This was our first overseas holiday with our 2 year old son so we had to ensure we chose a suitable resort ..one that was family friendly,clean,affordable all with a taste of thai hospitality. As this was our first trip to Thailand and with so many resorts to chose from we simply felt over whelmed so I used trip advisor and found the comments and review extremely helpful. I googled top ten family resorts and started my research from there so I was certanly happy with Katathani. All the reviews were spot on!
Arriving in Phuket quite late in the evening from Singapore we were happy to see our car - our driver providing complementary ice cold bottle of water and refreshing cloth. The transfer was booked via the hotel at BHT 750.00. I would certainly suggest doing this for first time vistors as it can be quite intimidating and chaotic with the constant hasseling for business for taxi fares especially as first impression...many reviewers warned us about so called taxi mobs. The drive took one hour to the resort. Our room superior with pool view.The room was simple but large - huge- bed and newly reburbished bathroom.My only critisicms are small TV with only one Engish station with vision and audio out of sinc! The internet cost was THB 500 per 24 hrs, no bath ony shower and the beach is NOT private so to hire an umbrella and lounge will costs BHT 200 per day per lounge.
Beach towel and bag were provided for guests refreshed every evening. With four pool areas and gardens were extrremley spacious and immaculate so you could simply change the days swimming location BUT remember to save your beach lounge before breakfast.The buffet breakfast,which can get boring after the fifth day, was with fresh produce and continuously topped up though out the 6 - 10.30am time - but when you think about it how often do you change your breakfast at home anyway. We ate quite well and found we were fine until late afternoon. The room service and poolservice menu was basic and expensive for the BAHT with 200% markup from any meal purchased just outside the hotel. So many guests brought in take-away with no objection from hotel staff. The in house restuarants were disappointing as no true thai curries or noodles that arereadily available throughout Singapore ..they simply were too westernised...your could over hear guests requesting 'I dont mind herbs but no spice please!'
Were as when you eat in Singapore and you ask for chilly crab you get just that!
So we ate out every lunch and dinner at the four local eateries just outside the hotel at a quarter of the price. Meals were good and would recommend to eat here for all thai dishes incuding steamed fish.The only exception being the grilled seafood. Very expensive at BHT 200 per 100 grams for lobster or prawns as same price. They simply over cooked meat and it was not enjoyed -a waste of money. We did find that the fishermans market rest in the resort was an excellent alternative so when you want fresh shell seafood at only a small increase per gram in comparison strongly recommend you wisit this restaurant as cooked for perfection.
Taxi to Patong BHT 350 one way.The hotel can organise for BHT 200 per person in my case BHT 500 one way for party of 2 adults one child.
Patong was great to visiit but so glad to return back to the seclusion of resort.It was after looking at the other resorts along the way that we were so grateful we chose Katathani. Shopping in Patong unimpressive, especially after spending a few days in Singapore and with a toddler in tow. The resort had inhouse services for all beatty treatments .Took advantage of pedicure at BHT 150 soooo cheap!
In Patong sort the treatment of dentist at seasmile for Laser whitening with excellent result ..very clean and very professional. Highly recommended. Booke over the internet.
So overall the resort great location, great value and will certainly visit again but will stay longer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resting along 850 meters of unspoiled white sandy beach, embraced by lush green hills and sparkling blue ocean, Katathani Phuket Beach Resort recalls a tropical dream. Warm sands, the soft rhythm of lapping waves, and gently swaying coconut palms relax your senses—while our six swimming pools, six restaurants, and full-service spa delight them. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Katathani Phuket Beach Hotel Kata Beach
- Katathani Phuket Beach Kata
- Katathani Beach Resort
- Katathani Phuket Beach Resort Kata Beach