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The Kata Resort

197/1 -197/2 Patak Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly The Little Mermaid Resort)
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights with our 4 year old. With our rented car, it was a 5 minute drive to Kata Beach. Positives: Swimming pool was large and well-maintained. No toddler pool though so use a float (available at time of writing) if needed. The place still looks pretty new. Our family room had 2 king beds, large fridge... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Nice rooms around a large pool (with green tiles). Housekeeping every day, fridge and a big bathroom. Chairs and sun beds around the pool. A little restaurant in the corner. Would have been happy if there were mattresses for the sun beds! Close to everything and even though it's located right at Patak road (main road) you don't hear the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Not too expensive with good family rooms around a large pool. Walking distance to beach (about a kilometre) and beside shops chemist etc. Basic but has all the essentials eg air con, fridge in the rooms etc. Would recommend as a decent option for families.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I love Kata beach but most hotels in Kata are rather on the higher price range. Reading the previous review on a renovation just recently done,I decided to give this hotel a try. The price on booking.com was about USD28/night and it was well within my budget. I arrived at the hotel at 10am by minibus from the airport without... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Nice spacious room and nice pool .. only 700 metre from kata beach..... close to resturant etc happy to stay there again.............................................................................................

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Me, my girlfriend and some friends where stuck in a really crappy hotel and where on the search for something with less mold and a toilet that flushed. I found The Kata Resort on latestays and it had a reasonable price. After checking tripadvisor i wasn't that confident but it was really close so we decided to take a look...... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

I stayed there for a few days in January 2011, and despite front desk staff being nice and service minded I would not recommend this place. Rooms are dirty and outdated, bathroom not good, pool area useless. The best place to be is the bar area in front as you won´t see the inside of the hotel. Stay away!

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JohnPalms, Owner at The Kata Resort, responded to this review

From what you say I cannot disagree with your comments. The Little Mermaid has obviously been in serious decline over the more recent months, with the previous owners neglecting everything. Which is a bit of a shame, as earlier comments were complimentary. We took over on the 1st June 2012, and immediately started making some major changes there. The first... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

I have been staying in bungalow nr 14 Little Mermaid since 20 January and will be leaving tomorrow. I travel along with my girlfriend and daughter that's 2 years old, my parents in bungalow 15 and another pair in bungalow 21. The rooms are very filthy, there are no washing of the rooms as promised every day, the bedsheets are... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2010

The website looked fairly promising, and says "The Little Mermaid is situated at KATA BEACH". In fact, it is a good fifteen or twenty minutes' walk away from the beach. Although the online booking system was easy and the emails from the owner/manager were prompt and courteous, when we arrived at Phuket airport the transfer we had booked through the... More 

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