"If I Had A Trillion Dollars"
If I had a trillion dollars, I would live at the Boathouse permanently. The location is A-MAZING, the rooms are beautiful and luxurious, the staff is helpful and kind, the food and wine are fantastic. You really can't beat the 20-meter walk to the beach, with reserved chairs, and umbrellas, and cold water, and fruit, and natural beauty. I love, love, […] love the Boathouse. That said, the noise level from the pool bar was a bit obnoxious after 10:00 and the unnannounced fireworks gave us quite the scare on our first night. In addition, it was rather noisy facing the pool and restaurant, because people were walking in the courtyard at all hours. The stay was generally perfect, but the noise level could be improved with insulation and double-paned glass on the sliding doors. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, nice remodel"
This place is awesome, it's all about the location on the south end of Kata Beach. Loved it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"On the Beach"
Unlike other hotels, this one is right on the beach, facing the beach, on the sand-getting th picture. Staff was welcoming, efficient, room was as advertised and very clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great boutique hotel on Kata Beach"
This hotel has the nicest beach-front area on Kata with umbrella chairs and tucked at the end of the bay, a bit more serene location. The food and restaurants were great, loved the breakfast buffet each morning. It's a convenient location although right on a main drag and we had the impression it was a bit more secluded. Overall loved it and a great […] place to stay for a gals getaway or romantic trip. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small de luxe hotel at the beach."
This is a small old but refurbished boutique hotel just at the beach of Kata Phuket. Excellent service and high quality food. Small de luxe hotel at the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel and Location for All"
In reference to this hotel, my wife said something she has never said about a hotel before, "I cannot think of a single complaint for this hotel." In other words, it was perfect.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beware new ownership"
Great views from bar and cafe Excellent wait staff....THAT'S IT! Bad concierge, no understanding of English Deceptive advertising beach access rms require going thru pool area and eating area...NO privacy 6 feet from public pool area. Trees blocked views from most rooms including their most expensive beach front suite...THEIR OWN trees! WORST fish dinner […] I've had in 15 yrs of intense travel. Other meals below average. The old chef, who was renowned no longer there. Hotel under new ownership and already has a bad rep with locals Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"very good hotel with very nice staff"
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We stayed at the boathouse for 7 nights for our honeymoon. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The staff were lovely and very accomodating. They kept our room clean and tidy at all times and the simple touches really were appreciated. The restaurant and spa were too expensive for us however the location allowed us to dine and spa right at the front […] door! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Only place to stay on the this beach!"
Lovely hotel just renovated, trendy bar and pool area also used as a beach club for expats. Small but comfortable infinity pool all with direct access to the beach. The beach is public and totally rammed like Spain! But the section in front of the hotel is private so the only less crowded bit, but all the restaurants are on the other side so all day […] there are people walking across. Great food in the restaurant for breakfast. Other meals also fantastic but pricey, lots of beach restaurants just next door great food but still tourist prices. Nice resort, lively and lots to do. This hotel is probably the best one to stay at if you do choose kata beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
A truly relaxing holiday. The service was impeccable - attentive without being obsequious. The staff anticipated your every need which left us all the time to read, swim & lay in the sun. The beach at your doorstop was clean, well maintained & uncrowded. A wonderful experience. Thank you Boathouse - you've demonstrate what great service should be without […] fuss. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Boathouse remains a Pearl"
However Phuket has changed over past 20 years.....today mainly visited by package tourist (from Russia).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Can't say enough about this wonderful hotel - we had the most relaxing holiday ever - we were so well looked after by the very attentive and friendly staff, the rooms were terrific and the location right on the beach was just perfect. The restaurants were lovely, happy hour was good value for cocktails - highly recommend. Also used the spa twice and […] on Mondays they have two for one offers. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A Wonderful Place to Stay"
We stayed six nights in the two bedroom penthouse unit at The Boathouse. As someone who travels frequently, I can say that this was one of the nicest accommodation experiences we have ever had. The room was beautifully decorated and located directly above the beach. The hotel is small and intimate and the restaurant's are both excellent (particularly […] The Boathouse Grill). Staff from the French General Manager down were extremely friendly, responsive and competent. We were very impressed how staff in the restaurants took particular concern over our younger daughter's egg and nut allergy. Special meals were prepared without fuss and they were even more careful than we were to make sure that she didn't eat the wrong thing. Every staff member seemed to know who she was and to make sure she avoided the wrong foods. The pool area was picturesque, located directly above the beach. The pool could have been a little bigger, but it still provided a lot of fun for the children and they usually had it to themselves. The spa was also very good (if a little expensive). One small criticism is that it would have been nice if the hotel had a Gym. Overall an outstanding place to stay in a perfect location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel, shame about the resort."
The hotel was fine, the room was fairly basic but large and clean with a well designed bathroom. However, even by - typically low - Thai standards Kata is run down and dirty, with particularly poor restaurants and little else. This becomes an issue if the weather is not good. My wife and I checked out after two days to avoid becoming like those people […] playing cards after dinner in order to keep the restaurant table due to a lack of other options. A rainy holiday in Kata with children is not a pleasant thought. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The Boathouse is at best a 4 star hotel in a great location. Their restaurant is good, but very ....very over priced compared to the surrounding beach restaurants. No question, Kata beach is one of the best beaches I've been, but the staff could help in cleaning some of the garbage that gets washed up. Only after I mentioned the amount of garbage on […] the beach to the staff, then they cleaned it up. I don't understand with such surrounding beauty, they wouldn't take better care of their beach, which I'm sure is the main reason anyone stays at the Boathouse. Their rooms are average for the price and the hospitality service is slightly better than average. Not sure if I would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent service excellent facilities, food is of the highest quality. It is an amazing experience and highly recommendedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"beautiful hotel on the beach"
had a great stay at the Boathouse! its beautiful, and you can walk right out onto the beach. breakfast and dinner at the restaurant were wonderful, and staff was very nice. however, we found out later that the tour we booked through the hotel was way more expensive than booking at other places. overall, a good stay, but expensive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Boathouse great except for the 'muzac'"
My husband & I selected The Boathouse for our holiday as it is located at Kata Beach which is not the night club hot spot of Phuket. We couldn't flaw the staff who served our daily breakfast and those at the restaurant, spa and maintaining the beach lounges - just fantastic. Our flight home did not leave until 8:30pm and although we had to vacate our […] room at noon, the staff at The Boathouse continued to provide excellent service, including very comfortable showering facilities after we had lounged by the pool for the afternoon. We only have one negative comment about The Boathouse: they insist on playing the same droning 'elevator muzac' (every song with the same monotonous tempo) in the outdoor bar area until 11:00 - 12:00 every night at a very loud level. Every room on the same side of the hotel has to endure that noise every single night. If we'd wanted to listen to music until very late at night, we would have booked a hotel in Patong! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The Boathouse is lovely on so many levels. Beautiful design, beautiful staff, beautiful beach, and beautiful food. I will most definitely be back...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel and great service"
We spent three nights in the Boathouse and it was fantastic. The location was unbeatable (right at the beach!) and the service was very good. We were one hour late of the Happy Friday Spa promotion schedule but were still given the discount. The Thai message was the best among all the ones (3) that we had during our trip in Thailand. We'll try to come […] back again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
虽然这个酒店的设施有点老，但是酒店的地理位置非常好，服务的分寸感拿捏的特别好，服务的无微不至处处有体现，酒店的餐厅也是一流的，早饭不是自助餐，是点餐的，非常满意，下次还会来住！Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Underbar hotell med bekvämt, stort rum (family svit). Jättebra frukost och mycket vänlig personal med hög servicenivå. Bästa läget på Kata.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"For dårligt for pengene"
Beliggenhed direkte ved strand var dejligt. Swimmingpools til gengæld meget små. Fin betjening. Men for lidt luksus for pengene.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ruhiges Hotel in einem von Touristen geprägten Ort"
Angenehmes kleines Hotel mit internationalen Gästen (keine Russen). Sehr aufmerksamer Service. Das kann man auch bei diesem Preis erwarten. Der Pool ist nicht zum Schwimmen geeignet. Dafür hat das Hotel aber direkten Zugang zum feinsandigen und flach abfallenden Strand. Eine Oase der Ruhe im Vergleich zu dem rummeligen Ort. Das Restaurant bietet französische […] Gourmetküche mit abendlicher Gesangsunterhaltung ist aber ausgesprochen teuer; für thailändische Verhältnisse überteuert. Das Haus ist 25 Jahre alt, vor kurzem aber umfassend renoviert und modernisiert worden einschl. neuer Bäder und Möbel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
家族で3泊しました。海の目の前でサーフィンするのに部屋から裸足で出かけられます。ホテル前のビーチではリクライニングチェアで休もうとするとすぐにスタッフがタオルと水を用意してくれ親切に対応してくれます。部屋も清潔でタオルもこまめに変えてくれました。部屋から波をチェックすることもできました。 ただ、レストランはかなり高額なので我が家はほとんど外食で済ませていました。レストラン、スパ、送迎などはホテルの外の店よりもかなり高額です。でもそういったものはホテルの周りにすべて揃っているので不自由はなかったです。 日本人が少なく日本語対応のスタッフもいません。チェックイン時にデポジットに9000B支払うのですがその意味がよくわからなく困りましたがそれも何とかなりました。次回もまた是非利用したいと思います。Genuine Expedia guest review
家族、カップルどちらにもオススメ！ 海を見ながらの朝食は最高にリラックスできます！ また毎日波乗りしましたが、目の前がポイントで かなり便利。食事だけがマイナス。味はいいんだけど、 値段高過ぎ。特に夜は日本料金かそれ以上です。。 ただ、それを含めてもまた行きたいところですが。Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good for surfing"
This is good hotel. Their beach is very good. but their very small swiming pool can not suit our vacation style.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bästa på stranden"
Beach servicen var fantastisk, bra mat i båda restaurangernaGenuine Expedia guest review
excellentesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oas i vimlet"
Hotellet är i toppklass, när det gäller rum, restaurang, bar, strand, och service. Priserna är för dyra med tanke på omgivningarna, med stökiga försäljare av krimskrams på gator och även inne på serveringar och barer.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
我们住的是海景房，房间很干净，早餐也很棒，每天都有新鲜水果送到房间，更惊喜的是中秋节还送了月饼，酒店员工服务态度很不错，很热情，下次还会来！Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Boathouse- en pärla i Phuket"
Absolut bästa servicen någonsin påett hotell i Thailand. Perfekt!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
07/25/14 ericcantona Powfoot, United Kingdom
Loved every minute at the Boathouse! There is simply nothing to fault! Great room (family suite) with a lovely view, coffee machine with lovely cofee pods, wonderful breakfast by the beach. Staff, without exception all lovely, a really happy relaxed atmosphere around the place. Pool staff especially great, little touches like cleaning sunglasses and providing chilled water all day made a huge difference. Cookery class very enjoyable and the restaurant simply superb. Oh and the best margaritas! We simply cannot wait to return!
"Perfect location in Kata"
07/22/14 kimm13537 Melbourne, Australia
We have stayed at Kata on previous trips to Phuket & on this occasion i was looking for a beach front property & remembered how fantastic the Boathouse looked. It is the best spot in Kata being on the beach, close to the shops, beach restaurants etc. we enjoyed the more intimate size of the Boathouse, as opposed to a large sprawling resort & the Rekata beach club was great. The pools are small , but you are right on the beach.... i would suggest perfect for couples, friends & families with older children. The staff are very attentive & friendly. We had a car & had no trouble parking out the front.
07/22/14 Kim F
everything about the boathouse was as we had previously read the breakfast is extremely good and would thoroughly recommend it, the staff were always helpful and the little presents and fruit each afternoon were very welcome
"Wonderful staff made it perfect"
07/20/14 starshimmer18 Kuala Lumpur malaysia
We just came back from a wonderful 4d3n stay at the boathouse. This was my second time staying here, and I have brought my parents and brother along this year. This hotel has been amazing to us, from the valet/guard(we rented a car), to the front desk staff and the manager, ms jarinee, who took the time to talk to us :) We had initially booked an island hopping trip to phi phi at the airport, which had a 7am pick up time. The tour guide assured us that we would have enough time for breakfast as he claimed all hotels had their breakfast service from 6am. Upon arrival at the boathouse, we were initially upset after being told the breakfast starts only at 7am.. Because that would mean we were gonna miss their yummy hot breakfast(made to order)! Ms jarinee, really turned that around; she helped us phone the tour guide and postponed our island hopping trip from 7 to 715, anD told us the breakfast service would be ready at 645! She made our day! We were extremely grateful for that 30 minutes because the breakfast at boathouse is amazing! The staff were all smiles when they received us early in the morning. Now, the breakfast menu is smallish but they do it right :D The hot menu is made to order and everything on it is simply scrumptious! They also have a nice selection of smoked salmon, smoked duck, and salami. The pastries were just melt in your mouth. Now, we are very particular about our coffee, my dad especially(he usually grinds the beans fresh at home), the coffee here is robust and strong! Not the usual watered down sourish kind you find at other hotels. We did however missed the thick fruit smoothies they used to have in little jar bottles on ice. The fruit juices were just two types per day but they were done fresh, without any additives or premade syrup/concentrate. The turn down service was very good, twice a day. The room was spotless. And they have a coffee machine in each room, the coffee pods are replenished daily! There was a thoughtful thai snack put in our rooms, a different kind everyday n we enjoyed this with the coffee :) The boathouse location was perfect, right in d middle of kata and beachfront; an area which was more laid back, but with adequate amenities/shops to browse. The sea was unfortunately a bit rough(this being low season), but we couldnt resist dipping in every morning. I have been here in october two yrs ago, n d sea was flat,crystal clear n you could see your feet even when waist deep in water. The only negative is, the pool's pretty small, so for serious swimmers, this might not b adequate. In high season, you wouldnt need the pool at all. Ms jarinee was so kind to recommend us to dine at Kam Eang at the pier, when we asked her for authentic thai food recommendations. At kam eang, we had live jazz music to complement our perfect meal! Yep, we went there for two nights in a row! And being malaysians, we are quite particular about our thair meals, n kam eang delievered! Very affordable too. The location was by the pier. There, we met the owner, madam walle, who was so friendly and down to earth. My mum n i tried the spa, the oil massage was heavenly! Wish we booked earlier though, as the rest of d family didnt get to try as all slots on friday were full. We had a minor hiccup, our rented car couldnt be locked, and my husband was very worried and voiced his concern to the front desk staff. They were so kind to assure him tht the guard would take extra care. The guard and valet tried their best to fix the lock. We would like to express our deepest gratitude :) I would say boathouse has wonderful staff, all of them very genuine and always ready to help. They might not have d facilities tht a huge hotel wld provide but i would very much prefer to stay here as it felt very personalised.
"Great place for a relaxing retreat!"
07/19/14 Debbie Y
Chose boathouse for the great reviews and location and was not disappointed one bit! Everything was close to perfection from our early check in due to our morning flight to how they granted us a late checkout as our flight is in the evening. breakfast at the 're ka ta was awesome with a great selection of meals u could order off the menu and with the beach club which has the best views! Loved the seats on the terrace where you could lounge all day.. and the thoughtfulness of the staff in bring new bottles of cold water when they got warm under the sun. the food at boathouse is delicious with a decent wine list so definitely rmber to have dinner there with live jazz music! Cocktail parties on Thursdays are also a must go. Will definitely recommend boathouse by montara anytime!
"Best ever beach holiday"
07/16/14 JENNY079 SYDNEY
I cannot speak too highly of the Boathouse. I have been coming here every year for almost 10 years with my friend/sister-in-law, we consider it our annual girls retreat and hope to keep coming until we die! It is like coming home - everything is perfect, the staff are all lovely and welcoming and seem happy to see us again, particularly Jarinee in the front office who has always gone above and beyond to help with our bookings and to make sure everything is just right. It's funny... we catch up with Jarinee every year but have never met the elusive GM who others on tripadvisor talk about! Nothing is too much trouble here - from finding us the perfect pillow or remembering how we take our coffee at breakfast to organising someone to blow up our lilos for the beach. We are coming to the Boathouse on 6th August for 14 nights and simply can't wait. We like the Deluxe Beach Front rooms so you can walk out the door almost onto the beach. The rooms are comfortable - we love the coffee maker in our room. Of course the suites are much nicer but the price is more so we stick with our basic rooms. I do miss having bathtub in the Beach Front rooms. The food is always exceptional both in the restaurant and Ra Ka Ta, happy hour cocktails are divine. The service is exceptional from housekeeping and the beach boys who look after you on the beach and by the pool to the staff at the front desk. The location is perfect - straight out the front door to lots of shops, restaurants, massage shops, bars etc. The beach is beautiful, our exclusive beachfront is always kept spotless by the beach staff. We have come to know all the beach vendors strolling along selling their wares - the same ones every year and they are always friendly and respectful. The Spa does the most divine full body oil massage which we do when there's a two for one offer otherwise we go to one of the little massage shops on the street - no comparison but cheap cheap. So again Jarinee thank you for looking after us for all these years and we are looking forward to seeing you and all the lovely staff again in just 20 more sleeps!
"A sophisticated boutique hotel in the best beach location!"
07/15/14 JanArmitt London, United Kingdom
This is an elegant, sophisticated boutique hotel right on Ka ta Beach. Is has a stunning infinity pool right on the beach. We spent 10 days here on honeymoon in June and had a fabulous time. We were waited on hand and foot by the excellent friendly staff. Everything was top quality, the style, decor, ambiance, cleanliness, room facilities, bed linen, room and beach towels, The sun loungers were plush and luxurious. The food & wine in both restaurants is 5 star too. We had considered other hotels, but this one was without doubt the best for location. Would recommend that you treat yourself to a Deluxe seaview room with a terrace... excellent. The golden sandy beach is beautiful and the evening sunsets from here are breathtaking,.. especially sitting in the infinity pool with a cocktail in hand. This hotel was excellent value off season too and the climate not too hot - with great waves for those that surf. A real Thai experience is available right outside the hotel. There is an abundance of local shops, restaurants, bars, beauty salons, skooter hire, day trip excursion agents, bespoke tailoring, and also plenty of cash point facilities. We loved it so much, we plan to make it our annual wedding anniversary treat every year. 10/10
"I live in Phuket for 5 years. Boathouse is in the Top 3 for everything"
I surprissed my gig with a stay at the top room at Boathouse. We was very well taken care of from the minut we arrived to we left the day after. Directly at the beach, even the bed face towards the water. All very new renovated and very clean. I bourght a membership to Boathouse/Re Ka Ta, one of the best memberahips on this island. Thank you to all at Boat house for making it a great celebration. Thanks - Peter
"Gorgeous boutique hotel in a great position"
07/12/14 MickiAustralia Australia
We had a deluxe beach front room which we got for a great rate of AUD $140 per night without breakfast Pros Wonderful position right on a lovely beach and walking distance to good shopping and restaurants Beautiful sea view from our room (note that some of the rooms on the side would not have such a good view) Comfortable room with a beachy feel and great beds Nice pool area at the beach club Very good service around pool area - especially Noom - he is the most proactive, helpfull and efficient person you will ever meet - Boathouse's biggest asset for sure :) We were invited to the manager's cocktail evening up on the deck which was very pleasant and much appreciated Cons The layout of the hotel is a bit user unfriendly - eg walking through the main restaurant to get to the pool area, not being able to unlock the door to your room from the hotel pool area etc. The beach front rooms need a reflective coating/tinting on the windows so that you can enjoy the views, as it is, other guests using the hotel pool can see straight into the rooms - no privacy ! The pool at the club area is very nice but quite small and the fact that outsiders pay to use the club means that there is often not much room left for guests. We were staying in low season so I can't imagine what it must be like in high season. The small hotel pool is really only suitable for children and while we were there, it too was often overcrowded. I guess the solution would be to build a much bigger pool in the hotel area . A very pleasant experience and we would consider returning if we could get a competitive rate.
"glad we chose Boathouse"
07/07/14 John S
Wonderful boutique hotel right on the beach. Excellent clean rooms, groovy pool scene with cocktail bar, background cool music ( not too loud ), excellent waiters, even on beach loungers. They are always there to offer you service. Give them a tip day 1, and they look out for you each day, and reserve you you place. Breakfast is top class. Food is excellent and location right on beach edge is stunning way to start the day. Main restaurant is first class, impeccable service, and an extensive wine list. Can't wait to go back again. Thanks to all staff and the manager Marie who made herself welcome to us and helped with our stay.
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