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“Excellent Resort”
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Phunawa Resort
Ranked #73 of 133 Hotels in Karon
North London
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Excellent Resort”
Reviewed 22 May 2012 via mobile

Dewa Karon is a new boutique style resort, situated about 8-10 minutes walk from central Karon. The resort has ground, first and penthouse units located around a beautiful pool with waterfall, set amongst a backdrop of palm trees and plants etc. I stayed in a 2 bedroom appartment with 2 bathrooms, cooking facilities, and spacious balcony area, which was great to watch the sun set of an evening. The appartment is ideal for families with children, as the second bedroom and cooking facilities make this a practical option over your usual hotel room type choice. I did experience a couple of problems during my stay (no sun chair and cleaning overlooked), but the friendly reception staff resolved this immediately, and seemed genuinely concerned that I was happy. As this resort has only been open a few months, I am sure the teething provlems will be ironed out very soon, and I would recommend anyone looking for a good value, but attractive holiday accommodation, give Dewa Karon a go - you will not be disappointed.

Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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LillianCarpenter, Manager at Phunawa Resort, responded to this review, 15 June 2012
Thank you very much for giving us a positive review in spite of the few service shortfall that you have encountered, for which we do apologize. All our rooms are fitted with kitchenette and living area which does make it very convenient especially for families on holiday. We hope you will choose to stay with us again should you come to Phuket for another holiday.
Warm wishes from all of us at Dewa Karon, Lillian
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Shanghai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012

One of the best decorated hotels I've stayed in, period. Absolutely world-class staff and a friendly owner who takes the time to get to know his guests. Manages to pull off the quality of a 5-star hotel experience with the coziness of a bed and breakfast. Location is perfect for those looking to get away from the crowds for a few days, watch the sunset from your 270 degree wrap-around deck with a cold beer, and think about how you can work remotely from now on...

Room Tip: Anything on the third floor, and rooms lower down the hill have the best views.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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2 Thank jtmoney15
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LillianCarpenter, Manager at Phunawa Resort, responded to this review, 15 June 2012
Thank you very much for posting a review for us following your recent stay. We are glad that you had enjoyed your stay and appreciate the peaceful quiet surroundings. Hope to welcome you back for a longer stay, and will be happy to assist you if we can, with setting up your work remotely too.
Warm wishes from all of us at Dewa Karon, Lillian
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Staying here now for second time with wife and 5month old baby very nice cot for baby better than ours at home also baby bath and sterilizing unit provided free by very helpful and friendly staff.breakfast is even better than before and my wife is studying the cook who makes your omelette of choices technique as they are the best we've had anywhere nice big rooms which are spotlessly clean restaurant ok but needs more choices to dine too frequently great choice of wines and some good drinks specials and happy hours certainly suits this family top class for the price will keep coming back

Room Tip: Family suites for 4would easily suit two couples who are good friends as has good separate space and...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank Brian W
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LillianCarpenter, Manager at Phunawa Resort, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Thank you very much for staying with us again and writing a review for us on Tripadvisor. We are glad to read that overall, your stay had been comfortable and enjoyable. We appreciate your feedback with regards to the choices available on the menu and as I am writing this reply, I assure you that our team are now working on changes to the menu with different theme offerings on different nights. I trust on your next visit, you will see a marked improvement in this area as you did with the breakfast offerings. By the way, our Chef will be happy to provide private omelette cooking class or Thai food cooking class for your wife. Please do not hesitate to talk to anyone of our staff with regards to this.
Warm regards, Lillian
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Bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2012

We spent time in Patong 2 nights for corporate seminar and then moved to Dewa Karon Beach Hotel.At first when we reached hotel ,I feel that this hotel is quite far from the beach and looks small .But that evening we took only a few minutes walk to the the lively beach and when we got into the room ,it is different atmosphere because the room is so comfortable and clean .We booked family room that have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with living room and kitchen and we really feel like home. The decoration of the room is neat but cosy. And I like that big terrace where we can sit and talk and look for the star in the night time and we can also dry our wet clothes in day time and this is so important for trip to the sea .Many hotel have not enough space for wet clothes drying. But the room rate is not so expensive when compare to the comfort and the beauty of the room together with the services we got. Some hotel was designed dramatically but not practical in use . Dewa Karon is small hotel with completeness of facilities and professional services .I advised the hotel staff for the next 3 days trip and they are very willing to give info and finally the staff help us reserve the travel agent for trip to Island 2 days and the trip is very good ant not so expensive ;very reasonable.and the last day in phuket we got a car to see Big Buddha ,some shopping and have local Phuket food lunch before leaving to Airport. Even we went during time of earthquake's rumour but the hotel and the island (Raya&Hay & Tachai) trip is so good ,What a perfect trip , very impressive and beautiful trip and we think it’s worth coming again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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LillianCarpenter, Manager at Phunawa Resort, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us on Tripadvisor. We are glad to read that your holiday in Phuket after your corporate seminar had been enjoyable, relaxing and you have managed to do a bit of sightseeing and enjoy the local Phuket food as well. As you say, we are not a big hotel but we offer a "user friendly" practical choice of accommodation which is affordable and clean along with staff who are able to provide a more personal level of service. We hope to welcome you back for another visit soon.
Warm regards, Lillian
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We had a most comfortable stay at this resort. The layout of the rooms and the restaurant and the pool are excellent. The hotel itself is a pleasant distance from the town and we enjoyed walking into Karon each day. The staff were all outstanding and mingled with the guests in a friendly and relaxed manner. The buildings are all still new and that makes it feel clean and comfortable. The added extras provided by the staff are appreciated. There is no fuss about the pool towels which you are able to take to the beach. Water is provided daily as is coffee and tea.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Jane B
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LillianCarpenter, Manager at Phunawa Resort, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Thank you very much for your positive review and your kind compliments to our staff. Happy to read that your stay had been both enjoyable and comfortable and we look forward to welcoming you back for another visit in the near future.
Warm regards, Lillian
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Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

We stayed in a Family Suite (2 bedroom) that was very comfortable and accommodated 5 of us (1 extra bed). The hotel is new and well maintained. Nice swimming pool with a family sized Jacuzzi. Good breakfast in a very nice atmosphere close to the swimming pool. The hotel is located a bit far away from the nice Karon beach but they offer shuttle services, one in the morning and they pick you up in the afternoon. Karon town is around 10 minutes away by Tuk-tuk (THB 200). Very friendly staff always ready to help. We will certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: Even rooms facing the pool are very quiet. Rooms on ground floor very convenient for seniors.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Marco E
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LillianCarpenter, Manager at Phunawa Resort, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
We are happy to read your positive review of our resort in Karon. Thank you for your support and we look forward to future opportunities to welcome you and your family back to Phuket.
Warmest regards, Lillian
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Nyborg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2012

We have three weeks in this beutyful and peaceful hotel. Great spa-offers and service staff. There is a very good housecleaning . Very nice appartement with lovely bathrooms and interiør. Maybee to big for us ( two person) - good for
Families or two couple without children. Fantastic pool and restaurant. Place near the lovely Karon Beach ,center,market.
It's a small and very nice hotel with very good athmosfære . We have wonderful holydays here and will come back next time we visit phuket.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Phunawa Resort
Address: 16/1 Patak Road Soi 24, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Karon Sovereign All Suites Resort)
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#42 Family Hotel in Karon
#54 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Phunawa Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
'Phunawa All Suites Resort' is your best choice for deluxe accommodation with space and comfort at Karon Beach for the simple reason that 'ALL' our rooms are 'SUITES' built in a tranquil environment with a huge pool. Every suite guarantees lots of space, excellent comfort and elegance through luxurious and timeless design using tropical hard-wood. 'Your' resort is just a few minutes by foot from famous Karon Beach and is truly a perfect place for all sun-seekers, couples, families, honeymooners and also romantic couples who expect privacy, luxury and pampering! ... more   less 
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