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Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
Ranked #11 of 132 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

This hotel over all is very clean, staff very helpful, beautiful place to go except for the cost.

We wanted all inclusive, told didn't do that any more, we went full board.
For lunch and dinner we were given vouchers for any of the restaurants on site, each time we went to one we were given a menu which over half of the items had supplements added cheapest supplement was +£10 on top for each meal if we chose any of these items.
Drinks on site are also expensive £11.50p for a double vodka &coke, a bottle of beer was £3
Bottle of water was nearly £2. We went for a wedding, the grooms parents had bought extra champagne which wasn't in the bridal package. £20 was asked if they opened the bottle for us.

Room Tip: Standard rooms are adequate for most travellers unless you like a little extra room comfortable beds...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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3 Thank Ann H
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Almario, Director of Online & Marketing Communications at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear 'Ann H'

Warm greetings from Le Meridien Phuket. I am sorry to learn that you left with an unpleasant perspective of the Resort. I am aware that in our dinner or lunch voucher offer a few items - particularly premium-cut imported steaks and Phuket lobsters - require a supplement due to their high cost. In our aim of providing good value to all our guests we do not add these premiums outright as part of the voucher price as this may not be fair to guests who do not want to avail of these. If the Champagne was bought from the resort the £20 charge you mentioned would indeed be questionable. The amount is more likely a corkage fee for Champagne purchased outside the resort. Many thanks for staying with us and for your feedback. We wish you pleasant journeys.

Kind regards,
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Certainly plenty to do here and the prices are reasonable. It is a secluded private beach resort where you really do not have to leave. Well designed, making a serious attempt to encourage ecological awareness by offering 150THB vouchers for not requiring daily towel changing and cleaning...yes that is every day! Staff are extremely eager to please and meet your needs. They are delightful and happy to talk if you want to.
Rooms are spacious and well appointed, electronic master control for all room functions on the bed side table....
Stairs can be avoided if you need to. Great pool, and many different places to eat and drink with a variety of cuisines. On my first day, met the manager who asked me about my stay and actually followed up on the tiny issue I had found.
Families would love it too, the kids club has a great range of things to do that even I am interested in like, mask making, sailing, pirates cutlass and hook , kite flying, diving games, different things every hour.... My grand children would love it!
My only issue with this place is that I like to stay in a hotel where I can walk around the town and this is a little far for me, not that there is much time with me here for a conference. Conference facilities are great too

Room Tip: Pool views are nice but views from the sides away from the pool have greenery views and are quiet
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Twomarys
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Almario, Director of Online & Marketing Communications at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear 'Twomarys'

Many thanks for your feedback. I am happy to learn that you enjoyed your recent stay although you found the location of the resort not completely convenient. I should mention that we are only 5 kms away from Patong Beach and Karon Beach - two of Phuket's main shopping and entertainment districts. Many thanks for staying with us. We hope you had a successful conference and we look forward to having you again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Phuket is not the untouched island i hoped it would be (very naive of me)...but the hotel Le Meridien proved to be exactly what i thought. It was typical 7 star will all amenities one can think off! the service was great,food excellent and hotel rooms large and convenient. The private beach was oh so spectacular! Will definitely go back!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Soorekha C
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Jehan_Suanico, Marketing Communications Specialist at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear "Soorekha C"

We are happy to know that we have exceeded your expectations. Your appreciation of the services and facilities on offer is greatly appreciated and will an added inspiration to do our utmost in delivering the high standard of service we strive for. Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is delighted to keep up your expectations. We will definitely look forward to having you back soon.

Best regards,
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Grand resort offering amazing service, clean rooms and a beautiful private beach. We stayed for 3 nights and want to go back on our next vacation. The staff was brilliant, the food was good and well price for a resort type hotel. The rooms spacious and super clean. Will be bacl!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank LouAndEm
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Jehan_Suanico, Marketing Communications Specialist at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear "LouisEmerich"

Thank you very much for sharing your Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort memories. We are delighted that you had a fantastic time and enjoyed our facilities during your stay last year. We are also grateful for your recognition of our associate's service delivery, rooms, dining venues and of course the secluded beach right next to the hotel. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,
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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

I have nothing but high praise for this excellent resort. It's a beautiful oasis away from it all, with just about everything you could wish for on your holiday. The private beach is lovely and the pools very relaxing. Our room was ocean facing with a balcony, great to sit and have a beer or glass of wine. The room was kept spotless and bedding towels changed daily. The restaurants were all top quality, the Thai was our favorite but the Italian a close 2nd. The hotel staff could not be more helpful and polite. We will definitely be returning in the future.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Janice W
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Jehan_Suanico, Marketing Communications Specialist at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear "Janice W"

Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us.
We are indeed delighted to know that you and your family had a fantastic stay at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort and found our services and facilities to be of top quality. Your feedback is highly appreciated and will be passed on to the rest of the team. Rest assured that we continually do our utmost to keep up with our guest's expectations, and with this, we hope to welcome you back soon.


Best regards,
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Deluxe pool room is great for family - hotel is superb - lovely beach and pools - have stayed 4 times before in past years and will return - highly recommended. Near to restaurants as well as shops in patong so is convenient

  • Stayed April 2013
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1 Thank SteveMyers23
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Jehan_Suanico, Marketing Communications Specialist at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear "SteveMyers23"

It is a pleasure to read from your review that you had once again enjoyed your stay with us. We are delighted to note that you liked the room which we had allocated for you and that you were also pleased with our location especially next to a secluded beach and conveniently accessible to Patong and Karon areas. Thank you once again for recommending Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort on TripAdvisor and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Best regards,
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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Stayed here for my second visit to Phuket. Last time I stayed right in Patong Beach, but found it very noisy and dirty. So this time opted for something away from the nightspot areas. This hitel appealed as has its own private beach and secure area, but is still only a 5 minute taxi ride to either Patong Beach or Karon Beach.

Loved every minute of the stay here. The beach was fantastic - and you didnt need to pay for the beach chairs like to do at Patong. They also have lots of activities to keep you and the kids busy, a lot of these are free. Basically you could have a good trip not leaving the grounds (which are spacious), but we still ventured out most days on tours and to Patong.

There is a wide selection of restairants, with themed dinners each night.

Highly recommended, particularly if you are travelling with kids/teenagers or you do not like the in your face nature of Patong Beach.

Room Tip: Worth paying extra for pool or ocean view, as jungle view looks into the hill face and the insects a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Jehan_Suanico, Marketing Communications Specialist at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear "AussieAussie77"

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor and we are glad to know that you had once again enjoyed your holiday in Phuket particularly your recent stay with us. All your kind comments with regards to our dining venues (10 in total), location and the daily recreational activities are greatly appreciated and will be shared with the team accordingly.

Thank you for recommending Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort.

Best regards,
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Additional Information about Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

Property: Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
Address: 29 Soi Karon Nui | Karon, Muang, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access 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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Karon
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#5 Spa Hotel in Karon
#6 Family Hotel in Karon
#10 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#14 Romantic Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 470
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is located on a lush cove on Phuket’s southwestern coast with a secluded 500-metre pristine white-sand beach. One of very few hotels on Phuket where guests can enjoy a tranquil secluded beach right next to the hotel without the need to cross a street or walk some distance. Le Meridien Phuket Beach offers 470 renovated rooms and suites. Enjoy a complete range of sports and recreational facilities with two oversized tropical swimming pools, shaded kids pool, lap pool, 6 tennis courts, 2 air-conditioned squash courts, 9-hole mini-golf, basketball court, and a dedicated on-site LM Family Kids Club (04-12 yrs) offering fun, creative, and educational programmes. All non-motorised watersports at the Resort are free for guests. Le Spa, awarded 'Amazing Resort Spa' at the 2013 Thailand Spa and Well-Being Awards, offers pampering treatments and luxurious programmes designed to rejuvinate and refresh the senses.There are 10 restaurants and bars offering the world's more popular cuisines. Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is only 5kms away from Patong and Karon, Phuket's main entertainment and shopping districts and is a 90-minute drive from Phuket International Airport and 5 kms from the shopping and entertainment district of Patong. ... more   less 
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