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Rico's Bungalows

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   42 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Ranked #26 of 49 hotels in Kata Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms here are huge and include hot showers, refrigerator, tv, and bottled water. They also provide you beach towels each day. The real draw here is the location. There are few hotels on the beach (expensive if they are), and you have to walk around Club Med to get to the beach. Rico's was only a five minute walk... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rico's is situated in a perfect location! It is easy walking distance to the beach (3 minute walk), and right near all the amazing restaurants and night markets. The bungalows are basic and provide all that you need. They are all situated around a swimming pool which is a lot of fun. It's very quiet considering its central location. The... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Good value in a great location. Rooms are a bit sparse but what do you expect for the price? Staff were helpful and friendly and savings can be had if you book your tours through the front desk staff. No Commission (saved 45% on some tours). The pool was well maintained and the beach was a pleasant stroll from the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I read the reviews on here late last year worried about booking the wrong hotel in Phuket. I've seen many reviews of people turning up to pre-booked hotels only to find it under construction or very aged compared with the promotional photos. I'm glad to say Rico's was exactly as described. The rooms are clean and modern, and the pool... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Nice clean room with fridge, safe and TV. Each room has a small outdoor area near the pool, but there is little privacy. Easy walk to the beach, great location near shops and restaurants and set back from the noisy road. A basic breakfast would be good for $60 a night.

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Gorey, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Clean neat bungalows in a busy location behind shops but very peaceful with a pool & plenty of lie-out chairs. Bungalows quite close together but not a problem. Beach very close if you go left rather than right on leaving the complex. Good eating options close by. Songthaew from Phuket Town stops close by but you need to stay on... More

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Sunshine Coast
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great location within walking distance of beach and plenty of dining and shopping options. We even walked to Karon beach from here...not a problem. Great internet never had a problem in four days. Pool was clean and enjoyed by us all. Complimentary bottled water in our room and our room cleaned/made up every day. We got what was expected without... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

The room we were originally given had ants, but we were immediately given a new room. Room was cleaned every day; new towels and more water! They also have beach towels for pool or beach use. Room was spacious. Yes, all the rooms face the pool, but close the blinds! (Pool is great, very clean.) Rico's is in a great... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Kata Beach is very busy but Rico's rooms were off the road and in a very good location, convenient to the beach, shops, restaurants and song thaew. Nice pool, liked our room with good tv channels in English (best of our 2 weeks in Thailand), fridge, daily water bottles, and Room 9 had more space although had a buzzing noise... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stayed here April 2013. Was very surprised at the condition of these bungalows as the price was very low. Basic room with plenty of storage for suite cases etc. Very small bathroom with no counter space. Shower worked well. Pool was clean. Safe was in working order. Some front desk staff did not speak english but did find another that... More

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Also Known As:
Rico`s Bungalows Hotel Kata Beach
Rico`s Bungalows Hotel
Rico's Bungalows Phuket/Kata Beach
Address: 42 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kata Beach
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#16 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rico's Bungalows 3*
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