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“Perfect Anniverary Location on Phuket”

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Marina Phuket Resort
Ranked #3 of 133 Hotels in Karon
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Seattle
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“Perfect Anniverary Location on Phuket”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We spent our 35th wedding anniversary at this wonderful resort hotel. The hotel is located on the southwest side of Phuket Island in a thickly planted site on the bluff above the south end of Karon Beach. Plan ahead, it is a 90 to 120 minute ride via hotel van from the airport due to major road construction on the center of the island near Phuket city. No worries though, comfortable, van ride give you time to see the wide range of environs as you drive through plantations, villages, cities and hills to get to Karon Beach area. The hotel grounds are spectacular. After a gracious welcome with tea and refreshing towels, we were guided to our suite which overlooked the full length of Karon Beach. There are beach view and jungle view accommodations. Our suite had an entry, bedroom area, spacious bath and a sizable deck. The room was decorated with roses throughout to welcome us. Very nice. The grounds have elevated walkways through the jungle between the beach suites and the pool area where the breakfast buffet is served. Delicious food and beverages. We dined at their Restaurant on the Rock for two nights and ate in town at a wonderful Italian and Thai restaurant the other nights. We wanted to relax on this part of the trip and the most beautiful beach is just 5 minutes from the hotel. Be prepared to pay 200 Baht for a pair of lounge chairs and an umbrella, totally worth it. The water is clear and warm and the sand is smooth and clean. Vendors will stop buy to offer all manner of artwork, clothes, drinks and massages. The rooms are beautiful in dark wood decor with wifi, refrig and coffee maker. the pool is a great way to cool off after a hard day of sunning at the beach (swim up bar included). Cheers.

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms are close to the beach, and have access to a gentle breeze to keep the bugs awa...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Dear Resorteye

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your amazing experience at Marina Phuket Resort on TripAdvisor.

It was our great pleasure to be valued as a magnificent place for your 35th wedding anniversary. We truly appreciate your compliments on the resort.

Thank you once again for all your positive feedback and the entire resort team is looking forward to having another opportunity to warmly welcome you back again for a future fantastic stay.

Best regards,
Orachorn Kuljinda
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

You do feel like you are staying on a cottage in the jungle, not on a 5 star hotel in Phuket!
The location is everything, hotel is built on a cliff full of any kind of funny and strange plants.
In some points there are wooden bridges to connect the small hills.
Breakfast area is amazing - as breakfast is, as well as the pool area. The rooms are great too!
Staff is doing their best to help with every request.
You can go to Karon beach by stairs, this is how close to the beach it is!!
Overall a great experience, would definately stay again!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank Vicky V
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear Vicky V,

Thank you for the nice review about Marina Phuket Resort on TripAdvisor.

We are happy to learn that your stay was a memorable one in our relaxing, quiet and calm environment.

Thank you one more time for having chosen Marina Phuket Resort. We will be more than glad to have you back with us again soon.

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Orachorn Kuljinda
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Stayed for 9 nights in August with another couple in two garden view rooms. Beautiful resort in wonderful lush tropical gardens. Magnificent large free form swimming pool with stunning waterfall feature and plenty of comfortable poolside loungers and lots of shade. Rooms clean and comfortable with free WiFi, Mac computer and flat screen TV. Wide choice for breakfast in delightful restaurant right on beach front. Staff pleasant, helpful and discreet. Hotel on the beach and easy walk to shops and restaurants. A most pleasant stay. Will be back again next year. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Cottages are well spaced throughout the lovely gardens so you cannot go wrong with any of them.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank derryboy_13
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Dear derryboy_13,

Thank you very much for this stunning review and your kind patronage. We are glad to know that our team has consistently exceeded your expectations. Thank you for recommending our iconic hotel to another people. We look forward to welcoming you back to Marina Family member again soon.

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Orachorn Kuljinda
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Lancaster, CA
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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

The rooms are beautiful with teak and granite. Location right on the water. Enjoy a meals over looking the cove and beach. 5 star accommodations at a 3 star price. A bit of a ride from downtown, but taxis are reasonable.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank tchermom
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Dear tchermom,

Thank you for providing the time to write a five-star rating review for Marina Phuket Resort on TripAdvisor.

We are flattered by the nice description you have given for the hotel’s amenities, location and happy that you enjoyed your stay as well as dining along the Karon bay at On the Rock restaurant

We look forward to having you back here again shortly.

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Orachorn Kuljinda
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Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel with my girlfriend in October. Garden view room. We liked almost everything: 1) very near to the beach and cafés and shops; 2) great breakfasts; 3) excellent hotel area (you live like in jungle); 4) good room (free wi-fi included).
I would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank EvgenyLeonow
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear EvgenyLeonow,

Thank you very much for this wonderful review!

We are delighted to hear you had a great time during your stay with us. It is thrilled that you especially enjoyed the service, the location and our facilities.

Thank you again for your comments and for recommending our hotel to your friends.

We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Best regards,
Orachorn Kuljinda
Operation Manager
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I was at the MarinaPhuket for 18 days in September and October. The resort is awesome;the personnel where excellent and the accomidations beautiful. The breakfast was out of this world good. Overall the beach was awesome the resort was awesome and the people were awesome;I may comeback next year. The street scene and restaurants along the Karon rd and Kata was really cool;the whole stay was awesome ,awesome,awesome.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank richd59
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Dear richd59,

Thank you for providing the time to write this 5-star review for Marina Phuket Resort on TripAdvisor.

It really makes us blissful that you enjoyed our facilities and amenities during your stay with us. Your feedback in terms of atmosphere beauty, staff friendliness and the resort location is truly appreciation.

We look forward to having you back at Marina Phuket Resort again soon.


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Orachorn Kuljinda
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Madrid
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

What could have been a perfect stay was ruined by the air-conditioning.
This was our third visit(first time we stayed in the garden room and last time also in the luxurious Ocean view room). The room was the same one as before - and you really couldn't fault it. But the air-conditioning had been replaced recently(with old models??) and it was either 'off' or 'on' and with no way of regulating it.-a bit like sitting in a cross between a tumble drier and a fridge- noisy and cold. I complained the first night and the technician came out to the room straightaway but could do nothing as this was the way they were- very sorry. The reception staff offered me a similar room ( same problem) or move to by the pool to a cheaper room ( no mention of refund- we'd already paid). They were very apologetic and I wrote a complaintwhich they assured me would be dealt with. So far nothing.
This was a shame as we were happy to pay 125€ a night for what was advertised. Not so happy to be fobbed off.
We'll be trying somewhere else next time.

Room Tip: Don't waste your money on noisy air-con Ocean view rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank lindsand
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MarinaPhuketResort, Manager at Marina Phuket Resort, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Dear lindsand,

Thank you for your valuable feedback and comments posted on TripAdvisor.

We are deeply sorry to cause you the inconvenience regarding the Ocean View Room air conditioning. This problem has been brought to all key persons in charge and we will definitely not allow to let it happen again in the future.

We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back to Marina Phuket Resort again in the near future.

Best regards,
Orachorn Kuljinda
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Additional Information about Marina Phuket Resort

Property: Marina Phuket Resort
Address: 47 Karon Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#6 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#8 Family Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Marina Phuket Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marina Phuket Resort is perched on a headland at southern end of Karon, among the finest of Phuket's famous west-coast beaches. The Deluxe Villas overlook the beach and the Andaman Sea. All guests have direct access to Karon Beach and can enjoy snorkeling right out front of the resort. ... more   less 
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