I stayed at this hotel for one night. I have absolutely no idea how this place made it into the lonely planet! I made a reservation in advanced via email, and they charged me 1500 baht per night, about 45 USD even though the website said 300-1000 baht/night for a room. This hotel looks absolutely nothing like the website photographs, and has easily been both the worst place I have stayed in all of thailand, as well as the most expensive. The second I walked into my room my impression was awful. The toilet seat didn't cover the toilet bowl, the bed was uneven, sunken in in the middle and you could totally feel the springs through the mattress. TV volume was inconsistent when watching a movie or show aka constantly turning volume up or down. The air conditioning was a joke, the furniture was wicked old, and the place did not feel clean and very old. I am pretty sure I got my bed bugs here! The window coverings looked like plastic tarps. The included breakfast was not good at all.
If you want to stay in Kamala beach, try the place right next door - I didn't check it out but it was only 500 baht/night, what I think this place was worth after considering the location and the fact that its a dump. Or even better, 3 buildings down is a place called Orchid something (mentioned in LP). They had an open room for 1,000 baht/night and it looked clean and modern! but i saw this AFTER i checked in and paid for my room.
The hotel staff was nice, and this hotel is right on the beach. That is the only positive thing i can say about it. Oh and the room size is big.
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- Also Known As:
- Benjamin Hotel Kathu
- Benjamin Resort Phuket, Thailand