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“Don't even think about it!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Karma Guesthouse
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5 Siriraj Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #288 of 356 Patong B&B and Inns
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“Don't even think about it!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

Whats there to say, Karma Guest House is nothing as described.

I went there to check out the rooms on January 2010, i had already visited the website, but i was "horrified" of the REAL state of this hotel/guesthouse. It looks nothing like the website what so ever.

Sure the view is beautiful, but it can't make up for all of the following.

The road up the mountain, is very hard to drive. It doesn't matter if it's Car or Motobike, cause the many hard turns, and the steepness makes it a BIG challenge..
The swimmingpool never get cleaned, and the water smells bad..
Noone is taking care of the garden, so it looks like a bomb has blown there..
There is no internet..
There is no coffee making fascilities in the rooms..
Minibar??? No such thing exsists unless you will call 2 bottles of water a bar???
The bedsheets are old and worn..

It only took me 15 min. to check out the fascillities, and then off i went, back to Patong to find a place worthy of spending money on.

I will NEVER recommend this hotel/guesthouse to anyone, unless u like lowest of lowgrade.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

I booked this place for a stay in excess of three weeks for Oct – Nov 2009 and ended up staying for only one night and that was one night too many. It was not that I was going in sight unseen; I had stayed here before when the place was brand new and under different management.

Don’t believe anything you might read on the glossy website for this place – most of the facilities described on the website are non-existent or to put it another way, it is all crap. There is no ‘refrigerator with fully stocked mini-bar’; there are no ‘tea & coffee making facilities’, not even a drinking glass. In fact, nothing is provided in the rooms except for a TV & DVD player, an empty refrigerator, a couple of towels and a pack or two of condoms. There is no hot water in the shower and no sheet or blanket is provided on top of the ever-so-thin mattress, just a sarong that could have done with a bit of laundering to remove the odour of stale sweat and God knows what other bodily fluids! As to what the ‘recent renovations’ might have been is anybody’s guess.

Do yourself a favour – give this place a miss. There is much better value to be had in Patong Beach.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Karma Guesthouse

Address: 5 Siriraj Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Hotel Style:
Ranked #288 of 356 B&Bs / Inns in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Karma Guesthouse Patong, Phuket

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