We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Cute Resort, Needs to Sort a Few Things Out”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Baan Suay Resort Karon Beach
Ranked #110 of 135 Hotels in Karon
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Baan Suay is a lovely little guesthouse with a gorgeous restaurant and very friendly staff. There were a few things that I grudgingly have to mark them down for though. The easiest way to summarise is with a pros and cons list I think...

Pros
We had a lovely spacious room which was bright, had a balcony and long windows with a pool view.
The bathroom was a good size with really powerful shower.
The pool was really nice even though it was small.
The staff were very friendly.
The food in the restaurant was nice.
There was a fridge and kettle in the room.

Cons
It is a good 20 minute walk to the beach through the town although we were not too bothered about this ourselves.
Despite the restaurant having a No Smoking sign, there seemed to be someone smoking in there everytime we walked through. I am an anti-smoker so this bothered me big time. The staff could see this but never asked the guests to smoke elsewhere.
Our room seemed to attract lots of ants which we found in an army line from the balcony door to the bathroom and a few pesky ants make in into the bed one night.
Even though they cleaned the room everyday, they did not replace our dirty cups for new ones.
They do provide a kettle and cups, but no tea or coffee.
When printing our boarding passes, they were reusing paper (that's a good thing obviously) but that meant my boarding pass was printed on the back of a copy of someone elses passport, I'm pretty sure that person would not have been very happy knowing their passport details were handed to a complete stranger.

I really did want to rate this place higher as I did really like the room and the little pool but there were just too many annoyances. I think the management needs to do some auditing of the processes they use, I think all of my problems can be addressed pretty easily.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool/mountain view room, these seem to be nicer based on other reviews.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank EilisNoonan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (134)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

51 - 57 of 134 reviews

Reviewed February 26, 2013

My husband and I had booked this hotel for a 4 night stay. We thought we would try to save some money and book something on the cheaper end. We barely made it through the first night and handed our keys back and booked something else. Our room was like a prison cell and was the first one closest to the street. The main loud street of Patak to top it off. The pictures shown to us of the bungalow room were double the size and showed a seeting area. Our cell had nothing of the sort. Only an incredibly uncomfortable bed and nothing else, no chair nothing. We also did not get a blanket on our bed, only a filthy sheet. We use dour bath towels as blankets. There is one small closet that has a few hangars, so nowhere to put your clothes if you are staying for more than a day (which thank god we did not). The room smelled like urine, sewage and mold. We slept in our clothes. The shower is the bathroom, so you can't leave anything in there either as it will get wet. We did not want to use the bathroom as it was dirty, grout was filthy and moldy and filled with mosquitos. No hotel soap or shampoo, so plan on bringing your own. We were awakened to the loud music and singing of the cleaning staff and it was only 8am. Blasting music! Its fairly far from the beach and the main part of town. I have never left a poor review for anything and really had high hopes for this place. The one plus for the Baan Suay was the cute reception area, but thats about it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Melanie G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Very friendly and happy staff. Rooms basic but OK. Beach is a good 40 minutes walk though so really need taxi at 200Baht each way. Karon is also 20 minutes walk for the bars and night life. Free wi- fi in all rooms. Food was all OK but better choice in restaurants

Room Tip: Rooms in hotel better than the bungalows
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Grange J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at the Baan Suay, the owners are lovely and very helpful, if there is anything you need they are happy to help.
The staff are also very friendly and helpful.

It does say that the beach is 300 meters from the hotel, however it is more like a 20 minute walk depending how fit you are.

We stayed in a Bungalow, the pictures did make it look bigger on the Internet though. They are very small and basic, but are kept

The bar and restaurant is very relaxing and serves nice food, the chicken satay and spring rolls are lovely.

The pool is great, however the pool area is quite small, there is only 3 loungers, but we were quite lucky and managed to get a spot most days.

We stayed here for about a week, I really enjoyed it and i would definitely recommend this hotel, however I would like to stay somewhere closer to the beach. Once we got here and shopped around we realised we could have got something like that for a better price than we paid

  • Stayed: February 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Fionk123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Great villa, comfy beds, fun pool, and nice staff. Computer was a bonus. Only negatives are closing time early at 10pm during off season, fuzzy TV, and noisy neighbor. There is public transportation available and about a 20 minute walk to the beach. Near a bunch of different restaurants.

Room Tip: They are private villas that are extremely comfortable and away from others, which is nice.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank bp567924
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 5, 2012

My wife and I were looking for a budget place to stay and not expecting much. But Baan Suay exceeded our expectations. Rooms were clean, bed was good, staff were extremely friendly. The lady owner even accommodated to my wife's arrangements for a birthday surprise for me. She even helped my wife to buy the cake!!

The atmosphere is cozy and the it has a feel of being in a resort.

The only downside I can think off is the travel cost to Patong Beach for night activities.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Shamus C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 21, 2012

This place offers you the service of a nice Hotel but with the prices of a Guest House . The family who own it are very friendly and helpful and give great tips about where to eat and places of interest to visit . The restaurant also serves up great food and has a nice laid back atmosphere .

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank TroyGalliano
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Karon hotels
0.2 mi away
Manohra Cozy Resort
Manohra Cozy Resort
#56 of 135 in Karon
296 reviews
2.0 mi away
Phuket InterHouse
Phuket InterHouse
#106 of 135 in Karon
26 reviews
1.1 mi away
The Kata Resort
The Kata Resort
#7 of 9 in Karon Beach
23 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Lap Roi Karon Beachfront
Lap Roi Karon Beachfront
#111 of 135 in Karon
52 reviews
0.5 mi away
Simplitel Hotel
Simplitel Hotel
#41 of 135 in Karon
610 reviews
1.3 mi away
Honey Resort
Honey Resort
#86 of 135 in Karon
212 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Baan Suay Resort Karon Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Baan Suay Resort Karon Beach

Address: 381 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #110 of 135 Hotels in Karon
Price Range: $13 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Baan Suay Resort Karon Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Short walk to Karon beach, swimming pool, air condition and free Internet and wireless every room.Sawadee Kap! Welcome to Phuket, Karon Beach and Baan Suay Resort. Enjoy either of our luxurious deluxe or superior rooms. All feature king-size beds, large bathrooms with hot showers, in-room safe, fridge, cable TV, air conditioning, free high speed wireless internet and daily maid service. You will want for nothing! Start, end, or spend your entire day eating and relaxing in our fully stocked open air bar and restaurant. We serve a full complement of Thai and Western food 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm. Relax at a table or lounge on a sofa watching TV in the breezy shade or catch up with friends back home using our free desktop computer and internet service. Brought your own laptop? Take advantage of our free wireless internet access in our restaurant and all our guest rooms. If you fancy a game of pool with friends we have a free pool table for you to use but just remember don't play pool with Bow our restaurant manager as he has had to much practice over the years or maybe you can try your luck. Spend a lazy day relaxing in the brilliant Thai sunshine at our poolside, sipping one of our trademark exotic cocktails or non alcoholic beverages. Or go for a swim in our swimming pool to cool off in the heat of the day. Our greatest pride is our lovely, friendly Thai staff. Suporn, Bow, Ratri, Jam, Lisa and Pang who always want to show everyone the very best of Thai hospitality and service. Suporn and Bow speak great English and the others can communicate with a few words of English and a beautiful nod and a smile. We all know the island very well so please let our knowledge enhance your experience in Phuket. We also have a 24 hour on site taxi service for you as well with Kit our driver and a 24 hour supermarket and ATM cash machine 100 Meters away. Karon is one of Phuket's longer beaches, very popular due to its fine white sand. Being so long the sunbeds are well spaced out so it never feels crowded. Karon beach and town center is all but a short walking distance away and there you can find shopping, Restaurants, bars and markets. We hope you enjoy your stay in Thailand. Sawadee Kap ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Hotels.com, Ctrip TA, Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Orbitz, HotelQuickly, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets and Hotwire so you can book your Baan Suay Resort Karon Beach reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Baan Suay Resort Karon Beach Hotel Karon
Baan Suay Hotel
Baan Suay Resort Karon Beach Phuket

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing