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We started Thailand in Phuket. We both had high expectations of the 'land of smiles'. As everyone we had talked to had promised us that it would be amazing. It was the best that SE Asia had to offer. Having said that our first few experiences didn’t leave us feeling very good about Thailand. All im going …
Today we went to Rang Yai Island. It was a beautiful day
which made the trip that much more exciting. We arrived at the port and took a
long tail boat out to the island. Once we got there we got a chance to lie out
on the beach and soak up the sun. We then were able to ride bikes, canoe, and
play volleyball …
June 8th, 9th, & 10th
Today we were supposed to go fishing but it was cancelled. So we laid around the pool and soaked up the sun. My girlfriend's brother came in today so after lying out by the pool we headed up to Patong for the night. We went to a couple bars and partied until they closed down at 4 am. The next day we went to James …
Today in class we talked about organizational structure, culture and design. Later in the day we had a second class and discussed human resource management. Class was bearable today because it was pouring rain outside so after class I went to my room and watched movies. The next day we went to the orphanage to visit and …
Wednesday: Today we had class from 9-12:30 and then had free time after. We thought that it was going to be a stormy day but it ended up being really nice! Being in class was rough. We went down and had lunch next to the beach and then layed out in the sand and swam a little bit. Then we went up to the hotel …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Tropical Garden Resort Kata Beach
Tra luglio e agosto 2006 io e la mia fidanzata abbiamo alloggiato in questa struttura per 13 notti. Dopo svariate ore di viaggio siamo arrivati all'hotel per scoprire che la nostra camera non era ancora pronta. Il posto è valido, ma ci sono davvero troppe scale. All'atto della prenotazione avevamo richiesto una camera di livello superiore con vista sul mare, così ci avevano assegnato la 6411, una camera di buone dimensioni con un bel terrazzo. Per arrivare in camera dalla zona ricevimento ci sono voluti circa 10 minuti, perché abbiamo dovuto salire una marea di scalini. Alla fine abbiamo chiesto di cambiare sistemazione, così ci hanno spostato nella 2301 con vista sul giardino e sulla seconda piscina. Il livello generale di pulizia era buono. Gli addetti alle pulizie si presentavano ogni giorno in orari diversi, svolgevano le loro mansioni e andavano via; in seguito ritornavano per cambiare gli asciugamani e rifornire il minibar. Una volta siamo tornati in camera e vi abbiamo trovato dei dipendenti che riparavano il letto, la porta era spalancata. La cosa non ci ha fatto molto piacere. Il personale dell'hotel era cordiale. L'hotel si trova in una buona posizione e con un taxi o un tuk tuk potete arrivare dovunque desideriate ad un prezzo conveniente. I taxi messi a disposizione dall'hotel sono più costosi. Abbiamo prenotato alcune delle escursioni organizzate dall'hotel (c'è un'impiegata che se ne occupa), e sono state tutte fantastiche. Siamo stati prelevati all'hotel e portati nei vari luoghi di destinazione, proprio come ci era stato detto.
My Fiance and I stayed at this property for 13 nights July/August 06. When we initially arrived at the hotel after travelling for many hours our room was not ready.
Ich verbrachte hier im Februar mit meiner Freundin eine Woche. Wir waren mit dem Hotel so zufrieden und können es nicht glauben, dass wir eine so gute Wahl getroffen haben! Das Hotel liegt an einem Hügel am südlichen Ende von Kata Beach. Dies ist auf jeden Fall der schönste Teil des Strandes, die Restaurants gleich um die Ecke sind so gut und in der Woche, in der wir da waren, war alles sehr ruhig. Von der Lage mal ganz abgesehen: das Hotel war sehr sauber und bequem, das Personal war ganz besonders freundlich und immer zu einer Unterhaltung bereit.
Total klasse. Liebte diesen Ort vom ersten Moment an - als ich die Lobby sah. Zimmer waren bequem und sauber, es gab morgens immer ein Frühstücksbuffet, das war ein toller Start in den Tag. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Man blickt auf Kata Beach, die Aussicht war sagenhaft, die Poollandschaft ist wunderschön und das Spa ist wie ein Traum. Das Hotel liegt dem Strand direkt gegenüber und es gibt ganz in der Nähe einige tolle Restaurants. Zu Fuß ist man ganz schnell an den lokalen Märkten. Liebte es und werde hier wieder unterkommen.
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Absolutley wonderful!! Loved the place from the minute I saw the lobby. Rooms were comfortable and clean, daily buffet breakfast was the perfect way to start the day and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The view looking over Kata beach is to die for the pool area is beautiful and the day spa is a dream come true. Located straight across the road from the beach and heaps of awesome restaurants nearby. Short walk to the night markets. Loved it and will stay again.
We stayed at the Tropical Garden resort in September 05 after 3 nights in Bangkok - it was a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city!
I stayed with my girlfriend in Feb this year for a week. We were so pleased with the hotel and couldn't believe that we had made such a good choice! The hotel is situated slightly up the hill at the very southern corner of Kata beach. This is DEFINITELY the most beautiful part of the beach to stay, the restaurants around this corner are so good and the place in general was rather quiet in the week. Besides the great location the hotel itself was very clean and comfortable, the staff were especially friendly and always up for conversation. The in room bar was very cheap! About 35 baht for a beer. 10 baht for a coke. The only slight downside of the resort would be the numerous stairs as it is on a hill, which would not be suitable for the elderly. The nightlfe in the are was quiet and nice, but for those wishing to spend a night on the town head to Patong for the night. We couldnt believe people stayed at Patong over Kate though, its a million times more quiet and scenic. Cheers!
We got an apartment on the 6th floor with a stunning view -Even from the shower, we could see the sea!! Price was very reasonable (make it inexpensive) due to low season -I was told only about 10% of the rooms were occupied. We had a package w/ one dinner, massage and breakfast. All of very good quality (though I was expecting something "cheap", nice surprise!). Kata beach is small -my favorite type- but cna be rough -children beware. Not many shops (but still enough annoying "tailors"), and some good places to eat within 100 mts (you must try Kata Mama Seafood right on the beach!). The only downside is that there lots of stairs to go up and down. Considering that you are most of the time outside I'd not hold it against the hotel, and given the greatdeal we got it was well worth it. BTW, the pictures on their website are accurate.
We stayed here for 2 nights in July '05 and the resort was wonderful! We had an amazing view of the beach and the pool. We would sit on our balcony and have a few drinks. The rooms are a decent size and very clean. One negative is that it is not directly on the beach; it is right across the street. But, that didn't matter because it rained one day and we took a tour the other day. The resort is located in Kata Beach and there's not much around. There's some restaurants, some tour companies, laundry places, internet cafes, and some shops, but I think it's one of the quieter beaches in Phuket. Be prepared to walk a lot of steps if you stay here; it is set in a hillside. The breakfast buffet was pretty good. Service was excellent. We requested 1 large bed, but found 2 small beds in our room. We called and they were literally up in minutes to take care of it. Another time, we called for a bottle opener; again, like 2 minutes later, we had a bottle opener at our door. Every time you leave the hotel, you drop off your key at the front desk. Every time we came back to pick it up, we didn't have to say a word, staff remembered who we were and what room we were staying in. The whole staff was very attentive and quick. We felt Kata Beach was a bit too quiet for us, so if not for that, we would definitely stay here again! If you're looking for a great resort in a quieter part of Phuket, I would recommend the Tropical Garden!
My family took two rooms here in mid June. We loved it! If you look at the pictures of the resort on their website, that is exactly what it looks like. The pool was great with a swim up bar with tropical drinks. The breakfast buffet was very good with excellent service. It is not directly on the beach, so it sustained virtually no Tsunami damage. The beach is about 2 minutes away across the street. The town of Kata Beach is very nice, and if there was any Tsunami damage, it has been repaired. The restaurants were nice and very cheap. There are many massage places; my daughters got a one hour massage for USD $5. There are some steps to be negotiated, so if you have problems with stairs, this resort is not for you. The air conditioning in the rooms worked great, but, like most hotels here (including the 5 star Marriott), the common areas are not air conditioned. The mini bar was so inexpensive that I could be a hero to the kids by giving them carte blanche to take whatever they wanted! In summary, this is a great 3-4 star place in a great location which is well priced (I paid USD $40/room/night).