My partner and I are just about to leave the Foto hotel after a six night stay. We stayed in a garden View room which meant we didn't have the hot tub on the balcony but we did have the garden space to stargaze and watch lanterns in the sky!
The English skills and service skills of the staff aren't amazing and there were a couple of awkward silences but nothing that couldn't be figured out. They were eager to help and came across as professional and honestly the service was much better than I expected from the reviews I'd read.
The breakfast included both hot and continental options (and the hot breakfast was a choice of 3 types, 2 of which were Asian and 1 Western) something for everyone! Drinks and food at the restaurant are more pricey than the food on the beach but totally expected in a hotel. We had one meal on our first night and it was really tasty! We also had a few drinks in the lounge area around sunset time.
Our room was spotless and was cleaned everyday. Fresh towels in the room and at the pool everyday.
There was a shuttle bus running 3 times a day to kata beach but it's only a ten minute walk so we tended just to walk, walking up always required a little more energy (especially after dinner) but if you're remotely fit it's really not a that bad. The view from the hotel pool and restaurant/lounge area is spectacular and totally makes up for the uphill location. Perfect spot to watch the sunset!!
My only real annoyance was the music playing throughout the hotel, it was the same collection of songs playing on repeat and it was bad cover/Christmas music, my suggestion would be to get some more music and lots of upbeat stuff as opposed to the chilled out selection they have.
Payment of a deposit is pretty standard at the beginning of a hotel stay but a reminder of this might be a good idea when sending the confirmation email, we were a bit unprepared due to our long trip and lots of currencies
All in all an awesome hotel, if we choose to come back to Kata I'd definitely choose to stay here again!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Foto Hotel Phuket/Kata Beach