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“Hot rooms a short walk from the beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Phuket Chaba Hotel

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Phuket Chaba Hotel
Ranked #46 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
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“Hot rooms a short walk from the beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

This is a budget hotel located between Kata and Karon beaches in Phuket. It is a good mid-range option in a somewhat overpriced area of Thailand. I arrived late at night and the man at the front desk didn't speak much English, so the experience might be different if I had checked in during the day.

The room itself was very clean, but very hot. And the a/c was quite poor so it took most of the night before it was cool enough for me to get a decent sleep. There is a tiny "minibar" in the room but since there is no power when you leave the room, nothing in there is very cold either. The bed was fine, if not a bit on the hard side. The wifi seems to only work in the lobby and not in the rooms (or not in my room anyway).

The included breakfast buffet was very good, and the restaurant where it is served is quite charming. The pools looked excellent and it is a short walk to the beaches. I thought Karon beach was the nicer of the two.

I booked one tour through the agency in the hotel, and it was decent enough and good value. But every other shop in town is a tour agency as well, so do shop around.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

Overall Chaba Hotel was fine. The good points are the breakfast, the pool and the staff. The breakfast is included and is quite good and the pool is beautiful and new. The staff was quite helpful- I didn't find there to be a language barrier at all. The maid was also very nice about our erratic schedule and still managed to clean our room every day. Location was fine- close to the beach and right next to food and spas. But the walk to the beach is past an open disgusting sewer. I don't get grossed out easily but that sewer was truly bad. However I suppose that's not the hotels fault. Rooms are small and very standard so value may not be the best. Overall it was quiet except for one horrible night when the bar across the street had karaoke. It was a friday and they blasted it so loud, I was very upset because I like a quiet hotel. It was a fine three star hotel but if I ever go back to Phuket I think I'd rather stay in an upscale resort where the atmosphere is less about partying and more about relaxing.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

I stayed here for a week in December 2011. I had booked a Studio Suite, which had a nice balcony (which I used a lot) and a kitchen area (which I did not use). The bathroom was a bit spartan, but everything was very clean. The staff was very friendly. The breakfast buffet in the mornings had a limited selection of western style breakfast foods, but as a nice touch they would cook eggs to order. I mainly ate the fried noodle and fried rice dishes for breakfast which were quite tasty. The breakfast restaurant is actually quite nice, with outdoor seating available. I did not try dinner or lunch at the hotel. The pool is in a nice garden area, with perhaps 20 sun beds available. I was there during peak season and at times all the sun beds would be occupied. The walk to the beach is less than 10 minutes. Also, there are plenty of dining options within walking distance. In general, the hotel seemed well maintained. The bed was somewhat hard but this seems to be the norm in Thailand. Would I return? Yes.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

The rooms are a bit small but clean and well maintained. The pool is beautiful and not used by many guests which adds to its value. Overall its a good hotel with lots of good bars and restaurants nearby. The staff is one of the most courteous ones i have ever encountered. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Visited Kata for many years - first time in this hotel.
Rooms spacious, modern and kept very clean.
Lovely small quiet hotel. Lots of space round pool, always loungers available. Pool bar service available most of the time. Sufficient buffet breakfast with open dining room back from the road. Good food also available during day/evening if required. Excellent staff, very helpful and polite. Within 5 mins walk of Kata beach, 10 mins walk to Karon Beach. Many Restaurants and bars in surrounding area - but no noisy bars interrupting the peace at the hotel.
Free wi-fi available and internet computer available in the lobby.
Loved this hotel - our family will definately use again

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Phuket Chaba Hotel

Property: Phuket Chaba Hotel
Address: 98/13-17, Kata Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly Chaba Hotel)
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Kata Beach
#18 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,156 - ₹ 4,687
Hotel Class:3 star — Phuket Chaba Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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