We have just come back from a 7 night stay in 1 deluxe interconnecting rooms and a separate deluxe room for my mother who flew from London.
Overall the rooms were spacious and fine. Our rooms were fine for a family of 5. My mother's was a little nicer in decor but that is to be expected as kids hadn't worn it down! My only two suggestions would be for the rooms is an extractor fan in the shower area to avoid the mold as some guests might not conscientiously leave the door open. And the mattresses, they are so hard that your hips and bottom hurt to touch. After severe neck and shoulder pain I had a massage at Payot which was divine by the way!
My mother had a pedicure done at the beauty salon and the lady in there is just gorgeous, would recommend a visit!
My two boys were in the mini club and my youngest was in the petite club - they all had a blast! They were able to experience things like the trapeze, archery, trampoline amongst many things. ALL the staff were brilliant and I cannot praise them highly enough!
The staff in the restaurants/dining rooms were also very attentive and a joy to talk to, nothing was too much!
Overall we were pleased with the resort, ok it may need a tart up but you have to remember the tropical climate can create constant wear and tear on a building. The resort was clean, if a glass had been left on the grass by a GM on your trip back it was gone.
The beach was lovely to walk up and down, beware of the sea lice - ouch!
The food at times could be a little boring but for buffet I always found something yummy. My only gripe would be to have some more child friendly options in the evening for fussy eaters like chicken nuggets, sausages etc which was provided at lunch. I had some beautiful fresh tuna sashimi which was carved off a massive tuna fish in the restaurant, wow! The menu at the Chunda at lunch could also do with a revamp - the club sandwich was abysmal but clearly a first world whine! ;-)
We were also a family of 6 and never really had a problem getting a table in many of the rooms.
The kids also loved going up to their section of the bar and ordering a Spiderman or Ben10 drinks a huge hit with my three!
A little warning would be lock your door at night..my mother in her mid 60's on the third floor in a deluxe room didn't as she wasn't shown how to. On the first night at 4.30 am two GO/GM's who knows walked into her room for hanky panky. It gave her a fright and we did mention it to the reception and left it at that.
Go with the intent of not looking for 5 star and have a happy demeanor and you will have a happy, relaxing holiday.
We will definitely go back once they change the mattresses! And are looking forward to trying out the other club meds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Kata Bay, the Club Med Village on the island of Phuket stretches out under palm trees caressed by the breeze. Bungalows, built in the style of the local "long-houses" and decorated with teak, silk and marble, exude a Zen spirit in this idyllic garden where you can practice yoga beneath the frangipani trees. A warm and clear sea opens up its underwater depths, filled with colorful fish and abundant flora. Adults and children alike can find tranquility and discover the Thai culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Phuket Hotel Karon
- Club Med Karon
- Phuket Club Med
- Club Med Phuket Karon