I have read all reviews and I agree to every positive statement in other reviews.
I will therefore not repeat those.
I have lived here 4 times, over a period of 6 years.
I have travelled around the island in car and on motorbike, and my conclusion is that this is the best option you get in Phuket.
I will summerize the benefits. LOCATION, one of the best beaches = THE best beach if you want quietness from water-scooters and speed-boats.
Wonderful staff, low price +++.
There are of course disadvantages, like: -not quite reliable internet, but if you ask the staff to restart modem (or walk in and do it yourself), not luxury and a few others.
I REALLY HOPE PEOPLE USE THIS PLACE BECAUSE the surrounding luxury hotels want to buy this property. They would of course tear everything down and make it into a place where price might be tripled. The owner has recently lost her husband and finds it a bit hard to keep running the place. With few customers there is little chance that she will manage.
Some info I didn`t find among the previous posts.
It is a very nice place to go snorkeling. It is one of the best beaches to go surf-riding, there are now small idyllic beach-"restaurants" on the beach, as a very welcoming alternative to the very posh luxury resaturants around the beach. It is very close to one of the better restaurants in Thailand (it was concidered to be one of the best, now I don`t know), Mom Tri`s.
It is an advantage to rent a car or a scooter when you stay here. On this stay I rented a very nice car at the airport for 1 week (800 baht pr day) and will continue on scooter for the rest of my stay. I think it is no problem to pay for car/scooter/taxi when you can get such an acommodation for a price down to 800 baht (rather big fan-room rented from the start of this hotel`s season).
They start their season early november and have lower prices the first weeks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come here to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Kata Noi. We have a range of comfortable hotel accommodations that will suit your budget and allow you to fully enjoy the idyllic beauty of Kata Noi. We are a family-run hotel that has been gladly serving Kata Noi for over 25 years, and we look forward to serving you during your next stay in Phuket. ... more less