Karon Phunaka Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Sea views throughout the property — enjoy them from the rooms, the pool, the spa…
- The glass funicular, which puts everyday elevators to shame
- Thai-inspired treatments at the small spa
- Lounging all day by the infinity pool
What To Know
- Not a beach property; Karon Beach is a 15-minute walk (there’s also free shuttle service)
- Free WiFi
- Not for those afraid of heights — the hotel is on a steep hill
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Karon Phunaka Resort & Spa in Karon, you’ll be in the mountains and minutes from Karon Temple and Karon Market. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Karon Beach and Dino Park Mini Golf.
Make yourself at home in one of the 86 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed, and all rooms are furnished with single sofa beds. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). The complimentary beach shuttle makes getting to the surf and sand a breeze.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
This must have been one of the most amazing rooms I've ever stayed in, especially considering the fact that we got a free upgrade to Deluxe room, with our own private jacuzzi on the balcony.
The view is amazing and the rooms are nice and spacious. The hotel is a 15-min walk from Karon beach, but there are free tuk-tuks provided in the morning. There is also a funicular train on site to help with climbing the steep hill that the resort is located on.
Everything about the property was awesome. The only downfall was that they were working on the pool (but it needed it badly!). The views are great, the staff are superior, the room was exceptional. I booked this room without knowing anything and I could not have asked for a better room/experience/location! The breakfast buffet was delicious and runs until a decent hour for non-morning people. I fell in love with this place!!
Pros: 1. Amazing views 2. Amazing staff 3. Very clean 4. Good food 5. Approachable 6. Very different architecture especially the lift 7. Great room sizes and amenities 8. Comfy beds 9. Amazing infinity pool
Cons : 1. Building needs refurbishment - looks rustic at places
This hotel was just ok. There were several little annoyances that made us excited to leave though. 1: the beds were too firm for our personal preference. 2: the internet was spotty at best. 3: slowest elevator in the entire country. 4: housekeeping moves your stuff around on you. 5: the prices for food and beverage were quite high for the area. 6: the water in the tub and shower doesn't get any higher than lukewarm. 7: They unplug all of your electronics when they clean the room. The area is nice and the view is wonderful though, especially from the pool. The hotel is a little on the off beaten path so renting a moped made things significantly easier for us. The hotel seemed clean and the staff at the pool was our favorite part about our entire stay!
Despite our very late arrival time, the staff gave us a really warm welcome.
The room was very big with huge terrace and a stunning view in the ocean. Amazing infinity swimming pool.
Staff very very polite and friendly.
Funny (but slow) elevator climbs the hill.
The resort is pretty far from the main road but being so secluded it's very quiet assuring an Excellent quality of sleep.
The only one negative issue was the breakfast: limited buffet served until 10:30 a.m. only.