"best beach resort"
satisfiedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's the best location on a budget but old rooms"
I liked it but they need to have free wifi and also renovate the rooms but overall it's really goodGenuine Expedia guest review
Have previously rated this hotel with all excellents and still maintain those ratings with the exception of WiFi. It drives me insane at this hotel. There is a charge of 150 baht for and hour for what i found to be of poor quality reception. The lobby has free WiFi which was so poor I found unusable. Nearly every little coffee shop, cafe and restuarant […] in Kata offer free WiFi. I went into the Andaman coffee shop opposite the hotel for excellent free WiFi and great coffee. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent stay, overall would try something else"
Best part of the hotel was that it was on the beach. The staff did not speak any English, as in, there wasn't even 1 person who spoke good enough English for us to communicate effectively. We only found 1 person on the last day at the travel desk who recommended some good places to eat. Other than that, the staff was difficult to deal with. Also, the […] free wifi wasn't great. The food was mediocre especially when compared to the other 4 hotels we stayed at in Phuket. The room was good enough, bed was ok, and shower was actually good. Overall, wouldn't stay there again. I think this hotel is rate 4.5 stars. It deserves 3-3.5. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"On the Beach, Close to everything"
The hotel was lovely and right on the beach. Walking distance from many shops and restaurants. Rooms were clean, good food and amazing breakfast selection. Only disappointment was the lack of friendliness at the front desk. Otherwise, the maids and rest of staff were good. The common areas were very nice and comfortable for relaxing and gathering. Pool […] and pool bar were very nice and right on the beach. Beach was family friendly and very clean and inviting. No free wi-fi except in common areas and cost to purchase was unreasonable. Otherwise, we had a very nice stay at the Kata Beach Resort, the people at the gate and entrance went out of their way to provide directions and make you feel welcome. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
the reception totally ruined our experience. Upon arrival we learned that the swimming pool was out of service from another guest who was trying to leave but the hotel wouldn't refund them.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet hotel, good location"
Decent enough hotel with no thrills - quiet, clean but requires work (maintenance work currently on-going). Best part is the presence of U2 Divers which made my holiday. Overall hotel is good and I would visit again if required.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good beach location"
good alternative; room should be more ventilated to avoid smelling (not much) humidityGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"3 nights in hotel"
Great view and hotel but very inconveient to get back to hotel, esp when there are no taxi boats and you're forced to climb 2 jungle hills to get to a beach with boats and THEN get to the pier. it's definitely not a 30-min walk to town unless you're a veteran at jungle hill climbing...highlight of trip - monkeys live around the hotel and climbed onto […] our balcony and we took pictures so that was cool Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"beautifull beach front hotel"
Didn't get the room we spected but since we didn't spent much time there we just accepted what they had avilable. Good breafast buffet one block away Take taxi from airport taxi stand $750 b flat rate.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Location, location, location..."
Good overall experience, would return. Pools and beach were great! Breakfast Buffet was very good, make sure you are down there by 9:30am, because it says it is open until 10:30am but all was closed up by 10am.Genuine Expedia guest review
This was the second time that we have stayed in this resort, and the third time for my sister and her family. This is a fabulous resort that I absolutely love staying at. Right on the beach, close to shops and restaurants. The buffett breakfast is second to none. Manager Andrew and his staff will go above and beyond to help make your holiday special. Can't […] wait till next time! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"vacation in Thailand"
great place for the vacation, very doog service and facilities.regards, HishamGenuine Expedia guest review
Great place to stay.Vey handy but starting to needs some maintenance.Genuine Expedia guest review
All was very nice, only issue was the most unfriendly Bellman i have ever come acrossGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was great, only the fact that the bellman was extremely rude!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The staff are eager to please you and very polite"
The guard at the front is most friendly,the staff are great and attend any problem fast. Over all a very nice place to stay and excellent location (beach side)Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel right on the beach and close to shops."
Very nice place to stay but I found the reception staff a little cold. All utilities were wonderful, and most of the food selections were great except for BBQ night, disappointed with the steak-tough to say the least. Also I personally don't believe in tipping which the bellman was disgruntled about but other than finding cockroaches in room it was […] all very pleasant . The location you can't fault and the beach is one of the best in the tourist side of Thailand. It's close to all shops, restaurants, attractions and of course the massage salons. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Gorgeous hotel. Loved it! Amazing location right in the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, hotel and staff!"
We really enjoyed our stay at Kata Beach Resort. It's in a great location in Kata, the front entrance is on a main street in Kata (7/11 convenience store, massages, resturants, currency exchange, food carts, etc) and it backs right onto the beach! Beautiful sunsets over the beach every night. Excellent friendly, helpful staff. Only downfalls we're some […] nights it was quite noisy til midnight because of the surf house on the other street corner played loud music (I sound old saying that but it sounded like we're we're on top of a nightclub! We stayed in room 1408- so ask for opposite side if you want quite) and the buffet breakfast was ok but not much selection, and had pretty much the same stuff everyday. I only ended up going down for the buffet 3 out of the 7 mornings! But, overall very nice, nice pool, room was classy and clean and when the pillows we first got were too big and firm, they gave us thinner softer ones! Good service, would definitely stay there again! :-) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is fine, just a little jaded. Perfect location however, a step from the beach, nice views. Ok food. Just a little tired. It was perfect for what we wanted however, easy walking distance from beach and shops. I stayed with my 2 small children and the room was perfect for us.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice resort & it's just in front of the beach"
Lovely place and it's not as crowded as patong. Will definitely go back and stay there!Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel is well worth the stay. The breakfast is excellent with many choices for all people. Great pool overlooking the beach. The hotel policy for the poolside lounges is reserved for one hour but not applied so empty lounges sit for many hours. Very annoying if you want to use. The band in the evening was great. The only two complaints are the sun lounges […] I mentioned and the WiFi, what luxury resort still charges for WiFi? Lobby WiFi is free and inefficient. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Family friendly area close to everything"
We were first greeted by a rude older reception lady .We booked and paid extra for a room with seaviews , I asked which room we had and had my head bitten off by the reception person and we were taken to a room that we called "The Cave "on the ground floor looking at a garden then the pool was on the other side it had no windows and only one way in […] or out . Why bother charging for a seaview if you never get one this is the second time thats happened . It is such a same as it`s a great place to stay breakfast was fantastic and the staff are nice location is excellent . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel and beach"
Beach access is very easy! After surfing I lay down pool bed which face is Kata beach directly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful place to relax"
Enjoyed a very relaxing week. The staff were all very discreet, but also very helpful if you needed. Only thing we didn't organize properly was internet connection, you have top pay extra which was a bit disappointing, but otherwise it was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay and relax"
Situated in the quieter kata beach area, close to shops, restaurants and accross from a lovely cafe with good coffee. Definitely use the time to enjoy the resorts facilities. I was traveling alone so good place to relax for a few days. Would be great for familiesGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, rooms are a bit tired"
This hotel is in the best location in Kata, the rooms are a bit tired, don't go for breakfast after 9am as they a very slow at refilling the breakfast bar we only had a good breakfast three times out of twenty one days. I would not stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Family holiday, perfect for groups"
I have been to Thailand a few times and tend to venture away from the busy Phukett! This trip was with 2 x 16 years olds and we met up with friends ... If you are looking for a beach location with hotel style accommodation, close to shops and restaurants and on a budget then this is fine! The beach has just been cleaned up under orders from the military […] and all old beach vendors / umbrellas etc have been removed which allows a fabulous outlook from the hotel and I'm sure they are happier with more bar service and massage business! Room was clean just dated ... Great breakfast, ideal for families ...Seaview room would have been better option. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Second time I've stayed at kata beach resort, it's amazing. Perfect location on the beach and kata beach town is lovely!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Location: 5, Service: 4, Others: 3"
1 star for no in-room free wifi. Zero for the many mosquitoes. We travel with young children, so a convenient location with a nice pool is a must. Having direct access the Kata beach is great as kids' bathroom needs are easily settled. Pancake stalls, convenience-stores, restaurants, coffee place, spas, beauty salons and decent massage places are just […] across the road. It's an old hotel. It shows in some ways but they have been upgrading during low seasons for the past few years. If you go during the low season of April-Oct, be prepared for on going renovations. Our aircon wasn't working but one call was all it took to get it fixed. The mini fridge was out too, so we couldn't keep things cold. We didn't bother to inform them as it didn't really matter too much. What mattered though is there are NO hand held shower nor a bidet. We do rate a hotel by the presence of a hand held shower on top of a fixed one. To us, it's an important feature, particularly if you travel with children. Most of the older and probably long-serving staff are really great. They don't look it as they don't smile but they are so, so willing to get you what you need. There are many cheaper, newer, better equipped, free wifi-ed, nicer looking, more romantic resorts in Kata, but we like it at Kata Beach Resort. It suits us fine. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a pleasant stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, great location"
Was good location to beach but quiet part of phuket. First resort in south east asia not to have free wifi and was one of the most expensive!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, nice view"
We found the hotel was a great place to stay. The over all service was very good. We stayed for 5 nights and then 1 extra night where we were given a unit on the bottom floor for that night and we found it didn't have the same holiday feel as the upper floor. we loved the unit we had on our first 5 nights, we had an a joining room which we had requested […] and was good for our family. We will stay again when we next visit we had a really nice holiday. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Handy to shops and restaurants"
Nice resort on the beach, just starting to show it's age however very clean & has friendly helpful staff. Meals average & good entertainment/ band but oh my it was way loud for conversation. I understand we need some music with meal but this is a bit over done. Very relaxing by the pool/ beach & pool bar menu good. Not too crowded either.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent location right on the beach."
As good a location as anywhere in Phukett. The hotel was clean and tidy for it's age. Most of the staff were friendly except for some reception people. It appeared some of them didn't want to be there. The hotel has a couple of nice swimming pools although the water seemed like a bath some days (too hot) although I am not sure how you combat this. We […] had to wait over 25 minutes for a drink at the pool bar one day and were the only ones there. I will hasten to add that if these were the worst things that could happen it was still pretty good Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to the beach,shops and restaurant"
Nice hotel in a beautiful setting backing onto the beach. If you want to contend with the sunbed reservers at 7am this is your place. The hotel specifically had a note saying not to reserve beds as there were enough for each patron however every morning whilst l up exercising the same culprits would reserve beds at 7 am and not return to them for up […] to 4 hours. Meanwhile when l was ready to sit by the pool there were no spaces available as l was obeying by the hotel rules which the rest did not. I raised this with the staff there in the early hours however l was ignored. I wrote a note to the hotel manager who did not even acknowledge my complaint. I paid to stay at the hotel like everyone else however most days became frustrating to even find a spot amongst the reserved unused beds. Why even make notes of this in our rooms if rules are not to be enforced. The staff just ignored and at times l felt they were unpleasant. Not the Thai staff l have been used to in other hotels l have stayed at. We paid the hotel to drive us to Patong at the going rate, we were dumped half way as he was called back to the hotel to do something far more important. He arranged for another taxi to take us but not a good look for a hotel. The hotel itself is lovely, manicured gardens but l don't think l would ever return or recommend my friends to stay with them. Shame on the hotel manager for not even coming to have a chat to me. At least we were trying to obide by the rules but at our disadvantage. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Chinese Mall full of Russians"
Awful place. Awful service. The first room they showed us to was a ground floor twin that didn't have a window!!! When we suggested that it was not good enough they gave us a third floor sea view room. My feeling was they were just trying it on - I'm sure many would have accepted the first offering & suffered staying in a damp cave. All in-house purchases […] are very expensive. Your given a beach towel - if you loose it, 200BHT. Internet charges 150BHT for 1 hour (most other places it's free!). Local map 200BHT (Free in most Hotels!). Taxi to airport 1950BHT (Actually 900BHT if booked privately!) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We've stayed at the Kata Beach Resort for three years in a row and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay each time. It's right on the beach and the pool deck chairs provide a perfect place to relax overlooking the very picturesque beach and island. The staff are friendly and its a very clean and hospitable resort. Just across the road is a fantastic Thai […] massage place (Darin Massage) and there are some excellent restaurants close by including Mali Seafood and the Black Pearl. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to beach"
Overall an ok stay. Expected more considering the price but the pool and being close to the beach was a benefit. It's about 20 minutes from Patong but for us it was why we chose the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Beach but busy"
Getting a deck chair is a challenge - you have to go out by 7:30 to "reserve".... Busy hotel and bell boys were pushy for a tip Breakfast is standard hotel fare Location by beach is good and you dont get hassled by hawkers If I was going back to Kata I would stay somewhere else in terms of value for money - like Malissa Villa SuitesGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel on the beach, beautiful views"
it was a pleasant stay apart from the hotel staff giving us wrong room, we paid for sea view room and got carpark view room and if you stick your head out of the balcony and look far left you can see piece of water covered by threes. So i've spent first day arguing with them because we asked for 1 big bed and sea view room and got two singles and parking […] lot view. On the night of the second day we managed to get the room we deserved not without a fight tho. Overall it is a great hotel on the beach, literally like a minute walk or less. Kata beach is the best beach and we went everywhere, some other beaches had shelly fishes and strong waves, but Kata was always the best. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location - but otherwise only ok"
I have stayed in lots of Phuket hotels - this one although very convenient location was too dark and tired. Especially compared to JW Marriott Khao Lak where we went straight afterwards. It really was just ok - room dark, lobby ok, pool ok, breakfast ok. Recommend if proximity to beach and shops important and you are only there to sleep, otherwise I […] think there are better options. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic Beachfront Resort, and friendly people"
If you love sun, sand and swimming, you are going to love this beautiful location. The restaurant @ Beach is a delightful spot to enjoy scrumptious dishes with your friends while watching the sun setting over the sea. The hotel staff are always ready to help out when ever needed. A really great place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
Everything was great. Especially the awesome massage ladies in the resort spa. The few things I was disappointed in was the reception check in staff, they could have been more welcoming. As the resort is so large, when you check in the staff should give you a brief explanation on the features of the resort and where to find Everything. We had no idea […] there were themed dinner nights each night. We stayed for 7 nights and only realised this on the 3rd night. Also that there was happy hour, the different massage areas, the different restaurants and what type of food they serve. The beach was also disappointing, when we first arrived it had been raining so there was a lot of rubbish washed up so not very nice to walk through if you want to go for a early morning walk. Maybe the resort should have people to clean up the beach a bit, particularly in area in front of the resort. The food was very excellent, especially the wood fire pizzas. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A lovely place to stay"
Our room was comfortable, and big enough for a family of four ( with a foldaway bed as an extra.) Initially, we were put in a room with two single matresses pushed together, despite our having requested a king, but when we complained, the hotel staff moved us. The location is perfect, right on Kata Beach, and convenient to shops and services. We would […] happily go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent place for holiday."
Beautiful position, quiet area, clean, exceptional services.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great Location. My room was unfortunately ground floor level and I was looking at a wall at the balcony.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Kata Beach resort in June/July"
Great Location with easy access to the beach via the hotel grounds and quick access to the streets of Kata. Plenty of nice cheap restaurants nearby. Plenty of Thai massage businesses. Various general stores with cheap beer and water just a minute away by foot. Staff are friendly and responded quickly to a problem with a blocked toilet. Helena at Guest […] relations is very helpful with General information. The Thai security guards are always smiling and welcoming with a salute. We stayed on the ground floor which made it easy to access all areas. The only negative was the damp smell in our room. We were staying in one of the rear rooms which doesnt get any sea breeze and little sunlight. They need to install screen doors so guests can leave the doors open. There are some mosquitoes but they dont eat much. I think the sewer pumps outside were failing which caused a sewer odour at the main entrance gate near the elephant fountains. It took a few days for them to resolve this, although it didnt effect the toilets in the hotel. Breakfast food would satisfy most people. Chefs were cooking Omelettes, fried and poached eggs on request. Fruit was freshly cut ie pineapple and watermelon. Pool was clean. Overall a nice safe place for families or couples. Tuk Tuk to Patong averages 400B. $5 Australian Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great for escape"
It was my first trip to Phuket and I was a little bit worrying whether I chose the right place to stay. Turned out, Kata Beach Resort & Spa was exactly what I needed. The resort locates right beside Kata Beach, the most peaceful beach of Phuket and is perfect for people like me, who want to escape from crowded and lousy cities. I did not choose a beach-view […] room, but my room was also superb, with a small swimming pool behind and quite air. However, the hotel doesn't have free WiFi, it offers WiFi package for 1 week instead. It was also okay for me since I just want to disconnect from the world. One thing I don't like about the resort is the lack of friendliness among the staffs. I rarely saw smiles from their faces. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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