Arrived at 2pm and the room was ready and very well set out. The air conditioning was excellent. The location was about 200 metres from the beach but an easy walk just across the road and the security guard on the gate stopped the traffic to enable you to cross easily. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was excellent with an unlimited amount of traditional Thai food and continental foods plus bacon, eggs of many kinds, pastries and fresh fruit. If you like strong tea then I suggest you take your own from home as the tea in Thailand generally is weak. The pool is excellent and suitable for all ages. The lift make accessibility to the hotel very good. The free safe was a good thing as we were able to store all our items in there. Any queries we had were dealt with immediately and efficiently although they were unable to produce a plug for UK electrical equipment but that was not a real problem. There were mosquitoes but as long as you kept the door shut of a night we did not have any issues and I was only bitten twice in 9 days. If you want to have a massage then use the ladies on the beach as they are very good and excellent value for money as they are about half the price of the hotel. We booked our show tickets through the hotel as they were about the same price as the vendors in the street. The only issue I had was the WiFi which you had to pay 200 bahts per day which worked out to be £35 per week which I thought was too expensive. Did get 10 minutes free to confirm seats on the flight home which was good but you have to ask for this or they will charge you for an hour which was 100 bahts (£2.50).
We hired motor bike whilst there and these worked out to be £15 for 3 days and then pay for your fuel. Also you will have to hand over your passport for the bikes but we had ours back no problem as it was locked in a safe. As they drive on the left we found no problems getting around. Be warned though that you have to wear helmets as a driver and a passenger by law now and will be stopped by the police if you do not. Very good way of keeping cool and touring the island for very little money. Petrol is about 75p per litre so much cheaper than taxis or Tuk-tuks. If you need to buy water or snacks use the Seven 11 stores rather than the family marts as they are cheaper. Overall an excellent resort and very relaxing. Thanks Front Village for a brilliant holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set against a backdrop of magnificent mountains and nestled in lush tropical gardens, in a secluded part of north Karon in Phuket, the Front Village is perfect for an exotic getaway. The resort features distinctive Sino-Portuguese architecture and every one of the 71 elegant guest rooms boasts stunning sea views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Front Village Hotel
- Front Village Karon
- The Front Village Hotel Phuket/Karon