We have just returned home after a 10 day stay with 2 other couples in Kata Beach.
There was a little drama when we first arrived, as two out of three of the couples had been allocated twin beds, rather than the requested double beds. We were begrudgingly allocated double rooms on the ground floor for the first night, before being given king size rooms on the fourth floor the following morning. We were lucky to have a fairly good ocean view from our room, but the other two rooms had views of the carpark. The decor is a little tired, but everything was very clean so no real reason for complaint.
Breakfast was quite adequate, considering the warm weather and the challenges of feeding so many people at the resort. There was plenty of bread and pastries, fresh fruit, hot items, eggs and Asian foods. It would have been preferable if breakfast had been open until later than 10.00am - it is a little early to drag yourself out of bed after a big night in Patong!
We ate a couple of times at the poolside bar and once at @Beach restaurant. While both were pricey by Thai-standard, we still enjoyed a 2 course meal for two for AUD$40. I can highly recommend the cocktails, which are best enjoyed in the pool or watching the sunset during Happy Hour.
There are plenty of good cheap options for food outside the resort, we really enjoyed the Thai restaurants at the left-hand end of the beach from the resort.
Kata Beach itself is a pleasant part of Phuket, far more relaxed than Patong. There are lots of shops and market stalls, plus restaurants and bars. The beach is lovely, the water is clean and warm and not too crowded.
Overall, we had a pleasant stay at Kata Beach. I don't think that we would hurry back personally, but Kata Beach Resort is an affordable and pleasant resort option for those visiting Phuket and wishing to avoid the intensity of Patong.
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