I have always loved the Club Med concept and lifestyle - fun, vibrant, exhilarating, all-inclusive and the buffet spread! I have visited and stayed at 11 Club Med Villages globally and have always come up smiling and in dire need of extra vacation days to get over a fantastic holiday.
Club Med Phuket was no exception, however, this is the only Village I found a few flaws that can be corrected eventually.
Luggage delivery took almost and hour and 20 mins because the GOs did not tag my luggage. Make sure it is tagged in front of you.
I stayed in the Sukothai Block and the rooms definitely need to be re-furbished. The bathrooms are old with stained that cannot be removed from the tiles and the wooden doors are cracked and produced a musty smell. During my week stay, I encountered 3 cockroaches running around in the room and thankfully for the insecticide that was provided, managed to disposed them.
The balconey chaise lounge was stained with birds droppings and was not cleaned / cleared during my stay.
The Zen Pool is a plus - loved it! However, speaking to the GOs, most of the team are new working with the Club ranging from 2 weeks to 3 months and their first village. Thus the poor vibrancy that you would expect from the GOs. They were shy and don't have the drive. What happened to the good old days of the GOs? I must admit some gave their heart out to serve us and kudos to them.
Overall, I am sure Club Med will eventually review these issues and I for one will definitely visit another Club Med soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Kata Bay, the Club Med Village on the island of Phuket stretches out under palm trees caressed by the breeze. Bungalows, built in the style of the local "long-houses" and decorated with teak, silk and marble, exude a Zen spirit in this idyllic garden where you can practice yoga beneath the frangipani trees. A warm and clear sea opens up its underwater depths, filled with colorful fish and abundant flora. Adults and children alike can find tranquility and discover the Thai culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Phuket Hotel Karon
- Club Med Karon
- Phuket Club Med
- Club Med Phuket Karon