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Sugar Marina Resort - Nautical - Kata Beach
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2/4 Kata Noi Road, Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand (Formerly Sugar Marina Resort)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 55 Hotels in Kata Beach
mumbai
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Pros: All that you can think of - great location - relatively secluded from the main market but close enough, wonderful staff, great morning breakfast, swimming pool, water and beverages in the room added everyday free of cost, great facilities.

The only cons that i can think of:
1. Salty water in the pool 2. Pool closes relatively early at 8:30 3. Poor choice on television - most channels were not working (but thats not what you're there for right) 4. Travel counter is expensive

I would recommend this place to everyone. Its a new establishment and looks and feels new. From the time of entering to when we left, we were treated well and it was our best accomodation on the entire trip. Fabulous.

Room Tip: Choose the pool view rooms on the higher floors - 1. you will not be disturbed if someone is in the...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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auckland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Stayed there recently for eight nights. It was a great experience. A very new facility so still very clean and nice. All the staff were exceptional. One in particular stands out. After just a few days, she remembered out breakfast likings and each day, we got our breakfast served, exactly as we liked it, with a great big smile and a lot of enthusiasm. (It is a buffet style breakfast but the staff are very eager to add a high level of personal service also.) We have stayed in other facilities, in Kata, operated by the same Corp. on previous visits. They too are good but they dont match the enthusiasm of the Sugarmarina staff. Also during breakfast, towards the end of the service, a gentleman was circulating and I am guessing he was the Captain. He enquired as to whether everything was to our satisfaction overall. Seldom I have I encountered this level of customer interaction in Thailand. (And for the record, I concluded he was the captain, not because he was male but because he wore long trousers and EVERYONE else wore shorts. My conclusions may still not be correct !!!)

SugarMarina is only a very short walk (3-4mins max) to the beach, several good restaraunts and the Ska Bar and less than a pleasant 10 min stroll to the centre of Kata Village via the Road or the beach. There is a family mart just a minute or two away and almost anything else one could need close by. On the negative side, the last 50m or so to SugarMarina is quite steep and this could be a show stopper for anyone with a disability in their lower body..

The wifi worked and the pool was great . Suagrmarina not only matched but markedly exceeded our expectations.

Room Tip: A pool view room provides a little buffer from the noise of the pool especially early or at night.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This new resort has so much to offer those traveling to Phuket. First, the front office staff greets you with smiles upon your arrival and each time you enter. When my tour bus was just 5 minutes late, one offered to call the company for me (thanks Ae)! I always felt well taken care of and welcomed. The rooms are especially clean with big, cozy beds, a wonderful shower, and free water/beer/juice. Additionally, the walk to Kata beach is a quick two minutes. The location allows easy and worry free access to restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Sugar Marina Resort is a quiet and well taken care property that I would recommend to all! Simply wonderful!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Very clean & quiet decent size rooms with all the facilities you would expect: safe, mini fridge with complimentary waters, cokes and 2 fruits, hairdryer, flip flops, umbrellas... Even though the hotel is not by the sea, the location is good in between two great beaches: Kata Beach & Kata Noi, and close to shops. Breakfast more than adequate.
Staff were friendly and professional. I would have no problem recommending this hotel and would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Derbyshire
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

As its new got a really good rate. Staff very friendly throughout and rooms comfortable with a nautical theme. Breakfast a bit limited but nice enough. Pool quite small but nice enough It's probably three and a half stars and good value overall.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Fell in love with the place. This lovely hotel just about nails it for all of us smart travelers who are after simple comforts rather than unnecessary luxuries and a price tag that comes with them. Add in a friendly, upbeat, helpful staff, tasteful marine-themed decor, well-maintained rooms, free wi-fi (and minibar), proximity to the beach, shops and restaurants, lots of tasty Asian food for breakfast, and you have all the makings of a truly relaxing Thailand holiday.

By all means give their restaurant a try also (for Thai food, if nothing else) – I did and was very satisfied with the flavor and simple but elegant presentations, all at a very reasonable price.

Some of the beach can be seen from rooms on the upper floors. (I figured the best view was available from room 141 on the top floor, gradually becoming more obscured as the room numbers went up.)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We did a lot of research before booking here and the main reason for staying was all the positve comments on TA. Everything is true the staff bend over backwards to help, the brekky is pretty nice esp the pastries! The location is good. Just far enough away from main st but close to kata noi beach which is the best we found. We also Hired a moped to cover about 1/2 of phuket !

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 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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Address: 2/4 Kata Noi Road, Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand (Formerly Sugar Marina Resort)
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
#12 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sugar Marina Resort - Nautical - Kata Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Sea Lovers’ Destination – a unique boutique resort, designed with sea lovers in mind. A new port of call for holiday makers with a sense of adventure and a taste for life on the high sea while enjoying all with modern comfort and convenience of a contemporary resort. ... more   less 
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