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The Boathouse Phuket
Ranked #5 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Simply Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2010

One of the best places I've ever stayed. Great location, fantastic service, a brilliant restaurant and small enough to feel very personal. They couldn't have done any more to make the stay any better.

The rooms are starting to age a little, but they are spotless and extremely comfortable.

Would recommend to anyone looking for something a little quiet & intimate

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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PhuketLisa, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse Phuket, responded to this review, 16 July 2010
Dear Dr. Kingfish,
We are pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us.
Thank you for your recommendation and sharing your compliments on TripAdvisor.
Best regards,
Lisa Sol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2010

This is our second stay. We had the opportunity to meet in Phuket with our daughter, husband and grandchildren. They visited us at Mom Tri's and could not believe the location, the friendliness of staff and our facilities. We had raved to them about our previous stay and they could see first hand what we meant. The staff welcomed them just as if they were a paying guest. We highly recommend this hotel and we will return. Many of the staff from out previous stay were still working there. To us this signifies management not only care about guests, but also their staff. Highly recommend if you are looking for a quiet, fantastic holiday.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Felty55
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PhuketLisa, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse Phuket, responded to this review, 16 July 2010
Dear Felty55,
Thank you for your compliments about your stay at the Boathouse. We’re pleased your extended family shared your good opinion about us.
We indeed have a very low staff turnover; many of the staff have even been here since the very beginning 20 years ago! Most of our current staff have been working here about 10 years plus on average.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.
Best regards,
Lisa Sol
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2010

This Hotel is a gem!
In an age of growing oversized resorts this beautifully designed ( in the Thai style) intimate hotel propety has a front row position on kata beach so it is a few steps down from the terrace to the sand and your awaiting lounge and umbrella,iced water and fruit.
What stands out here is the service:,the staff are selfconfident and friendly ,from the front desk ,turndown service,the guys on the beach ,food and wine and not to mention the fantastic service at the airport on departure by a member of the hotel staff stationed
there.
We loved the Food and extensive wine list and in fact had almost all meals at the hotel
I should mention the massuer and the excellent cocktails, but this is a very well run hotel and highly reccommended
Terence McErvale

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank splitpoint14
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PhuketLisa, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse Phuket, responded to this review, 16 July 2010
Dear Mr. McErvale,
Thank you for your very kind praise of the Boathouse. I’ve shared your compliments with our staff and our management.
We’re all looking forward to welcoming you back with us soon!

Best regards,
Lisa Sol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2010

We are now back in Danmark again - after travelling around 6 weeks in the beautful FarEast, Singapore, Bangkok hotel Peninsula & hotel Shangri La, Koh Samed hotel Ao Phrao Resort, Koh Samui hotel Chaweng Regent Beach Resort and 2 weeks in Phuket at your lovely hotel BoatHouse where we nov have stayed 5 times.

And also this time we thank you very much for a nice and very relaxing stay with good food, wine and most off alle the staff, who are among the worlds best, always nice, always polite, always helpful and smiling - It is a very great plesure to stay at BoatHose because for these reasons.

So if you will be kind to give your staff our best compliments. and give them all our personaly greatings.

We are already looking forward to come back - most likely in april 2012, where we hope and believe that you are able to offer us a good and reasonble price for a two weeks stay.

Thank you

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank keldbaden
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PhuketLisa, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse Phuket, responded to this review, 7 June 2010
Thank you for your compliments about your recent holiday at the Boathouse.

I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and will of course share your kind comments and greetings with our team. I'll print your message and will put it up in our staff canteen. It is always nice to hear positive feedback from our guests and we appreciate you're letting us know.
We are all looking forward to welcoming you again. I am sure Khun Jarinee will do her best to give you the best possible rate upon your return.

Best regards,
Lisa Sol
PR Manager Mom Tri's Boathouse
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Leicester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2010

I did a lot of research before booking Mom Tris Boathouse because this had to be a special holiday. We were celebrating our recent 40th Wedding Anniversary and also my Wife's 60th Birthday which was in the middle of our holiday.

I expected Mom Tris Boathouse to be good after reading all the reviews, but it wasn'nt!
It was far better than I expected, a true piece of Paradise!

I don't think the location could be bettered, literally right on a magnificent stretch of beach with the Beach Boys to set up you Sunbeds and Umbrella's where you want them and even to adjust the umbrella for you when the sun moves. The ice cold towels and fruit sticks that they delivered to you were very welcome in the heat. We particularly liked the fact that the sunbeds are not packed together like the adjacent hotels, but spaced well apart.

When the beach got too hot in the afternoon we adjourned to the Pool where the same service was delivered with a smile by Tong (who looks about 25 but is in fact 39).

Breakfast was wonderful, all the fresh fruit, cheeses, smoked salmon and eggs (cooked any way you wanted). By the time we finished off with the fresh Danish Pastries we only needed to walk down the four stairs and we were on the beach.

I have read various different opinions on the room size and decoration. All I can say is either we were very lucky or we were in a different hotel. The room was spacious with a veranda with chairs and table, a good size bathroom and all scrupulously clean, and kepth that way on a daily basis. The King size bed was even more comfortable than our bed at home.

The little touches like a bowl of fresh fruit delivered to your room every day, the bed turned down and an orchid placed on the pillows and the English language newspaper pushed under the door evey day are what put the polish on things.

As I said, it was my Dearly Beloved's 60th Birthday while we were there. A beautiful bouquet of Orchids was delivered to our room during the day.

That evening we ate at the Boathouse and at the end of our meal the little musical combo broke into "Happy BIrthday to You" to accompany the delightful birthday cake that was delivered to our table. A lovely finale to a lovely day thanks to the Boathouse staff.

While on the subject of the staff, they cannot be praised highly enough in our opinion. Nothing is too much trouble, any queries or questions dealt with immediately and all done with a genuine smile. They are truly lovely people! We became Grandparents again while at the Boathouse. My Son-in-Law emailed some photoes to the Hotel and they even printed them off for us and delivered them. What a wonderful gesture. Thank you Apron

This was our first Far East trip and our first visit to the Boathouse. It will definately not be our last. We were made so welcome that it felt like home and we intend to come back home sometime soon.

The Boathouse is not the cheapest Hotel in Phuket or Kata Beach, but we thought it was excellent value for money and would recommend it without any reservations.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Grandadof2
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PhuketLisa, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse Phuket, responded to this review, 22 May 2010
Congratulations to you and your wife again upon turning double Grandparents. On behalf of the Boathouse team I’d like to thank you for your very nice review of your stay with us. I’m pleased to pass your compliments to the staff you mentioned by name for giving outstanding service. Tong is in fact over 40 already but I think he’s happy to be regarded as a youngster still. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon at the Boathouse, perhaps to celebrate your wife’s 61st birthday!
Best regards,
Lisa Sol
PR Manager
Mom Tri’s Boathouse
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2010

We have been to the Boathouse for the last 8 years, we work in Singapore and the Boathouse at Kata Beach its a great escape for a week of tranquility, its the only hotel in Kata with direct access to the Beach, staff is super friendly, food very good, and rooms are clean, see you next year (or sooner)

Alan & Rosemarie Freimuth

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alan2749
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PhuketLisa, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse Phuket, responded to this review, 22 May 2010
Dear Mrs. and Mr. Freimuth,
We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your recent stay with us. You are amongst our most frequent visitors and we are looking forward to welcoming you again soon! The beach is waiting….
Best regards,
Lisa Sol
PR Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2010

We normally stay at Villa Royale and go to the boathouse for dinner and or drinks.
This time we were watching the pennies so stayed in a standard room at the Boathouse.
Yes the rooms do need some work. The floor are either really bad carpet or vinyl "wood".
The bathrooms are not luxurious and the shower is over the bath but everything else makes up for this. I certainly found the rooms to be a good size, we had a lovely view and the bed was comfortable with nice sheets etc. We were on the 3rd floor and had a lovely little balcony.

The best thing is walking downstairs to the restaurant and looking at the view of Kata beach through the vegetation.
The breakfast was really good and all the staff were fantastic.

I must admit I was extremely disappointed with the Wine and Grill. Last time I ate there it became my favorite place to eat in Thailand. This time to food was average - in my opinion.

If you go in low season take a suite or a Dolphin Pool villa if you want a luxurious room (they are very expensive in high season). Otherwise just go and enjoy - we will certainly be back.

We also went to Villa Royale to check out the new Royal Suites (we have booked there for July) it appears to have lost some of its quaintness - stayed tuned for next installment - so the Boathouse may become of hotel of choice in Kata.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank AussieAnge
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PhuketLisa, Public Relations Manager at The Boathouse Phuket, responded to this review, 22 May 2010
Thank you for your compliments of our hotel. I have passed them on to our staff who, as many of our guests mention, make our hotel stand out from the competition.

We do have lower rates in the summer season from 16 April until 31 October and also offer packages that include Thai dinner, massage, transfers etc. Packages are available for normal rooms (we have 33 rooms), suites (3 suites) and the Dolphin Pool Villas (2 villas).

Regarding your comment about the Wine & Grill, I have passed it to our Chef. To get some more specific feedback could I ask you to contact me when you are here in July please?

Thank you in advance, we’re looking forward to welcoming you again!

Best regards,

Lisa Sol
PR Manager
Mom Tri’s Boathouse
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Property: The Boathouse Phuket
Address: 182 Koktanode Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Boathouse by Montara)
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Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kata Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in Kata Beach
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boathouse Phuket 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boathouse Phuket, Thailand, has been an architectural and culinary landmark on Kata Beach since 1989. A favorite with discerning visitors, it appears on numerous lists of the world's best small hotels. The Boathouse Wine & Grill has been distinguished with Wine Spectator Awards since 1995 and has been credited with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2006. New additions to the property include extended family suites, a 2-bedroom beachfront Penthouse suite and a rooftop Sunset Lounge. A beach club and spa and a chic boutique shop with a gourmet café. The fantastic beach location, personal friendly service, intimate atmosphere and stylish gourmet restaurant with one of the best wine cellars in Thailand make it the ideal location for beach, food and wine buffs. Weekend Thai cooking workshops from 10 am - 1 pm. ... more   less 
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