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The Boathouse Phuket
Ranked #5 of 57 Hotels in Kata Beach
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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“Great Location, many good aspects....”
Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for a week with my wife, we've stayed a couple if times before when it had the Mom Tri prefix. It's a busy beach at Kata, but there's a pleasant calm in front if the Boathouse. The staff are all very warm and industrious, perhaps a tad inexperienced, but very enthusiastic? The transformation of the past 2 years is mostly productive though my wife and I weren't convinced the audience for the adjoining Rekata Beach Club with which some facilities I.e. Breakfast Area and Pool are shared is wholly compatible...different clientele. I've had a useful exchange with the General Manager about our view. The bedrooms on the 3rd floor have benefited from an improved good sea view , excellent wet room and massive, comfortable bed. I thought that the previous bedroom layout was dated and worn and the view was immediately industrial with rooftop a.c. units etc. there are now decked areas outside rooms on the 1st two floors, but we still preferred the privacy of our balcony . We will be returning and I reckon time and experience will add to the ambience.

Stayed February 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

I love this hotel it’s just awesome with beautiful sights. The garden was with green herbs and I loved a lot spending my time in the evenings. The concierge services were awesome. I had to send an important courier to my boss and they did it free. The room was large and cleans with a LCD TV. Bathroom is spacious and well equipped. Highly recommend you to go for it. Many thanks to the management of “Boathouse” for their impeccable services rendered to my family during our visit to Phuket. I strongly recommend them from the bottom of my heart and would definitely choose them again next year for another fascinating trip.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

If you go to Kata beach, this should be your one and only choice!!!! There is not so many hotel directly on the beach, so locations was absolutely fantastic!!!
When we came (we were 5 ppl) the check in took some time but we got free upgrade to great suit. It was huge, but still felt like home. We had big balcony with view of beach. We loved to listen the waves on the evening and morning. Beds were bit hard but really big and we had good sleep. The bathrooms looked amazing, super clean, with shower and big deep tub,also had everything what you need (even little things like cream against mosquitos or after the bite). I loved also the way how they have air-condition. You can switch on AC in every room, which was perfect especially during night. We just switched on the one in the hall so we had cool room and we didnt have to have it on in our bedroom (i get immediately sick otherwise)
One of the best thing about accommodation for us, that we were complaining that the internet doesnt work good for us, they immediately send man who fix it perfectly!!!! Amazing services!
All stuff was very helpful and nice. All the guys on the beach or by pool always helped with sun chairs or towels. Hotel provide free ice cold water, fresh fruits, lemon chilled towels while you are relaxing on the beach (pool), where we also had security guard so i could live my bag there and go for walk or to see - AMAZING! AMAZING!!!!
Also the other side of the hotel was great location, all the shops, restaurants you can reach by walk.
We loved the stay so much and i would recommend hotel any time!!!! Especially if you are groups of friends but even family with kids. We were extremely satisfied!!!!

What we didnt like so much:
Breakfast buffet was in my opinion not so good for being 5stars hotel.
Room service :( we were bit disappointed. Food tasted mostly good but was way to overpriced and when we ordered 200g steak we got meat max weight 60-70g :(
Also sometimes it got to loud at evenings where there was singer and piano. It would be ok until like 10-11pm but sometimes takes even too late at the night.
I honestly think hotel is bit overpriced for being hotel in Phuket, but i guess the location makes it this way.

Room Tip: We had suit and was absolutely fantastic!!!!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We chose Boathouse due to it being directly on Kata beach, which we preferred to the likes of others like Patong. And we were thrilled with our choice.

On arrival, we were greeted warmly by the staff and treated to a welcome drink at the bar. The General Manager came over to greet us and another staff (I think it might have been the manager in charge of food and drinks but I can't recall clearly - apologies!) came over to say hello as well, which started our stay with a great impression.

Our room faced the ocean (however, as warned by other reviews here, we knew that the sea would be partially blocked by some construction on the 1st floor). That being said, it was not a problem as we feel we could always walk down directly onto the beach anyway. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with a platter of fruits that were replenished each day.

The breakfast was a mixture of buffet and a wide selection of hot food that can be ordered, with Asian and Western choices. The variety was so great that the choice was quite difficult!

There were beach chairs that were free for use for hotel guests right in front of the hotel. But as they were in public areas non hotel guests might mistaken them for public use. One suggestion for the hotel is, they might need to put up a sign or indication that they were for guest use only (as I didn't see/ wasn't aware of any).

All in all, it was a great experience, with immaculate service that made you feel welcome every time you returned to the hotel. Kata beach did not disappoint and was in a league of its own, and staying right on it only made it more special.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

My husband and 3 year old son stayed here after having visited the Boathouse Restaurant many times on our visits to Phuket. The restaurant always delivers exceptional service and quality so we had high expectations of the accommodation and weren't disappointed. Being lazy by the pool whilst people watching on the beach was a great feature of this hotel. Pool service was quick and efficient. Staff brought around free cold fruit sticks through out the day which our son and I loved.

Whilst there is no kids club here, the beach is on your door step so our son was entertained all day.

Rooms in the hotel see spacious and comfortable. Large bathroom with bath and shower was clean and well layed out.

Definitely be going back here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

I'm back at Boathouse after approx 20 years. 5 years ago we stayed at Mom Tri's. Kata beach has changed….and not to the better. However Boathouse remains a pearl. Great location, friendly staff, hotel well maintained. Restaurant slightly pricy. However Boathouse did serve nice fresh food accompanied with a surprisingly nice thai wine pairing!…not like the adjoining beach restaurant (Kata BBQ), where the fish was not fresh. 20 years ago….even 5 years…all food was fresh at Kata. We went today to Karon beach. I have seldom seen so much littering and garbage on a beach. I hope that the Thais will learn to take better care of their treasures…..if not it will end up as a low-costs tourist destination!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Great location right on the beach. Two great restaurant options at the hotel and only meters away from other options just outside the front door. We had the seaview hideaway suite which has as outdoor shower like no other I've ever seen. Staff were very friendly and always attentive. Will be our first choice next time we stay. Not cheap, but worth the price.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kata Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in Kata Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boathouse Phuket 4*
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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Boathouse Hotel Kata Beach
Mom Tris Boathouse Kata
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