PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse
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PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse

93 / 5 Moo 3 Kamala Beach, Kathu, Phuket, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
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4.5
#1 of 15 guest houses in Kamala
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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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 :-)
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Diving
Snorkelling
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wifi
Outdoor furniture
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Thai

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93 / 5 Moo 3 Kamala Beach, Kathu, Phuket, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
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Parker wrote a review Jan 2020
Santa Monica, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
5 out of 5 stars for sure! This place has such a nice vibe! The room smelled amazing - a perfect aroma of essential oils and love. The bed was incredibly comfortable, and the owner and workers here are all incredibly kindhearted people. The location is phenomenal, just steps from the beach and the water. PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse is extremely environmentally friendly, and they support an environmentally responsible world. The atmosphere is terrific and everything about my stay was truly sensational. If you are in Phuket, I'd highly, highly recommend staying at PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Nike Christensen wrote a review Aug 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved staying here for 9 days in August 2022. 1 min walk to a beautiful beach, lots of restaurants, cafes, massage shops, markets, ATMs and convenience stores around. Clean and nicely decorated interior. AC, fan, mosquito screens, towels, shower gel, fridge - anything one might need. The hosts Charly and Koong were super friendly and eager to help with anything I might need, I was especially grateful for their vast knowledge of the island and help in setting me up with different activities I wanted to do like scuba diving, surfing, a canoe tour to the islands, a Thai cooking class and the elephant sanctuary.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Munchingbob wrote a review Apr 2024
Muscat, Oman
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic small guesthouse. Set in the heart of Kamala beach near the restaurants and 2 minutes from the beach the hotel has 11 or 12 rooms with ensuite. Whilst the rooms are not huge they are more than enough with a large comfy bed, wardrobes and air con. The shower is spacious and the water pressure perfect. The rooms are very clean.
The most important thing is your host Charles who is the absolute best he is always available to help you. When you enter the premises you cross a little bridge over the koy pond and if you are lucky you will be greeted by one of the cats. There is always time to have a little sit down in the cool reception area. We stayed for a week and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again it was that relaxed.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jimrob89 wrote a review Jan 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice hotel just off the main drag of Kamala.

Met by Charlie upon arrival who took the time to chat and made us feel welcome. We were a little early but he had our room prepared quickly for us which was great.

The room was clean and spacious but a little dark even with the curtains open. Consequently this meant we didn’t get much privacy due to being in the first room on the ground floor by reception.

However the hotel is really nice, especially the reception area with a garden, fish and a couple of cats lounging about.

Overall I’d recommend but personally I think we’d prefer a different room if we were to return!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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twjchapman wrote a review Mar 2024
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As per other reviews Charly is a gem of an individual with a deep personal connection the town and wants you to love the place as much as him. His recommendations for breakfast and dinner were spot on, important as we were only there for 2 nights. Our room was good and we enjoyed the firm mattress and slept well. The bathroom was a little tight but didn’t detract from our enjoyment and the shower was decent with lovely lemongrass shower gel. He arranged our transfers and these were the same price as Grab so good value. Charly is clear on what the property does and doesn’t have and he fulfils on the promises he makes. Great location and great value for the area.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KvD2015 wrote a review Jun 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Papacrab is always a pleasure. The hosts are so kind and helpful. Ready to give you advise what to do for sightseeing or where to eat great food, whether it's breakfast, lunch or diner. It is my second home indeed, since 2014.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Tom R wrote a review Nov 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Yet another fantastic holiday thanks to this wonderful guesthouse & hosts. Charly goes out of his way to be friendly & helpful. His extensive knowledge of Thailand, generally, & Kamala, specifically, means that you can access the best trips, restaurants & massages.
Charly makes sure that transfers are smooth & stress free. A complete ten out of ten holiday experience. Planning a revisit in 2024 already.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martyna 안 wrote a review Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With my honest opinion it was one of the best hotels that I had booked in Thailand. It's close to the beach and on the main Road. The entire hotel is cozy and u can feel like home. What surprised me were cats that are really friendly! I would like to say thank u to the owner Charly that helped me with many things and recommendations.

For sure i wanna go back to this warm place!

Martyna
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Emily S wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First place we stayed in Phuket. Everything was lovely and clean. Staff were so so helpful and friendly, a credit to the boutique accomodation. Perfect location for restaurants, beach and bars. No issue with noise. Will use again if staying in Kamala
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bestgirl wrote a review Jan 2005
Gosport, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in this family run Gueshouse in 2001.

I was looking for somewhere to stay that was not a huge resort for tourists and this little gueshouse with a few rooms and bungalows near the beach was the perfect place!

The building was a lovely standalone house, about 100 m from the beach, it was quiet and green and painted a gorgeous ochra colour on the outside. The rooms were air conditioned and done up in a stunning minimalist style with wood and white walls and tiled floor and en suite bathroom. Crisp linens and spotless.

Downstairs was a Norwegian style restaurant and an open lobby where we used to take our breakfast and sit for a chat with other guests. There were comfortable sofas and we enjoyed many a drink with the locals.

The owner was a young lady in her 30's, her father who was a teacher at the local school and her twin sister and children. It had a wonderful family feel to it. To give you an example, I phoned the gueshouse while we were still in Bangkok, they didn't know me from Adam and I had not booked or payed a deposit, yet the owner offered on the phone to come and pick me up at the airport and drive me to her guesthouse in Kamala. When we got to the airport she was waiting for us in her 4 wheel drive and when we left the guesthouse she drove us back to the airport, all free of charge.

Kamala is not as touristy and busy as the rest of Phuket, it is ideal for families or couples or singles who want to live the local life. The white sandy beach was wonderful and we spent about 2 weeks there, without a care in the world, snacking on banana pancakes and going for walks along the beach to the nearby cafes. The little town had seafood restaurants and cafes where we enjoyed our evenings and there were internet cafes and tour organisers where we booked boat trips to the nearby islands.

You can find the website online if you search for Papa Crab Kamala.
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Answer from Charly1966
325 contributions43 helpful votes
Thanks for reaching out but unfortunately we're fully booked in the requested period. Best regards Charly, PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse
Answer from Charly1966
325 contributions43 helpful votes
Thanks for your request! Would you please provide your email address to offer you accordingly.
Answer from Charly1966
325 contributions43 helpful votes
Dear NEL64, since we only provide Superior Double rooms (Doubles or Twins) the only possibility to accommodate you as family would be to book two rooms next to each other (sorry there‘re no connection doors). Charly Herget PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse
Sandra D asked a question Jan 2016
Paris, France80 contributions74 helpful votes
Bonjour, combien coute le petit déjeuner svp? merci
Answer from Charly1966
325 contributions43 helpful votes
PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse comes without breakfast but there are a few nice coffee shops and restaurant within close walking distance. The average price for a breakfast should be 250 THB.
juliet p wrote a tip Jan 2024
Wakefield, United Kingdom220 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect"
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John Payne wrote a tip Jan 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground rooms cooler Than 1st floor rooms"
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KV_DXB wrote a tip Nov 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates22 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask to have rooms not facing the school yard - the band plays early morning which can be a bit bothersome."
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reinhardhf wrote a tip Dec 2017
Edmonds, Washington17 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"2nd floor opposite side at the school was very quiet"
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Antonio M wrote a tip Jul 2017
Porto, Portugal9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all the rooms are equal in size and confort"
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PRICE RANGE
£32 - £52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
papacrab boutique guesthouse hotel kamala
LOCATION
ThailandPhuketKathuKamala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Cut and Sew Tailor (0.06 miles), BS Collection (0.1 miles), and Fashion World Tailor Kamala (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Big Boys’ Burger Club - Kamala, Cappadocia Turkish Restaurant Kamala Beach, and Fruit Fusion Superfood Cafe.
Does PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse have airport transportation?
Yes, PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Phra Thong (7.1 miles).
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