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Kata Beach Center Hotel
Ranked #107 of 161 Karon B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 11, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for six nights. On arrival we were given a warm welcome and shown to our room. It was clean and modern. The view is nothing great, but it was all you need including free water and a good shower.
The hotel owners were really really friendly and made us very welcome. The location is a good ten minute walk to the beach, but not many hotels are right on the beach, so do not let this put you off. It is 5 minutes into the centre and there is plenty to do. The location is just off the main strip, hence it is quiet, safe and you get a good nights sleep. Via the hotel we organised some trips and they worked out well.
On the comedy side of things, there is a timeshare sales organisation next door (not connected to this hotel). They do not bother you at all, but we found it very funny watching the various goings on with potential clients and sales reps!
On occasions we had breakfast at the hotel, which was not bad value and there were around 5 choices. The only small downside is the bar and restaurant staff, who we found offered very slow service and felt were taking advantage of the owners who work really hard. However, we really enjoyed our stay here and would return. Thank you for making it so pleasant and enjoyable.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

we stayed 2 weeks there , it's a quiet place by kata Beach, you need 10 to 15 mn by walk to get to one of the most beautiful beach of Phuket . Many shops, and restaurants only at a few minutes from the hotel wich is not too much isolated . the boss is a dutch family . They ll do really the best for helping you in any way. This is not the kind a place where you sleep and pay the bill before leaving only. They just love what they do. As a conclusion ,they do their best for their clients , and they really want to know and talk to you . I do recomend it without any doubt . safety box, tv , ac inside the ( clean !) room .There is a small pool and a bar-restaurant in front of the lobby that belong to the hotel. You need about one hour from the airport to get there ( between 500 up to 700 baths one way by taxi )

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Alderande
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

We originally planned to stay Kata Beach Center Hotel for a couple days and move on, but we liked it so much we kept extending our stay. The rooms were incredibly clean, had firm comfortable beds, free bottled water, flat screen tvs, and hot water pot with coffee and tea. Huey at the front desk is one of the most friendly accomodating people I have ever met. Joska and her Mom who own and run the place are fun vibrant people who help create a laid back family like environment. The porch of their Hot Stone Cafe restaurant is a great place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast while looking out at the quiet plaza. The beach is a 10 minute walk from the hotel, but I would much rather be in this paradise than in a hotel on the busy main st that runs along the beach. And value wise, you can't beat the price.. ( we stayed during low season)

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank worldtraveller31_11
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

Had a great stay at this hotel with my girlfriend. Located in a relatively new area of karon, it is quiet and peaceful if youre looking to get away from all the crowds. The restaurant was pretty good as well although I wouldnt recommend their salads. The dutch couple that own the place are young and very helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Only gripe is that we had a bit of sand in our sheets after the room was made up. Recommend taking an island tour and renting a scooter to get around and explore.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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1  Thank bsclywilly
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

Upon arrival, we were welcomed by Josca. There was a very quick introduction and we learned the hotel was privately owned and passionately managed as a family business.
Without the need to spell out a long story, I hope the following pointers paint a picture of what the hotel offers...
Room is cleaned everyday.
Modern quiet air con system, with full controls via remote control.
2x bottles of water supplied for us both, complimentary of hotel.
Kettle and cups, great sized fridge, flat screen tv and satellite channels, free WiFi offering fast internet.

Hotel located amongst a quiet and secure area of Kata. With security watch from both ends of entrance and exit. Use of small safe in the room, for added sense of security.
Great location as only 5 minutes walk away from Kata beach. 10 minutes away from Kata town, which has plenty to offer. Within the town, there will always be tuktuk or taxi services. From there, it's only 10 minutes car ride to Karon town, which also has plenty to offer.
Hotel also has a tour operations contact, Mr Dean, who is a great guy, too. He was able to arrange a trip to Phi Phi islands for us with very little notice. I must recommend to plan this excursion into your holiday but do factor in at least 24 hours booking in advance. We just got lucky through Mr Dean's persistence of phone calls for us! Both Mr Dean and Josca gave us plenty of advice and asked us all the right questions in order to help us book what we wanted, take their advice and experience.
Now only a couple of negatives, there seemed to be a minor ant infestation in our room. Though I only spotted a few and this may just be expected of hot climate countries. The tv picture quality was moderate on some channels.
Above all, the staff extremely friendly,always service with a smile and very helpful.
Very reasonably priced and provides all the great that Phuket has to offer.
Kata Beach Center is highly rated and recommended by us and we will be hoping nothing changes when we visit Thailand again in the future!

Room Tip: Rooms with a view facing the back of the hotel, do not expect a scenic setting.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank WhiPhiFantastic
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

Nice clean and large rooms, loved the spa, walking distance to beach and good food.

I would rate this hotel higher were it not for not one, but two, consecutive taxi issues.

We booked several weeks in advance, including an airport transfer for some friends flying in to meet us. This transfer was confirmed on both ends by email. When we called to confirm booking the night before arrival, we were told that in fact no airport transfer had been arranged. This was swiftly remedied, however, and there were no problems the next day, but it was only because we had called to triple check.

We had to depart at 7am the next morning, and arranged for another taxi transfer when we checked in, which was verbally confirmed twice by reception. At 7.10 the next morning, no taxi had arrived, and we were told it had not been booked, and we would have to wait 20 minutes. Luckily another taxi was loitering nearby and we were able to get another one in the nick of time.

Apart from this unwelcome stress we enjoyed the hotel, but would not stay again due to the taxi problems.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank beanie13
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

When we arrived, one of the owners of the hotel enthusiastically welcomed us. We immediately felt comfortable and enjoyed talking to her and the other people at the hotel. The other staff was also very friendly en helpful. They always helped us with our questions and kept smiling all the time. The atmosphere in the hotel is very good and relaxing. The rooms are pretty big and the beds are comfortable. The rooms get cleaned every day and drinking water is also provided. The restaurant of the hotel is also advisable. We ate there twice and it was very good. For Dutch people among us: they also have frikandellen, kaassoufles en kroketten! The menu is very broad so there's plenty of choice. At the bar of the restaurant there are nice party games to play during a drink. The hotel also has his own spa where you can relax and enjoy a massage, there is a discount for the visitors. At the hotel it's also possible to book all kind of excursions for a good price. The hotel is in a quit area of Kata Beach but nearby the beach, shops and restaurants. At night you can safely walk to the center of Kata Beach to go out. The price/quality ratio is also very good. So, to put it in a nutshell: we loved it! And we were very happy that we booked this hotel to start our vacation with!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 98/47 Kata Road, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #107 of 161 B&Bs / Inns in Karon
Price Range: $39 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kata Beach Center Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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