We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Mmmmm, might need to rethink some menu ingredients.”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 148 Karon B&B and Inns
Dollar, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Mmmmm, might need to rethink some menu ingredients.”
Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Didn't stay here so can't comment on accommodation!
Place appeared friendly enough, although it looks like its up for sale. Friendly staff, but was disappointed in the lack lustre presentation of our meals, Thai Green Curry was more like a soup and Spaghetti Carbonara was straight out of a packet. It might be low season but that's no excuse for serving up mediocre meals. Won't be back.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
2 Thank Subeng
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaronSunshine, Owner at Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Hello,
Thank you for your comments.
Last night as a matter of curiosity I bought 2 Thai green curries from 2 different establishments last night and both were "soups" which is the norm for most curries in Thailand. You can order "dry" curry but if you specifically do not request "dry" or it is not on the menu you will get a thick, sweet coconut based soup. I included our own green curry in this blind look and taste test and all contenders looked the same and basically tasted the same but we had the edge with the addition of more vegetables.We include our Thai green curry under the Thai soups and curries heading on our menu and we can cook "dry" style if requested.
You are absolutely correct - our spaghetti noodles come from a packet however all the other ingredients in the carbonara sauce are purchased fresh - i know this as i am the designated shopper.
Our Thai cook knows how to cook Thai cuisine and we have had nothing but compliments for her meals over the past 7 years from thousands of customers. Do we have the most authentic Thai curries yes do we have the best spaghetti carbonara in Karon, probably not, is it edible yes, does it come from a packet ( other than the noodles) absolutely not !
Sorry we could not meet your taste and presentation standards.
Greg
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

207 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    121
    73
    7
    3
    3
See reviews for
16
101
49
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The room was big and bright with air con and a fan. There was a safe box too which was very useful. A fridge In the room that was stocked with new bottles of water every day. Free shower gel and shampoo was replenished daily. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful giving us good advice on the local area. Hotel is located very close to bars, restaurants, shops and the beach is about 10 minutes walk away. Good value place to stay with everything you need at hand.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Fatty1979
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaronSunshine, Owner at Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Hello,
Thank you for your comments and taking the time to write a review for us - much appreciated.
You forgot to mention the complimentary beach towels, iron, hair dryer, tea and coffee, complimentay water ( whoops, sorry you mentioned this) - only joking! The main point is you enjoyed oyur saty and we would love to see you back again this way in the near future.
Take care and best wishes,
Greg and the Sunshine crew
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Guadalajara, Mexico
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed in Sunshine Guesthouse for only 3 nights. We really liked the place, they give you 2 bottles of water daily, which is very handy.
It is a short walk to the beach, less than 5 minutes, and you can say it is located in one of the 2 hearts of Karon Beach.
It is a very laid back location, and if you want to get out of the chaos of Patong, Karon is a great alternative.
The room is very spacious, AC, TV, fridge, everything alright.
Room service everyday. Very friendly staff and they have an adorable dog.
The price is very standard (550), as the cheapest hotels/guest houses nearby would cost between 500 and 600 baths.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank likepirates_dot_com
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaronSunshine, Owner at Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Hi,
Thank you for your comments and as important taking time out to do this for us. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and were well looked after during your time with us. The staff in our establishment have been praised in inumerous reviews and as i have repeatedly stated and written if there were an Olympics for warmth, friendliness and helpfulness my guys would be going for Gold!
Between the staff , the adorable Miss Lucky, a great location and nice Guesthouse ( not the flashest but excellent value) we have a good deal to offer folks form all over the world.
We hope to see you back this way sometime in the near future.
Best wishes,
Greg and the Sunshine crew
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ulfborg denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We stayed in Karon 14 days at the sunshine guest house and thoroughly enjoyed our stay,
Comfortable room with the amenities of a hotel at a reasonable price.Very clean and very
friendly staff.They also make great food in the evening, both Thai and Australian.
About 5 minutes walk to the beach and very close to all the amenities and night life of Karon.
without being too noisy. We would certainly recommend this guest house to other travellers

Room Tip: If you like exercise when on holiday choose rooms 4,5 or 6 as they are at the top,otherwise choose...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Dagmar B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaronSunshine, Owner at Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Hi folks,
We hoped you got home OK and missed the snow that battered Northern Europe. It has continued hot ( really hot) and clear here
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us and your lovely comments, both apreciated whole heartedly. I will pass onyour comments to the staff, they alsolike to know what they do is appreciated.
You know we would love to see you back this way again in the future, in the meantime take care.
Best wishes,
Greg and the Sunshine Gang
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
scotland
Level Contributor
184 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Hubby and I stayed in Karon for a couple of nights last week and we chose the Sunshine based on it's past TA reviews and the fact that it was very central and close to the beach. Staff were very polite and the room was clean, with good AC, fridge and TV. The guesthouse is on a vibrant road so if you are a light sleeper, then a room at the back would probably be best. We were at the front but can sleep through anything so the noise didn't really bother us

Booking and payment was really easy (booking.com / paypal). We would have loved to have breakfast at the guesthouse as the eating area is cosy but appreciate that this is not on offer at the moment so we 'made do' with a restaurant down the road.

One thing that hubby did notice is that the towels smelt a little 'foosty' when they were wet (i.e. after use which was a bit unpleasant) and he was not sure what kind of detergent was being used. This is just an observation rather than a critisism (hubby has a nose like a bloodhound).

Overall, we wish everything else in Karon was such good value for money.

Thank you for making our stay in Karon good.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank lisawScotland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaronSunshine, Owner at Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Hello,
Thank you for your comments and taking the time to write a review for us - both greatly appreciated.
I have personally investigated your hubbies comments about the towel smell and can report that it appears not to be problem at present. I took 2 towels randomly from our stock and used and dried them over 2 days and could not detect any problems so maybe it was a one off when you were here. We have used the same washing powder and fabric softner for ages so i do not think the problem is here but we have had to buy in water over the last 4 to 6 weeks as the mains supply has been erratic so i wonder if this "new" water was the source of the problem? I have bought some more clothes dryers so we can dry more of the towels natually outside which will also help improve the smell. I will monitor the towel stock regularly to see if it re occurs. Thanks for raising the isssue - if we are told of problems big or small we can do our best to fix them.
We hope to see you again in the near future.
Best wishes and take care,
Greg and the sunshine Crew.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
uk
Level Contributor
53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Me and my husband have just spent 2 nights at this hidden gem.
Rooms are very nice and clean.
Comfy bed, hot shower, free water, fridge, tea and coffee facilties and air con.
All the staff are very nice and friendly.
The guesthouse is a 10 minute walk to the beach and surrounded by lots of restaurants and bars.
We had a garden view room which was at the back so we didn't hear any street noise.
The guesthouse is very cheap and does amazing cheap cocktails too!
Would definetly recommend this guesthouse to anyone!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank SarahW2608
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaronSunshine, Owner at Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Hi,
Thank you for your comments and taking time to write a review for us - both greatly appreciated.
I don't drink anymore but when i did i can also testify that Ke made the best cocktails in Karon and the prices are better than reasonable for the amount of booze he puts in each and every drink. Ke's contribution to making sure everyone has a great night out cannot be under estimated!!!!!
We look forward to seeing you back again this way in the near future.
Take care and best wishes,
Greg and the Sunshine Gang
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here two nights. Our flight got in late to Phuket and then it took forever to get to Karon; we ended up not getting to the guesthouse until 1:30am, but the staff was kind enough to stay up and check us in at such a late hour. The guesthouse is very, very clean. They clean everyday, which is very rare in most guesthouses in Thailand. The fact that they provide a fridge, coffee, and two complimentary water bottles were all excellent perks. We also enjoyed the fact that they provided beach towels. The wifi signal is very strong in the hotel, which is greatly appreciated. We had a room facing the street, so unfortunately it was crazy loud (mostly music) until late, but it's nothing some ear plugs won't fix. Great location too.

Stayed February 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank lindayolid00
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaronSunshine, Owner at Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Hi,
Thank you for taking time out to write a review for us and also many thanks for your comments as well. It is important to know that the things we do that are a little different or unexpected in a value for money Guesthouse like ours are noticed and appreciated. We are always looking for ways we can add some extra value and enjoy feedback and comments that help us deliver a terrific experience for our guests.
The one thing i do not have complete control overunfortunately is noise from outside. The law requires music establishments to close at 1.00am but this is Thailand and sometimes 1.00am is not 1.00am. All i can hope that it did not go on to late for you. Sorry about that .
We glad you enyoyed oyur stay and we look forward to seeing oyu back this way again soon.
Best wishes,
Greg and the Sunshine crew.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Karon hotels
0.3 mi away
Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa
0.0 mi away
Sugar Marina Resort - ART
0.7 mi away
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Baan Karonburi Resort
Baan Karonburi Resort
#68 of 133 in Karon
324 reviews
0.1 mi away
Simplitel Hotel
Simplitel Hotel
#37 of 133 in Karon
598 reviews
0.1 mi away
Centara Karon Resort Phuket
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant

Property: Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant
Address: 528 / 14 Patak Rd | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 148 B&Bs / Inns in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar and Restaurant is located in Karon Beach on tropical Phuket Island. We are an Australian owned and operated establishment that offers a safe, homely atmosphere in which to relax, unwind and enjoy yourself. Our good size rooms are quiet, clean and comfortable. Our restaurant offers an extensive variety of western and authentic Thai food. Cold beers, wines, spirits , cocktails and the best Irish Coffee in Karon are served in our bar. We are 5 minutes walk from the gentle lapping waves of the Andaman Sea and in the heart of Karon's night life ,entertainment and restaurant area. Bustling Patong is 20 minutes by Tuk Tuk away.Come and join us for some warm, personable, genuine hospitality. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, HostelWorld, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Agoda, Cheap Tickets and Priceline so you can book your Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar And Restaurant
Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant Hotel Karon
Karon Sunshine Guesthouse, Bar & Restaurant Phuket

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing