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“A Romantic Resort in Phuket”

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Chanalai Romantica Resort
Ranked #7 of 57 Hotels in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Phuket, Thailand
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4 reviews
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“A Romantic Resort in Phuket”
Reviewed 10 December 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Phuket Tropical Resort in November 2012.
We have extensive travel experience around the world and found that the resort met and quite often exceeded our expectations.
Our boutique style room was on the ground floor and the veranda was a direct access in to the pool. We found both the Thai and Filipino staff to be very friendly (and mostly spoke good english).
We would thoroughly recommend this resort for small families or couples. The pool access was perfect for us but I wouldn't recommend it for for families with very young children as it is very direct pool access.
We will definitely go back and probably take our kids too, who are old enough to benefit from the pool access.

Room Tip: "Steak night" was a free flow BBQ and we were lucky enough to see it twice, so I guess it...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2012 via mobile


Staff cant speak english at all!!!, its even funny, every time you call ti ask smth its a disaster, you have to wait for five minutes till the girl who can speak english take the phone. VERY noisy inside the room, hotel not new, its not good water in the pool a little bit smelly bathroom, but its not the main problem. We paid 120 $ for room, and they didnt provide toothbrush, is it a joke? First time in my trips in Asia. And to get our internet prepaid dinner we spent 40 minutes arguing!!! We are an easy traveller, bu tis hotel really make me feel uncomfortable with everything, it was just pity to see how bad managment ruin normal hotel

  • Stayed November 2012
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Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

My husband and I stayed 4 nights here. We were not impressed. The hotel seemed to have had a lot going for it back in the day (nice layout, modern design of the rooms), however it was very run-down and unkempt. The floors had stains, the shower floor was disgusing (orange stains all over??, I kept my flip-flops ON!), there was a line of mold behind the sink and a ring of mold in the toilet bowl when we arrived. Also the pool had algae, it was green until they cleaned it on our 2nd day. The breakfast buffet was disappointing. Can't really complain about the staff but the service was nothing exceptional. Not that we spent a whole lot of time in our hotel room but if I could do it again I would have spent a few more baht for a clean, somewhat decent hotel room!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

Love the Club Med vaunted village concept! Everything is all inclusive! There's always something to do. Here's the drawback:
1. Breakfast ends too early.
2. Not much of a music scene in the village though their stage shows are good.
3. The stereotyping by many European and Australian guests especially, on orientals. Looks of disdain and disgust. Many think that all orientals are from
PRC. They even keep their kids away from ours.
4. Check in is at 2pm. We had to wait almost three hours to get into our small little room to freshen up. We were asked to head to the restaurant for brekkie and brekkie had already closed.
5. Mozzies in the room. Yikes!
6. Everything is aging in the place.
7. No one tells you about the island and what we can do in the immediate vicinity. I know they'd rather keep us in but who doesn't want to venture outside of their hotel?
8. Pool not so clean.

That's about it! Despite so many negatives, it isn't all that bad honestly. Ahem..

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

my wife and i have just returned from out holiday at the tropical.from check-in to check-out there were no problems,all staff were happy and friendly.the rooms are large,king size beds and very comfortable.the showers were in a room by themselves,separate room for large bath and toilet in a separate room,the layout is great.there is a large balcony,where you can sit in the evening and have a few drinks there are restuarants all close by,a shop where you can buy coke,beer etc about 5 minutes away the rooms are cleaned every day,after cleaning the rooms are immaculate.the cleaning ladies are very friendly and will always stop for a chat.the beach is about a 5-10 walk,but great for swimming and surfers my wife and i will return to this hotel next year and look forward to meeting the staff once again.the evening meals at the hotel are delicious

Room Tip: try to keep away from the tailors as they really hassle you also usually english people on motor bik...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Staying here for 3 nights, after we checked in, the staff bring us to our room. The 1st I step into the room was the strange smells, it make me feel uncomfortable & I gotta open up the balcony windows to let those fresh air come into the room. The floor is yellowish with dirt, we use the slipper provided by the hotel to walk around in the room.

My package is included free wi-fi, the connection & the speed is good, able to upload pictures, check mails etc.

Daily provide 2 bottles of mineral water. The breakfast menu change daily, not as previously comments said daily breakfast is the same.

Staffs don't speak much on english, difficulty in communication. They won't great, smile & not helpful as I need their help to call to the local travel agency to check the pick-up time for fantasea show. I believe there are plenty of other hotels better than this & value for money. I will not stay at this hotel for my 2nd time visit to Phuket.

Room Tip: Room 1205 have smells. You need to buy air freshener from the nearest family mart / 7-11 or else got...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 November 2012 via mobile

All Stuff in thé room seems To Be broken or Cheep. Employées don't Smile And are very agressive. They charge your for water normally free in room.
Not In front of the beach.
Pool is quite good.
Breakfast twice the price of the 50m away Black Canyon Coffee.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Additional Information about Chanalai Romantica Resort

Property: Chanalai Romantica Resort
Address: 62 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Tropical Resort)
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Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Kata Beach
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Chanalai Romantica Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Ideally located on the small peaceful beach town of Kata, the Tropical Resort Group offers the three elegant different hotel styles, depending on your budget and taste namely" Tropical Resort, a luxurious elegant couple 4-star resort is located in the well-known Kata Beach, Phuket. It is an ideal resort for hideaway retreat. This luxurious resort ideally locates in the centre of the beach town of Kata in less than 10 minutes walk to the beach , Kata shoping Plaza, resatuarnts, banks dotted around the resort. To get to the nearby tourist spots is very easy. 20 minutes to Patong, 10 minutes to Kata View point etc.The couple theme Tropical Resort offers 13 luxurious deluxe pool access, 24 deluxe pool view and 28 superior pool view rooms. The room facilities are great to meet the guest’s need; separated show and bathtub with hot and cold water, LCD TV, DVD player, TV satellite channels, Tea coffee making facilities, bathrobe, full stock minibar, IDD phone, private safety box in room . The resort also provides internet access in room and internet room , a restaurant , a swim-up bar, tour desk, mail service, taxi service and doctor on call 24 hours.The wheel chair can access to the room.Let put your hair down on the tropical island resort with us.a touch of paradise on Kata beach. ... more   less 
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Tropical Hotel Kata Beach
Chanalai Romantica Resort Phuket/Kata Beach

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