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Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #23 of 132 Hotels in Karon
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Perth, Australia
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104 reviews
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“Lots of steps”
Reviewed August 30, 2011

The hotel is a great place to stay with wonderful staff and its only draw back is the lack of any lifts. We were allocated a room on the third floor with nice sea and pool views but this resulted in us having to climb several flights of stairs every time we left our room. To go to breakfast meant going down 4 flights of stairs then several small groups of stairs then up 4 flights of stairs to reach breakfast. With this number of stairs you thought carefully about going to the pool for a quick swim.
Any one with difficulty in climbing stairs should avoid this hotel. If you are fit and can climb stairs easily it is a great place to stay

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Osaka, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed in mid August for 5 nights, and we loved the hotel. The two beaches are in walking distance, swimming pools were great, and the room was very quiet and well-maintained. Our kids (6 and 8) enjoyed the pool every day, and I personally found that the free dinner was quite helpful if you are travelling with kids. (you don't have to go out to search for a restaurant in the evening with kids!) The meal was great every morning and night. There was a Thai dance performance on Thursday (Thai & international dinner day) and that was great, too.

There are many mini marts, souvenir shops, restaurants, massage service, and taxi/tuk-tuk service etc. down the hill. It's so convenient. Hotel staff was so friendly, and we enjoyed the free tuk-tuk service to go down/up the hill.
All in all, we loved the hotel and we will be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Gold Coast Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2011

In April I returned for my second trip to Horizon Karon, this time we had a pool access room and it was worth the extra $$$. We were there for 2 full weeks this time and again could not fault the place. Always ask for the beds to be "softened" when booking and there will be no problems with hard beds. We didn't make much use of the Priviledge Bar with nibbles and free drinks cos we were rarely there at that time but when we did go no problems with what was on offer or the service. Hint - for the best Tiger and animal photos go to Phuket zoo.. it is old and rundown but great cheap photos... way cheaper than Fantasea or Tiger Temple and the handler with the missing arm is a hoot. The spa is great - well worth a visit. We always go to U2 - second one on the right at the bottom of the hill - great girls and good washing service too and get our tailoring done by Raj and Vicky at Top Fashions - in the little mall almost opposite Starbucks..never have had a problem with them !! Great place to stay -planning the next trip already :)

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 23, 2011

The key feature at Horizon Karon Beach is their staff. Every person from housemaid and bell boy through to Management went out of their way without fail to give us personalized, dedicated service.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Wauchope, Australia
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

We had just stayed in Patong prior to staying at Karon Beach,so we went back to Patong a few times,liked it better over there.Found the sellers in shops not as obliging as Patong.The sellers were happy to let us walk away,they didnt seem to want our money.
The only other downfall is the Resort is up on a hill,okay to walk down,but after shopping,dining etc hard to walk up.Tuk tuks from the Resort will only pick you up from the bottom until 9pm,which we thought wasnt late enough,we were caught a couple of times.
Every staff member was helpful and friendly,there was always a greeting every time we passed someone,which was refreshing.....Only complaint was very hard beds,even with a topper on it!!

Room Tip: We were upgraded to the Prestige Club part of the Hotel,no children,very nice!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2011

I have nothing bad to say about this place!!! We lived in the pools and at the swim-up bar, we ate and drank to our heart's content, then retired to our room at night to watch in bed. Bliss!! My boys (12 and 9) were easily entertained without using the Kids Club (although apparently the X-Zone lounge could use a few more , according to them); the food was plentiful and had great variety; the people were warm and welcoming; the rooms were basic but very clean and spacious; and it was within easy walking distance to local markets, shops, dining and massages. It was our first family holiday- thank you for making it a joy.

We are coming back next year with friends (no kids) to see what else Thailand has to offer, and by showing them our holiday snaps, we have convinced them to stay here with us.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stayed Horizon Karon during our honeymoon and we absolutely loved the hotel. The buffet breakfast was excellent and we even received five free dinners on arrival. The area is relatively quiet but the hotel puts on a free bus half dozen times a day if you want to go to Patong for some shopping or check out the nightlife. The room was spacious and as we were part of the privilege club we had the added bonus of free lunch if we wanted it. All the staff were so friendly and helpful which made our honeymoon all the more special.

Room Tip: Book the privilege club if you can and during the offseason we paid for five nights and got five nig...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa
Address: 3 Soi Karon, Soi 2 | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#15 Spa Hotel in Karon
#19 Family Hotel in Karon
#21 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#23 Romantic Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Do you want to enjoy a luxurious, fabulous yet affordable vacation in Phuket by the beach? Indulge yourself in this beautiful, upscale resort with spa facilities at affordable prices. The resort is surrounded by nature and is spread over 16,000 sqm. of land and is like your own private paradise. Shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance, and its more relaxed and quiet setting is the preferred choice of families and couples. ... more   less 
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