Kamala Beach Resort (a Sunprime Resort)
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... however he wasnt helpful at all. " i don't know" he kept repeating. I walk across the streets and traffics to look for hotels however they are fully booked for aircon rooms, only the fan room is available. Had Wanton Mee at a chinese coffeeshop, it was really awesome, nicer than those in Singapore. Finally took a Tuk Tuk at 100 to head back Khao San road. Check into Khao San park at 1100 baht a night, the night life was just getting started, i was too tired and head ...
Monday June 11: Today we went to Rang Yai Island. I did not expect it to be like it was… but it was very relaxing and I liked it! We looked long tail boats out to the Island about 20 minutes away, then laid in the sun and played in the water for a couple hours. Played some beach volleyball, and I may have ...
... she proceeded to make my bed and wouldn't let me help. She just sat me on the ground so I could eat my doughnuts & watch her clean. God bless you Thai mum!
Every day we'd be up at 6am and work until 5pm. I'd be lying if I said the work wasn't friggin hard. I was actually in shock. I wasn't expecting the heat and humidity to be so bad and I wasn't expecting such labour intensive work. Very few things would warrant me working in an outdoor
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... speed boat that took us up north to the Phang Nga Bay where the limestone karsts jut out of the water similar to those we’ve seen in Vietnam and Palau. Waiting for us on arrival at Panak Island were a number of inflated canoes and guides to paddle them. We assumed we would be doing the paddling and burning off some of the calories from last night’s dinner. Too bad. But after navigating Diamond ...
... camp in third grade but after that i think i did pretty good. of course prison helps....gun towers between you and loved ones seems to kill off a lot of the longings for home. so the way things are looking, chad is going to go and complete his advanced open water certification and then head back to the states to continue life. as for me i do believe im heading to vietnam and china so wish me luck. i may have to say hi to som before i leave though : ...
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-A nice looking hotel that is poorly managed and run by dubious cleaners and incompetent staff.
Dieses Resort war wundervoll, die Belegschaft freundlich und hilfsbereit, die Anlage gut gepflegt und der Strand genau vor unserer Haustüre. Für diejenigen, die dem wilden Tempo von Patong Beach entfliehen wollen, ist dies genau der richtige Ort. Es gibt zwei große Schwimmbecken und ein Kinderbecken, ein Spielzimmer, einige Fitnessgeräte, eine Leihbücherei und im Garten Massagemöglichkeiten. Es ist kaum zu glauben, dass dieses Hotel von dem Tsunami schwer betroffen gewesen war. Die Zimmer sind extrem gut ausgestattet und sehr groß für jedes Maß. Jeden Tag erhält man zwei Flaschen Wasser gratis. Außerdem gibt es einen Shuttleservice, der jeden Nachmittag gegen ein kleines Entgeld nach Patong fährt. Ich werde eines Tages dorthin zurückkehren und habe es in den wenigen Tagen, die ich zurück bin, schon vier Pärchen empfohlen.
Very very nice
The pool was great for kids and adults. Although on most websites you'll see it is only 2.5 star rated. Well we stayed in 4 star and it wasnt as nice as the Kamal Beach hotel. The beach is nice and quiet and the food is great. Staff are lovely and the rooms are very clean and tidy. You can have a massage for 300 bhats right next to the beach. I really recommend you going there. Hope this helped
Kamala Beach is fantastic for those people who wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of Patong Beach and really just wanted to have a relaxing, quiet holiday. Even if you wish to have a night out at Patong, it's easily accessible by the shuttle bus at 150 bahts return straight from the hotel. (about 15mins drive) The beach is literally outside its doors, and its restaurant has the best view of it. The food is ok, but I suggest eating out for lunch and dinner, especially the restaurant by the beach at the top of the street called Nanork's Seafood. They are truly the best and the food is absolutely divine (not to mention very cheap...must try tempera prawns). There is internet available so if you feel you need to reconnect with the world, you can. We were staying at the Deluxe Side Seaview room and found it to be clean and spacious, plus they also provide 2 bottles of drinking water per day free of charge. The staff were all very friendly and helpful in their own way and I give extra kudos for the guy at reception - he truly outdid himself with his spectacular service and warm smile. I have been hearing that the service checking in and out is slow but I found none of that. Also, you must understand that the Thais' way of life is very different from your own country, especially the fact that they are not as fast paced as you are used to (although their driving abilities might say otherwise...) Yes, I admit the restaurant staff is sometimes a bit slack but I'm willing to let it slide - everything else excels what a normal 3 star hotel should be. You can still see signs of damage from the tsunami but it is not very obvious. The Thais have done an excellent job in rebounding. We also got a really considerate taxi driver called Mr Pravit who took us sightseeing and to really delicious places to eat fresh seafood that won't dent your wallet. On our drive to the airport instead of taking us on the straight road he took us on a backway and gave us a glimpse of normal daily Thai life - something you wouldn't see on a tour bus and in Patong. One word of warning though - the tailor guy in front of the hotel is a little bit creepy, but unfortunately you can't avoid him since you have to walk past his shop to get out the main gate. Oh well, maybe it's just me.
as soon as we arrived here we hated it.before we had even seen the room we had decided to move the next day(My husband had booked it at the last minute for 5 days on the strengths of the forum comment)the staff at the desk were surly and by Thai standards not very welcoming.i had to double check it was the same hotel after seeing the photos posted here as it looked like a different resort.the area is very depressing and i was glad to leave.there was a large bug in the bathroom(looked like cockroach) and i couldnt believe there wasnt a lift.a poor man had to carry 2 heavy suitcases up all the stairs only to take them back down the next day.
After reading the reviews for the hotel I was expecting much more than what we ended up with.
This resort was wonderful, staff friendly and helpful, grounds well kept and the beach right on your doorstep. For those who want to excape the frantic pace of Patong Beach, this is the place to be. There are two large swimming pools and a kiddies pool, games room, some gym equipment, lending library and garden massage facilities, it is hard to believe that this hotel was badly affected by the tsunami.
Rooms are extremly well appointed and very large by any standards. 2 bottles of free water a day are provided. There is alsio a shuttle running every evening to Patong, for a small fee.
Will go back there any day and have in the few days I have been back recommended this hotel to 4 couples.
We booked the Kamala Beach Hotel for Christmas and New Year 2005/6. We wanted to stay somewhere in Phuket with character, not too built up, and Kamala was the perfect resort. We arrived at the hotel at 2200 on Christmas Eve. Terribly slow check in, and the receptionist spent what seemed like a decade to carefully write out a detailed receipt of what we would be paying - watch out, our opodo quote of around £530 went up to £630 when hotel taxes were added. Also, we were charged 100bt for a broken ashtray, and on check out they tried to charge 100bt for a missing saucer - woudld anyone really nick that?! We had a beach bungalow, but on the night we arrived, the gala dinner was set out just below our balcony. However, from there on in, the hotel was just fine for us. We did not use the facilities apart from gate crashing the new years eve party (great band laid on), spending all our time either on the beach (at the far end away from the madding crowds), or on our delightful balcony watching fantastic sunsets. Kamala has a dozen or so bars and restaurants, just right for an 8 day stay. Fave bars were the little aussie bar and Bobs bar, good football at Kois. Easy to get to Patong for a livelier night. Overall the location, wonderful people, and cheap, quality restaurants made this the perfect Christmas and New Year. Would highly recommend this - just don't be tempted to stay within the hotel all of the time, as you will miss the genuine welcome you get at the other places. Finally, although there is still much reconstruction as Kamala was very heavily damaged by the tsunami, everything is low rise and tasteful, and this resort deserves to have the tourists back to rebuild their economy.
Kamala Beach was badly damaged in the Tsunami and people are literally working day and night to rebuild it. The Kamala Beach Hotel has an attractive layout set right on the beach with all rooms built around two pools and with either a front or side view of the sea. The rooms are clean, comfortable and a good size with large balconies. The staff are friendly and helpful. Its a good quality hotel, not ultra luxurious but very comfortable. Kamala beach is a relatively small resort with one main street, there are several restaurants (although the best we found were stalls on the beach with great sea food), bars (Bob's Bar is particularly recommended for friendliness and character) tailors, shops, tour operators and massage/beauty. There is a lot less hassle than some places and we found people very friendly. Its not party central or wall to wall girlie bars and hopefully will stay that way. There are plenty of taxis, or a local Blue bus can take you to Phuket Town via Surin Beach. Kamala Beach is pleasant - friendly family teams will rent you a sunbed, sell you drinks, and even give you a massage for 300bt (about £5 for an hour and worth every penny).
Excellent friendly hotel
My husband and I booked into this hotel on 18/12/04 with the intention of staying until Jan 2nd. The day before the Tsunami hit, we were feeling sad that a week of our holiday had already passed. The hotel waslocated next to beach bars, restaurants and tailors. There was no fear of crime or any seedy places.
We were in a bungalow, separate from the main hotel buiding. The bungalows are on 2 floors, very clean with free bottled water delivered daily. The buffet breakfasts caterred for every nationality ad the staff were very friendly. Despite the tragedy of the Tsunami, we have every intention of returning to this hotel