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“Karon Whale Resort in Phuket, Thailand” 5 of 5 stars
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Beyond Resort Karon
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   51 Karon Road, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Karon Beach Resort and Spa)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 72 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Vancouver, Canada
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“Karon Whale Resort in Phuket, Thailand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

I found this lovely little hotel while wandering around Phuket. I moved out of the hotel I had booked on the internet into Karon Whale Resort. I stayed in room on the ground floor near the pool. You can walk right from your bedroom area through the balcony area down a couple steps to the pool. The bed was comfortable, the room clean and the showers had lots of hot water. The staff was incredible. Very hospitable and friendly and professional. My girlfriend is Thai and was also impressed and happy with the service and hotel. It is far from being a 5 star hotel, but I would stay there again because of the service, convenience and price. I paid around $50US a night (including breakfast) in October 2011.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed this resort. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were adequate but could offer more choice. Its awesome to have a room right on the beach and we were on the 3rd floor so Tsunami's didn;t worry us too much;) The hotel is well located to walk into Karon and Kata and there is an excellent massage place there called Sabai Sabai, just off main Karon road. Plenty of local restaurants around the hotel and 7 min drive into the nightlife at Patong. Only downside to this hotel is no wireless access unless you pay, which is very expensive. Found this annoying as even the smallest and cheapest hotels offer this free of charge.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Arrogant Staff especially serving Room service and at the Break fast lounge.Breakfast variety is lean makes you feel " no wonder the offer had FREE breakfast included". Staff ability to understands english pathetic. Room Service and room finishings awful, poor and worn out. Tap broke-off while usage for us.
Location is good as it faces the beach, the only silver lining of staying in this hotel. The SPA just had one therapist, so one has to adjust to their time or just miss this service. Basically the naming of the resort need to be changed to set expectations right.

Room Tip: If budget is a concern; choose this hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

The list of faults is very limited...
The furniture & fixtures show a little age
Some members of staff a little aloof and on edge
The cocktails, typical of Thailand, have no "bite"
Otherwise... Fantastic location (Close to everything), fantastic views, great beach, pool area, good food, decent breakfast buffet.
No hesitation in recommending and saying that this is my first choice for my next visit.

Room Tip: Ground floor is great for pool access, but only 1/F & 2/F have the great view
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

What a wonderful hotel. The location is fantastic, right on the beach and load of shop just ouside the front door. Everything you need is within walking distance. Staff are friendly and alway ready and willing to accomodate you, obviously there is a slight language barrier but can be quite easily overcome if you stick to the basics. Rooms were clean, airconditioning worked fine, actually had to turn it down as it got a bit cold. Views are fantastic, waking up in the morning to the ocean is priceless, every room has a view.
Short tuk tuk trip to Patong b/w 300/400 bart, alway confirm price before getting in. Wonderful lady on the tour desk at the resort, very helpful and always happy to help us. Breakfast was amazing, they had absolutely everything you could ask for, no matter what time you went down to breaky there was always plenty available.
Would highly recommend this resort to anybody wanting to stay in Karon, we would definately stay here again, we had a wonderful time.

Room Tip: we were a family of 4 and had booked 2 rooms, 1 for my husband and myself and 1 for my 14 yr old and...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 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 6, 2011

This holiday was the second holiday to Thailand. Comparing this hotel to the previous one then they really need to work on their service skills. If you want to see Thai hospitality then this hotel is not the one for you. Check in was quite slow. They hardly spoke english. When you ordered roomservice then some items you ordered for your pizza wasnt there cause they didnt understand you. The room was big but needed updateing. Breakfast buffet was just ok and the staff there wasnt very nice. If you going to travel with kids then this hotel is defenately not for you. They have 2 pools bit they are very small. However you couldnt get a better hotel on karon beach for its location. It is right at the beach. Shopping areas and Bars are just there so no need for taxis to go and shop. Best dining place Twochefs!!

Room Tip: Hotel is very small so all the rooms have a good view.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Three mature couples stayed at the K.B.R. in August 2011 for 8 nights and just loved it. The staff at book in were very friendly and efficient and it just got better from there. The resort has only 80 rooms which gives it an intimate feeling. The rooms are not big and the bathrooms are small, but everything was very clean and the view from the balcony was fabulous.All rooms have sea views with aqua blue water and palm trees making a beautiful tropical setting. The beach is lovely and the pools were clean, with a swim up bar which was popular with us. Breakfast was great and if you wanted anything extra you only had to ask the friendly Jerrayu and her colleagues. The position is wonderful close to restaurants, mini marts and be prepared with your 20 baht to feed the gorgeous young elephant who lives next door at Dino Park. A must is next door either reached from the beach, or turn left from the front entrance, to Ruam Thep Inn. Best Pad Thai ever, right on the beach and very cheap, clean and friendly family run cafe. They also have accommodation.
There are some great restaurants at Kata Beach which is the next beach along. Take the Tuk Tuk which we really enjoyed. All in all, we will be back, hopefully next August.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 51 Karon Road, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Karon Beach Resort and Spa)
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Karon
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#3 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#3 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#9 Family Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Beyond Resort Karon 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Truly private, and truly intimate; Beyond Resort Karon is the only resort on Phuket’s grandest beach, Karon Beach.Nestled into a quiet corner of Karon beach with the rooms viewing the crystal clear Andaman waters, the 80 rooms resort offers peace, quiet, and privacy on the famed beach with popular shopping and dining choices merely on the other side of the lobby.Designed in contemporary designs offering unique Thai hospitality, with stunning panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and the beach to yourself, Beyond Resort Karon is perfect getaways and honeymoons. The Beyond Resort Karon is catering for Single or Couples only and accepts guests only the age of 18 years and above. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Karon Beach Phuket
Karon Beach Resort
Beyond Resort Karon Phuket

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