Everyone starts a review off by saying how nice the staff was. Yes, the staff was nice, but it must be remembered that almost everyone in Thailand is polite and kind, almost to a fault. We rented a bungalow for five days, close to the front but still fortunately far enough away from the traffic noise. It was roomy, but as basic as a tent -- no phone in room, no electrical outlets in bathroom, with a small TV still festoned with showroom stickers. There were chinks in the walls, providing a freeway for mosquitoes to pour in throughout the night. The bathroom was also semi-open, which meant that it couldn't be air conditioned. The safety latch on the door was hanging by a single screw, so we were careful to always use the free safe deposit boxes at the front (large enough for a laptop), although it was a bit of a pain to always be asking the staff to open the boxes. A driveway extends through the middle of the facility, and all day long there is an endless variety of trucks and cars -- laundry trucks, food trucks, garbage trucks, pickup trucks, landscaping trucks, delivery trucks going in and out, just like it was the back of a shopping mart. You have to go to the front desk to use the wireless, and the staff never could get it to work with my Mac. Bed was OK, but probably needs replacing, along with the frayed towels. Breakfast was also basic -- only plain omelets, no cheese, ham, onion, green peppers, etc. Even fruit, which is cheap and plentiful in Thailand, was limited to pineapple, watermelon and bananas. I would have given it three stars for passable but a last-minute incident soured me on the place. We had left a small drinking glass from the room by the pool, and the hotel insisted on charging me 100 Baht. I live in Malaysia, and travel frequently to Thailand, and this was the worst mid-range hotel I've ever stayed at. Bottom line: You won't have a bad experience here, but neither will you have an experience that matches what you are expecting from a wonderful vacation to Thailand, which I love immensely.
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- Also Known As:
- Kata Country House Hotel Kata Beach
- Kata Country Hotel
- Kata Country House Phuket/Kata Beach