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The Aspasia Phuket
Ranked #39 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 August 2011

I went here with my wife on our honeymoon and got a cracking deal on Agoda as it was low season, although it didn't rain at all and the heat was perfect! We stayed in a 1 bed seaview suite and had the most amazing view of any hotel I've stayed in. Situated at the top of a hill with a beautiful jungle trail down to the beach, or a short walk down a hill road, the location was perfect as it was close to Kata main street, but far away enough to be away from the bustling nature of the area. Staff were very helpful, especially Rotjana on front desk! Only bad point we noticed was the maid service in the rooms was a little half hearted. Every day we returned to the room, there was either dirty plates and glasses or bed sheets left outside our front door, not always from our room, ready to be picked up later by the staff. Small gripe, but it was something there was no need for and not the nicest thing to see everytime you come back to your room. All in all though, would definitely recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: Go for the seaview, you wont regret it!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

secluded, quiet, with great view and gorgeous rooms, a short walk away from the town with lots of local seafood restaurants and direct access to the beach.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

I had a studio booked and it was HUGE! My own balcony, very funky HUGE bathroom. The downside was paper thin walls and being above the Tsunami evacuation point means the hotel is built in the side of a hill si there are staris everywhere. If you're looking for a very comfortable 4 star this would fit the bill

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank swishAuckland
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

My family and I won a 2 night stay at the Aspasia and decided to book an additional 2 nights and make a small holiday out of it. We booked a 1 bedroom grand deluxe suite. The room was huge and well appointed. It was a pleasure having the space - especially since we have a 2 year old - and the fittings all seemed relatively new. The view from our balcony (and in fact all over the hotel) is spectacular! The cleaning service staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is okay and the food tasty enough. The staff however, have limited English speaking skills which is very frustrating - especially since 80% of the guests staying at the same time as us, were foreigners! The pool area is pleasant enough. What is incredibly disappointing, is that this place has direct access to the beach. However, the access path is so damaged, run down, dangerous and filthy, that it's almost impossible to use - especially with children! The alternative is to climb a "mount Everest" type hill to get to and from the beach! Unpleasant after a long day on the beach - again, especially with children! We were told that if the hotel doesn't "own it" (as in the access path to the beach), then they won't touch it. What a ridiculous thought process!

That all said, the WORST part of this hotel/apartment living, is the management staff! They are lazy, rude, incompetent and unprofessional! They forgot to organise our airport pickup, when we finally made our own way there, they forgot to arrange our early check-in. An hour and a half later, when we did get to check-in, they forgot to organise a cot for our 2 year old! It took them 3 hours to move the TV from the bedroom to the lounge and provide one extra sheet! They messed up our spa booking by 3 hours and after booking a babysitter so that we could finally use our free spa voucher a day later, they called on the bedroom phone to let us know the sitter was there - literally outside our door - and woke our child minutes before we were supposed to leave. When we asked why they hadn't just knocked, their reply was the standard reply for Thai's - aaahh, sorry!

Would I recommend this hotel to friends or family or even return myself - Absolutely not! There are far better places to stay in Thailand that this place.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2011

This was our second stay at the Aspasia, as we loved our stay the first time. It is located at the top end of Kata, which is convenient if you want to walk to Karon. There are 2 sections of the hotel, the main older part which has the lobby and restaurants, and an newer extension which we stayed in. The new rooms are like mini apartments and are very large with beautiful balconies. This section also has its own pool area with gym. The breakfast layout isn't huge, but they will cook you up what you request. The restaurant food is average, much better to walk down the hill to the restaurants near the beach. The massage was sensational and the staff did go out of their way to help. If you are unfit don't book this hotel though. It is a very steep climb up the hill - it is a tsunami evactuation point!

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new extension
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  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

Stayed in the Aspasia for 1 wk whilst travelling around Thailand. Enjoyed our stay, but the hotel is showing signs of ageing and needs renovation.
The good:
- very spacious rooms, big bathrooms and big balcony (coming from Europe, it is huge!)
- nice pool with sea view. Pool isn't huge, but big enough to do some laps. Small pool on the top with nicer view.
- nice breakfast: fresh fruit, all types of bread, excellent warm choices, etc.
- extremely friendly staff, very much try to make your stay a success
- good location. Yes, it's on a bit of a hill. But honestly, this did not bother us in the least. The location is calm and quite, we slept extremely well. Kata is not Patong, and that's a good thing! Patong is just too packed and the beach is not all that. Kata is relaxed, has everything you need (7-11, restaurants, tour agencies, you name it)
- Free wifi
- Being low season, the hotel offered us a free meal and massage if we extended our stay to 5 nights, a very nice gesture.

However, I almost gave the hotel 3* rating for the following reasons:
- the hotel is showing it's age, and needs some renovation. Eg cracked sink, older shower, etc
- we didn't have hot water for 2 days in a row. The staff jumped to try and fix it (appreciated, of course), but fact is, it's a 5* resort without hot water. Not good.
- Safe in our room broke (and was repaired)
- Breakfast starts at 7am. As we had a early departure I asked if it would be possible to get some toast & coffee at 6:30, this was out of the question. When we checked out at 6:45, the breakfast was open with several couples eating. This miffed me a bit, as we left hungry and could have had a bite to eat if the staff had been so kind to let us know that it does actually open at 6:30...
All in all, a good stay, and I would go back.

As for Phuket, good to stay for a while, but there are nicer islands out there. In high season it is just too much. Out of season is ideal, but the hotels are veeeerrrry calm.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2011

I stayed at this resort for 2 weeks last summer in a suite and had a great time surfing at the nearby Kata beach. It was 5 star luxury for 3 star prices. The regular rooms are so-so but the suites are fantastic and huge. One thing to note is that the suites seem to be vacation rentals that are owned. Thus each suite has completely different furnishings depending on the owner. We moved around to a few different suites during our stay and found quite the range from charming French to tacky Hong Kong depending.

The concerns that other reviewers have been raising about it being on top of a hill and walking to the beach seems to be a minor issue at best. It's only a 15 minute walk to the beach, but most people should rent a scooter during the stay in Phuket for like $15 day or so it was never an issue for us. Walking wasn't too bad either.

The free breakfast in the mornings were great with good food, the pool was fantastic.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Aspasia Phuket

Address: 1/3 Laem Sai Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Kata Beach
#30 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range: £77 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Aspasia Phuket 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently created in the south of the island of Phuket, The Aspasia is a stylish boutique resort reflecting an unusual retro-deco design with hints of Mayan style architecture. The muted yellow and green hues of the buildings blend exotically with the colours of the lush forest that sweeps down to Kata Beach. Each secluded apartment has stunning sea views, and guests only have a two minute walk to the white, sandy beach below.With the accent firmly lying on tranquility, comfort and contemporary style, The Aspasia Phuket offers a choice of superior accommodation and facilities that includes restaurant, a wine and cigar shop, two swimming pools, a gymnasium, business centre, meeting room, high-speed wireless Internet access and spa. Original paintings and antiques are displayed in the spa, restaurant and lobby, complementing the style of decor. There is easy access between the twelve buildings and facilities forming the resort. The property is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, filled with colourful tropical planting. ... more   less 
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