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“Friendly staff, clean rooms - Great value” 5 of 5 stars
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Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant
3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   528 / 14 Patak Rd | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 80 Karon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reading, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, clean rooms - Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2009

Found this place through Lonely Planet books and it did not disappoint! Located not far from the beach and along a bustling (but not noisy) street, we really enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious with everything you could need, the staff were friendly and the food served was great. They offer really good value for money. Would definitely recommend a stay here!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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 8, 2009

Karon Sunshine is a clean, simple gueasthouse that is ideally located within short walking distance to the beach and numerous bars and restaurants. It is off the main drag, however, it has a nice bar that allows you to watch the farang wander by. The Guesthouse was not serving breakfast until the start of peak season (December), so I can't comment on the food at the venue. However Greg (the owner) gave us some good recommendations for restaurants nearby.

The rooms are spacious and clean providing great value for money, with air con, TV fridge and complimentary drinking water each day.

The service was friendly and helpful for the most part, however, they would not help us arrange an early morning taxi that we needed to catch the departing ferry.

Overall, a good value, clean and well-located guesthouse.

One persuading factor if you're a dog fan is that the owner has the cutest puppy in the world, who was a great hit with the guests in the evening!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

The owner of this hotel is Australian and he is very friendly and helpful with advice for travel around Phuket. The standard room is small but it comes with cable, a/c and a hot shower....overall the rooms are very tidy and well maintained. The beach is only a 5min walk and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from on the way.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

Nice small guesthouse with approx. 5 rooms. If you're on budget it's worthwile considering this place for staying. Staff is funny and forthcoming. Beach is 5 min. walking distance.
Don't accept room 5. It has no windows and can be become very hot during the day

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

We've been to Phuket many times and have to say Karon Sunshine is one of the reliable, friendly and reasonably priced places we've found. Whether you stay there, drink there or eat there it's just great. Greg will look after your every need. The amount of repeat customers we met said it all. You won't regret it!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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KaronSunshine, owner at Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 13, 2009
Hi guys,

Many thanks for your review and your comments, it is always good to hear positive and constructive comments.

Look forward to seeing you folks again real soon.

Best wishes,

Greg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

we stayed here for 7 nights but booked for 2 nights more, the rooms are clean and the staff was very friendly and helpfull and gregg the owner is a great guy who helps you with everything, it is also possible to rent a scooter at his place(very cheap)
directly when you are coming in you feel at home
if you are looking for a good and cheap accommodation you have to go there!!!
greetings frank(kroket) and pascale

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 528 / 14 Patak Rd | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar and Restaurant is located in Karon Beach on tropical Phuket Island. We are an Australian owned and operated establishment that offers a safe, homely atmosphere in which to relax, unwind and enjoy yourself. Our good size rooms are quiet, clean and comfortable. Our restaurant offers an extensive variety of western and authentic Thai food. Cold beers, wines, spirits , cocktails and the best Irish Coffee in Karon are served in our bar. We are 5 minutes walk from the gentle lapping waves of the Andaman Sea and in the heart of Karon's night life ,entertainment and restaurant area. Bustling Patong is 20 minutes by Tuk Tuk away.Come and join us for some warm, personable, genuine hospitality. ... more   less 
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