My boyfriend and I (both aged 21) recently stayed in this hotel during June 2012. We had a wonderful stay and I couldn't recommend this hotel more for those who are looking for a hotel a little out of Patong (to avoid all the noise etc.) and who do not want to spend an arm and a leg for good service. The rooms were just what we needed, with a huge bed, tv with plenty of channels and a good bathroom. I do recommend a higher floor however, as there is nothing better than buying a few drinks and drinking them on your balcony at night, with the sound of music and the waves, so relaxing. The staff were fantastic and so friendly. I believe it is quite harsh of other reviewers to attack the staff for their English. I know about three words of Thai and we communicated with them extremely well and they catered to our every need, going above and beyond at times. All you need is a smile on your face! This hotel also has quite a few rooms and not a huge cleaning staff, but that didn't bother us at all. All we needed to do was put our cleaning sign on the door and busy ourselves during the day (it's not hard, there's so much to do!) and we'd come back to a lovely and clean room.
The location of the hotel is fantastic, on either side there is a big marketplace with all the touristy knick knacks you'll ever need and also a lane full of minimarts, restaurants (try them all, they're all fantastic, especially Gings, largest cocktail list I've ever seen!) and massage places. Plus the beach is right across the road with lifeguards and red/yellow flags. There is a taxi area just outside the hotel also, all the taxi drivers speak good English and give extremely good prices. We had a few in particular who we knew by name, who took us to many places, waited around for us and picked us up later when we needed them and were always up for a chat. We weren't just money to them, which was great to see.
The pool is also great, it has such a tropical and relaxing feel with great bar staff who make wonderful cocktails. Breakfast buffet was very tasty, they changed it up a bit too everyday, so you got variety and I always ate so much I wasn't hungry again until dinner!
I really recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a clean, friendly and very comfortable mid priced hotel. We had an fantastic stay and would like to thank the staff for making our time in town so lovely :)
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- Baan Karonburi Resort Phuket/Karon