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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket

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Rick D
Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent hosts, great place”
Reviewed 16 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed my time at this place. Here are my pros and cons:

Pros:
- The hosts (a young married couple, Gift and Jake) were incredibly hospitable, helpful and kind. The literally went out of their way to ensure we had a great stay.
- The location is quiet and peaceful. Some places in Phuket are right next to loud bars, roads, etc. This place was quiet, safe and relaxing.
- The location is walking distance to so many things - a large fresh market to buy fruit/vegetables/meat, plenty of restaurants, the beach.
- The room we stayed in was great (ground floor, deluxe). Perfectly situated for the pool and had a small kitchenette.

Cons
- For this price point, there are no real cons. If you want to roll out of bed, straight onto the beach then you might not like this... its around 5 to 10 minute walk to the beach (depends how fast you walk I guess) which for us was not a problem. The good thing on this is that the walk is easy and you are close to the one point that you can actually get around the massive Club Med hotel that greedily occupies nearly the entirety of Kata beach (you can't go through Club Med, you have to go around it, check it out on google maps). So in a way it is a Pro, not a Con that the Wonderful pool house is where it is - no need to go around the Club Med.

Aside from that, if you rent a motorbike (aim for 150 baht per day) you can get anywhere from Kata Noi / Kata Beach / Karon in 5 minutes - this place is located right in the middle of those places.

I would recommend.

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Liked best: Friendly hosts.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mixligs
Singapore
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful hospitality and compassion!”
Reviewed 30 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

I was supposed to stay here. Unfortunately I had booked it with Agoda under the previous name and management (Oh Inspire Hotel) - they had not informed Agoda of the change in management. Thus when I arrived, I discovered to my horror that my booking was invalid. But Gift and Jake were the epitome of Thai hospitality and warmth. They welcomed us in and let us use their phone for the next 3 hours as we settled the mess and found alternative lodging. We we upgraded to a nearby 4-star hotel by Agoda. I was so sad we could not stay with Gift and Jake as their place was fully booked. The very brief 'stay' at Wonderful Pool House was the best service I have experienced in a long time and will be one of the highlights of our trip to Kata as we made new friends and experienced such compassion during our time of need. We will definitely stay here the next time we return to Kata as told them sincere service is more important than luxurious facilities.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Peggy L
Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful pool house - really lives up to its name!”
Reviewed 8 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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We loved our stay at the Wonderful Pool House and Gift and Jake are one of the best hosts we have ever had. The room is exactly as it looks - clean, bright, quiet, right next to the pool. Cleaning was done every day and Gift and Jake, whose office is just two doors down, were always there to make sure we had everything we needed. From arranging transportation, to recommending motorcycle rental (and helping us get a child size helmet), to supplying extra kitchenware for us to make our cooking easier, to buying ginger for me because I forgot to pick it up at the market, they are generous and thoughtful in every way. Their extensive hospitality experience shone through in their warmth and professionalism. We were traveling with our toddler - she and Gift became such good friends that she asked to go down the hall to see and talk to her every day. The Wonderful Pool House is located in a central (but quiet) location. Numerous restaurants, massage places, pubs, a local fresh fruit market, as well as access to Kata beach - are all just a 5 minute walk away. It's easily walkable to both Karon and Kata beach. It is also a 5 minute walk to the fresh market - where the locals shop for everyday groceries. After staying at the place for two weeks, we truly appreciate how central but quiet the Wonderful Pool House is. We enjoyed the Wonderful Pool House so much that we have decided to extend our stay until the end of the year. You're reading this amazing review not only because it's true, but also because Gift and Jake are such wonderful people and we have become good friends. We'd love more people to experience their hospitality!

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Your age range 35-49
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Montpellier, France
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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