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“Poor service, loud construction, terrible food.”
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Phunawa Resort
Ranked #79 of 135 Hotels in Karon
Reviewed December 28, 2011

We have stayed here this month and found the service to be less then poor. The room has been poorly designed, can barely get into the shower in the main bathroom because the door does not open outwards as it hits the basin. Only 1 roll of toilet paper left per day, coffee and room condiments never topped up, outside our room they are spraying paint, building furniture and burning off rubbish over the road smoking out the whole pool area. There is only 4 or 5 sun beds around the pool and all the others are above the dining room well away from the water. There is no pool bar and the waiters do not come around to see if you need a drink or anything...? At breakfast time you constantly have to look for someone to cook the eggs and the Thai food on offer is possibly the worst I have ever had in Thailand... The pad Thai tasted like bolognase! The hotel is well away from karon and is a 15 minute walk to the beach. The roof top spas are not complete and are full of dirty water. Would be a great place if finished and with better service, would recommend visiting until this place is finished off!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

I had an urgent business trip to Phuket and found this hotel in Expedia. The hotel was open 6 days when I visited, there are some contraction going on. The rooms are big but the decor is average. It is in the alley, you have to walk at least 10 min. to the beach.

The real bad thing is the accounting staff. I tried to get the receipt which take forever and told that they will mail to me. Nothing came. Called today, got insulted by accounting dept.

I'll never step foot on this property again. Stay somewhere else.

Room Tip: If you are on budget, can walk for a while to the beach. Plus immune to lousy service.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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5  Thank Art T
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

As great fans of trip advisor I had to be the first to write up what a great find this resort is - we're staying right now! We were a little concerned there might be teething problems as it only opened a few weeks ago but we've not had a single problem. We were upgraded to a two bed apartment and we literally walk out into the pool, which is an unusual design with two waterfalls, which works really well. The bathrooms (yes there are two in the apartment) are amazing with huge rainfall showers and the bed is the most comfortable ever, so much so getting up can be a problem. The staff are super friendly, they can't do enough, and every breakfast we've had from the buffet style selection has been delicious. The resort is about a 10 minute easy walk to the main roundabout in karon so getting to the beach is quick. And restaurants are easy to get to, without you falling onto them outside the resort. So, as you can probably tell, we're highly recommending this one, and will be bringing family back next year. Don't bother with Patong, Dewa Karon is MUCH nicer!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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5  Thank MattDall
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 7, 2017
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Phunawa Resort

Address: 16/1 Patak Road Soi 24, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Karon Sovereign All Suites Resort)
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#42 Family Hotel in Karon
#60 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range: $45 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Phunawa Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
'Phunawa All Suites Resort' is your best choice for deluxe accommodation with space and comfort at Karon Beach for the simple reason that 'ALL' our rooms are 'SUITES' built in a tranquil environment with a huge pool. Every suite guarantees lots of space, excellent comfort and elegance through luxurious and timeless design using tropical hard-wood. 'Your' resort is just a few minutes by foot from famous Karon Beach and is truly a perfect place for all sun-seekers, couples, families, honeymooners and also romantic couples who expect privacy, luxury and pampering! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Dewa Karon Beach Phuket Hotel Karon
Phunawa Resort Phuket/Karon

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