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Sugar Marina Resort - ART
Ranked #51 of 134 Hotels in Karon
Birminghm
2 reviews
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“Reasonable hotel for price”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We arrived at Sugar Palm in Oct 2013, the room was satisfactory, nothing special.

Pro's
Friendly and helpful staff
Clean and tidy hotel
Breakfast is good, with a lot of choice for everyone
The beach is just a 5min walk

Con's
Not the best of locations - Karon area was fairly quite, it seemed like Patong was the area to be in, everyone talks about it and there seems to be a lot happening there, however bare in mind it's also more touristy so you will be paying touristy prices around there too.
Lighting in rooms is poor
Only one toilet roll per day per room, no additional provided in room
Only one pool which is small, in other words long and narrow
No gymnasium - just a few treadmills and one cross trainer
No spa

Other advice
Forget about negotiating, even the taxi drivers nor tuk tuk drivers are willing to negotiate on prices. There is a regular and reliable bus service which we used for 35bht one way to travel to Phuket town and Patong.

Generally an average hotel in an average location at an average price.

Ash

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

We went on a vacation in June 2013 after a long time, and phuket can rightly be called a piece of heaven... I fell in love with the place :)

We stayed at Sugar palm resort at Karon beach, not a very great resort to boast about but decent with its offerings. We booked a pool access room and it was a relaxing stay. Only problem with the poo; was the water being too salty, will be great if resort can do something about it. A pretty decent place with a wonderful location, just a walk away from Karon beach.

Room Tip: Pool Access are best
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow
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134 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I spent 5 days there and my stay was really great. My room (delux pool view) was big enough with I spent 5 days there and my stay was really great. My room (deluxe pool view) was big enough with a private terrace straight to the pool. And the pool was not so deep and very clean. In green season there were no too many guests around so I never felt myself out of privacy.
Furniture was easy, but I love this style. Maybe my bathroom was little bit dark, but it didn’t worry me.
Cleaning was on the highest level.
Free minibar(with Singha, Cola and Still water) came as a nice surprise for me.
Wi-Fi was ok, comparing with other places I’ve been in Thailand. Moreover there is a real Mac in the room so it is easy to check a mail or look up maps or so.

Breakfast was average – just couple of main courses (quite similar every day) bread and 2 kinds of fresh fruits, so it doesn’t worth to pay any extras for it.

Well, I can strictly recommend this hotel for young travelers.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

The rooms are big, clean, and good location. Its walking distance to shops, restaurant and the lovely beach..about 5 minutes walk.

B'fast was everage as most of the items were repeated.

We were supposed to stay at Malai house but due to the renovation we was upgraded to sugar palm with a pool view, which was great.

Would be back again and strongly recomend this lovely and beautiful place. Staff were always there to help and ready to serve.

Terence .Malaysia

  • Stayed August 2013
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We love this place, we have travelled to Phuket 9 times and and it's the first time we stayed here, we usually stay in the centara resorts but this year wanted a changed, well let me tell you this hotel is brilliant, clean, fantastic staff, especially lady called da da who usualy works in day shift she awesome couldn't do enough for us and reception are so friendly and helpful all the time, the housekeeping staff and very friendly also, and work very hard to clean the rooms the best that they can to satisfy guests, brilliant free mini bar :) brilliant breakfast and selection of fruit, stir fries, pastries, hot cooked breakfasts, lovely pool I don't see any loose tiles of sharp edges infact it's perfect and not too deep.

We shall be staying here next time we phuket, in the meantime we are going to enjoy the rest of the two weeks here
Book this hotel guys you seriously will not be disappointed !!

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  • Stayed August 2013
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

we spent two weeks at the palm our stay was fantastic roomms big size mini bar free everyday with super cold singas breaky all included with the amazing tastes of thailand beach restraunts and markets close staff very freindly to super helpfull would defintely stay again

Room Tip: pool veiw 4th floor
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

It was value for money perfect location. 4 minute walk to the main beach at karon.
Your best to get a room overlooking the pool as the other side overlooked another hotel.
Free bar fridge every day = coke juice beer water bottles.
Breaky great each morning caters for all tastes but same food each day.
Great pool area. Staff really nice but bit of a language barrier.
All in all very nice clean comfortable room.
Would stay there again and recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Sugar Marina Resort - ART
Address: 542/1 Patak Road, | Karon Beach, Muang, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Sugar Palm Resort, Karon Beach)
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#42 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#43 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Sugar Marina Resort - ART 4*
Number of rooms: 221
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our exciting new resort concept brings art into every aspect of your stay. Check out the cool eye catching sculptures and displays made from everyday hotel items that will tempt you to take a photo. But more than this, each creative piece of installation art is produced by our own team of staff whose talent goes beyond their gracious hospitality. The installation art has a stunning visual effect that will make you smile from the mighty stack of chairs on the lawn to the paintbrush towel hangers in your deluxe room. Check out the oversized staff photo gallery, huge mobile made from pencils, the upside down umbrellas display and the facilities wall full of TVs to name just a few. There are so many artistic delights to discover at Sugar Marina Resort-ART-Karon Beach. ... more   less 
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