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Marina Phuket Resort
Ranked #3 of 132 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Brilliant Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

My husband and I have been wanting to stay here for years but couldn't afford it as we always came in april . We were able to go to Phuket in august this year so decided to take up the 50% deal. Wow ! Fantastic value . We took an ocean view room and absolutely loved it. Large , well air conditioned, well set out with a lovely bathroom. The hotel grounds are stunning and so is the pool area. Love the wooden walkways and all the lush vegetation. The staff couldn't be more friendly or helpful. We were having breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the beach where the view is special. A pity this won't always be so as they will be opening a breakfast room overlooking the pool soon. Had dinner with friends in the restaurant one night , as we always do but unfortunately the European meals we all had were only average. We should've had a thai meal as they are always great, especially the hormok talay which you can't get everywhere. The wine is way overpriced and its a pity because if it was cheaper we would have enjoyed a couple of bottles. The view ,at dinner is beautiful. We will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the ocean view room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Jenny C,

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor. We are really glad to be informed that you had an enjoyable stay at Marina Phuket Resort. This will motivate us to continue serving the best hospitality and we will be continually showing the best of ourselves to all customers.

However, we are sorry that the European meals were only average and the price of the offered wine was not up to your expectation. We have brought your feedback to our Executive Chef’s attention in order to exceed guest expectations.

We thank you once more for your truly valuable comments and hope to welcome you back to Marina Phuket Resort in the future.

Best regards,
Orachorn Kuljinda
Operation Manager
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

I love this Hotel best in the world. Why?
Well over 10 years ago I have discovered Marina Phuket Resort upon the recommendation of an article in the Magazine of the German Lufthansa.
My first stay at Marina Phuket confirmed all the qualities that this Hotel offers:
a rich and beautifully green environment - it almost feels like to be in a botanical garden with direct access to the georgeous Andaman sea - beautiful and excellently designed pavillions with view to the sea, the jungle or to the park-like garden, a very romantic restaurant right at the edge of the sea, and above all, a very friendly and polite staff who takes care for you.
Since then I have returned many times again to Marina, which became my "tropical home". And every time that I come back, I see the constant improvements and care for every detail throughout the Hotel, indoor and outdoor. My stay this year in September showed an almost new Marina: with a wonderful new entrance hall in the traditional Thai style and a new grand swimming pool area - lovely to swim and to rest and to listen to the sound of the water cascade. What else can one want? For couples with a desire for romance ot families with children playing in a safe environment, Marina is the place and Hotel to be. No doubts, I will return to my "second home" whenever Germany feels too cold and stressful. Thanks to Marina and my best wishes for all ist employees who do their work with great skill and dedication!

Room Tip: My preferred pavillion/room is of course the Sea-view pavillion. But also the jungle Pavillion is gr...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Profboehm,

Let us thank you for providing the time to write this enthusiastic review for Marina Phuket Resort on TripAdvisor.

We really appreciate that you have enjoyed every single moment of your stay at Marina Phuket Resort including all of our attention to detail which made you feel like home.

We look forward to accommodating you again soon.

Best regards,
Orachorn Kuljinda
Operation Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This resort was stunning in every way. From the moment we arrived, we were blown away by the staff, the location and the luxury of Marina Resort. We had booked directly with the hotel some months before our trip - meeting up with family from Australia. We had intended to stay for only one week, then move on to a busier hotel in a different location but in the end we were so impressed that after a short 2 night trip to Raya Island, we returned to finish our two week holiday at the Marina. This was because we could find no other hotel that matched the Marina for the money we paid. We were two families of three, travelling with 14 year old sons. The rooms are spacious and luxurious. We had sea view rooms which were lovely, although worth mentioning that there is only a partial view of the sea itself as there is quite lush vegetation in front of the villas - even though the gardeners were busy while we were there keeping the growth cut back. Everything in the rooms was well thought out - everything required was provided - good towels for the room and beach (in a nice carrying bag), toiletries, hairdryer etc. The gardens are wonderful - so many lovely flowers and butterflies, as well as the squirrels! As we stayed in low season there was a fair bit of maintenance work going on - to the garden villas, the reception area and to the restaurant by the pool - but by and large the work did not cause us any problems. The view of the beach from the On The Rock restaurant was stunning - breakfast was served there which was wonderful. The beach was very long and spectacular - especially at this time of year as the sea is rough and wild - red flagged the whole time - so be aware of this if you plan to stay at this time of year - it is NOT safe to swim from this beach. The staff of the hotel do everything possible to make you feel at home. In fact when we returned after our two day stay on Raya Island we were greeted with the words "welcome home!" How lovely is that! The people were genuinely friendly and couldn't do more to please you. If we go back to Phuket another time we will without doubt stay at our 'home from home' again. Thank you to all the staff - we loved it!

Room Tip: If you don't like walking too far in the humid weather then request a room nearer to the restaur...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank EssexSunbeam
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear EssexSunbeam

First of all, let us thank you for reviewing Marina Phuket Resort on TripAdvisor.

It is a great pleasure for us to know that our staff' hospitality, resort amenities and facilities met your satisfaction.

Thank you one more time for giving us the opportunity to accommodate you. We look forward to welcoming you back here again soon.

Best regards,
Orachorn Kuljinda
Operation Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our family of four (2 teenage daughters) stayed at this beautiful resort in August 2013.
Location: it was such a relief to be out of the Patong area, as we had stayed in two previous resorts prior to arriving at Marina. The resort is well located to restaurants and bars, massage spas, small boutiques and in walking distance to some very good markets. That said we chose to eat at the resorts very lovely restaurant "On the Rock" which is set high, overlooking the beach and partially open air, so you can eat dinner and enjoy the sound of the surf below. Breakfast is also served in this restaurant, eggs and bacon are cooked to order and there is a good selection of cereals, breads, fruits and Asian options. We particularly enoyed the freshly baked cakes and pastries which varied from day to day. The menu for the dinner service is extensive with excellent Thai food and also European options such as pasta and steaks and soups.
Jungle rooms: our room was divine! However, if you look at the Jungle Room on the website you will see a room with a gorgeous bath which is part of the actual bedroom...a very nice touch and that was the room we expected and wanted. Thankfully we got that room, but our daughters in the Jungle bedroom next to us did not and they were disappointed that the layout of their room was not the same as ours as their bath was in a typical bathroom. So I would suggest if you are booking a jungle room and you want the one that appears on the website, you may want to point it out when you book. Apart from that, we loved the size of the room, the facilities of the room and the lovely deck with chairs.
Service: check-in and check-out was simple, with the usual welcome drink and cold towels provided in a simple but elegant reception area. The hotel met our request of providing two rooms side by side and a lovely reception person accompanied us to our room, providing a tour of where the restaurant and pool area were located as well as how to use the fancy TV etc.
We had a wonderful stay at Marina and we will definitely come back, we loved the pool area, the comfortable sun lounges and the pool itself along with pool bar is one of the nicest pool areas we have sat around. Highly recommend this resort!

Room Tip: Some rooms are quite a walk from the restaurant, pool and reception - depending on age, young childr...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank KJJEP
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear KJJEP,

Thank you very much for placing a great review of Marina Phuket Resort for worldwide TripAdvisor readers.

Also, thank you for sharing your excellent feedback regarding the room, our resort location, the helpfulness of our team members, particularly the freshly baked cakes and a variety of pastries enjoyment at On the Rock restaurant.

We really look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the very near future.

Best regards,
Orachon Kuljinda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we arrived the hotel staff were so friendly and enthusiastic, we were walked to our room and shown how to use everything in our room and to our suprise there was a beautiful floral arrangement on the bed as we are honeymooning. As it was my birthday the next day they surprised me with a beautiful cake in our room. We have loved our stay here at Marina, it's so close to fantastic restaurants, the beach and local stores. Be prepared for the amount of walking you'll do to get to your room but it's worth every bit as you are surrounded in a stunning jungle atmosphere (not a typical clinical hotel). Hats off to the fantastic staff throughout the hotel from the pool bar, room cleaners, reception, restaurant and even the security you deserve a pat on the back for your high level of service. Can't wait to come back! We have fallen in love with Phuket.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank annajosh08
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear annajosh08,

Thank you for sharing your most precious experience of Marina Phuket Resort with worldwide TripAdvisor readers and for your complement to our dedicated staff.

We are very glad to know that you had a memorable time, especially for your special honeymoon and birthday occasion.

We look forward to your future stay with us again.

Best regards,
Orachon Kuljinda
Operation Manager
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Kata Beach, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Probably the most beautiful hotel we have seen in Phuket. Staff is perfect, rooms are beautiful, restaurant and pool bar are perfect. The place to stay in Karon beach.
50% discount on low season and 20% on high season.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are beautiful !!!!!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank StephVal1080
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear StephVal1080,

We are extremely happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recently stay at Marina Phuket Resort.

Also, thank you for sharing your excellent feedback regarding the rooms, restaurant, pool bar and the helpfulness of our team members.

We look forward to welcoming you to Marina Phuket Resort again in the near future.

Best regards,
Orachon Kuljinda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Marina is quite a lovely place with so friendly staff!
Jungle room is quiet and mysterious, you need to walk a long way to your room with views of beautiful trees and flowers, and also will meet cute squirrels. So it's a totally private stay which we required in Marina.
It's walking distance to the beach and also the famous restaurant : 'On the rock'

The staff give me a lot of help to understand the activities and also arrange the taxi with no additional charge even when I paid wrong to the driver.

It'll be my first choice and also recommendation to my friends when I get to Phuket again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear Chen L,

Thank you for sharing the experience of your recent stay. All of our team members are extremely delighted to learn that you had a fantastic time with us and will recommend our resort to your friends.

We have shared your comments with our team to inspire them delivering friendly and helpful service to all guests.

We all look forward to having you again at Marina Phuket Resort.

Best regards,
Orachon Kuljinda
Operation Manager
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Property: Marina Phuket Resort
Address: 47 Karon Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#6 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#8 Family Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Marina Phuket Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marina Phuket Resort is perched on a headland at southern end of Karon, among the finest of Phuket's famous west-coast beaches. The Deluxe Villas overlook the beach and the Andaman Sea. All guests have direct access to Karon Beach and can enjoy snorkeling right out front of the resort. ... more   less 
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