After being really disappointed that the hotel we have previously been very happy with, Karon Sea Sands had overbooked and was not able to give us the pool access room we had booked and paid for four months before, we decided to try this hotel, which we had walked through previously and been attracted to. Yes, they had a jungle room available at $AUD2 a night dearer than Karon Sea Sands, so we took it.
This hotel sent a complimentary car to pick us and our luggage up at check in time. Check in efficient and welcoming. The room gorgeous, even if the wooden floor in front of the shower was a little spongy. A wonderful selection of teas and coffees and toiletries was provided. Breakfast was great, the only thing better wouldve been crispy bacon.
Whoever trains the staff here has done a good job - naturally nice Thai people who also know everything there is to know about how to treat paying guests.
About the only thing that wasnt exemplary here was the cleanliness of the pool. No matter what time of day, it always had lots of leaves and other detritus and seemed to be calling out for creepy crawly attention.
Yes, we would stay here again when we eventually return to this area, which at the present time hosts a tourist population of 99% Russian people. Much as we have always loved this area, Thailand and the Thai people; we believe it is losing itself and local Thai people are putting up with vile, vulgar and disrespectful treatment here to cater for Russian tourist trade.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Marina Phuket Hotel Karon
- Marina Phuket Karon
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