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Phuket Chaba Hotel
98/13-17 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Chaba Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 51 hotels in Kata Beach
Driffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Great Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Great hotel, great staff and great location.

The Hotel is located very central in Kata to all the local restaurant, massage parlours and shops. The beach is about a 10 minute slow walk away and the hotel will provide you with beach towels to use.

The staff are all very friendly, helpful and most speak very good english.

We stayed in a bungalow and to be fair it needs a bit of updating and if you have someone in the next bungalow you can hear them talking etc through the walls. This is why I have given the hotel 4/5, if I had stayed in another room I think I would have awarded them 5/5. The other rooms (from what I saw) have been updated and look very nice.

The Breakfast buffet was good and had a lot of choice, like eggs (cooked which way you would like), salad, cereals, toast, meats, thai food, fruit, pastries along with coffee and juice.

The hotel is very clean and the pools are fantastic. I would recommend this hotel to families or couples and would not hesitate to book it again if I returned to Kata Beach.

Room Tip: The bungalows can be noisey if you get neighbours.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Great location, bars, restuarants on the door step. Rooms very clean, whole hotel clean and well presented. The pool is excellent and great for a night time swim. Breakfast was buffet and had bacon, sausages, eggs to thai meals (meat/veg) rice, noodles. Selection of juice and coffee.

Staff were great. Very friendly and very helpful with booking my trip to ko phi phi, and a great price too.

Plenty of beach towels for use so no worries if you forget to pack your own. Mini bar always restocked if used, prices same as bars for chang and singha beers (80 bht).

Beach was literally 5 minutes walk away. End of new kata road and cut through sidewalk along an often smelly stream.

I booked chaba through agoda and got a decent price for my room (£36 a night). Would recommend for sure :)

Leon marley, torquay england

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

You can't fault this hotel at all, It's rated as a 3 star hotel but by UK standards this is easily a 4 start hotel. The staff are great, really friendly and helpful with a good command of English. The rooms are great too, with very good air con, TV, minibar and comfy beds. The Breakfast is good with a wide and varied choice that will suit most appetites. The restaurant is excellent, the food, again, is quite varied and will suit Asian and European tastes. Chaba also put on a BBQ every week which is excellent value for money. For THB 199 (as at Oct 2012) you can eat as much as you want with various meats, pastas, noodles, salads and fruits for desert. The pool is great too, very secluded, feels like your somewhere else. 10 mins walk to Kata beach which is far better than both Karon and Patong beaches in my opinion. Nightlife is good here also, some good bars (late night too) and a night club for night owls out there. Shops and restaurants are excellent, my favoutite restaurant other than the one in the hotel was Two Chef's, excellent food at very reasonable prices. There are also plenty of other restaurants in Kata, you really have it all here. I spent nearly 6 weeks here on two separate occasions in the last 2 months. I was quite lucky as I got a fantastic daily rate due to it being the low season, so the overall cost was very low. In general this hotel will suit solo travelers, couples and families of any age group. A really great hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We arrived late and got a good deal on the room which had a nice view of the gardens. We work up early to loads of workmen making serious noise outside our window. This went on all day. The breakfast wasnt great and we usually just had toast and eggs and went out for breakfast shortly after. for two days they painted outside our bedroom and it gave us terrible headaches. I couldnt understand why they were make the hotel smell so horrible with customers walking around. The pool was clean and the staff were very smiley, they just need to close for a week or two when doing maintenance and also change their breakfast menu. Walking distance to beach and lovely tour operator across the street near laundrette,

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

For what they usually charge, you get full value for the money.
Pros include very friendly staff, spacious and clean rooms, a trustworthy travel agency in the hotel, good breakfest, and a very nice pool.
Cons include mostly the fact that you need to walk 5 minutea to get to the beach, and the fact that although friendly, the staff didnt know a lot about the neighborhood.
The place is mostly for couples and families, so no backpacker atmosphere there. For babies, they can supply a good baby cot.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I am a recent graduate and travelled with two other student friends.

Having arrived at the hotel, we were told that our room was not available yet because of cleaning. However the staff immediately took our bags and helped us into their office. They let us use their private showers to freshen up and located a spare room for us to rest in.

The spare room was the same type that we had booked so they let us stay there as we were happy with the move.

The staff are extremely friendly, very kind, welcoming and professional. They carried an obscene amount of weight for us since our rucksacks were ACTUALLY MASSIVE.

The rooms were wonderful! We had a very nice big double bed and a cot for our friend. There was were two airconditioners in the room that got going very quickly. The rooms were always cool, refreshed, clean and comfortable. The sheets were really nice, the beds were really comfy, the sofa was a nice touch for the extra space. The bathroom was very clean.

The breakfast is AWESOME. It's a buffet breakfast with a lot of variety and fresh food. The hotel also give you free bottles of water on request that are always nice and cold.

The hotel is in a brilliant location and next to a place that does great cocktails.

Having travelled to 11 cities around south east asia, Phuket Chaba Hotel was our favourite. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I've been to phuket 4 times.The recent visit was in August 2012. I stayed from 12th August till 22nd August 2012 with my girl friend at Chaba and enjoyed our stay thoroughly. It is walking distance from Kata beach and has many dining options near it. "Tips and Tours" opposite the hotel provide tours at competitive prices. Rainbow and her boss are friendly and sweet. We hired the personal car of theirs to Krabi . About the hotel, the rooms are good. The breakfast is fabulous. The staff is extremely friendly particularly the girl at the reception Supaporn ( Nui). They even kept our baggage for the period we went to Krabi . The pool is good and they have a nice pool bar. I would strongly recommend the hotel and will certainly stay there in my next visit to phuket.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 98/13-17 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Chaba Hotel)
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 51 hotels in Kata Beach
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