Katathani Phuket Beach Resort5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Currently staying in Katathani Resort Phuket and, having experienced 5 star in Malaysia, Viet Nam and Bali, and being in the Hotel industry for 20 years, I can honestly say that this resort is not to 5 star standard. The facilities are nice and clean and there are lots of pool areas to spread out and get lost in. The staff are friendly and courteous, but flexibility is not high on the agenda here. Food options are limited to say the least and staff are not willing to be flexible here, even with foods coming from the same kitchen. If you are after an authentic Thai food experience, then this resort is not for you, especially with breakfast. Serving up the same old hum drum bacon, sausages, eggs, etc just doesnt cut it at 5 star level. Even cereals only extend to corn flakes, coco pops and plain oats. No fresh made juices, but instead bought in packaged juice. No authentic Thai breakfast dishes. No Thai noodles. No curries. Not even muesli! If you want salad or pasta in tomato sauce for breakfast then you will be ok. I asked the staff is this what they eat for breakfast to which they laughed and said "no". When I spoke to management, I was told that's what people want". The catering seems to be quite Chinese oriented so maybe thats what these people want, but nor the rest of us. Even ordering lunch is an issue. Let me explain: at the pool bar, kids can have grilled chicken and chips, but they cannot have chicken nuggets and chips, even though they come out of the same kitchen! Not a big ask but one that seemed to be all too hard until the on duty manager was called and fixed the situation. As I said, we have stayed extensively in Asian 5 star resorts and hotels and this is the first time that I have found the food offerings so poor, un-authentic and bland. I'm not asking for the world, just a little flexibility that goes with the 5 star price tag. I believe that I should not have to be made to feel like "that person" just to get some decent, authentic and common sense food in a 5 star resort. Hopefully the remainder of our stay improves as I would love to come back and give a follow up review saying how great it was but at present, I am not hopeful.
This was our first visit to Thailand and we wasn't disappointed. Katathani was amazing from start to finish , we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves from our simple walks on the beach to our trip to feed and care for the elephants no riding ,this appealed to us and we wasn't disappointed... wow !!! We also took a couple of boat trips to the amazing surrounding islands including phi phi and hong island again wow !! The staff here at katathani can't do enough for you nothing is too much trouble and any mistakes made due to language barrier are quickly rectified , just a couple of names that I remember were Prasit Utoomporn and Thawee made our stay even better . My husband and myself stayed half board but ventured outside and tried all the local food from the street vendors. Our grand deluxe room was amazing 1101 was a stones throw from the beach . We would highly recommend this hotel on the stunning Kata Noi Beach
We stayed here for 8 night's in September. The resort is very safe for families as its the end of Kata Noi Beach. The resort is excellent good fun for kids, with a variety of restaurants. Here are things you need to know. 1. The hotel does not have a set hold amount in Thai $ on your credit card. They do keep your c/card details for charges to the room. You can ask reception at any time for how much is on your account. 2. There are two lobby,depending on where your room is you will be dropped off to lobby 1 or 2. We stayed in the Bhurri wing which is lobby 2' 3. There is a shuttle bus from the hotel to Patong but it only leaves. At 8:30pm and returns at 11pm. It costs 150 thb per person. The problem is it does not take you to Jungceylon Which is the shopping centre in Patong. This might be ok for some. A taxi is 500 thb each way. 4. The seaside restaurant (has nice pizza) only takes cash (thb) at lunch time. 5. Do your washing outside the resort. It will cost 80 thb per kilo for a wash and iron. Some places may offer a wash only for 60 thb per kilo. 6. Massage (1hrs) is 300 - 400 thb. 7.There are heaps of restaurants and shops at Kata Beach just up the road. I would suggest getting a taxi at cost of 200thb. This is because you can't really walk there as you have to go up a hill & there isn't footpaths, so you would be walking on the road, which is a safety issue. 8. There is a 7 eleven and a family mart and pharmacy near the resort. 9. The chop tally buffet dinner is worth a try. 10. The ladies who do the hotel massage in the Bhurri wing also do pedicure and manicures which are cheaper than if you do it in the Spa. Will definitely stay here again. Kids loved it. Clean, good service. Highly recommended.
We stay in room with one king bed and one sofa bed. Room is spacious and you found everything you need. They even provide bath robe for children. There are laundry room that you can wash and dry your cloth at ground floor so you can save some money by doing yourself. There are kid fun pool area excellence for kids. they even have kid fun club that your kids can enjoy drawing and play with toys. There are few pools located around the resort and the beach is with white sand and nice area to hang out. The only things they can improve is the buffet breakfast that menu stay almost same every days. There are no free shuttle to other place but you can get taxi / tuk tuk easily. If you want to get better transport deal, use grab car which will be cheaper. To Patong beach you shall bargain the taxi / tuk tuk for around 400-450. Bangla street is excellence for night life. Juycelon mall is a must go with nice restaurant and shopping stuffs.
We travelled as a family of 5 adults and 2 children. We stayed in 3 different rooms- to suit our different budgets and needs, and it was brilliant. The variety of facilities is fantastic and the pure joy and excitement of the kids when we stumbled across the kids pool was like being at a theme park. My 3.5 yr old asked everyday to go to the kids club which was wonderful. The food and drink service was great. The quiet street behind the resort was such a gift- great local food and shops without the crazy hustle and bustle of the neighbouring kata beach. Some of us didn't leave the resort- as it provided everything needed- rest and relaxation, while others in our group did tours and day trips, to have the trip they wanted. The staff were super friendly. The grandparents did the free aqua aerobics class most days- the free daily activities schedule was great. The katathani beach resort was perfect for us and our time in Phuket. ☀️
We spent 6 days 5 nites at the resort in the new Buri Wing building and the grand deluxe room was totally new and for those who still think that Buri wing is still old and moldy - it's not the case! Our children loved the water playground, the kids club and the pools. All in all it was and the food (breakfast was nice!) was great in general with friendly staff.
My husband and I are on our last day here at Katathani. We have had the most and if time here. The resort was fantastic. It was so great to have access to the resorts private beach. It's also great to be out of the Craziness a lovely escape. There is so many pools to choose from 5 and one is an adults only pool. Whilst we didn't have young children there are so many things for the kids to do. Water parks, indoor play gym, park. Food was great and so much selection. Our room was very comfortable, yes they have a musty smell upon first entering the room but this is only due to the weather and the air condition being on. Our room was very spacious, comfortable bed and pillows. Staff were extremely friendly. Massages available in the gardens and or extra at the spa. We purchased a Scoopon deal and you get so much included for a very very reasonable cost. We will definitely be back. I highly recommend this resort.
We have just returned from Phuket (Family of four with two boys 7 and 8) and it was very difficult to leave this resort, I simply couldn't fault it. This was our first family trip to Phuket so I don't have anything to compare it to though we hit absolute pay dirt with this resort. There are more swimming pools than you know what to do with, fantastic restaurants and bars, right on the beach and only 5ish minutes from Kata. You literally don't need to leave the resort if sightseeing and markets are not your thing. The staff were fantastic and welcoming and went out of their way to make the boys feel special. If you are going to Phuket look no further than this resort.
Our first time in Katathani and what a surprise. This resort had everything we needed in a beach holiday. Katathani is big with a number of different types of accommodation. We arrived and didn't like our room so upgraded to ocean view and pool views on the second level. This was done with remarkable ease and we were very satisfied. There are six restaurants to choose from all offering a very good variety of excellent tasting food. The restaurant staff went out of their way to please. And nothing was too much. We had a Tapas meal at the Harbur which was very delicious. We experienced the beauty spa and had some lovely massages there. Then there were the garden massages done in the open with a number of different options including pedicures. These too were very good. Overall this a wonderful place to come with children, the pools and the beach cater for them. Wifi was not always reliable but was free.
Stayed here for 8 days and Loved it. All the resort's restuarant's were fantastic... Thai, Italian, Seafood, Pizza, Buffet and more 😄the beach is gorgeous, lots of pools and plenty of sun lounges. Daily massages, cocktails and close to Kata for shopping. Everyone is happy here. Totally recommend it.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 4216 reviews