Ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Singapore

the hotel is near the beach,restaurants & shops.

Posted Jul 24, 2014
Pros: cleanliness,nice food,nice location...
Location: massage places to relax,restaurants with delicious foods,& a small market place...
it was our first time in phuket & i ca say that we made the right choice of the hotel.the place is nice,the rooms are beautiful,unique,with a nice view of the beach...
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Melbourne

Hotel close to local shops & restaurants

Posted Jul 15, 2014
Pros: Location and friendly staff
Cons: Nothing
Location: There are lots of restaurants close by. Dino's mini golf for all ages. Tuk Tuk's are on hand if you need one. Martin's Tailor for your suit needs.
Our family of 4 had a great time at Karona Resort. It was affordable and met all our needs. It was clean and very comfortable. We are regulars to Phuket but this was our first time at this hotel. We like the location as it is close to the restaurants - especially Dino's. Karon Beach is much quieter than Patong if you are looking for a relaxing holiday away from the crowds.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from SG

Quiet enough for a good break...

Posted Jul 9, 2014
Pros: Nice big spacious room. sea view room is great...
Location: Many watering holes nearby within walking distance... beach just across road... rental a bike and cruise to all beaches....
Quieter than Patong beach if you are looking for a quiet break.... but close enough for other amenities... Food is easily available and beach is within reach although it's not swimmable most of the time...
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Roberta from Key West, FL

4 night stay in April

Posted May 13, 2014
Pros: Proximity to shopping, restaurants and Karon beach is across the street.
Cons: Great hotel for the price and location.
Location: See above.
Had a great beach view from our hotel room. We were lucky to get an end unit, with a front and side balcony. Hotel staff was friendly and informative. I was surprised to discover that this hotel caters to Russian tourist groups as our party was American. Not the friendliest travel situation as we were hoping to have more of a Thai experience. Breakfast was incredible and generous... Pool was amazing. Hotel grounds were spotless. All in all, an enjoyable stay.
2 out of 5
by Richard from Australia

Disappointed compared to visit here 18 months ago.

Posted May 13, 2014
Not helpful when wife was I'll. Manager also agreed breakfast would be available for us on our final morning at 6.15 am but little available even by 6.30. Breakfast from 6.00 am was detailed in room brochure. Manager informed us change written on room card as 6.15 to 10.00 am
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Halina from Melbourne VIC


Posted May 7, 2014 on Hotels.com
The overall feel of this Resort was TROPICAL with a EARTHLY CHARM. Our stay was very pleasant. The room was clean and serviced daily. The room safe had a key - not code locked - which was annoying. The pool had blue tiles and mosaic flowers on the bottom and arty statues surrounding the edges giving it a very tropical feel. Day beds with umbrellas lined the tiered hill leading into the pool. Also you had to sign towels out and return by 6pm which was also annoying. Breakfast had all you could eat ranging from European to Thai foods. The location is only about five minute walk to Karon Beach and ten minuets to Kata Beach with lots of quaint shops and restaurants between both beaches. We ate at TWO CHEFS - food was fantastic! @ THE BEACH RESTAURANT - right opposite the little street out from the Resort - right on the beach with lapping waves and fairy lights to enjoy your lovely meal. Although the Resort is on a hill with lots of steps - No lifts to top floor rooms. (Keeps you Fit) I would recommend KARONA BEACH & SPA RESORT.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by John from Long Beach, CA

Nice hotel near Karona Beach

Posted Jan 29, 2014
Pros: Breakfast was good. Rooms were very nice and clean.
Location: Very close to Karon beach and good walking distance to Kata beach. Cab stand is very close and there are many restaurants nearby.
Room was very nice and the bed was comfortable. Shower was nice, but had spotty hot water. We had problems with our AC not working very well. Those were our only problems. We would recommend people coming to this place, but would probably choose a different beach to stay on if we went back to Phuket.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jan 18, 2014
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Lotte from Singapore

great location and value for money

Posted Jan 18, 2014
Pros: 1. Convenient location 2. Clean 3. Value for money 4. Nice staff
Cons: Would be great if the staff could improve in their basic English to prevent miscommunications. Resort band also played till too late on some nights :(
Location: Right outside Karona is an entire stretch of restaurants, shops selling beach wear, souvenirs and even mini marts as well.
I was quite skeptical about Karona prior to the trip because I didn't know what to expect despite the resort having quite a number of good reviews. But the moment I arrived, I must say that I was quite pleasantly surprised. The view from the lobby that faced the guestrooms was beautiful and more importantly, the placed looked well-kept. I was given a room at the highest level with the beach view and it was pretty big. The room was also very clean and there were zero problems during the 3 nights I stayed there. The hospitality of the staff was amazing (especially the lady at the massage parlour) although I do think the experience could be made even better if they improved in their basic English. Slowing down and using simple sentences did the trick most of the time, but still gotta be patient since English isn't their first language :) Two things to note: 1. You gotta make payments at the Front Office to use the safety deposit box in your room. 2. Wi-fi is available and free. Just gotta get the username and password from the front office. I would highly recommend Karona Resort and Spa especially if you are on a budget. I had a wonderful holiday there with minimal issues plus had a clean and spacious room. Food and shopping are also available right outside the resort, so my partner and I weren't bored at night. The beach is just opposite when you come out of Karona too :)
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by elena from australia

Nice place to stay at Karon

Posted Jan 7, 2014
Pros: Breakfast and the design of the hotel
Cons: The pool bar was not open when we need it or there was not a barman most of the time
Location: When you reach to the main street which is 100-200 m, across the street is the beach, restaurants, cafes and shops on you left and right, go right
Amazing breakfast, nice view. The staff has problem with understanding English. For 3 star hotel it was good. Did not like the bathroom.