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Karon Living Room
Ranked #10 of 151 Karon B&B and Inns
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

stayed here for 5 nights-on the 2nd part of our honeymoon. Only a few min walk from a lovely beach, pubs, bars and restraunts, they will help you get to see as much or as little of Phuket as you want, and always offer a great discount on excursions to Phi Phi Islands, and other destinations. Rooms are clean and have a safety box. Free bottled water left in your fridge each day, and very spacious. A/C a little noisy thoug, at times we had to choose between a/c and TV. Not easy to have both on st same time. Small restraunt on ground floor, serves awesome food, fresh and homemade. Good prices too!! This is my 2nd time here, and I would recomend it to anyone who wants a quiet and restfull time on their trip to thailand. Do remember to take 100 bht with you when you go to the beach thogh, as this pays for a sunloungerfor the full day. Its frowned upon if you just drop your towel on the sand and attempt to sunbathe there. After all, 100 bht isnt that much really, and in return you get safety, comfort and assurance that your belongings will be looked after if you choose to take a swim in the sea. Even when it rains the beaches at Karon are wonderfull!! Karon Living room is a GREAT place to stay, I hope to return again in the near future 10/10

Room Tip: Room 203-205 looked out onto the back, and view was lush greenery...dont know what the rooms at the...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

nice and very clean room with friendly and helpful staffs.
if u dont mind about the noise from patak rd (flowing traffic) than u should give this place a try

  • Stayed January 2012
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sydney
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

We booked this hotel through Agoda not knowing what we were getting for what we paid. It was clean and big enough for the 3 of us. Staff were great - very helpful. Rooms were clean. We turned up on the 31st Dec and the fireworks did not stop for the whole time we were in Phuket. So if you want quiet - dont go during New Year celebrations. That was pretty much all throughtout Thailand. If you dont mind walking or having to get a Taxi this is not a bad place to stay. Taxi's, Tuk Tuks are cheaper here than in Koh Samui. We had a driver take us shopping all around town and then to the wharf to book our ferry tickets etc for a small fee of 300BHT. Its great when you can find a local driver who is willing to help. Wish we took his details.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Sacramento, CA
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

We stayed at Karon Living Room for 2 nights out of 4 in Phuket. The rooms were clean and the showers hot. Again, in what seems to be a standard for cheap Thai hotels, the beds felt particularly hard. We stayed in a suite on the 3rd floor that had a large bath tub adjacent to the bed in addition to the separate shower/bathroom. The bathtub was pretty useless as there was no hot water. Be aware this hotel has no elevator, so if there is no one in the lobby to help, you'll have to drag your luggage up several flights of stairs.

In terms of other services, they provide free Wifi and breakfast. The WiFi was spotty and never really worked within the rooms, but out in the lobby it connected fine. There are also two desktops with internet access located near the front desk.

As for breakfast, we found out it's only free with certain rooms. We had reserved a suite so it was included. Breakfast was the "American Breakfast", or rather, what Thais believe to be an American breakfast. This typically includes eggs over easy, a piece of ham, toast, small salad, and hot dogs. Yeah, a little strange, but I suspect the hot dogs are used in place of an actual sausage. Again, it's what the Thais believe to be an American breakfast. My suggestion would be to go for the banana pancakes instead, as they are much better.

The only thing I didn't really like was how far away the property is from Karon Beach. Let's face it, if you're staying here, you want to be near the water. It's a good 15 minute walk to get to town and then the beach. You simply follow the main road into town, just be aware there are really no sidewalks until you get into town.

The hotel does have scooters for rent, but the cheapest way to get around town is by using the "Song Taaows" or two-row trucks. Think of these as larger tuk tuks, as they are generally pickup trucks with two rows of seats used to transport people for 20 baht each. They run during the day traveling the main road from Kata, to Karon, and then Patong. The only issue is that they are sporadic and random. Sometimes you can spot a bunch of them, while at other times there don't seem to be any on the streets at all. The nice part about the Song Taaows is that they are cheap and will stop where ever you want along the main road.

Aside from the distance, it was not a bad stay by any means. If you just need a place to sleep and get breakfast in the morning, this is a good choice. If you want to be near the ocean, look elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Here for only two nights but were very impressed by clean rooms and attentive and pleasant staff. Could not be more helpful even i'n our persuit of a spray tan i'n Thailand, quite a challenge. Would stay there again if I were to return to Phuket which I hope not to! Hotel great Phuket not so much!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Atlanta
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

I stayed for 4 days and grew to like it more and more. It looks pretty plain from the outside, and it is not that close to the beach. I also had a really rough night the first night as the room was noisy (avoid the street side) but they changed room and apologized profusely.

Many things to see and do nearby!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

Stayed here in April 2011. For couple and groups it is perfect, but for families a 10minute walk along an unpaved, busy street, with stray dogs is needed to reach restaurants and beaches. There is the option of cutting through movenpick resort, which will cut this out. The rooms are modern, and huge for the price you pay. Bathroom was also surprisingly nice

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Karon Living Room
Address: 481 Patak Rd. | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 151 B&Bs / Inns in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Karon Living Room 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karon Living Room is located on karon Beach. Phuket. Thailand. We are offered Superior, Deluxe King and Mini Suite room with high standard cleanliness, relax and homely atmosphere like you stay @ home at living site you can enjoy with friends. ... more   less 
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