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Karon Princess Hotel
Ranked #106 of 136 Hotels in Karon
Reviewed February 19, 2012

The Karon Beach Princess is a good modest hotel. Firstly, it is extremely well-situated, just across the street and facing the beach (there are no hotels with direct beach access in Karon). It's rooms are clean and all have a patio or balcony, it offers a substantial breakfast, its staff is friendly and competent. The hotel has extremely limited facilities: only pools, a pool bar, a lobby, a restaurant and a massage parlor.

The different types of rooms are very different, a fact of which potential guests should be aware. I stayed in one of their "de luxe partial sea view" rooms, the most expensive of their rooms. There was nothing 'de luxe' to it but it had a good-sized balcony overloking the pools and with a view of the Andaman sea. Some of the regular rooms, however, have a small terrace facing a concrete wall or a walkway for guests - I would not have liked having to spend two weeks in such a room.

The clintele of the hotel was nearly entirely Russian. So don't expect any fraternizing with other guests unless you speak Russian. Some of the young single males tended to be boisterous and loud.

Price-wise, this hotel is not a bad choice for Karon but there are certainly a number of comparable alternatives at lower prices. I paid US$115/night in high season, booked through a web-based hotel agency.

Overall this hotel was a satifactory choice but I'd recommend going to a slightly more upscale hotel such as the Old Phuket (next door) where for a few dollars more one can enjoy a hotel with more facilities and a better environment.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

stayed here late August 2011. Wasn't sure what to expect of Karon or this Hotel. After a lot of searching on tripadvisor I decided on this place and it was more than fine. Actually, it was a lot bigger than I expected. It is very deep and narrow, adjacent to a couple of other hotels, so it is deceptive from the road-front. I had a room towards the back but the room was huge and was only about $35 aud per night. Hotel is across the road from the beach and the breakfast was decent. The markets are about 100m away and the main circle about a 8 minute walk to the right. The internet is bit of a hassle if you are staying down the back, as you need to walk to the lobby everytime you use it - it's about a 300m walk - the hotel is very long/deep.
The rooftop pool is great, a very good size. If i'm ever in karon again, I would stay here without hesitation, although Karon isn't really the nicest of places...good time I had though

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

We stayed at Karon Princess on our return from the less touristy areas. KP is extends from the busy beach road inland following the type of long and narrow properties near the beach. Check-in and out service with no particular hassle but not much attentive attitude either except by the service-oriented gentleman who carried our luggage to the room. The location of the room makes a difference in this hotel. We stayed at B2302 which was great as it is far enough from the beach road but comes with almost unobstructed views from the balcony to the sea and pretty nice pool area. B2301, B2401, B2402 have a similar configuration. The room itself was clean and functional - nothing fancy but the price/quality is certainly ok. Buffet breakfast is a box standard set up with not much authenticity but quite acceptable. Pool area is quite nice, the beach is just across the road and there are plenty of restaurants and markets in the neighborhood.

Room Tip: B block rooms facing the pool area with semi-seaview.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

Myself and 5 others booked for a 5 night stay at Karon Princess with the intention of staying elsewhere for another 2 nights instead we extended our booking for 7 nights which was no hassle at all. The rooms were clean and the room was made up fresh everyday. The free daily breakfast included was well supplied with many choices to fill up and get a great start to the day, fresh fruit, freshly made omeletes, cereals etc. The staff were more than friendly and very helpful. The hotel is in a great location just across from the beach, great restaurants around the corner, markets a short stroll up the street and no trouble getting a tuk tuk or taxi.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

for the price this is simply great ,online booking thro jet tours costed me 10.5k INR for 6 nights for a deluxe sea facing double room this is absolute value for money

located on karon road , very quiet ,away from all night activities bang opposite the karon beach , rooms are absolutely clean and large with a lovely toilet , breakfast provided was good too , if you get rooms a little bit inside its a long walk this is not a concern ,you could hire 2 wheelers from the hotel @ 200Bhats this is a must if you want to explore the town, there amazing hotels in a lane jst a km away

Karon road is ideal for families and all ameneties is ideally located close by ,if you have a 2 wheeler with you nothing like it , the staff are friendly enough but english speaking is difficult but they do try , but they know exactly what they are doing

highly recommended , will definetly stay again @ karon princess,

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

Over priced, rude uncaring staff and really untidy. Have to walk heough engineering workshop to room. Staff not interested to help. The restaurant very poor with a broken floor. Avoid at all costs. Also used a lot by low cost Russian tour companies.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

Stayed for Christmas of 2010

The service was terrific, start to end. We actually even really liked the in house concierge, they were not pushy at all which was a bit surprising, as sometimes you can find yourself signed up for stuff before you know what hit you. We signed up wth 2 trips through the hotel and think our deals were very good.

Great location across from the beach, 5-10 minute walk to the "town" but plenty of restaurants and other hotels on the strip. When we took trips to "James Bond Island" or other popular snorkeling places, we ended up having to drive to the other side of the island, so remember that the Karon Princess is on a relaxed side the island, so it's good if you want to spend a couple days just tanning, walking around, relaxing.

The in-house restaurant lacked nothing that we could see, great breakfast in the mornings. The rooms were very clean, the swimming pool IMMACULATE and wonderful! Great great value for the cost.

Though it wasn't the craziest of 'nightlife'... the smaller selection of bars did not mean less fun or quality. We found a freaking amazing bar one night and partied all night with friendly locals.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Karon Princess Hotel

Address: 194 Karon Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#49 Spa Hotel in Karon
Price Range: $33 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karon Princess Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 85
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