Our holiday at the Karon Whale Resort didn't get off to a good start as the transfer we had booked from the airport to the hotel didn't turn up although this had been booked directly with the hotel. We had to get a taxi from the airport which actually cost less than what we would have paid for the hotel transfer. On arrival the manager apologised and upgraded us to a poolside room.
After this disappointing start our holiday just got better and better, we were able to walk straight out of our room to the pool and sun loungers and on most days we were the only people in the pool.
Our room was spacious and was cleaned every day, bed linen was changed every couple of days and towels were changed daily. Pool towels were available from the bar. Although the rooms were pretty dated and could do with refurbishing. they were clean, there was a safe, a TV, a hot water heater for tea and coffee, a hairdryer and toiletries in the room. Tea and coffee sachets were provided and renewed every day together with 2 complimentary bottles of water.
The bed was enormous and very comfortable, the air conditioning was very effective and easy to control.
The pool area and gardens were lovely, very clean and well maintained. One large pool and one small shallow pool for children were available, there was also a sauna in the grounds.
Communication with the staff was difficult at times as very few of them spoke English, however we managed and this didn't cause any real problems. During the first week of our stay the breakfast was served buffet style with plenty of choice,during the second week it changed to al le carte which was a suprise as no warning had been given that this would happen. Choice of food was lessened but was still OK, apparently the change was made because we had entered the low season and there were fewer guests staying at the hotel making a buffet style service uneconomical.
The hotel is very well situated in the heart Of Karon but is in a cul-de- sac, so no traffic noise when you are trying to sleep.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Karon Whale Resort to anyone who wants to chill out in peaceful surroundings.
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- Karon Whale Hotel Phuket