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218/9 Kata-Saiyuan Rd., Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket, 83100, Thailand, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.4 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 235 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.5
  • Service
    4.1
  • Comfort
    4.7
  • Condition
    4.4
  • Neighborhood
    3.8
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2.0 / 5Fair
"extremely misleading. wouldn't book here again."
The Good -The hotel boasts a gorgeous infinity pool that overlooks a cliff. Spectacular views and a well-maintained pool -The rooms are clean, spacious and well-maintained -The restaurant has great food, although the portion sizes are tragic, at best The Bad -The elevator does not work, which makes hauling your luggage up and down six flights of stairs a challenge. -The property isn't walkable and you need 200 bat to travel anywhere, unless you opt for the sporadic shuttle service, which holds only four people at a time and requires an advance reservation -While it's understandable that I'd experience language barriers locally, the fact that English was a challenge with everyone made everything difficult -The restaurant menu is extremely limited and many of the dishes aren't always available. When I ordered a chicken and fries, I received a TINY (2oz) piece of thin chicken with 6 fries. Ordering was an extreme challenge and on four separate occasions, they forgot parts of our order. Additionally, we were told that the restaurant closes at 11 and the last order would be taken at 10pm -- that is not the case. -Internet service is extremely slow and sporadic. Most evenings I didn't have WIFI and you have to consistently re-insert your username and password -The spa services are inferior compared to those in town. My deep-cleaning facial was essentially 50 minutes of someone washing my face. -The free mini bar consists of soda, water and 2 apples
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night trip with friends Nov 3, 2014
Felicia
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing"
Really love the hotel and like very much to stay there again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jul 8, 2014
Abdul Rehman
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good for couples"
Beautiful looking hotel, impressive view with a nice rooftop pool and rooms were very nice. Rooms are fantastic if you're traveling with a significant other but may be awkward amongst friends, etc. Service was pretty average and the location is a bit off the beaten path (Kata beach). Could be perfect for a more quiet, intimate experience as Patong beach can be overwhelming and a tourist trap. However many activities and excursions seem to be closer to Patong as well. I would definitely recommend to couples
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Apr 4, 2014
Anthony
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing Pool"
This hotel is the best hotel I stayed in, in Thailand and I stayed in 4 different ones. Amazing!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 24, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Was Good."
Had a wonderful time. Lot of activities was a single boring day.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 2, 2014
namani
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel for Price, but hard to come/go"
This hotel was great. The bed was actually two full size beds pushed together - I've never slept on a bed so big! The room was clean and well furnished. The shower was great. One thing they don't tell you is that the hotel is located down the side of a cliff, which requires you to access your room via an inclined elevator. If your room is near the bottom, as ours was, it can literally take 10 minutes to get from your room to reception. No running back to the room 'real quick' if you forgot something. To hotel is located on the top of a hill, walking down to town is fine, but a taxi ride back up will run you 300Baht or $9 just to go a short distance. If you want to go to Patong Beach, it's 500Baht each way ($15). If you can afford something as nice at sea level, take it.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jan 14, 2014
Michelle
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great beautiful hotel!"
The hotel is located in a very beautiful part of Kata Beach. The views are gorgeous. We got an Ozone Hall room, and we still had a great view of both the mountains and the ocean. The staff were friendly from the reception to the restaurant, and the service was great! The hotel elevator was recently completed also, and it's a glass elevator with an a great view of scenery. I would highly recommend the hotel. The breakfast was great, and the design of the hotel is fabulous. We would definitely come back here again! It's also away from the craziness of Patong, but it's close enough to take a taxi.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip Jan 11, 2014
Carolyn
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great hotel - lousy key policy"
It was great except they only give you one key and it's needed to run the a/c and lights so if your wife is resting you have to get an employee to let you in your room. Stupid! Everything else was great!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip with friends Dec 9, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ambiance and Romantic Luxury"
Our room was luxurious and the bed was the size of 2 full-size beds together. Our "Non-Ocean View" room had a pretty good view of the ocean from our balcony. The rooftop infinity pool and restaurant had a fantastic ambiance while overlooking the sea and beach below. Good wifi connection in the room. The Kata area is not as crazy as Patong (which we preferred), and a very reasonably priced car rental from the hotel enabled us to see Phuket Town's old Sino Portuguese street, then see the sunset at Prompthep Cape, and then check out the night entertainment in Patong. FYI, John Gray's sea kayaking tour group has no problem picking up here. There's also a great restaurant a couple hundred meters UP the road from Foto. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Dec 3, 2013
Eric T
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing Hotel"
We are already planning a return trip.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 23, 2013
Andrea
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Stay !"
Staff was very nice and scooter rental was worth every scent.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 12, 2013
brian
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel."
Good overall experience. The hotel was hard to find but it was good that it was away from the main hustle and bustle downtown area. We had a rental car so getting in and out was convenient versus others we saw walking up and down the hill.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 14, 2013
kismetsfo
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"beautifully designed hotel"
Overall the hotel was amazing. It has a very artsy design that's very unique. Some things were maybe more for show than functionality, but still great. We had a ocean hall room with a view of the ocean. Big tub in balcony is cool, but can't really use it to the fullest out in the open like that. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Shuttle to Kata Beach was very helpful, but times are limited. Hotel is set on a pretty steep hill, but is walkable if not too hot (about 10-15 mins). Closeby to 3 connected restaurants with amazing views. Only downside is that it's a bit far from the more northern beaches. Closeby is Kata Noi and Kata only.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Aug 27, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Great Room/But poor service NO wifi"
The room and views are great , room is very modern and the views are breathtaking. But apart from that nothing else is great, their free wifi sucks and never works, nobody speaks proper English and very poor customer service. Find a better hotel in better location with better customer service and good internet .
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night trip Aug 17, 2013
Kris
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Liked the hotel. Room was comfortable and clean. Staff was ok, never rude, but they wouldn't go out of their way to help either. Some of that was probably the language gap. Wifi was horrible... They need to change the way they do it. You get kicked off the network every couple of minutes and have to login again and again... Need to do something about that.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Jul 3, 2013
JT
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Breathtaking views."
All the bells and whistles. Very modern. The rooftop pool is wonderful and the design of the hotel is very unique.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 12, 2013
giggy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
This is one of the best hotels that we have stayed at in Kata. The hotel is a bit far from the beach but if you rent a scooter then you have no problem. Rooms are well equipped with lots of technology. As a photographer I enjoyed the theme of the hotel.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jul 8, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"quiet get away"
beautiful views. clean and ultra modern rooms and facilities. location on a big hill somewhat of an inconvenience for town access.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Jun 13, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A True Review from 30 year old American Travelers"
My wife and I read hotel reviews for 3+ weeks before choosing a hotel, and we were very happy we chose this hotel.The Ocean Hall Sea view room was beautiful, very modern and spacious, and the bed was incredible comfortable. These rooms have a Romantic jacuzzi tub, perfect for 2 on the balcony over looking the ocean, A Roof top restaurant and infinity pool that both over look the Adaman Sea, The hotel has a good location, short walk to shops, restaurants and Kata Beach, Food in the restaurant was very reasonably priced and delicious. Staff was friendly, The Only downside, and I Mean Only, was most staff members english was not very good. You can rent mopeds for $10 usd for a full 24hrs. The mini bar is stocked daily at No charge to you, great touch, and every tour you book will pick you up for free. I would definitley stay here again and recommend this hotel.Dont belive other reviews, We have traveled the world and me being a manager in the high end hospitalty world in Las Vegas, Know good Service.This Hotel deserves a 4.5 rating
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night business trip May 2, 2013
Scott
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Absolutely brilliant"
would recommend this hotel to everyone, we booked for 3 nights but ended up staying for 6.... LOVED IT... it will probably be a lot more expensive next year so enjoy it while its a decent price.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Apr 26, 2013
tim
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
The hotel is very nice for taking pictures, unfortunately for sea view by the pool since there is building construction nearby.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip with friends Jul 14, 2015
A Traveler
SG
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay"
Great stay, comfortable bed, spacious room, great balcony, friendly staff.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Jun 16, 2015
Marcos
SG
3.0 / 5Good
"Good service"
Good service, Bed is so comfy however hotel really needs renovation.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip May 9, 2015
vasan
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great hotel but access can be a challenge"
A really nice hotel with good facilities and well appointed rooms. The only snag is that it sits at the top of a very steep hill overlooking kata noi beach. This does provide for stunning views but also creates a real challenge for those like myself who are not in the prime of their years when returning to the hotel after a day on the beach or an evening in the town. You can pay for a taxi but the cost is relatively expensive as the taxi drivers know that they have a captive audience. Having said all that I would stay there again which is the ultimate test.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Mar 16, 2015
Andy
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"ALL THE EXTRA EFFORT"
all the extra effort we received due to my wife breaking her knee 2 days before travel was amazing. nothing was too much trouble they ,helped her get around by carrying her in a golf buggy after exchanging our rooms so she did not have to go up any steps.the bed was the largest I have ever seen and would probably fit 8 people (no joke huge) thank you to all the staff for a great and relaxing time we highly recommend this hotel for any holiday you might choose to have in Thailand
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 28, 2015
Tony&Yve
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice boutique hotel"
Great design of room and hotel, though the staff doesn't seemed experience enough to cater to guests needs. Location is quiet and on top of hill, walking to the beach is not advisable. Restaurant serves fusion thai food but choices are limited. Next door construction of new hotel can be noisy and block the scenic view of Kata beach. Overall, good stay if you are looking for boutique hotels.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Feb 12, 2015
A Traveler
SG
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing view from poolside"
The view from the pool and restaurant is breathtaking! The room is spacious, very clean, and well presented in the 'Photo' theme. The staff are very polite and accomodating. The complimentary shuttle to/from the beach, free breakfast, and free mini-bar in our room were all enjoyed to the fullest!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 2, 2015
W
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great views and wonderful rooms"
Pros - Great view, excellent rooms, very clean, nice views, great pool, wonderful place to watch the sunset, good breakfast with good hours 630-1pm! Cons - Housekeeping was inconsistent (my room was not cleaned until 4pm which was really inconvenient and sometimes the mini bar was not replenished - once when I complained about this, I had to show that my minibar had not been replenished to get it refilled which I thought was really rude). NOTE: There is also construction going on next door which really ruined the experience for me as sometimes the workers were there until 6:30pm. Staff also need to be trained on customer service (they all seem quite young with little experience - except for Cherry at the Restaurant and Beer at the front desk who were great!). Overall apart from cons, good value, nice hotel, nice area, up from the main strip - choose an ocean view room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 18, 2014
J
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"Foto"
The hotel had excellent finishing and styling. It was in a very good condition. The restaurant, pool and chill areas are amazing with outstanding views. There was however some construction near our room which was not cool.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Nov 29, 2014
Putukwane
ZA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel"
It was my husband's birthday and they gave us a very nice complimentary cake and their service was really good!The elevator was down on our second day in the hotel but the buggy brought us up and down from our room everyday. I would definitely stay in this hotel again and have already told friends to stay too:)!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Nov 2, 2014
Geraldine Anne
SG
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very good hotel for getaways"
So good and nice view, very calm
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Oct 13, 2014
A Traveler
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Exellent hotel,"
Great hotel, helpfull staff great food. Seen a few reviews about people Complaining about the hill, its not that bad. Well worth it for the view. Would stay here again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 14, 2014
jason
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Hotel with a nice view"
I requested a jetted bath on balcony and didn't get one ... but my friend did and he didn't request it ... also there was insects in my room which bit me and I now have a lot of little bites all over my foot .. not happy about that at all !! the elevator to my room was not working a lot of the time...
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 12, 2014
Shane
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel with reasonable price."
It was a really great trip staying at Foto hotel. The hotel is well-decorated especially the swimming pool. Breakfast are delicious. We really enjoyed our times .
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 27, 2014
Kiranaa85
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Magnificent pool and views"
This was the perfect spot to get away and relax. High up on the hillside, away from the busy chaotic Phuket tourist district - a peaceful and quite spectacular spot. Worth getting a room with an outdoor bath - some rooms just faced another building but all deluxe rooms seem to have a great view of the ocean. There is plenty of climbing each day - either up to the hotel from the beach (a steep 25 minute climb) or even from one's room to breakfast or the pool (137 steps from my room) - good little gym, the spa was really beautiful and definitely worth the extra cost over those found in town. Great beds. Not a hotel for kids.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
11 night trip Aug 1, 2014
Solo traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Different type of hotel."
Staff are friendly and helpful. Little bit far from kata beach, hotel does provide shuttle transportation. Hotel cafe has pretty good food. Excellent pool and relax area. Unique decor
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 5, 2014
travel bug
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Awesome bed and location"
Generally speaking, the room is clean and the bed is SUPER comfortable, however there were ants on the left of the sink which keeps on walking around (probably only my room tho). The hotel location might be too steep for people to climb however it is still bearable if you go downwards when you exit the hotel. Yet it is not recommended to call a taxi from them because it is expensive comparing to other taxis' services. The service of the hotel is pretty good, however most of the staff do not speak English which makes it difficult to communicate especially when ordering food in the restaurant. The sight is perfect whereas the hotel is located on the hill of Kata Noi, which allows couples to enjoy the sunset in its relaxing environment.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night romance trip Jul 17, 2014
Wylan
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good Place"
Friendly Staff,Nice View and the room is very clean ! Good place to stay ;)
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 9, 2014
Panupong Mapong
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very nice hotel"
Very clean, good service, beautiful seascape. Free shuttle bus to Kata beach.Can go to a lawn from room and beautiful seacape from room. Free minibar. Free Cocacola, jelly and yoghourt everyday.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 18, 2014
Roc
SG
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing"
Amazing new hotel with everything you need. My only wishes would be that the breakfast was a little cheaper (650THB per person per day which could get you 10 Pad Thai's in a local restaurant) and that the hotels tuk-tuk to the beach ran more frequently than the 3 times per day offered. Other than that the hotel was beautiful, staff always friendly and helpful when needed, everything is new and working, very unique. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip May 26, 2014
Chazamn
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"Cool hotel with unfriendly staff"
The hotel is awesome, cool concept, clean, everything is great except the hotel staff. As the hotel is up a hill, it isn't easy to get a cab, however hotel staff are not very helpful in helping to call a cab. Some of the staff are pretty friendly, however most are rude
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 27, 2014
duckie
SG
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Live it up in style for the avid photographers!!!"
This place had me in awe. Every intricate detail is set around the live of photography. The rooms are so cool, the bed is like a dream and the jucuzzi on the balcony was an absolute treat. Roof top pool and restaurant are a sight only seen to be believed. Like I was on the Mediterranean. I'd go back here every time I go to Phuket. Stunning.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 27, 2014
Ellen
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Break after a Friends wedding"
The place was great,tidy and really friendly staff. The pool is to die for and only a short walk to the local shops. Rooms are a good size and clean.I would stay there again and would tell anyone who is looking for a place in Kata Beach.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 19, 2014
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cool design and nice confort hotel"
Nice view from hotel, located at the top of the hill, stylish and well decorated but you need to have your transport for easy access..
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 11, 2014
Peh
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely and "Different" hotel in great location"
The Foto Hotel sits perched on a hillside overlooking hills and beach. The room we stayed in was very Classy decorated in black and white with a large comfortable bed and lovely bathroom, balcony and good air-conditioning. The minibar was complimentary and there was free wifi. The hotel was quiet even though there was at least one wedding going on when we stayed there.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 17, 2014
George & Ananda
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful view of beach,very nice hotel."
Overall great place to stay. Ocean hall is a must. Close to Kata beach and shops/restaurants if willing to walk up and down hill or pay tuk tuk a lot of money, but that's reality Phuket is expensive. My advice rent a small car if ur comfortable driving. Makes driving and exploring easier, cheaper too in the end. Hotel staff very helpful. No complaint about them, newer hotel so everything still looks good. would come back!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 9, 2014
owen
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice Hotel with good location and awesome view"
Nice Hotel with good location and awesome view from ocean view rooms. Make sure you ask for an ocean view room when booking. Pretty new and clean hotel and has an awesome location compared to other hotels in Kata Beach area.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 3, 2014
AK
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent hotel with wonderful staff"
Love my 8 days stay here. The room is spacious with lovely sea view in ocean hall rooms. Comfortable huge bed. Bathtub on the balcony was great; although not very private, but you can see the sea. Staff from reception to Tiffin mama to Bokeh spa are all very nice and friendly. In general, all staff at the hotel are great and helpful. Breakfast was great but with limited choices, taste can be better. They have really nice coffee at breakfast and in room. The pool area is relaxing and with perfect view of the sea. Lovely area to hang out and relax in the pool. Bokeh spa is very nice, relaxing interior and provides great massage. Overall this hotel is nearly perfect! Wonderful place for a relaxing holiday. Will definitely come back!! Thank you Foto hotel and all staff!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Feb 19, 2014
A Traveler
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent friendly hotel"
The whole experience from check in to check out was exceptional. Staff very friendly and attentive, they try very hard to accommodate every request although at times there was a language barrier, but what do you expect when you are on a foreign country.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 8, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Chilled out adults only hotel with stunning views"
Relaxed atmosphere, comfortable rooms, stunning views, perfect for couples!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 2, 2014
Niya
AU
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