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Review of Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa

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Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa
Ranked #39 of 130 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Oldham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Revisit for 2nd time a year on”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

We had no hesitation in re-booking this hotel after staying last year (May 2011). We requested the same room (112), a ground floor room and sure enough they allocated it to us on our arrival. There is little more to add from our review last year as everything is spot on. One word of warning though, is that the sea by the hotel is notoriously fatal with 3 drownings occurring during our stay in the month of May 2012. Red flags were up but French and Russian tourists lost their lives by ignoring the warnings. Please be careful and watch your children especially. Paddling in the sea is fine, but be warned if you're going deeper than waist-height.
Going back to the hotel, we didn't want a pool-access room due to potential noise in the afternoons, people swimming, noise from children but rooms 110-113 are near enough to the pool then you don't have far to walk (10-20 meters) until you reach the pool. Plus they are cheaper by about a third in cost.
One niggle is that we ordered lunch by the pool and it took 1 hour to cook a burger, and this was during low season when nobody else had ordered. After this, we ate elsewhere. I know its Thailand but this is the worst poolside service we have experienced.
They have a spa on-site but their prices are out of touch (big time) by the rest of Phuket. If you want a massage, pop to the massage shop at the entrance to the hotel near the security guard's hut. My wife was very impressed with having her manicure and varnished in a fancy pattern for 500 baht

Room Tip: room 112 is ground floor near the pool. Note, it is not a pool-access room
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank monkeechops
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Orebro, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

This is a great hotel near Karon Beach. The staff was so helpful and the standard was excellent. Me and my girlfriend stayed at the hotel for 18 days. We love this place and i will strongly recomend it for all of you. Good prices for the room, Very nice rooms clean and fresh.

Highly recommended hotel.
This was the third tima is was here, and i can promise you i will be back.

Room Tip: Well jsut add 1500 bath and you get a roomm with poolaccess. But standard romms are the samr but wit...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Natte G
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Bondi, Australia
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

This resort has an Amazing pool and awesome pool bar were I had some of the best cocktails I have ever had in Thailand. Karon is is just far enough out of Patong to be away from the hustle and bustle but still close enough if you want to go and do some shopping or have a night out.
The beach can get some good waves (Surfing) as well as the beaches south Kata and Kata Noi. Breakfast was good and rooms are a very good price.

Room Tip: Pool Access Room is definitely the way to go
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bradwatto
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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

We were here a second time. Friendly staff, nice pool, big room - lovely place. One of the best hotel on Phuket. Only one disadvantage - noisy air conditioner. Hotel Spa is not cheap, but more qualitative and superior than street Spas (we got a 50% discount coupon for 1 visit). Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Choose pool view building - more quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bronevichok
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france , poitiers
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

the only major problem in the hotel was the poor level of English for some members of the staff, making it difficult to communicate obviously. If you have a problem, ask for Mimi, she's one of the managers and she is very helpful and nice, and her English is fine.
Very good location, close to the beach, close to the main street with many local restaurants. The rooms and bathroom(equipped with both shower and bathtub) are pretty big, equipped with A/C. They provide 2 complimentary bottles of water per day. The selection for breakfast is fine. You have European and Asian style; The only thing is that it's rather the same every day. The hotel is well maintained and our room was clean. They have a nice swimming pool and a jacuzzi part inside the swimming pool. they also have a "gym". Don't expect a big room with a lot of equipment. But still you can train a little bit and it's aircondionned. You have a treadmill, a bicycle, two benches with dumbells, a small legpress and a machine for pulls up.
they have a spa but we didn't go to it. It's a lot cheaper to get some massages outside of the hotel. If you stay a week you'll have the opportunity to be offered a cocktail by the hotel General Manager, which is very pleasant. First it's in front of the swimming pool and there's a music band. Second the manager asks you your opinion about the hotel. What is nice , and what should be improved.
The air conditioning in the room is noisy.
Finally the thing that's worth saying is that the beaches are public beaches so that if you want a sunbed and an umbrella it's not part of the hotel so you must pay extra money each day to some locals who run this business on the beaches( where we were it was 200 bahts for two)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa

Property: Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa
Address: 208 / 2, Karon Beach Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#21 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#23 Spa Hotel in Karon
#26 Family Hotel in Karon
#35 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,728 - ₹ 21,963
Hotel Class:4 star — Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa boasts beach front vistas of the spectacular azure waters of the Andaman Sea, endless expanses of golden sand and beaches and awe inspiring evening sunsets. We provide the perfect location & accommodation, offering our guests all the comforts & luxury they have come to expect from the minute they walk through our door. Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa offers a culturally diverse selection of dining options from intimate a la carte dining to room service and takeaway. Exercise in our fully equipped gymnasium, swim laps of our pool, enjoy relaxing massages & beauty treatments, inspire & develop your culinary skills by enrolling in one of our Thai or Indian cooking classes. At the end of the day, relax in our tropical surrounds enjoying a refreshing cocktail, listen to mood music from our resident entertainers as you watch a spectacular sunset and the closing of another day in paradise. Karon Sea Sands offers guests traditional Thai hospitality complimented with modern facilities & amenities. Our professional, experienced and courteous staff are on hand to look after your every need and to ensure that your stay with us is a pleasurable and memorable occasion. Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, your ultimate resort destination, and we are in the right location! Situated on the south western seaboard between Kata and Patong, Karon is 60 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 15 minutes from Patong or a 30 minute drive to Phuket Town. Our resort is situated within easy walking distance of Karon’s shopping centers, markets, tourist attractions and nightlife venues. ... more   less 
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