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Rico's Bungalows
Ranked #43 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
Reviewed January 10, 2010

I stayed here for a week in July 08 as a single traveller and returned for a night last August 09 with a friend. This place is is great, it's not on the beach but it's just a short walk away. You get your own bungalow which is modern, clean and well equipped (hair-drer,tv,dvd). It's right next to all the restaurants too. I stayed in Rico's hotel in Patong (which was also nice) before deciding to switch to Kata. Patong makes Benidorm look like Cannes but for better or worse it offers the only night life that I saw on Phuket. Kata itself is mostly made up of families, not the best place for backpackers to stay. But if you're looking for a gorgeous beach, some nice restaurants and market stalls then you'll be more than happy. While you're there walk over to Mom-Tri's boathouse hotel and restaurant, it's expensive- my friend and I just had a few cocktails in the bar- but the views over the sea are stunning and the staff were really friendly.In fact if I return to Phuket I'll blow the budget and stay there...if only...

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2010

Stayed here in dec 2009 for 9 nts,FANTASTIC little property ,short stroll to the beach , night life, restaraunts ect , nice litle pool , ideal for relaxing stay ,would definatly go back.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 28, 2009

We stayed here with two young children in February 2009. We chose it for its price and proximity to the beach. We stayed for 2 weeks. When we arrived, we checked prices on neighboring properties, and the other properties with beach were more expensive. The major problem we encountered was the pool - for the two weeks we were there, the staff did not seem to clean the pool. We watched the pool get progressively murkier until it was no longer safe for swimming. Also, one of the women at reception was very rude to my husband, which was uncalled for, given the length of our stay and that we rented two bungalows.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 11, 2009

Great pool with a kids section, and the area surrounding it with chairs we mostly used the chairs in our own porch (only like 3m from our door to the pool) allmost like pool access without having to pay that surcharge like other hotels have. Also they provided pool towels (after we asked for them)

Inexpensive too at lowseason using Latestays we paid only 650 bath/night
2 bottles of water came free every day
the bungalow had a small refridgerator (with the usual minibar stuff) but we got things cheaper from a nearby 7eleven

Many options for restaurants within just a minute of walking, also very close to a taxi/tuktuk "stand". Lots of shopping surrounding this place as well and a couple of touroperators nearby (we went on an excellent tour to Khai Nok, where we had hundreds of fishes swiming around our legs :-)

A slightly too hard bed (but we do prefer them harder than too soft)
and a TV with many channels (my daughter loved it) & an OK bathroom with warmwater in the shower

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 3, 2008

The taxi driver had a bit of a problem finding the bungalows but when we got there we were very happy with them. 23 roomy bungalows surrounding a lovely pool. Ours was kept immaculately clean by cheerful polite staff and was very comfortable. Each bungalow has it's own outside sitting area and you're only a few feet away from the pool, which was also kept clean. The reception area had a computer and free internet too, which was very welcome. The bungalows are located along the main street but down an aisle beside a tailor shop, so they're near everything but privately set back off the street. Perfect! The bungalows looked exactly like the website too, so that was great. It would have been nice to have had some of the resort/area details written in English as well as other languages, but there was always someone on the Receptionist Desk to help if needed. We had a lovely week !

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017
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Address: 42 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range: $19 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rico's Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Rico`s Bungalows Hotel Kata Beach
Rico's Bungalows Phuket/Kata Beach

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