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The Boathouse Phuket
Ranked #7 of 55 Hotels in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 12, 2013

For beach lovers - this is the place to stay. It is the only hotel on the beach, all others are behind the busy, smelly, without pavements streets, they all called beach something , but they are NOT!!! Room and bathroom is modern and very clean! Food at the hotel was one of the highlight of our trit: fresh and tasteful. Would like to say big Thank you to the staff, especially concierge ! Please listen to this loveliest men advise , there is nothing he can not do!!! At the same price if not cheaper then outside of the hotel. Overall we felt very sorry for people who didn't recognised this gem and stayed at other places.

Room Tip: Stayed at 308-great room. Bere in mind ,because of the trees in front of the hotel , you wont get cl...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We just came back from Phuket we stayed at the Boat House, great service, small but nice rooms. We had fruits in our room every day coming back from our tours. We chose one of the Deluxe Room because we read the reviews about the noise around the pool it was an ok decision because we still ended up with the terrace of the restaurant in front of our room, I'll be great if they didn't use that space for larger tables that will make a difference.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

After search on TA we have decided for Boathouse: the key criteria were: beach / quiet but not far away from restaurants and shopping areas. Boathouse fullfill the criteria 100% and with 3 bonus: small place (around 40 rooms) ; service and food 5 stars and last but not the least... staff ! these people is amazing working hard for their guests. As someone said in other review : If you are looking for a beach vacation look no further. If you have doubts simply check the reviews... there is a "template"... rate 5 and few 4... no matter people's origin (Europe, Asia, Australia and America...).
The hotel has been renewed and is well placed in Kata beach area... it is few steps from hotel to beautiful sand and sea. And the beach exclusive area is a must. The pool area is also very nice even not exclusive for hotel guests which in fact did not cause any trouble. The infinity pool is small but very nice and relaxing after a beach day. All the pool area it is a beach club (that's why open to visitor's who have to pay) well maintained and wonderful to enjoy some snacks and cocktails, mojitos...
There are several room types and the 2 my family have were perfect... clean, modern and a Thai touch for sure. Ground floor rooms have a pro (few steps to beach) and a cons (restaurant terrace is just in the middle so less privacy). no matter the choice is ... will be OK.
The must of the hotel other than location is the staff ... either main restaurant, beach restaurant, pool area, reception and specially beach staff ... beach chairs and parasols (2 per guest... sun and shadow "location") ,cold water served regularly, bar service and fresh fruit around 12 ...
Breakfast has a cold area (buffet) and you may order hot meal a la carte (eggs, pancakes, sausages, and everything ... ). This hot "area" is not buffet style and to be honest the cold area with fresh fruit, cheese, smoothies, cakes, croissants, have more than enough. and it is very good food and service. By the way if you are there on Sunday do not forget the lobster launch... not cheap but very, very good.
I did not meet Ms. Fleury the general manager but for sure she deserves congratulations as she leads a great team. If you are "just" looking for a beach time without thinking on mosquitoes, hundreds of people at breakfast and figthing for a beach chair ... this is the place. AND the staff ... never forget the rigth people makes the difference.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed at the Boathouse for 4 nights and the gist of it all... we should have stayed longer!

If you are looking for a lazy beach vacation look no further.

This hotel is not big. 40sth rooms all together but the service and food is impeccable, not to mention the location-location-location. The hotel offers a direct access to Kata Beach where the hotel services continue. From the location of your beach chairs and parasol(s) - (should you need more than one) to the cold water served regularly, bar services and fresh fruits.

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We had a sea front room, on which I must say I agree with other reviews here by saying that we should have taken the 'sea view' on the first floor in order to avoid the ground floor. The room was a bit on the small side, but still very clean (turn down service included) and well kept with fresh fruits served daily. One thing we ought to point out is lack of the standard laundry string on which it would have been comfortable to hang out swim suites overnight.

Food
Whilst the breakfast buffet is more limited than what you might find in the bigger hotels (Sheraton, Sangri La, W, Lebua), the quality and sophistication is superb. The fresh smoothies are unbeatable and so are the fresh chilled coconuts. The rest of the hotel's restaurants will not fail you either. Dinner may be a bit dear but offers good value for money. And so, if you are so inclined, there is no need to leave the property.

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Impeccable. Delightful and very welcoming. Staff knows good English so it is easy to communicate. They are very attentive to your needs without being a bother - not an easy balance to strike, but the Boathouse seems to manage under the leadership of Ms. Fleury.

It should be noted that the 'must have' infinity pool is small. So, if this is what you are after, better stay somewhere else. Otherwise, look no further!

Room Tip: Take 'sea view' in order to avoid ground floor.
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in March 2013 at the Hotel Boathouse and rented one of the few Beachfront suites. The suite was beautiful (better take the first floor and avoid the ground floor). The staff is very friendly and helpful, in the room, the restaurants or on the beach. The location of the hotel is great and is on the quiest part on the Kata beach. Food in the restaurant is great and you can enjoy the terrasses for lunch.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Boathouse is superbly located directly on Kata beach and surrounded by a variety of restaurants and shopping possibilities. The hotel, its restaurant, club and pool are of high quality. Especially enjoyable is the friendliness of the whole staff, from the receiptionists, cleaning ladies, beach boys, waiters/waitresses to the management.

Room Tip: Rooms not close to the club area are more quiet in the evenings
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We only stayed at Boathouse for one night, however we would have liked to stay longer if we could.

It is in a great location, at one end of the beach and right near so many restaurants, bars and shopping. If you are looking for a quiet get-away this may not be for you. However, if you were after a quiet get-away you wouldn't really head to Kata Beach.

The rooms were clean and bathrooms were modern.

The pool area was the highlight, really cool day beds and bar area. Would be great fun with a group of friends.

We also dined in the Boathouse restaurant, the food was superb. Really good quality and service was brilliant. However, as I said you are near so many restaurants you may want to head out to somewhere local and save some money.

All in all a good find, and great value of money.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Boathouse Phuket

Address: 182 Koktanode Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Boathouse by Montara)
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kata Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
#5 Spa Hotel in Kata Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range: $187 - $1,152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Boathouse Phuket 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boathouse Phuket, Thailand, has been an architectural and culinary landmark on Kata Beach since 1989. A favorite with discerning visitors, it appears on numerous lists of the world's best small hotels. The Boathouse Wine & Grill has been distinguished with Wine Spectator Awards since 1995 and has been credited with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2006. New additions to the property include extended family suites, a 2-bedroom beachfront Penthouse suite and a rooftop Sunset Lounge. A beach club and spa and a chic boutique shop with a gourmet café. The fantastic beach location, personal friendly service, intimate atmosphere and stylish gourmet restaurant with one of the best wine cellars in Thailand make it the ideal location for beach, food and wine buffs. Weekend Thai cooking workshops from 10 am - 1 pm. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Boathouse Hotel Kata Beach
Mom Tris Boathouse Kata
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