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Chanalai Romantica Resort, Kata Beach

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This resort is near one of the best beaches but as a resort, it falls short of its 4-star status. First the good: Kata beach is nearby and it’s fantastic! The hotel pool is also beautiful and worth spending an afternoon in. The staff are also friendly and helpful. Not so good: the resort room was noticeably needing repairs with cracks in the tub. The restaurant was also quite average so we found ourselves leaving to eat a lot. This hotel was also the most expensive 4-star we stayed at, compared to 3 others, and it was the least impressive. For the price, we expected something quite nice but the room felt like something we would expect for half the price.

We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights in Feb 2018. Very big bedrooms with really comfortable and large mattress. Good cleaning and nice swimming pool. Food was also great, I think I had the best Pad Thai of my holiday here! I appreciated the possibility to book late checkout and have the room available until 6 pm. On the negative side, breakfast was a bit poor of sweets, which for us Italians is difficult to accept, though I understand that it is not traditional in Thailand (or in the rest of the world). Also, I do not suggest to book the "A meal a day" option, as there is no real convenience in that, prices of food in the restaurant are less than what you pay for the deal. Also, we did not manage to have all the meals in the hotel as we did a couple of full day tours, and the hotel was not able to reimburse the meals' coupons that had not been used. Finally, I would like to specify that there is no direct access to the beach, even if in google maps it looks like it is beach front, there are some cement barriers preventing the access to the beach and you have to walk about 10 minutes to get there.Overall we had a good stay here, thank you.

Can't say enough about this place excellent all round , the staff are wonderful very accomodating we had a pool access room well worth the money huge room with excellent facilities lovely bath and very comfortable bed , had a sun lounger brought to our room wasn't a problem too the staff so had the most relaxing holiday walking out to the pool from our room and having the lounger was the best also have a seating area in the pool to cool down also the pool was always a great temperature. The breakfast was as good as you would expect and outside by the pool which was nice in the morning , our room was always cleaned to a high standard so no complaints the hotel staff were all excellent very friendly and helpful ,being a mature couple we also appreciated that there were no children at the hotel so found it so relaxing throughout , try the kebabs they sell outside at night the beef kebab was excellent tender tasty and cheap we had them on a few occasions lovely. Will definitely stay again if in the area.

Great place to stay and the staff and amenities are lovely! We stayed in a pool side room and the hotel was quiet and relaxing . Good good, excellent service and the staff are super helpful and kind. Great place for family’s.

We stayed in the room with private access to the pool, very recommended!! The room was beautiful and clean, they made the room every day. Location is perfect for Phuket, 15 minuets drive from noisy Patong, amazing beach with clear water, many restaurants and bars.

Stayed for 10 nights in a pool access room. Room was beautiful, big, very clean and having the pool at your balcony was great to cool off in the heat. The staff in the hotel were unbelievable and couldn't do enough for you. Prices for food and drinks were fine also. The hotel is on the main road in Kata, 10 mins walk to the beach. Tuk Tuks available outside to go to Karon and Patong, around 500 Baht. Would stay again in a minute.

The Chanalai Romantica is a little over an hour by taxi from the Phuket Airport (and longer during rush hour). When we arrived, we were warmly greeting by reception with cold towels, and cold juice. Check in was very easy. From our room on the third floor overlooking the pool we could just see the ocean through the palms of Club Med across the street. The room was large, clean, and well-appointed. The half wall separating the bedroom from the bathroom made of glass was a bit disconcerting to me, but the toilet and shower are in their own separate stalls. The air conditioning worked well. Wifi worked, but it took several tries to get on each time, and the signal strength was never at 100%. The safe in the room is a bit small, and our 10" iPad did not fit in it, which meant we had to carry it with us everywhere all week. (Perhaps we should have asked if reception had somewhere safe we could have stored it while at the beach). Beach/pool towels are provided, as are mats to take to the beach. The pool is beautiful, and we were usually able to get a lounge chair there every afternoon. The buffet breakfast had so many choices, both Thai and Western....we thought it was very good. We did not eat any other meals at the hotel, but you do get a free beer or soda from the bar there every day. Bottled water is provided in your room each day. Because Club Med blocks the view and beach access directly across from the hotel, you have to walk about 5-7 minutes down the street to get the the beach (a gorgeous beach!). While there are other hotels a minute or two closer to the beach, the Chanalai Romantica looked the nicest. There are all kinds of restaurants and shops within a five minute walk of the hotel, and taxis just outside. If we return to Kata Beach, we would definitely stay there again. Next time we would splurge for a room on the first floor that opened directly into the pool!

We loved our pool access room! We could literally swim across to the bar. Staff was great and you can order different types of pillows. We wish we would have spent or whole stay here instead of moving around. Perfect centralized location to get to things on phuket as well.

nothing wrong with the hotel but its not new one as it seems on pictures. location is pretty good , pool is OK and not far from the beach though. breakfast was horrible. overall the hotel is just OK..

Comfortable hotel with extremely friendly and helpful staff, particularly the Reception staff. Room was good, good bed, modern decor. Beautiful view of the beach (just over the road). Very good breakfasts and very pleasant area to eat. Clean.

62 Kata Road Karon Phuket

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Kata Beach, Chanalai Romantica Resort, Kata Beach is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Kata Porpeang Market and Dino Park Mini Golf. This 4-star hotel has 65 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located centrally in Karon, it's also near Big Buddha and Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Star dust Restaurant, which specializes in Thai cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. English breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 65 air-conditioned rooms feature 2 bathrooms and balconies. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Chanalai Romantica Resort, Kata Beach have access to an outdoor pool, a health club, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for THB 1200 per room one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Room, Pool View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, Pool Access

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Club Room Pool Access

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 852 reviews