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“Great value, but highly inconvenient to the beach!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Aspasia Phuket

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The Aspasia Phuket
Ranked #35 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
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“Great value, but highly inconvenient to the beach!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2010

We were looking for a quieter, couple-oriented resort, and wanted to avoid the larger chains. Aspasia is located up a hill just off the main Kata commercial strip, almost all the taxis won’t know it, so get the meter taxi counter at the airport to help with directions.

The 1-bedroom seaview suite we took was spanking new and very large. Cosy bedroom with sliding doors, bed had comfy pillows but was too firm, not in the nicely supportive sense, but in the bruised-hips-when-lying-on-side way. Major problem with light – the room would never be dark due to the blinds on the bedroom windows letting in lots of corridor light, on throughout the night.

Shower area (no bath) integrated with the wardrobe, charming, but a tad too small compared to the rest of the room. Water pressure and heat wasn’t sufficient for the rainforest shower – more like a damp forest drizzle. Kitchenette was well kitted out and clean, living room amazingly large with a huge sofa, recliner and a great seaview. Would make a perfect long-stay option!

The shock came when we decided to visit the beach – you have the choice of a hazardous walk down a steep dirt trail, or a 5 minute hike down the very steep hill (and a highly strenuous one up in the searing heat, after!!). Not something you look forward to before/after lazing at the beach! Definitely a must-note for those expecting to spend much time at the beach – you have been warned!! Beach was typical Phuket public beach style – vendors hawking deck chairs and tuk-tuks/motorbikes buzzing around, motorboats in the water etc, so don’t expect a pristine white-sand, clear-water beach. Not too crowded though.

Dinner was surprisingly good at the resort restaurant, good Thai food (catered to Western taste of course, like most we found in Phuket), pricey as expected, but delicious and high quality and great service.

Overall we felt this excellent value for money – Phuket isn’t cheap and this offered four-star quality with some rough edges at a fraction of the price at major chains. Perfect for couples, but only if you don’t need the beach…all other negatives were minor niggles and overshadowed by the sheer tranquility of the place.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2010

This hotel is located on the northern edge of Kata Beach and has great views of the water. It is just a short walk to town and the beach. The hotel looks brand new and he rooms are nicely appointed. The pool was very nice and was never crowded. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in Phuket.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2009

I stayed 3 nights with 2 friends. 3 of us (2 single bed + 1 extra bed)in DELUXE GARDEN ROOM. The room was very spacious, clean. not much of the garden view (some trees and garden-ish things but not the nicest one.) but very quiet and had a spacious balcony as well.

per night was THB 4,000 + 1,500 (for the extra bed) = THB 5,500. The hotel voucher included a free thai massage and a free 3 course dinner(appetizer, main, dessert). Definitely value for the money.

The location is 5 min walk from Kata town. From the town to the hotel, there is a big uphill to walk up but it's only for a minute or so.

Dinner quality was surprisingly good. ( i used for the free dinner voucher, but decent meal) Breakfast buffet is fantastic as well.
Pool does not have nice atmosphere but Kata beach is only 10 min away so not big deal.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: 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:
#17 Spa Hotel in Kata Beach
#25 Luxury Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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Also Known As:
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