I am amazed to see such great reviews so expect that our timing was just off. I knew that the time of year we visited would be more crowded so I booked 6 months in advance and specifically requested and was promised the room we wanted. I sent emails three times to confirm that all was set. When we arrived we were told that the room we had requested was already booked and they showed us to a room far removed from the beach with no working shower, not clean and that was being used to store old patio furniture. The air conditioning is generally not a problem for us when on the beach, but this was a concrete room, not close to the beach that had clearly been locked up for a while and was smelling pretty stale. And the air conditioning was not working. The price agreed when I booked was $100 per night, which I was not willing to pay for what we we're being shown. You can stay in very cute little grass huts right on the beach for a quarter of that, so did not see the value. We ended up leaving and staying somewhere else. Perhaps this was just an oversight and they lost our booking, but they were only willing to come down to $90 per night for a concrete box, away from the beach with no working shower, smelly and no hope for clearing the air. The place we moved to had a much better value comparison and saved our 5 night stay on Karon Beach. It looks like others have had better experiences, but after the treatment we received we never even tried the restaurant despite staying very nearby and diving with the diveshop right next door.
- Also Known As:
- Ruam Thep Inn Phuket/Kata Beach