All hotels in Karon, Thailand
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16/1 Patak Road Soi 24, Karon Beach, Amphur Muang, Karon, Phuket, 83100, Thailand, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.1 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 230 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.3
  • Service
    4.2
  • Comfort
    4.3
  • Condition
    4.1
  • Neighborhood
    3.4

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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel for the family"
The staff at phunawa are the friendliest my family have dealt with ever. They got along so well with my 2 children (5-7) it made you feel more relaxed so we could enjoy every moment of our 14 day stay. Food and cocktails were great along with the service!
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Other trip Oct 1, 2014
Chris & Shannon
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful private retreat"
Private rooftop pool. Close to the ocean beach. Great food and coffee shops only minutes away. Beautiful report and room.
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Other trip Sep 27, 2014
marty
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"reflected in price - good value"
2 bed grand - Good size balcony looking.over pool... double glazed Windows and sliding doors. Hotel is a 15 min walk to Akron beach. They have scooters.for hire. Friendly service.from staff. The hotel is on hill....opposite surrounding resorts. They only give you one key which was abit inconvenient. No problems with the room itself.. Persides a great.stay and will come.back.for sure.
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3 night trip with friends Sep 15, 2014
andrew
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice resort for a family stay"
Two-bedroom suites are great for families with children. Rooms are clustered around a swimming pool that is great for a splash around at the end of the day or when you need a break from the excitement elsewhere. Resort is an easy enough walk to restaurants, shops and the beach, but has all the facilities if you cannot be asked to step outside the gate.
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Other trip Aug 27, 2014
Nick
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very well maintained hotel and a great location..."
We stayed for nearly 5 nights in this resort, it is located very near to Karon beach. Its a great location and had an awesome experience...Would love to choose this again..
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3 night trip Aug 19, 2014
chethanlv
IN
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Quiet getaway for the family"
We stayed a week with 3 young kids,they loved the pool,would be better if hours are extended instead of closing at 7 pm. Hotel staff generally helpful,especially the security.Emailed about possibility of roll-away bed and airport transfer but never got a response.There are shuttle services to the beach but might be good if afternoon pick-up is later instead of 3 pm.Liked the complimentary bottles of water, tea and coffee daily. Cleaning was satisfactory, thank you! Overall, resort is ideal for those who want some peace and distance from the city.
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Other trip Aug 24, 2014
DT
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Wonderful"
Staff are lovely, facility was great would recommend to everyone
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Other trip Aug 7, 2014
Dani
MY
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"excellent!"
breakfast omelette was awesome! one of the best we ever eaten. We book Junior Suite with 2 bedroom 2 bathrooms.. it was clean, spacious, fully equipped and awesome.. we really enjoy staying in Phunawa! we definitely will recommend this hotel!!!
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1 night trip with friends Aug 2, 2014
ivant cheka
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good value"
This was a very nice resort with clean rooms and friendly people. Swimming pool is nice and restaurant has fresh choices. Beach is about a 5 minute walk away and lots if other restaurants, shops and bars to choose from close by.
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4 night family trip Jul 26, 2014
Jeff
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great value for money"
Was amazing value for money and a great room great pools etc the only disappointment was we needed a babysitter for our two 2 year olds and it calaries to $40 usd per hour ,this I think was the most expensive babysitters in Phuket we have previously stayed at sheriton and they charge $15 used per hour
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Other trip Aug 4, 2014
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
Great hotel. Cosy and small. Rooms are generous.
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14 night family trip Jul 13, 2014
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Beds hard, sofa very small and uncomfortable."
No TV in bedroom. Breakfast was average.
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8 night family trip Jul 16, 2014
Gary
NZ
4.0 / 5Excellent
"nice hotel"
very nice hotel. but need to spend 400B one way on Taxi to Pathong.
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Other trip Jul 27, 2014
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good Hotel, Great Staff"
We stayed in this hotel for a fortnight in July 2014. A grand suite for two adults and a 14yr old boy was very comfortable. The general condition was good. A few small points let it down (over painting on shower cubicles, door frames etc) let it down a little, but overall the accommodation was to a high standard. Our room was cleaned every day with new towels and four bottles of complimentary water. The hotel also supply towels for use around the pool, which can be taken to the beach. There is a signing in and out honesty system, which is good and negates the need to take your own beach towels. The staff were brilliant. Always happy, polite and willing to help. We ate in the restaurant a lunchtime a few times. The food was of a good standard, if a little more expensive that the norm for restaurants in the area. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the centre of Karon (once you've found the short cut). This means that it is lovely and quiet around the pool or on your balcony.
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Other trip Jul 25, 2014
Jason
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Value for Money"
Location is good. Rooms are good for the price. But, Toilet is too small. Good place if you are looking to spend quality time with your family and friends as the resort is nicely tucked away from the crowd. Great Swimming pool. Good value for the price that we paid.
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3 night family trip Jul 6, 2014
A.Ramkumar
IN
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location and great family resort."
We spent nearly 2 weeks at Phunawa and had the most amazing holiday. Very relaxing. Staff were so friendly and helpful, all our day trips organised, by reception went off smoothly and all drivers were on time. Hotel was very quiet at night so sleeping was no problem. Rooms extremely clean. Breakfast was great, the fresh egg station fantastic (the chef made great egg and cheese omelets!) Would definitely come back if opportunity arises.
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Other trip Jul 15, 2014
Jenny
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice , quiet location"
Great family resort. Doing it up at the moment to make it even better. The room we had was beautiful. Beds were comfortable. The pool was great. The food in the restaurant was good although we found walking into Karon was better value. 5 min from the beach. Kata was a nicer , cleaner alternative to Karon beach.
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Other trip Jul 12, 2014
Hayles
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel and great location"
I was really impressed with this hotel, it was clean and the staff were friendly and the air conditioning worked beautifully. The location I found to be great as it was nowhere near as busy as Patong and the Karon area still had a nice beach and shops, be mindful though if you are at Karon in the off season the beach is not safe for swimming and you are best to catch a Tuk Tuk to Kata beach (this is a great beach for young kids).
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Other trip Jul 7, 2014
Jackie
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Love the place"
Great friendly customer service. Very clean environment. Great for homey moon couple or family vocation.
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6 night family trip Jun 26, 2014
vicky
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great holiday"
Nice resort. Kind staffs. Really enjoy. But bit of walking to the main beach.
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Other trip Jun 29, 2014
A Traveler
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"Slightly disappointing"
Hotel located away from the main entertainment areas of Karon Beach but it is an easy 3-5 min walk. The pool was great and the included breakfast was very good as well. The babysitting / kids club facilities that were advertised were non existent. Kids club consists of a small, poorly furnished room some some random toys around, the parents have to look after the kids themselves. I have not seen it used in 11 days while we stayed there. No babysitting available - not even an external service that could be organised. The beds are rock hard - terrible. The mattresses need to be thrown out and replaced with mattresses of the appropriate standard. The Junior Suite living area is non existent - not even a coffee table or somewhere to place down a coffee or a meal (other then sitting outside). The Deluxe Suite was better with a larger living area, however the mattresses were rock hard also. Staff were generally helpful but spoke very limited English. The lady at the reception area stated that there were no rooms available to upgrade and that Junior Suite was the biggest they had on day 2 of our stay (after we complained about the lack of space in Junior Suite). Several days later I found a brochure which listed all types of apartment at the property and showed it to the reception manager. Then we were permitted to upgrade for a fee (upgrade should have been complimentary as the hotel was nearly empty). Overall - we got this hotel on 45% off sale and for the money we paid it was OK.
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Other trip May 5, 2014
Tim
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent for a large family"
One of the few places that would take a family of five in one apartment. The pool was on our doorstep so the kids loved it. Service was excellent and the price fantastic. We would definitely be back.
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7 night family trip Apr 12, 2014
Ces
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Perfect for family, nice green curry"
My family (wife, 2 young children) and I spent 5 nights in Phunawa in March and overall we had a good experience. The 2 bedroom suite is perfect for a family with young children with the swimming pool right outside your door. The food in the restaurant was also very good especially the green curry. I would recommend anyone staying here to rent a car though as it is a long walk (>15mins) to the beach and having a car provides more options for restaurants around the area and sight seeing in Phuket. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again.
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Other trip Apr 9, 2014
A Traveler
SG
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent hotel, Value for money, good facilities."
Enjoyed the stay, took a day of to stay in the room and enjoy the facilities. good wifi.
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Other trip Apr 3, 2014
Suresh
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice quiet location, great views!"
Stayed at Phunawa for 3 weeks in a 2 bedroom suite. All staff were great and most helpful. On arrival, we were upgraded to a family suite (originally booked into junior suite) which was nice and more than roomy enough for a family of 4. Great location in a quiet street but only a short walk to the beach and main strip (about 10 mins).. The only problem we really had was with taxi or tuk-tuk drivers not knowing where it was when coming back from Patong, even tried with the old names but had to direct most of them. Some knew of Mandarava, which was opposite Phunawa...... Just tell them where the lake is, just past the new Novotel, turn left...There is a little sign on the corner but you can only see it if coming from Karon side. Would definitely recommend Phunawa. Thanks for making it a great stay!
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Other trip Mar 16, 2014
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Relaxing place and good room rate"
Overall is excellent and the staff are helpful!! Just that the breakfast is not that good tasting as compared to others but still in acceptable in overall.
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Other trip Mar 10, 2014
A Traveler
MY
4.0 / 5Excellent
"bad start good finish"
hotel had rebranded name, so they lost our booking
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Other trip Jan 20, 2014
darren
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel in a quieter part of town"
My wife and young son splurged for the penthouse suite with its own roof top pool and sitting area. Do so and you won't be disappointed. The resort is a reasonably easy 5-10 minute walk from the beach with only a minor hill right at the end. If this sounds tough, a Tuk Tuk can comfortably get you from the township back to the resort for 200 bht ($8 in Jan 2014). The resort (after its renovations) is very clean, I really couldn't fault it for cleanliness anywhere in the resort. WiFi is free, but can be a bit congested, so don't rely on it solely.
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Other trip Jan 20, 2014
Casey
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
During our visit, the hotel was going through a name change. Thus there was a bit of a confusion finding the hotel from the airport. However, once we reached, we enjoyed our time there. The location is about 5 - 10 minute stroll to the beach and about 15 - 20 minutes to restaurants and stores. My family and I enjoyed the morning buffet and the Thai food from their dinner menu is delicious! The hotel staff (front desk and restaurant) were very friendly, responsive and helpful. We had stayed in the Junior Family Suite and it was neat and spacious for 4 adults.
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Other trip Jan 6, 2014
Meta
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great family holiday"
Our family recently had the pleasure of staying at the Karon Sovereign for 8 days. We found the staff to be very helpful and friendly, the food to be delicious and our room very comfortable for a family of four. The pool was gorgeous, and easily accessible and we loved finding flowers from the surrounding bushes/trees floating in it. If you don't mind a short walk down the hill to the beach/shopping area, then you can always catch a ride to the beach on the resorts tuk tuk. We would definitely stay again, and even with the many options available for accommodation at Karon Beach, Karon Sovereign would be our first choice.
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Other trip Oct 28, 2013
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel, great staff, fantastic restaurant"
There was some renovation going on during our stay however there was minimal impact from a noise perspective. When renovations are completed it will look fantastic. Great food, tasty and well priced. Good kids food too. I had my 2 young children (3&2) with me and the staff were terrific in welcoming them. There were however lots of stairs for the kids and the pool was very close to the rooms so you needed to watch them closely.
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Other trip Oct 26, 2013
A Traveler
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice hotel but not close to the beach"
If you want to be walking distance/close to the beach, do not choose this hotel. It is on an obscure, bumpy, steep road (which our driver from airport could not find - took an extra hour to get there at 1 am!) in the hills. If you suffer any physical ailments or fitness issues forget about it as their are stairs everywhere and the walk from the main street to the resort will test you. Currently there is major renovations taking place to the dining, bar area which is set in the centre of the lagoon pool. Our room overlooked this, so we continually had numerous workers -20 with electrical tools, noise for the whole stay. Not to mention them being distracted by my daughters sun baking or in the pool - not very pleasant at all to be continually stared at. I understood from the manager that this is low season so repairs/renovations take place, but it would be nice to know this prior to booking, which I did 7 months in advance. We stayed 10 nights, then checked in to the Ramada for the last 4 nights which is in a great position, great resort, opposite the beach, easy access to restaurants, shopping, massage etc.
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Other trip Oct 6, 2013
Vicki
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Will go back again"
One of the only places we could find where a family of five could stay without having to book 2 rooms. The 2 bedroom villa was large spacious and the 2 bedrooms the same, the kitchen had all of the basic necessities. Highlight was the pool with waterfalls and the staff around the hotel who made our family feel welcome.
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Other trip Oct 3, 2013
brenden
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"Spacious but remote."
Hotel gave underwhelming first impression being located out of the way & up a narrow laneway - initally wondered if we should relocate. Nevertheless, staff were helpful and friendly, rooms were spacious & clean, and walk into town was good for exercise.
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Other trip Oct 2, 2013
H
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice Hotel"
Overall the hotel was greta Staff Exceptional Would have been nice to know that construction was being undertaken during the whole period we were there!!! Not nice having jackhammers & workmen around all day, especially whilst trying to relax by the pool & read on the balcony
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Other trip Aug 25, 2013
Bren
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great stay... recommended"
Very nice new hotel although not happy to give over credit card details on arrival even though payment had already been made through Expedia for our stay. Staff very helpful and friendly. A little bit out of town but nothing that a little walk didn't fix and there was transport available at the hotel in the morning to the beach/town, and a taxi service just down the road. We were upgraded on arrival to a better room which made the stay even more enjoyable. Fantastic pool for children and adults alike. The massage unit was also great.
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Other trip Aug 14, 2013
Kim
NZ
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Home away from home"
Tidy place, wonderful breakfast, great pool and less than 10 mintue walk to Karon shopping. All staff very helpful and polite - would definately stay again. Suite had a kitchen and full size fridge to have some food items on hand. Two bedroom with two bathrooms was perfect for our family of 4 during our 12 day stay.
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Other trip Aug 5, 2013
A Traveler
NZ
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Karon Sovereign All Suites Resort"
The Karon Sovereign met all of our expectations and holiday needs. It was a nice, large suite with two good size bedrooms, an ensuite, living area and kitchenette. We were told that the Karon Sovereign had just changed names and noted a lot of work going on to spruce the place up. The staff are friendly, many don't speak much English, but the ones who do are more than happy to help with some simply Thai phrases and words. Karon Beach area itself was great for our family. We didn't want to expose the kids to the "full on" Thai experience in Bangkok or Patong, so Karon was a great slightly less frantic alternative. The beach at Karon was very nice to look at, but had a awesome rip and could be quite rough and there are no life guards available here. The resort itself is set back about two blocks from the beach and main street. Whilst we enjoyed being forced to walk this distance each day (usually a couple of times), I can see how some people would like to be closer. The resort did offer a shuttle twice a day and there is a tuk tuk station not far, however we preferred to walk.
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Other trip Jul 25, 2013
Tessa
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Relaxing"
A nice and relaxing place to stay. Located within walking distance from Karon beach and not far by taxi to Patong. Great swimming pool and layout. Buffet breakfast (if included) is slightly different each day which is nice. Although a little expensive, the resort offers taxi services, tours and massages. We were given a free shoulder massage on arrival. They also provide a free shuttle to Karon beach twice daily.
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Other trip Jul 17, 2013
Hiba
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Karon All Suites good budget family accom"
Karon Sovreign is a good family resort however it is small and a little bit out dated. We stayed in a penthouse suite and found the room occupied the entire top floor of the building we were in our children had their own room and we had our own room with a large bed which was very comfortable, the was a kitchn, lounge area, PACKS OF ROOM!. The room is in need of a renovation as décor is out dated a cupboards stick and don't open properly but it is comfortable and served our needs. Cons for the hotel are that 1. Services at the hotel are a bit lacking as it is small, there is only one restaurant (Great food however# 2. No gym 3. the pool is fairly small 4. Major con room water pressure is terrible and we had four water outages during our stay 5. Location is a bit if an issue as with a family you have to taxi it into Karon #200 baht each way) as the hotel is located up a hill and is to far for kids to walk although adults could walk it.
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Other trip Jul 14, 2013
Chris
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good stay for families"
Hotel is great for families. Rooms are very spacious and kept clean. Food for buffet breakfast was good too.The only drawback is the distance to town and beach. It cost 400 baht tro go to Patong and even short distance in a Tuk Tuk was fairly expensive.
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Other trip Jul 8, 2013
A Traveler
AU
3.0 / 5Good
Service staff are friendly. Water stoppage happened twice, dirty water flowed out for a period of time. This was due to the construction site beside. It will be recommended for a group of friends or family, not ideal for couples.
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3 night romance trip Jul 1, 2013
A Traveler
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
slightly far away. otherwise a very comfortable hotel.
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2 night romance trip Jun 21, 2013
srikeshb
IN
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Definitely worth a stay."
Arrived late on a Sunday night during the monsoon season. The guy at reception drove us around the back of the hotel so we could be closer to our room. He did this, getting quite wet in the process even though he could have just directed us on how to get to our room. This kind of service was emblematic of our 12 day stay there. The staff were always smiling and greeting us. With three young children (9,7,3) the very large horseshoe shaped pool--usually only with my family using it--was particularly welcome. The buffet breakfast consists of cereals, fruit, breads (toast and croissants), cold cut ham and cheese, yogurt, eggs cooked on the spot as you like them (boiled, omelette, fried etc) bacon and a dish that differed everyday (baked beans, fried rice, potato). Juice and your preferred coffee (long black, cappuccino) is also included. We didn't use the restaurant for lunch or dinner although the menu looked tempting and reasonably priced. We had a junior suite which has two rooms and two bathrooms. The floors are marble and unfortunately my wife slipped on the wet floor so please take care as the water wasn't visible on the light coloured marble. The beds are comfortable: with room service making them up everyday I'm not sure whether the sheets are changed everyday although I know that the towels are replaced everyday with five bottles of water given as well. The hotel is 900 metres from the beach and 1km to the main street in Karon: a nice walk we did a few times daily.
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Other trip Jun 29, 2013
Brendan
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic comfort"
They provided two rooms as we have 2 kids. Fantastic experience.
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3 night family trip May 28, 2013
A Traveler
IN
4.0 / 5Excellent
"super hotel"
Was here on a holiday wanted to stay away for hustle bustle of phuket city centre had a good time staff was exceellent rooms were pretty good the pool and jacuzzi were amazing everyone enjoyed it if you can adjust with the location this is the resort for you.
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Other trip May 13, 2013
irfan
IN
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Comfortable resort"
We really enjoyed our stay at the resort. The room was clean and spacious, and the staff were friendly. The resort is a bit far from the attractions but we rented scooters to get around the island during our stay. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would definitely return.
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4 night trip Apr 28, 2013
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"A Great Hotel at Karon Beach"
The hotel was excellent and the staff were always smiling. Beautiful swimming pool and restaurant/bar. Our 2 bedroom Junior Suite was also very good. The only negative as the noisy air-conditioning which we had to switch off during the night. Can't complain about anything else! The walk to the beach was about 10 minutes and downhill. For our family with two boys, 16 and 13 years old the return trip was no trouble but it could be for older people. There are taxis and tuk tuk's available, though, to take you back. The hotel also had a shuttle bus leaving the hotel at 10.30am with a pickup at 3.30pm. I would recommend this hotel to my friends.
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Other trip May 5, 2013
Walter
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel"
Nice hotel but not easy to access everywhere. Do not take the presidential suite if ur with small kid. There wasn't any lift, have to take stairs.
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Other trip Apr 26, 2013
A Traveler
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Beautiful hotel"
Such a beautiful hotel, but there is a Way to go to Beach and town, and only one shuttlebus a day
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Trip with friends Apr 26, 2013
Lisa
SG
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