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“Decent without being brilliant” 4 of 5 stars
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Kata Poolside Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36-38 Kata Road | Kata Beach, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #44 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
Edinburgh
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Decent without being brilliant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Decent enough Hotel. In retrospect we were probably over-charged for our room but weren't overly concerned. We stayed three nights in a 1st floor room looking onto the pool. It was lovely and clean and towels/linen provided were fine. After a short stay in another part of the island we decided to return here and were given a pool access room on the ground floor.
Unfortunately it had been inhabited by smokers before us and the smell wasn't great (we bought cheap air fresheners to combat this which worked fine). There were a few mosquitoes in this room, we figured because it was closer to ground level, we spent about twenty minutes making sure we'd killed them all with the spray we'd bought! The noise of chairs being dragged about in the room above was a little unsettling as well but this was more down to inconsiderate guests above us rather than the Hotel's fault. Overall it's a clean, decent place to stay with friendly enough staff who do their most to help out when you have an issue.

Room Tip: I'd ask to stay on the 1st floor if available - the pool can be noisy early on with families so...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BoogStar
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

On check in I was charged more for walking off the street and not booking online. No wifi in room and no English speaking TV accept for the news! Was really wanting to get out of the heat for a couple of hours and relax with the movie channel! No such luck! No towels in room what so ever and took sometime to get them. Lots of mozzies in room .

The room itself was well equipped with hair dryer, umbrellas and nice lay out. Luckily enough I had no trouble with hot water. Easy walk to the beach. The restaurant did have a lot of flies but the staff put on a good breakfast and were very polite.

I didn't shop in Patong at all due to the staff not letting me look and giving me no peace to think! Sadly it was excactly the same in Kata. I had money to spend but I just wasn't let alone to simply look! So so frustrating!

Room Tip: If you wanted to push bike or ride a scooter Kata is the place to do it as its a lot tamer than scab...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Flyingsolo44
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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Stayed at 3rd floor for two nights - we then changed to another beach. Pool OK. Internet expensive, Breakfast OK. Free parking.
Difficult to get hot water in the shower.
The hotel is old, worned. Hotel staff very nice.
The beach with it´s surround is very "Pattay": Noisy, crowded, expensive and a lot of Nepalise pushing to sell scrap. Choose Katanoi instead!

Room Tip: Choose 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 4nights,but I wish it had only been 2,I realise it's only 3 star but after staying at other resorts in the region for less money.I think they could improve on some of their service.Tea and coffee sachets we're only provided on the first night,and they didn't have a good choice of toiletries for use.The room was a poolview and was comfortable and clean.We would have liked a lift as it was on the top floor,and we had to use the 36 steps or a ramp,to get to our room.Other than the room which was a good size,we found the resort overall to be cramped.down a drive with the pool at the rear of the building.You we're lucky if you got a chair
as they would usually have towels on them at an early hour.The restaurant was average felt a little unclean with a lot of flies.I would recommend to research other resorts nearby and wait for a special deal which will give you true value for money.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank pamela c
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Auckland,NZ
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Extremely good price for what you get. 5 minute stroll to beach which is lovely to look at but unsafe for swimming according to life guards. Hotel pool is so clean and a great resting spot away from busy street. Reception staff especially were always ready to help and smiling. This situation was a happy relief from the hassles and noise of Patong. We should have come here and booked out of our Patong hotel.

Room Tip: Extremely good value for the price and quiet situation. 5 minute stroll to beach.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank 12sandras
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Very nice hotel with cozy big rooms. Breakfast is good. What about the wall – all true, but it is acceptable for 3 stars hotel. Nice beach is about 5 min walk. Even coral riff with beautiful fishes are situated on the left side of it.
So you will quickly forget all inconveniences if they occur.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank dimonchik2000
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Winnipeg, Canada
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409 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

The hotel is well located within two blocks from a beautiful beach. The pool is a lovely oaisis from the busy streets of Phuket. The breakfast is great. Rooms are comfortable.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank GaleAS
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Address: 36-38 Kata Road | Kata Beach, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:3 star — Kata Poolside Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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