Karon Phunaka Resort4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This must have been one of the most amazing rooms I've ever stayed in, especially considering the fact that we got a free upgrade to Deluxe room, with our own private jacuzzi on the balcony. The view is amazing and the rooms are nice and spacious. The hotel is a 15-min walk from Karon beach, but there are free tuk-tuks provided in the morning. There is also a funicular train on site to help with climbing the steep hill that the resort is located on.
Everything about the property was awesome. The only downfall was that they were working on the pool (but it needed it badly!). The views are great, the staff are superior, the room was exceptional. I booked this room without knowing anything and I could not have asked for a better room/experience/location! The breakfast buffet was delicious and runs until a decent hour for non-morning people. I fell in love with this place!!
Pros: 1. Amazing views 2. Amazing staff 3. Very clean 4. Good food 5. Approachable 6. Very different architecture especially the lift 7. Great room sizes and amenities 8. Comfy beds 9. Amazing infinity pool Cons : 1. Building needs refurbishment - looks rustic at places
This hotel was just ok. There were several little annoyances that made us excited to leave though. 1: the beds were too firm for our personal preference. 2: the internet was spotty at best. 3: slowest elevator in the entire country. 4: housekeeping moves your stuff around on you. 5: the prices for food and beverage were quite high for the area. 6: the water in the tub and shower doesn't get any higher than lukewarm. 7: They unplug all of your electronics when they clean the room. The area is nice and the view is wonderful though, especially from the pool. The hotel is a little on the off beaten path so renting a moped made things significantly easier for us. The hotel seemed clean and the staff at the pool was our favorite part about our entire stay!
Despite our very late arrival time, the staff gave us a really warm welcome. The room was very big with huge terrace and a stunning view in the ocean. Amazing infinity swimming pool. Staff very very polite and friendly. Funny (but slow) elevator climbs the hill. The resort is pretty far from the main road but being so secluded it's very quiet assuring an Excellent quality of sleep. The only one negative issue was the breakfast: limited buffet served until 10:30 a.m. only.
Very comfortable stay, rooms r of great standard & pool is excellent. Room service & reception is very prompt. Didn't hv breakfast in hotel, so cannot comment about it. View from the room is very scenic. Only drawback is its location, u might end up walking 500m steep hill from main Street if u r not using taxi. Also, the elevator service can be irritating at times due to its very sluggish speed.
If you like a full view of Karon beach from the balcony of the your hotel...then this is the place for your next stay. This hotel is very special as it has a cable car like elevator in the hotel to get you from the lobby to your room. The room is very spacious and in a way very luxurious as it out beats other hotels in terms of their design, facilities and hospitality of their staff. The western style food is splendid and has a wide variety of choices that will not be boring to the pickiest of eaters. Although the hotel is a bit on the far end to get to but it is all worth it with its great view from your room and also the infinity pool. It has a modern gym and also a lounge that has a mixture of old and new. They cater as well to drinkers as they have their own bar next to the lobby. Not to forget, this hotel has an in house spa as well for their guest that would like to have a spa stay and a squash court fot those squash lovers. This hotel deserves a thumbs up from me and is highly recommended.
this resort sits high on top of a hill overlooking the ocean and streets on Karon beach. we booked a jacuzzi room on the highest level and were blown away. the views were amazing from the room, and we had the privacy and comfort all to ourselves. the resort is on a high, and is a bit of a hike to get to and from the rooms, but with a lift, it does simplify the trips to and from your room. Breakfast wasn't the best we've eaten, but was still enjoyable each morning. the pool is also amazing to endure, the pool is a clean and provides also a great view to see down from the top of the hill. overall a really great hotel, and would recommend the private jacuzzi suite without a doubt! shame about the walking up steep hills, but it is worth it to view the amazing look out from your room.
I stayed here for one week on a family holiday. The staff at the hotel are extremely welcoming and will help with the booking of any excursions and even restaurant choices and beach transfers. Our room was airy, bright, clean and beautiful. We stayed on the same level as the pool and this was extremely convenient, a wonderful pool at the correct temperature and never felt over crowded. Food at breakfast was tasty and the option to sit outside was great! The pool bar food is also very nice. The bathroom and balcony were of a nice size. As we were not at the highest level the 'lift' did not bother us it was actually rather amusing, the stairs we used sometimes as I had to burn some of the delicious food off. Although if you have a problem I'm sure the hotel would drive you up to your room if you requested. The only criticism is that the room floor could do with a small clean. Otherwise a fantastic hotel and I would highly recommend it for everyone.
Although we enjoyed our stay and could not fault the cleanliness of the room, the stairs killed it for us!! There was 1 lift and a rail gondola and 126 stairs to get to our room ot counting the foot paths!! The staff were lovely and helpful. Beds and pillows were bearable
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Karon Phunaka Resort places you next to Karon Temple and Karon Market. This 4-star hotel has 86 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In the mountains, it's also near Big Buddha and Chalong Temple.
This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
All of Karon Phunaka Resort's 86 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies, sofa beds, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water.
Karon Phunaka Resort features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for THB 1750 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and free newspapers.
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87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 183 reviews