As I was looking for a hotel for our honeymoon, I instantly fell in love with Foto Hotel when I saw it online. So glad it didn't fail my expectations, specially my husband's. We travelled last March for 4d3n and we booked the Ocean Hall room.
Room: Is huge not to mention the bed. The big round bathtub is at the balcony, day bed is also available, and with its sea view is truly relaxing. The mini bar is free and they replace what you've consumed everyday. Almost everything are specially made for the hotel, from the Bears, the throw pillows, the cups, their trays, the toiletries, and even the bottled water. I love the interiors from lobby, to the room, to the toilet/shower. Smart TV, ipod dock, and speakers, are definitely a plus. A ceiling fan is available if you like an open air room set up. The downside is their shampoo & body wash are refillable instead of coming individually packed. So I don't fell it's very hygienic. Good thing I always bring my own when we travel.
Hotel: It was only few months from their soft opening when we visited so it was expected to be clean. They have the jacuzzi and infinity pool at the second floor (if i remember correctly), same floor with their restaurant, with the view of Kata beach. They have a beautiful Bokeh spa but unfortunately their prices are not reasonable. So we had our massage elsewhere instead.
Food: Their food took my love for Thai food to the next level. Daily breakfast are set meals. Although choices are limited I didn't mind coz they tasted so good anyway.
Location: Is few mins walk to the beach. The hotel is on a hill so... you either hire a tuktuk, rent a motorcyle, else you should have really strong legs to go up and down. Down the hill you got a lot of choices for restaurants, and massage parlor. There's also a small grocery store nearby.
Staff: We always had warm greetings and big smiles from the staffs we walked by around the hotel. The staffs however on the reception aren't really accommodating. The rooms weren't ready yet when we arrived so we were asked to just wait. No refreshments offered even a bottled water. Imagine travelling hours by plane, and another hour by land. So, we just asked where their restaurant is to help ourselves with some refreshments. I would have given a five stars for this hotel if it wasn't for this experience.
Funny experience: Once our room was ready, a staff was to guide us to our room. I was surprised to see a golf cart, which apparently is our service ride to go to our floor level. Clever and cool, yes? We were seated on the back, and as we go up the steep path woah, I felt like I'm gonna fall down. Who thought riding a golf cart will be so scary. I think if my grip wasn't strong enough I would have fallen already face first. I told my husband that we shall never ride that cart again and since then we always took the stairs to go up and down to our room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Foto Hotel is a stylish design hotel at Kata Beach created from a deep passion for photography that will inspire and delight with striking modern design and cool contemporary interiors. Enter the monochrome world of our Kata hotel and relax at the rooftop Silhouette Pool and Playground with panoramic views over three stunning west coast beaches and savour the exotic flavours of Phuket at the poolside restaurant Tiffin Mama. Escape to the Bokeh Spa at this serene Phuket boutique hotel for a rejuvenating treatment and unwind in the supreme comfort of your private Hall with the latest technology gadgets and luxury amenities. Capture a unique view of the world at Foto Hotel. To get the best rate go to ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Agoda, TravelUp, Asiatravel.com Holdings, ACCOR, Ebookers, Priceline, Ctrip TA, Hotels.com, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., HRS, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Foto Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Foto Hotel Phuket/Kata Beach