We stayed at Kata Happy House for a total of 3 weeks during 2 stays (each in a different room) in December 2012. The hotel is aging and maintenance is not perfect but it seemed a very fair trade-off for the low cost. Rooms were spacious and clean. Nice hard mattresses, good AC, decent showers, (second visit we had a tub too) and roomy balconies. Basic mini fridge. No screens on sliding balcony doors which would be better since even in dry season there are a few mosquitoes about. WIFI internet was awful. Fortunately they have 2 desktop computers in the lobby that worked fine. Located on a busy 4 lane road at a distance from Kata, the nearest beach. There's a free shuttle to the beach but you'd better have a motor-scooter if you want to get anything done. 5 minutes by Honda to the beach, probably 30 minutes to walk and the neighborhood is not pedestrian friendly. Don't expect anything fancy like sidewalks. Rooms at the sides and back are reasonably quiet considering the heavy traffic passing by. They serve food but we never tried it preferring the huge variety and quality of nearby restaurants. Staff were friendly and helpful but English skills range from adequate to zero. Shuttle drivers very nice and airport transport, one hour if traffic not too bad, is reasonable at 900 Baht. (Touts at the airport will demand 1500 or even 1800 for a trip to Kata. BE FIRM...) We're returning to Kata (please) and we looked around the neighborhood for future digs. Kata Happy House is pretty competitive.
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- Also Known As:
- Kata Happy House Hotel Kathu
- Kata Beach Resort
- Kata Happy House Phuket/Karon