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Access Resort & Villas
Ranked #56 of 129 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“loved our stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

At first you will be shocked from the entrance however, once you are taking inside the hotel is like peace of heaven with pools, gardens and beautiful design .. loved it .. the smell and when it rains so so so lovely ...

We stayed at private pool villa in which it was more into plunge pool than the pool which we were looking for .. i don't advise that as most of our time we used the main pool as its much wider and due to low season the hotel was almost empty

the hotel isn't located on Karon beach exactly as it indicates in many sites ... its about 15-20 mins walk and 5 mins drive by taxi "will cost u 150 bhat"....the hotel offer free bus transportation to karon beach at morning and at afternoon....

the massage centre was not on duty due to low season however u can use the massage service outside the hotel which u will find plenty and just outside the hotel there is one ... so no worries

the breakfast wasn't that much had variety with basic buffet... also this is not an issue u can find many restaurants offering local food, exotic foods, sea foods, international menu and bazaars just...but u will have to walk for like 10-15 mins on your left hand or take toktok or taxi

or u can go to patong beach which is only 10 mins by taxi ... cost around 250-300 bht u can barges .. as the price is rip off

the hotel service was quick the staff friendly the overall atmosphere fantastic and for sure will think of it in the future ... had lot of fun

Room Tip: select a pool access room much better, cheaper comparing to private pool access room as the private...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank OrchiBaby
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AccessResort, Front Office Manager at Access Resort & Villas, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Valued guest,

Thank you very much for sharing reviews on TraipAdvisor. Hope that our resort will be the first place for your next holidays.

With best regards,
ACCESS Team
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed in last week of Oct, having been to phuket 5 times and stayed at Novotel and Mercure this beats them for relaxation hands down, comfy lounger chairs on room balcony and the private pool access from our room was sooo relaxing at anytime.
I dont know what other posters are going on about the beds for..yes they are firm but just preorder a soft top and heaven, also over the last 10 years i learnt to take my own pillow to asia....wasted the extra bag space here as there are a range of soft and firm pillows for a great nites sleep.
Only thing to pick on was that the shower garden had no plants just concrete alcove..fix this for my next stay please?
Yes a little walk..10 min to town street but we needed that after all the relaxing.
Be sure to do the temple markets on sat and tues..great prices and excellent grilled goodies just the yummiest food!!
Oh and John the tailor at the front entrance is a great guy,good tailored clothes at the right price and not a pain in the you know what like 90% of the phuket tailors!!!
We love phuket...Cheers, Annie@wellocuttingshed

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank wellocuttingshed
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AccessResort, Front Office Manager at Access Resort & Villas, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Valued guest,

Thank you very much for take time to sharing reviews on TripAdvosor. We are very happy to hear that. As per your requested (shower gardent had no plants) I asure you that we will immediately immprove it.

Look forward to welcome you again on next holidays.

with best regards,
ACCESS Team
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

just recently returned from a 10 day stay at this hotel (14/10/12 - 24/10/12). i was very impressed with the room that we stayed in (blue wing). beautifully decorated and the access to the pool straight from the back of your room through the patio was just amazing.

The front of the hotel doesnt really justify the beautiful hotel that it is as you only see this after you've gone past the reception and on to the grounds towards the rooms.

All your room service come via boat which makes it even more quite romantic.

Staff at this hotel are really friendly and accomodating and the cleaning staff of the rooms i must say are AMAZING. Its always spot less to its T after every clean in the room. So i obviously had to tip big coz i was very impressed.

The cleaners will compare with any 5-6 and 7* hotels ive stayed in around the world anytime.
The hotel is about 20mins away from patong however if you want to relax and stay away from the hustle and bustle then this is the place, very pleasant and quite and would definately recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: go for the blue wing for litle extra charge worth the money.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
7 Thank Ali-TheTourist
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AccessResort, Front Office Manager at Access Resort & Villas, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Valued guests,

Great to hear it. Thank you very much for compliments on TripAdvisor. I will pass to our sttaffs and I asure that they are happy to hear it.

With best regards,
ACCESS Team.
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BNEAust
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Lovely hotel, staff really friendly and helpful. Very clean, tidy and comfortable and close to everything, just a short walk to shops, bars and great restaurants. Check out the Red Onion and Karon Cafe. Taxi 150 Bht to Karon beach.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
3 Thank finleydinley
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AccessResort, Front Office Manager at Access Resort & Villas, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Valued guest,

It was nice to hear that. On behalf of hotel management we thank you very much for a very good reviews on TripAdvisor.

look forward to serve you again on the next hotlidays.

With best regards,
ACCESS Team
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Sutherland Shire, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

stayed at pool access for 3 nights in October 2012. staff were very pleasant, pool at your back door was nice, but tricky getting in & out. Also be careful when re entering unit as tiled floors can be slippery.

Would not recommend for elderly or obese people as very difficult getting in & out of the pool from your unit porch.

beds are very hard , and bathrooms need updating .

Breakfast was ok, and next door they have a great Beauty Clinic.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
1 Thank lllsydney54
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AccessResort, Front Office Manager at Access Resort & Villas, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Valued guest,

Thank you very much for comments on TripAdvisor. it's is valued for us and people who are planing to stay with us. As people known that our resort is pool access so they should aware while they are get wet and try to getting in & out a pool.

Also, we thank you for the comments about our bed and barthrooms. it helps us to improve our falicities.

With best regards,
ACCESS Team
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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

stayed at the Access for 8 nights in the last week of October. Have to say, this is the perfect time to visit Phuket! We stayed in the blue wing and it was more than perfect! As it was low season we pretty much had the pool to ourselves the whole time. The staff were more than accommodating to our needs, always greeting us with a friendly hello whenever we walked past them. Their English is a bit limited, but enough to get you by.
Breakfast was excellent! You can ask the staff at the egg station to cook you an omelette, or eggs however you like.
Tip for anyone staying in this hotel: don't worry about getting the taxis from the hotel, there's a bunch of guys just outside to the left who are so friendly and funny and also a little cheaper. Also a beautiful massage place which offers massages so much cheaper than the spa in the hotel.
Location wise it is a little out of the way, and Karon is very quiet compared to Patong and even Kata is a bit busier.
Overall, Access made our stay very please and can't wait to go back to Phuket!

Room Tip: choose blue wing! the small terrace just outside is larger, and rooms are quieter as they're sit...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
3 Thank sabrina_vlac
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AccessResort, Front Office Manager at Access Resort & Villas, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Valued guest,

Great!! We are very happy to hear that and thank you for a very good reviews on TripAdvisor.

Hope that our resort will be the first hotel for your next time holidays and I asure you that our English stafts will be improved.

With best regards,
ACCESS Team
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is very close to shopping/restaurants/bars in karon, staff is quite friendly but make mistakes from time to time, beautiful rooms, pool access is a huge plus! Be careful if you stay on the balcony after dark tho, bugs will def. get you!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
1 Thank Erickdlcastillo
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AccessResort, Front Office Manager at Access Resort & Villas, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Valued giest,

Thank you very much for sharing on TripAdvisor.

With best regads,
ACCESS Team
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Property: Access Resort & Villas
Address: 459 / 2 - 3 Patak Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#27 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#31 Spa Hotel in Karon
#33 Family Hotel in Karon
#41 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#45 Romantic Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Access Resort & Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only hotel offering direct pool access from all rooms, where room services serve by boat. ... more   less 
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