My girlfriend and I decided to steer away from Patong for this trip, and went for somewhere new, and around the same budget range. Since we'll be out of the room for most of the time, we decided to just go for a cheap, yet comfortable hotel, settling for Kata Blue Sea after reading some reviews here and there.
Our trip transfers (from airport, taxi back from the weekend market, etc) generally have some problems trying to find the resort. It's off a lesser-taken Y-fork road, and may be overlooked by many cars and drivers. That being said, it's quite walkable from the main road, and with it some peace and quiet from the busy beach-facing street.
The room seems fine to start with. We are in the same building as the reception and breakfast, and our room overlooks the pool (seems to be shared with a next-door resort). There is no free wifi, but paid wifi is available upon request, at a very cheap rate.
However, things start to turn out less than satisfactory. Our small balcony was dusty and uncleaned from the construction of a new hotel nearby, and while we can't comment on the noise since we're not in our room during the day, the cleanliness of the balcony is disappointing. Furthermore, there are baby cockroaches everywhere in our room, and though we aren't really bothered by them, the fact remains that the room is not as clean as we expected.
We didn't have a problem with the showers, other than a small leak that cause the water pressure to be slightly affected. The hot/cold water control is functioning normally.
All in all, I guess it boils down to your comfort level. In my opinion, we paid more than we should have, though we travelled in the high season, and we are not going to stay here again for sure.
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- Also Known As:
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