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PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse
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All reviewsgreat hostskamala beachjust returned from a weekphi phia lovely holidayrestaurants and shopsrooms are cleanthree nightsmin walkshort staya great place to staykoongcharlyphukettaxi
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Excellent service, cleanliness and quality of room.

I love the quietness in this area.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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1  Thank gmchowkevin
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

Charly and the Papa Crab staff are great - as kind and helpful as you could ask for. Definitely listen to Charly's advice on where to eat (especially PP&P on the beach and the German breakfast place)

- Very clean and modern rooms, great beds
- Free reliable wifi
- Kind, helpful, professional staff
- Great hotel design with nice coi pond
- Excellent value for money

My only point would be that if you are after a genuinely Thai or serene area-environment, Kamala is not the right area. The hotel (while very well run) is in the middle of the tourist area of Kamala - it is basically massage shops, western restaurants, tailors, etc. Which is great if that is what you are after, or if it is your first time to Thailand.

If you want a great value for a modern, clean, and cozy room at a location right next to a tourist beach, with incredibly helpful staff who can help you find your way to other activities and restaurants -- definitely choose Papa Crab. Nice little place.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2011

Super good place to stay. We came back after the jungle trip and stayed for two more days. We can really recommand the nice and friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sigko
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

We found this place on the internet. We made the booking online by email - the owner was quick to reply, take the payment and offer airport transfer on top of the room booking.

The hotel is at the end of the main tourist street in Kamala, within 5 minutes walk of the beach and Kamala's shops and restaurants. The room we had consisted of a stylish bedroom with a comfortable bed and good AC. The room exited on to a walkway which overlooked the neighbouring restaurant. The bathroom was functional but I'd expect a better finish for a boutique hotel - the shower was a wall mounted electric shower and had plain white tiles so was a bit out of kilter with the more stylish bedroom. The bedroom and bathroom were cleaned to a good standard each day and they provide lovely locally produced lemongrass soap.

The owner and his wife were very friendly and gave advice about Kamala and taking trips from the area. Indeed he called one of the booking agents to help us find a trip to the Phi Phi Islands and helped us get a big discount on the trip! This was well above any normal hotel service and we were really pleased with that (and the trip was amazing too!)

Phuket is an expensive area compared to the rest of Thailand but Papa Crab's prices are competitive. In conclusion: If you want a really swish room, loads of hotel facilities and sea views then you should stay elsewhere. If you're looking for a good value hotel with incredibly friendly staff, and a place that's good for the beach and restaurants, this is the place for you!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank KennyMole
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

We stayed at Papacrab for 2 nights after a last minute decision to visit Phuket (due to floods in south thailand). We emailed and got a reply from Charly very quickly - they also arranged to pick us up from Phuket airport for 700b. The room was very clean and comfortable with air con. the bathroom a little small - but has everything you need - shower, toilet and sink - all clean. They do not serve food or beverage - but there are loads of places to eat nearby either restaurants, on the beach or at the nearby market. Overall a good experience and friendly couple. Really close to the beach - great if you want to spend your time walking to the beach and back. also free wifi - not in the top floor rooms though - but in the lobby.

Room Tip: we stayed upstairs -
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank zoeandjamie
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Charly1966, Manager at PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2011

Because we received requests for certain rooms a several times, we want to make clear now: Just to let you know that all our rooms (upstairs AND parterre) are equivalent. Maybe the accomodation on the first floor have a little bit more light. On the other hand you can enjoy a bigger terrace staying in a ground floor room.

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