A very nice hotel. Unlike many, this one is actually on the beach, meaning no road in between the beach and the hotel. I got a room that was partly sea facing. The bed is placed right up facing the balcony so you can lie in bed and look out at the sky, sea and swimming pools. The balconies are large and have comfortable seating, in fact there are two balconies and both had seating. There is an adults pool and a couple of smaller kids pools plus some areas in between covered with beach sand to give a beachy feel and for kids to play in the mud. The kids club also seems interesting. I used the restaurant only once and the choices were not that good. So I decided to walk down the road and go to the restaurants there. There is a decent size town within walking distance with the usual stuff - massage places, vendors selling fruit, restaurants and bars and some shops. I did not see any sleaze in the area which is good. Overall a very nice resort and good for families and kids. I chose it partly because I visited the Centara in Bentota, Sri Lanka and it did not disappoint.
My husband and I absolutely loved this hotel. The staff are amazing, the views are great, and the long walk up the stairs burns off all the breakfast calories (almost). We ate at the hotel restaurant and while it is more expensive than other places it is really delicious with many options for Thai and Western food. Thank you Mandarava for a fantastic honeymoon!
This hotel situated on the beachfront was a pleasure to stay at. The beach was cleaned daily by the staff & the view was awesome. The pool was clean & staff were friendly and courteous. The room was a good size with comfortable bed & a great shower. The design of the glass wall in the bathroom is a bit peculiar but does have a curtain for privacy. Being only one of the hotels actually built on the beach makes it a lot easier for access as you do not have to cross the road. The free breakfast buffet was plentiful with a great variety of food. The hotel is centrally located from Kata & Karon, which makes it easy to access shops / restaurants in the area. Unlike Patong Beach which is busy, sleazy & smelly, Karon Beach is a pleasure to stay at.
This is a very pleasant hotel located just off the beach 'strip' within sound of the waves. Clean and comfortable with very friendly and efficient staff. From arrival until departure, from reception to housekeeping everyone had a smile and took the time to say hello. They have a good tour desk and offer advice on just about every tour going on/around Phuket. Close to everything Karon has to offer yet still quiet and peaceful.
Traveller from London
Set in gardens within one km (0.6 miles) of white-sand Karon Beach, `and Karon shopping center, this three-story resort is 15 …More
"3star, beach in 2 min, rooftop with stunning views"
Nothing sophisticated, but fair enough for the price you pay. Room and bathroom size is just ok it was perfectly clean, towel and linen were nicely fresh. We were provided fresh towels every day as well as shampoo / shower gel. There is a balcony, but overlooking a dirty area, so you won't even seat there. Staff speaks very basic English. There is a speed Wi-Fi and you can also access internet on laptops they provide. The highlight is without doubts the rooftop pool with a bar serving nice drinks. You can watch stunning sunsets there. All in all, great experience given the price we paid!
"Nice hotel close to beach, restaurants and shops"
We loved the location! Short walk to beach. Money changers, minimarts, pharmacy, restaurants all close. I would recommend for families. Karon beach is one of the better better beaches. We booked a bottom floor pool swim-out room - fantastic - fabulous bathroom! Breakfast is adequate and enough for all tastes - we will be back!
Traveller from Melbourne, Australia
The Old Phuket at Karon Beach is a Sino-Portugese-style creation that evokes memories of 19th century Southeast Asia. The …More
Only 3 km south of Patong, this beach is famed for its five-kilometre long white beach sand that squeaks under your feet. Mostly single row sunbeds decked along the stretch offer unsurpassed and unblocked views. Turtles are periodic nocturnal visitors to the beach. Recreational activities at this beach include paragliding, windsurfing, snorkeling, and volleyball. Thai Massage and reflexology are also offered on the beach.