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“Great service, shabby rooms”
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Boost Guesthouse
Ranked #72 of 111 Speciality Lodging in Karon
Reviewed 23 July 2011

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.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

We booked online as it appeared to have good reviews. Nothing like what the photos show, There was no one there when we arrived and it felt seedy and dark. The room was dated and messy. We ended up leaving and moving into Phuket old town.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2011

It was really difficult to find Boost because it is hidden down a small lane off Karon Beach and none of the locals knew about it. First impressions were not so great as it is near a few seedy looking bars. However, all was well by the morning when we went out to find the area a lot nicer by daylight. The owner, Lee, is a top guy who is super friendly. The area was actually quite safe after all, Lee would often go out and leave his mobile phone on the side near the front door for everyone to see.

The room was cleaned incredibly well everyday and was a good size with air con, en suite, and a locker to secure valuables. Boost was really good value at almost half the price of the surrounding hotels, I would definitely go back here if revisiting Phuket.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2010

Boost Guesthouse is a perfect place to settle for a few days/weeks to use as a base to see the beautiful beaches of Phuket coast. You can feel 100% at home! Sean the manager is very friendly and speaks fantastic english so he can give you tips/advice about the area. It's 4mins walk to Karon beach. Lovely rooms with air con, dvd player and fridge!!! System downstairs to play your own music! Great reggae bar opposite it! All in all fantastic experience!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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Address: 249/1 Patak Road | Karon Plaza, Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
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Ranked #72 of 111 Speciality Lodging in Karon
Number of rooms: 12
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Boost Guesthouse Phuket/Karon

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