Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa
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... but off the scale! You can buy mortar tube rockets that are over a meter long and over 150mm wide, the "cakes" are the size of a small fridge! Lots of locals and tourists were wheeling trolley loads through the checkout. I must admit my eyes misted over at the thought of the fun I could have with these back in the UK ? Got back to guest house and sat and had a drink with two guys ,one from Germany and the other from Canada also there was a girl from ...
... weird walking down streets without people pestering me for a suit. Elephant trekking and muay thai boxing were awesome.
I really enjoyed Phuket a lot more than Bangkok simply because it is far more relaxed and chilled, better smell, less intense. Only downside is the shopping because Bangkok has more range. Stay in Kata beach and don't move the accommodation from here. Will miss the bartering ...
... pool, an adults only area with a beautiful garden, lounge chairs, refreshments and a glass sided pool. BLISS! We decided on a quick dinner in order to taxi (1200 THB return), to the night markets at Phuket. A dazzling array of food, light, sound and bargains were there for the taking. I started well, bartering for some DVDs, a red lip liner I'd been looking for, and a new phone cover. CP bought two dressed and a purse (too timid to barter with ...
... air conditioned building that housed not only the workmen setting stones, but rooms with hundreds of display cases of fine jewelry. All of this was overseen by a multitude of young women in traditional dress. Curiously they were also carrying small pieces of paper, on which they occasionally jotted down something. A refreshing stop, but for us, unnecessary.
On our return to the terminal where our ship was docked, ...
... in the ocean, Bryan always picks areas with huge surfing waves so I just can't be bothered to go in since I can't enjoy it as long. The first day we unfortunately saw a dead dog floating in the water near us, not the most pleasant sight but luckily once it washed up on shore someone was kind enough to clean it up. The next day I got to the beach only for it to start pouring rain half an hour later! But it's bound to happen! It is quite relaxing anyways to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHorizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa
We stayed at this hotel for three nights in the adults only area, which was good as there was a pool bar and no annoying kids disrupting the peace of a pina colada whilst chilling in the pool. The hotel is in a good location if you want something quieter than the hell that is Patong, with a convenient tuktuk to shuttle people up down the rather steep hill that it sits atop. The room was nothing special, but was pleasant, and the staff were very helpful.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa
This hotel is like 5* all of their rooms are fantastic. We were honeymooners and they placed flower petals on our bed spelling "love" which i thought was a lovely touch ! The rooms electricty is all accessed by a computer like system on the bed side table. This allows you to turn the lights on or off, turn telly on, air conditioning etc - i thought this was pretty cool ! They have a mini bar and the prices arent too bad, they give you two free bottles of water a day. They also give you two beach towels which they change once a day. We were only here 4 nights, which i thought was enough as karon is pretty quiet but its very nice. The main street has a few bars and places to eat and a few shops. The hotel is on a hill but its nothing to walk up and down, its good to exercise !! The reception are only to happy to help with any problem you may have. We used the gym a few times and all equipment is new. The breakfasts were great, plenty choice and very tasty. Great hotel for familys and couples. Quiet area yet peaceful and plenty to do. We enjoyed our stay here.
We stayed at this hotel for 8 days in October and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a small "hick up" when we arrived, as we had paid for a Sea Facing Room and were put in a Pool View Room. I advised Reception and was told the hotel was full, and there was no Sea Facing Room available. They offered to move us the next day to our requested room. We did move the next day, and we were not too upset ,as we had arrived after dark on the first day.
We stayed at this hotel in October, 2006. The hotel is located at the top of a hill, which really isn't that big. We only used the hotel tuk tuk once or twice to go to the bottom. I think walking up and down it was healthier. I wouldn't recommend it for older people though or people with heart conditions. You should find that phone, which is in a white box next to these guys that sit there with motorbikes around them. They looked harmless.
We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights early this month and had a super time. The hotel grounds are gorgeous, full of lovely tropical plants and the pools are great. The gym is also excellent, all equipment is brand new and top quality. The breakfast each morning is full of variety and the only problem is you can't fit enough in! The outdoor setting for breakfast is also lovely. The dinners at night were ok, the quality of the food is very good but the atmosphere is average. They have the same singer each night who gets a bit boring after a while, but it is convenient. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite which was fantastic, the rooms were very clean and the decor modern and tasteful. The tuk-tuk service up and down the hill is super, make sure you ask where the phone at the bottom road is so you don't miss out on this service. All the staff were happy and helpful, and although they don't all speak super English, there was usually someone who they could call on to work out what you needed.
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My wife and myself stayed 8 nights at this Hotel/Resort, enjoyed ourselves, clean rooms with good appointments, helpful staff view of the pool from our balcony we were on the 1st floor. Fantastic breakfast to select from. There are no lifts and there are a lot of stairs I had no problem. The Hotel has a sister hotel in Patong and you can use the company buss that goes between them for free, it goes several times a day. the Hotel is on top of a hill about 200m from the main street along the beach, there is the hotels tuk tuk that will take you up and down no problem.
This locaton is a lot quieter than Patong without the crowd. Every thing else is there food, beach, shops, family friendly staff (there were children staying). Brian
Horizon Karon Beach Resort is a brand new wonderful hotel (so new it doesn't yet appear on the tourist maps of Karon)! The hotel was excellent and the staff were so genuinely warm n friendly I was really sad to say goodbye! Location is good - 2min walk down the hill to the beach, shops and restaurants.
Unfortunately we were struck with food poisening before coming to this hotel and it was SUCH A SHAME! This hotel is fabulous! The rooms were great, the staff were great, the pools were AMAZING, the lounge, cafe and restaurants were great. During our stay the Staff were fantastic in helping us with our dibilitating bout of food poisening. They personally drove us to the hospital at 5am! Nothing was an inconvenience. Once we were back from the hospital the reception checked on us every day, both personally and via telephone. Every day a great singer was arranged by the pool and it was certainly a communal and fantastic place to share a drink and laugh. The pool bar was also fantastic and i had the best mojito i have ever consumed! The location is on a hill above karon beach which although not the best is far better that Patong. On the last day we discovered Kata beach which is just around the corner (20 min walk) or short tuk tuk. Kata beach was amazing! This hotels only downfall was the amount of stairs and many older couples were complaining about the walking. The hotel does provide a free shuttle to the bottom of the hill whenever you like and also comes to get you from the bottom (the hill takes only 2 min to walk down thought at night is quite dark so safer to take shuttle). I could not reccommend a hotel more - the staff were so friendly, even the security guards at the front would ALWAYS say g'day and salute you as you walked in (one in fact was on the phone as i came in and i heard a man shouting my attention. He had chased me down the path just to make sure hed said hello!!!) Beautiful and even though its location may be off putting to some it was a beautiful, friendly hotel!
We spent many hours googling and surfing but just kept coming back to ht Horizon Karon Beach site. The resort offered good value and sounded to be in a good location at the southern end of Karon. There were nine of us going on holiday only one had ever been to Thailand before, that was me so I was hoping our choice of resort was good. We could not have been happier, what a gem of a place, a little away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to enjoy everything that Phuket has to offer. And the bonus of the location is that the resort is at the top of a little hill and to help its guests out it has a taxi to take you down to the beach and it will also pick you up at the bottom of the hill, which is generally really appreciated because you always seem to have bags of shopping. The resort also has its own bus that will take you into Patong every hour until after midnight and then bring you home again. We barely spent a cent on taxis or buses for the whole of our holiday.
My wife and i stayed there for 10 nights in May and had a ball. The resort is brand new. We were upgraded to a honeymoon suite which was on the 3rd floor overlooking parts of the ocean and the amazing pool. Breakfast was included each day and i must admit got a bit boring towards the end.