My husband and I stayed here for 9 nights in April 2013 and had a wonderful time. Our room (facing out the front of the hotel) was spacious with excellent facilities (safe, satellite telly, hairdryer, air con, tea/coffee making facilities, good size fridge, decent size balcony with rail to dry clothes, good size shower and bathroom area).
The whole hotel was very clean and the location is excellent for walking into Kata and Karon (though if going to Kata beach I would actually recommend you don't use the stinky shortcut beside the river of sewage, instead walk along the main road towards Karon and turn left at the junction, it's only an extra 5 minute walk and is much nicer). We also liked the fact that although it was close to everything it was also tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main road, in what was a very pleasant and new looking development.
We thought the breakfast selection at the hotel was really very good considering the very reasonable price we had paid for our stay. It was mostly the same everyday but there was a good choice of cereal, toast, fruit, bacon, eggs (however you wanted them done - my husband had the omelette a few times and it was huge), cold meats, tea, coffee, juice and randomly one morning we even had chicken wings!
The pool area at the hotel was also very nice, it's not a big pool but was spotlessly clean every day and was a very nice place to just go and relax.
The only downside during our stay (and to us it was only a very minor downside and not within the control of the hotel) would be the building work going on opposite. They did start work earlyish and a couple of times during our stay worked into the evening a little, but even when we had a lazy afternoon by the pool we didn't find it too much of an issue and were still able to relax (I only mention this as although it didn't effect our stay, I personally can sleep through almost anything, some may find it useful to know there is work going on in the area).
And just to finish, I would like to say that the staff at the hotel are lovely, friendly, very chatty and willing to help with any issues/questions you have. We had asked the hotel to arrange our collection from the airport on our arrival, unfortunately the driver didn't turn up. The hotel did give an excuse, not sure if it was a true one or they just forgot, but again it wasn't an issue as there were plenty of taxi's at the airport for us to hop into and the fella on reception was very apologetic on our arrival. On our departure the hotel organised a taxi for us (with a stop off at Big Buddha on the way) and he did show up, spot on time, so I think the arrival taxi was just a case of bad luck.
If we ever make it back to Phuket we will definitely look at staying here again.
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