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“Gem at the heart of Karon!” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Sunset Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   188/4 Karon Rd | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #40 of 73 Hotels in Karon
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“Gem at the heart of Karon!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Pros:
Do upgrade to the Grand Deluxe Room, which has a nice and spacious living room with TV.
Rooms are clean, breakfast is decent and pool is funky and cool in the evening.
Service is commendable and the staff would try their best to meet your requests and expectations.
Cons:
Hotel is an hour away from the airport, do be prepared to fork out at least 700baht for the taxi.
Tips:
For excursions to Phi Phi, James Bond island, you can consider booking from the 'tour booths' located along the restaurants and doing the streets. They may quote you more than 50% discount off the brochure price!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

My family stayed for 4 nites from 25 to 29 Nov. Location is great as it is within walking distance to the beach. The staff are friendly, patient and helpful. They even make kratongs for the guests for the Loi Kratong celebration on 28 Nov. The swimming pool and dinning area are located on the 6th floor which offers nice view of the sea. There are also shops and restuarants nearby the hotel. The hotel offers different breakfast spread everyday.

There is not much view from the room unless you get the even numbered rooms which may have some hill view. The hotel charges the first night stay once you confirm the reservation and the remaining when you check in.

As the hotel is relatively new, it would be advisable to bring along the hotel location map when you go out as some transport drivers may not be familiar with the hotel. Transport to Dino Mini Golf is around THB200, to Phuket town THB500-600.

Room Tip: Choose a even-numbered room if you want hill view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Grand Sunset Hotel, Where do i start!

This hotel is everything it says it is and more.
"Simple But Different" , "Home away from Home" All of the above.

Grand Sunset was recommended to me by a local Thai friend, and WOW what a recommendation it was.

We had 4 rooms in total 2 x 2 Bedrooms Suites and 2 x Grand Deluxe Rooms. All on the 5th floor.
All rooms were clean tidy (serviced everyday), fresh free drinking water daily, in room safe, cheap mini bar, separate air-con and flat screen TV's in each bedroom. (Not that you come to Thailand to watch TV). If you are staying in a 2 Bedroom suite with friends. Make sure you aren't shy with bathroom use. As there is only a frosted glass door between the bathroom and lounge, the bathroom also has another frosted glass door adjacent to one of the bedrooms, like an ensuite.

Yes the even numbered rooms have a great view of the hillside and the odd numbered rooms have a view of the buildings next door.

Breakfast was included and served by the rooftop pool on the 6th floor. Breakfast was buffet style, with fresh fruit, Thai and Western selections as well as eggs and omelettes cooked to order.

The hotel is a short walk across to the beach, there are many restaurants and everything you need nearby. The location is perfect, far enough away from the hussle and bussle, but close enough to walk. There are plenty of eating options and a market nearby.

There is 10% discount offered at the restaurant, massage place and wine shop next door as they are all owned by the hotel owner.

The staff were the number 1 from the warm welcome on arrival, to bringing us endless drinks around the pool.

This was my 5th visit to Thailand and 1st time to Karon, this hotel is 3.5-4star, taking that into consideration. Be friendly, smile and treat the Thai staff like human beings and watch the 5 Star service come forward.

Simply amazing. Thank-you to Starfish and the team you are doing an outstanding job, keep up the great work! I will be back very soon for sure.

Room Tip: Even Number Rooms have best view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

The location is very central-beautiful beach is across the road,nightlife of Karon is 5minute walk,taxi to lively Patong is 2Ominute journey for300baht.bedrooms are large and cleaned daily.the even numbered rooms have better view.the statf are very friendly and helpful.good selection of food served for breakfast 7-11am on the rooftop poolside with spectular views.massage place next door to the hotel that offers great discounts to hotel guests.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay. Pool area on the 6 th floor amazing. Close to beach and local markets. Staff very helpful. We got a 10% off voucher for the spa next to the hotel. Overall we loved the hotel,would definitely stay here again on our next visit:).

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

The rooms are large. The staff is efficient, but not overly friendly. The location is close to the beach, but if you intend to dine or spend time in Karon or Kata, its a cab ride unless you really like to walk. Thisis not a memorable hotel. Its a place to sleep. There are far better choiçes at the price point including Simplitel in Karon.

The hotel which completely surrounds this hotel is catering to the cheap Russian tourist trade. This brings a set of problems particular to that sector of the tourist crowd. I am not a snob, but this crowd is running off the Euro travel trade and causing more than a few businesses to go under. Its sad to see. So be forewarned.

Mark

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I really enjoyed staying here across from the beach. The Hotel was super modern which is not what I normally go for.

Highlights: rooftop pool perfect for evening dips and beach views, excellent breakfast buffet (I believe we were in the first group to experience it and it was excellently executed), and convenient to many massage places. Great staff.

Other pros: 15 min walk from the Pad Thai Shop (best Pad Thai in Thailand), the Massage place they recommend which is just two shops down from the entrance to the hotel is really nice and I received a handful of great massages (Plus they are open until midnight).

Feedback: Shower water seemed to go all over the bathroom which was kind of inconvenient.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: 188/4 Karon Rd | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Spa Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Sunset Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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