We stayed two nights here--one before and one after a dive trip to the Similan Islands.
GOOD: Good email communication (which is always useful) and clear directions from the airport to give the cab. We arrived in the evening and had to first check in with our dive shop, so we got the guesthouse even later, and there was no problem with the late check in. He was waiting up for us when we got there and was perfectly lovely. We don't have dive bags, so we brought our dive fins in a suitcase and Lee was happy to let us leave the mostly empty suitcases in our room while we were gone. (as the fins would be in use on the dive trip) We locked them in our room, and he said that if anyone came and booked the room, he'd just move the suitcases to the office (they were exactly where we left them when we returned). He didn't charge us for this, and it was so nice not to lug empty suitcases onto a dive boat! The room was a nice size and had a mini fridge and a TV. Lee also made a dinner suggestion for something close and local that was really good. So great service; he couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.
BAD: It was noisy. There's a bar across the street and we were in a street-facing room and it was hopping over there. We, however, needed to be in a van by 6. I didn't feel like the linens were as new/clean as they could have been, though there didn't seem to be any fresh dirt or stains. I'm sure they were technically clean.
- Also Known As:
- Boost Guesthouse Phuket/Karon