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Malai House
Ranked #117 of 135 Hotels in Karon
Reviewed 23 June 2013

This is our second stay at this resort, the last in 2010. June is off peak, the monsoon season. Paid at a low rate about 1500B. On reaching, we were told that the standard rooms were closed for renovation thus upgraded our room to superior and pool view. We were provided free mini bar drinks daily. Pleasantly surprised. As usual, the rooms were clean and spacious. We get to enjoy the pool, free Wifi and breakfast was good for the price. Two drawbacks though: the resort is manifested with mosquitoes, we did not have this problem the last time; the gyms equipments in the fitness room were either spoilt or malfunctioning. Overall satisfied with the stay and we will return again on our next trip, hopefully by then the two issues would have been rectified.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

For the price I paid online - $36 a night including breakfast, this is the best deal I found. The location is literally around the corner from Karon Beach and a ton of restaurants and shops. There is free, strong WiFi, decent breakfast, TV with DVD player in the room and the Mini Bar is complimentary. (haven't seen that before)

The part I liked the best was the bathroom, big bathtub and great shower. Clean and modern. I stayed for one night and will stay for another two when I'm back in Karon beach in another week. It's really great value. Shared pool, reception and restaurant with the Sugar Palm Resort. My room was quiet and the bed was comfortable. I though it was really good value if you look for least expensive price online. I noticed the prices varied quite a bit from site to site so be mindful when checking.

Note: I didn't find the staff very helpful at all. More like a self service hotel. I couldn't even book a few more nights with them. They told me to do it online. Not great service, but good price.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

i spend ten nights in this very nice resort.It's located in a quiet street of Karon very near the beach.its a twin complex with the Sugar Palm Karon Hotel.In fact, guests of Malai House can use the same amenities of Sugar Palm like for example the swimming pool and the garden near it.
Rooms are basic but big and very clean,with daily towels to use going on the beach.
The personal is very nice and caring,even if sometimes,English language is a little bit hard for them.
you can choose to have breakfast or not. There is not a good choice of food but its very healthy and fresh.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Stefano001
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

Great Location in Karon. a 2 minute walk to the beach and in the Main road for great food.

The pool is AWESOME and the free Desktop internet was a great help.

Hired a a scooter from the hotel and toured the Island.

To be honest though, you can get better for the same price

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank SeanR27
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Reviewed 3 December 2010

Location is excellent, just minutes to the beach and lots of eatery and services outside the hotel. Guests of Malai house and Sugar Palm Resort shares the same facilities such as pool, free internet, breakfast place. The reception counter is the same too. The room is spacious and bathroom is very new and clean. Though there’s singing at the nearby restaurant at night, but the sound isn’t too loud. We still sleep really well. Breakfast spread has good varieties.

Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
2  Thank Pebble_Ultimate
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Reviewed 6 November 2010

Booked this hotel via www.sawadee.com . Paid only USD 24.00 per night. This hotel shares the same management as the slightly expensive Sugar Palm Karon (both buildings were connected to each other). Guests from Malai House are able to utilise facilities at Sugar Palm. Nice pool and minimal gym facilities. Breakfast was quite good! Plus side is that this property is only 3 minutes walk from the serene Karon Beach. Great sunset and I AM NOT KIDDING!! I have pictures to show!! For those who prefer night life, I won't recommend Karon beach as this place is pretty quiet. Go to Patong if you love night life.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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2  Thank SHAIFULLAH
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Reviewed 31 July 2010

Malai House was a pleasant stay for us. They charged us for a Hotelroom with Aircon, TV, fridge, attached bathroom 500 Bath. The room itself is nothing special just basic, but still I would say it's better than the most rooms in Thailand, which you get for 500 Bath. The Hotel is located about 1.5 km from "Phuket Beach" itself. It actually located on Karon Beach. The beach itself is nice but pretty rough, so we didn't go swimming there. If you stay at the Malai House you can use the big, big pool which actually belongs to the Sugar Palm Resort. Everything you need is close to the Malai House, there is shopping (food, clothes etc.), Travelagency, Postoffice and so on. You have free Wi-fi in your room.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nicoleri
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Address: 542/1 Patak Road | Karon Beach, Muang, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #117 of 135 Hotels in Karon
Hotel Class:2 star — Malai House 2*
Number of rooms: 55
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