Kamala Beach Resort (a Sunprime Resort)
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Traveled to celebrate a 60th and send off a mate. Almost bought a bar and stayed.
Andrewandlizzie stayed here on May 24, 2012 during their trip titled: Andrew & Lizzie's Big Adventure.
So Helen has just forced the laptop upon me and instructed me to contribute to 'our' blog, so, ladies and gentleman here is my addition to Helen and Bens Bangladesh Adventure! We arrived in Phuket after a short flight to be met by hundreds of people selling rides to hotels for various prices so we picked one and we were on our way. We got to our …
Day 2: 23 November 2008 We woke up pretty early around 7am+, went for our breakfast buffet, the spread was ok with western and a few local cuisines! After breakfast, we went for a swim in the pool but the water was freezing cold so we went to the beach but our Princess was too afraid to go near the sea so after Daddy & Mommy had a good soak of …
Day 3: 24 November 2008 We booked a day tour with Mr Charlee from 9.30am onwards! He's a very responsible guy, he sms to inform us that he would be slightly late! But in less than 10mins, he arrived in his van! He wanted to drive us to Patong Beach but we told him to skip as we had been there the day before, so he drove us to see the Karon Beach …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Kamala Beach Resort (a Sunprime Resort)
-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