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Review of Karon Phunaka Resort and Spa

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Karon Phunaka Resort and Spa
Ranked #63 of 132 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Kawasaki, Japan
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relax there”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

I stayed here 4days with my parents. Almost staff are kindly, but if you can speak Thai a little bit,
you can communicate with them. Room is very clean, and we can see wonderful ocean view and sunset from room.
It's take 15~20 minutes to walk from Hotel to the Karon Beach. During day time is so hot, but we take Hotel's umbrella, it's useful. It is located side of the mountain, it's really quiet around there.
If you have a lot of laundry, there is good laundry near the hotel. The price is 1kg=40Baht, and laundry's staff are kindly.
From lobby to room, we took two elevator, it's take 5 minutes. I felt quite far from room to lobby.
Breakfast buffet is almost same everyday, but not so bad.
My parents liked swimming pool. They relax at pool side chair, and swim.
I recommed here who likes quiet and relax. We really relax at there.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Asaza
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Very good location. Remote and quiet with excellent view over Karon and the beach.
Only 5 minute walk to the main street of Karon, with all the restaurants, bars, massage, shopping.............. and about 10 to 15 minutes walk to the beach (free bus transfer available, but I never used it as I always enjoyed the little walk to and from the beach)
Rooms are big, furniture is nice and the room is clean.
Private Balcony with a large sofa and jacuzzi is brilliant!!
Breakfast Buffet is up to standard with with a selection of Asian and European dishes. Some items change on daily base to keep it interesting for the guests.
Service is friendly and attentive!
As no hotel in Karon has a private beach, I would highly recommend this resort, if you do not mind a little walk, unless you need a hotel directly at the beach.
If I should come back to Phuket I will definitely come back to Phunaka Resort & Spa!!(if I get a similar room rate:))

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HJF65
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Timonium, Maryland
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

If you're looking for a good resort to stay in but don't want to spend the money for a beach front resort I can recommend Karon Phunaka Resort. My wife and I stayed in the Superior Room which was very nice, spacious, clean, nice balcony with jacuzzi and view of the beach from afar. The staff is very good and friendly and always say hello with a smile of their face. The pool is very nice with a wet bar and nice view. The restaurant is decent. The location is OK and within walking distance from many places to eat, laundry facilities, massage parlors (not the happy ending kind), and about a 15 minute walk to the beach. They offer free transportation to the beach but not back.

They get one star deducted because the bed was too firm. I mean very firm, it was like sleeping on the ground. Also, depending on your neighbors at the resort, it can get a little noisy.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike J
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Victoria
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

My partner and I stayed her in Feb 2013. We had an average experience id say. We were on the 6th level (370+ stairs we counted up and another 370 down form our room) we are young and fit and didnt mind the hike each day but can see how others would struggle, We were disappointed to arrive after 2pm and find our room still not ready! We ate in the restaurant for dinner/lunch onloy twice and were appauled with the service, despite being the only people in there both times staff ignored us while they sat around cahtting with their backs to us, we had to chase them to order drinks/meals/desserts which we found very disappointing. Meals were nice but small for the expense you paid. Staff also seemed to have difficulty understanding english on several occasions. The room was lovely though, we had a deluxe spa room and were really impressed by it, and the pool was also a highlight,

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sezzyjade
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Москва, Россия
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Phunaka Resort and Spa – quite, beautiful and charming hotel on the hill opposite Karon Beach. Frankly speaking, I’ve enjoyed every day there and would definitely return back. The room if quite big and comfortable, the balcony with Jacuzzi and sofa if the best place to relax and watch the sunset (no need to go the Promthep Cape or other special viewing points on Phuket). The bathroom is all equipped with new plumbing equipment and has a nice modern décor. After one day you get used to funiculars and stairs system which will no longer bother you. At a whole, wonderful and romantic stay!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Irina_Malkova
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

My partner and I stayed here in May after purchasing a Scoopon. Upon arriving late at the airport I was a bit concerned that our pre booked transfer was not there. After calling the hotel I was told that they did not have a transfer booked, even though I had a copy of the email. But oh well, it happens! After a scary taxi ride, once we arrived all was forgiven. We were greeted with friendly staff with cold towels and drinks, check in was easy and we were taken to our pre air conditioned room. The room was lovely and big and cleaned every day. Very nice bathroom with good sized tub and big sliding doors onto the balcony with brilliant views. The room had beach towels and beach bag provided which was changed over with fresh ones each day. Very handy due to the small walk/tuk tuk to the beach. Part of the Scoopon was a massage and three course meal. The massage was fantastic and the meal was amazing. Great views from the pool when you can see the hills, sea and big Buddha. There is a fair bit of walking and climbing stairs involved but helps walk off all the delicious local food and Chang :) After searching trip advisor for somewhere new to stay next month, I don't think this place can be matched and we will be back.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank box83
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

To Managment & Staff

We have just returned from an awesome 10 days in Phuket. Karon Phunaka Resort and Spa provided us with a perfect setting to enjoy a well deserved break. The room was spacious with stunning views of the Andaman Sea. We had a corner room with big sliding doors leading to a patio including another window with beautiful views over the ocean. The pool was amazing - lovely to cool down after a day on the beach and shopping. The new years eve fireworks was spectacular.The friendliness of all staff from check-in to departure was very refreshing - nothing was ever any trouble for them. The honesty of housekeeping is also highly commendable as we accidently left two pens with very sentimental value in the safe. We phoned from the airport to enquire whether this had been found by housekeeping after our check out. It was confirmed that they had found the pens. We have arranged with a courier to collect the pens from reception - in this day and age this is truely remarkable - there are still very honest people in this world. Once again thank you to management and staff of Karon Phunaka Resort - your resort is absolute wonderful and we will definitely be back. This was our 4th trip to Phuket and we are already looking forward to the next one. To anyone out there planning a trip to Thailand make Karon Phunaka your destination.

Warm greetings from the Robertsons

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dalene r
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KaronPhunaka, management team at Karon Phunaka Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Sir,


Thank you very much. Your review is really appreciated and truely makes us proud of our staffs. They are really stars of Karon Phunaka. Our guest’s comfort and happiness are our priority. And there is nothing valuable to us more than your remarkable time during your stay here. It is the reason and inspiration that we take into our work every day. We will keep up our good work and keep developing our service for every guest enjoyable stay. We wish you have enjoyable trip wherever you go. And if you come back to visit Phuket again, we will be more than happy to welcome you back to Karon Phunaka again.

Yours Sincerely,


On behalf of management team and all staffs,

Pasara Puthamat
Executive Secretary
Karon Phunaka Resort & Spa
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Additional Information about Karon Phunaka Resort and Spa

Property: Karon Phunaka Resort and Spa
Address: 22/1 Soi 22 Thanon Patak, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#33 Spa Hotel in Karon
#34 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#46 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Karon Phunaka Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hide yourself away from the world in a hillside paradise in Phuket, Thailand. The individual villa-style buildings of the Karon Phunaka resort and spa are set amidst a lush forest and scattered down Naka Mountain in true tiered wedding-cake style. From every almost every point in the resort, you'll have sea views to die for, floor-to-ceiling windows in your Deluxe bedroom that bathe the room in natural sunlight and a balcony with your own private Jacuzzi tub. ... more   less 
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