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“Lovely second home in Kamala” 5 of 5 bubbles
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PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 41 Kamala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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“Lovely second home in Kamala”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights.It is a guesthouse ,but feels more like a second home at the moment you walk in.The place is super clean and maintaint.In the center of town very close to the beach and very quiet at night.The owners are great host as well.If you look for a small boutique hotel,you cant go wrong.

  • Stayed February 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights at PapaCrab during a very fleeting visit to Phuket.

The guesthouse is perfectly located close to Kamala beach and the local restaurants and bars. The room had everything we needed, and was spotlessly clean, although the bathroom drains were a little smelly in the mornings.

Charly was a friendly and helpful host and arranged for us to see some of the top sights in the south of Phuket by private taxi. He also helped us when we needed to arrange a transfer to Khao Sok National Park.

I would definitely recommend PapaCrab to anyone who would like good value for money, a comfortable bed and very friendly service when staying in this region of Phuket.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ljubljana, Bohinj, Slovenia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

top location, very nice and clean room, friendly staff, cheap airport transfer service , in the city but quiet, just a minute walk from the beach of kamala, good value for money, guesthouse is located on the main road to the beach of kamala near school.

Stayed February 2014
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Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

We spent 4 nights at Papacrab around Christmas 2013.
The place was exactly as described in many good reviews.
Beautifully decorated entrance, confortable clean room, and very charming owner, Charly & Koong. They are very family friendly and really taking care of their guests!
Kamala beach was also nice and beautiful. It was quite calm at night which was ideal for a family with a young child like us. We loved a newly opened Thai restaurant recommended by Charly, where we had a nice view over the bay at dinner and the food was excellent.
It was one of the best holidays we ever had and can't stop thinking when we can go again in the future :-)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

Last november we spent two weeks in Phuket Island. As it was our first vacation in this region, accurate information was essential, in particular in our search for an accommodation. We were not looking for a trendy 5*-hotelsuite with seaview, and swimmingpools under palmtrees, but for a clean room with all usual facilities. Finally we choosed for Papacrab Guesthouse at Kamala Beach. Its excellent scores on Tripadvisor were decisive. And now we can say we made the right choice, at the right place. Papacrab Guesthouse perfectly matches the quiet Kamala Beach. Its friendly host Charly (an European himself), and his wife Koong, wellcomed us with open arms : we felt home from the first day on. We got room nr 7 on the first floor, with view on the hill, and we were happy with that. The room itself, and the bathroom, are not that big, but we found it large enough for a vacation stay. The housemaid cleaned every day, and the bedsheets and towels were changed frequently. With all our “first day’s”-questions, we went to Charly. He advised us where to go best for breakfast, diner, thai massage, and much more. When we planned sightseeing tours (to PhiPhi-island, to Phang Nga-bay, …), his favourites became ours. We could not find a better guide. He even arranged for us a tour by cab to the southern part of the island, to Sunset Viewpoint and surroundings. The only thing he could not do, was stopping the gentle rain which refreshed us during a couple of days. Papacrab Guesthouse is a very good address at Kamal Beach. We shall, without any doubt, recommend it to our friends. Auf wiedersehen, Charly and Koong, we spent a marvelous time with you in Phuket.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Initially booked at another guest house up the road. But, when we saw Papa Crab we decided to move. The beach at Kamala is in itself amazing but in our experience the no frills, clean, contemporary, well designed and friendly atmosphere at Papa Crab's was the perfect antidote to the hawkers and "blah" that so many beach towns seem to consist of. With a great location at the end of Beach Road just a few paces from the beach and beach-side cafe's PC's felt like a much better option than paying for or dealing with a vertically integrated resort. The European owner is very accommodating and was a great resource, he gave us good recommendations for places to eat as well as a great place to stay in Bangkok. Simplicity and a sophisticated environment at the right price.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stayed with Charly at Papacrab for 7 nights at the end of November. What a superb room so stylish and the whole guesthouse was very impressive. The room was kept clean daily with fresh bedding and towels. The air con and room fan were quiet, lovely lemongrass fragrance soap in the shower. Fresh orchids in the room was a nice touch.
Charly was very easy to talk to and gave us some good advise on places to visit on the island.
The location is perfect being only a minute or 2 walk from the beach and restaurants all around.
No food is available here but this is not a problem when staying at Kamala beach.
If you want a very quiet, comfortable stay then I would recommend the Papacrab guesthouse.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: 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 41 B&Bs / Inns in Kamala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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