If you are looking for a boutique/contemporary hotel then look no further than Foto Hotel.
Stayed here for 8 nights and didn't want to leave. Arrived at night and woke up to an amazing view in the morning from room 402 which is an ozone room on the 4th floor. Request for a high floor if possible. I would describe the decor as modern/contemporary. It really is just like the professional photos on their website.
Room: Extra large bed, good size balcony with gazebo (day bed) and bath tub. Flat screen interactive TV, safe, desk, large sofa. Mini bar was free which contained water, soft drinks, Yakult, snacks and replaced daily. Also if you have an iPhone take it with you, the room had a Yamaha bass speaker dock so you can play your music loud and incase your wondering the rooms are completely sound proof.
Reception has 2x Apple Macbooks with free internet and free wifi all over the hotel.
The pool would definitely be a selling point for the hotel with an amazing view of Kata Noi Beach. Breakfast was beautiful although slightly limited if vegetarian (had the choice of various breads/bakery, eggs, fruit, cerial).
Location: Personally for us as a couple it was perfect as I rented a scooter from the hotel everyday and had no problems getting up and down the hill. We walked up the hill one night and must have burnt about 500 calories. Walking to the shops and Kata Beach is 5 mins. If you decide to stay at Foto, rent a scooter from the hotel, even if you've never ridden one before, its sooo easy and fun. The hotel is situated in Kata which is a lovely area. 20 mins to Patong (clubbers paradise) by scooter or Tuk Tuk. Also Kata Noi is 10 mins away (turn left at the bottom of the hill). This was our favourite beach of all as its much quieter than Karon Beach and Patong Beach.
A massive thank you to all of the staff members at the hotel who are all really friendly and helpful and always go the extra mile. A special thanks to Nong, Oil, Joe and Nana.
Overall this is a very impressive hotel. 4.5 stars in my opinion. The hotel opened in December so there were a few things yet to be completed such as the elevator to the rooms however reception provide a buggy service to the rooms upon request. Perfect location for couples. If you are like me and have 20 tripadvisor pages open comparing all the hotels before you book... go for this hotel and just book it, you will not be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Foto Hotel is a stylish design hotel at Kata Beach created from a deep passion for photography that will inspire and delight with striking modern design and cool contemporary interiors. Enter the monochrome world of our Kata hotel and relax at the rooftop Silhouette Pool and Playground with panoramic views over three stunning west coast beaches and savour the exotic flavours of Phuket at the poolside restaurant Tiffin Mama. Escape to the Bokeh Spa at this serene Phuket boutique hotel for a rejuvenating treatment and unwind in the supreme comfort of your private Hall with the latest technology gadgets and luxury amenities. Capture a unique view of the world at Foto Hotel. To get the best rate go to ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Foto Hotel Phuket/Kata Beach