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Phuket Kata Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

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Pluses: location, quiet, clean, nice, pool right outside every room, proximity to beach, laundry service close by in shops right outside hotel, and decent breakfast. Minuses: WIFI might as well not exist. It was terrible. Bed was hard. Pluses definitely outweigh the two issues!

The staff at this hotel are very friendly and helpful. We had to change our room because the a/c didn't work. We went in the off season and the hotel was not full by any means. The rooms are fine. Breakfast was good. It's a short walk to the beach. The hotel had a mainly Russian clientele when we were there. Kata Beach is very busy.

This resort had the Thai feel that I was looking for. Lots of water and plants and chill vibe. I left another hotel that felt like a dorm to come to this one. The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. They don't speak much english, but I didn't get off my but to learn Thai. Very close to the beach and everything else you need. One drag. WIFI was sub par and I could only join once for a few minutes.

We just got back from a 2 week stay at Phuket Kata Resort. We chose this hotel because it was one of the cheapest ones left (last minute booking in high season is always a great idea...) and its good location (it's just a 5 min walk to the beach). I guess PKR is a good example of "you get what you pay for". In this case we didn't pay that much and well...we got our basic needs covered. The hotel is a bit old and tired looking, it definitely needs some TLC. However, the staff are nice and we felt safe staying here. PROS: - good location: close to the beach, lots of stores and restaurants just outside the hotel - nice staff - good housekeeping - affordable CONS: - beds are super hard - lots of mosquitoes - WiFi was nerve-racking - on some days our room smelled like sewage (they tried fixing this, but the smell still came back later) - beach towels need replacing - breakfast was ok, but not that great A special thank you to the entire staff for the lovely dinner on New Year's Eve! I could see that you were all working very hard to make it special, we really appreciated it!

Phuket Kata Resort is a bit hard to find so make sure you download a map to show your driver (there are just too many hotels here with similar names!) The hotel is set back behind shops & restaurants & their street sign is swallowed up by all the other signs: it is right across from the big district office, behind the Capaninna restaurant - our driver took us to the huge Kata Beach Resort half a block away. It's worth finding. Sure it's a block or so from the beach - but this is a beach town & pretty much everyone is walking around in bathing suits & cover ups so it's no big deal getting to-from the beach. Almost all the hotels on Kata are that far or further. Coming out of the hotel you go 1/2 block, turn, another 1/2 block and you are at the BEST access to the beach. Most other hotels we saw are not as convenient. (Even the Kata Beach Resort is four stories of rooms set way back from the beach on a busy corner). Kata is great for swimming - beautiful sand, shallow waters, just enough surf to make it fun, a pretty curving beach that's nice to walk (no debris on any of the days we were there!) and the right balance of lively with lots of eateries & shops but not wild. The hotel is all on one level so almost all the rooms are poolside. Strongly encourage getting a room in the back half of the property with private gated decks leading to the "river pool" - much more private than the big pool in the front where families with kids congregate. Rooms there are also brighter with huge windows. The hotel is charming: almost like being in a SE Asia floating village - unique to my experience - loved the feeling of water everywhere (especially when it's so hot!) The pools are not deep but great for swimming. And while we loved spending time on the beach, the pool was delicious for mid-day breaks and early evening. There are nice Thai touches everywhere from the beautiful plants to fountains shaped like elephants and frogs - and the "river pool" starts with a waterfall. The rooms are nice & roomy, at the back they have huge windows onto your private deck, beds very firm (the norm in Asia), bathrooms good - the stellar things are the luxury of your own pool deck, the great pool experience, single story so not the mega resort feeling, close to the beach and TONS of restaurant options at every level all around. Definitely would pick this hotel on a return trip to Kata. (We did room-only preferring the spectacular location & excellent food at Bella Vista at the south end of Kata Beach.)

I visited this nice hotel during October 2016 with my family They have very friendly staff, good breakfast with a view to the swimming pool. Rooms with exit to the public swimming pool which has nice music, bar with access also to the pool swimmer with is lovely. They have also rooms with privet swimming pool direct access from the room which is romantic and quiet area of the hotel recommended for cupules. Near the hotel there are shops and nice area and the seashore is in a walking distance. This hotel is very nice, not a 5 star hotel but still very comfortable, big rooms , excellent swimming pool also for children, good food nice staff, and nice atmosphere so it is Cost effective hotel recommended for couples and families in the center of Kata area.

Great friendly staff. Awesome swimming pool Set back from the main street so not noisy at all. Very close to Kata beach , close to Restaurants and shopping. Room was nice ,,he bed was a little firm for my partner but i loved it. Will definitely be staying here again Already planning a return trip Couldnt fault the hotel , everything was perfect for our first trip to Thailand

This could be a decent hotel (though the bed is a bit hard) but it's let down by rude and unhelpful reception staff. I booked a double room so I was disappointed to find a twin with 2 single beds when I arrived. There was no apology, in fact the staff seemed to be annoyed at me for raising this as an issue. They offered me a smaller room that had a double bed, but that room was too small and also smelled of dampness. In fairness, there had been a lot of rain. Anyway, I opted for the twin room and was content to go with it given it was relatively cheap. The hotel's location is also good for the surf spots on Kata beach, so I could live with a single bed. Inexplicably, the reception staff were now positively hostile towards me! Every time I passed I provoked scowls and if I said so much as "hello" I was met with a cold, reluctant response. Weird. Anyway, I just smiled and carried on. The day before I checked out, I spoke to one really lovely receptionists (the woman on night shift was a delight and stood out for being so nice). She helped me a lot and was friendly. My flight out of Phuket wasn't until 9pm the next day and so with a 12pm check-out I asked if I could leave luggage. She said that wouldn't be a problem and I could use a room to take a shower and change my clothes too if I wanted. Perfect. I thanked her. But when it came to 4pm on the day of my check-out, when I asked if I could please use the room for a shower and to change clothes I was directed by another receptionist to the bathroom. I politely said I'd rather not use a public toilet and asked again if I could use a room. There was much discussion in Thai between the various receptionists now at front desk. None of them looked happy. Eventually I was offered a room for a shower but it would cost me 2,500 Baht. That's about £55!!! I said I'd paid half that to stay per night and I only needed it for 20 minutes. "Okay, 2,000 Baht - final offer," was the reply. I just laughed and walked away. The next time I walked in I was again met with scowls and muttering in Thai. Not a very friendly place and I wouldn't stay again. It's so unlike Thailand and I don't know if I did something to offend these receptionists but that was, unfortunately, my bad experience.

Very nice resort. Friendly staff and a good location. Not far from the beach and it has a great pool. Many restaurants in short walking distance. We were really lucky to get a really good price for this hotel, but I think it's worth the actually asking price.

Great place to spend time to re change batteries. Plenty of things to see and do great beach not crowded great places to eat the budda tree is a great place to start the morning great view patong not far away to go to but always great to get back to kata also big budda go karts and shooting range a must to do Wet season only had two days of rain for a hour each day out of 12 days

30/9 Kata Road Karon Phuket

Within a short walk of Kata Porpeang Market, Phuket Kata Resort is within a mile (2 km) of Dino Park Mini Golf. This 105-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Also close to this Karon hotel are Big Buddha and Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Phuket Kata Resort's 105 rooms are air-conditioned and provide patios, sofa beds, and refrigerators. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.


Property features

At Phuket Kata Resort, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for THB 1700 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a meeting room, a computer station, and an arcade/game room.

Room options

Poolside Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Pool Access Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Quad Room Pool Access

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 192 reviews