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“Great Location on Karon Beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ramada Phuket Southsea

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Ramada Phuket Southsea
Ranked #103 of 132 Hotels in Karon
Grosse Ile, Michigan
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24 reviews
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“Great Location on Karon Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Stayed here at the last minute due to a problem with another rental.

Price was reasonable - and we had two rooms. Connected rooms not available, but our rooms were close together. Rooms were spacious, included breakfasts were good. Hotel also provided a 'beach basket' with extra towels and room to carry your items to the beach. Very convenient. Hotel staff was very accommodating, and cheerful. Pool had plenty of lounge chairs and a nice swim up bar. Pool was a bit warm, but it was over 100F/42C while we were there. Pillows were a bit firm for my taste, but I didn't request a replacement.

Location - Directly across the street from the beach - no buildings on the beach side of the road, so it is effectively on the beach. Literally across the street. Near a lot of good restaurants, like the Buffalo Steak house, Vitaporn steak house, and a lot of other places. You don't really need to get a taxi to get a good meal from here. On the beach there are also a lot of things to rent - Jet Ski, Para Sail; and you have access to the entire Karon Beach within walking distance.

I'd be happy to stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the pool are convenient, but they are all relatively close to the pool and the beach.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Randy_Tangler
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Ramadaphuketsouthsea, Hotel Manager at Ramada Phuket Southsea, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Warm greetings from Ramada Phuket Southsea!

Thank you for sharing your experience with us here in tripadvisor community.
Our team is very glad to know we have made your stay a good one.
Thank you also for sharing about our very accommodating and cheerful
colleagues including our great location in karon beach.

We hope to be of service to you again in Ramada Phuket Southsea.
Please do not hesitate to reach me if you may need any assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Salalima
Hotel Manager
Ramada Phuket Southsea
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stumbled across the Ramada south sea while looking for a non-resort type place on the Karon beach to extend our  stay in Phuket by 2 days. Ramada fully lived up to our expectations - it's a nice friendly hotel across the main entrance to Karon beach (all hotels in Karon are across the road from the beach). There is a helpful guard who stops the traffic to help you cross which we thought was a nice touch. Great location also means that it takes under 5 min to get from the  hotel room to the beach.

The staff is very helpful and friendly. Rooms are not fancy but fully equipped, everything works perfectly and all rooms have a little balcony to sit out on.

there are bunch of nice restaurants and spas around the hotel. Tried the hotel room service for one of the meals which was average.

Fairly comprehensive breakfast buffet, and the outside seating overlooks the beach makes it perfect.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Aus9
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Ramadaphuketsouthsea, Hotel Manager at Ramada Phuket Southsea, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Warm greetings from Ramada Phuket Southsea!

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us.
We are very delighted that our service has lived up to your
expectations. Also, we thank you for giving a special mention to our
very helpful and friendly colleagues and our great location in karon beach.

We look forward to welcoming you back in Ramada Phuket Southsea.
Please do not hesitate to reach me if you may need any assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Salalima
Hotel Manager
Ramada Phuket Southsea
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

I loved the Ramada Southseas at Karon Beach. As I always do before I travel, I researched and researched and I am so pleased I chose this hotel to stay at.

It ticked so many boxes for me; it was right across the road from the beach; the hotel had its own pool with a pool-bar which was a hit for me. My room was clean, very spacious and had a cute little balcony that was the perfect size for 2 people to enjoy an afternoon drink. The daily breakfast was more than sufficient and I loved the fact there was a chef on-hand to cook your eggs just the way you like them – poached/scrambled/omelette.

We were on the third floor and towards the back of the hotel block so at first the walk from Reception to our rooms felt like it took ages. But once we got used to walking up the flights of stairs (we were on the 3rd floor), it was a quick, short walk. Besides, it was good exercise!

We were a 5 minute Tuk Tuk into Kata Beach for some active night life and shopping, or a 10-12 minute Tuk Tuk into Patong for a much more active night life and much more shopping! Karon Beach has its own restaurants and markets so you really don’t need to travel far for all your eating and shopping needs.

My one and only gripe (as petty as it sounds) was that the doors to the rooms all seem to slam shut. Therefore, as I am a very light sleeper, I would hear doors closing at all times of the night as people were coming and going. But seriously, this is such a minor concern that I take full responsibility for it sounding lame!

Overall, I would go back to the Ramada in a heartbeat. Relaxing, comfortable and clean are the best words to sum it up.

Room Tip: We were on the 3rd floor and loved the fact i could sit on my balcony of an afternoon to soak up the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Summer-Ways
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Ramadaphuketsouthsea, Hotel Manager at Ramada Phuket Southsea, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Warm greetings from Ramada Phuket Southsea!

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us.
We are so delighted that we made your stay in our resort
a very happy one. Thank you also for your positive notes
on our clean and spacious rooms. This will surely put
more enthusiasm to all our colleagues in their daily efforts of
delivering the best experience to all our resort guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back in Ramada Phuket Southsea.
Please do not hesitate to reach me if you may need any assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Salalima
Hotel Manager
Ramada Phuket Southsea
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Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is really a 3.5 star hotel, not 4! You can't expect to pay 3-star prices and get any more than what the Ramada offers! Not recommended for a quiet romantic getaway. If you want that in Phuket, you're going to have to shell out a lot more ... or go elsewhere in Thailand!

The hotel is compact and makes efficient use of its narrow space along the beach. It is aesthetically pleasing without much character. The rooms are big and clean if you don't look too closely. I would argue that Karon beach is NOT a prime location because it is jam-packed full of topless and speedo-wearing farang. Even the pool was full of these guests (really? topless sunbathing in the MIDDLE of the hotel?). Having said that, the pool was one of the best parts of the hotel with the swim-up bar being a highlight. Who doesn't love a swim-up bar?

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank dcbkk
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Ramadaphuketsouthsea, Hotel Manager at Ramada Phuket Southsea, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Warm greetings from Ramada Phuket Southsea!

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us.
We are pleased to know that you are happy with our pool area
and swim-up bar.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused in
the issues that you have raised. We truly value your feedbacks
have communicated all issues with the enite team for improvement.

We hope to have the chance of serving you again in Ramada Phuket Southsea.
Please do not hesitate to reach me if you may need any assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Salalima
Hotel Manager
Ramada Phuket Southsea
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Good location just across the beach, close to the crazy streets, but still far enough away to be able to relax at the hotel.
Breakfast-OK, but not more than average
Rooms-worn down, basic decoration, broken floors on balcony, little bit of smoke from aircon, thick walls between room but thin door to the hallways, so heard when ever other guest came home in the middle of the night
Swimmingpool-not very inviting and in the middle of the hotel, so no wind what so ever
Staff-very friendly and serviceminded, especially the front desk and security guard

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Christian K
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Ramadaphuketsouthsea, Hotel Manager at Ramada Phuket Southsea, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Warm greetings from Ramada Phuket Southsea!

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us.
We are pleased to know that you are happy with our friendly and
service minded colleagues as well as with the good location of our resort.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused in
some aspects during your stay. We have communicated your
feedbacks to the entire team and we truly value each issues
raised as this will give us a chance to make things even better.

We hope to have the chance of serving you again in Ramada Phuket Southsea.
Please do not hesitate to reach me if you may need any assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Salalima
Hotel Manager
Ramada Phuket Southsea
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Milpitas, Calif.
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Wound up staying @ Ramada Phuket for 5 nights after our reservation with Tingo for another
hotel got lost....the staff @ the Ramada were more than accomodating and helpful. The breakfast buffet was only good (not great) but our stay was overall enjoyable....the only thing was the lock
on our sliding door never really locked (who would have thought it opens on both sides!) and the
staff did try to fix it. English was not the primary language, but the staff did try.
Location is great right across street from beach.....enjoyed our stay but doubt that we'll go back
to Karon....too many tourists from Russia.

Room Tip: Try not to stay in #106....nice pool access but can hear people going up and down stairs during the...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank 3BaliChicks
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Ramadaphuketsouthsea, Hotel Manager at Ramada Phuket Southsea, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Warm greetings from Ramada Phuket Southsea!

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us.
We are very delighted that you have enjoyed your holiday in our resort
and giving a special mention to our accomodating and helpful
colleagues including our good location in karon beach.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused in
some aspects during your stay. We have taken the issues raised
and communicated it to the entire team for improvement.

We look forward to welcoming you back in Ramada Phuket Southsea.
Please do not hesitate to reach me if you may need any assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Salalima
Hotel Manager
Ramada Phuket Southsea
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Bangkok
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great location across from my favorite part of Karon Beach and next to the main road that runs up to Patong, this is worth a look. Since the Tsunami they've fixed it up but it looks like temporary measures, with the main walkways to the rooms and around the pool being wooden floors that are breaking down in spots. The TV had no English channels and in both rooms (we had two) the TVs had to be re-set by a staff member. Had to call three times over two days to get that guy to come up. Big pillows that raised your neck too high. Breakfast was poor and big chinese tour buses seemed to be the mainstay for the owners. Bathrooms small - wife didn't like that. Pool small. As mentioned in another review, like most places in Thailand beach resorts, and due to the country's poor public education system due to decades of military and chinese-thai elite rule that cares little for the majority, there is a shortage of staff who can speak english so they hire Philippines' migrant workers.

Room Tip: There's a pharmacy on the corner and a minimart - this is at the main intersection (roundabout...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Aldo48
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Ramadaphuketsouthsea, Hotel Manager at Ramada Phuket Southsea, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Warm greetings from Ramada Phuket Southsea!

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us.
We are pleased to know that you find the location of our resort
a great one in your favorite part of karon beach.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused in
some aspects during your stay. We have communicated all your
feedbacks to the entire team for improvement.

We hope we could have the chance of serving you again in Ramada Phuket Southsea.
Please do not hesitate to reach me if you may need any assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Salalima
Hotel Manager
Ramada Phuket Southsea
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Property: Ramada Phuket Southsea
Address: 204 Karon Beach Road, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#34 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#35 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#47 Spa Hotel in Karon
#55 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ramada Phuket Southsea 4*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ramada Phuket South Sea, a beach front resort located at Karon Beach offers an idyllic destination for truly unforgettable vacations at one of the most tranquil beaches in Phuket. Experience an astonishing refinement with modern Thai design amidst exotic surroundings that defines true beach vacation. It’s a perfect retreat for those looking for beach holiday or romantic getaway to a luxurious tropical paradise. ... more   less 
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