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Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa
Ranked #40 of 135 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Good value resort.
Pools & rooms are quite big & clean.
A little dated but overall good experience especially for the price.
Resort does a lot of voucher/online/groupon type packages, guests reflect this demographic.
Gym is small but good free weights & decent treadmill.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Dear Boybandlad,

Thank you for your comments. We see that you commented that the rooms are big and clean but apparently you were not satisfied since you awarded us 3/5. Is there something else we can do about the rooms ?

Also since we are located just 20 seconds walk to the beach, it would seem that the location should be near perfect, but again you awarded us only 3 out of 5 points.

Anyways, we will try and do our best and we look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us in the near future.

With brgds,

jaspal

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

I loved this hotel. The bed was comfortable and huge.The breakfast was included and delicious with lots of variety with Thailand as well as Western food.
The pool Was awesome and the poolside bar was great for cocktails and meals by the pool.
You didn't have to walk far to the beach, only across the road. Lots of nice little restaurants are up the road as well as my favorite little roadside pancake vans.
Great massages were also within walking distance from the hotel.

Room Tip: Poolside rooms are easy access to the pool
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Dear "funnydude",

Thank you so much for your kind review and appreciation. We look forward to welcoming you soon again and please do quote your kind words for us here so that we will do more to make your stay even more memorable.

With brgds,

jaspal

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

A lovely welcome from such lovely people. The room had a few 'extra' touches which was nice. Flowers on the bed, fancy folded toilet paper, fruit basket. Its the little things which make all the difference. Everything was clean and neat.
We had a first floor room with our balcony directly above the pool. Magnificent to sit out at night. The ground floor rooms have direct pool access, dont know if I would like that in the busy season with early risers playing in the pool. First floor is perfect, I would definitely request the same room next time.
The free cocktail party was a nice addition, the breakfast was beautiful with perfect omelettes. The food and drinks were not cheap in the hotel restaurant but the food was lovely.
We tried a 2 for the price of 1 couples massage in the hotel spa which was well worth it. we felt very special. A great looking gym area is there for other people, we were too busy relaxing to use it.
The hotel itself is in a fantastic location, just off the main road in its own alley. less than a minute walk to an absolutely beautiful beach. Shopping is a couple of hundred metres in both directions. Safe money changer right there on the corner. Restaurants everywhere and reasonably priced. An Aussie bar around the corner with live AFL playing for those who need to know the scores.
There is a tour person in the hotel but we found it cheaper to use the ones on the street, same tours with the same tour group just without the commission the hotel charges.
The hotel arranged the transfers to and from the airport for 850baht ($28 AU) which was cheaper than we were able to get a taxi for.
To be really picky I would say a ceiling fan on the balcony would be nice. Otherwise this was a fantastic, quiet and relaxing hotel to stay at which I would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Room Tip: Make sure you choose a pool view rather than garden view.
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  • 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 reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Dear Tracy W,

Thank you so much for your kind words and comments. We will look in to the ceiling fan in the balcony, but since we are so close to the beach we are afraid of rust setting in, but we will discuss about this and maybe offer movable floor fans on requests.

We are happy you appreciate our free cocktails and canapes hour where we ask your feedback and get to know you, all our guests and that you get to know other guests better too.......it';s great fun and a good way to break the ice.

We will make sure the staff are told that they are appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us soon again.

Take care and brgds,

jaspal

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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
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Thank jenny m
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed May 25, 2013

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 reviewResponded 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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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
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Karon Sea Sand ... M, Owner at Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Address: 208 / 2, Karon Beach Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#21 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#25 Spa Hotel in Karon
#26 Family Hotel in Karon
#37 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range: $38 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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