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Review of Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa

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Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa
Ranked #37 of 132 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Ulladulla, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Staff very friendly and ready to help
Pool side bar was great and eak & not were there every day to look after us (thanks guys)
metres away from beach down a lane so just off main road so no noise
Karon Market place just up the street and main st with shops and money exchange 300m away
General store at end of lane so very central

Room Tip: room 108 was great ground level straight opposite the pool bar with pool access also had interconnec...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jenny m
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear Jenny m,

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you soon again and will pass on your comments to our pool staff too.

With brgds,

jaspal
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Australia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Good resort, even so the rooms are a little out-dated, the location and friendly attentive staff made up my mind I would return to stay.... if you do get a chance to stay ask for a room with pool balcony.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank snappers66
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear snapper66,

Thank you for your kind comments. We will take your recommendations and act upon them asap.

With brgds,

jaspal
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Perth, Australia
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59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

We only came to Phuket because of a Groupon voucher. Being a heavily discounted offer we had reservations about what we would find at the Karon Sea Sands Resort, but our doubts disappeared very quickly on arrival. This is an excellent mid range hotel, well designed, well managed and very well serviced by its many friendly and competent staff. The highlights for us were the generous size of the rooms, particularly the excellent bathroom with both shower and bath, the delightful 45m long pool, directly accessible from the balconies of some rooms, the very good breakfast, and the little extras like the complimentary cocktail party on Friday evening personally hosted by the owners, who are very personable people, and the special boxed breakfast on the day of our very early departure. The location is also worth a special mention. It is set back from the main road, down a small lane way, which means it is very quiet, but still only 300m walk from the delightful Karon beach, 250m from the Karon market, and 500m from the main business street of Karon. This is very good value and should be on the checklist of every prospective visitor to Karon.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Ron and Gaye,

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you soon again back to stay with us and wish you the best throughout.

With brgds,

jaspal
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Karratha, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

The rooms are quite old, some mould & leaking pipes. It is advertised as children are free if travelling with adults but you need to pay for a sheet & pillow to make up the daybed as a bed. The rooms are not very soundproof - we could hear people walking around on the room above up & noises outside.
The pool was very dirty with a lot of debris sitting on the bottom, although I did see it being cleaned. Then additional charges for a child to have 'breakfast' - a piece of toast & glass of juice. As for the food - the breakfasts were terrible - overcooked and either soggy & mushy or like hard & rubbery. The resort caters mostly for eastern Europeans.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank NlmT428
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Dear Guests,

I am not so sure that you have the right resort. We are located in Karon and have been consistently feted as a good resort with warm staff, spacious rooms, big and clean pool and good breakfast.

Please recheck the name of the resort and let us know. If it is us then we apologize for your unhappiness, but again we are quite sure you're mistaken.

With brgds,

jaspal
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SG
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71 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is a good professional resort with friendly staff. My brother, father and I stayed here for three nights and really enjoyed it. The pool is lovely and gets good sunlight, it also has a swin up bar and jacuzzi section. The location is just by the beach and round the corner from the bars and resaturants. The breakfast is adequate without being spectacular. The rooms are large and comfortable with balconys, shower, bath, safe, minibar, room service and a fast efficient cleaning staff. Next time I am in Karon I will most likely book into here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank malcolm b
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Malcolm,

Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you soon again to our resort.

With brgds,

jaspal
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 7 nights from April 4, 2013. We found it advertised on groupon. From the moment we stepped into reception, we were welcomed with English-speaking staff and a positive, friendly atmosphere. We stayed at room 111 which I found the most value-for-money room, as it was literally a few metres away from the porch on the bottom level. The room was very spacious, big floor space, big bed. The shower/bath room was a comfortable size. Breakfast buffet was AMAZING.. simply the dream breakfast, waking up everyday to freshly cooked omelettes, bacon, sausage, a selection of different pastries, pastas and fresh fruits - the chef varies a them everyday!(but the bacon and omelettes were always there!). The staff were superb! They work hard to make your stay effortless. They are all so friendly, considerate, polite and quick. I remembered we went on a tour to PhiPhi island one morning, they offered to organise a "breakfast box" for us to take along (as we might not wake up early enough to have breakfast)! We were the only tourists that had a BIG box each full of food and drinks! Jaspal, the owner, is an easy-going, kind-hearted gentleman, He welcomes his guests with events and speaks to you in person. He tells you a lot of tips about Thailand and he surely gave us good advice on our holiday! I remember the Filipino band that sang in the restaurant, such pleasant music during dinner! Truly sets a romantic, fun atmosphere! The location is great, so close to the beach! If I had to choose my accomodation all over again, the only thing i would change is to extend the number of nights I'd stay at this resort! Thank you so much for making our first holiday such a memorable and awesome experience!!!

Room Tip: Room111 has great pool access without paying extra for pool-access rooms! we stayed there for 7 nigh...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Catalina V
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Catalina V,

Thank you for your kind words. I will make sure the staff know that they are appreciated and we look forward to seeing you soon again at the resort. Take care and have fun, jaspal
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

I have just returned from Karon Sea Sands resort and spent 8 great days there. I will definately be returning there for another stay. Great service, across the road from the beach, close to shopping/markets. Very clean large rooms. The resort is quiet and the staff are very helpful and friendly. I love the resort and would recommend to anyone. Next time I will be booking a room with the opening to the pool.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank sandy H
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear Steve,

Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back to us in the near future.

With brgds,

jaspal
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Property: Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa
Address: 208 / 2, Karon Beach Road | Karon Beach, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#21 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#22 Spa Hotel in Karon
#26 Family Hotel in Karon
#33 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa boasts beach front vistas of the spectacular azure waters of the Andaman Sea, endless expanses of golden sand and beaches and awe inspiring evening sunsets. We provide the perfect location & accommodation, offering our guests all the comforts & luxury they have come to expect from the minute they walk through our door. Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa offers a culturally diverse selection of dining options from intimate a la carte dining to room service and takeaway. Exercise in our fully equipped gymnasium, swim laps of our pool, enjoy relaxing massages & beauty treatments, inspire & develop your culinary skills by enrolling in one of our Thai or Indian cooking classes. At the end of the day, relax in our tropical surrounds enjoying a refreshing cocktail, listen to mood music from our resident entertainers as you watch a spectacular sunset and the closing of another day in paradise. Karon Sea Sands offers guests traditional Thai hospitality complimented with modern facilities & amenities. Our professional, experienced and courteous staff are on hand to look after your every need and to ensure that your stay with us is a pleasurable and memorable occasion. Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, your ultimate resort destination, and we are in the right location! Situated on the south western seaboard between Kata and Patong, Karon is 60 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 15 minutes from Patong or a 30 minute drive to Phuket Town. Our resort is situated within easy walking distance of Karon’s shopping centers, markets, tourist attractions and nightlife venues. ... more   less 
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