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PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 45 Kamala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

We found Papa Crab when we where walking along Kamala beach looking for some where to stay. Papa Crab is a quite new builded little boutique guesthouse witch small clean European standard rooms. The guesthouse and especially the lobby have a very arty and cool concrete design which I personally liked a lot. It's hard to find anything to complain about with Papa Crab. The pricing are very reasonable for the high standard you get and the two very friendly couple how run the guesthouse are willing to help with any questions. We stayed for a week at Papa Crab and if we one day end up on Phuket again this will be our first choice of accommodation.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stayed at PapaCrab for three nights and we really liked our stay. The rooms are clean and modern while still keeping a Thai vibe. Charly & Koong are great, friendly hosts that will really try to help you if you need anything. We don't have any negative thing to say about this place. You can't go wrong.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Charly and his guest house are superb in every way. Charly is so gracious and helpful, giving the kind of assistance and concierge service you expect at fancy hotel, but with the comfort and intimacy of a guest house. The location couldn't be better. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Charly was so kind and patient, even when we got locked out of our room at 1 am and had to wake him. We will be returning if we stay in Kamala. For us it would be a clear choice!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

What a spot, stayed at Papacrab for almost two weeks and loved it. Clean, friendly and very eco-conscious...................
All the mod cons one could want from a tropical island boutique guest house. The design, decor and new art gallery space shows off local modernist talent............
A great zen feel with a Koi pond abstracted entrance & talking Siamese - TimTim the 'grande dame' lazing about always welcoming guest.We loved it!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I would take all the 5-star reviews of PapaCrab below and add one point, and the drip-drip-drip of poor reviews below and chalk them up to sour disposition. My wife and I were exhausted after 15 hrs from S Africa, an hour-late connection, and the delights of Changi Airport's miles of duty-frees. This had all the makings of a disaster—but then the miracles began. The Papa Crab driver had waited over an hour at the airport for us. When we arrived at the stylish lobby the owners Charley and his charming wife Koong were models of gentility and calm, getting us checked in and whisked off to air-con bliss in minutes. For the next 12 days we basked in the luxury of their attentiveness and Thai solicitude. They recommended the Sweet Dreams restaurant hardly 50 metres away, which after a lot of experiments elsewhere, turned out to be the tastiest place in town—dusky hued dishes, like a woman with kohl eyes. For the clothes we planned to have made, they recommended Dave at Tommy's, also 50 metres way, and Rosa at her eponymous shop 150 meters further. Superb tailoring and textiles at prices that would horrify the Changi boutiqistes. Every morning we would foray off on our touristing about 09:30, and in the heat of afternoon would return to a clean room, fresh sheets and the PapaCrab family cat (Siamese, with meow, without claws) winsomely looking at us as if to say, "You're back and you need my purr!" Others have written positively about the decor (Charley is a designer by profession) and the prices (Koong apparently has trained in crafting profits out of bargains), but for us the overall experience was like dragonfly wings putting the pink into a morning sky. In the end, it was only with misgiving that I put back on my wristwatch. We wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms on the left are darker and warmer; on the right darker, cooler, and somewhat quie...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Arrived late from Phuket airport and stayed here a couple of days. The owner was great and recommended a really tasty restaurant for a late dinner – perfect.

Very clean rooms, modern and owners very friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We came in the night 4 of us and were welcomed by Charlie. The setting is intriguing because a beautiful world of harmony has been built into the small town of kamala. The place offers warm and welcoming lodging for a fair price. We recommend the pad thai of skyla beach hut. The Fantasea show is in walking distance and great fun. After travelling more in Thailand we still recall Papacrab and skyla beach hut as one of our favourites.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Additional Information about PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse

Address: 93 / 5 Moo 3 | Kamala Beach, Kathu, Phuket, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Kamala
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Kamala
Price Range: $35 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome to our modern cosy Boutique Guesthouse in Kamala, Phuket. Located only a few steps away from the sandy beach we provide you with delightful amenities, a friendly atmosphere and a personalized service for the refreshing holidays that you deserve. Please feel free to request one of our 10 well equipped double rooms and see you soon in the land of smiles :-) ... more   less 
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