We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
22/1 Soi 22 Thanon Patak, Karon, Phuket 83100 Thailand
View all 8 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (290)
Panoramas (8)
Room & Suite (189)


#78 of 167 in Karon
Hide yourself away from the world in a hillside paradise in Phuket, Thailand. The individual villa-style buildings of the Karon Phunaka resort are set amidst a lush forest and scattered down Naka Mountain in true tiered wedding-cake style. From every almost every point in the resort, you'll have sea views to die for, floor-to-ceiling windows in your Deluxe bedroom that bathe the room in natural sunlight and a balcony with your own private Jacuzzi tub.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Table tennis
Valet parking
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
200Reviews5Q+A33Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 97
  • 73
  • 16
  • 6
  • 8
Time of year
Traveler type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Most Recent
Heather L wrote a review Jan 2020
Bangkok, Thailand23 contributions22 helpful votes
We have lived in Thailand for 2 years, often escaping to the beach. Normally don't write reviews but we were really disappointed by Phunaka. Yes it has a beautiful view, especially from the infinity pool, and nice to get away from the very touristy and not very nice Karon centre and beach, however... Check in and check out best sum up the staff and service. Over 25 minutes for both experiences with no-one acknowledging us or inviting us to take a seat in a hot lobby. Staff overall fairly friendly but not well trained, not customer focused enough and very limited English which I can usually forgive but like they didn't care enough whether we were there or not. Aircon broke in our room twice and again was met with a lazy "okay, someone will fix" and then no update on status until we chased. Facilities are not 4 star and not a resort setup. Pool area only has 12 beds so of busy no chance of getting one. Pool bar is a make shift set up. Gym...is not a a gym. Nothing worked and like someone ran out of money to finish the facilities off. No spa facilties on site. Yes a shuttle but as some guests have said - one way only. Internet only really available in the lobby as rooms no strong enough. Overall food okay... But overpriced for what it is. Can find better food in the town. Positive was a voucher for a free coffee and 30% off the restaurant good. Lobby bar is depressing and our 1st drink in there (as we waited for our room) we couldn't hear each other over the bartender's disco music on so loud! Overall like I said, we don't often feel disappointed in Thailand but wanted to ensure others are aware, especially if you are travelling long distance for your holiday!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
2 Helpful votes
Nathakan B wrote a review May 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The hotel is built on a hill, and this gives it some distinctive features ... it is the only hotel I know where you take a cable car to get to your room, and i would have booked the hotel for that alone. It would have made an ideal memory for my son when he was young, had I known about it then. If you want somewhere directly on the beachfront, its not for you, but a courtesy shuttle will take you the few minutes to the beach and the centre of town and back again if you want, and that worked well for us. Unlike some reviewers we found the pool more than adequate, and our room spacious, well equipped and comfortable. Highlights were the staff and the management - they would go out of their way to make our stay comfortable, and the food. Brilliant chef when we were there, and if we fancied anything special we told him the day before, and he bought it and cooked it specially for us. We were treated as individuals and not just, as in so many places, as cardboard cut-outs. We loved the place and will return.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
ArmieC wrote a review Mar 2019
1 contribution
Per other reviews, yes, the views are awesome. But that is the only good thing about this place. Very outdated. Needs a major overhaul. All rooms are a hike so DO NOT GO if you have any physical disability or are older and not good with hills and stairs. This place is for couples only. Has a bit of a romantic flair I guess. Small pool with nothing much for kids. No grounds to go for a stroll or find a little nook to just hang out. Basically just a borderline average hotel with a view. Air conditioning and TVs are low tech. Restaurant and lobby have no AC so you cannot enjoy a relaxing drink or read a book in any public space if you want a break from the heat and humidity. Beds are stiffest I've felt in a hotel, Rooms were clean but just did not "feel clean." If you are a walker, the location is ok. Just know access to and from the hotel is a steep hill. About 15-20 minute walk to beach. Says "Spa" in description, on elevator buttons, but there is NO SPA. You must leave the property for a massage, facial etc. We felt deceived in that I was traveling with my parents, both in their 80s, and I saw no mention of the lack of direct access to hotel rooms or the extremely steep driveway and walk ways to all rooms. Rooms get pelted by the sun and are not insulated or have strong enough AC to handle it. Needed an elevator, to the old and slow "Wonkavator", down the stairs, across the way, then back up stairs to get to our room. Manager Somart moved us there because he said it would be "easier" for us. Somart was also very difficult to deal with when attempting to manage an issue. I had a very simple request for which I thought we were in agreement. He then walked away to supposedly send me an email I had requested, but after waiting for about 15 minutes, Somart refused to come back out and speak with me. Due to his actions, we left the hotel and had to cancel all charges with AmEx. Before leaving, I clearly warned the woman at the counter that if I am forced to leave without Somart coming back out, I will Call AMEX, cancel all charges, then write poor reviews on both Expedia and TripAdvisor. All she kept saying was "one minute please sir. One minute." I asked if she understood me and she claimed she did. We all threw up our hands and left in disgust and amazement. Went to Novotel which is closer to the beach with WAY more amenities. Across from the beach and shopping (5 minutes), rooms were nicer, property blows this one away and was actually cheaper by the time you factored in breakfast. Novotel has full spa, 3 pools, separate water slide for kids, multiple foods options, 2 minute walk to the beach etc., etc. Has what seems to be an adult pool with a bar and away from the main family area. Overall, we LOVED Novotel and would never recommend Karon, Phunaka Resort.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Don't stay there
See more room tips
1 Helpful vote
Monica1921 wrote a review Jan 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions15 helpful votes
This must have been one of the most amazing rooms I've ever stayed in, especially considering the fact that we got a free upgrade to Deluxe room, with our own private jacuzzi on the balcony. The view is amazing and the rooms are nice and spacious. The hotel is a 15-min walk from Karon beach, but there are free tuk-tuks provided in the morning. There is also a funicular train on site to help with climbing the steep hill that the resort is located on.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled
SonyaL067 wrote a review Dec 2017
Airdrie, Canada191 contributions51 helpful votes
Everything about the property was awesome. The only downfall was that they were working on the pool (but it needed it badly!). The views are great, the staff are superior, the room was exceptional. I booked this room without knowing anything and I could not have asked for a better room/experience/location! The breakfast buffet was delicious and runs until a decent hour for non-morning people. I fell in love with this place!!
Read more
Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Traveled
gguptaDelhi wrote a review Nov 2017
delhi16 contributions5 helpful votes
Pros: 1. Amazing views 2. Amazing staff 3. Very clean 4. Good food 5. Approachable 6. Very different architecture especially the lift 7. Great room sizes and amenities 8. Comfy beds 9. Amazing infinity pool Cons : 1. Building needs refurbishment - looks rustic at places
Read more
Date of stay: November 2017
Hilary M wrote a review Apr 2017
Skaneateles, New York25 contributions5 helpful votes
This hotel was just ok. There were several little annoyances that made us excited to leave though. 1: the beds were too firm for our personal preference. 2: the internet was spotty at best. 3: slowest elevator in the entire country. 4: housekeeping moves your stuff around on you. 5: the prices for food and beverage were quite high for the area. 6: the water in the tub and shower doesn't get any higher than lukewarm. 7: They unplug all of your electronics when they clean the room. The area is nice and the view is wonderful though, especially from the pool. The hotel is a little on the off beaten path so renting a moped made things significantly easier for us. The hotel seemed clean and the staff at the pool was our favorite part about our entire stay!
Read more
Date of stay: April 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled
Kinothai wrote a review Mar 2017
Lugano, Switzerland425 contributions163 helpful votes
Despite our very late arrival time, the staff gave us a really warm welcome. The room was very big with huge terrace and a stunning view in the ocean. Amazing infinity swimming pool. Staff very very polite and friendly. Funny (but slow) elevator climbs the hill. The resort is pretty far from the main road but being so secluded it's very quiet assuring an Excellent quality of sleep. The only one negative issue was the breakfast: limited buffet served until 10:30 a.m. only.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Traveled
DeepakrajDandotikar wrote a review Feb 2017
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Very comfortable stay, rooms r of great standard & pool is excellent. Room service & reception is very prompt. Didn't hv breakfast in hotel, so cannot comment about it. View from the room is very scenic. Only drawback is its location, u might end up walking 500m steep hill from main Street if u r not using taxi. Also, the elevator service can be irritating at times due to its very sluggish speed.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Traveled
sharonlsw wrote a review Dec 2016
Penang, Malaysia154 contributions14 helpful votes
If you like a full view of Karon beach from the balcony of the your hotel...then this is the place for your next stay. This hotel is very special as it has a cable car like elevator in the hotel to get you from the lobby to your room. The room is very spacious and in a way very luxurious as it out beats other hotels in terms of their design, facilities and hospitality of their staff. The western style food is splendid and has a wide variety of choices that will not be boring to the pickiest of eaters. Although the hotel is a bit on the far end to get to but it is all worth it with its great view from your room and also the infinity pool. It has a modern gym and also a lounge that has a mixture of old and new. They cater as well to drinkers as they have their own bar next to the lobby. Not to forget, this hotel has an in house spa as well for their guest that would like to have a spa stay and a squash court fot those squash lovers. This hotel deserves a thumbs up from me and is highly recommended.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Traveled
$108 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
karon phunaka hotel karon
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Karon Phunaka Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Karon Phunaka Resort?
Nearby attractions include Unique fashion (0.2 miles), Alex Fashion House (0.3 miles), and Wat Suwan Khiri Khet (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Karon Phunaka Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Karon Phunaka Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Karon Phunaka Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Karon Phunaka Resort?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karon Phunaka Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Napoli In Vespa, Pinto Karon Restaurant, and Efes Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Karon Phunaka Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Karon Phunaka Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Karon Phunaka Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Karon Phunaka Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Karon Phunaka Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Karon Phunaka Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Karon Phunaka Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.