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The Shore at Katathani
Ranked #2 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Perth, Australia
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166 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Heaven!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

We have stayed at 5 star hotels and resorts in several countries but none compare with this. As many other reviewers have stated these villas are just as good as the brochure stays and leave you breathless when shown in by the welcoming staff.

Breakfast delivered to the room on our first morning was amazing (see photo) and the facilities in the room second to none.

I forgot to give a special thanks to the staff who created fabulous displays with the towels (Swans, Crabs, Elephants and Rabbits) and for leaving us wedding anniversary cakes on our 35th anniversary but I can assure them they were greatly appreciated.

We stayed in Villa 8871 which I would highly recommend as there is no unit directly in front and the privacy in the infinity pool is total. The only minor negative with this unit is that it is positioned such that you can’t see the sunset. No real problem though as it has an easy shortcut access to the beach and there are plenty of places to watch a sunset from. Another plus was the fireworks. These displays seem to happen whenever there is a wedding or a special event and whilst shot from the beach they exploded just in front of our unit where we sat in the relaxation pit or the pool and watched these fabulous explosions of colour.

Apart from the breakfasts, which were excellent, as were the restaurant staff, we didn’t eat at the resort, preferring to try several of the local restaurants. The best of these is Bella Vista, which we thought better than Mom Tris in food and setting and about 70% of the price.

If you want a fantastic massage try Kata Day Spa. It is a little difficult to find as it is about 100m off the main road (a few hundred metres from Thai Boxing) but was the best we tried by far and after finding it we returned for a 90 minute aromatherapy massage every day. The ladies are lovely and professionally trained, which makes a huge difference in the quality of the massage. Check their website.

Staying at The Shore was a wonderful experience we will never forget but if you had to pay the “shelf” price it would be just too expensive. We hope to return but will need another special deal to be able to justify it.

Room Tip: All the units are similar though some have total privacy and some have a view slightly hindered by t...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

The shore is the most amazing place to stay and, if I could afford it, I wouldn't hesitate to go back. When you first walk into your villa the relaxed styling and fantastic view make you feel instantly peaceful. I don't know of too many holiday destinations where the photos on the website are exactly like the real thing. This place is...if not better.

From the moment you arrive the staff are super friendly and work so hard to make sure your every need is met. It almost makes you feel guilty. Your private infinity pool is so beautiful and we were lucky enough to have a completely private pool that nobody could see into. However, from the end of our pool we could see directly into the villa and the pool below us. So I would definitely suggest that you ask for a villa where this isn't an issue (FYI room 8823 is private).

This resort is aimed at total relaxation and definitely delivers. The food is great and cocktails during happy hour by the pool is a must. I would recommend this place to everybody and truly hope I will be able to go back one day.

Room Tip: Ask for a villa where nobody can see into your room or pool.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester,England
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113 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2011

We were lucky enough to be upgraded to this accommodation, having booked the next door Katathani. Both are situated on the stunning Kata Noi beach, the Shore at the South end on a hilly slope covered with vegetation. The views are simply stunning. The villa is probably the best accommodation we have experienced with a private infinity pool, pool bed and outdoor lounge, huge bathroom with central bath and separate wet room and huge bed. There is plenty space and storage and nice little touches such as i pod dock. There are buggies which you can call all around the large resort or its a short walk down hill. The restaurant is good for breakfast and there is a lovely private sun terrace here with pool. The other restaurants in Katathani are all worth visiting. Wish we were there right now, if you are going soon - you are very fortunate. Cant say anything about value for money as we only paid for the place we booked but sure it will be expensive as it is stunning.

Room Tip: Higher rooms = best views
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2011

We stayed at this fantastic place for 3 nights and didn't want to leave. Really, we said goodbye to the room as we closed the door like we were leaving a close friend. The location, view, amenities and most of all, the staff were second to none. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was first class.
We would definitely recommend staying at this resort, unless of course you don't want to wind out and relax, because that's what we found 'The Shore' seems to specialise in.
We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

We have just returned from 4 nights at the hotel. It was absolutely fabulous with great service, friendly staff (they even remember your preferences for drinks) and beautiful rooms. We stayed in a pool villa and the room and view was just sensational. Nothing was too much trouble and i just loved the little touches at night - banana cake etc.

Have not stayed at a better hotel.

Room Tip: its worth the extra to get a beach view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

We have stayed at some top class hotels in our time, but this one beats them all hands down. Their attention to detail is staggering, and the food and drinks are so cheap (£1.50 for a beer!). Our villa had a private pool and although it didn't face the sea, it did have glorious views over the palm tree covered mountains - magnificent. The villa itself was huge, with every possible amenity you could ever think of (pre-loaded ipod and mosquito repellant were two of the most surprising). I don't want to tell you of all the absolutely wonderful little touches they do to make your stay special, as they were such a lovely surprise each day. Don't worry about the villas being on the side of the mountain, they have 24hour golf-buggy service to ferry you up (and down if you want too). The location is fabulous, lots of restaurants/bars close by, and the beach is to die for - the water is like stepping into a warm bath, and the curve of the bay makes the sea very gentle here. It's the best holiday we've ever had!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

To start with, the rooms here are exceptional. Well designed, not overly cluttered, and every bit as gorgeous as you'll see in the pictures. We were lucky having travelled during the monsoon and while other areas in Thailand were flooding to have experienced almost 3 full days of clear skies.

Food at the resort was great (although in no way comparable to the amazing stuff you'll get at Mom Tri's just 5 mins down the road by buggy) and affordable. Transport all throughout the area is easily available via buggy from the resort and from sister resort Katathani. The beach is small but not crowded.

Only blots on the stay I felt was that I'd specifically requested for a higher room but was given one on the lower levels, with a view obscured by a large tree, and at times service seemed forced rather than natural. Would go back again but would perhaps give some of the other highly rated resorts around a go first.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Shore at Katathani
Address: 14 Kata Noi Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kata Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kata Beach
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Shore at Katathani 5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury beachfront pool villa resort on Kata Noi Beach in Phuket, Thailand. This adult only resort is a natural fusion of indoor and outdoor living where time has no meaning beyond the pleasure of every moment. ... more   less 
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