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“Nice guesthouse, beautiful, clean, just 5 minutes away from beach!” 4 of 5 stars
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93 / 5 Moo 3 | Kamala Beach, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 , Thailand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 27 Kamala B&B and Inns
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“Nice guesthouse, beautiful, clean, just 5 minutes away from beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

This is a nice budget option (if that exists on Phuket) in Kamala beach if you don't feel like staying in one of the resort-type places. Located on Kamala's main street, just 5 minutes walk from the beach, it is very conveniently located. Numerous places to eat, drink and shop are just a few steps away. The place itself and the rooms are designed in a modern, minimalistic style. Rooms have in-suite bathrooms and are equipped with refrigerators and safe boxes. Good cleanliness and housekeeping. Free WiFi, complimentary drinking water. Charly, the owner, is very helpful if you need any help with tours, restaurants and other activities. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

This was the perfect little haven in Kamala. Though no right on the beach, it was only steps away, and often nice to escape the parading tourists along the beach. It was super clean, everything was taken care of, and Karl and his wife did everything to make sure I had what I needed. They had great recommendations for restaurants, tour companies, and went out of their way to make sure I had somewhere to hang out before my late flight. I'd definitely recommend Papa Crab to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

This is an excellent choice for a clean, comfortable, stylish, and perfectly located place to stay in Kamala. The room was spotless and the bed was perfect. The beach is just a short walk away, and there are many good options for eating and drinking in the area. We really appreciated directions and suggestions from one of the owners, and he quickly arranged a last-minute day tour for us. The last time that we were in Kamala we stayed in one of the larger, "upscale" resorts on the northern end of the beach, and the rooms were dirty and the service not nearly as good. My husband has proclaimed that this is his favorite guesthouse in Thailand.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

We went to Kamala Beach on the end of January and stayed at PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse. The rooms are very clean and nicely decorated! There is no breakfast included but the owner is very helpfull and enthousiastic in giving recommendations for restaurants in Kamala. The German breakfast place around the corner is very nice!! Kamala Beach is a relaxing stretch of beach. PapaCrab Guesthouse is located 1 minute walking from the beach! We had a bit of a complicated travel itinerary for 3 people (everyone leaving on a different day) but everything went smooth. We enjoyed our stay very much!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012 via mobile

Amazing location, friendly owner! However for 70 a night in Asia I would expect more. However Phuket is Phuket. Better bargains around but if pric doesn't matter you'll be very pleased.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012 via mobile

we came to papa crab as our first stop on our trip to Thailand and it set the bar. they picked us up at the airport and were very patient with us as our original flight was missed so we were about 12hours later than expected. we were greeted with a warm smile and a great place to call home for the next 2 days. The room was quaint, quiet and clean and the bed was comfortable. Charly was a gracious host and was quick to offer help anytime we needed it. it is literally a 2 minute walk to the beach and situated right on the street where you can get anything from a custom tailored suit to a delicious meal. we would stay here again in an instant.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

A very short walk from the beach and restaurants, in Kamala main street going the seaside, this is the place to be !
Peaceful place, nice welcome, very pleasant hosts, quiet rooms that smell so good lemongrass, lovely service, sweet attention...what else when you want to relax nearby the seaside in a charming place.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse

Address: 93 / 5 Moo 3 | Kamala Beach, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 , Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Kamala
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Kamala
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome to our modern cosy Boutique Guesthouse in Kamala, Phuket. Located only a few steps away from the sandy beach we provide you with delightful amenities, a friendly atmosphere and a personalized service for the refreshing holidays that you deserve. Please feel free to request one of our 10 well equipped double rooms and see you soon in the land of smiles :-) ... more   less 
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Papacrab Boutique Guesthouse Hotel Kamala
PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse Kamala, Phuket

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