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“Well priced and perfect location”
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Golden Sand Inn
Ranked #101 of 134 Hotels in Karon
Cape Town
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Well priced and perfect location”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We spend two nights at Golden Sand Inn.

We booked this hotel at the last minute. We settled for a deluxe room. We were glad we did, as the standard rooms are bungalows (wooden huts)spread out on the ground floor, and looks a bit eerie at night time.

However, our deluxe room was nice and big with a decent size bathroom. The bath itself needs to be replaced. They must have spray painted the bath a while ago. The beige color paint is coming off, and you can see the original white color coming through. We only used the shower.

Our rooms were clean and fresh smelling.The beds were comfortable, air-conditioner worked well, english channels on television, across the road from the beach. The hotel itself has a beautiful and well maintained swimming pool. They also supply beach towels

Would be back due to location and close to the action in Karon beach.

Room Tip: Standard rooms are okay for backpackers/solo travellers on a budget.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Me and my family stayed at this hotel june/july 11 for three nights, and we really enjoyed it. It's a lovely place to stay in with a very kind staff, clean rooms and great environment. The hotel was located very good and we found very nice restaurants to eat in. The only thing we did complain to, was the breakfast. They didn't had any much to eat or choose between. But in the whole, we really loved it!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

The Golden Sand Inn is a lovely Hotel by Karon Beach in Phuket.
The staff is very friendly and really look after you. The hotel is just across the road from the beach, where you can have a nice swim and relax with a fresh coconut juice!
I would recommend hiring a scooter in order to enjoy some better beaches in the area like Kata Beach!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Winnipeg, Canada
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95 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

the deluxe rooms as they are called at Golden Sand are quite nice. There is a less expensive type of room near the pool which we had booked. The latter rooms were too small for two people with a large suitcase each. We tried to move but the deluxe rooms were full. So we scrambled around the next morning trying to find another hotel and eventually did. I wish we had known in advance how "cozy" the regular rooms are. OK for backpackers or a single traveler. The net result was not a great intro to Phuket and we never fully recovered.

Room Tip: book deluxe if you are more than one
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Budaors, Hungary
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

We had a delux room in February. The room looks good with balcony and the size of the room was o.k., but it was full with mosquito. The furniture and the bathroom looks old, but this is the one of the oldest hotel on Karon Beach. The room was 2400 baht/night, this quality in Pattaya a few days ago was only 1300 Baht.
The cleanliness? Hmm,maybe average, i think the cleaning staff not very enthusiastic.
The location of the hotel is perfect, the restaurant and the breakfast is good ( 3 kind of bread and eggs, fruit juices, tea, coffe, etc.).
The staff at reception desk is also good and there is in the lobby a tourdesk also.
There are two pools ( one for children) and chute to the pool but the the water sometimes seemed not clear.
Overall, it was not bad but overpriced like all Phuket.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Charlottetown, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Stayed here for the 2nd year in a row. Bungalow room this year was older than previous year and not as nice. However, the gardens, pool area and location across the street from the beach made up for it. The breakfast buffet is very very good. Rooms are cleaned every day and the staff are nice and helpful. Would stay again but would request a more updated bungalow.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sahara
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87 reviews
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Great location on the north end of Karon Beach, the beach is just across the road (you can rent chairs and umbrellas for a low price on the beach), and it's within walking distance to the tiny downtown area and lots of restaurants. The hotel has a decent pool and a full breakfast. We didn't book ahead; it was low season so we just walked in a negotiated a great price for 5 nights.

Room Tip: Negotiate your price!
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Golden Sand Inn
Address: 556 Moo 1 | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Karon
#35 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sand Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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