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“Stayed as a couple 4 Feb - 14th Feb 2012”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The BluEco Hotel

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The BluEco Hotel
Ranked #20 of 60 Kata Beach B&B and Inns
Newcastle, Australia
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“Stayed as a couple 4 Feb - 14th Feb 2012”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

My partner and I stayed in a standard room with balcony on the 4 - 14th February 2012. The room and bathroom were very clean. Furnishings were modern and the room was quite spacious. There was a DVD player so we could buy videos from Kata and watch in our room. I was 17 weeks pregnant and did find the bed quite hard - Thai's like their beds hard which I was expecting but I did ask reception for something to put under the sheet to make it a bit softer and it was fine. Staff were very friendly and the woman who own's and runs the hotel is lovely and very helpful. We had read through trip advisor regarding this hotel before coming and had seen a review saying ask for a room with a balcony otherwise you might end up with a view of the neighbouring building which is very close and consequently makes the room feel a little bit prison like. We asked for a balcony but we still ended up facing the opposite buiding. It wasn't a big deal for us though as we didn't spend much time in the room during the day. I'm sure we would have been accommodated if we had asked to move but we couldn't be bothered really. I thought the hotel swimming pool was great - very clean and I didn't find it too cold as has been mentioned in other reviews. It was a refreshing break from the heat. There are free towels to use and to take to the beach. The breakfast wasn't brilliant - western style scrambled eggs, toast, jam, sausages and beans sometimes. We discovered a brilliant freshfood market just near the hotel where we bought fresh fruit (dragon fruit, bananas, pineapple, mango and watermelon) and made a huge fruit salad for breakfast in the mornings then topped up with a bit of toast from the hotel. To find the market, go out of the hotel and turn left and cross the main road in front of you. Just up on the left you'll find the market. If you cross the road back again you'll find another sort of shack like shop which sells cutting boards, knives, bowls and cuttlery etc. The fruit is excellent. There are electronic safes in the rooms and free internet for use in reception area. The hotel is really well located in that there are restaurants, 7-11's, atms all just a couple of minutes away. It's a 10 minute walk to the beach and at night there's a great atmosphere walking down through to the main Kata area. Kata beach is very busy and not really our cup of tea so we would get a tuk tuk to the southern end of Kata Noi beach (next beach south of Kata) about 200 baht. We really liked Kata Noi as it wasn't as busy and you can do a bit of snorkelling off the beach. Grab a beach chair and an umbrella for 100 baht each for the day - sooooooooooooooooooooooo relaxing! Just find a chair and a guy will come up and collect the money from you. I would definately recommend the BluEco Hotel - just remember its not a luxury resort but for a three star hotel its really clean, comfortable, friendly and really well positioned for shops, restaurants and beach. Also, we did get an airport pick up when we arrived. Our driver was lovely and waiting for us when we arrived a bit late. A great stay. Oh and you get two bottles of water everyday.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room that doesn't face the building opposite.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Copperas Cove, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

The hotel staff was very friendly, and the morning breakfast that was served was very good. The hotel was very clean, and it was very close to the beach. I would say it was a very good value. I would defintely come again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

This hotel is only 1 year old & you can tell. This place is kept spotlessly clean, from moring till night, in all area,s of the hotel, from our room right through to the car park. The room we had was very spacious, & decorated, & equiped to a high standard. We were having our honeymoon there, & my wifes birthday, at the same time, & recieved goodies, & a cake, just to make our stay complete. The staff here are really so helpfull to please, & make you feel welcome from the minuite you step into reception. The breakfast is buffet style, with a selection of thai & western food, but dont expect a full English fry up. ( you are in Thailand ) All that was served was fresh, every day, with a smile. I did note that some guests were expecting, what they normally had at their own home, so went to the local shop to get their own bread & sliced packet cheese. Hey, you will never please everyone all of the time !!! I can highly recomend this hotel, & will definately return, as soon as i can. Enjoy !

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

This hotel is a new hotel, the structure is fine, the rooms are nice and comfortable, the furniture is new. The personnel is kind and gentle. The position is good, less than 10 minutes walking from the beach, and far from the mess of the bar and night, but located in a street with shops, restaurant and massages center. The area is in progress, they are building new structure and in a few time it will be more organized.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

I will say that this hotel has made great effort to ensure guests enjoy their stay. Let's get straight to the point about the goods and bads of this hotel.

Good
1. Lovely room and get one with Balcony (pls look at the bad points too).
2. Nice breakfast, selection may be limited but they taste yummy.
3. Honest housekeeping staff
My wife forgot to lock the safe but after returning to room later, everything was left untouched.
4. Free wifi at lobby and speed is reasonable.
5. Free PC for guest to access internet.

Bad
1. Room facing the back (deluxe no balcony) is slightly noisy at night as they is one pub operating till late nite. I can still sleep through so if u are a light sleeper take one of those rooms with balcony facing front.
2. Swimming pool is really cold. Perhaps this is due to the limited sun-light it gets since its sandwiched between 2 buildings.
3. Location - 7-11, eateries, laundry, massage all nearby. But a scooter will be handy to travel to the beach.
4. No wifi signal in the room even though they claimed they have. No problem for me as I will just go to the lobby to use their free wifi.
5. Room with balcony has a compressor there so you cannot relax at the balcony when the aircon is on (hot air treatment if that's what you want). However, if you want to wash your clothes and get it dry fast, this room may suit you well. All our washed clothes were dried within 2-3 hours when left to dry at the balcony.

I will return to this hotel again as my family felt comfortable, cosy and relax staying here.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

We stayed at the Blueco Hotel for 3 nights while doing a dive course. The hotel is brand new and is very comfortable. Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Location is fine, but would recommend having a scooter on hand to get to beach and other places. Staff arranged a scooter for us which saved going down the road. Price wise this hotel was very reasonable.

Only thing we struggled with was the bed. It was so hard and felt like sleeping on a timber board. Apparently this is how the Thai's like it. But having stayed at a few other places this was the only one with a rock hard bed. Staff were helpful and tried to make it softer with extra bedding.

Thanks for the great stay.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

Its new, modern design,spacious room,nice interior and quite place to stay.. the staff was friendly and helpful.. love all about this hotel.. it is juz relaxing.. and enjoyed our stay.. 5-10minutes walk to Kata beach.. we rent a motorbike on the way walking to beach. for RM20/day.. so it was very convenient to explore Phuket.. there is 7/11 nearby.. they have all the things you might need.. they offering many kinds of local food, burger, even liquor.. in front of 7/11 there is a big fresh market.. so you can buy many kinds fruits as well.. nearby 7/11 there is a small local restaurant.. we forgot the name.. its owner is Sweden Mr. Peter married with local.. He quite helpful and friendly to us.. the papaya salad and the grilled chicken was awesome..

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: The BluEco Hotel
Address: 100 / 75 Kata New Rd, Karon | Muang, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #20 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The BluEco Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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