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Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   208 / 2, Karon Beach Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #10 of 72 Hotels in Karon
Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

my husband and I spent 1 week at Karon sea sands resort and loved it and loved the location, with the main strip for shopping and eating just a short walk away. The breakfast buffet was always good with the choice of bacon and eggs each day always cooked perfectly by a happy smiling chef and the staff very happy and helpful Our room on the 3rd floor was large and very clean and sitting on the balcony overlooking the pool was relaxing. Happy hour at the pool side bar was great after a busy day out sightseeing and the pool bar attendant was very friendly and always smiling we will definatly be staying there again in the future and would hop on a plane tomorrow if we could.
Geoff and Jenney

  • 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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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Geoff and Jenney,

Thank you so much for your kind words. We at the Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa very much appreciate it and will pass it on to the staff too.

We hope to see you book that flight asap and we look forward to seeing you stay with us very soon again.

Thank you and brgds,

jaspal
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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34 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have just spent 4 nights at the Karon Sea and Sand Resort. We had booked this hotel many months prior to our stay and got a really good price for the stay. Taking that into consideration we have to say that overall we enjoyed our stay and had no major issues. Yes the resort is a little dated but this did not detract from the overall appeal of the resort. The location just across the street from the beach is such a bonus. With the proximity to the sea air and the humidity of Thailand it must be a constant battle to keep any building protected from these elements. The housecleaning staff seem to work very hard at keeping the resort and the guest rooms very clean. All the front office staff seemed most helpful whenever any enquiries were made. Plenty of food served for breakfast, some of the pre prepared foods were a little cold. Plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and massage sites within walking distance. Enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear L55_11,

Thank you for your comments and kind words. We have taken your observations to heart and have rectified it.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you soon again.

With brgds,

jaspal
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Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

During our travel through the south of Thailand, we stayed for a few nights at this lovely hotel in Phuket. It's situated away from the noisy party areas and right in front of Karon beach. We really enjoyed the tranquility of the hotel, the pool and its happy hour bar services. The service was excellent. We ate most of our meals at their restaurant which served a variety of cuisines. Overall a great stay, definitely worth going back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Gia D,

Thank you for you your kind words. We are happy that you have chosen to stay with us after your round trip in South Thailand and that you have enjoyed your stay here.

We hope to see you soon again and we are pleased to have contributed some to your happy memories of your holidays in Thailand and Phuket.

With brgds,

jaspal
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Pool was lovely. The pool villa unit fantastic and I am totally converted and never want to stay in any other kind of villa again. The kids could swim from after breakfast for hours and we didn't have to be there with them. ie we were on the balcony or in the room (in air conditioned comfort) and we didn't have to pack anything for the pool. They would just yell at us to throw out the goggles or come in for a drink or snack. We could watch them from the restaurant or pool side or from our room. We could both be out of the pool and not worry where they were because we could always see them. Kids couldn't wait to get back in the pool all the time and as it was well shaded most of the day we didn't have to keep applying sunscreen. Rooms were spacious and the bathrooms especially and very pleasantly so. Bath separate from shower which made it great for parents to have a quick shower whilst kids could have a soak in the bath (after hours in the pool). Convenience to everything fantastic - massage , convenience shop, good food, money changers all out front entrance. Beach across the road. Main street of Karon 5 minutes walk away. Sea front shops 5 minutes the other way. Cheap good food everywhere. Tuk Tuk or taxi to Patong fast and well priced. Food itself at the hotel very good and nice variety. Staff attentive and very pleasant and polite - especially to the children. Jaspaal and Paul the owners lovely and really gave the place their personal touch.

Nothing really disliked. Could have done with a little more variety of fruit apart from the standard watermelon , pineapple and papaya everyday. Even if it were one different fruit each day - eg mangosteen (very cheap and in season at the time) or mango or starfruit etc. As a suggestion (not a criticism because I have mentioned my children loved the pool - its shape size, proximity everything) I would recommend some pool toys - eg those long spaghetti shaped floatation devices - cheap and last forever and kids have heaps of fun with them.

Room Tip: If you have a family (who are of an age that can swim ) then you MUST get pool facing villa.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Janry 2013,

Thank you for your lovely comments and the fact that you shared your happy experiences with us. It makes us very glad and will also motivate us and our staff to do more so.

Your comments about the fruits have been taken to heart and we have already started different kinds of fruits in the breakfast area. Also we are thinking of the ideas of some small toys at the pool too.

( Only FYI : most resorts in Thailand including us are not very happy to get mangosteens into the resort as the sap of the fruit is used as a dye and so if it should ever stain any white table-cloth or sheet, then we might as well have blue table-cloths.......;) )

Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us soon again.

With brgds,

jaspal
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New Delhi, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

One of the rare hotels located by the sea and yet not too expensive. The sight of the hotel as we entered it kicked us for the day but the welcome was disappointing. In fact, there was none. The USP of the large pool was the bar amid water. The room was spacious and had an extraordinary feel to it. The staff in general was good but they could have been more warm to the visitors. Try booking a pool facing room to have a direct access to the pool. The hotel had a nice Thai and an Indian restaurant; live music in the evening in the Thai restro was pleasing to the eyes and ears. An envelope with discount vouchers is given upon check in. The breakfast buffet had plenty of options, especially for a vegetarian like me. It was included in our package! Overall, it was a pleasant stay and I would recommend it for its great location and value.

Room Tip: pool facing room to have direct access to the pool, although u will miss seeing the live band that p...
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Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Abhas1987,

Thank you for your comments and please accept my apologies on behalf of my staff. We will make sure to rectify this over slight.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us here and we look forward to doing better on your next visit with us.

With brgds,

jaspal
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We were lucky enough to send 7 nights using a discount voucher. We updated to a pool room. So glad we did. The room was large and airy and remarkably clean with lovely finishing touches like flowers and fancy folded tissues etc. The housemaids, bar and waiting staff absolutely made our stay wonderful. They are all so helpful and full of fun. They also could not do enough for you. The breakfast spread was most adequate. The lunch and dinner menus are extensive. If you are new to Thai cruisine try number 86. We had it about 3 times during our stay. The pool was a very good size and very clean. Walk about 100 meters out the front and there is the most beautiful beach, ATMs, restaurants, bar and shops. You really don't need to go aAnywhere else if you don't want to. Only 3 minor issues - make sure the front desks staff understand what you are requesting. We had a couple of instances where the wires got crossed. There is only 1 key per room so it's a bit of a hassle if one wants to go out and one wants to stay because without the key there is no air on lights tv etc. The bed we had was extremely hard. A pillowtop would have been greatly appreciated by our sore backs. All in all we had a lovely time. This is a great value resort for families especially.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Fran 535,

Thank you for your comments.

We will take them into consideration to make sure that we do not have any more of the same, even though about the 1 set of keys : we cannot do much about it as it is not in our Eco Policy.

We are very "Green" as we do not use any plastic bottles in the resort ; we also give away a free Karon Sea Sands shopping bag to each room so that our guests can use it for the beach and to purchase things at the local minimart without having to use plastic bags ;

It would be wrong to have the "TV, air and lights etc" on if no one is there to enjoy it.............and you can imagine the waste of energy to do so, and so the reason for the 1 set of keys.

All the same we are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we will make sure that your other comments are taken to heart. We look forward to seeing you soon again.

Thank you and brgds,

jaspal
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Mackay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great resort right opposite Karon beach , walk to everything , Breakfast was in keeping with local buffet standards , Staff were helpful to very helpful , pool bar is great with reasonable pricing , room clean and tidy and very well maintained , booked direct via email , wonderful service and very helpful reservations staff , can not remember his name , but pool bar staff were a real credit to the hotel , my favourite spot , looking forward to next visit

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Bruce,

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will pass on your kind comments to the staff and we look forward to seeing you soon again at our resort.

Please do let us know and we will make sure you have another memorable days of great fun.

With brgds,

jaspal
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Address: 208 / 2, Karon Beach Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Karon
#6 Business Hotel in Karon
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#12 Family Hotel in Karon
#13 Romantic Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 87
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