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Kata Poolside Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location in Kata only a few minutes walk from the beach. Our rooms (interconnecting) were nice and spacious. We didnt use the pool at this hotel but it was pretty small, both the pool itself and the pooldeck. We did go late one afternoon and because the pool is located between the two hotel buildings, half of the pool was in shade and very cold! The poolbar was closed, a bit strange since Christmas/NY is peak season, but maybe it was because it was 5/6pm when we had a look. Our rate included breakfast which had a pretty good selection. In hindsight we should have booked Room Only and paid the 200 Baht pp any morning we wanted breakfast rather than have booked B&B. Staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. We did have dinner in the hotel restaurant one evening, 'Lobster & Prawn Restaurant' but that will be posted as a seperate review...

This was our second trip to Phuket and our first stay at Kata Poolside Resort. The rooms were nice and clean and run by a very professional staff. Excellent service and a great restaurant. Very nice breakfast buffet and we noted that the resaurant is always full - at least during our stay (two weeks over Christmas). It's also very close to the beach, but the pool is also very nice. We would definately come back !

For example there are not enough lounge chairs. If you are not there with kids beware the pool is full of them. Not romantic which is what I was looking for. The bed was old and hard and the linens were of a very low quality. The soaps were not fit to wash your dog. There was constant noise from the adjacent hotel running their water pumps all night. Never felt the owner was around. All this being said the rooms are spacious and it would be quiet except for the neighbor and the location cannot be beat. I think what I am really getting at is I do not like Kata, to many tourists and will not be going back to the town.

This is a great “resort” with a restaurant, pools, and English speaking reception. It is a 5-10 min walk to the beach. There is a fresh fruit smoothie stand around the corner - amazing way to start the day. Wish the rooms could be AC cooled while we are gone to the beach is the only “first world problem” type complaint. Rooms cool off quick enough though. We had great sleeps every night. Thanks!

So our criteria for accommodation on Phuket were: 1) Good location near a nice beach 2) Clean room with AC 3) cheap! <£50 per night 4) Nice pool to chill out in Kata poolside very nearly ticked all the boxes. Firstly it was only just over budget. The location was pretty central and only 2 mins from Kata beach. The beach itself was nice with decent waves to enjoy whilst paddling around in the sea. He room was perfect for what we wanted. Very clean, good AC and a safe deposit box. The view from our balcony was of a generator and not much - although this didn’t bother us much. The staff were friendly and very helpfully sorted out our transport to Kho Pi Pi for us. The only downside to the hotel was the pool - dated, crowded and not particularly pleasant to hang around. Overall with the wide variety of choice in Phuket you could do a lot worse than this place to stay if you are on a similar budget

Room ok, except some funny things: the madrass was much smaller than the bed, opening plexiglass window between the bathroom and bedroom. Safety box is included. Once we forgot to lock the safe and somebody did it for us without telling us. After trying to open it in vain numerous times, I called the reception and a lady came to open it for us. Wifi was suprisingly fast, 10 - 20 Mbits, except once when it slowed down to 0.1Mbits. We stayed in the second building. Wifi in th reception and the first building were ok. It took 2 days before the staff recognized the problem after I pointed it out. The beach is quite near, about 5 min walk after we managed to cross the street. The Kata beach was quite crowded already in the beginning of November. The Lobster and Prawn restaurant was quite ok, they offer 10% discount for hotel guests and 10% extra based on the bill.

Me and my friends stayed here and its fantastic. Great room sizes, nice pool and the staff are lovely not to mention the location which is perfect we even found a little sports bar called the tavern down the next soi if your looking for football or rugby. All in all a fantastic place for all

Stayed in this hotel for 4 nights recently after last staying here years ago and its good to see this place has retained its good managment. The rooms are spacious,clean and quiet being back from the main road The restaurant and room service makes veey good thai food at readonable prices The best thing about this hotel is where its located only about a few hundred metres from kata beach Just out front of the property is numerous shops and places to eat The kata bus station is close also so you can get around to karon,phuket town and patong for about 40 baht per leg Highly recommended

It's not perfect, a little tired perhaps but for the money it is excellent value. A very nice pool area (I would recommend a pool view room) Service is nice and friendly. The breakfast is ok. Lots of Russian guests there. Very close to the beach and there are some decent restaurants nearby.

Room is spacious,clean,A/C is quiet and efficient ,free wifi,security box in room,hair dryer,umbrellas,beach towels supplied,walking distances to beach,shops,money exchange,200 bht for all you can eat breakfasts,great restaurant(Prawn and Lobster)happy staff,well worth the stay 3 weeks.

36,38 Kata Road Karon Phuket

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Kata Beach within a short walk of Kata Porpeang Market, Kata Poolside Resort is within a mile (2 km) of Dino Park Mini Golf. This 72-room, 3-star resort has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Big Buddha and Kata View Point are also near this Karon resort.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Kata Poolside Resort's 72 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, sofa beds, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Kata Poolside Resort enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for THB 1000 per room. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly resort include free WiFi in public areas and a terrace.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, Pool View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 269 reviews