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The Front Village Hotel
Ranked #81 of 136 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 May 2013

This was the first hotel my partner and I stayed at when we arrived in Thailand. We instantly fell in love with the cleanliness of the hotel as well as the serene and chilled out air that seemed to surround the place.
The staff were impeccable in their cleaning and the service they provided was so good that after several days of staying at another hotel we asked them to please squeeze us back in for another night. It's certainly a nice break from budget motels and one of the only places we stayed at where I felt comfortable enough to walk around barefoot in!
Room service quality was great but a tad pricey considering there are several restaurants a walking distance down the road. The rooms that open out onto the pool are a great experience :) The mini bar was ridiculously pricey so try not to have too much from it!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

This hotel is clean and the staff are super friendly, the whole place is clean and fresh and very luxurious , the hotel has a great pool and bar area , it's in a great location not too far from the beach and Karen's shops, bars and restaurants , the only down side is Karon is quite a relaxed resort ( with a beautiful beach) so perfect for a relaxing stay but for the party animal patong is better, however it's only a £4 tuk tuk taxi ride away . The breakfast is buffet style with plenty of choice .....all at an exceptional price

Room Tip: We had a standard room which was very comfortable indeed
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 105Simon
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

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.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Ann J
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Unless you intend to spend days in your room The Front Village has all that you need, unpretentious, comfortable,clean and friendly, I personally don't think you need any more of a choice at breakfast, cereals, toast, egg station, bacon, etc. fresh fruit, pastries, Thai food, juice, and a constant supply of tea or coffee. It was my birthday while we were there, a birthday cake was presented to me at breakfast along with a rendition of 'Happy Birthday' sung by the boys and girls, it was so sweet. and we were given dinner and a bottle of sparkling wine at The Village in the evening, it was lovely. We did book a pool access room but the balcony was very small, and as said by others there were loads of mossies at that level, so we upgraded to one of the big rooms on the top floor, absolutely no complaints whatsoever. The rooms are kept clean, the beds firm but comfortable, and all as it should be, great little swim-up bar, but best of all I think, was the staff, they were so friendly and such good fun, always ready with a smile and a joke, but always with respect. We were there for 18 days and certainly enjoyed our stay. One thing to be noted if anyone has trouble with stairs, after 9pm the side entrance gates are locked, necessitating entering the hotel via the main lobby which in turn means several steps to climb,(about 20) so even if you book a ground floor room you would still have this problem. We used to climb over the wall from the pavement, to save us walking all the way round!! and I don't think we were the only ones either!! but of course if you were unable to do this, it would be unacceptable.
We hope this review will be of some help.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Stayed 7 days at Front Village Hotel.
We were free uppgraded to a pool access room. Sadly there was a lot of moscuitos around the pool. I fell asleep outside,and had 110 bites.
The staff was helpfull and sprayed outside our room. Keep the door closed!
Breacfast was thai hot food , and omeletes,fried eggs,bacon,pastries and fresh fruit and youghurt, and never empty for anything.
Location is quiet, close to the center and restaurants.
The main road ,close to the hotel, is very busy, and you will hear loud music from tuk-tuks.
Overall we are very satisfied, and we would like to come back.
There is a market at Karon Temple saturday and thuesday where you can buy everything.
Restaurant tip , ying restaurant at Patak road was our favourite,very tasty and cheap thai food.
Taxi cost from airport to our hotel should be about 700 bath.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank geir j
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Hotel is ok if you are on a budget and need something decent. Location is quiet good, right opposite karon beach and it is walking distance to most places. In the evening place is full of lizards they are everywhere so make sure you shut the door. Breakfast is very very very boring really need to get some variety as an omelet and bacon gets print after a while. Karon is officily mini Russia as most of the tourists here are from Russia and a lot of places serve Russian food and everyone automatically assumes that you ar fro Russia and presents you with a Russian menu - odd! Unfortunately spa was/is shut at the front village during our stay so to get a massage you need to go to The village sort and prices for a massage start from1500 baht to 6500 baht for a massage!
Friendly staff asked to help me pick out a couple of excursions at a front desk girl was very friend,y and booked everything for me so saved me a trip to town to haggle and look for excursion, they have a good selection of brochures in the foyer so it's easy. Overall hotel is good but if you are looking for something quiet and more luxurious this is not a place for you.

Stayed: February 2013
1  Thank SandraBaku
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Our vacation was a 25-year wedding anniversary trip. On arrival hotel was pleasantly surprised us with cake.
The room was clean and basic, and met our expectations.
Only a construction disturbed us in the morning.
The biggest thanks goes to the hotel staff, who were friendly and cared.
On the sixth day, I had an accident and broke my leg.
This required several visits to the hospital and nearly ruined our vacation.
The hotel staff did everything that we are still enjoying the holiday.
Every time asked how are you and offered to help. I got the feeling that they really did care.
The hotel location was not a problem before the injury, but after that, when leaving the hotel,
always had to take a taxi.
Unfortunately, we had to go home earlier.
Thank you so much everyone!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank ruspe
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Address: 566 Patak Rd. | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#40 Spa Hotel in Karon
#60 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range: £28 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Front Village Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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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