerity and helpful nature.<br/><br/>Rooms : The Ocean Room at the Dahlia wing is a bit stuffy and jaded and a bit too close to the main road though overlooking the beach. View is marred by the electric wires.<br/><br/>The Ocean View room at the Hibiscus wing is excellent, especially if you are lucky in getting the corner room. Here the view is unhindered and the rooms are well kept. Only downside for Arab / Asian community is that the rooms here do not have water hose in the toilet, as opposed to the rooms in Dahlia wing.<br/><br/>Hotel restaurants: Breakfast is quite normal and nothing exceptional to wtite about. Same is served at the Coffee House restaurant. The Old Fisherman's restaurant serves seafood, however, nothing great about it. Tried their seafood buffet which was very basic, though reasonably priced at around BHT 600 per person.<br/><br/>Just a walk down from the hotel, there are numerous restaurants and the food stalls at Bangla street are 10 minute walk. Bang opposite he hotel is Baan Kalim restaurant serving seafood and other delights (see restaurant reviews). For good Halal food, Kusuma Food stall is 15 min walk (see restaurant review).<br/><br/>Spa - basic spa and massage facility with good staff.<br/><br/>Poolside - multi level pool is especially a hit with families and children.<br/><br/>Tennis court - daily tennis lessons in the morning.<br/><br/>General - read some previous adverse reviews about the walking distances / climb and wifi coverage. Frankly, did not find the walk either long or much uphill.....expected of any resort hill area. The hotel staff are extremely helpful in providing buggy assistance, as and when required and the service is very prompt. Regarding Wifi, the Hotel GM has apparently lived up to his assurance to some of the previous guests, as the wifi coverage was quite reliable through-out my week's stay at the resort.<br/><br/>Would like to thank all staff, especially Kathy at front office, concierge, spa team and the security personnel for their warmth and helpfulness.
Spectacular view of Patong / Kalim bay; friendly staff; proximity to the town, yet away from the hustle bustle. Tranquil environment with nice step pools.
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